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Important input for professional orientation

RWU Girls' Day 2024 (03)

Weingarten - The basic idea behind the "Girls' Day" is to show young women professions in which women are usually underrepresented. Ravensburg-Weingarten University of Applied Sciences (RWU) also took part in this year's Girls' Day: Over 60 schoolgirls from the Welfen-Gymnasium Ravensburg were able to take a look at the various technical degree courses and get hands-on experience.

After being welcomed by Dr. Anja Wagner, Equal Opportunities Officer at RWU, two female students and a female professor described their paths into the technical disciplines and what they actually do there. The students then each attended two of a total of eleven workshops, including Environmental Engineering, Robotics and Media Design.

"The aim is to break with gender-specific role models and prejudices," says Anja Wagner. "When making study and career decisions, women should pursue their interests in STEM fields in the same way as men do." The girls were able to try their hand in a professional photo studio, program Lego robots and create colourful dragons from a 3D printer in the production technology department.

Boys' Day took place at the neighboring University of Education at the same time as Girls' Day at RWU. After the workshops, the students met at the basilica for a joint closing of the day. "It was a great day for us, we saw a lot and learned a lot. Above all, our eighth-graders came into contact with areas that might not otherwise be on their radar. This is an important input for their professional orientation," said the accompanying teacher from Welfen-Gymnasium, Friederike Polster.

Text: Alec Weber

Photos: Christoph Oldenkotte

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