Since 2007 Top Talents is the largest student competition in Romania. 1200 of the best students and fresh graduates compete in a tough selection process for a place in the final. The selection process includes motivation, CV scoring for international experience, extracurricular activities, academic results. In the end, 150 students are selected from a pool of 1200 top applicants.

They all participate in a two-day event where they can meet international speakers, CEOs, and TOP Managers from companies with talent high on their agenda. In the two days of the event, they attend leadership and development conferences, case studies, business simulations, Masterclasses and a Start Up Competition. The event includes a networking space to meet employers and discuss career opportunities, such as internships, trainee and management trainee programs.

See you in November 2023 for our next, physical edition.


High Potential


Top applicants

Reasons to attend

For companies

  • Increase brand awareness as a top employer in your industry – benefit from a national personalized promotion campaign that will reach a number of 300.000 potentially talented individuals.
  • 2-day interaction with 150 preselected candidates – We select top candidates from a pool of over 1.200 applicants after a 2-month selection process.
  • Your own off-the-shelf top talent pool – The Top Talents Community can be accessed throughout the year for Skill Labs, Round table discussions or other informal gatherings and anytime a new career opportunity has been released;
  • Participate with representatives in conferences – Involve in the agenda with speakers that can be career models for candidates.

For participants

  • Interact with Top Employers and find out more information about their career opportunities;
  • You have exclusive access to a benefits package that helps you give your career a faster start;
  • Participate at 2 interactive days where you can meet other High Potential young people, just like you!


  • “We are very glad that we participated for the first time at this event and I can say that we were pleasantly impressed by the quality of the invited talents and the way it was organized. We had the pleasure to discuss both in individual sessions and at the networking corner with talented students who were interested in the opportunities that Microsoft can offer both in the IT area and in other departments. We thank Catalyst for the invitation made and we will definitely participate in future editions.”

    Microsoft Romania Team
  • “When passion meets creativity, wonderful projects are born. This is also the case of Top Talents 2018, the first edition we had the pleasure to participate. We were pleasantly surprised by the students' interest and their involvement during the organized workshops, the quality of the conferences and the diversity of the participants’ profile.”

    Emanuela Dobre, Employer Branding & Digital HR Strategist Groupe Renault Romania
  • “Top Talents was a very beautiful and interesting experience. It gave us the opportunity to talk with many talented young people, answer questions and see their perspective on developing a career that will satisfy them. We are glad we were part of the Top Talents story this year. We had a great time and we were glad to meet many students, ambitious, motivated very eager to talk to us and curious to know as much about Ursus. We hope to see you again in the next edition!"

    Ursus Breweries Team

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