As part of this year’s MIM orientation days for our 40 incoming MSc International Management students, our guest speaker, MIM alumna, Christine Lanzinger, Daimler AG Assistant to the Member of the Board of Management MBC Marketing & Sales, gave our students on Thurs, 1st February an insight into her very interesting and successful education and career path. She shared valuable information about the programme and what it did for her, as well as how they could successfully climb the job ladder on graduation. Christine is also responsible for hiring interns within her department. Therefore, she was also interested in getting to know our students in her search for possible future interns. The session with Christine allowed our students to ask the kind of questions that they normally would not have the opportunity to do during interviews. Christine invited some students who showed special interest in completing an internship with Daimler to join her in a smaller round of conversations later and we ended the day with a short Reutlingen tour and welcome drinks and snacks at a nice location in Reutlingen.
On Friday, February 2nd the students visited Bosch Power Tools in Leinfelden-Echterdingen. The students were greeted by a very informal environment where everyone was welcomed with coffee and snacks. We were then comfortably seated on colorful Bosch cardboard box seats and were given a nice information/goodie bag. The day was well-organized by Mr. Jan Helwerth, HR specialist who opened the discussions with an introduction to the Bosch Group and the Bosch Power Tool products division. The students were informed about what Bosch Power Tools is responsible for and what career opportunities the company offers to students and graduates e.g. the PhD programs, internships opportunities and trainee programs they have to offer.
Additional presentations included extensive information about Bosch’s Online Marketing department from specialist Claudia Schilling, Innovation Management by specialist Doerthe Moeller and we were actively involved in a Design Thinking workshop that was carried out by specially trained Bosch employees, who included Ilona Dieval-Lozach, Andreas Schlegel and ESB alumnus Zhaopeng Yi.
In the name of the ESB, the MIM program and all the professors and students we would like to thank Christine Lanzinger from Daimler for her informative presentation as well as the team from Bosch Power Tools in Leinfelden-Echterdingen for the exciting insight into their company and for their professional organization of this informative visit.