University students look for companies with exciting projects and social impact

Camilo José Cela University (UCJC) has participated in the presentation of results of Merco University Talent 2017 (# MTU2017): priorities and perceptions of university students in Spain in terms of employment. The Director of Professional Careers at UCJC, José Luis Málaga, has taken part of the round table that has discussed what criteria university students should use to choose a company to work for and what companies should do to attract university talent.

In addition to José Luis Málaga, the discussion featured Luisa Izquierdo, Human Resources Director of Microsoft Spain; Manuel Jiménez, Director of the Department of Talent Acquisition at Banco Santander and Luis Jiménez, Director of the Careers Guidance and Professional Planning of the Carlos III University. The round table was moderated by Alfonso Jiménez, Managing Partner of People Matters.

Malaga, during his presentation, highlighted the importance that UCJC gives to the professional development of its students in each of its programmes and how they are prepared and trained to face a volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous work environment. On the other hand, he underlined the shared responsibility of university and businesses to prepare young people. “At UCJC, we involve companies in the creation of programmes according to the new professions, and in the experiential learning and mentoring of our students in real projects,” said Málaga.