CONTACT2023 was a total success!

CONTACT2023 marked a significant milestone as it was the first CONTACT job fair to take place without any COVID-19 restrictions since 2019. The fair was a busy hub with a diverse range of exhibitors from different industries - biotech, pharma, healthcare, journalism and consulting. Numerous talks, workshops, application portfolio checks and application photo shoots took place throughout the day. During the panel discussion, company representatives shared their valuable expertise on the topic of "How to grab the attention of an employer?" and provided participants with important knowledge and new perspectives. Among other topics, questions about the abilities and required soft skills, as well as social media presence and possible additional qualifications were discussed.

One of the highlights of the fair was the presence of an ice cream van, which provided a refreshing break from the hustle and bustle of the fair. Participants could be seen enjoying their ice cream, chatting with other visitors and making new contacts.

Another successful aspect of the event was the accompanying, extremely effective social media campaign. The organizers used multiple digital platforms to keep participants and interested people informed with live updates, behind-the-scenes insights and interactive visitor comments. The job fair visitors also actively supported this campaign and posted diligently in front of the social media wall and the BioContact picture frame.

In summary, CONTACT2023 was a complete success. The lack of COVID-19 restrictions, the rich exchange of knowledge through lectures, workshops and discussions, the delightful ice cream van and the social media campaign helped to make this event a wonderful experience. We hope that the participants were able to gain valuable insights and came a step closer to finding their dream job.

Many thanks to all the committed company representatives, the motivated visitors and the team of BioContact e.V.! Together we enabled an inspiring exchange between companies and scientists.

The job fair took place on May 10, 2023 at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. Here you can get an overview of the past talks and workshops.

If you missed this year's fair or are looking for even more opportunities to exchange ideas, we already cordially invite you to our CONTACT2024 on April 17, 2024.

The BioContact e.V. team is looking forward to seeing you!