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Meet the 2015 Graduate of the Year

With the current highly competitive job market, there are more talented graduates than ever hoping to find a top class work placement, or get a first foot on the employment ladder. The 2015 Adzuna Graduate of the Year competition attracted over 700 applications from talented graduates gaining from 8 countries around the globe. With the help of market specialists, the international team at Adzuna analysed the profiles of all candidates searching for the Graduate of the Year.

We used qualitative criteria to evaluate candidates: professional and academic achievements in various fields, such as science, politics, sports and arts, as well as personal experiences such as volunteer work, life experiences and entrepreneurship. Each country chose three shortlisted candidates whose profiles were deeply analysed by our international team to find a finalist to represent the country on the final stage of the contest.

At the final stage, a panel of market specialists evaluated each of the finalists’ profiles to choose the winner of the competition. After a long debate, the jurors decided that the Brazilian finalist, Claudio Luciano Guimarães Florenzano, should take the Graduate of the Year of 2015 title and will take home the prizes of the competition:

1. An internship in a top company

2. A cash prize

3. CV clinic

4.1-2-1 mentoring session

Please find below the profile of our winner, who impressed our judging panel with his entrepreneurial and social spirit, as well as his impressive achievements in creating an online community for technology professionals in Brazil:

· Name: Claudio Luciano Guimarães Florenzano

· Age: 27

· University: Martha Falcão | DeVy Brasil

· City: Manaus

Course: Information Technology Management

· Category: Social

Biggest achievement in his career so far: The biggest achievement in Claudio’s career so far was the creation of an online community for technology professionals in Brazil, the Brazilian Community of Information Systems, with the objective of helping people to follow a career in tech, sharing all content free of charge to its users. The community already has over 50 thousand members, and over 850 thousand visitors to their site.
We congratulate Cláudio for his achievements, now recognized internationally and we are extremely happy to be able to be a part of his professional story in the tech industry.