Career Days in Corona-Times

Career Days in Corona-Times

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed all areas of private and public life. Nevertheless, it is important that students and companies can meet and make plans for the future. This bridge between companies and students is usually built on career days, which are successfully organised by the Arbeitskreis Wissenschaft und Wirtschaft e.V. in the fields of construction and life sciences.

After intensive discussions with universities, exhibitors and the operators of the event venues, the AkWW responded to the request to hold all career days 2020 online, as the uncertain health policy situation prevents a responsible implementation of the attendance career days.

A test run of the virtual career days took place in June, when the AkWW successfully organised an online career day construction industry with universities and exhibitors in the Berlin/Brandenburg area.

Representatives* of eleven companies and over 120 students from the construction industry met in a virtual room for 15-minute one-on-one interviews. The students had the opportunity to get to know interesting employers and to learn more about the companies without obligation. The feedback on this online career day was very positive, both from exhibitors and students.

Further online career days will be held this year in the construction industry and life sciences:

Online Career Days Civil Engineering: 2/3 December 2020

Online Career Days Life Sciences: 18/19 November 2020

During these online career days, students can register for 15-minute video chats with the companies. These video chats are conducted directly via the AkWW website without the need for the interlocutors to install new software.

The AkWW assumes that these online career days are a valuable alternative and supplement to the attendance career days and will be held in 2021 in addition to the planned career days.

Career Day Civil Engineering Berlin on 02. Dezember 2021

On 02 December 2021 the second career day of the construction industry Berlin will take place in Falkensee / Berlin.

The first Career Day Construction Industry Berlin on December 5, 2019 has received very good feedback from exhibitors and students and so the AkWW e.V. was asked to hold the next Career Day already at the end of May 2020. This is to become an annually recurring event.

Students either come with their semester ticket, by car or are picked up directly from the universities by comfortable coaches. They can expect to see many well-known companies in the construction industry offering internships, jobs, working student jobs and student research projects.

Students receive a free lunch, there is a seminar on application and a CV check, which is carried out by the employment office.

More details can be found here.