Insights into new and unusual career paths for girls and boys
On April 27, 2017 the Faculty of Communication and Environment welcomed 70 boys and girls to the annual ”Girls’ Day - future prospects for girls” and ”Boys’ Day - future prospects for boys”. The aim of this nationwide scheme is to raise the percentage of girls in technical jobs and to spark their interest in that field as well as giving boys an insight into jobs only rarely considered by them when choosing a career.
Of course fun was a major aspect on the Kamp-Lintfort Campus and pupils had to first solve a quiz before being introduced to the different degree programmes and activities. Girls then got a lot of information on degree programmes of the future like Media Communication and Computer Science, B.Sc. and E-Government, B.Sc. Finally they took part in experiments in the field of Environment and Energy and visited the FabLab to join a workshop on Tagtool.
Boys first got the chance to explore the degree programme Psychology, Specialization Industrial and Organizational Psychology, B.Sc. and then learned to design and print their own key rings on acrylic glass in the field of Information and Communication Design, B.A.
Johannes Pfeifer, B.Sc, organiser of the event, hopes that the experience of the day will support boys and girls in discovering new perspectives and in striking new paths when planning their careers.