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Focus: Career – A series of virtual career events

Focus: Career is a series of career events for those of you who recently graduated or are at the start of your career, as well as for students. Events will be taking place until 12 February 2021 and are hosted jointly by Lund University and Malmö University.

The events are free of charge but spaces are limited, so make sure to register in time by clicking on the links to the specific events below. 

Our best advice on how to write a CV and cover letter! (online workshop)
2 February | 12:00–13:00

A summary of our best advice about CV and cover letter writing.

What are the recruiters and hiring managers looking for in your application documents? We give you our best advice and talk about the key parts of CV and cover letter writing.

The workshop is divided into three parts:
  1. Our top advice on how to write a winning CV (20 minutes)
  2. How to write a tailored cover letter (20 minutes)
  3. Q&A where you have the chance to interact and ask your questions (20 minutes)


Golden rules for a sustainable professional life in an international context
2 February | 16:30–17:30

Receive valuable career advice on how to develop a sustainable professional life while working in an international context.

Lund University and Malmö University alumna Sara Fallström currently works as an ICRC Delegate in Côte d’Ivoire. During this seminar, she will share her favourite career advice. However, her advice is not about what courses to take or what universities to attend in order to land that dream job. Instead, she will reflect on lessons learned from the start of her studies in 1995 to where she is today. She will present a combination of factors that can help you maintain a sustainable work life. Why is it important to be good at giving and receiving constructive feedback? Why should you know what your transferrable skills are? And is karma really something to pay attention to?

Sara has worked and volunteered for Swedish and international civil society organisations for over 25 years, in positions ranging from shop assistant in a fair trade shop and secretary on the board of a local sports association to head of an international department. Her academic background is within languages, environmental science and development studies.


Are you interested in pursuing a career as a PhD student?
3 February | 16:30–18:00

Tune in for a panel discussion with four current PhD students representing different subject areas at Malmö University and Lund University. They will tell you all about what it’s like to work at the University, how to apply, work–life balance and many other things. You will have the chance to ask questions during the discussion.

Rebecka Söderberg: I am a PhD student in International Migration and Ethnic Relations (IMER) at the Department of Global Political Studies (GPS), Malmö University. I hold a master’s degree in European Ethnology from the University of Copenhagen. In my current research, I compare Denmark and Sweden and explore how segregation and urban diversity is problematized in policy discourses and how residents experience their neighbourhoods and interventions for social mix. My PhD project is a part of the SEGMIX project, funded by FORMAS.

Asimina Papoulia: I am a PhD student in Computational Atomic Physics at Malmö University, Faculty of Technology and Society. I am originally from Athens, Greece, where I also performed my undergraduate studies in physics. Seven years ago, I came to Sweden to pursue a master’s degree in Theoretical Physics at Lund University. My research focuses on the modelling of atoms and ions. I perform quantum mechanical calculations and develop computational methods to accurately describe the structure of atomic systems and the interactions of their electrons with internal and external electromagnetic fields and the nucleus.

Linn Alenius Wallin: I am a PhD candidate in sociology and involved in the project “Caring between generations. A study of relationships, commitment and care in everyday family life.” My own research is about non-kinship relationships between so-called bonus-grandchildren and bonus-grandparents, both those that have arisen through reorganised families and self-chosen relationships.

Joakim Frögren: I am a PhD student at the Department of Health Sciences at Lund University, where I belong to the research group Active and Healthy Ageing. In my dissertation, I study the potential ethical and epistemic contributions of various collaborative approaches in research on ageing and health. This is done by providing thorough examples of what various collaborative approaches can add, ethically and epistemically, but also by giving an account of what they may require in terms of for example resources and attitudes and what the challenges are.


The Introvert Career Advantage – get that job!
9 February, 16:00–17:00

This workshop shows how introverts go from invisible to outstanding during the job hunt!

How does one navigate the job-hunting process as an introvert? Learn how to use your introversion as an advantage and stand out without bragging. Do great interviews, know your strengths and network in an authentic way to get a position!

Included in this workshop:
 – The science of introversion
 – Why being an introvert matters for your career
 – Quiet strengths and how to go from invisible to outstanding
 – How to network effectively with authenticity
 – CV, cover letter and interview tips for introverts
 – Leave the workshop feeling ahead of your competition!


How to network on LinkedIn
10 February | 17:00 – 18:00

Boost your network on LinkedIn with the help of resume expert Birgitta Möller.

Making connections, engaging with content and utilising your online network – but how is this best done on LinkedIn? What do recruiters look for on your profile? What should you keep in mind if you want to be discovered by recruiters? In this webinar, expert resume writer, Birgitta Möller, will give you tips on how to network on LinkedIn.


Virtual Career Fair 2021
11 February | 10:00 – 14:00

Meet your future employer at the Virtual Career Fair 2021!

On 11 February 2021 at 10.00-14.00 all students and recent graduates from Lund University and Malmö University are invited to a virtual career fair.

During the fair you will get the opportunity to network with over twenty different employers through chat and video calls. The participating organisations offer full-time jobs as well as summer jobs and internships in several different industries. Since the fair is arranged digitally, it provides you with the opportunity to connect with employers located in several places throughout Sweden and Greater Copenhagen.


Online After Work: Career advice, case discussions and a fun quiz!
12 February | 15:30 – 16:45

Join us for a relaxed After Work with a focus on your future career!

After a series of career-related events, put your newly gained knowledge to the test! Join us for a digital After Work where you will get career advice from alumni, listen to a career-focused case discussion by an expert panel and join a fun quiz. A perfect start to the weekend and your future career!


*** Some events are only held in Swedish. ***


Vägen till ingenjörsjobbet
3 februari | 12:00 – 13:00

Här får du som ingenjörsstudent och nyutexaminerad konkreta tips på hur du möter arbetsmarknaden.

Hur gör du ett bra första intryck på en arbetsmarknadsmässa? Hur skriver du ett professionellt CV och personligt brev? Hur kan du använda LinkedIn i ditt jobbsökande? Hur kan du förbereda dig på bästa sätt inför en anställningsintervju? Och vad är bra att tänka på under intervjun? Att söka jobb är att marknadsföra sig själv och därför måste du sälja in dina kunskaper och erfarenheter på rätt sätt för att sticka ut från mängden.

Under lunchen kommer en CV-expert från Sveriges Ingenjörer ge dig konkreta tips och råd om vad du behöver tänka på för att kunna stärka ditt personliga varumärke för att hitta just ditt sommarjobb, exjobb eller första ingenjörsjobb.

Samma dag som workshopen mailar vi ut en Zoom-länk till alla som har registrerat sig. Klicka på länken och följ instruktionerna för att delta.


Hur blir du rekryterad? Panelsamtal med tre utställare från Virtual Career Fair 2021
4 februari | 12:00 – 13:15

Undrar du hur företag resonerar när de rekryterar? I denna paneldiskussion får du höra vad rekryterare värderar hos potentiella kandidater.

Lär dig mer om hur företag tänker när de rekryterar nya medarbetare. Vad är det som sticker ut lite extra när rekryterare tittar på olika ansökningshandlingar? Hur använder man LinkedIn? Vad förväntas av en kandidat på en anställningsintervju och finns det något man absolut inte får göra? I denna paneldiskussion möter vi representanter från arbetsgivarna Gigstep, Lime Technologies och Malmö Stad för att lära oss mer om rekryteringsprocessen.


Hur du förbereder dig inför en virtuell karriärmässa
8 februari | 12:15 – 12:45

Kom förberedd till Virtual Career Fair 2021! Här får du värdefulla tips och tricks för att lyckas på en virtuell karriärmässa.

Att förbereda sig inför en anställningsintervju kan kännas självklart, lika viktigt är det dock att förbereda sig inför en karriärmässa. Är mässan dessutom virtuell finns det ytterligare aspekter att tänka in.

Fanndis Hermannsdottir har jobbat med mässor i över 10 år, är kommunikatör för arbetslivssamverkan på Lunds universitet och är dessutom medievetare. Fanndis erbjuder under detta webbinarium värdefulla tips och tricks för att lyckas med nätverkandet på en virtuell karriärmässa. Exempelvis vikten av en bra Elevator Pitch, utmaningar i medierad kommunikation och vad du bör läsa på innan du deltar på mässan.


We hope these events will give you an inspirational boost while you’re on the job hunt or at the start of your career path!


January 26, 2021

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