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Internationale Karriere­messe 2021

"International Career Fair helps to open up unexpected perspectives"

Felix Stewing | Storm Reply GmbH, Dortmund (part of the international Reply Group with more than 10,000 employees)

When Felix Stewing got an appointment at Storm Reply GmbH at the International Career Fair, he was skeptical at first - after all, joining an IT company was not automatically in focus for him as a graduate in economics. But these doubts quickly vanished in the personal conversation and the visit to the fair became a complete success for both sides.

Two employees of Storm Reply GmbH © Referat Internationales​/​TU Dortmund

"The chemistry was right from the start," reports Felix Stewing. After the initial meeting at the fair, further discussions followed with the management and other departments. "With new hires, we make sure that it also fits at the team level," adds Jan Krüger, Manager at Storm Reply and Business Unit Manager of Felix Stewing's department. A U.S. graduate of TU Dortmund University was also supposed to start almost at the same time as Mr. Stewing after attending the career fair, but he returned to his home country at short notice for personal reasons.

With his employment contract in his pocket, Felix Stewing started his first day of work at Stadtkrone Ost in Dortmund around three months after the International Career Fair. His tasks include cultivating the so-called "opportunities", i.e. customer contacts from which orders and partnerships are to be developed. In addition, he also takes care of organizational tasks and supports recruiting. In addition to developers and graduates from the STEM field, Storm Reply GmbH also brings together employees who approach things with an economic perspective. Felix Stewing positively noticed the training culture at his new employer: "I have my own personal annual goal for which training courses and certificates I can complete, and so I am working my way more and more into the IT field. The learning doesn't stop after university."

Storm Reply GmbH plans to participate in the International Career Fair again this year and hopes that the visit will be as successful as in 2021: "Last year, the graduates were all very well prepared," says Jan Krüger. Mr. Stewing advises future graduates and students who want to use the fair to help them start their careers to be open-minded and patient: "Don't be discouraged if the appointments you get don't suit you at first glance. If you get an appointment at the matching, graduates from this field are also wanted."

The next International Career Fair will take place on 27 October 2022 at TU Dortmund University’s International Meeting Center, probably as a face-to-face event.

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The campus of TU Dort­mund University is located close to interstate junction Dort­mund West, where the Sauerlandlinie A 45 (Frankfurt-Dort­mund) crosses the Ruhrschnellweg B 1 / A 40. The best interstate exit to take from A 45 is "Dort­mund-Eichlinghofen" (closer to Campus Süd), and from B 1 / A 40 "Dort­mund-Dorstfeld" (closer to Campus Nord). Signs for the uni­ver­si­ty are located at both exits. Also, there is a new exit before you pass over the B 1-bridge leading into Dort­mund.

To get from Campus Nord to Campus Süd by car, there is the connection via Vogelpothsweg/Baroper Straße. We recommend you leave your car on one of the parking lots at Campus Nord and use the H-Bahn (suspended monorail system), which conveniently connects the two campuses.

 

TU Dort­mund University has its own train station ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät"). From there, suburban trains (S-Bahn) leave for Dort­mund main station ("Dort­mund Hauptbahnhof") and Düsseldorf main station via the "Düsseldorf Airport Train Station" (take S-Bahn number 1, which leaves every 20 or 30 minutes). The uni­ver­si­ty is easily reached from Bochum, Essen, Mülheim an der Ruhr and Duisburg.

You can also take the bus or subway train from Dort­mund city to the uni­ver­si­ty: From Dort­mund main station, you can take any train bound for the Station "Stadtgarten", usually lines U41, U45, U 47 and U49. At "Stadtgarten" you switch trains and get on line U42 towards "Hombruch". Look out for the Station "An der Palmweide". From the bus stop just across the road, busses bound for TU Dort­mund University leave every ten minutes (445, 447 and 462). Another option is to take the subway routes U41, U45, U47 and U49 from Dort­mund main station to the stop "Dort­mund Kampstraße". From there, take U43 or U44 to the stop "Dort­mund Wittener Straße". Switch to bus line 447 and get off at "Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S".

 

The H-Bahn is one of the hallmarks of TU Dort­mund University. There are two stations on Campus Nord. One ("Dort­mund Uni­ver­si­tät S") is directly located at the suburban train stop, which connects the uni­ver­si­ty directly with the city of Dort­mund and the rest of the Ruhr Area. Also from this station, there are connections to the "Technologiepark" and (via Campus Süd) Eichlinghofen. The other station is located at the dining hall at Campus Nord and offers a direct connection to Campus Süd every five minutes.

 

The AirportExpress is a fast and convenient means of transport from Dortmund Airport (DTM) to Dortmund Central Station, taking you there in little more than 20 minutes. From Dortmund Central Station, you can continue to the university campus by interurban railway (S-Bahn). A larger range of international flight connections is offered at Düsseldorf Airport (DUS), which is about 60 kilometres away and can be directly reached by S-Bahn from the university station.

 

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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