A bus ride away from a possible future career: United Nations in Vienna joins ‘Long Night of Companies’ event for students and young graduates

The event, organized by Uniport, the career service of the University of Vienna and the WU ZBP Career Center, invited students and young graduates to join more than 22 bus lines that brought them to different companies and institutions across Vienna. During the visits the participants had the chance to talk to employees of those companies and gather insights into the work they do and the career opportunities at the different workplaces.

VIENNA, 18 April 2024 – The Vienna International Centre, home to more than 15 UN entities, was the first stop on bus line 19 and attracted a lot of interest among the participants. With the line booked up within a few hours, more than 50 students from the University of Vienna and the University of Economics (WU) in Vienna were able to get a spot on the number 19 bus and join a special programme at the building, known locally as ‘Wiener UNO City’.

The event started at the Vienna City Hall where many students visited the UN information stand to engage with representatives from the United Nations Information Service (UNIS) Vienna in cooperation with the Human Resources Management Service of the United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV)/United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) who shared their experiences and tips as well as information on application processes and job offers at the UN.


After the kick-off event, it was time for the students to depart on the buses, which took them to different places in town, including the Vienna International Centre. After arriving, Sonja Wintersberger, Deputy to the Director of UNIS Vienna held an introductory presentation on the work of the UN and its priorities, including the Sustainable Development Goals and the upcoming Summit of the Future. This was followed by a presentation by Inbar Braiden from the Human Resources Management Service (HRMS) UNOV/UNODC on UN career opportunities for young talents. After that Stefanie Weniger from UN Global Compact Network Austria gave insights into career trends in the private sector and how Global Compact works with companies to foster human rights and sustainable development.

 The participants attentively listened to the presentations and asked a lot of questions about application tips and processes. After the session at the VIC and equipped with a lot information and some ideas for a possible career with the United Nations, it was time for the students to hop back on the number 19 bus to get a ride to the next possible future employer, the Red Cross Austria.