Getting electronics industry careers off to a successful start at electronica 2014



The last day of electronica 2014 (November 11–14) is dedicated to future professionals: On Student Day, college students and graduates can gain insights into the everyday working life of an electronics engineer. In addition, nine teams and their inventions will compete for the COSIMA Award. Meanwhile, High School Student Day will allow 10th–12th graders to gather information about typical job descriptions in the industry.

As an innovation location, Germany needs highly qualified electronics specialists. As technological advancements continue, the need for experts in this field will continue to increase in the next few years. Against this backdrop, the last day of electronica 2014 , November 14, will revolve around promoting upcoming talent.

Making contacts with companies at the networking lunch
Together with the VDE Association for Electrical, Electronic & Information Technologies and the semica job exchange, electronica invites future engineers to the electronica Forum in Hall A3. What will people be looking for in my application? Is a trainee program worthwhile? In a panel discussion, students will get answers to questions like these from company representatives. They will also find out what types of jobs there are in the electronics industry. At a subsequent networking lunch, students can make contacts and hold conversations with personnel managers from the companies that are actively participating in the program.

Final of the COSIMA Award students' competition
The winners of the 2014 COSIMA will be honored on Student Day. The student competition for microsystem technology is sponsored by the VDE with support from the Federal Ministry for Education and Research. Nine student teams from throughout Germany will present their inventions for various aspects of life to the public and a panel of judges. For example, students developed clever applications for the household sector such as a shower head that collects water-consumption data, an application that optimizes working with a handheld drill, a mechanism that allows a vacuum-cleaner robot to climb steps and a ladder that warns the user about hazardous situations. For added safety and security in traffic, students developed an intelligent bicycle light that reacts to ambient light and cycling behavior as well as an accident camera that recognizes parking damage and vandalism. For the healthcare sector, the student teams developed a wheelchair that can be controlled using head movements, a system that recognizes unfavorable pressure on joints and a solar-operated UV stick that analyzes water quality.

Student Day at electronica