As part of the MIM orientation week, the students received an informative insight to working for Daimler from our MIM alumna Cosima Gruenewald, Manager Business Development Finance & Controlling Global Powertrain Trucks (FTG). Cosima gave the students insight into her very interesting and successful education and career path. She was able to answer many questions about the programme and what it did for her. She also gave them her personal view of facing and overcoming obstacles pertaining to moving up the career ladder.
The compact day ended with a short Reutlingen tour and welcome drinks and snacks at a special location in Reutlingen which is only open a couple of days a year called a Besenwirtschaft. It is run by a vintner who serves his own wine and homemade specialties in a very cozy setting. The students were treated to freshly baked pretzels and a selection of meats and cheeses along with regional wines and apple cider (it is actually Apfelmost which is a formatted version of apple cider).
On Friday, February 3rd the students visited Bosch Automotive Electronics (AE) in Reutlingen. The division in Reutlingen is Bosch’s international headquarter for automotive electronics with 118 locations all over the world.
As a highly innovative company, Bosch invests 21 billion euros yearly into research and registers on average 15 patents per day. Some of these high tech products were shown to the students during a tour of the company’s show room: from sensors, semi conductors which are mainly ‘invisible’ for consumers to more customer-related items like an e-bikes.
Besides getting a general introduction about Bosch, the 45 students were informed about the many career opportunities during and after their studies, e.g. the PhD programs, internships opportunities and trainee programs.
After a coffee break with delicious snacks, the logistics department was introduced by Martin Grebenstein and Milena Baar. The day ended with a so called interactive ‘logistics café’, with a set-up similar to an exhibition, the students could wander from table to table where they could gather information about specific logistics departments, talk to current trainees and ESB alumni working at Bosch and learn about the broad job portfolio there.
On behalf of the ESB, the MIM program and all the professors and students we would like to thank Ms. Grünewald from Daimler for her informative presentation as well as Bosche AE in Reutlingen for the exciting insight into their company and the well-rounded organization of our excursion!