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Firms seek thousands of students for jobs, internships at job fairs

Update: January, 02/2021 - 09:20


International University's job fair for its students on Wednesday in HCM City. VNS Photo Gia Lộc  

HCM CITY — Enterprises in HCM City are seeking students for jobs and internships to meet production needs before Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday which will falls on February 12-15.

At a job fair held on Wednesday at International University under the Viet Nam National University-HCM City, 50 domestic and foreign enterprises were looking for students to fill 1,000 jobs and internships.    

The HCM City Development Joint Stock Commercial Bank (HDBank), for example, wanted employees for the positions of customer relations assistants and tellers.

Terumo Blood and Cell Technologies Company was looking for production maintenance engineers, technical assistants, quality control technicians, and quality assurance staff.

FPT Securities needed investment consultants and interns.

R.E.D. Biotech Joint Stock Company was recruiting many employees for different positions, including interns with an allowance of VNĐ4 million per month (US$172.7).

Huỳnh Minh Ngọc Châu, who specialises in human resources at Decathlon Vietnam, said: “The company needs employees for three positions, including e-merchandising interns in fitness sports. We expect to recruit university students and graduates who love sport, are active, and have leadership skills as well as business acumen.”

Trần Vĩnh Khánh Ngọc, who is in charge of recruitment at BEST Inc, a smart supply chain and logistics solutions provider, said: "The company has a management trainee programme for fourth-year students to help develop their business, marketing and leadership skills. During the trainee programme, the students can work in a field different from their major, then have chances to develop further their careers.”

HCM City Nông Lâm University has received many suggestions from enterprises to introduce its students since October. Many positions are in the fields of biotech application, food, real estate and others. There are also many part-time jobs for its students.  

The University of Finance-Marketing has received recruitment announcements from enterprises for accountants, traders, market survey employees and investment consultants with salaries of VNĐ5-10 million ($215-$431).

Many universities have organised job fairs to offer their students with opportunities to network and demonstrate their capabilities to potential employers.

Lê Văn Cảnh, International University’s vice president, said: “The fair is one of IU’s regular activities to realise its strategic goals and policies to provide career orientation services to students, empowering students' capabilities, referring students to appropriate job openings, and strengthening university-industry linkages for joint collaboration and development.”

“Job fairs are an opportunity for students to find out about future employers and gain a deeper understanding of the current job market and figure out a career path for themselves,” Cảnh said.

Lê Nguyễn Thu Ngân, an International University fourth year student, said: “Job fairs are helpful for students like me because we can seek a job amid COVID-19. Many companies have cut their staff and do not want to hire interns.”

Nguyễn Nhựt Anh, a third year student at International University, said: "I expect to seek an internship through the job fair."

Through job fairs, companies have chances to provide detailed information to students.  

Châu said: “Students are now very confident and are active in adapting to jobs. Besides basic knowledge, VNU-HCM and International university students are trained in English and other skills, so they meet company demands.”

Many universities have co-operated with companies to update training programmes and reduce the gap in recruitment needs.

Cảnh of the International University said: “The university has fostered research cooperation with businesses in order to produce a workforce equipped with both in-depth knowledge and practical experience.” — VNS

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