Career Day brings together students and employers

On 15 February at 12:00, the popular Career Day will take place in the main building of the University of Tartu for the sixth time already. This year the event focuses on traineeships and labour market needs.

The career fair is intended for all UT students, giving them an opportunity to find out about enterprises in their speciality and get familiar with offered traineeship opportunities. On the other hand, the fair is also important for companies who can get a better overview of future labour market trends, and make valuable contacts with potential employees. Several reputable international and Estonian companies, from Playtech to Eesti Meedia, are represented at the event. Among the participants there are organisations from different fields, offering opportunities for young people who study medicine, social sciences, physical sciences, humanities and life sciences.

Project manager of the Career Day, student Julia Gerda Sokk pointed out that the event gives a wonderful opportunity to students to make direct contacts with employers at quite an early stage of their studies. “At the event students can ask the company directly and get valuable and practical advice, which may not be possible at school. This year’s fair follows the idea that practical training experience is the basis for getting a good job,” said Sokk. Member of the Career Day organising team, student Gert Jürjo added that active students who participate more in traineeship and are also involved in extracurricular activities are likely to be more successful in their future job. “This has also inspired this year’s slogan: take the lead and succeed,” said Jürjo.

At the conference, former president of the University of Tartu Student Council Martin Noorkõiv, master’s student Leslie Carol Gibson and product development specialist of Estiko-Plastar AS and doctoral student at the University of Tartu Tõnis Paara share their traineeship success stories. During the Career Day students can also participate in practical workshops conducted in both Estonian and English, which deal with various topics from performance in the labour market to creating your own brand.

Participation in the Career Day is free for students; advance registration is required. Further information and registration form are available on the University of Tartu website.

Additional information: Annika Maksimov, University of Tartu Career Day Communication Manager,