Fifth time is a charm
Throughout her studies at DTU, Mie has been a diligent participant and has thus visited the fair a total of five times. The fair brings together more than 130 companies and thousands of engineering students and alumni from DTU.
The first visit to the fair was when she studied MSc in Earth and Space Physics and Engineering back in 2016. In 2020, Mie managed to study half a degree in Mechanical Engineering before switching to a BEng in Manufacturing and Management, which she is looking forward to completing in the spring of 2024. During first few visits, the main attraction was to collect a lot of fun merchandise and candy at the fair. The DSE fair was also a way for Mie to find out what types of companies actually existed that were looking for the type of engineer she was training to be.
In addition, DSE's company handbook Pejling of more than 300 pages, which DSE publishes in the lead up to the fair, was a huge help. Pejling is a large picture book with presentations of all the companies, what they are looking for, and what they can offer in terms of student jobs, internships or full-time jobs. At the fair in 2022, Mie is ready to stand out from the crowd and get noticed.
Interest in engines
Recruitment Partner in MAN Energy Solutions Anders Oldager is blown away by Mie's enthusiasm and energy. As she begins to introduce herself, her interdisciplinary background, and her interest in the huge engines that MAN Energy Solutions designs, Anders Oldager is put in a state of: "Yes, my workplace is that cool" and, "Finally, a student who knows what she wants”.
MAN Energy Solutions has an ambition to recruit more interns for the company and participates at the DSE fair to show who they are, what they do and how they work to create sustainable and carbon-neutral solutions.
The challenge for Anders Oldager lies in assessing where a potential applicant's profile fits into the global company, which in Denmark employs approx. 2,200 employees spread over three locations. But in Mie's case, Anders Oldager has no doubts. He immediately sees a match between Mie's profile and a specific, vacant position in the Global Production Engineering department.
Mie receives Anders' email address, which she writes to the same evening. She sends a short introduction of herself and attaches her CV. And Anders forwards the email to the head of the department. Mie leaves the fair feeling hopeful. Emilie is too.