Futures Day for Women Students and Doctoral Candidates

  Women talking Copyright: © Heike Lachmann



The Future World of Work – Opportunities for Women?

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 Futures Day on December 12, 2019, 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 science in person. It was the fourth 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.

The 2019 Futures Day also presented support and continuing education opportunities at RWTH, including the Tandem Mentoring Programs, the offerings of the Center for Doctoral Studies, and the Femtec careerbuilding program. A moderated talk with representatives from industry and science rounded out the day.

The 2020 Futures Day for female students and doctoral candidates could not be held as a face-to-face event, but took place as a virtual event on December 10, 2020.


Futures Day 2021

When? December 7, 2021, 2 to 5pm


Zoom conference


free for participants, companies pay a fee


Click here for 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 Digital Futures Day will be followed by a thematically fitting presentation entitled “Erfolgreich kommunizieren - ein Speedcoaching” (Communicating Successfully - A Speed Coaching). For further information on the event, which will be held in German, and to register please visit this site again in October.


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. More information to follow.


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