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Vietnam Youth to Business Forum on way

Released at: 14:32, 21/12/2015

Vietnam Youth to Business Forum on way

Forum to be held on January 17 in Hanoi and bring employers and high-quality candidates together.

by Son Ho

AISEC Vietnam, a branch of the global organization AIESEC, has worked with the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) to hold the Vietnam Youth to Business Forum on January 17 at the Academy of Banking and Finance in Hanoi. The event will be attended by 20 famous corporations in Vietnam, have the theme “Value-Creating Generation”, and is an opportunity for employers to seek employees from a talented pool of selected candidates.

The warm-up event, “Preparation for the Turning Points”, was held at HATCH! NEST in Hanoi on December 20, with speeches by Ms. Do Kim Hang, Manager of PERM & Consulting Services at ManpowerVietnam, Mr. Bui Quang Minh, CEO and Founder of Beta Media, and Mr. Pham Khanh Hoa, Founder of Wisami and SEA Regional Manager of Spicy Cinnamon.

According to Ms. Hang there is a high concentration in fields of study in Vietnam, as 59.62 per cent of students are pursuing majors in business, economics, marketing, or banking and finance. There are a high number of new graduates, however, who are unable to find a job. In her view there are two reasons behind this. The first is the unavailability of suitable jobs and the second is the graduates’ employability. Employability comes from professionalism, soft skills and mindset. The working environment will only get harder for new graduates, she believes, with agreements such as the AEC and TPP on the way.

AIESEC is a global platform for young people to explore and develop their leadership potential. It is a non-political, independent, not-for-profit organization run by students and recent graduates of higher education institutions. Its members are interested in global issues, leadership, and management.

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