High schoolers welcomed at JU fair

On Tuesday 6 February, Jönköping University (JU) invited about 2,000 high school students to the Future Fair (Framtidsmässan) in Campus Arena. The fair aims to inspire and inform young people about the future opportunities available both in Jönköping and around Sweden.

The fair is organized every year at JU and aims to give high school students an insight into the different ways to go after three years of high school. This year, the fair had 38 different stands staffed by various universities, the Swedish Armed Forces, the employment service, Region Jönköping County, as well as vocational and folk high schools.

See clips from the fair in the film below.

En av besökarna på Framtidsmässan

Linus Häggmo Grahn

Linus Häggmo Grahn is in his final year at Sandagymnasiet in Huskvarna and was pleased that he made it to the fair. He has plans to enlist in the military after high school, so naturally the Swedish Armed Forces stand attracted him.

"I think it's good that you get the chance to ask the questions you have about different programmes to people with experience. You can't get all the answers online," says Linus.

One of the visitors at the Fair.

Elsa Kramer plan is to study engineering in the future.

Elsa Kramer is a student at Per Brahegymnasiet in Jönköping, and she took the opportunity to find out more about the civil engineering programmes available, both at JU and at other universities in Sweden.

"There is such a wide range of different programmes, so I think this kind of event gives you some insight into what you actually want to do after finishing your high school studies," says Elsa.

Speakers Corner

In one of the corners of the fair, visitors could find the Speakers Corner, where some of the exhibitors took to the stage and had the opportunity to talk in more detail about their business and what they could offer visitors. The speakers were given five minutes each on stage.

Ellinore Sånge, recruitment coordinator at the Swedish Armed Forces, was one of the speakers at the Speakers Corner and she thought that this contributed that little extra to the fair.

"When we were offered a place here in the Speakers Corner, we were quick to say yes. It was an appreciated feature, both from our side and hopefully also the visitors'," says Ellinore.

There were also a campus tour and information sessions, where students from JU's four schools and the Higher Vocational Education talked about the different programmes and life as a student.