FAQ

Admission

No, admission is free of charge. The fair is intended for students and recent graduates only, however, so you need to obtain an admission ticket to enter the fair.

Yes. The fair is intended for students and recent graduates only. Please sign up to obtain your free admission ticket. If you decide to visit the fair without prior registration, please go to the information desk at the exhibition grounds where you’ll be able to sign up on the spot with your smartphone.

Once you’ve signed up, we’ll send you your free admission ticket as a PDF file by email. The ticket will also be available for repeated downloads in the “My Day” section. When you come to visit the fair, please bring your ticket, either as a printed hard copy or on your smartphone.

Of course! The exhibitors will be available until 6:00pm and are looking forward to talking to you. You shouldn't plan too much for the one hour you have, however. Keep your plans down to two to four potential employers. Hurrying from one stand to the next won’t make a good impression.

The fair will take place on the Messe Wien exhibition grounds, hall D, located right next to Campus WU. The best way to reach the Career Calling fair by public transportation is to take subway line U2, stop Krieau.

Sign-Up & Website

No, you need to sign up to attend the Career Calling fair. Sign-up is required to receive your admission ticket (see entry under "Do I need a ticket …?").

In addition to receiving your free admission ticket, signing up will also enable you to view all job openings and exhibitor profiles and to tag your highlights and view them in the "My Day" section.

Once you've signed up, you can have the website remember potential employers, jobs, and program items by tagging them with a star symbol. The "My Day" section will list all your starred items on an overview page, along with your admission ticket, your profile, and a map of the exhibition grounds. The "My Day" section also allows you to compile a single PDF file with all your selected items that you can use as your personal Career Calling guide.

Yes. Once you sign up or update your profile, you can use all functions. You'll receive automatically your admission ticket for the fair, however you're not obligated to visit the fair in this case.

Preparations

Being well prepared is half the game. Familiarize yourself with potential employers that will be represented at the fair, look for suitable job openings, and update your application documents. Also be sure to pick up your free copy of the Career Calling magazine from your career center. The magazine will give you comprehensive information on how to get the most out of your conversations with potential employers at the fair.

In addition to your admission ticket, bring all the materials you need to remain organized during the bustle of the fair: your Career Calling map, the Career Calling magazine, your "My Day" printout, printed résumés, any application letters you may have prepared, a notepad, a pen, …

A professional appearance is important at Career Calling. We recommend that you wear a business outfit. After all, Career Calling is a business-oriented event. Be sure to choose shoes that are classy but also comfortable – a day at Career Calling can be physically tiring.

It's up to you. If you've applied for a certain job prior to the fair, mention your application when you talk to the exhibitors to find out if they remember you. If you apply for a job after the event, be sure to mention that you spoke to a company representative at the Career Calling fair in your application letter.

Career Prospects

Career Calling is a job fair for students and recent university graduates in the fields of business, economics, technology, and science. The companies that participate in the fair as potential employers expect to meet visitors and applicants with an academic background in these areas. Similarly, the job openings are tailored to applicants with an academic degree. For this reason, visiting the fair only makes sense if you have the appropriate academic qualifications.

Of course! There is a dedicated area at the fair for business law students, graduates and young professionals – find out about career prospects in legal consulting and law firms at JusPlus Legal Corner (stand 432).

Yes. The potential employers who participate in Career Calling are looking for people with academic qualifications in business, economics, technology, or science, regardless of the institution.

Yes! You can meet employers with a non-profit background at the NPO-Corner (stand 412).

Probably not. The potential employers who participate in Career Calling are primarily looking to fill entry-level positions. Career Calling is not the right place for discussing details about highly specialized professional positions.

Sure! Especially if you don’t have any work experience to list in your résumé, establishing personal contact with potential employers might give you a decisive edge. Many of the companies are also offering internship positions for qualified applicants.

Yes and no. Many Austrian employers use German as corporate language so they do require it. Still, each year there are also a few international companies that do not have German language skills as a prerequisite. Have a look at the list of exhibiting employers to get an overview and try also the filter "working languages" to find out at which companies English is also spoken.