Career Platform

 

Our motto is to help the community bringing the jobs and career opportunities to young students and professionals, all in a single place and time, in order to make our field more attractive to students and more productive for companies.

The Career Platform is a three-day event (12th – 14th January 2021) that is conducted with the support of EuMW, EuMA and the IEEE MTT-S / Region 8 Young Professionals. The Career Platform is dedicated to students, graduates, and young professionals where they can get in touch with companies to increase their network and inform themselves about current job offers. This unique place provides multiple activities like career workshops, recruitment space, a start-up panel, and special sessions to boost the career of the next generation of microwave/millimeter-wave, radar, wireless, and integrated circuits engineers. All these activities are centred around the Career Lounge, a cosy area with comfortable seats and refreshments, where contacts to companies can be made in an informal fashion.

Contact: Thomas Bressner, Rabia Syeda and Anton van Rossum via student.activities@eumw2020.org

Career Lounge

When: Tuesday, 12.01.2021, to Thursday, 14.01.2021
Time: full day - exhibition hours
Where: Round Control
No registration – free access (including visitors)
A space dedicated to informal chats with the Career Platform’s partner-companies.

Job Dating

When: Thursday, 14.01.2021
Time: 10:50 – 17:50
Where: BOR 6
Companies can invite candidates and book time slots during the Career Platform.
Companies that are participating in the Career Platform might invite candidates to 1-on-1 interviews in a quiet environment. The companies can book time slots and hand out invitations to their candidates during the first two days of the Career Platform (12.01.2021 – 13.01.2021). The Job Dating will take place on the third day of the Career Platform (14.01.2021).

Career Workshops

When: Tuesday, 12.01.2021
Time: 13:50 – 15:30
Where: Media Arena
No registration – Restricted to Master and Ph.D. students

Workshop 1: “Transferable skills and networking” (45min)

Do you know what skills you’ve acquired at university? People tend not to think much about these things. Transferable skills are useful in all kinds of professional contexts, and you carry them with you from one job to the next.

If you want to convince an employer that you’re the right person for a job or an internship, you need the ability to present your skills with clarity and conviction. This workshop will make you aware of the transferable skills you’ve developed during your studies, at your (temporary) jobs, and during your extracurricular activities and help you to present them while networking.
Presenter: Arjen van Vliet of the University of Utrecht

10 minutes break.

Workshop 2: “Improve your curriculum vitae (CV) for a great first impression” (45min)

You will learn what is standard practice for writing an effective CV. Using instruction video’s and detailed explanations of do’s and don’ts, we will show you the different components that make up CV’s. We’ll also discuss how employers select from all the CV’s and letters they receive, and how you can use this knowledge to your advantage. During the workshop, you will start working on your CV and give each other feedback. There will be plenty of time for you to ask any questions you may have.
Presenter: Arjen van Vliet of the University of Utrecht

Start-Up Panel

When: Wednesday, 13.01.2021
Time: 13:50 – 15:30
Where: Media Arena
No registration – free access (including exhibition visitors)
Do you have an idea for a start-up? You need some help to make it grow? Then the Start-Up Panel at the EuMW 2020 can help you. Multiple incubators and start-up programs from the EU will present what they are doing and how they can help you. The short presentations of each entity are followed by an open discussion where you can ask your questions.

Special session

When: Wednesday, 13.01.2021
Time: 10:50 – 12:30
Where: Media Arena
No registration – free access (including exhibition visitors)
The European Microwave Industry Market and Professional Opportunities

Top industry-leading speakers will give their vision and insights. The session will describe the main market of the European Microwave Industry with a focus on Professional Opportunities.

Company wall and Job wall

When: Tuesday, 12.01.2021 to Thursday, 14.01.2021,
Time: whole day
Where: Loopbrug
No registration – free access (including exhibition visitors)
The company wall is an additional space where companies can present themselves and their work on a poster (A0 or A1). Furthermore, at the same location is a job wall where companies can announce vacancies (A4).

The e-Career Platform

The Career Platform will be complemented by an active presence in the social networks (Facebook, LinkedIn, Xing) during the conference and the maintenance of the European RF and Microwave job portal rf-and-microwave-jobs-in-europe.eu which is the virtual marketplace for students and companies to meet and arrange interviews at and after European Microwave Week.

Companies that would like to participate in the Career Platform are welcome to contact Thomas Bressner via student.activities@eumw2020.org.

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