For Students

Virtual Career Fair

Utnarm 2021 will come in the shape of a virtual career fair! Last year, Utnarm was Sweden’s largest virtual career fair with over 70 companies and this year it will be even bigger! Furthermore, Utnarm will host two weeks packed with events prior to and during the career fair! The Event weeks will inspire you for your career choices and help you prepare for the fair. They are held in week 44 and week 45. What kind of events we will host are now released on events page (click here). The Grand opening will be held on November 1.

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When is the fair?

Thursday, November 11 2021
9 AM to 4 PM

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What Is a Virtual Career Fair?

A virtual career fair is quite similar to a physical career fair. You get to meet and chat online with potential employers from numerous different companies and organizations and hear more about their work, organization, values, and opportunities.

Find out how to register for Utnarm using our step-by-step guide here.

Virtual Stalls

Before the event, you can learn about the companies by visiting their virtual stall on the platform. The companies can post jobs, videos, scheduled meeting slots, company descriptions, and much more in the stall. From October 29th most of the exhibitors will have their stall online. Do not forget to visit the platform before the fair day to see which companies are joining this year!

Chat With Companies

During the event, you have the chance to chat with representatives from the companies and organizations, just like in a physical fair. In addition to writing to companies, you can request a video or voice call from the employer for a more personal experience. Don’t be afraid to talk to companies!

Breakout Rooms

At the fair, some companies will have a breakout session where they can reach a handful of you for a discussion about their organization, work culture and opportunities! You can sign up for the breakout room at the company’s virtual stall.

Webinars & Scheduled Video Meetings

During the fair day, you can also attend webinars on the fair and sign up for a video conversation with the companies. A webinar can be a presentation by a company or similar, an interview or a panel discussion that is live on the platform. As a student, you have the chance to ask questions during the webinar.

A video meeting is a short one-on-one conversation with a company representative that you can sign up for. The available slots can be found on the company’s virtual stall. This is a great opportunity to get some insights more tailored to your interest!

You can find out more information about registering for the fair, setting up a profile, interacting with companies and tips and tricks for attending a Virtual Career Fair here (https://knowledge.onlinecareerevents.com/en_US/164601-participant)

Lounge

Utnarm is known for our homemade fika which is greatly appreciated by both students and exhibitors. Our fika comes in great varieties! Whether you are vegan, gluten intolerant or eat everything there will be something for you in our lounge!

Our lounge is also a great hang out spot if you want to talk to companies or your friends. Visit our lounge during the fair (Thursday, 11th November 2021, 09:00 to 16:00), you can find it in the exam hall ( Tentamenslokal Hus 5)!

Fika delivery

If you want to lounge at home we offer fika delivery, we deliver the fika to some of the bigger student housing areas. You can find the formto get fika on Utnarm's facebook page.

CV-photo

When was the last time you updated your CV photo? During the grand opening, you will be able to get a professional photo of yourself. This is a great opportunity to get a great picture for your profile at the virtual fair as well! Put on your business wear and meet us in Mellanrummet, near häggsalen at Ångström, 2 pm - 4 pm. Drop in, no registration. 

CV- review

As a recently graduated student, you are highly sought after when you enter the job market. But to get the job you want, you need to put time and energy into your resume and your personal letter. During the Grand opening, you can join the Swedish Association of Graduate Engineers (Sveriges Ingenjörer) in their CV review event and get a lot of good advice on how to improve your resume. Sign up for a time slot 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.

  1. Create a profile - First of all, create a profile on the platform by pressing this link and sign up with your student email. The next step is to fill the profile and potentially add a resume (CV). Unfortunately, you can’t use your profile from last year as the platform is different.
  2. Register to the fair - Register to the fair by pressing this link and "register"
  3. Browse companies - Check what companies and organizations are attending and which ones you are interested in. On the platform, 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.
  4. Do background research - Learn about the companies you are interested in talking to by reading about them in their stall and visiting their website.
  5. 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.
  6. Prepare questions - Prepare questions you want to ask the companies, preferably follow-up questions on things you have read.
  7. Visit the fair - Attend the fair on November 11th, 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?




Master's Thesis Magazine

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Check out the Utnarm 2021 Master's Thesis Magazine!

The 2021 thesis magazine is now available and here you can read about five different companies' master thesis, an interview about master thesis abroad, a CV-Check up and interview tips.


Get your hands on a physical magazine in the Utnarm goodie bag or in the lounge on the 11th of November.

Further questions:

Do you have questions regarding Utnarm? Email [email protected] or write directly to a committee member. (see our contact section)

During the fair, you can write to us in the Utnarm booth at the virtual fair.