Career Days: Supporting the Greek youth

Over 70 leading companies were on campus for this year’s Career Days, organized by the Office of Career Services, November 7–10. Career Days have been taking place for more than 41 years, in an effort to help students connect with the job market and gain the valuable experience of a job interview.

“I got a job interview from a real estate company –which is my passion– with whom I had collaborated with in the context of a course I took. I have already booked an appointment for the next interview!” said Stavros, a senior Management student. “Career Days prepare you so that you can conduct proper research about the companies you’re interested in, be calm during interviews, and so that you can answer questions to the best of your ability” he added, stressing the importance of such opportunities, including company presentations, and varied workshops.

International and Greek companies from many different sectors such as business, consumer products, and the non-profit sector were represented this year, including:

AB Vasilopoulos, Adecco HR, Aegean, Aldemar Resorts, Alexander Moore, Anders Alf Wennesland (Island Tribe), Asap Athens, Athenian Brewery, Atlantica Hotels and Resorts, Career In Progress, Celestino, Celestyal Cruises,, Coca-Cola 3E, Colliers International Hellas, Data Communication, EKKA Cars, Famar, FF group, General Mills Hellas, Global Vista Advisors, Greek Environmental & Energy Network (Green), Henkel Hellas, Hertz, Hewlett-Packard Enterprise, Hill International, IBM Hellas, Interamerican, Ison Psychometrica, Johnson & Johnson Consumer, JR Technologies, KPMG, Leroy Merlin, Libra Group, Lidl Hellas, L’Oreal, Lycsac, ManpowerGroup Greece, Maris Polymers, Mathios Refractories, Matrix Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers, Media Saturn Hellas, MetLife, Naftemporiki, Nestlé, Octane Management Consultants, OPAP, Oriflame Sweden, OTE Telecommunications, Peoplecert Group, PepsiCo, Pharmathen, Plaisio Computers, Porto Carras Grand Resort, Power Health Hellas, PRAKSIS, Prolepsis Institute of Preventive Medicine, Environmental & Occupational Health, Public Retail World, Randstad, Resoul, Robert Bosch, Save the Children International, The Swatch Group Greece, Thrace Group, ΤΙΤΑΝ Group, TNT Greece, Toyota Hellas, TUI Group, V. Kafkas, V+O Communication, Variety Cruises, WebHelp Greece, Wind Hellas, Workable, Würth Hellas, Xerox Hellas, ZuluTrade.

We were happy to welcome back on campus over 35 alumni representing their companies:

  • Melina Kanaki, D ’94 – Executive Director @ Hill International
  • Nikos Yannoulatos, D ’90 – Managing Partner @ Cornerstone
  • Angeliki Sereti, P ’74, D ’78 – Managing Director @ Seretis & Associates
  • Tina Andosoglou, D ’14 – Sales & Marketing @ Variety Cruises
  • Aliki Skandara, D ’04 – Senior Valuer & Hospitality Services MRICS @ Colliers International
  • Nicky Nikolopoulou, D ’05 – Executive Support Associate|Advisory & Valuation Department @ Colliers International
  • Thaleia Vouvonikou, D ’01 – HR Manager @ Henkel Hellas
  • Konstantinia Chatzipanagiotou, D ’99 – HR Coordinator @ Henkel Hellas
  • Athena Maris, D ’94 – Personnel & Finance Director @ Maris Polymers SA
  • Panagiotis Manos, D ’14 – IT Assistant @ Matrix Insurance & Reinsurance Brokers SA
  • Argyro Kanavou, D ’97 – Senior Director @ Oriflame
  • George Drossos, D ’94 – HR Director @ Pharmathen
  • Ariadne Lada, D ’96 ­– Program Manager, Strategy & Communication, Business Coaching Center @ Praksis
  • Nefeli Pavlidi, D ’12 – Customer Management @ WÜRTH
  • Despina Ioannidou, D ’87 – HR Delivery Manager / Compensation & Benefits @ IBM
  • Mary Gaitanarou, P ’10, D ’16 – Social Responsibility Assistant @ Libra Group
  • Vassilis Gkoumas, P ’12 – Social Responsibility Assistant @ Libra Group
  • Irene Dimou, D ’99 – Recruitment Executive @ L’Oreal
  • Yannis Papastratigakis, D ’01 – Business Development Associate @ Naftemporiki
  • Sylvia Iliopoulou, D ’11 – HR Assistant @ TNT
  • Moschoula Kramvousanou, D ’08 – Sales Manager @ Zulu Trade
  • Aikaterini Gatzogianni, D ’11 – HR Associate @ AB Vassilopoulos
  • Elena Papadaki, D ’05 – HR Officer @ Aegean Airlines
  • Georgia Xirokosta, D ’14 –Commercial Department @ Green SA
  • Eirini Bena, D ’08 – Market Analyst @ ISON Psychometrica
  • Panagiotis Felouris, D ’01 – Unit Manager @ Interamerican
  • Konstantinos Athanasopoulos, D ’02 – Sales Office Coordinator @ Interamerican
  • Danny Covo, D ’15 – Consultant @ Octane Management Consultants
  • Dimitris Megremis, D ’96 ­– Recruiter @ OTE Telecommunications SA
  • Alkistis Kyza, D ’06 – Recruiter @ OTE Telecommunications SA
  • Anastasia Spyrou, D ’01 – HR Recruiter @ Peoplecert Group
  • Eva Askepidou, D ’01 – HR Manager @ Resoul
  • Nektaria Manola, D ’91 – Strategic Business Unit Director @ Resoul
  • Tonia Gogou, D ’95 – General Manager @ V+O Communication
  • Maria Mougaraki, D ’02 – Head of HR, Human Resources Manager @ Webhelp Greece
  • Nancy Mathioudaki, D ’93 – Partner / Global FMCG Sector Leader @ Stanton Chase
  • Haris Konstantinidis, D ’03 – Senior Career Transition Consultant @ Adecco
  • Vicky Dimopoulou, D’02 – HR & Gen. Services Specialist @ Johnson & Johnson

Career Days is one of many initiatives organized by the Office of Career Services throughout the academic year, to broaden professional opportunities offered to students, and connect with the job market and companies that share ACG’s vision to support youth employment. The initiative is supported by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, forging a strong link between companies, organizations, and ACG alumni. Each year it is inspiring to see so many of our students actively engaging in interviews and workshops, and it is moving to see how many of our alumni come back on campus to support the new generation by offering them such meaningful experiences– Thank You!

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