More than 2,000 participants in the Employment and Entrepreneurship Forums 2021-22

  • Fundació General UV
  • July 26th, 2022
 
Employment Forum at the Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciences
Employment Forum at the Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciences

A total of 11 forums held in 17 faculties and schools of the Universitat de València were held during the academic year 2021-22. Almost 300 companies and entities participated in these forums, where 259 job opportunities were offered to the 2,241 students who were present at the different event.

The Universitat de València’s Employment and Entrepreneurship Forums, organised by UVJob (UVocupació), returned to face-to-face attendance in this edition, after the restrictions due to the COVID pandemic and held virtually. In addition, the number of forums was increased compared to the nine held in the previous academic year, allowing for an increase in interactions between students and graduates with various organisations and leading professionals. A total of 284 companies participated and 245 speakers took part in various talks, workshops and round tables.

2,775 people registered for the various job fairs and were able to apply for the 259 job vacancies highlighted. The students of 152 degrees (61 Official Degrees and 91 Master’s Degrees) had greater contact with the business reality of multiple sectors, as well as learning about new tools to boost their employability from experts in their academic field.

Among the most relevant novelties of the 2021-22 academic year, the first edition of the Employment and Entrepreneurship Forum of the Faculty of Teacher Training (in November) and that of the Faculty of Philosophy and Education Sciences (in March). Another novelty was the first time that the Science Area Employment Forum was held in a face-to-face format, which brought together the Faculty of Biological Sciences, the Faculty of Mathematical Sciences, the Faculty of Physics and the Faculty of Chemistry.

With the exception of the Faculty of Pharmacy’s Employment Forum, which was held in online format in November 2021, all the other training sessions were held in person. In January 2022, the forum of the Faculty of Social Sciences took place, followed in February by the forums of the Faculty of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences, the Faculty of Law and the Faculty of Geography and History. In March, the forum of the Health Sciences Area was held, bringing together the faculties of Physiotherapy, Nursing and Podiatry, Medicine and Dentistry, and Psychology and Speech Therapy, followed by the Faculty of Philology, Translation and Communication. The forums ended in April with the forum on the School of Engineering (ETSE).

The Universitat de València Employment Forums are organised by the Office of the Vice-Principal for Lifelong Learning, Educational Transformation and Employability, through UVJob, in collaboration with the faculties and centres. The main objective of UVJob is the employability of the university community. In addition, its team provides career guidance services, training in job search techniques, training in professional projection, as well as the management of job offers.

The Employment Forums programme has been running for more than a decade and each edition seeks to promote the employability of students and graduates. It offers the opportunity to make direct contact with companies and organises talks, workshops and training exchanges to find out about the profiles and areas of work most in demand. For the next academic year 2022-2023, 11 years are planned to be held from October 2022 onwards. All the information on the occupation forum is available on the website http://www.uv.es/forodempleo