Futures Day for Women Students and Doctoral Candidates

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Impressions

 

Graduation Today, Career Tomorrow: Equal Opportunities in the World of Work

How do I get off on the right foot when starting my career? Will the future job market offer me new opportunities? How do I want to work later on and what companies reflect my interests? Am I better suited to a career in industry or in science? These are all difficult questions to answer, as there are so many different possibilities. Start a family or focus on your career? Get off to a flying start or find a job with set working hours? And what to do when?

At the online Futures Day on December 7, 2021, women students and doctoral candidates had the opportunity to intensely reflect on these questions and to discuss them with HR representatives and recruiters from industry and academia. It is the sixth Futures Day organized and hosted by RWTH. The regular event aims to give women an opportunity to already zero in on their own personal ideas and plans for their future professional lives while they are still at university studying or completing a doctorate. In addition, they will be informed on support and funding opportunities provided by the University. The event will conclude with a moderated discussion with representatives from science and industry.

As part of the online Futures Day, we will be offering talks and workshops for women students, such as Gehaltstraining (Negotiating Your Salary), Kommunikationsgeschick (Communication Skills), Souverän kommunizieren in der Wissenschaft (Science Communication), and Spiele mit der Macht (Power Plays).

 

Futures Day 2021

When? December 7, 2021, 2 to 4:45pm

Where?

Zoom conference

Costs

Free for participants, companies pay a fee

Registration

Online registration

Further Information

The Futures Day for Women, an event for women students and doctoral candidates, is a collaboration between the Equal Opportunities Office, the RWTH Career Center, and the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering's Gender Working Group.

The Futures Day will be conluded with an online panel discussion for women students titled “Graduation Today, Career Tomorrow? Equal Opportunities in the World of Work.” For further information, please visit Online: Abschluss heute, Aufstieg morgen?

 

Target Group

This event is geared towards women students in all Bachelor and Master courses of study as well as for women doctoral candidates in all fields of study.

For participants with hearing impairments, we are able to provide German Sign Language interpreters. Please get in touch with if you would like to make use of this service.

Childcare

During the event, the Family Services Center may be offering childcare (i.e. depending on the current Coronavirus Protection Ordinance). Babysitters on the Family Services Center's files will take care of the children at their homes. If necessary, please send an to the Familiy Services Center well ahead of time or call them at +49 241 80 93579.

Participating Companies

The following companies, among others, will take part in Futures Day 2021. They are looking forward to meeting RWTH’s female students and doctoral candidates and will happily highlight particular career prospects for them.

Logo Inform GmbH Logo ITZ Bund Logo IPT Logo RWE Logo PwC Deutschland Logo Porsche Logo Viega GmbH & Co. KG Logo Saint-Gobain
 
 
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Futures Day for Women Students and doctoral candidates