â€˜Electronics Design Goes Business (EDGB)â€™ job fair is the yearly event which was held in 27-28 Nov, 2013 and organized by the department of Electronics Design and Login (Logistics i NorrkÃ¶ping) where many companies came to our NorrkÃ¶ping campus with their products, employment vacancies and thesis opportunities. A series of lectures were conducted by the experts from different companies regarding their research, products and services.
The main objective of this fair is to give a clear idea to the students about the technological innovations and newly launched products. Through this kind of event we became to know what is going to happen in the real industries. To make a bridge between industry and academia, this kind of gathering is highly expected.
This time there were some giant companies like Texas Instruments, Ericsson , Toyota, Scania, SAAB, Holman Paper and Atlas Copco participated at EDGB. Recruiting firm Adecco came with employment opportunities such as internship and regular jobs. We enjoyed and engulfed the interactive power point presentation from Texas Instrument which is the worldâ€™s leading designer and supplier of analog and embedded processing technologies.
As a MS student of Electronics Design and Wireless Networks, my immense interest goes to Texas Instrument â€“ TI, Ericsson AB and SAAB. Mostly I visited to my interested companiesâ€™ stalls and talked to them about their products and possible future employment. Texas Instrument displayed their few low power RF (LPRF) products. TI, Norway and Sweden offices, Ericsson and Scania showed a great interest to employ students for summer jobs and regular employment. At Ericsson stall, there were mostly logistics people, but we also expect that in future participation there will be some other technical people from electronics design or R&D department thus we can have more interaction with them regarding the recent research and development.
Furthermore, TI, Norway and Sweden office had conducted a short-interview session for the summer jobs and regular employment. We greatly appreciate this kind of recruitment procedure where company people can directly interact with the students and can talk about their needs what expertise they want from us.
The event was successfully ended up with the inspirational lecture of Mr. Pelle Tornell who is a researcher, lecturer and author.
Since I am passionate about innovative engineering and technology, and have a learning attitude, I always try to be in this kind of event. On the whole, it was an informative, interactive and successful event. I would like to express my boundless gratitude to all the people who worked together to organize this event. Also would like to give loads of thanks to all the companiesâ€™ people who came among us and made our event colorful. We expect that in future, more companies will participate at our EDGB fair.
Photo credit goes to Suphat Natpogaew