For the first 20 years, Contact Forum’s recruitment events were arranged yearly by volunteer university students. As the demand for recruitment events increased, Contact Forum was founded to ease the process of recruitment between job applicants and recruiters.
Today Contact Forum’s recruitment fairs have grown to be professionally organized events that have improved and gained a lot of success over the years. The event is held once a year, and the owners of Contact Forum – six different student organizations – take care that the aim of the event, which is to link together students and graduates with recruiters, is fulfilled.
The roots of Contact Forum go back to Otaniemi, where the recruitment fairs originally started and eventually expanded to Kaapelitehdas in Helsinki. Since 2016 the fair has been arranged yearly at Helsinki Messukeskus, which is the largest exhibition center in Finland. In the year 2021, Contact Forum took place online for the first time.
Contact Forum is the only recruitment event in Finland that aims to boost the recruitment process of students from different fields of study. Contact Forum is an open event for university students across Finland with the mission to bring together future young professionals and recruiters in the best possible way! Last year Contact Forum had visitors from more than 20 universities!
Helping students is one of Contact Forum’s key missions – we know and remember how challenging (and sometimes frustrating) job application and recruitment processes can be, especially when taking the first steps. We want to help young professionals to find their own paths and working environments that suit their career plans!