On April 7, IT companies from all over Denmark are once again flocking to the IT City Katrinebjerg in Aarhus to participate in the career fair “Katrinebjerg Karrieredag” at Aarhus University.
The many participating companies can expect to meet a wide range of students from study programmes such as IT, computer science, digital design, information studies, information technology (IKT) and computer engineering – just to name a few.
600 students in 2016
Katrinebjerg Karrieredag - or "Kdag" as the career fair is also called - is one of the largest IT career fairs in Eastern Jutland. The day is aimed at students from Aarhus University, looking for jobs in the rapidly growing Danish IT industry - an industry which is currently experiencing an increased demand for labor. Thus, “Kdag” is a good opportunity for companies and students to meet. Last year, more than 600 students visited the fair – and this year the organizers expect an even greater turnout.
It is the third year Katrinebjerg Karrieredag is arranged in IT City Katrinebjerg where more than 2500 students are studying IT related degrees. The day is organized by Aarhus University (including Department of Computer Science) in cooperation with the IT Forum, IT-vest, and a number of student organizations.
--- FACTS: Increased demand for labor in the Danish IT Industry Day ---
There is a great demand for manpower in the IT industry. A survey made by the trade organization “IT Branchen” (2016) shows that 42 percent of Danish companies are having difficulties filling IT specialist positions. A deficiency which in 2015 forced every third IT company to give up in recruiting labor to fill IT jobs.
--- 42 companies participating at Katrinebjerg Karrieredag 2017 ---