Careers support from Career Links
IMC Krems hosted its Career Links fair on 2 April. Over 50 companies from a variety of sectors attended the event for students and recent graduates, who spent the day finding out about the successful regional and international businesses in attendance, as well as the internships and entry-level positions they offer. Career Links is clearly one of the reasons behind IMC Krems’ outstanding graduate employment rate of 98%.
Strong demand for IMC students
Hannes Hell from Strabag studied management at IMC Krems and is now a departmental manager. “We are looking for lots of commercial staff for internships or trainee programmes to work as purchasing clerks. We use the four-eye principle, so a technical expert always works with someone from the commercial side, and these are the people we’re looking for here at IMC Krems,” he explained.
Another graduate, Magdalena Bräuer, completed the Health Management bachelor programme before going on to study on the Management master programme, specialising in human resources. She now works in recruitment at pharmaceutical company MDS. “We’re mainly on the lookout for master and bachelor biotech students and graduates. Demand has been very strong so far,” Bräuer commented. [J1]
Horst Moser, an export graduate, is now a regional retail manager at Hofer. “We’re also looking for regional retail managers here today, that’s our management entry-level position. They are responsible for about 100 employees in three to five branches,” Moser said. He was looking forward to meeting many potential applicants with a strong interest in the posts on offer at Hofer.
As well as meeting potential employers, the attendees also took advantage of various additional services and forms of assistance aimed at helping them start the application process on the right foot, such as CV photo shoots and tips for preparing written applications. An outfit-style-image coach was also on hand with some useful hints.
Perfectly prepared for a new career
The strong practical focus of education and research at IMC Krems ensures that its graduates are well placed to assume professional responsibilities. Degree programme development in line with industry requirements, and implementation of research projects for industry partners mean that IMC Krems graduates can begin to make a valuable contribution for their employers as soon as they start work.
Internships are an integral part of all the university’s degree programmes, giving students the opportunity to supplement their application-based expertise with work experience. From a company perspective, internships are a chance to get to know prospective employees over an extended period and assess their abilities.