Inova opens up career prospects for students

For the 26th time, the fair, which has established itself as one of the most important career forums in Central Germany, opened its doors to students and graduates of the TU Ilmenau.

Dedicated students of the TU Ilmenau organize the inova.

"We want to make it easier for TU Ilmenau students to start their careers," says Sophie Haufe, inova project manager. Since 1996, the career fair has offered students and graduates of the TU Ilmenau the chance to make contact with potential employers, find out about companies in personal conversations and get an overview of the current job market.

As the largest project of the student association SWING e.V., the fair has established itself as one of the most important career forums in Central Germany. Organized entirely by students, it offers students and graduates of the TU Ilmenau as well as members of the surrounding Thuringian universities the opportunity to get in touch with renowned companies and explore their career prospects in the region and throughout Germany.

On-site interviews

During the two days of the trade fair on October 25 and 26, visitors were able to obtain detailed information about potential employers. They were able to conduct job interviews directly on site, take part in company presentations and go through stations for an application portfolio check and an application photo shoot. At the JOB.wall, interested visitors found a large selection of various job advertisements from the exhibiting companies. In the week before the inova, the Warm.up.Week, there was also the opportunity to take part in various workshops. These covered topics related to the application process and the job interview and thus provided a comprehensive basis for preparing for a successful interview with the company representatives.

Sophie Haufe and Eric Völker, project managers of inova, want to use their commitment to create a platform for comprehensive exchange between students and their potential future employers:

The inova offers companies and students as well as graduates a platform for exchange. Through personal contact they get to know contact persons of the respective companies already at their place of study and can ask specific questions about their desired job. Often, internships, working student jobs, collaboration on the final thesis and even permanent positions result from the discussions at inova.

Companies in search of skilled workers

With a total of 213 exhibiting companies, this year saw the largest edition of inova to date. On both days of the fair, the companies from the region and from all over Germany were looking for qualified specialists and managers in all fields at Ilmenau Technical University - including the Brose Group. The company has been a partner of the inova for many years and at the trade fair is primarily looking for students and graduates of electrical engineering and information technology, mechanical engineering and automotive engineering, as Astrid Erbacher from Brose's HR department explains:

The technical orientation and the very good reputation of the TU Ilmenau are arguments for us to keep exhibiting at inova. Here, we find exactly the students and graduates who fit our technical profile.

Impressions of the inova


project management team of the inova