On Friday, February 11, Firsthand held its first annual MBA Virtual Career Fair. The Fair was geared toward first- and second-year MBA students looking to prepare for and find internships and full-time positions. The Fair allowed students to connect to top employers, and included a panel discussion on various career paths such as consulting, banking, and technology; a discussion of the all-important consulting case interview; a panel discussion focused on ESG and ESG-related careers; and more.
Kicking off the Fair was a fascinating and extremely informative keynote speech focused on onboarding by George Bradt. Bradt is the Chairman of PrimeGenesis, and author of The New Leader's 100-Day Action Plan: Take Charge, Build Your Team, and Get Immediate Results and Influence and Impact: Discover and Excel at What Your Organization Needs From You the Most.
Below, you can watch Bradt's keynote speech from the Fair in its entirety.
Next week, we'll be posting videos of the other panels and discussions from our Fair, so check back then.
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