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Speed Networking 2018

On October 27th the team of the Employment and Career Service of the Corporate Development Department of KIMEP had a successful Speed Networking Event. The event was represented by 28 companies/employers on one side and 28 students of KIMEP graduating at the end of this year and in the spring of the next on the other side.

The purpose of this first of a kind in Kazakhstan event is to connect graduates and companies successfully operating in various fields. Judging by the first feedback from company representatives and students, Speed Networking Event turned out to be very dynamic and exciting, and showed itself as an effective tool to make initial contact, meet potential employers, future colleagues and promote employers’ brands among the best graduates.

The following employers participated in the Speed Networking Event:

Mars  L’Oreal GlaxoSmithKline Kazakhstan  K’CELL Coca Cola Atasu GlobalinkLogistics
British American Tobacco Imperial Tobacco JTI Philip Morris KZ Grata Synergy Partners Unicase
Deloitte EY KPMG PWC Grant Thoronton BDO Kazakhstan Ritz Carlton
Fircroft National Business  Altyn Bank Tengri Capital Finance Holding Group 4 DASM

Students – participants of the Event – were selected based on high academic standing, active involvement in University’s social life, and Internship /part time work experience.

Feedback from Employers:

Thank you for the Speed Networking. We would like to emphasize high prepration of candidates participating in the Event – most successful students with high academic standing, with active stand on life and various experience both in public organization and in certain functional areas. Great potential of talent offered by KIMEP and their interest in employers have greatly impressed us. 

The event was organized very concisely. The format of the event meets the demands of today and is most convenient for an employers for initial screening of candidates. We were interested in practically all participants, and we hope that we will be able to offer employment to those most intersted.

Altyn Bank JSC (Branch of Halyk Bank Kazakhstan)

Format of the Event is wonderful. The best that you can think of. Your kids are the best kids! I’ve never met anyone like that at my interviews. I liked each one of them. If I were an HR Manager in one of the companies you invited and if the capacity of my company allowed it, I would take these young people (almost all of them), created a department just for them, and would rip everyone and everything to shreds.National Business
High level students were selected. The event itself was excellent!

The only request is for events like that to happen more often.

Unicase law firm


Thank you for the opportunity to participate in such a project with students.What we liked:

  1. 5 minutes was enough to understand whether a candidate was suitable for us or not;
  2. Students were prepared to present themselves, answered questions, and showed interest;
  3. Opportunity to review and talk to a large number of candidates in a short period of time;
  4. Organization of the event itself.

Three students stood out – Araylym Abetayeva, Alisher Alimov, Valeriya Chmykh.

We will call you in the nearest future.


Coca Cola

Many thanks for the interesting event format and for excellent organization of communication with students.We all liked it very much!


As usual, event organization was at the highest level. We met a lot of interesting students; some of them we already invited for an interview.We would be happy to participate in such an event in the future.

PricewaterhouseCoopers Tax & Advisory LLP


Thank you very much for your new ideas! Organization of speed networking event was at the top level (as usual), it’s especially noticeable in compare with events of other universitiesEverything was very dynamic and interesting!

KIMEP students proved to be so outstanding that colleagues from different KPMG departments started to compete for them. Certainly, overall impression is very positive and we trust that these students that we have listed will soon become part of our team!