On RTU Career Day, Young People Will Meet With Businesses and Pursue Career Education Activities

Students from all Latvian universities are invited to the Career Day of Riga Technical University (RTU), which will take place on 6 March in the International Exhibition Hall in Kipsala and will bring together 130 company representatives from 40 different sectors, in order to gain insight into the situation on the labour market, meet with business representatives in person, establish contacts valuable for career development and participate in educational activities – a discussion, an inspirational workshop and a short interview to explore their opportunities for receiving a very concrete job offer.

This year, the RTU Career Day, the largest youth professional orientation event in Latvia, will be held with the participation of Latvian businesses, as well as four foreign companies, inviting both Latvian and foreign students to it. The Career Day exhibition – meeting with representatives of busiesses at the Exhibition Hall will take place from 10:00 to 16:00 and the admission is free. To enable all RTU students to visit the Career Day, lectures will be cancelled from 12:30 on 6 March.

Alongside with activities in the Exhibition Hall, where young people will meet with business representatives, three educational and practical career-related activities will take place:

• At 11:00 – 12:00, a seminar on profession selection “The Future Is in Your Own Arms” will be held, chaired by TV personality and actress Ieva Florence-Vīksne. The lecturer will share her experience of seeking and finding her profession, will talk about obstacles, overcoming them and using them for her own good. One will also find out during the workshop where to take inspiration from when one wants to give up. Registration is by completing the application form.

• At 12:30 – 13:30, discussion on future skills and labour market challenges will take place, with the participation of the Parliamentary Secretary of the Ministry of Education and Science Reinis Znotiņš, RTU Vice-Rector for Strategic Development Artūrs Zeps, Anta Praņeviča from Fontes company, representative of the Board of RTU Alumni Association and CEO of MILZU company Enno Ence. Participants of the discussion will present their vision of the most important issues on the labour market in terms of its development, inviting visitors to participate as well. The discussion will be moderated by Director of RTU Public Relations Department Ivars Svilāns.

• At 13:00 – 17:00, a speed dating event will take place, with the participation of 50 companies, inviting students to a four-minute talk during which both sides will be able to assess the potential for starting an employment relationship. If interests of both parties coincide, the young people can receive very specific job offers after the event. Upon short interviews, students will be able to meet and talk to representatives of other companies as well. The time from 13:00 to 15:00 is allocated for talks in Latvian and from 15:00 to 17:00 in English, providing an opportunity for foreign students to attend the event. To participate in the speed dating event arranged by the social enterprise Visas Iespējas, it is required to register and complete the application form.

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Job speed dating

WHAT? Visas Iespējas & RTU Career Day “Job speed-dating” event

WHERE? International Exhibition Centre in Ķīpsala, exhibition hall on 2nd Floor

WHEN? 6th of March 13.00 – 15.00 (LAT) / 15.00 – 17.00 (ENG)

WHO? Young people who are looking for a full or part-time job
Have you experienced that looking for a job can take a lot of time and in the end, you still don’t get what you wanted? Instead of sending several CV’s and motivation letters, meet companies “eye to eye” in a non-formal environment during RTU Career day “Job speed-dating” event which will happen on the 6th of March at 13:00 in the International Exhibition Centre in Ķīpsala, 2nd floor.

Meet several interesting companies representing different sectors! 4-minute conversation with each representative will give you a chance to ask questions, tell about your talents and find out whether there’s a “match”!

Event will happen in two parts: first part, which will happen from 13.00-15.00, will be in Latvian and meant for participants who can freely communicate in Latvian, while the second part of the event will happen in English from 15.00-17.00 and will be meant for foreigners living in Latvia and looking for a job.

After each part, there’s also going to be half an hour for some networking that you can use to ask some extra questions and talk with representatives that you didn’t get the interviews with.
PARTICIPATION IN THE EVENT: Participation is for FREE. However, to apply, you need to fill in a form until 23rd of February:
Registration FORM for the 2nd part in English.
IMPORTANT! After registration, you need to fill in a longer questionnaire, that we’ll send to your e-mail address closer to the start of the event. Afterwards, we’ll contact you to announce the results of the selection process.

Do you want to find your job “match”? You have all the opportunities!