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Counting down to iWorkinSport Job Fair: where top sports organisations find the best candidates

With 3 days to go until the first edition of the “iWorkinSport Job Fair”, this is the opportunity to learn more about the event which will enable some of the most renowned organisations in the market to meet, interview and recruit students and alumni from the most prestigious sport management courses in Europe.

This international career fair, focused on the sports industry and jointly organised by ThinkSport and ENGAGE Sport & Entertainment, will take place on 19 May at the SwissTech Convention Center in Lausanne.

Anna Hellman, Director of ThinkSport, explains: “Many specialised schools and master programmes around us are important incubators for a qualified workforce that ensures our unique sports ecosystem in Lausanne, Vaud and across Switzerland continues to flourish. The ‘iWorkinSport Job Fair’ facilitates to get the right people into the right positions so they can drive progress in sport.”

​ThinkSport also offers a job section on its website, featuring current employment opportunities within its rich network of sport organisations, research and development institutes, educational bodies, businesses, the public sector, international organisations and NGOs.

In this context it also works closely with sport-net.ch, a Swiss platform for employment in sport, which has a strong focus on coaching positions.

Simple and effective process
During the iWorkinSport Job Fair, renown companies and organisations including Adidas, FIFA, IMG, Infront Sports & Media, Libra Law, mycujoo, NBA, PwC, Soccerex, Sportcal, Sportradar and UEFA will be recruiting candidates of the highest quality, coming from selected academic partners such as the CIES’s FIFA Master, AISTS, the Johan Cruyff Institute, the University of Liverpool’s Football MBA, the EU Business School, and the Institute of Sport Sciences (ISSUL) of the University of Lausanne.

This is how it works:
1. Recruiters have announced, in advance, the positions for which they will be interviewing at the event. Graduates and alumni of the academic partners have applied in advance for jobs that are of interest to them, via the event’s website.
2. Recruiters have selected candidates they would like to interview and have invited them to visit at a scheduled time in the programme. Candidates and employers will then meet each other at the event, for a 20-minute interview.
3. Recruiters will follow up with the candidates directly, without any intermediary.

Apart from the hundreds of job interviews taking place, iWorkinSport Job Fair will also host a programme of discussions and presentations focusing on careers in the sports industry as well as a dinner at the Olympic Museum.

The inaugural event is supported by the International Centre for Sports Studies – CIES (Gold Partner), WORKS Ltd (Design Partner), Wiz-Team (IT Partner), and of the local hosts, the City of Lausanne and the Canton of Vaud.

For more information about the event visit www.iworkinsport.com.

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