• Career Week - Young Woman in Atrium

ITU Career Week, 30 September - 8 October, 2021

Career Week

 

Atrium på IT-Universitetet i København

The sooner you start, the sooner you become great at something. This applies to all aspects in life, from hacking your study techniques to forming the foundations of professional success. 

 

Being a student forms the early stages of your career, and this is the best time to take risks and try out new things. Everything is about learning, and we encourage you to get feedback on your applications and portfolio, increase your vocabulary when it comes to presenting your skills, building your professional network – and maybe ask inspiring alumni to connect on LinkedIn.

 

We think of ITU Career Week as a social learning lab, where you and your

fellow peers get a professional playground to start forming your career.

We hope that you will join in! 

 

Martin Zachariasen

Vice Chancellor, ITU


Events and activities

IT IS IMPORTANT TO SIGN UP

If you want to join an event, make sure to sign up! You can see all events below or
on ITU Student.


5 Simple resume tricks to help you stand out

September 30, 14:00 - 16:00 (Online)

If you’re on the hunt for a new (student) job, you already know that it is important that your resume stands out. It is the first impression that must pass the algorithms or the eyes of the meticulous recruiter, in order to get you to the interview, where your expertise and interpersonal skills can shine.

You are tasked with distilling all your professional accomplishments, ambition, fire, and unique personality and somehow squeezing it onto that one or two piece of paper... and well, that can be a challenge.

But no worries, we’ve got your back. On this online course, we will make sure you are not making the most common resume mistakes and guide you on how to incorporate new trends in resume writing.

Sign up here.

 



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CV Check with CA

October 4, 9:00 - 13:00 (Atrium)

Do you need a little input on how to make your CV eye-catching for an employer before you bring it to IT Match Making? Have your CV checked and get good advice on how to improve it. Don’t miss out on your opportunity to get an informal advice session, when CA (career development and unemployment insurance fund) visit ITU with 2 of their most experienced career advisors.

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Learn exactly how to impress your future employer

October 4, 2021 15:00 - 17:00 (2F16)

IT Match Making is a unique opportunity to meet your future employer and build your professional network with alumni. You have a limited amount of time to make a good impression. However, it is all about taking that nervous energy and channeling it into your preparation, so you feel confident in your questions, your answers, and yourself.

We will guide you on how to identify your competences and swiftly tell your story. Based on a mix of presentations and exercises you will get experience in initiating conversation and build a drive to network purposefully.

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Startup stories - Get inspired by 3 ITU entrepreneurs

October 5, 2021 15:30 - 17:30 (Obs: room changede to Aud. 2)

Meet and be inspired by former ITU students who shares the same educational background as you. They will share their story, experiences & path to become an entrepreneur and maybe inspire you to become one too.

Talks by:

- Tony Beltramelli & Henrik Haugbølle- Founders of “Uizard”. They met at ITU as part of their Master's degree in Computer Science (previously called Software Development and Technology) from which they all graduated in 2015. Uizard is an online design tool for non-designers. The company recently raised 100 million kr. from US investors and is hiring to grow their team in Copenhagen and in Europe.

-    Sune Alstrup – Investor, Ex CEO & Co-founder of “The Eye Tribe”, a startup that developed the world's leading eye tracking technology for the next generation computing platforms of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality. The Eye Tribe was acquired by Facebook in 2016. Sune graduated from ITU in 2005.

- Helene Nørlem & Melissa Azari - founders of "Tiimo". Tiimo was founded after they carried out research about how software could support children and adolescents with ADHD as part of their master’s research at the IT University in Copenhagen. Their research project ended by testing the first Tiimo prototype. At the end of the test a parent came up and asked ‘So when can we download the app?’. This was the moment when Melissa and Helene truly believed that there was an urgent need for something like Tiimo and decided to try to make its development their full-time job.

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4 hacks to make your academic skills easy to understand

October 6, 2021 15.:00- 17:00 (2F16)

Whether you’re an avid gamer, an incredible coder or an unbeatable UX designer – you’ll be bursting with academic skills. These skills can, however, at times seem like intangible and fluffy concepts.

If this is familiar to you, join in when we break down a few of the things that you are excellent at and provide you with a vocabulary, enabling you to better describe your academic talents to employers, thesis supervisors and fellow group members during your studies.

Self-assessment is the core of the workshop. Having a good sense of what you are amazing at academically and how you can bring these skills into play, is useful in all aspects of your lives.

We will dive into four particular important academics skills, and you will get familiar with how to present your personal strengths within project management, collaboration, critical reading and analysis, and your roles of knowledge worker.

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IT Match Making

October 7, 10:00 - 14:30 (Atrium)

Looking for a student job or a project collaboration this semester? Or maybe you are graduating this summer?

Join the career fair IT Match Making - October 7, 10.00 - 14.30 in Atrium.

Whether you are a 1st-year student or completing your masters, don’t let your chance to form the early stages of your career fly by. You will be meeting recruiters and hiring managers interested in ITU students with your profile and competencies. You will also be able to meet ITU alumni already working at the company to get the first-hand experience in a career at the specific employer.

See all the attending companies below on this website.




How to write cover letters like a pro

October 8, 08:30 - 10:00 (Online)

74 percent of all positions in DK are posted on job boards and call for you to sit down and write a cover letter. Crafting a cover letter that stands out can be difficult, no matter how excited you are about the job.

You want your cover letter to be impressive, creative and impactful, with a little flair of fun personality.
Sounds much easier said than done!

This workshop gives you tips and tricks to make writing your cover letter more doable and easier.

Sign up here.



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Participating Companies at It Match Making

6 Essentials When Preparing for an Interview

Going to an interview is often trilling but can also be quite nerve-racking because you want to impress the hiring panel.

The most important thing to remember is that you already have IMPRESSED them with you profile, skills and experience. They already see you as an interesting and relevant candidate, so try to find some calmness and boost your own confidence in this fact.

But to ensure that the interview goes as smooth as possible then you can choose to plan and prepare adequately, so you can be sure to dazzle in any interview situation and make the most of the experience

1. Get calm and go with confidence (You got this!)
It is not always what you say but how you present yourself that makes an impression. Therefore, being mindful of your body language and nerves can ensure that you do not undersell yourself. Do whatever you need prior to the interview to set a calm and positive mindset. Have a coffee, go for a walk, call a good friend. This way you will have the energy to stay positive and show enthusiasm during the interview.

2. Know the job
You have heard this advice before. And it is true. To make a proper impression, you need to be well informed about the position you are interviewed for. Make sure to research well by looking up the job add, re-read your application and talk with people in similar positions. Putting in the extra effort will make you feel on top of things.

3. Brush up on your own story
You will be asked to tell about yourself. This is your chance to set the scene and you should make the most of these valuable minutes. Keep the job description in mind, comb through your experiences and highlight the things you have done that are impressive, relevant and will differentiate you form other candidates. Build a narrative around the three most important points that you want them to remember.

4. Know the different kinds of questions
You will often meet two types of questions; situational and behavioural interview questions. In situational questions, you are asked how you will solve a difficult issue or circumstance related to the job with the aim of uncovering your analytical and problem-solving skills, while behavioural questions will focus on your previous actions and performance in certain settings.

5. Elaborate on your answers
It is not enough to state that you have the needed qualifications; you need to demonstrate that you possess them. You will want to have a few anecdotes on hand to nail this part. If you state that you are a team player, elaborate with a personal example of a situation that shows you as a team player. Share how you handled the situation, and what impact it made. By making descriptive answers, you help the interviewer to understand you better.

6. Brainstorm on your questions
Questions are an essential way of demonstrating your interest in the position and future colleagues. Even if you do not have any questions, think of a few. Something simple like: “what is your favourite part about working here?” or “what is the most important skill a person needs to be successful in this position?” will suffice.

7 WAYS TO BRUSH UP YOUR LINKEDIN PROFILE

How do you use LinkedIn? If you are like most people, you are a part of the social media network, but mostly ignore it, until the very moment you need it. Here you will find 7 quick and easy things you can do now (and maintain every few months) that will enable you to take advantage of all LinkedIn has to offer while you are a student!

1. Give your profile picture a check-up

Ask yourself if your picture is current enough, feels professional and will make a positive impression on those stopping by your profile. The best profile photo is of you alone in a somewhat professional outfit.

2. Make sure your headline is current and compelling

The right headline carries a lot of weight: it can give search engines valuable information and it can draw in readers. It is actually the first thing people see when they land on your profile. As a student, you might want to try writing what you specialize in or have a particular passion for, rather than just the title of your education.

3. Prioritize adding a summary

A personal summery of 40 words or more makes your profile more likely to turn up in searches. The summery should speak of your skills, motivation and interests. It will help people fully understand your skill set and reach out to your with relevant opportunities.




4. Highlight both your education, volunteer experience and jobs

Your online CV should represent all of you. Remember that you gain valuable skills from more than just the jobs where you where payed. List all the different roles and positions you have had and add a short description each place of what you learned or gained experience from.

5. Make use of multimedia

LinkedIn allows you to post videos, pictures and presentations of your work.

As a student this is a platform for you to share the projects you engage in each semester. That give people a better understanding of what you work on and how you work! Also, profiles with media elements get subsequently more views.

6. Do not be stingy with connection requests

It is always better to add recent connections straight away. Whether you are working with someone new or meet someone interesting at an event (such as IT Match Making), be proactive and reach out to people you admire or want to get to know. Connections are helpful for many reasons and an important part of using the platform effectively. Building a professional network while you study will not only help you in job search, but could give you valuable inputs from professionals on your papers and projects.

7. Browse your network and reconnect with people

Take a few moments every few months to look at your network and send people quick messages saying hello, congrats on the new job or anything else. You need to keep relationships strong before you are asking for a favour. If someone is doing something you are truly interested in, take it a step further and suggest a quick catch up or coffee.



How To Network With Confidence At It Match Making!

Networking can be an intimidating experience - especially when it is being hosted as an online event. However, it is important to participate because it can lead to new connections and opportunities while you study. We encourage you to grasp the opportunity! Therefore, we have gathered some tips for networking with confidence and reflective questions that will help you to connect the companies.

Perfect Your Story
All the people you meet will ask you about yourself and your skills, and rather than responding with a blank stare and a lot of hesitation, you are off to a good start if you have prepared a brief and powerful summary of your background, experiences and accomplishments.

  • How will I present myself to new acquaintances / companies at this event? 

  • Are there any particular projects, courses or extracurricular activities  it may be relevant to add?

Determine Your Goals Ahead Of Time
Having a clear idea of what you hope to get out of the experience, will fill you with purpose and direction from the start. It will also ensure that you are make the most of the time you have.

  • What is the objective of my participation in IT Match Making?

  • What would I define as a success criterion? 



Have Your Questions Prepared

Events with industry are perfect arenas for expanding your network or gain fruitful advice from experts on everything from exam projects to job search. Asking curious questions will make most people set aside time for you, so take some time to ensure you are adequately prepared.

  • Could the industry provide insights or advice useful for any of my current study projects? 

  • What expert advice could I get from the participants about job search? 

Prioritise Your Time
You will most likely not have time to meet all companies, so take your time to review the list of participants and list the three most important companies you need to speak with before leaving the event – and note down why. 



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