The Riga Technical University (RTU) “Career Day 2020” was attended by 125 representatives of different companies and organisations, who met students of RTU and other universities, as well as pupils of high schools. A number of career-related events were held in parallel – a workshop, speed dating and a discussion, which was also broadcast online on the Internet, bringing together a wide range of viewers. During the speed dating, companies invited students to a four-minute conversation where the two sides valued the potential for starting their employment relationship. 25 companies participated in the talks in Latvian and eight in English. There was also a survey conducted during the Career Day to identify the best stands. Visitors have assessed most highly the AS Rīgas Satiksme stand, and the stands of RTU Design Factory and AS Olainfarm got the second and the third places respectively.
The RTU Career Day was held in the International Exhibition Hall in Ķīpsala on 22 February with the participation of 140 companies and organisations representing 37 industries. During the exhibition, the companies presented their offers to students – potential employees and trainees. The event was international for the first time, as German, Dutch and Estonian companies were represented there as well. In parallel to the exhibition, students were provided an opportunity to attend three workshops – “How to Be Productive?”, moderated by CEO of Printful Dāvis Siksāns, “How to Manage Everything?”, moderated by DJ and broadcaster Toms Grēviņš, and “21 Future Work”, moderated by CognizantLatvia representative Alexander Radcenko. During the Career Day, it was also possible to participate in the RTU Design Factory prototyping challenge “Career Lift”.
The RTU Career Day was held in the International Exhibition Hall in Ķīpsala on 1 March with the participation of 116 companies and organisations representing 27 industries. During the exhibition, the companies presented their offers to students – potential employees and trainees. In parallel to the exhibition, students were provided an opportunity to attend three workshops – “Effective communication, or – I wanted to do better, but …”, moderated by TV un radio presenter, event moderator and lecturer Valdis Melderis, “Learn to set and accomplish your goals: an interactive couching masterclass”, moderated by personal growth trainer, manager and lecturer of the Mastership School Sandra Ošleja, and “My hobby – how to make a successful career by doing what you love to do”, moderated by personality and career development coach Andris Arhomkins. During the Career Day, it was also possible to participate in Mind Games.
The RTU Career Day was held in the International Exhibition Hall in Ķīpsala on 2 March with the participation of 102 companies and organisations representing 28 industries. During the exhibition, the companies presented their offers to students – potential employees and trainees. In parallel to the exhibition, students could participate in Conversation Library containing stories of professionals from 13 different fields. Students were provided an opportunity to ask questions about professions, the process of their selection, successes, difficulties, daily routines, etc.
The Career Day 2017 catalogue in e-form
The LTV1 news story
The LNT news story
The LR1 conversation in the “Labrīt” programme
The LR4 news story
The photo gallery
The RTU Career Day was held in the International Exhibition Hall in Ķīpsala on 3 March with the participation of 81 companies and organisations representing 28 industries. During the exhibition, it was possible to receive consultations on preparation and improvement of the content of one’s CV, preparation for job interviews and job search issues.
The Career Day 2016 catalogue in e-form.
The RTU Career Day was held in the International Exhibition Hall in Ķīpsala on 30 April with the participation of 121 companies and organisations representing 27 industries. During the exhibition, there were meetings with representatives of companies, supporting activities and presentations, consultations on CV preparation, as well as workshops on job search creative ways and the significance of practical experience in one’s career formation.
The RTU Career Day was held in Ķīpsala Exhibition Hall on 20 March with the participation of 107 companies and organisations representing 21 industries. During the exhibition, there were presentations of companies, workshops, consultations on CV preparation, job interview simulations and supporting activities.
The RTU Career Day 2014 catalogue in e-form
The RTU Career Day was held in Ķīpsala Exhibition Hall on 21 March with the participation of 81 companies.
The RTU Career Day 2013 catalogue in e-form
The RTU Career Day was held on 22 March with the record number of employers participating – 65. For the first time, the Career Day took place in Ķīpsala Exhibition Hall. Apart from participating in discussions and getting acquainted with companies of interest, visitors could also take part in workshops and job interviews at individual master classes, Europass CV workshops, etc.
The RTU Career Day catalogue in e-form
The RTU Career Day was held on 16 March, with the participation of 32 companies. Both the exhibition and presentations of companies took place during the same day.
The RTU Career Days were held on 17-18 March. Following the proposal of the 25 participants this year, the exhibition took place only on the first day, with the second day fully dedicated to various thematic lectures and workshops.
This year was the time of severe economic recession in the country. Career days accurately reflected trends in the Latvian national economy. The number of vacancies in businesses was shrinking rapidly. Very few companies were strong enough to be able to think in a long-term perspective and communicate with a student audience. Only 24 companies participated and two choose to publish their information in the catalogue, without an active participation in the exhibition.
Attraction of ESF funds was suspended, as there was the end of the financing period and the new one was not yet started.
A discussion was organised between entrepreneurs, the university administration and students on the future development of higher technical education, with participation of representatives from industry associations and major companies in Latvia.
41 companies took part in the Career Days; 16 companies published their information in the catalogue.
Attraction of ESF funds to the Career Day project was continued. The event became so popular that some companies had to be rejected because of a limited capacity of the area. 41 companies
participated, 24 companies published their information. Thus, in general, students got the most up-to-date information about internship and job opportunities from 65 companies – a quantitative record that has not been surpassed as yet.
RTU Career Days held a stable place in Latvia's professional orientation activities. The project became recognisable; the work of the organisers was facilitated by interest on the part of businesses and proactive application for the participation. 40 companies participated, 13 companies published their information. For the first time, funding from the European Social Fund was attracted for the implementation of the project.
The Career Days organised by RTU gained popularity, the work on attracting participants became easier. This was also reflected in the number of participants – 39 companies participated, 14 choose to place information in the Career Days Catalogue, without an active participation in the exhibition.
Following the example of European universities, the administration of Riga Technical University decided on the need to organise Career Days. For the first time, companies of the RTU covered sectors were assembled in the university hall for an exhibition type event for a period of two days, in which students and business representatives had the possibility to communicate directly on the sector development issues, possible internships and jobs.
RTU was one of the first universities in Latvia to organise Career Days. This concept was new for both groups of customers: companies (participants) and the main target audience of visitors – RTU students. The first year of the exhibition succeeded in attracting 26 companies to participate in Career Days. In parallel to the exhibition, company presentations were held, where small groups of students got acquainted with the respective companies and spotlights in the industries they represented.