For Students 2020
Virtual Career Fair
Utnarm 2020 will for the first time be a virtual career fair! This year Utnarm is the largest virtual career fair in Sweden with over 70 companies! We are also working on making digital event weeks according to the restrictions. The event weeks are held week 44 and week 45 and you can find information regarding the events and how to register here and on our Facebook event. All the events will be digital.
What is a Virtual Career Fair?
A virtual career fair is quite similar to a physical career fair. You get to meet and chat with potential employers from many different companies and organizations online and hear more about their organization, values and opportunities.
Prior to the event you can learn about the companies by visiting their virtual stall. In the stall, the companies can post jobs, frequently asked questions, a video, company description and much more. From October 1:st most of the exhibitors will have their stall online.
Chat with Companies
During the event you have the chance to chat with representatives from the companies and organizations, similar to a physical fair. In addition to writing to companies, you can choose to video chat or voice chat for a more personal experience. Don’t be afraid to talk to companies!
Webinars and Contact Talks
During the fair day, you can also attend webinars on the fair and contact talks. A webinar can be a presentation by a company or similar, live sent on the platform. As a student, you have the chance to ask questions during the webinar.
A contact talk is a longer personal meeting with a company representative that you apply for in advance on the virtual fair. The companies choose the students from the applications for a virtual meeting.
More information regarding the contact talks can be found here.
There will still be free fika and coffee! Utnarm will do home delivery! Because of the situation with Covid-19, we will unfortunately not be able to have any physical lounges. But Utnarm will still deliver fika to students attending the fair! To get free fika and coffee, you have to fill out our form and then we will deliver fika to you. We will deliver fika to specific student areas during specific times of the fair day. If you live in Uppsala but not in one of these areas, we will try to deliver your fika to your door (but we cannot guarantee anything). The form will open on Sunday 1st of November and will close Tuesday 3rd of November 18:00, so make sure you order your fika during that period. There will be one regular, one gluten-free and one vegan alternative. Hope you like our new lounge concept!
When was the last time you updated your CV photo? Utnarm 2020 offers CV-photography on the 26th and 30th of October. This is a great opportunity to update your UU student account with a perfect picture, the same account you use for the virtual fair. You can book a time for CV-photography here.
How do you Prepare?
It’s important to prepare yourselves before a virtual career fair. To get the most out of Utnarm, make sure to start preparing early.
- Create a profile - First of all, create a profile on Careergate by pressing this link and choosing: “Sign up with UU student account”. The next step is to fill the profile and potentially add a resume (CV).
- Register to the fair - Register to the fair by pressing this link and "register"
- Browse companies - Check what companies and organizations are attending and which ones you are interested in. On Careergate you can sort companies according to how the available jobs match your profile. You can also filter companies by industry and what they offer in our company catalogue.
- Do background research - Learn about the companies you are interested in talking to by reading about them in their stall and visiting their website.
- Elevator pitch - At any career fair, it is important to market yourself in a good way. Prepare an elevator pitch to get the company interested in you.
- Prepare questions - Prepare questions you want to ask the companies, preferably follow-up questions on things you have read.
- Visit the fair - Attend the fair on November 5th, and follow up on your contacts afterwards.
Why should you attend?
Are you at the beginning of your education?
Take the opportunity to get inspiration for your future! At Utnarm, you have the possibility to broaden your horizons and explore exciting industries and the variety of companies available. Many companies have good advice for future course options and what your studies can lead to.
General but valuable advice can be found at all companies, so please do not hesitate to talk to the company that you do not think fits you, because who knows what you want to work with in the future? Even during years 1 and 2, you have good opportunities to make contacts that can lead to interesting summer jobs.
Are you in the middle of your education?
Here you have the perfect opportunity to talk to those companies that seem interesting for summer jobs, thesis and future employment. An excellent opportunity to get inspiration for the choices of courses in your education.
Ask the companies what they look for in their employees - perhaps they want students who have been on exchange studies or students who have been involved in the student union.
Are you at the end of your education?
Utnarm could be your step out into working life, so come prepared. Get all the information you need about your thesis and jobs after graduation. Build contacts and collect information about the companies you think would suit you. But remember to think outside the box, perhaps your dream company is something very different than you originally thought - which way do you want to go?
Do you have questions regarding Utnarm? Go to our contact section and find the email to the committee members.
During the fair, the Utnarm committee will be there to answer any questions you have.