Shot of financial energy for your future: #vorangehen (#proceed) with the VERBUND Scholarship for Women
VERBUND specifically supports highly qualified women in collaboration with TU Wien. With the VERBUND Scholarship for Women, three outstanding female students at TU Wien are supported for a whole year.
The main objective is to acquire technicians for VERBUND and to promote their personal further development with a shot of financial energy.
Dedicated students from technical fields of study may apply: information technology, business informatics, industrial engineering, technical mathematics, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or civil engineering.
It is important that the applicants have already garnered professional experience in the form of study-related internships. Excellent English skills are a must, and other foreign language skills would be a plus.
Get your own impression of the VERBUND Women's Stipend (German only):
42 highly qualified TU students have applied for the VERBUND Women's Stipend.
The applicants first completed a telephone interview. The best qualified participants were invited to a hearing. In the course of the selection process, the three winners had to convince a prestigious jury composed of HR experts and top managers from VERBUND, as well as experts from the TU Career Centre, with presentations and team exercises among other things.
The three winners of the VERBUND Scholarship for Women receive a tailored sponsorship package worth €5,000, of which the majority should be used for personal and professional further development. The team of the TU Career Centre accompanies the scholarship holders on their way with a comprehensive package of advice.
All applications were processed through the TU Career Center.
In 2023 you will have the next opportunity to apply for the unique VERBUND Women's Stipend.
The scholarships will probably be presented at festive event organised by TU Wien in fall.
Lena Bauernberger, VERBUND scholarship holder 2021 in the field of Civil Engineering
"Since I was a little girl, I've followed the lively hustle and bustle on all manner of constructions sites with wide eyes. What excites me about civil engineering is simply the perfect mix of theory and practice: you can spend hours poring over building plans and calculations, getting hands-on on the construction site, observing your own ideas as they "grow" and finally marvelling at the finished structure – being able to accompany this process is unique in my specialism.
In the future there will be many technical breakthroughs on the starting blocks, such as the energy transition, and we will need female ideas and perspectives to master them. It is time for women to conquer technology and sweep away old clichés!"
Regina Kéri, VERBUND scholarship holder 2021 in the field of Electrical Engineering and Information Technology
"After completing my studies, I'd really like to work in the field of energy technology. I have always been especially interested in climate protection and renewable energies, and always wanted to collaborate on shaping our future. I'd like to collaborate on the development and implementation of new technologies and take up the fight against climate change.
I also wanted to prove to those around me that I can do the studies, even as a woman. You need interest, stamina and diligence for this, but you don't have to be a man. That's why I'd like to motivate young women to apply for a technical course of studies if that's something they're interested in."
Tahel Singer, VERBUND scholarship holder 2021 in the field of Software & Information Engineering
"The world of informatics is very exciting, multidisciplinary, expands your horizons and the impact of digitalisation can be seen in all areas of life. Knowledge from other areas is a huge advantage and enriches the technological way of thinking. I used to be more focused on art, but I was interested in technology from a young age.
The tools I've acquired during my studies are available to me to collaborate on and advance the topics I'm interested in. I would recommend a technical career to everyone, gaps in knowledge can be quickly closed with motivation and hard work, and the learning curve shoots up."
VERBUND Women's Stipend Alumni Events
The Alumni Event was initiated the beginning of October 2013. This promotes exchanges and networking among the women. Here, the Women's Stipend recipients have the opportunity to interact with female VERBUND managers. Invitations go out to all stipend recipients who have been awarded the VERBUND Women's Stipend from 2009 onwards.
Anna Haller, Master's recipient 2009 on the Alumni Events:
"I was delighted to receive the invitation to the alumni get-together for the VERBUND Women's Stipend. That's a great opportunity for networking and an exchange of experiences. The visit to the Freudenau power plant was very interesting and it helped us get to know VERBUND better. Thank you very much for the excellent organisation!"
Clarissa Stracke, Bachelor's recipient 2011 on the Alumni Events:
Many thanks for the fascinating and enjoyable afternoon yesterday! It was a real pleasure, and fun to get to know all the others."