European Career Fair in Boston

Copenhagen Capacity attended the MIT European Career Fair in Boston in February to showcase Denmark as an attractive career destination.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Boston fosters some of the brightest STEM students and young professionals with skills in IT, tech, life science, and engineering.

In February, Copenhagen Capacity, together with a broad Danish delegation, visited the MIT European Career Fair 2020 for the sixth time in a row.

The MIT European Career Fair has been a reoccurring event for us for the past 6 years now and we can see the competition is getting stronger year by year. We experience that Denmark has a lot to offer to the this attractive segment of candidates, and by organizing a common Danish delegation, we can give the Danish companies and universities a strong Employer Branding- and recruitment platform to meet STEM candidates. All the Danish companies had between 4-6 interviews at MIT this year, so on top of creating an important talent pipeline, it’s also a serious recruitment channel

- Merete Sandager, Senior Talent Attraction Manager, Copenhagen Capacity

2,500 talents looking for a career in Europe

The Danish delegation of Danfoss, Oticon, Novo Nordisk, Unity Technologies, FaunaPhotonics, KU, SDU, DTU, Dansk Industri and Work in Denmark attended the fair to meet with more than 2,500 Boston located candidates. All candidates had one wish in common - a career in Europe.

During and after the fair more than 25 interviews took place, and so far, the companies are expecting to hire 11 candidates.

Denmark in the spotlight

To highlight Denmark as an attractive career destination, Copenhagen Capacity, Dansk Industri and the new Boston Innovation Center organised a side event for more than 100 specially invited candidates to showcase Danish technology and work culture.

Through short speaks from Danish companies and the former US ambassador to Denmark, Rufus Gifford, participants got a glimpse of what Denmark has to offer.

Save the date

The next MIT European Career Fair will take place mid/end February 2021.

If you would like to hear more about joining next year’s delegation to MIT European Career Fair in Boston, please contact Merete Sandager, Senior Talent Attraction Manager at Copenhagen Capacity, at msa@copcap.com.