ECN’s booth at the “Research in Germany” virtual career fair this year saw nearly 500 visitors. The chatroom was fully booked for every minute of the four-hour event as dozens of students expressed interest in the program and asked questions about the curriculum, lab rotations, and the application process and requirements.
The career fair took place on 7 July 2020 and saw over 2,200 visitors and 3,500 registrations. The event was free of charge and offered participants the chance to visit the booths of multiple German universities and research institutions, and to learn about open positions, programs and opportunities within each of them.
Participants could also hear testimonials from former and current students, watch videos about various brands, and speak with scientists and recruiters directly in the online chats. ECN spoke with skilled students from a wide range of countries and disciplines who are interested in applying to the masters and PhD programs this Autumn. As challenging as this year has been for students and universities, the quick transition to the online fair was an impressive accomplishment for all involved.
There’s nothing like meeting in person, but the online event certainly had its advantages, offering easy access to a large group of students, saving time and travel costs, and providing a virtual space where connections happened quickly and easily.
It was wonderful to have such a large turnout, and to see excitement and interest expressed in ECN from students all around the world.