Studies or training? Dual, college or university? Or straight into professional life? But IF yes, then WHAT? There are countless possibilities! In that case the selection is difficult. The education and career fair can help with orientation.
Entire school classes have already registered for March 25th and 26th, 2022. But also private individuals, you alone or spontaneously with your best buddy, can get help in making decisions about your professional career. Education fairs are perfect for getting a first idea of where to go after graduation.
Fewer trainees than students in Germany
In 2020 there were 466,000 new trainees in Germany. This compares to 490,000 freshmen and that number is expected to continue to rise. More than 80 percent of the students who do their Abitur want to go to university. The majority of young people would therefore like to go to university or technical college. The reasons for this are diverse. First and foremost is the prospect of better pay once you’ve got your degree in your professional life. But this calculation does not always add up.
Lifetime income depends on gender and occupation
Depending on the industry, it doesn’t make a big difference whether you have completed an apprenticeship or a degree. A master craftsman with a well-run craft business, for example, clearly exceeds the lifetime income of an art historian. That’s why you can’t say per se that studying always brings more money in the end. On the other hand, a good education always increases the chances of finding work well and with a financial cushion. The unemployment rate for master craftsmen is only 3 percent, while people without training have an unemployment rate of 19 percent.
A job that suits your interests
All of this is a lot of information. And above all, knowing that a good brain surgeon can make a lot of money is of precious little use if you can’t see blood. Or the average grade for a medical degree is not enough. The good thing is that there are so many different occupations, professions, qualifications and occupations that there really is a job for everyone. You just have to find him! And this is where educational fairs are extremely helpful. For example, the education and career fair in Friedrichshafen.
Studies, training, further education or lateral entry
Do you want to do “something with the media” or are your talents more in the areas of craftsmanship? Do you want to study after you graduate or are you looking for a way to start your studies without having to graduate? Which companies offer you what you are looking for? Where could you start and in which area would you be on the road exactly? Finding the right job and career path for you is like looking for a needle in a haystack. Because there are just so damn many options.
For the first time in presence instead of online since the Corona outbreak
Come to the trade fair in Friedrichshafen on the beautiful Lake Constance on Friday (March 25, 2022) and/or Saturday (March 26, 2022) if you are struggling with such questions. From 8.30 a.m. or 9 a.m. (Saturday) to 2.30 p.m. you can find out more about entry and promotion opportunities from almost 70 exhibitors. For the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic, the trade fair will take place in person and as great as the opportunity to have such trade fairs take place virtually, it does not entirely replace personal contact with the exhibitors.
Going home with a plan for the future
Pummel the companies of your choice with questions. Maybe think in advance what is particularly important to you and what you need to know. Is a degree or an apprenticeship in the region the only option for you? Is there a minimum amount you need to earn to make ends meet and what isn’t working for you? You can get information at the many stands and leave the fair with at least one idea for your professional future. In the best case, you will be so enthusiastic that you will sign your internship contract for your dream company on the spot! Everything is included for your career on these days. Do not miss this chance. See you!