Futures Day for Female Students and Female Doctoral Candidates

From Getting Started to Getting Ahead – Can an Academic Career Be Planned?

Sometimes that is a very difficult question to answer as there are so many possibilities. Start a family or focus on your career? Get off to a flying start or find a job with set working hours? And what to do when? Our 2018 Future Day for Female Students and Female Doctoral Candidates deals directly with such topics.

How do I get off on the right foot when starting my career? How do I want to work later on and what companies reflect my interests? Am I better suited to a career in industry or in science? This event aims to prepare you for and inform you about your future professional life.

At Futures Day, you will have the opportunity to meet human resource representatives or recruiters in person and to learn about application processes and entry-level jobs. Job and continuing education possibilities at RWTH will also be presented. A moderated talk with the companies and a networking get-together with beverages and snacks round out the day.

Target Group

This event is for women students in all Bachelor and Master courses of study as well as for women doctoral candidates in all fields of study.

Participating Companies

At our 2018 Future Day 2018 you'll be able to meet the following companies. Take this opportunity to make the right connections and improve your chances: Air Liquide, Bosch, brose, Continental, Fraunhofer, McKinsey&Company, Porsche, strategy&, Tesla Grohmann Automation, viega.


Childcare is available free of charge – please in time.

Preparing for Futures Day

Obviously, you don't have to prepare anything beforehand in order to be able to take part in Future Day, but if you do like to get a head start, we have compiled a list of core questions and a guide for visiting the fair booths: Checklist and guide (de)

When? Tuesday, December 11, 2018, 12 noon to 8pm
Where? SuperC at RWTH, 6th floor
Cost free of charge


Language German
Further Information

2018 Futures Day for Female Students and Female Doctoral Candidates is a collaboration between the Equal Opportunities Office and the Career center at RWTH as well as the Faculty of Mechanical Engineering's Gender Working Group. Here you can find the Program brochure.

In order for you to be able to get the best use out of Futures Day and to give you a chance to prepare for the job market in general, the Career Center is offering German-taught workshops specifically for female students again this winter semester on topics such as repartee, style and etiquette, small talk and successful networking, or wage discussions training. Further seminars and workshops on career development can be found in the regular program offered by the Career Center.

Please be advised that photos and/or videos will be taken during this event, which may or may not include participants's recognizable image. These may later be incorporated into our university-wide catalog of image enhancing photos and thus may be used by RWTH Aachen and its corporate partners s for commercial purposes as well. By participating in this event you agree to allow RWTH Aachen University to create, store, use and publish the images in print, digital or web-based formats. If, in individual cases, you do not wish to have us use your image, please notify us at the time of registration at the event venue.

Future Day for Female Students