Worldwide employers will be seeking young talents in Varna

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On October 21st and 22nd, a series of events under the theme “Professions of Tomorrow: A Weekend of Intergenerational Skills” will take place at Varna University of Management.

Inspired by the European Commission’s initiative “2023 – European Year of Skills,” these events are dedicated to all young individuals eager to acquire new skills and embark on the challenging journey towards a successful future professional career.

This presents a unique opportunity for all students, university attendees, and young people from Varna and the surrounding region to share an unforgettable weekend, enrich themselves with new skills, draw inspiration from successful professionals, and establish new contacts, connections, and friendships.

The programme is rich and diverse. The first day kicks off with a series of lectures and workshops conducted by leading university professors and successful entrepreneurs from various business sectors. Topics of wide interest include “ChatGPT: a friend or foe to students?” presented by Prof. Dr. Stanislav Ivanov, Deputy Rector for Research at VUM, “Professions of Tomorrow in Tourism and Hospitality” with lecturer Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maya Ivanova, Head of the Tourism Department, and “Automate the routine jobs with CI/CD (Jenkins)” presented by Eng. Jordanka Budinova, lecturer in the field of Software Engineering. Chef Hugues Boutin, the director and head chef-instructor of Culinary Arts Institute at VUM, will lead a masterclass on kitchen waste management and demonstrate how to create culinary masterpieces from “ugly vegetables.” Guest lecturers include Ms. Maria Ruzhinska, Director of Human Resources at Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort (UAE), discussing “What makes a job ideal,” and Ms. Yoanna Dimova, Head of Talent at Pontica Solutions, presenting “The skills that will help us succeed in any profession.” The lecture session starts at 10:00 AM in Room 400 at VUM.

Simultaneously, on the same day, but starting at 11:00 AM, the Career Fair will take place in the Conference Hall at VUM. It will feature numerous leading employers from Bulgaria and abroad who will present available job positions and internship opportunities and engage directly with potential candidates. Notable international employers include Qatar Airways Group, Hilton Ras Al Khaimah Beach Resort (UAE), IPRACTICE Costa Brava, and Ehogroup (Spain), Nordseehotel Freese & Restaurant “Hubertusklause,” Juist Gastronomie, and Kanne Group (Germany), Atlantica Hotels & Resorts (Cyprus and Greece) and others. Bulgarian companies such as Iziconsult Ltd., Pontica Solutions, Bell Education, Grifid Hotels and others are also actively participating. It is recommended that candidates prepare their resumes and cover letters in advance.

Participation in both events is entirely free, but prior registration is required using the following links:

For the Lectures Module –

For the Career Fair –

On the second day of the event, participants and guests are invited to delve into the secrets of culinary arts. Chef Hugues Boutin will conduct a charitable masterclass on the intricacies of making traditional English scones. The event starts at 10:00 AM and will be held in the professional kitchen of Culinary Arts Institute In addition to acquiring new culinary skills and having a lot of fun, participants will support a noble cause. The main goal of the event is to raise funds for a one-day excursion visiting landmarks for young people from the Credo Center for Sheltered Employment and part of the support team of Academica Food&Drinks. This journey will be an unforgettable experience for them and a reward for their efforts to be equal despite the challenges.

Anyone interested in participating in this challenge and doing good can register at the following link: More information about participation conditions can be found here.

If you have any questions or need more information, you can contact the organizers of “Professions of the Future: a Weekend of Skills across Generations” at

*This initiative is implemented with the financial support of the “Youth Activities – 2023” program of the Municipality of Varna.