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Launching Pad for Careers

As WU’s main employment hub, the WU ZBP Career Center is active in all areas related to job hunting and the job market and creates a platform for students, graduates, and potential employees to find each other.

Austria’s largest university career center offers a special job exchange platform for WU students, on-campus career events, research on job and application trends, as well as job coaching and job training services.

Record Number of Jobs Advertised

In 2018, 3,142 jobs were advertised by the WU ZBP Career Center. This is a 15% increase compared to the previous year. Corporate partners and job-hunting students enthusiastically attended events such as Career Insights, Internship Days, or Meet your Job, which brought 110 employers to WU.

The two internship formats “JUSPLUS Internship Exchange” and “BIS Internship Program,” organized in close cooperation with the master’s programs in Business Law and Information Systems, continued the success of the previous year with a total of 66 advertised internships.

“We have been working successfully with the ZBP for years and are always impressed by the constant quality, professionalism and, last but not least, friendliness of this partnership. We can always rely on the ZBP.”
Birgit Moosmann, head of VIG Human Resources

The WU ZBP Career Center was also active off campus. With the motto “A direct shuttle to your first job,” the third annual Long Night of Companies event was held in March 2018. The career event, organized by the WU ZBP Career Center in cooperation with the University of Vienna, was attended by 40 employers and 1,100 visitors. Visitors came first to City Hall, then moved on to the companies’ offices or production facilities.

Career Calling

On October 23, 4,300 visitors came to the Messe Wien Vienna exhibition center in search of a job. Career Calling, Austria’s largest career fair with 152 potential employers, presented itself to visitors with new, updated features in 2018. In addition to discussions about internships and entry-level jobs, students also had the opportunity to try out interactive elements such as speed interviews, talks, workshops, and CV checks. The new format was very well received by employers and visitors alike, and a continuation on a larger scale is planned for 2019.

“My career started off with an 18-month management trainee program with the REWE Group. I interviewed for the program at the 2001 Career Calling fair, back then it was still called the ‘Wirtschaftsmesse.’ After the trainee program, I had a number of different positions in Austria and abroad, and today I’m on the board of directors.”
Marcel Haraszti, divisional director for REWE International AG

Job Hunting Together

To facilitate increased communication within the community of job seekers at WU, the ZBP Career Center launched a series of Round Tables in 2018. The objective: Three to six WU students and graduates meet up to talk about their experiences with the application process – tapping into the hive mind, as it were. Topics at the 2018 Round Tables included internships, entry-level salaries, and identifying your own strengths. Further Round Tables are planned for 2019.

2018 at the Career Center in Numbers

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  • 2,140 students and graduates took advantage of coaching and workshop opportunities.
  • 110 employers attended on-campus career events.
  • 49 career-themed articles published in three editions of the career newsletter.
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