It was the first time that three Greek companies, ElvalHalcor, Epexyl and Raycap, participated at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) European Career Fair in Boston, from the 21st to the 24th of February.
The Hellenic Students' Association of MIT initiative, actively supported by SEV (Hellenic Federation of Enterprises), Ministry of Education and Greek Consulate General in Boston, mainly aimed at the interconnection of Greek enterprises with some of the world’s most brilliant minds, as well as with young, highly skilled professionals with deep expertise. This particular initiative is part of the wider endeavor to answer crucial needs of Greek labor market and intercept “brain drain”.
The MIT European Career Fair is the biggest one in the USA and mainly addresses to students and young professionals, interested in coming back Europe. It annually attracts over 3.000 participants from some of the most accredited Universities in the USA, mainly becoming active in tech-relevant sectors, positive sciences, biology, business administration and economics.
Greece was represented by three top exporting companies, ElvalHalcor, Epexyl and Raycap, highly interested in reinforcing their human capital. The greek companies co-participated with ones as Airbus, Audi, Volkswagen, Daimler, ABB, ASML, Bayer. Thanks to the Greek Consulate General in Boston arousal, lots of students visited the Fair and talked with the companies’ representatives. It is worth-mentioning that the greek companies also attracted foreign students’ interest.
All actors commonly aimed at boosting the greek presence in the international market, both by companies’ participation and universities / research centers’ representation. As it is estimated, this boost should contribute to the brain drain diminution, attracting highly educated greek graduates.
At Boston Universities as MIT, Harvard, Boston University, Northeastern University, Tufts and Boston College, study more than 250 Greeks, while in the wider New England area work more than 1.000 greek professionals and tens of thousands of expatriates.