Written on 18 May 2015.
The Spring holidays offered EDHEC Financial Economics students the opportunity to travel to London… but no time was spent sightseeing or shopping. Some 50 Master 1, Gap Year and final year students were invited to join the company treks to Commerzbank, Tradition, Deutsche Bank, ICAP and EDF Trading during the last week of April.
“We are constantly trying to find new ways of bringing students and companies together”, explains Fernanda Diaz, Career Centre Director for EDHEC Master Programmes. “Most of our recruiters have a robust campus presence, which allows them to strengthen their employer brand and attract the best talent. Treks are just another approach to allow students to “taste” the culture and work environment first hand.”
The purpose of the treks was to bring together students, line managers and HR representatives in a format that enables networking and one-on-one interactions. Each trek lasted approximately 3 hours, including a networking breakfast or afternoon coffee, business presentations and meetings with different teams. Some treks also included a visit to the trading floor, an exciting moment for those students craving for adrenaline.
This initiative proved to be a great success and we hope to extend it to more companies in 2016.