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Job fair at the Straubing campus

Which path should I take after graduation, which sustainability professions suit me? At the second Career Day at the TUM Campus Straubing (TUMCS) on Tuesday, international corporations and regional companies presented their sustainable careers and provided answers to the most pressing questions students have about their professional future. The TUM Sustainability Career Day with the motto “Building Your Sustainable Future” was aimed at students and doctoral candidates at the Technical University of Munich (TUM), and more than 500 young men and women from the TUM locations in Straubing, Munich and Freising paid a visit to the exhibitors.

“At the career day, there was a lively and fruitful exchange between students with sustainability training and companies that facilitate projects and student work”, says Prof Alexander Hübner, who initiated the career day together with Prof Sebastian Goerg. “At the same time, we offer companies access to students with a sustainability education. With our excellently trained graduates, companies can drive forward their sustainable change,” says Prof Hübner, who heads the Chair of Supply and Value Chain Management at TUMCS. The fair focused on professions in the fields of sustainability, bioeconomy and biotechnology. A total of around 20 companies – including regional firms – presented themselves with a stand to more than 450 interested visitors.

Contact with potential employers

The students were delighted with the opportunity to network with companies. “The careers day is very valuable for us because it offers insights into different sectors and shows the opportunities in the economy. We students appreciate the direct contact with potential employers,” says student Luise Hönisch.

The companies were also pleased about the exchange. “For us as a company, it was an opportunity to get to know talented students and talk about our passion: being part of the solution, not the problem, in the field of flexible packaging. The networking was great – there were lots of inspiring conversations and ideas!” says Barbara Holz, Managing Director of Gruber-Folien GmbH und Co KG from Straubing.

In addition to the company stands, the students also had the opportunity to receive advice from the Deggendorf Employment Agency and have their CVs checked. They were also able to listen to presentations by company representatives. Among others, Tim Herzberger from Camelot Management Consultants spoke about the circular economy in practice.

Afterwards, a panel discussion on the topic of “Current challenges in the market for sustainability jobs” took place at the end of the career day on campus. Dr Katharina Kerl (KPMG AG), Christian Wallstabe (Wallstabe & Schneider GmbH & Co. KG), Sophia Friedel from BioCampus Straubing GmbH and Prof Anja Faße from TUMCS provided insights into current developments in companies and gave the students tips on choosing a career.