GET CONNECTED: Career opportunities in Carinthia

Our Career Service and Almuni Network are your interface between studying and the professional world.

CONNECT
The connect job & career fair brings together students and graduates with potential employers and takes place on the university campus: www.aau.at/connect

Visit the fair to find out about career and further education opportunities as well as jobs and internships. You will meet HR managers and gain useful practical tips on how to apply for a job and plan your career.

Sarah Ebenwaldner is studying Applied Business Administration and Management Information Systems and has good memories of her visit to the fair. She made a lasting impression at connect and discovered professional happiness.


I took part in a competition at the Alturos Destinations booth and got talking to the boss. A few days later I found out that I had won. The presentation of the prize turned into a job interview. To my surprise, I made a good impression and my boss offered me a job straight away. connect was my ticket to getting a job as a Professional Service Engineer at Alturos Destinations.


REAL-LIFE EXPERIENCE
The “Karrierewege“ (career paths) panel discussion focuses on a different profession each semester and is an important platform for our students and graduates to share experiences and expand their networks: www.aau.at/karrierewege

In a relaxed setting, successful graduates talk about starting their careers, offer important insights and discuss current topics and trends from the world of work.

Markus Baurecht is studying to be a teacher and has chaired the event on several occasions as a member of the ÖH.


The panel discussion Karrierewege offers a unique opportunity to connect with interesting alumni and learn from their experiences. In order to facilitate this helpful learning experience for students, I am fully committed to this cause and am happy to be part of the organising team.


JOB SHADOWING
The job shadowing initiative gives our students the opportunity to spend a day visiting experienced graduates at their workplace: www.aau.at/jobshadowing

As a job shadower you gain initial insights into practical work, make valuable contacts and find out about career prospects. Once a semester, we present all our mentors to you on our website and on social media. If all goes well, your job shadowing day will be the starting point of a successful future collaboration.

This was certainly true for Ina Miklau. She was studying Applied Business Administration and Economics & Law when she had the opportunity to meet our graduate Alessia Sasina and observe her field of work at the Chamber of Commerce while job shadowing. It was an opportunity for Ina Miklau to shine. Her job shadowing day opened doors to further valuable work experience. During the two summer holidays that followed, Ina worked as an intern at the WKK, and even completed her compulsory internship there.


The initiative is a wonderful opportunity to get a taste of practical life and forge important relationships. Job shadowing has had a very positive impact on my professional life.


3 MINUTES TO FIND THE PERFECT INTERNSHIP
The internship event #NEXT connects students with Carinthian SMEs on the lookout for interns: www.aau.at/next

Small regional companies present themselves and their internships in three-minute presentations, after which you can convince them of your skills in a “speed dating” session. The event offers you the ideal chance to start your career in Carinthia.

Anna Zury is one of the people who took advantage of this opportunity. As a student of Media & Communications, she applied for an internship at WB Production, and was accepted.


I found out about the event via Instagram and was amazed at the number of internship opportunities I had as an MC student. #NEXT introduced me to WB Production. Here I get to work on organising the World Bodypainting Festival and I get hands-on experience in marketing, event management and artist communications.


CREATE POWERFUL NETWORKS WITH INTERACTIVE!
The interactive! careers programme links students to innovative companies while they are still at university: www.aau.at/interactive

Participants in interactive! benefit from workshops on soft skills and specialist knowledge, take part in company days and work directly with companies on practical issues in the innovation incubator. This career programme can serve as a door opener for your entry into professional life.

Vanessa Elpe studied Business & Economics and used the programme to plan her career.


As a result of taking part in interactive!, I met the head of the talent network at Infineon Austria. Together we worked on their use case and swapped ideas about international careers and entry opportunities. I have now been with Infineon for just under 4 years, in different roles and countries, and I highly recommend interactive! to all students.


FIND YOUR DREAM JOB WITH THE KLAGENFURT SCHOLARSHIP
The Klagenfurt Scholarship supports outstanding Master’s students whose excellent progress so far promises further top achievements, both in their studies and in their professional careers: www.aau.at/klagenfurt-scholarship

Scholarship holders receive monetary support as well as the opportunity to build a broad professional network with top companies while still studying. This gives students the opportunity to find their dream job while they are at university.

Philip Steinkellner was one of the first scholarship holders. He studied Information Management and was supported personally and financially by Alturos Destinations. He has since graduated and started his dream job at Alturos.


I quickly gained valuable insights into the professional world, gathered useful practical experience and also landed my current job. I am very grateful to have been given this opportunity.