ConnectOWL 2023

  • Date & Time: 25 October 2023, 11:00-16:00
  • Location: Main building of Bielefeld University of AppliedSciences and Arts | Main hall (Magistrale) & Conference Hall.

Up to 70 companies and organisations* from the Ostwestfalen-Lippe (OWL) region will be represented at the ConnectOWL 2023 careers fair. The exhibitors range from global players to small and medium-sized enterprises and emerging start-ups, and operate in a wide variety of sectors. The aim of the career fair is to provide HSBI students and other interested parties with an introduction to the local job market.

During the event, you will have the opportunity to get in touch directly with representatives of participating companies and organisations. You can get a first-hand insight into the work processes and find out directly about possible entry options. The participating companies and organisations offer internships, working student positions, student research projects, entry-level positions and much more.

Take your chance at this year's ConnectOWL and find the job that suits you!

Which companies and organisations participate in the career fair?

We are pleased to welcome the following exhibitors:

  1.     ABS Team GmbH
  2.     apsolut GmbH
  3.     Arvato SE
  4.     August Storck KG
  5.     Bauformat Küchen GmbH & Co. KG
  6.     Beckhoff Automation GmbH & Co. KG
  7.     Böllhoff Gesellschaft für Ausbildung und Perspektive mbH
  8.     Bosch Building Automation GmbH
  9.     Bostik GmbH
  10.     Brüder Schlau GmbH & Co. KG
  11.     Ceyoniq Technology GmbH
  12.     Center for Entrepreneurship (CfE) der HSBI
  13.     CLAAS KGaA mbH
  14.     c-trace GmbH
  15.     Deutsche Post Adress GmbH & Co. KG
  16.     Die Zeitfreunde GmbH
  17.     Dr. August Oetker Nahrungsmittel KG
  18.     Dr. Wolff Group
  19.     EDEKA Minden-Hannover IT-Service GmbH
  20.     Energieversum GmbH & Co. KG
  21.     Ev. Jugendhilfe Schweicheln
  22.     G. Kraft Maschinenbau GmbH
  23.     Gauselmann Gruppe
  24.     Gerresheimer Bünde GmbH
  25.     GOLDBECK Nord GmbH
  26.     Häcker Küchen GmbH & Co. KG
  27.     HARTING Technologiegruppe
  28.     Haver & Boecker OHG
  29.     Herbert Kannegiesser GmbH
  30.     Hettich Unternehmensgruppe
  31.     HOFMEISTER Gussasphalt GmbH & Co. KG
  32.     Hörmann KG Verkaufsversellschaft
  33.     HPS Steuerberatungsgesellschaft PartGmbB
  34.     IMA Schelling Deutschland GmbH
  35.     insensiv GmbH
  36.     Kaimann GmbH
  37.     Kingspan Light + Air GmbH
  38.     Kolbus GmbH & Co. KG
  39.     Landesbetrieb Straßen NRW
  40.     Lebenshilfe e.V. Bielefeld
  41.     MAIT Germany GmbH
  42.     Miele & Cie. KG
  43.     MINDA Industrieanlagen GmbH
  44.     mindsquare AG
  45.     Mittwald CM Service GmbH & Co. KG
  46.     MöllerGroup GmbH
  47.     nature.concepts Erlebnis lernen e. V.
  48.     Nolte Küchen GmbH & Co. KG
  49.     NTT DATA Business Solutions AG
  50.     Packsize GmbH
  51.     Parker Hannifin Manufacturing Germany GmbH & Co.KG
  52.     Phoenix Contact GmbH & Co. KG
  53.     Piepenbrock Unternehmensgruppe GmbH + Co. KG
  54.     PKF WMS GmbH & Co. KG
  55.     Pro Personal Holding GmbH & Co.KG
  56.     PRODASO GmbH
  57.     Provinzial Holding AG
  58.     Rehazentrum Bad Eilsen
  59.     Reply Deutschland SE
  60.     Schüco International KG
  61.     Sozialpädagogisches Institut Gütersloh e.V.
  62.     Stadt Gütersloh Fachbereich Personal und Organisation
  63.     technotrans SE
  64.     Weber Maschinenbau GmbH Breidenbach (Standort Werther)
  65.     Wortmann KG Internationale Schuhproduktionen
  66.     Xylem Water Solutions Herford GmbH
  67.     JobTeaser GmbH

You are also welcome to visit us at the following information stands:

  •  International Office HSBI
  •  ConnectOWL 2023 information stand
  •  ConnectOWL 2023 Registration for companies
What can I expect at ConnectOWL 2023?

The focus of the event is the career fair, where you will have the opportunity to get in touch with the participating companies and organisations at the exhibition stands from 11:00 to 16:00.

In addition, other events will take place as part of the career fair. Two major regional companies and a regional social institution will give impulse lectures on current professional and technical topics. The impulse lectures offer students and interested parties an overview of career and development opportunities in the respective companies. At the Career Speed Dating, students will have the chance to discuss possible entry-level positions with representatives of the participating companies during a total of six job interviews and get-to-know-you meetings. The fair will be rounded off with a Career Talk, where students can gain an interesting insight into the personal career of an employee at a local company.

An overview of the event programme with all the important details (time, event room, contents) on the keynote speeches and the career talk can be found in the careers fair booklet (download box).

Are there any other offers at ConnectOWL 2023?

We want students to stay in contact with the companies and organisations beyond the career fair. To this end, the exhibitors have great additional offers for which those interested can register directly with the company on the day of the fair. Simply come and talk to the employees and find out about registering for the respective offer. Further information on the additional offers can be found in the careers fair booklet.

Who is organising the event?

The ConnectOWL 2023 career fair is organised by the International Office of HSBI and takes place as part of the StayInOWL project. If you have any questions, suggestions, etc., please write to the organisation team at:

*Changes to the participating exhibitors and the event programme are possible at short notice. Any changes will be announced on the website.

The careers fair ConnectOWL is taking place as part of the project “StayInOWL and is funded by the DAAD and the German Federal Foreign Office:

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