Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

Press Release 078/2016

KIT Career Fair Hosts More Than 240 Companies

Three-day event presents regional, national, and international employers plus technical lectures, checks of job application folders and photo shooting for job candidates – new feature: short interviews
Meeting potential employers and making contacts at the KIT Career Fair (photo: Patrick Langer, KIT)

This year will see the 4th edition of the Career Fair organized by the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology – a central platform for meeting potential employers and making contacts. It will be held from May 31 to June 2 on the KIT Campus South (exhibition tent in front of the Audimax and Audimax Foyer, Straße am Forum 1). Events start at 9:30 a.m. and end at 4:30 p.m. At their own stands and in short presentations, the companies will present themselves to the students, post-graduates and alumni from KIT and other Karlsruhe institutions of higher learning.


Nearly all important industries will be present at the 4th KIT Career Fair, including car manufacturers and their suppliers, energy companies, chemicals groups and food manufacturers, but also providers of software solutions and communication technology, from SMBs to big corporations. As in the previous years, specific theme days provide initial guidance: on Tuesday, May 31 and Wednesday, June 1, the focus will lie on engineering, humanities, and natural sciences, Thursday, June 2, will be dedicated to computer science and economics.


For the first time, employers and job candidates have the possibility to better get to know each other through 15-minute interviews. To qualify, the candidates had to supply CV information and register on the Internet beforehand. This way, they can be brought into contact with companies that suit their job orientation. (Personal meetings only upon invitation.) Moreover, the companies will give short presentations and technical lectures to inform about their day-to-day activities and their current projects. This fair is an ideal forum for interested young professionals to obtain information about career opportunities and make contacts with company representatives. Besides the central events, the career fair offers checks of application folders and – upon prior arrangement – application photo shootings.


Registration for application photo shooting and technical lectures: http://www.karrieremesse.kit.edu/anmeldung.php


To help you plan your visit at the fair, simply download the free Career Service App that provides an overview of all exhibitors, the days when they are present at the fair and the disciplines you are looking for. For iOS and Android smartphones, the app is available on the App Store and on Google Play (search for “KIT Career Service”).


For more information, please visit: www.karrieremesse.kit.edu


Being “The Research University in the Helmholtz Association”, KIT creates and imparts knowledge for the society and the environment. It is the objective to make significant contributions to the global challenges in the fields of energy, mobility, and information. For this, about 9,300 employees cooperate in a broad range of disciplines in natural sciences, engineering sciences, economics, and the humanities and social sciences. KIT prepares its 24,400 students for responsible tasks in society, industry, and science by offering research-based study programs. Innovation efforts at KIT build a bridge between important scientific findings and their application for the benefit of society, economic prosperity, and the preservation of our natural basis of life. KIT is one of the German universities of excellence.

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Monika Landgraf

Monika Landgraf
Head of Corporate Communications, Chief Press Officer

Phone: +49 721 608-41150
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Margarete Lehné

Margarete Lehné
Deputy Head of Press Office

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