March 25, 2021
Top-qualified students and graduates get in direct contact with companies and organizations at an early stage – that is the core idea of the Jacobs Career Fair. The seventh Career Fair demonstrated that this concept also works well digitally. In March, the English-speaking university hosted its success format online for the very first time – supported by MYJOBFAIR, an experienced partner in the field of virtual fairs. A total of 31 companies and organizations as well as numerous students and graduates from Bremen and its surrounding areas took advantage of the opportunity to network and make contacts.
"We really enjoyed participating in the virtual Career Fair. The experience was great," said Madeleine Heitmann, People & Culture Manager at Remazing. The Hamburg-based agency for online marketplaces was represented at the Career Fair with a digital booth. Other regional and international companies such as abat, Dräger and Google took part, as well as representatives of the European Union, the Welthungerhilfe, one of the largest private aid organizations in Germany, and the non-governmental organization Transparency International. Various research institutions looked out for young talent, too.
Each company and organization had its own digital booth where students and graduates could get in direct contact with recruiters, ask questions and apply. "Each booth offered one-on-one interviews that could be booked in advance," explained project coordinator Christin Klähn. In addition, participants could also spontaneously join group discussions at the exhibition stands. They were connected with other visitors and a recruiter in Live Booths.
A total of 14 exciting presentations rounded off the program. The topics ranged from Big Data to the current start-up scene in and outside of Bremen to master's degree programs at partner universities.
More than 850 students and graduates from Jacobs University and other universities registered in advance for the Career Fair. "Among the participants, many students from other higher education institutions in the Federal State of Bremen were also present this year," Christin Klähn emphasized. The University of the Arts Bremen, the University of Bremen as well as the City University of Applied Sciences and the University of Applied Sciences Bremerhaven were also represented with own booths as part of the Career Alliance Bremen (CAB). "We were very pleased with this successful, cross-institutional participation," added Klähn.
The event was enriched by the participation of many Jacobs University alumni who gave insights into their own professional experiences in personal conversations. As in previous years, the Bremen Chamber of Commerce - IHK for Bremen and Bremerhaven was again the patron this time.
Questions are answered by:
Career Services Coordinator
Tel: +49 421 200-4212
Email: c.klaehn [at] jacobs-university.de