Speeches

These were the Career Calling 2021 speeches.

October 20

9:30 a.m.: Convince yourself - then everyone else, Daniel Cronin

 

Daniel is a serial entrepreneur, teaches at WU and TU Wien, and moderated the first season of the TV show "2 Minuten, 2 Millionen – die PULS4-Startup-Show". So, he knows all too well what matters when it comes to a perfect pitch. And when you start your career it is also important to know how to convince: first yourself and then everyone supporting you along the way.

11 a.m.: markta – the story behind, Theresa Imre

 

In 2017, Theresa Imre - a WU graduate, Styrian gal, and now Ottakring resident by choice - founded the digital farmers' market "markta". Her goal: to revolutionize the food market and make the world a little bit better. In an interview, she will talk about how it all began, how she thinks the economy will develop over the next ten years, and share her tips for you to make your dreams come true.

11:30 a.m.: Assessment center, REWE Group

 

When you apply at our company, during the recruiting process for certain positions, e.g. international management trainee program, an assessment center may await you. Have you ever wondered what an assessment center is? Why are assessment centers used? And what is the best way to prepare for it? These are the questions we would like to answer.

12 p.m.: Crime scene career event / networking deluxe, WU ZBP Career Center

 

Networking is about communication and a career event is also about networking. It is as individual as you, your conversational partner, and the setting.

How do you succeed online or offline at a career event - such as Career Calling - and leave a lasting impression? In her speech, Claudia Szauter, career advisor at the WU ZBP Career Center, will give you valuable tips on this important topic.

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12:30 p.m.: Discover your purpose, Unilever Austria

Unilever's purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace. We want to encourage each and every one to bring their very own purpose to Unilever. In doing so, we inspire extraordinary achievements. What does your "purpose" mean for us? A purpose combines your strengths, values, ​​and passions. It's about the how and why you do certain things and less about what you do. Once you have found your personal purpose, it can serve as a compass and help you focus. Your purpose can guide you in your decisions. What's more, knowing your own purpose brings motivation, energizing inspiration, and strengthens your resilience. Simply put, your purpose helps you focus on what is really important to you in life. But how do you actually find your own personal purpose? And what gets you there? Leonie Meyer is Learning Specialist for Austria, Germany, and Switzerland at Unilever. In this speech, she will give you insights into the importance of Unilever's purpose, how our brands and, not least, our employees contribute to it, and how their role contributes to everyone identifying their very own purpose.

1 p.m.: Salary, Martina Ernst

 

Let's talk about money! But…how? When is the best time to discuss my desired salary in a job interview? How do I justify my expectations? And, above all, how much can I ask for? Martina Ernst, former HR manager at Erste Bank, knows exactly what is important when negotiating salary. With “Salary Negotiations” she supports applicants in negotiating the salary they deserve. In an interview with the WU ZBP Career Center, she will share with us what matters when it comes to salary negotiation.

1:30 p.m.: Fit at the office, Corpus Motum

 

In your professional career, you will spend around 64,000 hours sitting. Simple exercises can help you prevent back and neck tension.

Patrik Ruhdorfer is a physical therapist at Corpus Motum. In an interactive livestream, he will show you exercises that will be good for you at work, at home, or while learning.

2 p.m.: Apply even if I don't meet all requirements?, Wiener Stadtwerke

Four reasons why an application may make sense despite a lack of qualifications. We provide insight into topics such as cultural fit, personality, résumé/cover letter, and hidden opportunities.

 

2:30 p.m.: How to successfully master (online) interviews, WU ZBP Career Center

 

You want to prepare optimally for an interview in order to convince your future employer? And know how to answer difficult questions?

Then “How to successfully master (online) interviews” is the right session for you. Johanna Hiebl-Nopp, career advisor at the WU ZBP Career Center, will give you tips on how to prepare for an interview and explain what typical interview questions are. So you are ready to impress in your 1-1 chats the next day.

3 p.m.: The first days in a new job, ÖBB

 

The first days in a new job come with a lot of new impressions, emotions, a lot of information, and you experience the new job for the first time. Given the variety of job opportunities at ÖBB, the first few days couldn't be more different. In our speech, we will offer a glimpse behind the scenes and explain why this time is so crucial and how it reflects our brand values.

 

3:30 p.m.: Efficiency instead of „muddling through“ – how to successfully work from home, Ruth Simsa

 

Working when and where you want, increased pace, internationalization - we are all aware of this. By now we are well acquainted with things like working from home, distance learning, virtual meetings, or hybrid work models (a mixture of in-office and remote work). But not exactly used to it. What are some stumbling blocks when working from home? How do you create structure and routines? And: Is work from home here to stay? WU Professor Ruth Simsa will share best practice tips and give insights into developments and trends.

4 p.m.: Career decisions during and after WU, WU ZBP Career Center

 

With its comprehensive range of courses, WU opens up a wide range of career opportunities. However, it's possible to miss the forest for the trees! Robert Langer, career coach at the WU ZBP Career Center, will provide you with up-to-date statistics on the job market as well as individual coaching tips for when you are preparing the "right career decisions" regarding your choice of specializations, or your selection of internships and jobs.

4:30 p.m.: Apply correctly - focus natural sciences/engineering, Alumni BOKU

 

You are about to graduate or just did, are looking for a job and dealing with the following questions: How do I start the job search? What forms of employment are there? You would like to know whether your application documents are well designed? Dos and don'ts for your application letter and résumé. BOKU Alumni will provide tips for the application process, job entry and career opportunities as well as dos and don'ts of job applications.

5:30 p.m.: Your USP is key - on your application documents as well!, WU ZBP Career Center

 

When it comes to applying for jobs, it's important to stand out. So what is your USP, your “Brand Me” that sets you apart? In this session, you will learn from career advisor Hannah Kohl how you can show companies your uniqueness with your application documents (résumé, letter of motivation).

October 21

9:30 a.m.: A little bit of courage, Klara Fuchs

 

One of the hardest questions to ask yourself in life is, "What am I supposed to do with my life?" It's a paradox. We have more opportunities than ever and yet we cannot make up our minds and feel discontent. But what exactly keeps us from pursuing our path? The choices? Probably not. Maybe you just don't have the courage to go your own way. Here you will find inspiration for more courage and self-confidence.

Klara Fuchs is an author, sports studies graduate, certified mental coach, and one of the top influencers in Austria. She started studying medicine in her late twenties and did not follow a “normal” career path.

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