GADDEN is the largest career fair within the Nordic region for business, economics, law, logistics and environmental science studies. This event takes place annually at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg and has been growing constantly since the first fair took place in 1982. Due to the circumstances of the last two years, the two previous fairs took place in February 2021 and March 2022. Our aim is to bring back the fair to its original placement and arrange it in November. Therefore this year’s fair will be held on the 16-17th of November 2022. We believe that the fair will lead to the exchange of exciting and valuable knowledge as well as new acquaintances. GADDEN is the largest project of the student union, HHGS, with the aim of establishing a line of mutually beneficial communication between students and potential employers. In addition, we strive to nurture long lasting relationships for mutual future growth.
During these two days about 100 companies and organizations can meet some of Sweden’s top students in business, economics, law, logistics and environmental science. Here, the students and companies have the opportunity to learn more about each other and discuss future opportunities. GADDEN also offers interesting lectures on contemporary subjects with talented lecturers. GADDEN is proud to present and introduce you to our 8 000 ambitious students, eager to meet representatives from both Swedish and international companies.
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OUR VISION AND MISSION
WE ARE CELEBRATING 40 YEARS!
On the 11th of March 1982, the career fair ‘GADDEN’ was founded by four ambitious students, among them Martin Öberg and Lars Dahlberg, together with C-M Hansson and Jörgen Löhnn, at the School of Business Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg. 40 years later, GADDEN is the largest career fair within the Nordic region of its kind, as well as the largest project of the student union HHGS. With 40 years of experience, GADDEN has an impressive track record of providing possibilities for creating fruitful connections and future job opportunities for students, and the project strives to be the essential link between theoretical studies and practical work.
During GADDENs existence, hundreds of different companies and organizations and thousands of students have gotten the opportunity to network, learn more about each other and discuss future opportunities together, some of Sweden's most well-known speakers have entered the GADDEN stage to inspire and entertain our students, and the students in the Project Committees of GADDEN have worked towards continuously developing the concept of the fair as well as striving to be as sustainable as possible during the process.
This year's fair will be a great celebration of all the opportunities that GADDEN has created throughout the years and all the future possibilities to come. Happy 40th birthday GADDEN, thank you Martin and Lars, and all the other students and companies that have been involved with the fair throughout the years!
"With a well-executed career fair, GADDEN has the mission to bridge the gap between the students of The School of Business, Economics and Law and their potential future employers"
"Our vision is to inspire and encourage our students to create valuable relationships during their time of studies, as well as to match ambitious students with our GADDEN exhibitors" .
OUR TIME IS NOW with GADDEN
We were taught in the past years how to embrace our opportunities and create a brighter future even in times of crisis. As changes lie ahead of us we need to capture every moment. As we have seen over the past few years, changes can occur at any moment, and they can happen fast. If we always wait for tomorrow until we act, we might miss the opportunities we get. Each challenge we overcome, we gain new knowledge and evolve as people. Now it is time to put this new knowledge to use!
"Through a well-executed career fair, GADDEN aims to bridge the gap between the students of School of Business, Economics and Law and future employers."Mission
"Inspire and encourage our students to make valuable relationships during their studies, as well as match ambitious students to GADDEN exhibitors"
Handelsbanken has participated in the GADDEN fair since 1987. Over the years, GADDEN has initiated a great number of successful recruitments. GADDEN is one of Swedens most prominent career fairs and Handelsbanken's objective is to continue to network with engaged and well educated students. We strongly believe that GADDEN will continue to deliver the leaders of tomorrow to our organisation.
Handelsbanken, Main Partner
To attract and retain skilled people is one of EY’s success factors, and what supports our success in the market. GADDEN has become an important platform for us as we continuously search for talented individuals to join us. As main sponsor of GADDEN EY is in the pole position in one of the largest student fairs of its kind, but it also gives us the opportunity to meet and build valuable relationships with students.
EY, Main Partner