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ITU Career Week, 15 March - 19 March

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 – SO YOU CAN RECEIVE A MEETING LINK

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

Be inspired by alumni from your ITU-programme

March 08 - March 12 (Online)

Prior to the Career Week, you can meet and be inspired former ITU students who shares the same educational background as you.
They will share their career path, how they use the skills they gained while studying at ITU – and show you examples of their CV. 

Read more and sign up here or head directly to the specific events:

 

Sign up for Careers with GBI & DIM

Sign up for Careers with Software Design

Sign up for Careers with Computer Science

Sign up for Careers with Digital Design

Sign up for Carrers with Games


 



What is a Virtual Career Fair and How does it work?

March 15, 14.00 – 15.00 (Microsoft Teams)

What is a Virtual Career Fair and How does it work?

Make sure you are prepared for IT Match Making - the virtual edition, and join this introduction and Q&A with Graduateland (representing the ITU Jobbank). You will learn about all the features of a Virtual Career Fair.

Sign up here to receive the link.




Reaching your potential: By Tanja Danner, Alumni from SD-Design

March 17, 14.00 - 15.30  (Zoom)

It can be a little bit scary to think a bout what awaits you after graduation.
How do you get your first job, are you chained to this field afterwards and how do you become aware of your own skills?

That is why it is important to find role models or maybe even becoming your own role model!

ITU Alumni Tanja Danner has within the last 15 years worked as: CEO, Strategic Advisor, Consultant and Project Manager – so she has a lot of experience within the broad job market, that you are facing after graduation. She has offered us the unique opportunity to come and talk with you about her own journey and most importantly: to answer all the questions you have!

Sign up here.




Rhetoric in job seeking and getting to know your own competencies

March 16, 14.00 - 15.30 (Zoom)
We all know that it is important to stand out in the pile of applications – but how do you achieve that?

This workshop will give you some tools, so you can get better in synch with your skills, strengths, and competencies.

You need to know the uniqueness of your own profile, before you can communicate your: potential, motivations, and experience to a future employee! And we will also give you some tips and tricks on how to do this in a rhetorically good and compelling way – so you can catch the employer’s attention.

Sign up here







IT Match Making – the virtual edition

March 18, 13.00 - 16.00 (ITU Jobbank)

Meet your new employer at ITU`s Career Fair IT Match Making! 30 companies are looking for future employees with your profile and competencies and they are interested in recruiting for student positions, full-time employment, graduate programs and project collaborations. See what the attending companies are interested in further down the page.

Join the event






Fields of interests

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.

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. 



SHARE YOUR THESIS

A thesis is the result of months of hard work and you literally become an expert in your field. Unfortunately, the new knowledge you uncover often stays between you and your supervisor.


Like most thesis students, you are properly very passionate about your project and the possibilities it brings for people, companies, or society – so why not share it with more?

Why you should share
To chalk it down, in just a few months you are about to make a significant career change – from student life to work life.

Your thesis could ease this transition. By involving your professional network in your thesis work, you might develop your network, or you could get amazing input and reflections for your thesis. It can motivate you when the writing process feel like an endless walk in the valley of will-I-ever-make-it, or it could turn into a job. What if someone spotted your skills and reached out?

How to regularly share your work, while you write
It can feel daunting at first, to invite people along on your thesis journey. Nevertheless, it is a good idea.

Whether you prefer LinkedIn, twitter, GitHub, Instagram or a different platform, you do not need to be a professional performer to make it work. Think of your postings as part of a movie trailer. It provides your professional network with snapshots and highlights from your thesis and your process. This way they might want to learn more about your work and what you have to offer.




6 EXAMPLES OF THINGS TO SHARE

  1. Introduce your thesis idea and ask for input
    When you have a good grasp of what you will write about, tell it to the world and invite people to reach out if they have input or wish to be involved.

  2. Show the process: demo, tests, sketching or outlines
    Show it, don’t tell it. Showing your process gives people an insight to how you work, and not just your results.

  3. Say thank you
    Be thoughtfully of other, and give credit to those helping you forward, e.g. supervisors, test subjects, companies and peers.

  4. Share what you have learned so fare
    Learning is key in modern work life. You are learning so much during your thesis from your research and the process. Involve people in all that surprise you – it might make others smarter as well.

  5. Share your findings and what you argue in your thesis
    Present your work and your conclusions. It is a perfect opportunity to invite people to reach out, if they would like to talk or learn more.

  6. C E L E B R A TE
    Let’s face it: the attention is nice. Make sure to let everyone know, once you are done! You have done a great job writing a thesis – and people will want to celebrate you.

    Want to give it a go?
    Reach out if you need support to get started and keep us posted when you share!

#ThesisLifeAtITU


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