Supporting highly qualified women: with a financial energy boost

VERBUND specifically supports highly qualified women in cooperation with the TU Vienna: the VERBUND Women's Stipend.

Supporting highly qualified women: with a financial energy boost

VERBUND specifically supports highly qualified women. This year once again, three outstanding female students at the TU Vienna will be awarded a prize and receive 5,000 Euros support for one year.

The three stipends are addressed to the following target groups:
Stipend 1: PhD candidate

Stipend 2: Master's candidate

Stipend 3: Bachelor's candidate (up to the 4th semester)

Dedicated students from technical fields of study may apply: electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, technical mathematics, industrial engineering or information technology.

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 and time abroad would be an advantage.

Get your own impression of the VERBUND Women's Stipend:

32 highly-qualified TU students 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 through giving presentations and taking part in team exercises, among other things.

HR experts from VERBUND and the TU Career Centre will develop a suitable support package in cooperation with the three stipend recipients. It will contain selected specialist conferences and seminars for personal development.

The stipend recipients will be supported over the course of one year.

All applications were processed through the TU Career Center.
In 2018 you will have the next opportunity to apply for the unique VERBUND Women's Stipend.

The VERBUND Women's Stipend 2017 has been awarded!

As part of the TU job fair "TUday17", on 6.4.2017 the VERBUND Women's Stipend was awarded to three extraordinary students from the TU Vienna.

VERBUND Women's Stipend 2017 Awarded

2017 VERBUND Women's Stipend recipients
from left to right: Verena Hammerschmidt, Eva Köllner-Aulehla (VERBUND), Magda Mirescu, Monika Zofal

2017 VERBUND stipend recipients profiled

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Bachelor stipend recipient Monika Zofal

Bachelor stipend recipient Monika Zofal from Sommerein (Lower Austria) is studying Technical Mathematics. What fascinates her about her field of study? "You learn to approach problems in a completely new way, and to put even abstract-sounding things into a structure and to solve problems that way." After completing her studies, she hopes to conduct research in the area of technology and develop something new or improve something existing.

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Master stipend recipient Verena Hammerschmidt

Master stipend recipient Verena Hammerschmidt from Hard (Vorarlberg) is studying Civil Engineering. What makes the stipend special for her is that experts will assist and support her over the course of one year. "By receiving this stipend, I can develop in a direction that interests me and that has potential. VERBUND implements ideals with which I can identify, and for that reason as well, I view this cooperation as a great enrichment for me", Hammerschmidt is convinced.

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PhD stipend recipient Magda Mirescu

PhD stipend recipient Magda Mirescu, originally from Bucharest, is a student of Technical Mathematics. She applied for the VERBUND Women's Stipend because it is a unique opportunity for her to attain several goals at the same time. "In the first place it is an excellent further training opportunity with which I can develop further on both a professional and a personal level. Secondly, the VERBUND Women's Stipend enjoys a certain degree of recognition, which can make it possible for me to speak to younger women and perhaps to convince them of technical studies and kindle their interest. Thirdly, it makes it possible for me to get to know the VERBUND corporation beyond my first impressions of a technophilic company that takes measures to promote women," says Mirescu.

Photo Gallery Women's Stipend Recipients

Videos of Women's Stipend Recipients

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."