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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