Publications RSS Feed - Below is the RSS Feed of Publications listed at Publications en <![CDATA[Kraków]]>ów, the former Capital of Poland, is one of the oldest university centers in Europe with its 600 year-old academic tradition and over 160.000 young people studying at different colleges and universities.


Kraków is also an unique city where, in spite of historical turmoil, many incredible sights have persisted for centuries: Wawel Castle, the seat of kings and bishops while Kraków was the capital of Poland, the Jagiellonian University founded in 1364 year, the bewitching medieval Jewish area of Kazimierz, the exquisite Błonia and Planty, the magical market square Rynek that witnessed the most important event in history of Poland, beautiful tenement houses, churches, basilicas, little narrow streets, cozy cafes and pubs of which conceals an exceptional mood, traditions and memorabilia – and where the past, present and future meet.




Though the Polish capital was moved to Warszawa centuries ago, it is Kraków that bears the name of spiritual and cultural capital of Poland. Unforgettable atmosphere of the bohemian city also today challenges artists, stimulating their imagination provoking an incessant struggle with the fine arts.


In 1978 Kraków was enrolled to the UNESCO’s World Heritage List. Kraków was also named the European Capital of Culture in 2000. American tourist agency Orbitz in its latest ranking named Kraków as “the most fashionable city of the world 2007”.






Wed, 29 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Cracow University of Technology]]>

The university was established in 1945 (originating from the Academy of Mining and Metallurgy), to become an independent entity in 1954. On its 30th anniversary Cracow University of Technology took as its patron Tadeusz Kosciuszko, who was a hero of Polish and American nations, a politician but also an outstanding engineer.

The university is accredited by the Polish Ministry of National Education and it occupies top positions in national rankings. Cracow University of Technology employs almost 1200 academic teachers including nearly 230 professors and associate professors. The main campus of CUT is situated in the centre of Krakow.

Faculty of Architecture (accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects)

Majors: Architecture and Urban Design; Landscape Architecture

Number of faculty and research staff: 257


Faculty of Physics, Mathematics and Applied Computer Science

Majors: Applied Physics; Computer Science; Mathematics

Number of faculty and research staff: 157


Faculty of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Majors: Electrical Engineering; Energetics (interfaculty program); Computer Science

Number of faculty and research staff: 110


Faculty of Chemical Engineering and Technology

Majors: Chemical and Process Engineering; Chemical Technology

Number of faculty and research staff: 123


Faculty of Civil Engineering

Majors: Civil Engineering; Transport

Number of faculty and research staff: 303


Faculty of Environmental Engineering

Majors: Building and Construction; Environmental Engineering; Environment Protection

Number of faculty and research staff: 228


Faculty of Mechanical Engineering (the largest faculty of mechanical engineering in Poland)

Majors: Automatic and Robotics; Energetics (interfaculty program); Materials Science; Computer Science; Mechanics and Machine Design; Transport; Production Management and Engineering

Number of faculty and research staff: 356



Tue, 28 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Courses Taught in English at CUT]]> taught in English:


“ROBOT” Computer Code
Advanced Computer Graphics
Algorithms and Data Structures
Alternative Water Treatment
Architectural & Urban Design of Public Use Buildings
Architectural Design for Industry
Architectural and Urban Design
Architectural and Urban Design of Residential Buildings I
Architectural and Urban Design of Residential Buildings II (1)
Architectural and Urban Design of Residential Buildings II (2)
Architectural and Urban Design of Residential Buildings (Residential Complex and Urban Infill)
Architectural and Urban Design of Residential Buildings I - Theory
Architectural and Urban Design of Residential Buildings II
Architectural and Urban Design of Residential Buildings II - (Residential Neighborhoods)
Architectural and Urban Design of Residential Buildings II - Theory (1)
Architectural and Urban Design of Residential Buildings II - Theory (2)
Architectural and Urban Design of Service Complexes
Architecture and Planning in the Countryside
Artificial Neural Networks Applications


Basic course in Computational Mechanics
Boundary Element Method
Building Acoustics
Building Chemistry
Building Construction Systems + Building Surveying
Building Livable Cities - Lectures
Building Materials
Building Structures
Building Thermal Physics


Circuit Theory
Classical Mechanics
Computational Intelligence
Computational Plasticity and Damage Models with Applications
Computer Measurement Systems
Computer Methods in Mechanics
Computer Networks
Computer Systems Administration
Computerized Fracture Mechanics
Concrete Structures (1)
Concrete Structures (2)
Concrete Technology


Design and Programmable Digital Systems
Design for Conservation
Designing of thin-walled Steel Structures
Digital Measurement
Discrete Mathematics


Elements of Artificial Intelligence
Environmental Decision Making
Evolutionary Algorithms


FEM Packages and their applications
FEM Programming
Finite Element Method - Advanced Topics
Fracture, Fatigue and Damage Mechanics
Freehand Drawing and Composition
Freehand Drawing and Painting - Still Life Studies
Fundamentals of Parallel and Distributed Processing


General Building Design (1)
General Building Design (2)


High Performance Computing
History of Polish Architecture - Lectures
History of Polish Art and Architecture - Lectures


Industrial Architectural Design
Information Systems in Management
Integrated Design Studio – Composition of Landscape Enclosure
Integrated Design Studio – Private Garden
Integrated Design Studio – Urban Public Space (Street & Square)
Integrated Design Studio - Composition in Open Landscape
Integrated Design Studio - Physical Planning (Landscape Aspects in Spatial Planning)
Integrated Design Studio - Post-Industrial Areas
Integrated Design Studio - Public Park
Integrated Design Studio - Revalorization of Historic Gardens
Integrated Design Studio - Spatial Planning (Plans of Protection)
Introduction to Architectural and Urban Design (1)
Introduction to Architectural and Urban Design (2)
Introduction to Architectural and Urban Design - Theory
Introduction to Computational Methods
Introduction to Finite Element Code - ABAQUS


Low Energy Building Design


Masonry Structures
Mathematical Methods in Engineering
Mechanics of Composites
Mechanics of Materials
Mechanics of Materials – Strength and Toughness of Materials
Meshless Methods
Microcontroller Systems


Neural Networks


Object-Oriented Programming
Object-Oriented Techniques
Operating System Environment
Optimization - Theory and Practice


Polish Language Course for Exchange Students of the Erasmus Program
Polish Language Course for Foreigners
Precast Concrete Structures
Preparatory course for International Students wishing to earn their B.Sc. degree at Polish universities
Preservation of Monuments and Revalorization
Prestressed Concrete Structures


Railway Infrastructure
Railway Track


Selected Topics in Computer Science
Software Engineering
Spatial Planning (1)
Spatial Planning (2)
Spatial Planning (3)
Special Design Topic: Design Studies of Form, Function and Structure
Special Design Topic: Urban Design (1)
Special Design Topic: Urban Design (2)
Special Design Topics. Design Studies: the Search for an Architectural Pretext
Special Design Topics: Town, Spatial and Regional Planning, Health Resorts Planning
Special Design Topics: Urban and Environmental Protection (1)
Special Design Topics: Urban and Environmental Protection (2)
Structural Mechanics (1)
Structural Mechanics (2)
Structural Mechanics (3)
Surface Structures (plates and shells)
Sustainable Wastewater Treatment
System Theory


Technical Drawing and Computer Graphics
Technology of Prefabrication
Theory of Automata and Formal Languages
Theory of Elasticity
Theory of Elasticity, Plasticity and Viscoplasticity
Timber Structures
Transportation Processes


Urban Design Theory and Practice
Urban Design of City Centers (Urban Renewal)
Urban Design of City Centers (1)
Urban Design of City Centers (2)
Urban Design of City Centers (3)
Urban Design of City Centers (4)
Urban Design of City Centers - Lectures
Urban Revitalization - Lectures
Urban Transport - Theory
Urban and Storm Water Best Management Practices


Water and Wastewater Process TechnologyUrban Design International Program

Programs taught in English (complementary M.Sc. studies):

Advanced Computational Mechanics - M.Sc. in Mechanics and Machine Design
Chemical and Process Engineering - M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering
Computational Engineering - M.Sc. in Civil Engineering
Computational Science in Mechanical Engineering - M.Sc. in Computational Science
Engineering of Computer Measuring Systems - M.Sc. in Electrical Engineering
Environment-Friendly Inorganic Technologies - M.Sc. in Chemical Technology
Fine Chemicals Technology - M.Sc. in Chemical Technology
Petroleum and Natural Gas Technology - M.Sc. in Chemical Technology
Road Engineering - Complementary Studies - M.Sc. in Civil Engineering
Technology of Polymers - M.Sc. in Chemical Technology
Telecomputing - M.Sc. in Computer Science
Thermal Power Systems and Installations - M.Sc. in Mechanical Engineering

Tue, 28 Aug 2007 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[TUT international degree programmes]]>'S DEGREE PROGRAMS AVAILABLE IN ENGLISH

Bachelor of International Business Administration

Stage of studies: Bachelor studies
Programme capacity: 180 ECTS
Nominal time of studies: 3 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: - Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences (B.A.)
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: 3050 EUR per academic year

This program will fulfill your professional ambitions in any international business environment. The program focuses on entrepreneurship, institutions of the EU, theory of organization and management, business ethics, domestic and international business etc.
The curriculum builds up a foundation in all areas of business administration: accounting, banking, business law, economics, finance, marketing, management and statistics etc.

Bachelor of International Relations

Stage of studies: Bachelor’s studies
Programme capacity:  180 ECTS
Nominal study period: 3 years
Language of instruction: English, Russian
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: 3330 EUR per academic year

This program is aimed at giving the knowledge in management, law, politics, and other social sciences that are crucial for the diplomats to fulfill the professional ambitions.
The curriculum builds up a foundation in all areas of international relations: management, international economics, political philosophy, diplomacy, public administration, European integration etc.

Bachelor of Law
Stage of studies: Bachelor’s studies
Programme capacity:  180 ECTS
Nominal study period: 3 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: 2735 EUR per academic year

The program focuses on such fields of law as international law, economic law, EU law, trade law etc.
After successful completion of the studies, students are awarded a degree of Bachelor of Arts in Social Sciences which allows access to the studies on the Master level. 



Master of Business Administration (MBA)

Stage of studies: Master's studies
Programme capacity: 120 ECTS
Nominal time of studies: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: - Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: 3500 EUR per academic year

By choosing our MBA program, you will learn how to become a leader. The curriculum of this program has the classical content of MBA studies and covers advanced business information systems, international management, accounting, production management, logistics, strategic marketing and management, international business and many more.

Master of International Relations and European Studies

Stage of studies: Master's studies
Programme capacity: 120 ECTS
Nominal time of studies: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: 3735 EUR per academic year

The program aims to provide students with the necessary knowledge and skills to take advantage of an increasing range of professional opportunities of an international dimension. The students can develop their specialisation in the narrower fields of political, legal and economic studies.

Master of Law

Stage of studies: Master's studies
Programme capacity: 120 ECTS
Nominal time of studies: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Law
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: 3138 EUR per academic year

The programme is designed for students who have already completed a 120-credit B.A. in Law or a comparable degree. The program is similar to law programs in Western Europe and the United States. The program emphases the globalisation of law and recent trends in International, European and Comparative Law.

Master of Industrial Engineering and Management

Stage of studies: Master's studies
Programme capacity: 120 ECTS
Nominal time of studies: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.)
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: 1870 EUR per academic year

Key words for today's business environment are: product globalisation, international and local cooperation and dynamic market. This programme aims to prepare engineers who will be experts not only in a particular field on engineering but also have required skills for company management. Such concepts as design, development and managements of integrated systems of people, knowledge, equipment and material are included in the curriculum of the programme.

Master of Environmental Management and Cleaner Production

Stage of studies: Master's studies
Programme capacity: 120 ECTS
Nominal time of studies: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.)

The goal of the programme is to educate managers who not only understand all aspects of the environmental industry, but are also skilled in critical thinking, problem solving and are able to plan, implement and control all facets of environmental management.
Tuition fee for the academic year 2009/2010: 1870 EUR academic year

Master of Technology Governance

Stage of studies:  Master's studies
Programme capacity: 120 ECTS
Nominal time of studies: 1.5 - 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: Master of Arts in Social Sciences, Technology Governance
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: 3000 EUR for the whole programme

Our program in Technology Governance is a technology-focused special graduate degree that could be place in such areas as innovation policy, industrial policy and development economic as a realistic alternative to mainstream economics. The Technology Governance program is designed to bridge public and private sectors and society actors and to focus on research, teaching and advice in an interrelated way.

Master of Cyber Security

Stage of studies:  Master's studies
Programme capacity: 120 ECTS
Nominal time of studies: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: Master of Science in Cyber Security (M.Sc.)
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: scholarship will cover the tuition fee for students who will be admitted in 2009/2010. Additionally, a stipend of €2550 per year will be granted to some students based on academic merit.

The international Master´s program in Cyber Security is jointly delivered by two biggest public universities: Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu. The programme aims at providing students with the skills in all aspects of the security of information systems, offering the possibility to specialize in either the technological or organisational aspects, or a combination of both.

Master of Software Engineering

Stage of studies:  Master's studies
Programme capacity: 120 ECTS
Nominal time of studies: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc.)
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: scholarship will cover the tuition fee for students who will be admitted in 2009/2010. Additionally, a stipend of €2550 per year will be granted to some students based on academic merit.

It is a joint programme of Tallinn University of Technology and University of Tartu. The programme aims at providing students with advanced software engineering and management skills, as well as specialized skills in two major application domains: enterprise systems and embedded real-time systems.

Master of Materials and Processes of Sustainable Energetics

Stage of studies:  Master's studies
Programme capacity: 120 ECTS
Nominal time of studies: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: Master of Science in Engineering (M.Sc) or Master of Science in Natural Sciences (M.Sc)
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: government scholarship covers the tuition fee. Additionally, all students get a stipend of €100 monthly, which can be further increased according to their academic performance.

The goal of the programme is to educate engineers and material scientists in the field of sustainable energetics. For that reason there are two specializations to choose between. Specialization on Materials will concentrate on solar panels and fuel cells. Master programme is connected to the industry and will offer experience in the Estonian Energy Company already during the studies.

Master of Health Care Technology

Stage of studies:  Master's studies
Programme capacity: 120 ECTS
Nominal time of studies: 2 years
Language of instruction: English
Degree awarded: Master of Technical Sciences
Tuition fee for 2009/2010 year: 1340 EUR per academic year

The programme offered by the Institute of Clinical Medicine of TUT is a unique one in EU and after graduation the student is a valued professional both in national level and abroad. The skills and knowledge acquired allow the graduates to become the leading specialists and lectors of their field and also to continue studies as health care technology doctoral students.

How to apply

To apply for these programs, please fill out the application form at and attach following documents:

  • Notarized copy of your previous educational diploma,
  • Academic records/transcript,
  • TOEFL score report (min. 500 points); (173 computer based, 61 iBT). Requested IELTS score: 5,0 and above;
  • Copy of your passport,
  • 2 photos (4 x 5 cm),
  • receipt/cheque of application fee for 40 EUR;
  • CV (only for students applying for MBA programme).

More information at or

See you soon in Tallinn!

Wed, 01 Apr 2009 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[10 QUESTIONS ABOUT ESTONIA]]> typical study-abroad destinations such as USA, UK, Canada or Australia hardly astonish the employers anymore nowadays. Why not ESTonish your future employers by having on your CV something very unique: higher education completed in an exotic destination of small yet dynamic country - Estonia?


Estonia lies along the Baltic Sea, just below Finland. Estonia's capital city, Tallinn is only about 80 kilometers south of Helsinki, across the Gulf of Finland. Sweden is Estonia's western neighbor across the Baltic. Russia is to the east, with St. Petersburg just across the north-eastern border. To the south is Latvia with its capital city Riga. You can depart from Tallinn's international airport and in 20 minutes be in Helsinki, or in less than two hours arrive to Stockholm, Copenhagen, Riga, Moscow, St. Petersburg, or Vilnius.


Definitely not. With an area of 45 000 sq. km, Estonia is larger for example than The Netherlands, Denmark, Slovenia or Switzerland. Estonia stretches 350 km from east to west and 240 km from north to south. Sea islands form one tenth- and lakes about one twentieth of Estonia's territory.


Although Estonia is situated in Northern Europe, the nearest polar bears live more than 2000 km further north. Estonia, on the coast of the Baltic Sea, is at the same latitude in Europe as central Sweden and the northern tip of Scotland.


Much more than you could have imagined. Especially in the summer. Due to the White Nights phenomena the summer sunsets in Estonia happen around 11 p.m., sunrises at as early as 4 a.m. and it never really get dark, just dimes. That makes the summer nights full of light. People in Estonia enjoy this period of the year a lot by spending time outside while grilling, swimming in the sea, rivers and lakes, just chilling with friends in the parks, gardens and sandy beaches and much more!


Estonians are third-generation city people at most, so almost all families have relatives living in the country. Childhood memories will undoubtedly include summers spent in the country side. The somewhat grim and reserved Estonian of the winter months undergoes a significant change in summer: s/he will ask friends out for a picnic, meet new people, and rather than glaring at anyone causing a disturbance in the street, s/he will burst into merry laughter.

There is also diverse international community in Estonia which gives its own flavour to the country.


There are so many reasons why you should choose Estonia for your studies that it is difficult to decide where to start listing them:

  • Dynamic country
  • Safe environment
  • Great value for money
  • Looks remarkable on your CV and attracts employers' attention to it
  • Intercultural study environment
  • High academic standards
  • Extensive network of friends from 23 countries after graduation
  • So much more!


Internationalization of higher education is very important for Estonian universities, and specially for Tallinn University of Technology (TUT), right now. That is why practically every university in the country is putting extra effort into developing the degree programmes in English and making the stay of the international students in Estonia as comfortable and exciting as possible. The degree programmes in English offered at Tallinn University of Technology are:

Bachelor level (three year study)

  • Business Administration

Master Programmes:

  • MBA
  • Information Technology
  • Industrial Engineering and Management
  • Environmental Management and Cleaner Production
  • Technology Governance


One of many pleasant surprises that Estonia has to offer is the great value for money which you can enjoy here. Not only your tuition fees will be starting as low as only 2400 EUR per year for some of the academic programmes, but also the living expenses are lower then in most other EU countries. Tallinn University of Technologyu provides great assistance with arranging accommodation either on campuses or when renting private apartments. Student accommodation prices in Estonia start from as low as 145 EUR per month and go up to 350 EUR per month.

Unless you are used to dining in five star restaurants, you expenses for food in Estonia will also be lower than you might expect. Usually students enjoy quite a comfortable life if they have around 250 EUR per month for food. Public transportation is available for students for as low as 10 EUR per month. The rest of the miscellaneous expenses each student can determine individually depending on their possibilities. Another good news is that being a student, it is legal to work part - time in Estonia.


Coming from outside EU, students need to apply for residence permit for study. The procedure is not difficult but takes some time. Embassies of Estonia are providing services to students, but TUT's International Study Center will support you on every step. If you are a student from EU, you do not need an entry visa, since Estonia is part of EU.


This largely depends on the time of year.

Summer activities naturally include a lot of sunbathing on the beach; Estonia boasts miles of beautiful sandy beaches, and water that may seem too chilly for a southerner is just right for any Estonian who wants to swim, play water polo or go windsurfing.

A walk in the forest here is one of the most enjoyable pastimes: people go there to pick berries or mushrooms, to hunt, or just for a nice stroll. At every river or lake, or on the ice in winter you're sure to see a fisherman or two.

An athletic Estonian goes skiing in winter: mostly on flat land, although he tries to make use of even the smallest hill (the highest peak in Estonia reaches 318 m); people have even taken to snowboarding.

When the spring comes, many Estonians leave the city for the weekends. Almost every family has a cottage in the country, with a small garden and orchard, so that the fridge can be loaded with all sorts of jams and preserves in the autumn.

Most tourists who visit Estonia arrive first in Tallinn. Since this medieval Hanseatic town, the capital and the business and cultural centre of Estonia deserves a guidebook of its own (of which there are plenty available). There are plenty of interesting places, activities, food and culture in other parts of Estonia, especially in the university city - Tartu.

Traditional Estonian food has its roots firmly in the countryside, relying heavily on meat, potatoes and garden variety vegetables. The main culinary influences were from Germans, who ruled over Estonia for so many centuries. The Estonian restaurant scene is now amazingly diverse, especially in Tallinn. There are Indian, Tex-Mex, Thai and Georgian restaurants, as well as Hungarian, Japanese, Chinese and Greek ones. There are numerous nightclubs with styles of music playing to fit every taste.

In Tallinn University of Technology there is an active International Club (part of student union) that organise numerous parties, dinners and trips for the international students.


Yavuz Zengin - BBA student - Turkey

If someone would tell me five years ago that in 2007 I would be a student and a resident of Estonia not only would I not believe them, but I would also probably have to Google the name of the country to see where it is located. Now I am here, in Estonia, and loving every minute of it! The academic standards of education system in this country are very high which makes my studies here of very high quality. Studying business administration in Estonia is exciting as you get the skills and knowledge right there in the fastest growing economy of EU. The climate can get a bit rough in the winter for couple of weeks. But summers are beautiful! Most of my friends back in Turkey don't understand how it is possible to have nearly daylight at nights. But here it is real: sunsets in the summer in Estonia happen at around 11 p.m.! Overall I am really happy with my choice of destination for studies abroad.




Fri, 21 Sep 2007 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Law, Social Sciences and Humanities]]> de Ciências Sociais e Humanas

Since its creation in 1977, the Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas (Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities) has been a multidisciplinary unit that promotes diversity of knowledge, creativity and freedom of thought.

Undergraduate programmes are structured according to the Bologna Agreement and, therefore, mobility and internationalization of students is strongly encouraged. Teaching and research activities developed at the Faculty ensures a solid scientific training in the different domains of Social Sciences and Humanities, with a distinctive flexibility in structuring the academic profile of students, both in Undergraduate and in Post-graduate Programmes. The Faculdade de Ciências Sociais e Humanas produces a high number of MA and PhD dissertations every year, which reinforce the research and teaching activities. The 16 research centers, which integrate professors and students, constitute a marker of national and international quality.

Faculdade de Direito

The Faculdade de Direito (Faculty of Law) founded in 1997, is an innovative center in the development of legal science and a pioneer unit in law teaching in Portugal.

The Faculty introduced several innovations, such as, an intensive articulation with professional practice; new pedagogical methods with theoretical and practical lectures; a wide range of elective courses and a specific PhD program (pioneer in Portugal). The existence of a Permanent Seminar on the Study and the State of Law, a forum for debate on the most pressing problems currently facing the legal profession, and of a Center for Research and Development on Law and Society, are key elements in the modernization of the study and teaching of Law.
Mon, 15 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Double Diploma Doubles Your Chances]]> Plekhanov Russian Academy of Economics (REA) marked its 100th anniversary earlier this year. And in July they celebrated another significant jubilee, maybe less impressive but not less important - it has been ten years since the first group of students graduated from the International Business School (IBS), established within the Plekhanov Academy.

The Academy was the first one in Moscow to work out and implement, in cooperation with foreign partners, an English language curriculum that helped not only to achieve a higher quality of education, but to integrate it into the world system of top class professional training in marketing, management and finance. Each graduate of the -International School of Business receives a bachelor's degree in economics from the Plekhanov Academy and an international certificate or diploma from one of the foreign partner schools participating in the Double Diploma program.

-The idea of this program was born in Dutch universities, in Groningen and Arnhem in particular, - says Nadezhda Ponomareva, director of IBS - After purchasing that program, we started it here under their supervision. The first 18 graduates, who mastered that curriculum, received prestigious documents and were readily employed by the Deutsche Bank Moscow, Nestle, Phillips, Samsung Electronics, Procter & Gamble, Vneshtorgbank, Korkunov, L'Oreal and other companies.

- Presently, there are almost 350 students in our School, - says Nadezhda Ponomareva - from Russia, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Ireland, Spain, Finland, France, Sweden. Every year up to a hundred ISB students continue their studies in our partner schools abroad. Here, we accept the same number of people who are exchange students or those who participate in the double-diploma program.

- What is necessary to ensure the quality and success of such exchanges?

- Our students go abroad upon completing two years of studies and six months of practical training. These are the conditions set by our partner schools. And the training should be taken at companies with foreign contacts. That is, they either have to have foreign investments or be local branches of foreign corporations. Our students can also undergo training abroad. That's their right. We help to organize such training thanks to our good business relations.

- Our students have enough knowledge and skills by the time they are ready to go abroad. They have mastered the basics of business correspondence and professional conduct, they know how to make a presentation, to create a competent business plan. These skills are developed by special business games which are held quite often by our business partners major international companies and organizations operating in Russia. In other words by those who are in day to day business. This is a unique opportunity to get excellent professional skills that guarantee successful employment. A combination of traditional Russian fundamental education and applied West European education brings excellent results.

- Judging by what you have just said, your School has good partnerships with business companies, is that so?

- Yes we have really good contacts. One of them is the French bank Societe Generale Vostok. Every year our best students get scholarships from the bank Representatives from many companies (and there are more and more of them) attend our degree examinations viewing our School as a forge of cadres as it was once said in our country.

- Do your graduates have any competitive advantage in comparison to other students?

- Definitely they do. We have a student whose mother is a financier and the girl decided to follow in her footsteps. Their first choice was the Moscow State University. Students get good academic education there but without deep knowledge of foreign languages. Their next choice was the Moscow State University of Linguistics. Well, there, one gets languages without economics. In our School we have both. We have an English language curriculum and the English comes not as a foreign but as a working language. That's why during the entrance examinations all applicants have to pass a special English language exam. Our English language course was worked out with due regard to the labor market as a result of special research done by our students. Those were their yearly essays or graduation theses for the marketing department. As a result we came up with a personified image or model of a professional who would find good employment.Due to the globalization and integration processes the list of requirements for such a professional includes not only a professional education and skills but substantial knowledge of computer technologies and foreign languages. So a second language is a must in our School. Because of the native tongues of our partner schools we offer the choice of German, French, Spanish, or Swedish. A student may also study a third language that is either Italian or Finnish. We also plan to introduce Norwegian.Next During their first and second years our students acquire the skills to work as a team which is quite a new idea for our market According to the curriculum a group is set a task for instance to set up a financial business in Russia. It may be an insurance company bank or a managing company. They have to work out a business plan to estimate possible results and then make good investments with the revenues. This virtual project is defended by the whole group and their shared grade depends on everyone's efforts. So, along with professional skills, they acquire a team spirit. Just what business needs. Any company will profit from the ability of its employees to work as a team.

- How are your students doing abroad? Do they easily fit into a different environments?

- Usually they go in groups and adapt pretty fast. They study well there and demonstrate a profound knowledge, erudition and mental outlook. They return home very self-reliant and mature. Our students are rated highly there. Sometimes amusing things happen. One of our students was training in the Netherlands in the Grolsch Beer company. She proved herself to be such a good worker and the company became so interested in her that a manager came here to back her up during her final exams. The girl got the highest mark, but that's not the point. The company put her in charge of the Russian and Ukrainian markets. So, from Moscow, she forwarded trains with beer across Russia and the Ukraine. She switched off her cellular phone only during the final exam.Our Double Diploma partner schools are in France, the Netherlands, Germany and Sweden. With the start of the new school year we plan to establish contacts with the best schools of economics in Austria. Everywhere students study abroad for one year. The exchange program is half that, just one term. Because in this case our geography is much wider. We have connections with two very serious schools in Canada, with schools in the United States, England, even in exotic places like Singapore or Macao.

- Last year your Bachelor of Economics Program received a three year international accreditation at the European Council for Business Education (ECBE). Can you give your comments?

- It means a great success. For the first time in Russia, an original program on bachelorship, that we created ourselves through acquiring substantial experience, received international status. A ECBE commission studied us under a microscope. For a year we were getting documents ready. Three huge volumes, over 700 pages long, containing the whole life story of the IBS. Incidentally, it was a very useful job as we made a lot of discoveries about ourselves. For example, the work load of our teachers is much higher than that of our colleagues abroad. But we are better regarding the students - teacher ratio: I think there is no need to explain that less students in a group means higher quality of education A great plus for us was the number of teachers with various degrees that also explains the qualification of our teachers. While in the matters of gender, we failed as most of our teachers are women. Alas, most men who know foreign languages prefer to work in business. Nevertheless, now we know our pluses and minuses and our place in the international system of business education. It's not a bad place.In October two new programs will start in IBS. One of them is a broad-scope strategic management. it is meant as a supplement to a university-level education. Besides a diploma every entrant must have a two year work experience. The second one is devoted to financial matters. It is sponsored by the Italian Intesa bank that is registered here in Russia and the KMB (credit bank for small businesses) that willingly invest money in new programs.

- How would you define the main task of the IBS?

- My definition may be a bit complicated but correct to facilitate the development of an international educational environment in order to tram highly professional and socially responsible specialists able to foster economic growth and social prosperity under conditions of economic globalization.

Elena Bernasconi

Sat, 13 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Economics, Management & Statistics]]> de Economia

The Faculdade de Economia (School of Economics and Management) is a School dedicated to both the research in and teaching of Economics and Management.

Established in 1978, the School has always been focused on quality and international vision, reflected on the School's successful achievement of both the EQUIS accreditation from the European Foundation for Management Development and the AMBA accreditation from the Association of MBAs, endorsing its programmes and teaching quality, assessed against the very highest international standards.

The School's international character is reflected not only in its faculty recruitment from the international job market, but also through the creation of international educational exchange agreements and the adoption of English language on the majority of undergraduate courses, and for all courses in the Masters, MBA and PhD programmes.

Visit the MBA page.

Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação

Created in 1989, the Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação (Institute of Statistics and Information Management) trains professionals that can respond to the job market needs in the Information Management and Statistics areas, namely Marketing Research, Geographical Information Systems, Statistics and Econometrics and Information Technology Systems.

Instituto Superior de Estatística e Gestão de Informação's activities are strongly articulated with the business world, through a network of 11 public and private institutions that play an active role in the Institute's development strategy and serve as an effective link with the job market.
Mon, 15 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Medical and Life Sciences, Chemistry, Biology and Technology]]> de Ciências e Tecnologia

The Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia (Faculty of Sciences and Technology), one of the nine teaching and research units of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, is located at Monte de Caparica, in a campus with an area of 30 ha. Created in 1977, is today one of the most prestigious schools of science and engineering, having near 6000 graduation students, 220 master and 320 doctorate students.

In pursuit of a high level of teaching, a clear guidance since its foundation, the Faculty has tried to consolidate a vast research activity focused on its teaching areas, structured around 14 departments, 14 support services and 18 research centres.

Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica

Founded in 1986, Instituto de Tecnologia Química e Biológica (Institute of Chemical and Biological Technology) is a multidisciplinary institute with more than 300 researchers developing scientific projects under contract with R&D funding agencies in an open and cooperative atmosphere. The current 51 laboratories, organized in five research divisions - chemistry, biology, biological chemistry, plant sciences and technology - cover a wide range of scientific topics and methodologies.

The quality and diversity of the research and researchers at the Institute, make it an exceptional center for higher science education at the post-graduate level and provides ideal conditions for researchers willing to develop their research program and take advantage of the excellent research facilities, equipment, and support services available on site.

Faculdade de Ciências Médicas

Founded in 1977, the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas (Faculty of Medical Sciences) is the medical school of Universidade Nova de Lisboa with a total number of about 1200 students. It is structured around a quite innovative model with several pedagogical innovations. Thanks to several protocols established with a broad network of hospitals and other health institutions, the clinic cycle offers students a significant flexibility in the enhancement of their medical knowledge and in their scientific research, which is vital to the quality of education.

In the scientific research area, the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas invests particularly in specific subjects, such as chronic diseases, aging, molecular genetics, services research, immunology, neurophysiology, lipids biochemistry and pharmacokinetics of retroviral drugs, among others.

Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical

Created in 1902, the Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (Institute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine), was integrated in Universidade Nova de Lisboa in 1980.

The Institute was one of the world's earliest pioneers in the study of tropical diseases and the improvement of health in tropical societies, mainly in former Portuguese colonies. Nowadays, the Institute works in partnership with many countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and America and has strong activity in Research and Development, through national and international competitively attributed funds.

Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública

The Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública (National School of Public Health), is an academic institution oriented towards higher education and research in public health. Being a pioneer institution in public health teaching in Portugal, the School was established in 1966 and has its roots in the Central Institute of Hygiene, founded in Lisbon in 1902. The School is currently investing in health promotion and innovation, both at a teaching and research & development and cooperative level, through a large network of national and international partnerships.

Mon, 15 Oct 2007 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Technology Governance at TUT]]> one-year Masters program in Technology Governance is a technology-focused special graduate degree in Innovation Policy, Industrial Policy and Development Economics. Theoretically, it presents a realistic alternative to mainstream ("Standard Textbook") Economics. It is taught entirely in English - partially in modules (intensive week-long classes) and partially by overarching courses and workshops; also, there are many excursions and practical visits. The program culminates in a thesis that is to be completed by the end of the academic year.

Because of its specific focus and trans-disciplinary approach, the MA is equally interesting as a first graduate degree right after undergraduate education, as an additional graduate degree after a less trans-disciplinary one, and as an early- or mid-career professional degree for those working in technology government fields, such as ministries, development and promotion authorities, and private companies and NGOs dealing with the subject matter.

Seven good reasons to apply to the Technology Governance program:

  • Studying in one of the most successful new EU member countries with one of the most developed ICT infrastructures worldwide - home of Skype and eVoting
  • Studying in one of the top "funky towns" of the world, a UNESCO world heritage site with beaches and skiing tracks alike
  • Studying at one of the leading technical universities in the region
  • A specialized, recognized MA degree within one academic year
  • Very affordable costs compared to similar degree programs
  • Lectures by top international scholars and thinkers and award-winning lecturers in the field - Carlota Perez, Erik S. Reinert, and Jan Kregel among them
  • A program that is part of the PRIME Master-level exchange program

Do you have a Bachelor's degree and a good command of the English language? Do you also have adequate basic knowledge in economics, history, and technology? Then Technology Governance might be a perfect opportunity for you to immerse yourself in this special field of interest.

For further information, visit our website:

See you at Tallinn University of Technology!

Fri, 02 Nov 2007 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[The city of Angers]]>

ESSCA’s main campus is situated in Angers, a beautiful, green and lively city of 200 000 inhabitants within the UNESCO world heritage site of the Loire Valley in Western France. Its various universities and institutions of higher education, such as ESSCA host 35 000 students in total, giving the city the enjoyable atmosphere of a University town.

In Angers students will find everything they need

A beautiful, historical environment but at the same time a modern and practical city. Capital of the historic province of Anjou, Angers has grown developed across two millennia from an ancient hill-fort under Roman times to a modern conurbation of the 21st century. The city itself and its surroundings offer many tourist attractions such as the Loire Castles, Atlantic coast beaches, the abbey of Fontevraud and many others.

Affordable, well-situated and high standard accommodation facilities.

Affordable and well-situated shopping and eating facilities – the city has 4 student cafeterias known as “restaurants universitaires” as well as many small and bigger shopping facilities.

Good transport facilities. Angers is easily accessible from Paris in 90 minutes with 20 TGV trains a day. Angers also has a good network of public transport system including frequent buses and in a coupe of years a brand new tramway system. Students can also borrow a bicycle from “VéloCité” for one year and get around anywhere for free.

A vibrant and accessible cultural life – Angers offers everything from street events to the latest work from reputed theatre and music companies.

A good deal for sports and leisure. Many Angevins are registered to use its gymnasiums, swimming pools or jog around such beautiful places as Etang Saint Nicolas or Lac de Maine.

A green city – Angers takes care of its environment – not only is it a city of parks, gardens and water, but ADEME, the French national agency responsible for energy and environment, chose Angers for its headquarters in part because of the city’s quality of the life.

An active business environment – Angers is home to some 5 500 companies, including such prestigious names as Cointreau and Scania, Valéo or Bosch France, and also many medium-sized and smaller companies, some of which are based in the city’s technopole or business park. Angers has a significant activity in subcontracting activities for the automobile industry, as well as a dynamic agricultural and horticulture research and production, computer and electronic industry and many service industries.

Fri, 18 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[CEIBS Executive Education]]>
CEIBS Executive Education offers Open Programmes, Company Specific Programmes, and a selection of collaborative programmes
developed in conjunction with leading business schools globally covering core areas including General Management, Strategy and Leadership, Marketing and Sales, Organisation and Management, Finance, and Production/Operations.
The flagship CEIBS Executive Education Programmes include:
  • Diploma in Management Programme, aimed at fast-track mid-level managers.
  • Advanced Management Programme, designed for general managers in fast-growing successful enterprises.
  • CFO Programme, exclusively tailor-made for CFOs and finance directors.
  • Diploma in Hospital Management Programme, aimed at senior hospital management.
  • China Expatriate Programme, designed for senior expatriate managers interested in accelerating business success in China.
  • Global CEO Programme, tailor-made for CEOs in most successful Chinese enterprises.

CEIBS Open Programmes

The Open Programmes are designed for mid- to senior-level managers seeking to update, deepen, and broaden their management knowledge and functional expertise, and to learn from and network with participants from a wide range of industries. These programmes are a showcase for cutting-edge international theories and practices in each of the management disciplines covered. A substantial part of the learning process comes through interactions among participants, facilitated by the active guidance of highly experienced faculty. As a leading executive education provider, CEIBS regularly updates and launches new programmes in order to meet changing market demands and to provide managers with the most advanced international management knowledge.

Company Specific Programmes

The Company Specific Programmes (CSPs) are designed to meet the specific executive development needs of an individual client company. These tailor-made programmes offer a highly effective tool for fostering organisational transformation and development. Customisation and a partnership approach are two distinctive features of the CSPs. The programmes are designed by taking into account a company's specific needs through an analysis of its industrial features, business strategies, corporate culture and strategy for talent development.

Collaborative Programmes

CEIBS is working closely with leading global business schools in developing collaborative programmes for the high-end market, including:
  • CEIBS-Harvard Business School-IESE Business School Joint Global CEO Programme;
  • CEIBS-Wharton Joint Programme: Corporate Governance and Board of Directors;
  • CEIBS-INSEAD Multinational Management Programme;
  • CEIBS-Michigan Ross School of Business Joint Diploma in Management Programme,
  • CEIBS-Columbia Business School Joint Advanced Marketing Management Programme.

These programmes are designed to create great value for customers by drawing the best faculty from around the world and incorporating the most-updated knowledge and best Chinese business practice.

Voice of students

"In our Management Development Programme (MDP), CEIBS and Sony designed and assigned one Graduation Project to all participants in addition to their MDP learning modules. Action Learning Process (ALP) offers a platform for all participants to share and apply their accumulated knowledge to Sony's actual business. Through the team project development, they experienced team formation, project management and experienced opportunities to learn business operations from different viewpoints; in a cross-functional manner. It promotes and helps individuals to broaden their views toward the functions of organisations beyond their responsibilities, enabling enhancement in internal communications, thus enriching know-how and tactics in business management as a whole."
Seiichi Kawasaki
Vice Chairman & President, Sony (China) Limited

"Participating in the Global CEO Programme helped me open up my mind and view the overall economic development and industry trends from a global perspective. I acquired new ways of thinking about strategy and finance models. For me, this programme was very enlightening."

Guo Wei, Global CEO Programme 2006 Participant
President & CEO, Digital China (China) Limited

"I highly recommend the China Expatriate Programme. The programme offered me a deeper understanding of China and also helped to explain some of my personal encounters since coming to China. The programme has enabled me to rethink and improve my approach to doing business in China."

Carsten Oehler, China Expatriate Programme 2006 Participant
Partner, Risk Advisory Services, KPMG Huazhen

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Department of Mathematics]]>, 07 Feb 2008 00:00:00 +0100<![CDATA[The Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering]]> there are 19 active research groups in teaching and research. Alongside the 16 professors and 3 junior professors who serve as directors of the research groups, the department has 140 academic and 40 non-academic co-workers. The department offers three diploma degree courses in Mechanical and Process Engineering, Mechanical Engineering and Applied Informatics, and Bio- and Environmental Process Engineering, a Bachelor degree course in Mechanical Engineering, four Master degree courses in Mechanical Design & Manufacturing, Mechanical Engineering & Fundamentals, Materials Science & Engineering and Process Engineering and additionally a Bachelor/Master study course which ends with a Teaching Certificate for Vocational Schools.

A technical internship, which may be undertaken before or during studies, is mandatory for all study courses.

All diploma degree courses consist of an initial phase and an advanced phase. Final examinations must be taken in both phases. The subjects offered during basic studies provide the students with fundamental principles which are deepened during the advanced phase by focusing on practice-oriented contents. For the diploma degree course with the most number of students, Mechanical and Process Engineering, the following focal points are offered:

Subjects in Mechanical Engineering:

  • Installation Systems Technology
  • Automation and Control Systems Technology
  • Energy Technology
  • Precision and Microtechnology
  • Fundamentals of Mechanical Engineering
  • Construction Technology
  • Human Machine Interactions
  • Production Technology
  • Product and Production Planning and Organization
  • Vehicle Engineering
  • Materials Technology (Polymers, Metals, Compound Materials).

Subjects in Process Engineering:

  • Plant Technology
  • Biotechnology
  • Particle Technology
  • Process Technology
  • Reaction Technology
  • Thermal Process Technology
  • Environmental Process Technology.

Students with a high degree of competence in French are recommended to undertake an integrated study course with France either with ENIM in Metz or with INSA in Rouen.

During the main studies of the diploma degree course in Bio- and Environmental Process Engineering, the following fields of specializations are available:

  • Chemistry and Biotechnology
  • Advanced Process Technology
  • Advanced Environmental Process Technology.

In the Bachelor/Master study course for the Teaching Certificate for Vocational Schools students can deepen their knowledge during the Master course in:

  • Materials and Production
  • Machines and Vehicle Technology
  • Process Engineering.

In addition, there is a minor subject to be chosen (electives are: biology, chemistry, computer science, mathematics, physics, social studies, sports) and the necessary courses in vocational education.

The reforms undertaken in the last years by the department have led to changes in the curriculum. For example, decisively stronger than before, emphasis is placed upon the methodical competence and the ability to work in teams; study abroad is demanded and recognized; and the foreign language education is strongly supported. Further efforts will lead - probably in winter semester 2008/09 - to close the diploma study courses and offer a wider variety of Bachelor and Master degree courses. The content of these study courses will represent partly the content of the current diploma courses partly new developed curricula as, for instance, Commercial Vehicle Technology.

Research in the Department of Mechanical and Process Engineering concentrates on fundamental questions and practical work in the field. All research groups are concerned with a variety of themes, many of them interdisciplinary. Some research groups participate in the research area fields promoted by the state of Rhineland-Palatinate: "Ambient Intelligence", "Innovative Light Weight Structures", "Materials for Micro- and Nanosystems". Further research activities are undertaken in the "Centre for Production Technology", in the transfer centres for "Innovative Low-Temperature Joining Engineering", the "Interdisciplinary Research Centre Recycling" and the "Centre for Human-Machine-Interaction". The department participates in the Research Training Groups "Engineering Materials on different Scales: Experiment, Modelling and Simulation", "Engineering Materials and Processes", "Visualization of Large and Unstructured Data Sets Applications in Geospatial Planning", "Modelling and Engineering". Through the cooperation of the department with the "Institute for Composite Materials" (Institut für Verbundwerkstoffe - IVW) a number of comprehensive centres of contact for scientific associated projects exist.

Thu, 07 Feb 2008 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Department of Physics]]> physics research in Kaiserslautern

The main focus of theoretical physics in Kaiserslautern is on quantum optics and the many-particle theory of solids. For instance, the electronic, magnetic, and optical properties of metals and semiconductor nanostructures are investigated theoretically along with the theory of quantum information, as well as the theoretical study of ultra-cold atomic gases. Other topics of interest are the ultra-fast dynamics of electrons and electron-spin dynamics, general properties of decoherence in quantum theory, as well as the theoretical description of chaos (a well defined physical term!) and quantum chaos.

The work of those experimental groups, which are concerned mainly with basic physics, encompasses physics at ultra-short timescales probed with ultrafast (i.e. femtosecond) laser pulses, coherent control of electronic dynamics, magnetism, the physics of nanostructures and biophysics. Lasers play an important role for research on the basics of atomic and molecular physics, both experimental and theoretical. The use of lasers and state-of-the art optical techniques is often combined with modern fabrication methods for nanostructures using, e.g., molecular-beam epitaxy, vapor deposition and electron-beam lithography. These techniques allow one to create materials and structures with novel electronic, magnetic and optical properties, as well as new organic and biological functional materials.

Biophysics is a new interdisciplinary area of research, which cooperates with chemistry and biology to tackle questions in the "life sciences". There is an emphasis on research which involves quantitative physical methods, such as femtosecond laser pulses, Moessbauer spectroscopy, and electron-spin resonance as applied to biological systems.

The magnetism group coordinates a multi-investigator research grant (Schwerpunktprogramm) "Ultrafast magnetization processes" awarded by the German Science Foundation (DFG). Starting in 2004, the DFG also began funding two projects in the framework of a grant for coordinated research of a small group of investigators working on "Materials with high spin polarization." The Sonderforschungsbereich "Condensed Matter Systems with Variable Many-Body Interactions," which is the most high-profile coordinated research grant awarded by the DFG, was instituted in 2007 and involves several groups of the physics department.

In summary: The internationally competitive research groups in the physics department in Kaiserslautern help to shape some of the key research areas of the 21st century, whether they involve femto, nano, or bio.

Research in Applied Physics in Kaiserslautern

These key research areas are also reflected in the applied physics work done in Kaiserslautern. Research in experimental and applied physics is mainly directed towards:

  • laser physics, integrated optics and optoelectronics,
  • magnetism and magneto-electronics,
  • solid-state physics, surface physics and materials sciences, and
  • nanophysics and biophysics.

In laser physics and optoelectronics, for instance, novel semiconductor lasers are investigated that can be applied to display technology. Ultra-short light pulses with virtually unimaginably short pulse lengths on the order of 10-15s, are not only created with the help of modern physics-based technology, but also are used for many applications and new measurement techniques. Novel measurement techniques are also applied for the investigation of magnetic structures, which make it possible to increase the storage density in present-day magnetic data-storage media. Modern laser systems and nonlinear-optics components are available for research over a spectral range from micrometer wavelengths to the ultraviolet. With the help of integrated optics the realization of miniature-size optical sensors, so called "labs on a chip", is investigated.

The materials science research groups cooperate also with other departments as well as with research institutes outside of the university working in the field of surface physics and thin-film technology.

Two state-funded research framework programs, "Optical Technologies and Laser Assisted Processes" (OTLAP) and "Materials for Micro and Nano Systems" (MINAS), have been established by the laser and materials science groups.

Applied biophysics is another interdisciplinary area of research The investigation of biocompatible and bioactive surfaces, biofilms, and miniaturized biosensors are typical examples of this kind of research in the physics department.

Both materials science and biophysics research can make use of the technology and research infrastructure provided by the new Center for Nanotechnology and Molecular Biology at the University of Kaiserslautern.

Medical physics is another area in the applied research of the department which cooperates closely with Kaiserslautern's city hospital.

The research groups have a history of success in obtaining sizeable extramural research grants, which makes it possible to provide state-of-the-art laboratory, computing and office equipment for researchers and students. Such an equipment is necessary for the department to be competitive on both national and international levels.

Degree Programs

The physics department offers modern, well structured courses of study for the following degrees:

  • Diplom (Master's) degree in Physics
  • Bachelor's and Master's degrees for Physics teachers
  • Diplom (Master's) degree in Biophysics

The interdisciplinary biophysics degree is offered in conjunction with the biology and chemistry departments.

In 2009 the current Diplom program will be changed to a Bachelor's and Master's program. Biophysics is scheduled to make this change in 2010.

Distance learning multimedia courses (Früheinstieg ins Physikstudium, or FiPS) allow high-school graduates serving in the military or community service, as well as gifted high school students to earn credits towards their degree.

After completion of a Diplom or Master's degree the current research areas of the department offer numerous possibilities for studying towards the Dr. rer. nat. (Ph.D.) degree. Postgraduate study is enhanced by the existing coordinated support programs for graduate studies "Nonlinear optics and physics at ultrashort timescales," and "MATCOR: Materials with strong electronic correlations".

Research and Training networks of the European Union, in which the physics department in Kaiserslautern plays an important role, allow graduate students to take an active part in large-scale international scientific collaborations.

The physics department's dedication to teach good physics also shows in its interactions with the community, for instance, the organization of the so-called "nano nights" for middle-school and high-school students, the fostering of extensive contacts with local high schools, participation in a lecture program for elementary-school students ("Children's University"), the development of continuing-education programs for high-school teachers, and the biannual "Tag der Physik" (Physics Day) with more than 2,000 participants from local area schools. ]]>
Thu, 07 Feb 2008 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Currently Accepting Applications for - Bachelor in International Business]]>
Students who are planning a career abroad should definitely consider joining the program.

Depending on students’ current level of studies, the following programs of study can be followed. Please consult the Program tab for more information on each program:
  • Undergraduate Certificate (CIB or CBS)
    over 1 semester
  • Bachelor in International Business (BIB)
    over 1, 2 or 3 years

The program is open both to French and foreign students recruited through various channels: international students, exchange students from partner institutions, ESC Grenoble program students recruited through the “concours”, study abroad students and any student wishing to complete an undergraduate program in France. All nationalities are welcome.


Mrs. Marie-Christine Wilson

Phone: +33 4 76 70 62 33
Fax: +33 476 70 60 99

Grenoble Graduate School of Business
12, rue Pierre Sémard BP 127
38003 Grenoble Cedex 1

Tue, 09 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[International MBA]]> IAE of Lyon's International MBA (IMBA) represents a unique opportunity for professionals who wants to get a global perspective of the business market while specializing themselves in a specific domain of management. More than focusing on core business competences, the IMBA is on the cutting-edge of executives training program offering a dynamic environment and groundbreaking management courses.

The IAE of Lyon believes that knowledge acquisition must be connected to skills improvement and personal development. This reflects through teaching methodology, personal development activity and applied work.
The international dimension of business is another fundamental pillar of this IMBA program. Participants are first encouraged to explore cultural diversity through their foreign colleagues.
Moreover, the IAE of Lyon is also pleased to welcome numerous visiting lecturers - academic or practitioners - or professors coming from various countries and different disciplines in order to provide its clients an outstanding level of experience and excellence.


Required degree

Recruitment level:
Bac + 3 AND minimum of 3 years of experience in management

Admission Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree (minimum 180 ECTS of Higher Education)
  • Work experience of 3 years
  • Motivation letter
  • Two letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or TOEIC English proficiency (for non-native English-speaking candidates, not holding a degree in English)

Applicants are first screened on the basis of their application form. Successful candidates are interviewed by a panel of 2 to 3 I.A.E. de Lyon staff and company professionals. The objectives are to check applicant personal motivation and career objectives.

Examination Calendar

  • Application Deadline: November 21st, 2008
  • Admission to the oral examination
    The results of the admission to the oral examination will be available on November 25th 2008
  • Oral examination
    If you have gained admission to the oral examination, you will be call in for an interview on November 27th or 28th 2008
  • Final Admission
    The final results will be available on December 1st 2008
  • Program start on December 12th

Application Fees: 75 euros

Program Structure

Throughout its training, the participant will have to attend 15 courses - 12 core and 3 elective courses. The choice of elective courses will be done according to the specialization field chosen by the participant - Management, Marketing, Finance or Industrial development. By the end of its curriculum, participants are asked to do a professional activity or an international project in order to show a practical application of their learning and submit a dissertation - according to the following timetable.

Time table

Each course last for 2 intensive week-ends according to the following timetable.


  • December 12, 13, 14 - December 19, 20, 21
    Management Communication
  • January 9, 10, 11 - January 16, 17, 18
    Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility
  • January 30, 31, February 1 - February 6,7, 8
    Organizational and Personal Behaviour
  • February 20, 21, 22 - February 27, 28, March 1
    Corporate Finance and Accounting
  • March 13, 14, 15 - March 20, 21, 22
    Effective Leadership
  • April 3, 4, 5 - April 10, 11, 12
    New Management Styles
  • May 15, 16, 17 - May 22, 23, 24
    Competitive Strategy Management
  • June 5, 6, 7 - June 12, 13, 14
    Marketing Management
  • June 26, 27, 28 - July 3, 4, 5
    Business Economics and Legal Environment
  • July 17, 18, 19 - July 24, 25, 26
    Cross-Cultural Management
  • August 28, 29, 30 - September 4,5,6
    Information Technology
  • September 18, 19, 20 - September 25, 26, 27
    Change and Innovation Management
  • October 9, 10, 11 - October 16, 17, 18
    Elective 1
  • October 30, 31, November 1 - November 6,7,8
    Elective 2
  • November 20, 21, 22 - November 27, 28, 29
    Elective 3
  • Profesional Activity / international Project :
    Perform an activity in the workplace demonstrating the application of training achievements OR a professional project at the international level

More information

Vincent BEAUSEJOUR, IMBA Coordinator
Tel. : 33 - 04 78 78 76 27 - Fax : 04 78 78 74 22

IAE - Université Lyon 3
6, cours Albert Thomas - BP 8242
69355 LYON cedex 08 ( FRANCE)

Mon, 08 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Graduate School of Information and Media Management]]> has been selected by the Korean Government's Ministry of Information and Communication to take the leading role in fostering IT professionals within Korea. To assist in this endeavour, KSIM will receive funding of up to 2.9 billion won from 2006 to 2009. For the past 10 years, KGSM had been recognized as the leader in MIS/Telecom education.

Through its competitive and innovative program, KGSM has produced 320 IT management professionals. Following on from this experience and knowledge, KSIM aims to provide the best IT/Communication/Media-related convergence education programs in the fields of convergence and media. With strong ambitions to foster world-class business professionals in the field of IT and media management, the curriculum of KSIM is specialized and industry-oriented for the IT & Media field. KSIM will substantially expand the former curriculum of the MIS/Telecom MBA programs.

Therefore, the curriculum is characterized by its focus on the recent trends and technology of IT Media, as well as general management training. The majority of the student body consists of MBA students delegated from the IT industry and governmental institutes. KSIM is distinctive for its 45 credit/1-year program, unlike the full-time 2-year program of KGSM. KSIM also provides a 3-week customized training program during the summer in the United States. KSIM aims to delve into the concepts of IT management strategy, communication skills, information and communication technology, and the digital media & contents industry; with a firm background in the basic principles of business management. With this setting, KSIM will develop global professionals who can create new growth momentum through the convergence of IT and digital contents and the industrialization of contents.

Academic Programs

KSIM MBA is a one year, full-time, MBA program aimed at those who wish to enter the IT/Media industry, or who already have relevant industry experience. The objective of the program is to produce IT-type professionals who understand both management and IT/Media technology. Additionally, KSIM aims to produce global professionals with the capabilities to compete within the world market. This is achieved through tailor-made training programs that meet the needs of the IT/Media sector.

›› Program & Curriculum

The KSIM MBA curriculum is focused not only on general management, but also on courses related to the trends and core technology of the information/media industry, reflecting the needs of IT-related businesses. In addition, the program consists of a variety of course modules to provide the opportunity to choose and focus on different sectors of the industry which the student wishes to pursue. KSIM provides the following courses specialized for 4 different IT industries:

  • Telecommunications Systems, Device, Service, Industry
  • SI Consulting Industry
  • Semiconductor & Display Industry
  • Digital Media & Entertainment Industry

›› Globalization Education

The majority of the key courses in the Information & Media MBA program are taught in English. In addition to the foreign language training in English and Chinese, the school provides MBA students with overseas training programs with universities (USC, Carnegie Mellon, Tsinghua University, etc.) and industries around the globe.

›› Industry Professionals

By conducting research and providing lectures by industry professionals, KSIM provides an ideal learning environment to assist students in understanding the theories and mechanisms of Information & Media, ultimately preparing students for their professional lives.

›› Network of Business Leaders

The KSIM MBA program undergoes a rigorous student selection process, providing an intense education to prepare students to become true professionals. Moreover, KSIM MBA students have the benefit of building up broad and strong ties of human network among fellow students (Graduate School of Management, Graduate School of Finance, Management Engineering Program, Executive Management Program) and also graduates of the former MIS/Telecom MBA program who are currently highly regarded successful professionals in the IT/Media industry. Furthermore, KSIM consistently provides rich alumni services for students after graduation, in order to strengthen the network among graduates

Sat, 06 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Master in Advanced Finance]]> in Advanced Finance The Master in Advanced Finance is a 12-month program, taught entirely in English, and aimed at professionals with 2-5 years experience in finance or other professional fields such as engineering, law or business administration.

Specifically designed for those who wish to pursue a career in investment banking, hedge funds, private equity, private banking, asset management or a finance-related career in a large corporation; the Master in Advanced Finance provides up-to-the minute knowledge in the most innovative areas of finance, training the already experienced professional in the advanced skills and knowledge required to succeed in the dynamic finance industry. Whether your background is financial or not, the Master in Advanced Finance will allow you to embark on an ambitious career in the financial world by equipping you with the most advanced systems in use in today’s capital markets. CFA® ExamThe Master in Advanced Finance offers CFA® exam as an option during the program. This exam has become a basic requirement for investment analysts, portfolio managers and others employed by investment firms, banks, broker/dealers, investment companies, insurance companies etc. Having this qualification will give you a further boost as you advance your career. Diversity IE is renowned for its diversity with a truly international faculty, more than 70 nationalities represented on campus, and alumni from more than 100 countries across the globe. You will benefit greatly from this international outlook both by the cross-cultural skills that you will develop, and the international network that you will build during the Master.  Network Being part of such a diverse program provides a unique opportunity to develop your personal and professional networks. Through your classmates, your professors and the wider IE community of professionals, corporations, and fellow students you will leave IE with an expanded network that spans the globe. ]]>
Mon, 28 Apr 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[ESSCA School of Management]]>

Created in 1909, ESSCA is one of France’s prestigious Grandes Ecoles. Its flagship 5-year Master in Management degree is accredited both by the French Minstry of Education and in 2006 was also the first Grande Ecole Programme in France to be granted EPAS accreditation by the European Fondation of Management Development. The Master part of this programme lasts 2 years and offers a range of specialisations open to international applicants, with a Business or non Business first degree. Those with a good level of French have a wide choice of specialisations in Management, Finance and Marketing.

  • Marketing de la Grande Consommation
  • Management de la Relation Client
  • Management de la Communication d’entreprise
  • Logistique et achats
  • Banque Finance
  • Corporate Finance
  • Entrepreneuriat
  • Management des Réseaux automobiles
  • Gestion des entreprises d’économie sociale et solidaire

Those wishing to study in English can take the English Track.


Student services

ESSCA offers accommodation in a brand new international residence hall and the International Office has staff dedicated to helping international students with all administrative matters linked to their stay, including residence permit applications, applications for housing subsidy etc.

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[An Indo-European Master in Management degree]]> Indo-European Master in Management degree

From September 2009, ESSCA will be offering a specialist track within its Grande Ecole Master programme enabling students to study in English in two countries in Europe and in India. Developed jointly with ITM Business School, Mumbai, the programme is particularly suitable for students interested in Services and Operations Management in the IT field.


Applicants should have a first degree, business or non-business, at bachelor level and must provide a GMAT score or equivalent.

Programme of study

Semester 1

Students spend the first semester at ESSCA’s main campus in Angers in the west of France. The programme is focussed on the European Union and Business Fundamentals in Europe.

Contemporary Europe
European Economics
Introduction to Management
Strategic Management Essentials
Marketing Essentials
Corporate Finance Essentials

Semester 2

The second semester is offered at ESSCA facility in Budapest, Hungary. The programme builds on the courses studied in Angers with an added focus on Central and Eastern Europe

European Business, Economy, Politics and Law
International Human Resource Management
Doing Business in Central and Eastern Europe
Strategic Management Business Simulation
The Various Types of Marketing
Basics in Computter, IT and Networking

Semester 3

This specialist semester is offered at ITM Mumbai, India and aims to equip students with the more specific skills and competencies required in the management of services within the IT industry.

E-commerce and m-commerce
Services Operations (Strategy, Design, Development and Quality)
Project Management
Managing Service Supply Chain and Role of ERP and BRP
Basics of BPO, CRM and IPR

Semester 4

For the final semester, students must do an internship of 4 months minimum, either in India or in Europe. Directly linked to this internship will be an applied research thesis which will be closely monitored by ITM or ESSCA faculty. Both the internship and the thesis must be in the field of services management in IT and in direct link with the student’s professional project.

Wed, 23 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Master and PhD studies at Ritsumeikan Asia Pacific University]]> SCHOOL OF ASIA PACIFIC STUDIES


* Master's in Asia Pacific Studies - Major in Asia Pacific Studies (APS, click here for details) - Including Contemporary Japan Studies (Available only every Fall/September semester, click here for details) * Master's in International Cooperation Policy Major in International Cooperation Policy (ICP) - Development Economics (click here for details) - International Public Administration (click here for details) - Environmental Policy and Administration (click here for details) - Tourism Policy and Administration (click here for details) - Public Health Management (click here for details)

(For ICP common subjects please click here and for ICP seminar subjects please click here)


* Master in International Material Flow Management (IMAT) (Dual Master's Degree Program)- Available only every Fall/September semester

- Offered jointly by APU and the Institute for Applied Material Flow Management (IfaS) of the University of Applied Science Trier in Germany and graduates will receive a Master of Science in International Cooperation Policy from APU and a Master of Engineering in International Material Flow Management from IfaS respectively. The German Master's Degree is in full accord with the Bologna process and valid in Europe and beyond.

- Material Flow Management is the process of creating economically-efficient and environmentally sound

material and energy utilization systems.Material often thought of as worthless or as waste is converted into

energy and other usable resources to facilitate development and reduce pollution at the same time.

- This program involves spending one year at APU in Japan, followed by one year in Germany at Ifas.

Please click here for more information.


* PhD in Asia Pacific Studies - Major in Asia Pacific Studies (APS, click here for details)(If you are interested in the Doctoral Program, please contact us directly at for more information on the special application procedures)
Thu, 24 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Apply now for Msc in Finance]]>

MSc in Finance: Program Objectives

The Master of Science in Finance prepares experienced and non-experienced students for international careers in finance.

The program covers the fundamentals of finance, as well as advanced topics in corporate finance, financial management, and financial markets.

Its aim is to provide students with strong technical and analytical skills in the principles and application of finance, as well as a good sector knowledge, and a multicultural exposure.

The students following the MSc in Finance generally wish to prepare for careers in the financial sector, such as investment and commercial banking, asset management, financial services and consulting, or at corporate finance positions within international companies at a managerial level.

The program provides an excellent preparation to the Chartered Financial Analysts® (CFA) exams, as it is based on the CFA Candidate Body of Knowledge (CBOK). It also covers related fields such as management control systems, business law, corporate governance, and private equity investment.

The GGSB MSc Finance is delivered in Grenoble or our campus in London. We are currently accepting applications for September 2009 for both campuses.


Mrs. Marie-Christine Wilson
Phone: +33 4 76 70 62 33
Fax: +33 4 76 70 60 99

Grenoble Graduate School of Business
12, rue Pierre Sémard BP 127
38003 Grenoble Cedex 1
Mon, 28 Jul 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[CEIBS Education Development Foundation]]>

Within this decade, CEIBS seeks to take its place amongst the top 10 business schools in the world. The growing global importance of the Chinese economy will certainly be a positive factor in achieving this goal. Even more important will be the continuous investments made by CEIBS in attracting the best international faculty; in conducting world-class research, and in expanding into other cities, notably our second campus in Beijing which is due for completion by 2008.

Part of the funding and guidance for these initiatives comes from the generous support of our alumni and sponsorship partners.

In 2005, CEIBS became the first business school in mainland China to establish an Education Development Foundation (CEIBS Foundation). The foundation is a registered not-for-profit organisation and is the repository of all gifts to CEIBS through endowment funds, the annual fund, alumni, corporate and institutional sponsorship programmes, as well as capital and special campaigns for the school's advancement.


CEIBS Alumni Giving Programme

The future success of CEIBS is conditional in many ways on the support it receives from alumni. Alumni giving will not only provide the school with the financial resources necessary for investments in faculty, research and facilities, but also will serve as a role model promoting philanthropic acts in China.


CEIBS Corporate Sponsorship Programmes

The CEIBS Foundation is proud to support the development of CEIBS as a leading, global business school that enables select corporate partners to become active members of the CEIBS Corporate Sponsorship Partner Network.

Using the guidance and financial support of our corporate partners, the CEIBS Foundation seeks to ensure continuous investment in the school for short and long-term growth and success. The goals of the Foundation are:

  • To attract world-class faculty through CEIBS Chair Endowment Fund
  • To innovate world-class research through CEIBS Centres of Research Excellence and CEIBS Research Fund
  • To provide an inspiring environment through CEIBS Campus Fund
  • To ensure continuous improvement through CEIBS Development Fund
  • To attract the world's best students through CEIBS MBA Scholarship Fund

CEIBS Corporate Partners enjoy a close association with the school and special advantages including:

  • Priority recruitment access to CEIBS MBA graduates
  • Priority access to CEIBS MBA students for group consulting projects
  • Invitations to join the CEIBS Corporate Advisory Board
  • Sharing CEIBS international marketing platform and visibility
  • Priority access to CEIBS faculty for the development of programmes and case studies
  • Priority access to CEIBS' world class facilities.

To date, CEIBS has invited more than 50 Western and Chinese organisations to join the CEIBS Sponsor Partner Network. The school is proud of our association with the following leading organisations:

Wed, 20 Aug 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Undergraduate Program]]>

The TUJ undergraduate program is the only such program in Japan where you can earn a U.S. bachelors degree without studying in the United States. It is essentially identical to the one at the main campus and fully accredited, including the same admissions and graduation requirements, minor and double-major subjects, and credit transfer system. The U.S. main campus issues your diploma, making it a true American university degree. Students wishing to study abroad can transfer to the main campus or the Rome campus.

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A source of more than knowledge:

The TUJ program is special because it gives you a lot more than "book knowledge." It teaches you to be an independent, globally minded person who can think analytically, critically, logically and creatively—and communicate effectively in English. The classes are in English, and the atmosphere is international, with non-Japanese students from over 50 countries accounting for a third of the student body.

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Benefits you'll receive at school and after you graduate:

The classes at TUJ are small, averaging about 20 students, and include lectures, discussions, project work, and presentations. Scholarships—including grants to help you transfer to the U.S. main campus—are available. You'll also get solid support from TUJ's internship and job-placement system, which ensures that graduates have a high job acquisition rate.

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Many majors to choose from:

TUJ has one college and four schools offering a total of 11 majors. The College of Liberal Arts offers American studies, Asian studies, economics, international affairs, political science, psychology, and general studies. You can also major in communications at the School of Communications and Theater, art at the Tyler School of Art, and tourism and hospitality through the School of Tourism and Hospitality Management. The newest option is a business management major offered by the Fox School of Business and Management. Many additional majors are available through the main campus in Philadelphia.

>> Learn more

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Earn an MBA in Tokyo]]>

If you're a professional looking to further your career, earning an MBA degree from TUJ could be your avenue to success. Classes are held on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., and enrollment is limited to ensure optimal interaction among students and faculty. During this two-year program, you’ll gain a wide range of skills and sharpen your analytical abilities by applying your course work to your professional environment and tasks.

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An MBA degree from a top program:

The MBA program at TUJ provides a top-quality, U.S.–style business education with a global orientation. It also allows you to continue working while completing your degree in Tokyo. Studying for an MBA here gives you the opportunity to obtain the same degree you would receive from the Fox School in Philadelphia. The Fox School has been ranked among the best in both the U.S. and the world by the Financial Times for seven years running.

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A program for self-improvement:

The program helps you become an effective manager by enriching your communications skills. You'll learn how to lead people and organize projects, as well as pick up the decision-making skills every competent executive needs. You’ll also clearly understand how to take a team approach to solving business problems.

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An opportunity to build your network:

The program blends lectures, discussions, case analyses, problem solving, computer assignments, business projects, theory and practice to give you a substantial knowledge base. The small size of classes allows you to receive one-on-one attention from your professors. Faculty members encourage students to share their experiences while imparting advanced managerial concepts. The collective managerial know-how of the participants gives your TUJ educational experience a quantum boost.

>> Learn more

Thu, 04 Sep 2008 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[MEB - Master in European Business]]>"The Master in European Business offers you a very comprehensive education in all major fields of management. By working together with students from different educational and cultural backgrounds, your personal development will also be fostered. You will have the opportunity of applying your knowledge to problems of the business world, thereby preparing yourself for positions in a globalising world. Our constantly growing numbers of MEB graduates are recruited by a wide range of companies and organisations, among them the world's leading multinational enterprises."
Prof. Dr. Stefan Schmid, Academic Dean of the MEB programme at ESCP Europe Campus Berlin

2 countries - 1 internship - 2 consultancy projects

The "Master in European Business" (MEB) programme is a one-year full-time postgraduate course in International Management, carried out in two countries and normally in two languages. The MEB covers all relevant management subjects (e.g. finance, marketing, controlling, human resources, accounting, business strategy, etc.). The participants of the MEB programme, coming from all over the world, are very well prepared for the management challenges of internationally operating companies by:

  • high-quality lectures (accredited by AACSB, EQUIS and AMBA)
  • a varied range of international experience
  • acquiring intercultural competence and soft skills
  • the emphasis on practical application with one internship and two company consultancy projects.

The ESCP Europe is now the only transnational university in Germany which is both officially recognised and accredited by AACSB, EFMD (EQUIS) and AMBA (Triple Crown).


Academic Calendar

1st semester locations:
ESCP Europe Berlin, Paris, London, Madrid or Torino (language of instruction: national language) and our partner universities MDI in Gurgaon/New Delhi and Tec de Monterrey/Mexico (language of instruction: English).

2nd semester locations:
ESCP Europe London, ESCP Europe Torino, partner university AIT in Bangkok (language of instruction: English), ESCP Europe Paris (language of instruction: English or French), ESCP Europe Berlin (language of instruction: English or German), ESCP Europe Madrid (language of instruction: English or Spanish).

One semester must be spent at an ESCP Europe campus. The MEB programme begins in September every year. The management courses of the first semester last until mid February, accompanied by a practical consulting project. The 2nd semester begins in the second half of February and ends at the beginning of July. As in the first phase, the participants complete a management consulting project which runs parallel to the lectures.

Students spending Semester 2 in Berlin can elect to work towards a dual degree: the MSc (Master of Science) and MEB. If you choose the MSc track (Berlin only) you will need a minimum of 15 months to complete your dual degree. Upon completion of Semester 2 in Berlin, you will remain in Berlin for Semester 3: the "Research Methods" and "Master's Thesis" module from July to September, followed by a minimum of 12 weeks' internship.  


Graduates with a degree in disciplines other than business or management (e.g. law, engineering, languages, science or the humanities) and graduates who have specialised in a certain business area (e.g. economics or computing science for economists).


Application deadlines

Start of Studies


Duration: 12-18 months
Accreditation: AACSB, EFMD (EQUIS) and AMBA
Degree: Master of European Business, Master of Science (MSc)



  • University degree or equivalent overseas qualification in any discipline
  • Successful participation in the entrance exams

Open Day

  • 6th November 2010

ESCP Europe Campus Berlin
Ms. Ghislaine Jaron-Wutz
MEB Student Office
Phone: +49-(0)30-32007-147
Fax: +49-(0)30-32007-107

Thu, 12 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Grenoble Graduate School of Business - MSc Management Consulting]]>

Msc Management Consulting

The objective of this program is to train consultants in solving complex business problems and assisting companies in improving corporate performance.

Students will develop expertises in the practical application of theory, in diagnostics and the formulation of creative solutions and will acquire a wide range of tools, concepts and methodologies to conduct successful consulting assignments internationally.

Judith Bouvard, Dean of GGSB, said: “Management Consulting has been growing in popularity over recent years. Students will graduate with a thorough understanding of the global consulting industry; how it functions, the dominant players, key success factors and the management issues that drive it.

The course is open to participants with a Bachelor’s Degree in an area related to business and management or technology and who are fluent in English. Some work experience is required.

This program is delivered on both a part-time and full-time basis.
Mon, 17 Nov 2008 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[INSEAD MBA Programme]]>

One year. Unparalleled diversity.

People say that ‘Diversity' is the ‘D' in INSEAD. No other business school offers such a multicultural experience, with over 70 nationalities included among the participants. In study groups of five to six, no more than two people of the same nationality are represented. In fact, there is no dominant culture at INSEAD - everyone is a minority. The mix of cultures and personalities is matched by a mix of educational and professional backgrounds. Both the Fontainebleau and Singapore campuses have an enriching energy, powered by diverse outlooks and opinions.

INSEAD's diversity has long-term benefits. In a typical year, our MBA graduates join organisations in over 50 countries, more than any other business school. Consequently, our alumni network has unparalleled global reach. Recruiters tell us that our diverse learning environment creates open-minded, culturally aware graduates who have the knowledge and sensitivity to operate anywhere in the world - the next generation of transcultural leaders.


One year. One school. Two campuses.

A picturesque French town, steeped in history. A thriving city-state, perhaps the world's most truly multicultural city. It is hardly surprising that most MBA participants choose to spend time in both Fontainebleau and Singapore. Fontainebleau, a 45-minute train journey from Paris, is a traditional centre for shopping, culture, and dining. Most participants rent an apartment or house in the area.

Some share a country house or château on the edge of the Fontainebleau forest. Singapore, Asia's vibrant financial and high-tech hub, is prosperous and efficient. The INSEAD campus is based in the city's ‘Knowledge Hub', where most participants live in modern condominiums. The Wharton Exchange adds even more diversity to the mix. Participants who choose this option can live and study in Europe, Asia and North America during their year at INSEAD. In today's inter-connected global economy, the benefits of soaking up such varied influences are immense.


One year to be informed and inspired

 The high calibre of regular INSEAD recruiters and the high levels of INSEAD graduate salaries confirm our world-class credentials. This reputation is reinforced by our position as the business school with the world's largest Executive Education programme. Our faculty are skilled at dealing with practical and relevant business challenges as well as the profound academic issues encountered on the MBA programme.

But our teaching and research faculty are not simply world experts in modern management and entrepreneurship. They are also experts at passing on their knowledge. At INSEAD, our faculty's inspirational talent in the classroom is as important as their leading-edge research. Reflecting INSEAD's diversity, the faculty includes professors from 35 countries. Whether based in Fontainebleau or Singapore, most faculty teach on both campuses. Their specialisations and fields of research are also diverse, covering the major issues facing international business. Not surprisingly, given the school's multicultural spirit, much of their work has a global dimension.

To further extend INSEAD's international reach, we have a faculty exchange programme with the Wharton School in the US and have established research centres in Abu Dhabi and Israel.


One year. Five intensive study periods

The INSEAD MBA curriculum is designed to quickly and thoroughly prepare participants for a career in international business. This aim is reflected in the compressed time frame, reliance on group work and clear focus on international markets and settings.

The first few periods are based on a structured series of 13 core courses. These courses cover accounting, finance, statistics, strategy, marketing, operations management and organisational behaviour. Other courses focus on the environment in which business takes place. Subjects such as economics and political analysis help participants understand the drivers of change that will affect their future careers.

The second half of the programme is customisable. Participants take more than 10 electives, creating a mix of topics that will support their educational and professional goals. They can either pursue a generalist path toward management or specialise in a particular functional area. They may also create concentrations in specific areas, such as finance or entrepreneurship.

During one year, participants at INSEAD have a similar number of course hours as those attending most two-year MBA programmes. This is achieved by focusing on study five days a week and avoiding ‘down-time' during the programme.


One year to develop life-long networks

Life outside the classroom is as stimulating as the formal studies. The many clubs on campus include Entrepreneurship, Private Equity, INSEAD Women in Business, INSEAD International Development Organisation (a Net Impact Chapter) and the Global Leaders Series, which invites prominent international business leaders to speak at INSEAD.

National Weeks are a social tradition at INSEAD. Arranged by participants of a particular nationality, they showcase the country's culture, business, music, food and pastimes. During these weeks, the campuses become even more colourful and cosmopolitan than usual. Sporting facilities on both campuses are excellent. Tennis, squash, swimming, hiking and climbing are popular in Fontainebleau, a region also known as the horse-riding centre of France. In Singapore, participants enjoy the year-round sunny climate while cycling, blading, wind surfing, water skiing and playing beach volleyball. INSEAD also offers a particular welcome to partners and families, and over 25% of participants are joined by partners for the duration of the programme. The INSEAD Partners Club organises a range of events throughout the year for partners and children. Partners may participate in a variety of activities ranging from cultural outings in Paris and Singapore to career-related workshops.


One year to change all future years

Our alumni often say that their year at INSEAD was a life-changing experience. The knowledge they acquire, the business skills they develop and the friendships they make combine to create an ‘INSEAD effect' that lasts throughout their entire lives. In career terms, the one-year investment produces measurable returns. The opportunities are immense. In 2007, aided by the Career Services team, participants pursued careers in over 55 countries upon graduation. Blue-chip multinational employers find INSEAD graduates particularly appealing. Our graduates know how to manage their time, prioritise tasks and juggle many responsibilities in a day. They are also worldly-wise and culturally sensitive. As a result, INSEAD recruits are renowned for being operational from ‘Day One', anywhere in the world. The potential return on investment is substantial, bringing you a lifetime of opportunities and benefits.

It is an investment which cannot be measured merely in financial terms. As a first step to joining this programme, we encourage you to learn more about the programme by visiting us in Fontainebleau or Singapore, where you can meet current MBA participants and hear their impressions. In the meantime, the next page gives a flavour of their opinions.


One year to earn your place among our alumni

In a sense, you never leave INSEAD. As your MBA programme comes to an end, your life as an INSEAD alumnus begins. It is likely to be an enriching, exciting life. You will join a diverse alumni network of over 37,000 members, including more than 17,000 from the MBA programme. Our alumni live and work in over 160 countries across all continents. The community may be geographically diverse, but our alumni share the same entrepreneurial streak. Twenty years after gaining their MBA, over 40% of our alumni own and manage their own business.

The advice and encouragement that flows between INSEAD alumni, facilitated by the on-line alumni network, is an important tool in this business building. Many alumni stay in close contact with INSEAD. A thousand alumni volunteers sit on national alumni association committees, helping to organise reunions and speaker events, as well as interviewing MBA candidates in their home countries. Four alumni share their views here...

Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[National Taiwan University]]>

National Taiwan University has extensive scholarships and programs designed specifically for international students. With the country's leading research facilities, an elite faculty of western-educated Ph.D.s and a student body made up of the highest achievers from around Taiwan, students from around the world are finding National Taiwan University the place to get an Ivy League-quality undergraduate, graduate or post-graduate degree at a fraction of the cost of matriculating in the West; while at the same time mastering Chinese language skills and first-hand cultural familiarity with the entire Greater China region.

Online Application Forms & Extensive Scholarships for International Students

National Taiwan University has greatly streamlined the application process for international students. The office of admissions provides quick responses to applications. Further, with the university's substantial endowment and generous government support, fees for students at National Taiwan University are among the most competitive in the world. While receiving the highest standard of education from the country's leading university, students from overseas are saving thousands, if not hundreds of thousands of dollars over the course of their education and, at the same time, gaining critical real-world experience in Greater China. The application deadline for 2009 is March 13th.

Students from Around the World & 500+ Courses Taught in English

At the end of 2008, NTU's international students came from over 60 different countries and represented a wide variety of scholarly pursuits. Among the most popular with overseas students are the degree programs taught entirely in English at NTU: the Global MBA and the International Graduate Program in Agricultural Policy, Development & Management.

In addition, NTU also has more than 500 professional courses taught in English. For example, College of Life Science, NTU has courses taught in English via distance learning with Kyoto University, Japan. These courses have become very popular among international students.

Chinese Language Skills & Chinese Culture Skills

Many NTU international students at Masters & Ph.D. level enroll in the university's all-English Programs. At the same time, NTU offers students extensive support in learning Chinese. On top of the scholarships the university offers international Ph.D. & Masters degree students an additional 50% tuition subsidy for studying Chinese during their first year. Undergraduate international students get a full subsidy as freshmen: undergraduates can learn Chinese free in their freshman year.

The two language centers at National Taiwan University: the Chinese Language Division, Language Center (CLD) and the International Chinese Language Program (ICLP), are among the academic world's leading centers for learning Chinese, with programs designed specifically to meet the needs of non-native speakers seeking to quickly acquire Chinese language skill. The CLD and the ICLP focus on small-sized classes with active and fast-paced curricula that take advantage not only of the classroom, but also the complete immersion that surround students everyday.

In addition, the NTU language centers offer a variety of additional classes, such as Taiwanese, calligraphy, writing, pronunciation, conversation and private tutorials.

No.1 School for Studying And Understanding Classical Chinese Culture

Dr. Hu, the Deputy Dean of Office of International Affairs, believes that for overseas who are interested in Chinese and Eastern culture, NTU is their best choice. Taiwan has the largest base of academics & research dedicated to Classical Chinese culture, and NTU is a leader in the field.

According to the Encyclopedia Dictionary of the Chinese Language, traditional Chinese has almost 49,880 words and 371,231 phrases. The simplified Chinese taught in China has only 2,500 words. To learn beyond this number, students need to turn to traditional Chinese.

Learning traditional Chinese enables non-native speakers to deeply understand Chinese culture. Most students find that it's easier to pick up Simplified Chinese if you have studied traditional Chinese first.

The legends, philosophies and cultural beliefs and that still hold sway over everyday life across all Chinese cultures are found preserved in their original form in Taiwan. Ancient classics such as the Four Books and the Five Classics are still widely studied. You can meet people quoting the classics on the streets. This emphasis in Taiwan on the classical roots of Chinese provides lasting insight to non-native students, giving them the ability to understand the cultural motivations for beliefs and behaviors critical for success at the cross-cultural level.


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Sun, 01 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[World University Sports Challenge]]> Saturday 28 May of this year, take part in an innovative sports competition at Stade Charléty and challenge teams from all over France and Europe! It's not just about individual sports performance: it's your team spirit that can win you a place on the podium.

Track and field events are accessible to all, since running and jumping usually come naturally. Anyone can participate. Instead of being a pure competition, the Challenge also wants to provide an introduction to track and field. It's the perfect occasion to discover the main track and field disciplines and promote them to a larger public.  

Track and field events: individual performances, team spirit!

Even so, the competition will be held in conditions to rival the best international sports meets and will provide plenty of opportunity to excel.
Show us your stuff by competing in one of the 9 track and field events with your school's team. Professional athletes will also be on hand to share insiders' track and field tips. Various prizes are up for grabs, including shared prizes for schools and individual prizes for the winners of each event!


Football tournament: the 10th event of the decathlon

With an eye to diversity, the 2011 World University Sports Challenge will also feature a football event. The tournament (men and women) will be held alongside the track and field events and is a central feature of the decathlon.

Form a team at your school and check out our training tips! If you can fill at least half a bus with your fans (buses have a 45- to 60-seat capacity) you have the benefit of a free bus system (within France) to get to Stade Charléty during the Challenge!

You’re enrolled in a European university and you want to participate in the World University Sports Challenge ?
For conditions applying to foreign students, click here.

To enrol, click here. You'll find a list of all your enrolled classmates on line.

Mon, 07 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Executive MBA]]>

In a modular format, compressed into 14 exhilarating months, across both campuses, our Executive MBA programme gives high achievers the chance to earn an MBA while they work. Since 2007, INSEAD offers a new dual degree with Tsinghua University in Beijing which establishes the school's first significant presence in China.

The Executive MBA degree programme is targeted at thoughtful, motivated business leaders who seek to further their career and personal development. Participants need an international mindset, strong analytical skills and emotional maturity. On average, they have ten years' work experience.

Above all, they have leadership potential. In a dynamic environment, the programme gives successful, ambitious executives the skills to become business leaders. Their international outlook is also developed, as participants in Europe and Asia come from more than 30 countries.

- Charles Galunic – Dean of the Executive MBA Progamme -


More info

Tsinghua INSEAD EMBA email:

Sat, 17 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[PhD Programme]]>

The goal of our PhD programme is to prepare participants for an academic career in management at a leading international business school. This is achieved through two years of advanced coursework on cutting-edge research methods, followed by two to three years of supervised research, leading to a dissertation and publication in leading academic journals.

This structure has proved to be the most effective start to an outstanding academic career.

Our 95 graduates have gained positions at, among others: Carnegie Mellon, Chicago, China Europe International Business School (CEIBS), Emory, Georgia Tech, Harvard, Hong Kong (HKUST), IESE, IMD, London Business School, National University of Singapore (NUS), Northwestern, Purdue, Stanford, UCLA, Wharton and Yale. All of our PhD candidates benefit from up to five years' financial assistance, provided through INSEAD Fellowships. To be considered, of course, they must first meet our highly selective admissions requirements.

Sun, 18 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Innovating your way to the top ]]>

If you're looking to maintain your market share, and perhaps post growth despite the recessionary environment, innovation is key.

To understand why innovation is so crucial to success, INSEAD and Roland Berger Strategy Consultants looked into the innovative policies and practices at nine large multinationals widely respected for their innovative skills: 3M, Research in Motion, Genentech, Unilever, SAP, Bosch, Nokia, Infosys and Toyota.

The result is a new book called Innovating at the Top: How global CEOs drive innovation for growth and profit, whose purpose is to identify the values and methods the CEO finds most compelling and useful to promote innovation.



Top-down approach

While there is no silver bullet for innovation, the book's co-author Soumitra Dutta, the Roland Berger Chaired Professor in Business and Technology, says the consensus among the nine featured CEOs was that certain conditions do favour innovation and can therefore increase the probability of success. He adds that these CEOs view innovation as part of the core portfolio of responsibilities, so they see innovation in the company in a very broad sense, not just in a very narrow technical product sense, and they see their roles as being the champions of innovation in the entire organisation.

Olli-Pekka Kallasvuo, CEO and chairman of Nokia, however, advocates incremental changes as innovation may be difficult to accept. He dismisses the notion of ‘if it ain't broke, don't fix it' as sheer complacency; and instead recommends "challenging and questioning" the current paradigm.

Even when the CEO has set the stage for innovation, employees on all rungs must celebrate the newly-installed innovation culture. Nokia's success story can be linked to one of its four core values: passion for innovation. Biotech giant Genentech credits its success to never accepting the status quo, never accepting conventional thinking and conventional wisdom.

Sharing knowledge

As innovation begets innovation, CEOs too believe in engaging more innovation partners by sharing knowledge.

"We have learned that sharing knowledge is the best way to get knowledge," says Henning Kagermann, co-CEO of SAP. "If you feel you have to protect yourself, you have already lost half of the game. The point is to be faster than the others through openness and sharing." Though SAP protects itself with a few large joint-development partners such as Microsoft and IBM, 90 per cent of the time, it extends an open door. Similarly, Genentech publishes discoveries and inventions at an early date, relying on the patent system for necessary intellectual property (IP) protection. This open policy engenders professional relationships with leading academic institutions which may participate in joint research projects, thus helping to advance the biotech field.

"In general, what you find is no one company can do it alone," says Dutta. "So you have to be able to collaborate and compete with your peers. But a lot of the interesting innovation happens when you work in close partnership with people in organisations who are your suppliers or who are your customers and who can perhaps help you in getting products to market faster."

Embracing diversity

Just as knowledge sharing is important, so too is diversity, which promotes friction - the good kind - and cross-fertilization. However, integrating personnel of different nationalities can be a challenge, especially with companies which have employed a homogeneous workforce. But Franz Fehrenbach, CEO of Bosch, who puts one of its core values as cultural diversity, says you have to embrace cultural change. A sound strategy, considering that the company's future growth will be in emerging markets. Nokia's Kallasvuo dislikes the term "off-shoring". "If you are a global company and you have operations everywhere, the whole concept of off-shoring becomes irrelevant ... There is no off-shoring, you're just present in different places."

The customer is king

One can go on innovating, but the circle would not be complete without customer feedback. Fujio Cho, chairman of Toyota Motor, observes that "innovation, based on the needs (of customers), is faster, cheaper and a more dependable approach."

Infosys sends key research lab personnel to meet with customers, because "unless our researchers realise what the outside world is and what is happening in the trenches, their innovations will have no value for the customer."

To take this even further, several CEOs are immersed in the stimulating challenge of engaging R&D teams in business model design. Once considered the preserve of senior management, business modelling has entered the R&D arena, all this because digitisation, the internet, and new markets and distribution channels offer a sometimes bewildering array of business options to influence development paths.

However, correctly evaluating R&D progress and roll-outs has important implications beyond any particular initiative. If innovations are not properly measured and assessed, promising R&D efforts could be prematurely aborted.

New blood, new ideas

As new blood can also engender new ideas, companies such as Infosys make a point of engaging young people in the race to develop new software. The company's chairman and chief mentor N.R. Narayana Murthy says: "We have to encourage youth because youth is all about new ideas ... we have to create an environment where the young people are very confident, they are very energetic and they are very enthusiastic to add value to the corporation."

Infosys reserves up to three days for an "Innovation Day" where only people under 30 can present ideas and suggestions to senior management.  

Nevertheless, innovative ideas would not come to fruition if not for the right processes. A significant consensus among the CEOs suggests that processes can be designed to remove obstacles and create favourable conditions. Dutta says successful organisations are trying to create what can be broadly termed as ‘innovation platforms'. "These are not processes in the negative

bureaucratic sense of the word ‘process', but much more as supporting environments for enabling virtually everyone in the organisation to come up with ideas and run with those."

Jim Balsillie, co-CEO of Research In Motion, which created the Blackberry smartphone, says: "I think the key thing I have learnt on innovation, is that innovation lies much more in process than just having the right answers. So there's a real premium on visibility, in transparency, in collaboration, and I think that goes a long way." Even if you have adopted all the key innovation drivers mentioned above, the buck doesn't stop there; employees need to be continually motivated to keep the ideas flowing.

Genentech grants substantial stock options, as well as other forms of enhanced compensation, to strong performers. At SAP, individuals are compensated primarily by team performance, and senior executives are rewarded by how well their teams contribute to overall company results.

Several CEOs point out that a powerful incentive is simply seeing customers use a product or a service. Having success in the market, in turn, helps the innovation cycle.

-Innovating at the Top: How global CEOs drive innovation for growth and profit is published by Palgrave Macmillan -

Mon, 26 Jan 2009 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Global MBA, College of Management at National Taiwan University]]> Darren Cole, 32, having traveled throughout Asia - Japan, China & South Korea - described his motivation for choosing NTU's Global MBA program succinctly - best teachers & best classmates...

All-English Classes

NTU's Global MBA Program at the College of Management offers a whole-English learning environment. Classes are conducted entirely in English. 90% of the program's professors received their Ph.D.s from elite universities in the U.S.A and the U.K. The program provides students with a thorough grounding in the most up-to-date business management theory & research methods. Furthermore, NTU's Global MBA Program gives students many opportunities to work directly with multinational companies at their sites in Taiwan and sites worldwide.

Dr. S.C. Timothy Chou, the Director of Global MBA & Associate Dean of the College of Management, said that beyond NTU's worldwide ranking, one of the greatest benefits to overseas students is low cost. The per-semester tuition for NTU's Global MBA Program is just US$2,000. Students attending comparable MBA programs in the USA or other Western countries could expect to pay as much as $15,000 ~ $50,000 per semester. Combining the cost of tuition with the school's location at the heart of Greater China, in addition to the generous scholarships and stipends for overseas students - the Global MBA at NTU becomes overwhelmingly attractive.

Director Chou describes the Global MBA faculty as devoted to providing Asian-market experience; courses are taught by 30 professors selected specifically from among hundreds of elite professors in the College of Management for their academic credentials and real-world management experience.

Top Classmates

NTU Global MBA students from overseas enjoy a dual advantage as leading local students from around Taiwan - who vie to attend NTU - become their classmates.  In addition, entrepreneurially-minded classmates from around the world enroll in the program. These cross-cultural business connections will become invaluable to graduates as they move into their careers.

Students Gain Leading Positions Worldwide Yeilding More Opportunity for New Students

Graduates of NTU have secured positions in leading corporations around the world. These alumni have translated into outstanding opportunities for Global MBA students to get experience during their study in those same companies that employ Global MBA graduates in executive level positions.

The Best of East & West

From 2008, the NTU College of Management plans to cooperate with the Wharton Business School to research client consulting. This enhances the opportunity even more - as NTU's GMBA students are allowed to also attend the West's leading universities, while at the same time mastering business fundamentals at the locus of Asian markets.

Real-World Case Studies

NTU's Global MBA uses the most current business situations facing today's executives to instruct MBA students. Director Chou mentioned his "Emerging Technologies & Business Opportunities" class as an example. The course analyzed the explosive popularity of Asus' Eee PC in Taiwan. Smaller than common notebook & priced at just around NT$10,000(US$300), Dr. Chou invited Asus' general manager to give a seminar about the Eee PC, with students able to directly discuss and question the product's features and the strategies that motivated the company to launch the product. Questions asked ranged from - "Why this product today?", "How will it benefit Asus' market share?", "Would the product benefit the people of and or be viable in third world markets?" These types of direct-contact opportunities are what the NTU Global MBA seeks to provide students.

NTU Faculty Lead Asia at Harvard Business School's Case Studies in 2007

During 2007 40 faculty members from NTU were invited to participate in Harvard Business School's Case Studies. This was the highest number for any university in Asia.

Dr. Chou indicated that case studies are at the core of the NTU Global MBA program.  Harvard's selecting NTU professors more often than any other in Asia is recognition of the quality of NTU, which redounds directly back to Global MBA students' benefit throughout their study. Further, Harvard's extensive use of the case study reflects its pre-eminence for MBA study. NTU Global MBA students get the benefit of the case-study method, with leading case study professors, while working with cases from around Greater Asia.

Leisure Time

In addition to rigorous study, students have great opportunities to enjoy themselves and make lasting relationships. The Global MBA Student Association holds various parties and activities, such as the recently year-end party at Mint, located in Taipei 101.

Article From: (2008)


Sun, 01 Feb 2009 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[V164-7.0 MW turbine launched]]>

Lowering the cost of energy in relation to offshore wind is essential for the industry. Some of the major stepping stones in achieving this are size and subsequent increased energy capture, which means a need for much bigger turbines that are specifically designed for the challenging offshore environment.

With the introduction of the V164-7.0 MW Vestas is taking a major step towards meeting these needs.

CEO Ditlev Engel says of the new turbine: “We are very pleased to be able to serve the market and show our commitment to the offshore wind industry by introducing our dedicated offshore turbine - the V164-7.0 MW. Seeing the positive indications from governments worldwide, and especially from the UK, to increase the utilisation of wind energy is indeed very promising. We look forward to this new turbine doing its part in making these political targets a reality.”

According to Anders Søe-Jensen, President of Vestas Offshore, the offshore wind market is set to really take off over the coming years, but more so in some parts of the world than in others: “We expect the major part of offshore wind development to happen in the Northern part of Europe, where the conditions at sea are particularly rough. Based on our broad true offshore experience and our many years as pioneers within the offshore wind industry, we have specifically designed the V164-7.0 MW to provide the highest energy capture and the highest reliability in this rough and challenging environment. This makes our new turbine an obvious and ideal choice for instance for many UK Round 3 projects.”

Combining innovation and proven technology to ensure reliability

The innovative part of the new turbine is, along with a wide range of technical features, its size and consequently much increased energy capture whereas the proven technology is represented by, among other things, the medium-speed drive-train solution.

“We actually kept all options open from the start, running two separate parallel R&D development tracks; One focusing on direct drive and one on a geared solution. It soon became clear that if we wanted to meet the customers’ expectations about lowest possible cost of energy and high business case certainty we needed a perfect combination of innovation and proven technology and so the choice could only be to go for a medium-speed drive-train solution,” says Finn Strøm Madsen, President of Vestas Technology R&D on this particular design choice and concludes: “Offshore wind customers do not want new and untested solutions. They want reliability and business case certainty – and that is what the V164-7.0 MW gives them.”

To ensure alignment between customer needs and the features of the next generation offshore turbine, a number of experienced offshore customers have been invited to provide their input during the development process – resulting in a match between turbine specifics and customer business cases.


Tue, 05 Apr 2011 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Studying Economics at Utrecht University]]> academic programmes offered by the Utrecht University School of Economics (USE) have a strong international and multidisciplinary character. Utrecht’s economics education emphasizes the institutional, historical and spatial dimensions of economic issues and focuses on the collaboration between and integration of business economics and general economics. This approach allows students to develop their individual profile as multidisciplinary economists.

Students can specialise in one of the multidisciplinary Master’s programmes:




Fri, 15 Jul 2011 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Ufa State Petroleum Technological University overview]]> is ranked among the best technical universities in the country. Since its foundation in 1943, the University has acquired an excellent reputation for the quality of teaching and research as well as student care services. Today USPTU has a complex structure and comprises 9 buildings and 8 faculties, each containing corresponding academic chairs. Each building is provided with a large research and laboratory center. USPTU has three branches that offer graduate and professional degree programs in other cities of the region.

The University has a broad range of programmes which are designed to offer students valuable and relevant skills. These are petroleum and pipeline engineering, geology and mineral survey, heat and power energetics, chemical and biotechnology, environment protection, electrical engineering, control engineering, informatics and computer science, industrial and civil engineering, economics and management. Developing students’ skills and expertise, the programs enable them to specialize in their chosen field at the highest level of competence and be useful in today’s job market.

Over 15 000 students take advantage of first-rate educational opportunities found at USPTU. They study at the following faculties:

Oil Mining Faculty;

Technological Faculty;

Mechanical Faculty;

Faculty of Pipeline Transportation;

Faculty of Architecture and Construction;

Faculty of Industrial Processes Automation;

Institute of Economics;

Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences.

Besides, the University has the Faculty of Distance Education, the Institute for Professional Development Education and the Faculty of Preliminary Training that places a high emphasis on teaching the Russian Language to students from overseas countries. Upon completion of a corresponding Russian language programme that ends with granting the certificates of two types, foreign students can be enrolled at USPTU.

The University has developed valuable partnerships and links with many local, national and international companies and attracts a lot of students from overseas countries. USPTU is integrated into the international higher education system and since 1996 it has been a full member of International Association of Universities.

USPTU prides itself on its high quality teaching. The University’s faculty and staff number more than 1 200 specialists. Among them are approximately 200 Doctors of Sciences, over 600 Candidates of Sciences and experienced, highly-skilled specialists. Over the years USPTU has trained over 60 thousand highly qualified certified engineers to work for the companies in fuel and energy complex, construction industry, oil and gas production enterprises of the Russian Federation and overseas countries. The university’s staff are dedicated to helping students develop practical skills and carefully plan their future careers. As a result of such a well-proven approach, USPTU graduates are found worldwide, making significant contributions in their fields.

Mon, 05 Sep 2011 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[EGP Performance Management]]> part of the European Graduate Programme (EGP) training, graduates placed across Europe come together to attend a training module on optimum performance management. The Team of trainers consisted of two HR directors as well as the European Vice President.

Especially in difficult times, we tend respond to rising demands in the workplace by putting in longer hours, which inevitably takes a physical, mental and emotional toll. Whilst most personal development work is based on building skills and capabilities, little attention is spent on ensuring that we, as individuals, are able to consistently deliver peak performance. The EGP training module aimed to refocus on this critical issue – personal performance.

 The training module challenged both trainers,

 “it was energising working with the graduate groups – their thought-provoking questions kept me as the trainer on my toes and demonstrated their real commitment to their personal and professional development. I have already had some feedback about the difference the training has made to performance back at work which is really encouraging”

 and graduates alike.

 “the training was revolutionary and has completely changed my life. I learnt how to deal with stress, be more confident and get the most out of life. We were basically taught the skills to have a happier and more fulfilled life as well as be more productive in our jobs. It really has made such a difference! The circuit training in the early hours of the morning really tested us physically, but we all managed to do it...”

 “I turned back home fully energized. I find myself telling about the training to other people all the time. The beneficial effects of this training are exponential, doing good to Sony employees and also their environment.”

Roy White, VP Human Resources concluding “it was really enjoyable to work with the graduates, I appreciated their openness to the ideas that we were discussing with them as well as their engagement and willingness to debate.  Apart from the fact that they need to work on their fitness a bit I think that they seemed to enjoy the workshop and I hope that they will start to implement their rituals and show a good example in their respective companies”. 


Applications for the next EGP intake (EGP13) are to be submitted online from 1st November 2012 until 15th January 2013. The EGP13 will start on 1st September 2013.

Apply for Sony European Graduate Programme

Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[EGP Sales & Marketing Excellence]]> 2 years, the graduates rotate on 2 challenging business assignments contributing to current business priorities within an international environment. Throughout the two years, they attend 8 pan-European training modules, each module focussing on a part of Sony’s value chain in Europe. 

For their fourth training module, Sony Europe’s Marketing Strategy Office Director, Tim Kaner, guided the second year graduates (EGP07) through the process of generating a solid marketing strategy through to the creation of a tactical marketing plan. Each graduate will be able to apply this in their various business units across Europe establishing a common language and building core skills for customer focused marketing.

Tim noted “it was refreshing to see the way everyone got stuck into the module, working together to reveal insights and develop strategies and ideas. I’m grateful to Sony Deutschland and Audio Marketing Europe for providing real life data and background information on the case since this made the challenge much more stretching. Real-life is always more complex than theory. The energy all brought to the module definitely showed how much a motivated, passionate team can accomplish even in a short space of time.”

Before and during the training module they worked as virtual teams on a perfectly designed SDL case study allowing the graduates to apply the methodology on a real life business issue: the introduction of Reader to the German market. At the end of day two, each team presented their Sony Reader marketing plan to a Jury consisting of Sony Deutschland’s top management. Jeffry Van Ede, Managing Director of Sony Deutschland commented “it is always refreshing to see a young and dynamic group of people working so passionately together to give their best shot at a case. Their big advantage is the fact that they have limited experience and thus do not yet have the weight many of us have in knowing all the obstacles and past failures. This freedom of thought is their strength and something Sony should leverage more on. I hope they will keep 'fresh' for many more years and wish them all the best with their careers in Sony.”

A former European graduate (EGP06) and now Product Manager for Reader in Sony Deutschland and member of the SDL Jury added “as a former Eurograd and now being responsible for the Reader I could really put myself in their shoes. During training modules you have to work out a plan about a relatively unknown topic in a very short time and present it to top management. One big advantage for them was that they had the chance to work on a really interesting project which has high business relevance for Sony. A case you don’t really get to work on every training module.”

Finally, one the graduates participating at the module concluded “I really enjoyed the two days we spent in Berlin for the EGP SDL Reader module. Taking the marketing excellence methodology and applying this to the Reader launch – from situation appraisal and analysis to developing key insights and using these as a basis for the strategic direction and marketing plan was an interesting challenge. In particular, I think the opportunity to present our results to and exchange thoughts and ideas with SDL management and the team responsible for the Reader was very much appreciated by all of us.”


Applications for the next EGP intake (EGP13) are to be submitted online from 1st November 2012 until 15th January 2013. The EGP13 will start on 1st September 2013.

Apply for Sony European Graduate Programme

Sun, 22 Aug 2010 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Future Outlook Challenge Share your ideas for a Sustainable Innovation Project!]]> your ideas for the sustainable innovation project. The best proposal in each category will be awarded with a 25% scholarship to the International Full-time MBA Program (beginning in May 2011). You can choose from two different formats for the project – either MIP Club or Business Plan – and your essay should outline how the idea could be implemented in such a context. The winners of the scholarship will be given the task of coordinating either the club or business plan during the International MBA program.

MIP Club
Design a project that could be undertaken as a series of club activities.

  • Activity to take place between May and March of the following year
  • Organise and coordinate club events, e.g presentations and fundraising activities
  • Liaise with the alumni association


Business Plan
Design a project that responds to a real problem faced by businesses.

  • Activity to take place from January to March
  • Proposal to be potentially implemented into the market
  • Plan will be assessed by potential investing bodies.


  1. The essay should be no longer than 1000 words with an abstract of 250 to 300 words.
  2. Register your interest by Monday 14th February 2011 by sending a brief description or title of your proposal plus application (if you have not already done so).
  3. Final submissions to be made by 28th February 2011.
  4. The winner must satisfy all admission criteria, however this scholarship is not dependent on GMAT and can therefore be awarded prior to the exam being taken.
  5. 25% scholarship is calculated over the €26,000 tuition fee (€1,700 university taxes are not covered).

 N.B. participants are entitled to take advantage of only one type of financial aid.

Thu, 03 Feb 2011 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Meet our Management Trainees]]>, Management Trainee 2010.


" I received my Master's degree from the School of Business, Economics and Law in Gothenburg in January 2010. Two days after my graduation I was thrown right into the world of MTG. And life would never be the same again! The reason why I ended up at MTG was not at all a coincidence. I was very convinced that MTG's trainee programme was the right path for me. I wanted something exceptionally challenging, something that would test my limits, offer me opportunities and push me further than most other first time jobs would ever do. I was looking for a company that would enable me thrilling and variable carer paths with the opportunity to quickly advance within the organisation. MTG is and has all of that!

I recently moved to Oslo, Norway to finish my trainee year working for MTG Norway's CEO Hein Espen Hattestad where I am primarily running projects for the pay-TV business in. At the moment I am temporary holding the role as product manager for one of Viasat’s products. A terrific opportunity for me to test and challenge my creative sides and develop operational and managing skills, before my trainee year is even finished! Before moving to Norway I was based in Sweden working for Anders Nilsson, Chief Operating Officer at MTG & CEO MTG Online. But I think working so closely with senior management is the best thing with the MTG trainee programme. There is so much to learn just taking advices that they are giving you and observing their way of managing and tackling and attacking problems.

For the last 10 months, I had the opportunity to be involved in strategic, organisational and financial projects and issues, as well as hands on and operational projects such as planning and implementation of marketing campaigns, responsibility for releases of new products etc.

MTG’s trainee year does of course involve many, many hours of work which also means a lot of work. I have learned to accept that one can not know everything from the beginning but one can always learn. 

I truly enjoy being part of MTG and the trainee programme: I get challenged, I laugh a lot and I work a lot. What else can you ask for? A perfect combo in my eyes! I am ready for an exciting and interesting career and believe me; it has been worth every single trainee hour…"


Would you like to become a LUMA?

We have now opened the application process for our February 2011 intake!Please apply to the MTG Management Trainee Programme LUMA today by sending your CV and Cover Letter in English to

Thu, 21 Oct 2010 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Entrypark's Gone Mobile - Download our iPhone App.!]]>

Download the Entrypark iPhone Application now!


Version 1.0 of The Entrypark iPhone Application is now available for download in the iTunes store.

In the beta version of the Entrypark application, students and graduates are offered a convenient way of discovering the world’s top international graduate employers and career opportunities.


With Version 1.0 of the Entrypark application, you can:

 - View a complete listing of the most exclusive graduate career opportunities

- Browse the Entrypark International Career Book with over 30 of the world’s top employers (Business and Engineering Editions) 

- Read about the best international graduate employers

- Find out what hiring criteria is most important to different employers

- Star your favorite employers for later viewing


We will be making a lot of upgrades to our application over the next few months and welcome all feedback and design inspiration. If you have a function or design idea you wish to share with us, please email


Download the Entrypark iPhone Application now!
Mon, 20 Dec 2010 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Master in supply chain and purchasing management]]> Politecnico di Milano and Audencia Nantes in France have joined forces to offer a double degree Masters programme in supply chain and purchasing management since 2009. It is the only double degree programme of its type in the world. The 5th edition of the programme is starting in September 2011.

The course, fully taught in English, can be studied in a classic 12-month format or in a 24-month version that adds the fundamentals of management to the classes on purchasing and supply. It is a fulltime programme with a final project work.

Graduates will be able to forge careers in purchasing, in supply chain and logistics or in consultancy with a specialization in their field of study. They will also be awarded with a double degree:

  • The Specialising Master in Supply Chain and Purchasing Management from MIP Politecnico di Milano
  • The MSc in Supply Chain & Purchasing Management from Audencia Nantes School of Management.


  • Contacts:
  • Elena Barbera

Tel: +39 02 2399 2868

Tue, 08 Mar 2011 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Financial Times: Executive Education Custom Ranking 2011]]> International recognition for the School of Management of Politecnico di Milano: in the Executive Education Custom Rankings 2011 released today by the Financial Times, the school entered at the 40th place, amongst the top 65 providers of tailor-made programs designed for companies. The customized programs are designed by business schools together with client enterprises for their managers and high potential employees.
Considering the European schools only, the School of Management secured the 17th place. 

Every year, the Financial Times compiles the rankings using several criteria, mostly based on surveys conducted among managers attending the courses as well as CEOs and HR Directors.
The School of Management of Politecnico di Milano is listed as the first Italian school for many parameters, including: preparation, aims achieved by companies and participants, faculty, and teaching methods. Under the parameter 'follow up' (that is the continuous interaction of the school with the participants after the program), the school is 7th in the world, ahead of schools such as Duke Corporate Education (ranked 1st overall) , London Business School, Harvard Business School, ESADE, Boston University School of Management, INSEAD, Wharton, Cranfield, and Kellogg.

The School of Management of Politecnico di Milano is composed of the Department of Management Engineering and MIP, the business school of the Milan-based University.
"Today’s result confirms the continuous appreciation of the national and international business community towards our courses, specifically designed with and for enterprises," explain Cristina Masella and Gianluca Spina, Director of the Department and MIP President, respectively.

"In particular," says Gianluca Spina, "the Corporate Division of MIP has grown significantly in recent years, by means of a highly qualified staff. The Division deals with the design and delivery of training programs tailored to business and public administration, from Induction courses to talent development, to Top management programs. "

Mon, 09 May 2011 00:00:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Master of International Health Care Management Economics and Policy MIHMEP]]> Master of International Health Care Management, Economics and Policy (MIHMEP) is a one-year, full-time program in English, aimed at professionals who aspire to acquire the specific skills needed to take on global management roles within the health care sector, whether it's private industry  (pharmaceutical, medical device and biotech companies), government and international organizations or health care providers.
A rigorous and focused approach is combined with a global vision to broaden the horizons of health care managers.

Program's Structure:


This is an introductory one-week course, which has two main objectives:

- to orient incoming students to the MIHMEP program and to living in Milan;

- to provide students with practice in public speaking, team building and professional writing through some interactive workshops.

CORE COURSES October 2013 - April 2014

First Term

- Epidemiology

- Health Care Systems & Policy

- Health Economics

- Foundations of Management

- Quantitative Methods

 Second Term

- Economic Evaluation of Health Care Programs

- Issues in Public Health

- Financial Accounting

SPECIALIZATION Third Term April - May/June 2014

At MIHMEP 14 (academic year 2013-2014) students will be expected to choose 1 among 3 Specializations. There will be a total number of 120 hours of Specialization courses and seminars to be taken by every MIHMEP student in the 3rd term (certain courses may also be delivered in the 2nd term).
Choosing a Specialization is mandatory.

The Specializations in the academic year 2013-2014 are the following:

1 - Global Health & Development

2 -  Health Care Management

3 - Pharmaceutical & Medical Technology

In addition to the chosen Specialization, to receive the MIHMEP Diploma students have to choose 2 more courses (minimum 48 hours) from the offer of the other MIHMEP Specializations. The choice of these additional courses can be based on the individual's interests and future career expectations, adding value to the Specialization courses by learning new subjects.

Students’ performance in each course will be evaluated on the basis of final exam, group work and class participation.

INTERNSHIP June - September 2014

During the fourth term, students participate in an internship within a healthcare organization or a company in Italy or abroad. The projects are carried out over a period of 12 weeks and require full-time commitment. During the internship, students are supervised by two tutors: one from the host organization and the other from the MIHMEP Faculty. Near the end of the first term, the Internship Day is organized in order for MIHMEP students to meet field project providers and to present internship options.


Internships may be performed in pharmaceutical/medical device companies, national and regional health authorities, hospitals, health insurance organizations, NGOs, supranational organizations, research centres and consulting companies. All represent potential employing organizations for MIHMEP students. At the end of the program, students will receive advice concerning job placement and the best job options available both in Italy and abroad.

At the end of the experience the students prepare a report describing and discussing the results of their projects.

START DATE September 2013


Tuition Fees:

The total fee for the 2013-2014 program is € 19.000 to be paid in three installments:

First installment € 7.500 on acceptance of admission offer

Second installment € 7.250 by November 2013

Third installment 4.250 by February 2014



Tue, 04 Jan 2011 00:00:00 +0100
<![CDATA[Global Executive MBA]]> for globally minded executives, SDA Bocconi Global Executive MBA is an international, fast-paced, challenging, 20-month MBA, which allows to balance career development with top executive education.

With class modules in Italy, USA, China and Denmark EMSHRM students will acquire global thinking whilst keeping a regional focus.

SDA Bocconi is worldwide’s number one School of Management for MBA return on investment according to the 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek International ROI Ranking.


As a Global Executive MBA student, you will take your trip of success over a period of 20 months, taking 8 highly concentrated one-week modules + 2 long modules delivered every other month. One-week modules are run from Monday through Saturday, long modules from Friday to Saturday of the following week. This is a format that compresses maximal learning opportunities into a compact amount of time.

Three modules are conducted at three partner schools:

 •  UCLA Anderson School of Management in Los Angeles

 •  Fudan University in Shanghai

 •  Copenhagen Business School

This scheme enhances thinking through a cross-nations context. More importantly, this diversity of locations is meant to be a channel for interacting with various industries. We also intend to create a milieu for participants to gain tangible insights into how management theories and practices play out in different business settings.

During the first year of your academic trip, SDA Bocconi's core Program will be a series of focused and relevant courses that provide you with a strong foundation of fundamental business skills, which makes up a substantive portion your academic experience at SDA Bocconi.

Now you get off board to be re-routed, during the second year, towards a destination of advanced topics. The value of such courses is fostered by electives, both at SDA Bocconi in Milan and at international partner schools. The trip is not over yet. The Open ending module directly relates to the milestone of SDA Bocconi's approach: innovative applicability. At this module, participants verify the extent of instrumentalizing their Global Executive MBA experience in order to be a catalyst of change within their domains of operation.

As an alternative option for the second year of the Program, students can combine the Global Executive MBA experience with the unique offerings of the SDA Bocconi Senior Executive Program, focused on soft-skill development.


Year 1

 1st Module: Toolkit & Environment

- Warm Up

- Team Building

- Managerial Accounting I

- Quantitative Methods

- Economics

2nd Module: Management

- Economics

- Marketing for Growth

- Financial Management I

- Marketing I

- Financial Management I

3rd Module: Innovation (at UCLA Los Angeles)

- Innovation & Entrepreneurship

4th Module: Management & Operations

- Information Systems

- Managerial Accounting II

- Project Management

- Strategic Operations Management

5th Module: Strategy & Organizations (at Copenhagen Business School)

- Strategic Management

- Managing People & Designing Organizations


Year 2

 6th Module: Finance

- Financial Accounting

- Financial Management II

- Financial Markets and Institutions 

- Leadership

- Business Planning

7th Module: International Strategies (at Fudan University in Shanghai) 

- How to do business in an emerging market

8th Module: Sales Management

- Sales Force Management

- Corporate Strategy

- Strategic Operations Management II

9th Module: Electives (at SDA Bocconi or at partner schools - UCLA Anderson, Recanati Tel Aviv, Rotman Toronto, WHU Vallendar, Cologne)

10th Module: Corporate Governance & New Trends

- Business Government Relationship

- Corporate Governance

- Economic Policy

- Business Game



 A set of online courses with the aim of helping students in having a homogeneous knowledge before starting some specific courses.

 - START DATE March 2013


Tuition fee details

The total fee for the Global Executive MBA is € 53,000 to be paid through five installments:

1st installment: € 10,600 upon acceptance of admission

2nd installment: €10,600 by 29th March 2013

3rd installment:€ 10,600 by 27th September 2013

4th installment: €10,600 by 31st January 2014

5th installment: € 10,600 by 30st May 2014




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<![CDATA[Full-Time MBA]]>

The SDA Bocconi Full-Time MBA lasts one year. It is an intense program that maximizes learning chances in a limited scope of time: a unique experience to  increase personal value and expand professional horizons and networks.

The MBA curriculum is designed to cater for the realities of the current marketplace. It encourages students to go beyond a conventional business model through creative thinking and a distinguished problem-solving approach.


SDA Bocconi is worldwide’s number one School of Management for MBA return on investment according to the 2011 Bloomberg Businessweek International ROI Ranking.



* Accounting

* Economics

* Quantitative Methods

Format: distance learning or attendance at the School

Test: compulsory for all students after the pre-course phase

Language pre-courses to be taken on campus

* Italian for foreigners

CORE COURSES October 2013 - April 2014

- Planning & Innovating

- Controlling & Investing

- Leading People and Processes

SUMMER PROJECT June - August 2014

- Individual Internship

- Entrepreneurial Project

- Group Project

- Research Papers

CONCENTRATIONS September - October 2014

- Marketing

- Innovation

- Corporate Finance

- Investments

- Strategy

alternative option: International Exchange Program (September - December 2014)

Track in Luxury Business Management in partnership with BVLGARI  May - October 2014

Commencement Day (December 2014)

START DATE 30th September 2013


Tuition fee details

The total fee is € 44,500, to be paid in four installments:

1st installment:€ 10,000 on acceptance of your admission to the Program

2nd installment: € 11,500 by 15 October 2013

3rd installment: € 11,500 by 31 January 2014

4th installment: € 11,500 by 30 April 2014


There are several scholarships and tuition waivers offered by the School, as well as by companies, consultancy firms and other organizations.

These are usually awarded before the Program begins.

Admission to the program is indipendent of the award of any scholarship or tuition waiver.

Tuition waiver for the 2012/2013 MBA Edition

SDA Bocconi School of Management is making available 34 total/partial merit-based tuition waivers to 2012/13 MBA candidates with an outstanding profile. The number and assignment criteria of total or partial tuition waivers are defined and acknowledged by a special Commission whose decision is final and will be notified to beneficiaries by the beginning of the Program.

Applications will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

- Analysis of academic and professional record;

- Analysis of the requirements indicated in the specific notice of competition;

- Results of the MBA selection process. 

To be eligible for the scholarships/tuition waivers applicants must:

Have sent the application to the 2013/14 MBA Program

Look at the pre-requisites for each scholarship/tuition waiver

Send the Scholarship or Tuition waiver Application Form (one for each scholarship/tuition waiver) and a Résumé by the deadlines indicated (even though their selection process is still in progress).

Scholarships and tuition waivers will be awarded during the selection process and no later than the date of the MBA Program's beginning.


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<![CDATA[Top Career Websites & Online Application Systems]]> Career Websites & Application Systems

Potentialpark would like to thank all the 30,000 respondents of the Top Employer Web Benchmark survey! As a participant you made it possible to help employers improve their online communication and make the application process easier for job seekers.

Download the results release here.

Follow the links to find out more about the rankings:


If you would like to read about the results in The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Spiegel Online and other major newspapers and news websites go HERE.


Thank You!


Do you want to shape next year's rankings? Feel invited and follow the link below!

 Top Employer Web Benchmark


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<![CDATA[STUDY IN ENGLISH AT ESSCA]]> in International Business

International students who wish to follow the Master in International Business can expect to study European and international business, spending semesters at both ESSCA's Angers campus and either the Budapest or Shanghai campus.  Numerous elective courses are available to allow students to specialise in their chosen areas.  Students must also undertake a Master research thesis.


Master in Corporate Finance

International students who wish to follow the Master in Corporate Finance can expect to spend semesters at both ESSCA's Angers and Budapest campuses.  Students will have a range of elective courses to choose from as well as core specialisation courses.  Students must also undertake a Master research thesis.


The admissions process for both the programmes above, involves two parts.  Firstly, students shoul complete the application form available on ESSCA's website.  Applicants will then be informed if they have reached the interview stage.  Tuition fees are in line with the majority of French Business schools.  Every year ESSCA offers a limited number of excellence scholarships for international students which cover all tuition costs.

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A three year programme giving all ESSCA students a strong foundation in management fundamentals and corporate functions.

International students wishing to join the first year of the ESSCA programme should be in their final year of secondary education.  Students have the choice between spending the first three years at either the Angers or Paris campus.  Classes cover much of the business spectrum and students are expected to study at least two modern languages (English and either Spanish or German) with the possibility of studying a third.  The third year will be taught entirely in English and every student must spend a semester abroad, either at a university or within a company.  Students are required to undertake three internships, either in France or abroad.


Specialise in a subject area of your choice

The two year 'Master en Management' offered by ESSCA is a unique programme, suitable for those students who have already been awarded a bachelor's degree.  The Master en Management has three major components:

  • Academic semesters allowing students to specialise in the field of their choice.
  • An internship, either in France or abroad, within a company for at least 4 months.
  • A research dissertation.

The admissions process for international students who wish to study in French involves two parts.  Firstly, students should complete the application form available on ESSCA's website.  Applicants will then be informed if they have reached the interview stage.  Tuition fees are in line with the majority of French business schools.  A limited number of excellence scholarships are available for internaional students covering all tuition costs.

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<![CDATA[Career Development]]> your career


Developing your career is important at  all stages of your working life. Whether you’re starting out and need  to gain new skills to enter a profession, or are an experienced professional  who needs to remain up-to-date with skills in their job, developing  your career is vital to being successful in your particular line of  work. Career development has various meanings; acquiring new skills,  carrying out further study or undertaking an internship, to name but  a few. There are four things that employers  take into account when looking to recruit candidates: academic achievements,  practical experience, international experience and extracurricular activities.  Higher Education admissions officers will do the same; they will want  evidence of your enthusiasm for a particular course demonstrated through  relevant work experience or extracurricular activities. Contrary to  popular belief, employers and Higher Education admissions officers are  not just interested in your academic ability – they will look at your  personality, social skills, ambitions and attitude too when deciding  if you are a suitable candidate.

 Academic achievements

 Academic achievements are evidence not  only of your intellectual capacity but also your determination and individual  strengths. They show employers and Higher Education admissions officers  where your interests lie and how committed you are to achieving success.

For students aiming to access  a Higher Education course, admission officers will be looking to see  that you have excelled in subjects related to the course you wish to  study. For example, if you want to study journalism, then good grades  in subjects such as English, Politics, Media studies and Foreign Languages  will be highly regarded. Admissions officers will also favor students  with additional qualifications gained outside of the classroom, for  example, through night classes or online courses. 

For experienced professionals, academic  achievements are equally important. It may be the case that your qualifications  are somewhat outdated and you have not acquired any extra qualifications  at work. It may therefore be worthwhile taking a night class or enrolling  on a distance learning course to update your skills. For graduates,  depending on which career you choose, you may need to undertake further  studying or specialize in a particular subject. If you want to move  into a new field in which you are not qualified, a postgraduate course  may be necessary. For example, in some well-paid careers such as law,  a conversion course or a certain amount of postgraduate study is needed  whereas in others, such as environmental work, further study could give  you the edge over the competition. People generally choose further study  to:

Continue with a subject of interest to gain more specialist knowledge

Convert to a new area of work or add vocational (professional) skills to a non-vocation first degree, e.g. IT, law or journalism

Gain a professional qualification needed to enter a profession, such as teaching (PGCE)

Gain practical skills, e.g., teaching English as a foreign language (TEFL) or basic computing

No matter which stage you are at in your  career there are various study programs to help you acquire new skills,  experience and training – please read on to find out more.

A Bachelor's degree,  also known as a Baccalaureate degree in many countries, is the  first-level academic degree (often called an undergraduate degree) undertaken  at university and usually lasting three or four years, but more in some  medical subjects. There are several types of Bachelor's degrees but  the most common are Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Bachelor of Science (BS). The Bachelor of Science degree is tailored  to those who want to branch out into the world of science, while the  Bachelor of Arts degree is awarded to those studying humanities  and the arts. Some other popular Bachelor's degrees include the Bachelor  of Applied Science, the Bachelor of Economics, the Bachelor of Business and the Bachelor of Medicine degrees.


A Master's degree follows a Bachelor's  degree and is therefore referred to as a postgraduate qualification.  A Master’s degree allows you to develop expertise in a new area and  people usually study a Master’s degree to advance in their career  fields or in order to change careers. The Master of Arts (MA) and Master  of Science (MS) are the most common Master’s degrees but Master’s  degrees are offered in a variety of fields and some subjects have special  degrees, like the MBA (Master of Business Administration) for  business. Most Master’s programs require students to complete a thesis  or an extended research paper but some offer alternatives to the thesis,  such as written comprehensive exams or other written projects that are  less thorough. In service-oriented fields like social work Master’s  degrees usually involve an internship.


A Doctorate  (Ph.D.) is the highest level of academic achievement. It is awarded  to students who have completed at least three years of graduate study  beyond the Bachelor's and Master's degrees and who have demonstrated  their academic ability in examinations and through original research  presented in the form of a dissertation.


Executive Education is the term  used for programs delivered at graduate level business schools  to Chief Executives and managers. Executive Education involves working with clients to identify their exact needs and learning objectives,  and then developing the appropriate content and delivery format to suit  their requirements. Such programs do not usually end in a degree but  many Executive MBA programs offer a Masters  of Business Administration (MBA)  upon completion of the coursework. Executive Education aids business  people in both their professional and personal growth and such programs  ultimately contribute to the overall success of business schools, as  Executives go on to share their knowledge with the younger MBAs and  help them to find jobs. 


Distance Learning is learning  through printed or electronic media, outside of a classroom. For example,  teachers and students may correspond via the internet, with the student  submitting work and receiving feedback online. Other types of distance  learning courses include:

Broadcast – where content is delivered via radio or television.

CD-ROM – where students interact with computer content stored on a CD-ROM.

Mobile Learning – where students access course content stored on a mobile device or through a wireless server.

Radio learning is particularly popular  in developing countries because of its reach. Furthermore, the increasing  popularity of mp3 players and other similar devices has provided an  additional medium for the distribution of distance education content. 

Further study allows you to open new  doors in your career and to boost your CV. Moving up the career ladder  will always be easier with more qualifications and extra study is just  one way of setting yourself apart from the competition. As mentioned  above, certain professions demand a particular degree before you are  even considered for a job. Yet, before deciding to carry out further  studies, you need to be sure that you are willing to spend on acquiring  more advanced or new skills – if a career holds all the qualities  you find appealing but demands a great deal of time in terms of training/studying,  would you be willing to make this time commitment? Also, further study  often means extra debt so there’s a financial commitment too. It’s  worth investigating all possible sources of funding, such as grants  and scholarships to help you. Always think carefully before committing  to further study – make sure it’s the right thing for you in terms  of career path, time and budget.


Practical experience


Work experience is just one way of broadening your career skills, gaining insight into particular  industries and getting on the graduate job ladder. It is valued by employers and Higher Education admission officers because it shows that you can apply your skills within a business environment,  you are motivated to find out more about your chosen field and want to develop your skills within a professional setting. If you proactively  sought a placement and arranged it independently, this also shows potential  employers that you are tenacious, focused and able to use initiative.

There are many benefits to carrying out a work experience placement and these include:

Meeting people during your placement who could be useful contacts in the future, either as referees, providers of career advice or can inform you of vacancies.

Interviews for work placements will improve your interview technique.

Gaining experience of different workplaces will help you to decide which kind of employer is right for you.

An opportunity to try out different industries and develop your transferable skills at the same time.

Earn money, as many forms of work experience are paid.


Practical experience is hands-on training  in a particular field and is often referred to as vocational training – training that prepares learners for manual and traditionally non-academic occupations,  such as carpentry and plumbing. This is sometimes called technical education  as the learner develops expertise in a particular field, and this can  be at the high-school or post-high-school level. Apprenticeships are one of the most common  forms of vocational training and are becoming increasingly popular in  countries like England as they allow students to train on-the-job. As  well as on-the-job training, vocational education is also provided by institutes of technology  as well as local community colleges. 

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<![CDATA[International Career]]> experience


Working or studying abroad not only allows you to gain experience of new cultures and working practices  but also to develop a range of skills which are highly regarded by both  universities and prospective employers. If you have studied abroad or  have experience of traveling or working in a different country then  you’re on the right road to distinguishing yourself from the competition.  Working internationally impresses potential employers because it demonstrates  the employee’s initiative in finding a job abroad and shows that the  candidate has developed cross-cultural communication skills through  interacting with people from a different culture and in a different  language. It also proves that the candidate is flexible and open to  new ways of thinking and living, which encourages personal development  and resilience. Living abroad is a challenge and allows you to be more  independent than you ever thought possible. It is also an opportunity  to learn about yourself; you will develop a variety of skills and discover  talents and traits you didn’t know you had!


An international career is employment  in another country or a job that allows a great deal of overseas travel.  You may wish to work abroad to learn new skills or languages or to gain  experience of a new culture. It is possible that working overseas will  provide more job opportunities or a better salary, or you may be relocating  with your current employer, your family or are simply looking to change  your career.


The benefits of an international  career:

  • Travelling overseas.
  • Networking abroad.
  • Utilizing and expanding your skills within an international environment, particularly your communication skills.
  • Experiencing a new culture/way of life.
  • Gaining insight into different working practices.

It’s never too early to start preparing  for an international career. The key to gaining relevant experience  is to immerse yourself in all things international – learning new  languages, school and university exchanges and volunteering abroad are  all ways of improving your CV and chances of finding a job abroad. 


As well as learning languages at school,  it might be worth investing in a night class, online course or a language  school course abroad because acquiring foreign language skills  increases opportunities in the job market. Moreover, if you are competent  in foreign languages then once you are working it’s likely that there  will be more opportunities to travel and that you will be involved in  more international projects too. Click here for more information about  studying a foreign language: Also refer to our country profiles and the  language schools listed there!


It is also possible take part in a formal exchange program through your school, college or university whereby  you study in another country and (often) experience living with a local  family. Your careers adviser/tutor will be able to tell you more about  this and help with your application. Studying overseas is the  best way to gain in-depth knowledge of another country, its culture,  customs, people and language, and having international education experience  looks great on your CV. Yet, like further study, studying abroad often  requires a significant personal and financial commitment so it’s important  to think carefully about why you want to study overseas and what you  expect to gain from it. You should look at all of your options carefully  and assess the quality of programs available – course  titles, content, entry requirements and duration can vary and institutions  within a single country may have differing reputations and academic  standards. Visit our country profiles for information about education  structures and standards in specific countries.


There are various schemes and awards  available if you’re considering enrolling on a course overseas. They  vary from country to country and region to region and also in terms  of what they offer you but our country profiles provide you with more  detailed information. Your local High Commission and Ministry of Education  will also be able to help you with your research and application. Some  of the more well-known schemes are listed here:


  • ERASMUS (European Community Action Scheme for the Mobility of University Students) was introduced    to increase student mobility within Europe. The ERASMUS Program counts    towards the final degree and is open to a wide range of students, not    just those studying languages. Individual universities will be able    to tell you more about their participation in the ERASMUS scheme. For more information about the ERASMUS program generally click here:



  • The Training and Work Experience scheme or TWES visa service allows organizations to recruit a non-EU    citizen and provide training towards a professional or specialist qualification,    or practical work experience, on the basis that the candidate will return    to the organization's office in their home country to utilize the experience gained while working in the UK:


  • The Open Society Institute (OSI) and SOROS Foundation Network is a private    foundation which works both locally and internationally to promote human    rights and economic, legal, and social reform:


Once you feel prepared and are ready  to start your international career then many questions will naturally  come to mind. If you have no preference about where you want to live  then a good starting point is:


  • Where you have friends/family.
  • Where you speak the language.
  • A country you’re familiar with.
  • A country with vast opportunities in your sector.
  • If you have a particular skill or area of expertise a country where this is most in demand.


Other important things to consider  before relocating abroad are:


  • How will a move abroad affect your long-term career plans?
  • Is it wise to relocate now or should you gain more experience at home first?
  • Have you discussed moving abroad with family and friends? What do they think?
  • Will you be able to cope with a change in culture? This includes things such as diet, climate, housing    and transport
  • Will English be the primary language of your new country? Do you know enough to get by?
  • Is it possible for your partner/children to relocate too? What does this move mean for them?
  • If you own property what will you do with it? Rent it? Sell it?
  • Is your salary likely to be the same? Can you survive on a lower salary?   

When starting a career abroad, be ready to deal with differences in management culture between your home  country and your new work environment as specific customs and ways of  working vary considerably. To read about the working culture in the  country you plan to move, please visit the "live" section  of our country profiles


Once the final decision of moving abroad  has been taken, finding a  full-time job overseas is the crucial last step. As mentioned  above, there are various resources available. Among them are:


  • Entrypark’s job board –
  • Your university's careers service – your university library will provide information about graduate  schemes and jobs and a career adviser can offer more specialist advice.
  • National newspapers – typically, jobs are advertized in individual newspapers on specific days of the  week.
  • Trade magazines – these normally advertize jobs for experienced professionals but can provide  you with useful information about developments within a particular industry.
  • Contacts – as mentioned earlier, speak to family, friends, and colleagues and network as much as possible.
  • Employment/recruitment agencies  – companies that match workers to jobs. Such agencies specialize in both full-time  and part-time work and can tailor the job search to your skills and  needs.
  • Speculative applications – applications that you send even though there is no job being advertized.  In this case, you should target your letter and send it to the correct    person whose details you can find in directories and/or online.

Extracurricular activities

Other ways to stand out from the crowd  include participating in extracurricular activities, which are activities  you perform outside of the classroom/workplace, in your free time. These  are particularly important to employers as they not only reveal more  about your personality but also prove that you are driven, committed  and have developed strong social skills. Extracurricular activities  tend to be heavily promoted at high schools and are usually social or  sporty in nature, for example student governments and sports competitions.  Other examples include:

  • Writing for the student newspaper/magazine.
  • Learning a foreign language.
  • Membership to a specific club, such as a drama club.
  • University organizations – most universities have a huge array of organizations you can join, ranging    from religious clubs and political clubs to sports and arts clubs.
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<![CDATA[Changing your career]]> 

For experienced professionals there may  come a time when you feel ready for a change – you want to try something  new, challenge yourself and step out of your comfort zone. Changing  your career is both an exciting and daunting prospect. You may have  been in the same job for years, or you may feel the career you chose  is not the right one for you after all. Whatever your circumstances,  there are many factors you must take into account in order to select  a new career, which is better suited to your skills and needs:



Identify what you need: Why do  you want to change careers? Think carefully about whether it's just  the job/employer/boss that you hate or your actual career. Write down  exactly what you dislike about your job. Consider whether your ideal  role is in the same industry – are there any chances of promotion  or career development within your field that will bring new challenges  and interest to your job? It is much easier to change jobs within the  same sector and it may be the case that you just need to work for a  more exciting company. If you’re moving away from a job you don’t  want make sure that you’re moving towards one you do want and don’t  just accept the first exciting offer that comes along. In other words,  don’t choose another career without examining all possibilities. Assess  where you are now, your achievements so far and where you want to be  in the next few years. The information provided in the self-assessment  section can help you with this.



Identify your skills: Write down  all achievements from your current job and the skills you can take into  the next. This will allow you to remain focused and understand exactly  where your strengths lie and will be useful when writing job applications  and preparing for interviews. It’s particularly important to highlight  the transferable skills that you possess. Transferable skills are those  you acquire during different activities – working, studying, parenting,  playing sports – that are transferable and applicable to what you  want to do in your next job. Examples of transferable skills include:


  • Communication: expressing ideas, facilitating group discussion, negotiating, interviewing, editing.
  • Research and planning: forecasting, problem-solving, gathering information, analyzing.
  • Interpersonal: providing support for others, counseling, representing others, delegating jobs.
  • Organization/management: coordinating tasks, teaching, promoting change, managing conflict.

The skills employers are looking for  are usually highlighted in job advertisements, so make sure that you  focus on these in particular and provide examples of when you have demonstrated  each one. It’s also necessary to update your CV and interviewing  skillsas it may have been a while since you applied for a job or  attended an interview.  

Devise a plan: You need to establish  where you stand with regard to finances, research and education/training  because without this knowledge you might take the first job offer that  comes along whether you are suited to it or not. It’s very important  to weigh up your salary expectations. Are you prepared to take a pay cut? What is the earning potential in  this field? Do you have a certain salary requirements? Set yourself targets  and stick to them.


Network and research: Speak to family and friends and register with some recruitment agencies  to help with your job search. Networking allows people to inform you  about job openings and even recommend you to the right people. Carry  out thorough research and look into career fields you may never have  considered – always keep your options open! 


Gain relevant  skills: When changing careers, you must find a way to bridge the  gap in terms of experience, skills, and education, between your old  career and your new one. As well as transferable skills, it is often  necessary to gain additional training and experience before you can  find a good job in a new field. A lack of experience may mean that you  have to take a few steps back on the career ladder and start working  your way up again. Before you sign up for a study program, it may be  a good idea to do some work experience in the field you want to move  into as this will help you to decide if it's really what you want to  do. Alternatively, you can volunteer, temp, intern, or consult in your  new career field – what some experts refer to as developing a parallel  career – before leaving your current job. There is pretty much no  age limit on getting work experience and it’s worth investing the  time to establish whether or not a particular career is right for you.  Research the latest developments in your chosen industry, network at  industry events and talk to people who do the job you want to do –  the more research you carry out the better!


Leave at the right time: It’s  much easier to find a job while you are still employed. Long periods  of unemployment look bad to potential employees and there’s no telling  how long it will take you to find a new role, so weeks could easily  turn into months. Thus, it’s best not to leave your job until you  have a new one lined up, no matter how much you dislike where you’re  working! Also, there are certain times when it’s more ‘acceptable’  to leave your current jobs, for example shortly after a promotion rather  than having worked for years without a promotion. This shows employers  that you are in the driving seat and proactively look for opportunities  to develop your career.

 When deciding on, developing or changing  a career, it is important to remember that you are in control and should  make the right decisions for you. A career is very personal and is founded  on choices, and these should be the right choices for you and you only! 
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:30:31 +0200
<![CDATA[Choosing your career]]>

Career decision-making is not simply  about matching yourself to a specific job but choosing education, training  and jobs that match your interests, values, personality and skills.  It may be the case that choosing a career happens once in your lifetime,  but it is more likely to happen a number of times as you change and  redefine your goals. There are three main steps to choosing a career: self assessment, career exploration and decision-making.

Self assessment

Self assessment is a vital first step  in deciding which career you want to pursue. It very much is concerned  with gathering information about yourself in order to make informed  career decisions – basically, it is about evaluating your interests, values, personality and skills.

  • Interests: what you enjoy doing (e.g., socializing, sports)
  • Values: the things that are important to you (e.g., challenges, responsibility)
  • Personality: your individual qualities, needs and attitudes (e.g., openness, honesty)
  • Skills: the activities you are good at (e.g., writing, teaching)   

To begin your self assessment, write  down these four headings on a piece of paper and list your ideas beside  each one. Here are some examples of questions you should ask yourself: 

  • Interests: What are my strengths/weaknesses?
  • Values: What are my priorities in life? Happiness? Money?
  • Personality: Within which type of work environment do I work best? Am I a leader or someone who prefers to be instructed?
  • Skills: Which areas of my education did I excel in? What special projects was I involved in and what did I learn from them?

This list will help you to establish  what it is you’re looking for in a university course, an internship  or a permanent job – or more generally, in your career. Most certainly,  your school/university careers service will be able to help you further,  providing vast resources as well as the services of a career adviser. A career adviser will discuss your ideas with you and help you  to plan your next steps. He/she can support you in choosing an appropriate  university or college course by helping to identify which courses best  match your skills and aspirations. In the same way, an adviser will  help you to identify suitable careers and to understand which skills  are most important to employers. Typically, these include problem-solving,  time-management, and communications skills as well as competency in  foreign languages. Thus, a meeting with a career adviser will enable  you to identify the skills you need but do not yet have for your career. 


Psychometric tests can also aid  the self-assessment process. Psychometric tests assess a person’s  ability or personality in a measured and structured way and are most  commonly known as ‘aptitude tests’ or ‘personality tests,’ and  these are often used by companies to select the right candidate for  the job. If you’re looking to choose a Higher Education course then  there are a range of tests to help you. For example, The University  and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) in the UK offers the Stamford  test to help you find suitable courses. Please click on the following  link to find out more:


If you want to see which jobs best suit  your skills and personality then follow this link:


Career exploration

Self assessment should be the first step  in the career planning process, not the last. Once you have established  what you need from a university course or job, it’s time to begin  your research, which involves brainstorming possible options and gathering detailed information. You can explore different industries and occupations online or via newspapers, magazines and books. An occupation  is a particular position within an industry (e.g., a secretary). The  term industry refers to the type of business or employer, such as healthcare,  manufacturing or real estate. However, some occupations (like a sales  representative) are available within several industries. 


You can also use business blogs  when researching potential employers. Business blogs are often written  by the employer itself or an ex-employee and provide real insight into  how an organization operates. Generally speaking, blogs are more regularly  updated than web pages and are much more interactive, allowing you to  post questions. Similarly, message boards are a good way of enquiring  about a particular job or company and gaining advice from experienced  professionals. 


Networking is also worthwhile and can be as simple as asking friends, relatives  and contacts about their line of work. What do they like about their  jobs? What advice can they give you? Networking also allows you to:

  • Compile a list of people who work in your field(s) of interest
  • Set up informational interviews with them
  • Carry out some work-shadowing whereby you follow one of your contacts around work for a day or so to experience life in the job

Career fairs and events are a  particularly useful form of networking. Held all year round and worldwide,  career fairs are an ideal opportunity for students about to graduate,  recent graduates or experienced professionals to meet potential employers,  investigate different industries and market themselves to company representatives.  Career fairs are often sponsored by career centers, so they are a valuable  source of contacts and interview experience too. Click on the following  link to find out about upcoming career events:


Another way to find out more about a  particular occupation is to undertake some work experience which  will not only give you a taste of life within the industry but also  boost your CV. Work experience is particularly valuable as it is a way  of distinguishing yourself from the competition and is highly regarded  by universities and potential employers because it demonstrates initiative,  drive and adaptability. It’s also possible that by making a good impression  you will be contacted if a position becomes available later on. To find  out more, please see the practical experience section under 'Developing  your career'.


When exploring careers, please remember  that just because your self assessment indicates that a particular course  or job matches your interests, skills, and values doesn't mean it should  be your first choice. Similarly, just because your self assessment doesn't  indicate that a particular course or job is appropriate, doesn't mean  you should ignore it – you just need to do some more research. Hence,  exploring a variety of courses and jobs will help you to discover the  options that best suit you. To prioritize your exploration, create a  shortlist of at least ten different courses and jobs that are compatible  with your skills, interests and experience, then select the three that  most appeal to you and explore them in more detail.

Decision making

After carrying out the necessary research,  it’s time to decide which career is the most interesting to  you. In terms of career choice, if you’re still undecided then  your degree is always a good place to start, but it may be that you  want to branch out into a different field. Many jobs require you to  have a degree but the subject you studied is not necessarily important.  To make your decision you must weigh up the pros and cons of each option  you have shortlisted by evaluating the information you have gathered  in terms of career outlook, salary, promotion opportunities, etc. When  choosing a career or a university or college course, it’s always useful  to talk though your options with family and friends to get their input.  The most important factor, however, is being honest about what you want;  self awareness, occupational awareness and intuition all come into play  when making your decision. In any case, make sure that you do not do  the following when deciding on a career:

  • Don’t follow the crowds and choose what your friends do. Everyone is different and has their own competencies and interests. Do what feels right for you!
  • Don’t choose something to  please other people, particularly your parents. A career is a personal thing and it’s up to you to decide its path!
  • Don’t lose your focus. Choosing  a career can be extremely overwhelming but try to remain focused by referring to the lists you made during the self-assessment stage
Once you have selected a career, you  have to work out how to reach your goal of working in that field which  may involve taking some classes, getting a degree or finding an employer  who will provide on-the-job training. It’s also worth finding out  who the biggest employers are in your chosen field and gathering information  about their recruitment process. However, before you do anything, you  should write a formal career action plan that includes both long-term  and short-term goals. This will help you to retain focus and means that  you have a coherent written document that you can refer to at any time,  to remind yourself of your goals. 

Now it’s time to begin your job  search. In order to make informed decisions about potential employers,  you must explore jobs and companies thoroughly and assess your options  carefully. To do so, tackle the following 10 questions when researching  an employer:

  1. When was the organization founded?
  2. How many workers does it employ?
  3. Who are the key people within the organization?
  4. What does the organization do? What products and services does it provide?
  5. What are the organization’s strongest values?
  6. Who are its main competitors? What do you know about them?
  7. What distinguishes the organization from its competitors?
  8. Who are its biggest customers?
  9. What is the organization’s global/national/local reputation in the market?
  10. What awards or recognitions has the organization received?   

To answer these questions and to find  the right jobs and internships with great employers, there are various sources you can use.

 Among them are:

  • Entrypark’s job board –
  • Your university's careers    service – your university library will provide information about graduate schemes and jobs as well as the services of a career adviser
  • National newspapers – typically, jobs are advertized in individual newspapers on specific days of the week
  • Trade magazines – these normally advertize jobs for experienced professionals but can also provide you with useful information about developments within a particular industry
  • Contacts – as mentioned earlier, speak to family, friends, and colleagues and network as much as possible
  • Employment/recruitment agencies – companies that match workers to jobs. Such agencies specialize in both full-time and part-time work and can tailor the job search to your skills and    needs
  • Speculative applications – applications that you send even though there is no job being advertized. In this case, you should target your letter and send it to the correct person whose details you can find in directories and/or online



Fri, 23 Sep 2011 11:35:23 +0200
<![CDATA[Application Types]]> are various ways of applying for a job in today’s job market. Replying to job adverts is what most people think of as the main method of application but did you know that many jobs are never advertized? This happens for many reasons; often, it is not useful for companies to receive lots of applications for a job as it is both time-consuming and does not necessarily lead to the right candidate being found; also, many small and medium-sized companies simply cannot afford to advertize their vacancies and thus solely rely on speculative applications. Thus there are two main ways of applying for a job: responding to job adverts and submitting speculative applications. And of course, applications can also be distinguished by the medium used for applying. As online applications are becoming increasingly popular, we will also discuss their unique characteristics below.

1. Responding to job adverts

When you respond to a job advert you need to show that you have exactly what the employer is looking for, so think about which skills are needed in that particular role and give examples of when and how you have demonstrated each skill. This often requires reading between the lines; that is, not simply matching yourself to the job but thinking about what else will be expected of you in the role, the other qualities you can bring, and how your past experience will help you. Think about your academic achievements, responsibilities during work experience or voluntary activities, and involvement in societies or sporting activities. With each of these things, consider what you did, the responsibilities you had, how you achieved success and the evidence you can present to support this. It’s important to select the key words in the advert and focus on these in your answer. For example, have a look at the job advert below.

The table below provides a good guideline of how to address this job advert effectively in your application. Use it as a basis for your own applications. By breaking down your skills and experience you can begin to work out how to formulate your answers and how to emphasize your strengths. This will make it clear, hugely improve your chances of success.

2. Speculative applications
Sending a speculative application can be a very effective method of finding a job and in some industries it is the preferred method of recruitment. Speculative applications show great initiative and demonstrate your interest in a particular company. Although applying speculatively can be frustrating, often with a low response rate, it’s likely that if you come across a vacancy there will be less competition for the role, and an employer may even keep your CV on file until an appropriate job comes up. It is also possible that employers will create positions specifically for a candidate who has submitted an impressive speculative application.

Speculative applications are more unique than others and thorough research is vital, both in terms of selecting the right company and demonstrating your knowledge of that company. You should send your application to a named person in the department in which you would like to work – never write Dear Sir/Madam as this shows a lack of research. Be very focused in your approach because you will need to sell yourself more in this type of letter than you would if applying for an advertized vacancy, so ensure that your letter is very specifically targeted towards your chosen employer. Call the employer two weeks later to follow up. If you are unsuccessful then ask for feedback and also ask if they know anyone else you can contact – this is all part of the networking process!

Top tips for sending a speculative application:

  • Identify employers who recruit graduates with your degree subject or who might be interested in the subject of your thesis
  • Find out the name of the appropriate contact person
  • Ensure that your letter tells the employer exactly what you’re looking for – a job, work experience, work shadowing, project work – along with the skills and experience you have to offer
  • Include the dates you are available and whether you expect to be paid or are just looking to gain general experience
  • Follow up your letter via telephone to show your genuine interest and see if you can arrange a meeting to review your application or gain further contacts

3. Online applications

Online applications are becoming increasingly popular across all sectors as a particularly efficient method of recruitment, as they allow companies to store and retrieve information much more easily. As with other applications, research is vital, as is professionalism in the answers you give.

 Applying online has various meanings:

  • Writing and sending an application from the recruiters’ website
  • Downloading an application form from a website, completing then emailing or posting it
  • Typing up your application and sending it as an attachment via email
  • You request an application form which is then sent to you by email and which you return in the same way

While many employers still rely on CVs, large organizations that receive large numbers of job applications generally prefer to use their own application form. That way, they get answers to the questions they want answered and can easily compare one application with another, which is much more difficult with CVs.

If you are asked to complete an online job application form then many companies have some form of pre-screening, so you may have to answer a questionnaire or carry out some tests before you can actually access the application form. You will probably also have to register on the website, which will involve giving some personal details and possibly answering a few simple questions about your interest in the job. If you do register then make sure you write down your username and password so that you can access your account later on!

Many online application forms give you the opportunity to save your work and this is valuable because it allows you to complete your application in different stages, filling in a few sections each time you log-in. This is also useful because time away from your application will make it much easier to spot spelling and grammar mistakes, which are a big problem with online applications generally. You should save your application form regularly so that you have a copy if your computer suddenly crashes. It’s also worth remembering that some online systems will automatically log you out after a period of inactivity.

If you’re unable to save your work, you will have to sit down and complete your application in one go, in which case you should print out the application form and fill in a draft copy first or simply prepare long answers in a Word document, use the spell-check and then cut and paste them into the online form. As some questions may have a word limit, this is also a good way of ensuring that your answers are not too long.

It’s important to plan your time carefully where online applications are concerned. Not only will it take a great deal of time to fill in the application form but some sites may be difficult to navigate or many people may decide to submit their applications at once which can result in technical problems, so be prepared for all of these things and try to submit your application early.

If you’re sending your application via email and attaching your CV/application form rather than just submitting it through a company website then you will need to write a cover letter in an email format. Include the same information as you would in a traditional cover letter. Write in proper sentences and structure your email formally, beginning with ‘Dear…’ and finishing with ‘Yours faithfully. You don’t need to include the company’s address in the email.

Some companies use automated selection software to look for key words in your application, studying 20 lines or so at a time. Therefore, you should make the first paragraph of your email and your application particularly ‘punchy’ with lots of power words that grab the reader’s attention. Don’t forget to attach your CV to the email – it’s an easy mistake to make but it doesn’t look professional. Also, send your email from an account with a professional email address to create the best impression of you!

Top tips for completing an online application:

  • Read all of the instructions carefully
  • Use a common IT package – Word is best. If you want to use graphics or unusual fonts then do a test by sending your application to a friend first, checking that the formatting is OK. You can also avoid corruption by converting your Word document to PDF before attaching it to the email
  • Print off and/or save the form. Read through it, get a feel for the structure and establish how each question leads on from the next
  • With multiple choice questions try to be as honest as possible. These questions are assessing how well you will fit with the company and some questions may be repeated to see if your answers are consistent
  • If you can’t spell-check your application online then copy and paste it into a Word document and check it that way
  • Be thorough. Most online applications can't be submitted if fields are left incomplete, and missing information can also lead to you being screened out
  • Most employers will accept CVs as attachments. However, it may be better to send your CV as text in the main body of the email because attachments can often mean viruses which can lead to changes to your original formatting (bold text, underlining, tab spaces, etc), so make sure that your CV is readable and tidy without these features
  • Don’t forget to save a copy of the email/online form and/or print it off so that you can use it for future applications and in preparation for interviews
  • If you can, print off the completed form, proofread it and get somebody else to read it too
  • You will usually be notified when your application has been submitted successfully but if you don’t receive this or experience problems then contact the company via email or telephone to double-check that they have received your application
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:18:01 +0200
<![CDATA[Application Forms]]> forms allow employers to compare applicants on a more equal, systematic basis whereby everyone answers the same questions. When completing your form you should be completely honest and remember that it is a key marketing tool, which employers will use to decide whether or not to invite you for an interview. This section teaches you the basics of filling in an application form, tells you how to answer frequently featured questions, and shows you how to make a personal statement.

Commanding the basics

If you’ve requested an application form by ringing or emailing a company, it’s likely that you’ll receive an application pack, which will usually consist of the original job advert, job description, person specification (details about what sort of person the company is looking for) and some background information about the company. This is to help you learn more about the job and to help you complete the application form, so make sure you read everything carefully before you start filling in the form. It’s best to plan your answers and draft a rough copy first. It may be the case that you have a word limit for some answers, so it’s even more important that you work out how much you can write in the spaces provided.

Application forms always begin with personal details such as your name and address and then move on to education and employment. These sections are fairly straightforward but if your qualifications were gained abroad then you will probably need to translate your grades into terms recognized by the country you’re applying to. For a guideline on how to translate grades click here. When discussing your work experience (internships, etc.), if you didn’t have an official job title, try to think of one that best describes your position, to make it as professional as possible. Some application forms are short so you may need to summarize your employment, key qualifications or modules or attach a separate sheet with more detailed information, or add this into the ‘additional information’ box. You can also group together or prioritize your experiences. It’s also worth remembering that you don’t need to write the full address of the companies you have worked for – the name of the company and its location (city and country) is sufficient unless otherwise specified.

Think very carefully about the language you use in your application – you want to be as positive, focused and concise as possible. Use power words (active words) as a way of leading the reader through your application and making your skills and experience stand out even more. The following table provides you with lots of examples that you can use in your application. The first column contains active verbs which you can use to answer any question. The second and third columns are words that specifically relate to demonstrating your organizational skills and achievements.

Also, use sub-headings and bullet points to help make information ‘cleaner’ and more accessible to the reader. They are also a good way of condensing what you want to say if you are restricted by word counts. Again, use active verbs, positive language, and clear examples and stick to one idea per paragraph as blending separate criteria in the same paragraph may confuse the reader or lead them to miss the points you’re trying to make. You need to revise and edit your text – every word counts!

Furthermore, apply the following phrases to help fine-tune your application:


  • Extensive academic/practical background in…
  • Experienced in all aspects of…
  • Knowledge of/proficient in…


  • Trained in…
  • Competent at…
  • In-depth/working knowledge of…


  • Promoted to…
  • Succeeded in…
  • Proven track record in…
  • Experience involved/included…
  • Successful in/at…
  • Delivered…
  • Achieved…


  • In charge of…
  • Supervised/delegated…
  • Now involved in…
  • Responsible for coordinating…
  • Familiar with…
  • Assigned to…
  • Managed…
  • Organized…

Personal attributes

  • Committed to…
  • Confident
  • Enthusiastic user of…


In any case, make sure that you take into consideration the following dos and don'ts when filling in an application form.


  • Follow the instructions exactly. For example, if it asks you to write in block capitals (e.g. JOHN SMITH) then do so!
  • If filling in a paper application then use a black pen (it is easier to photocopy) and write clearly and neatly. Keep the form clean and unfolded
  • Answer all questions that apply to you, keeping your answers short and to the point. If a question is not relevant to you then write N/A (not applicable). This shows the reader that you haven’t missed the question
  • Don’t just cut and paste parts of your CV into the form – this can look lazy
  • Be truthful
  • Make sure you include all relevant experience and give examples to support your answers
  • List your educational qualifications and work experience in reverse chronological order (most recent first) unless told otherwise
  • If you need more space to answer a question (and there is no word limit) then attach a separate piece of paper to the back of your application. Write the question number beside your answer and put your name on the sheet in case it detaches itself from your application and gets lost
  • Always emphasize proactive behavior and use active verbs
  • Be careful when answering questions which have various parts – make sure you answer each part in turn and structure your answer clearly
  • Check all answers thoroughly, make sure that all dates agree and ensure that you have answered all questions
  • Get someone else to read your form to check for mistakes
  • Print/photocopy your form so that you can refer to it again in the future
  • Make sure you send the form well before the closing date. If it arrives late it probably won't be considered and you will have wasted your time!
  • Send your application form in a big envelope so that you don’t have to fold it



  • Rush your application – this will show in the quality of your work and will create a bad impression of you
  • Give your opinion. For example you shouldn’t write 'I think good communication is vital to successful teamwork.' Instead give an example of when you have shown effective communication within a group situation
  • Exceed the word limit. Writing concisely is part of the assessment!
  • Be too general or vague – answers need to be specific, concise and supported by clear examples. Make your answers as full as possible, but don’t repeat yourself simply to make up the word count
  • Use slang or technical jargon, and explain any abbreviations that you use if necessary
  • Use too many different fonts – keep to one or two that are clear and easy to read
  • Use inappropriate colors or graphics – keeping it simple is best!
  • Send your form without getting someone else to check it and without having read the final draft at least twice yourself

Answering questions

Application forms also contain almost always certain types of questions. I addition to rather general questions such as 'How would you describe yourself?', 'What made you choose your degree course?', and 'What skills have you developed from your studies?' there are also a few more difficult questions. Competency-based questions are extremely common and these seek evidence of transferable skills, i.e., of skills you acquire during different activities such as working, studying, playing sports and that are transferable and applicable to any job. You can master competency-based questions by following a few simple guidelines:

  • Competency-based questions require you to use examples to support your answers. An example of a competency-based question is: 'Describe a situation where you worked as part of a team towards a specific goal.' Teamwork is one of the most desired skills, so tell the employer how you worked within the group to achieve its goal. Focus on how you interacted with others and the particular qualities you contributed to the group. Another example would be: 'Describe a time when you failed to meet a deadline. Why was this and what would you do differently next time?' If a question focuses on a failure of some kind, like this example, then make your answer as positive as possible. For example, instead of saying you missed a deadline because you were extremely busy or ill, say that you worked longer on the project to ensure that it was the best it could be and negotiated with your tutor that working longer would result in a higher standard of work. Questions that focus on problems require you to discuss the process that you used to solve the problem rather than the problem itself and you should highlight examples of personal initiative and creativity in solving the problem. Discuss how you would avoid the problem next time.
  • Make sure that your answers and the examples you use are the most relevant to the question and don’t be tempted to invent an answer because the employer will realize this and it will reflect badly on you. Provide evidence in your answers, drawing on your work life and study experience – try to use a range of examples rather than using the same one to demonstrate different skills.
  • When outlining your weaknesses, try to think of them as areas for development and talk about how you will address your weaknesses in the future. For example, if your attention to detail is good then you may need to work on seeing the bigger picture. Similarly if you have a long-term goal you may find it hard to focus on the short-term objectives. Thus, these are things you can refer to in your answer as areas for improvement.
  • When answering competency-based questions you should use the STAR method: Situation: Describe the situation; Task: Describe what your role was; Action: Tell the reader what you did; Result: Describe the result of your actions


One question that appears on every application form is, in some way or another is ‘why do you want to do this job?' Always avoid negative answers with this 'why?' questions – don't say you want to do it because you're bored with your current job or you’re not paid enough. Instead, talk about this role being a new challenge for you and an opportunity to apply your skills and develop your career. Another popular ‘why’ question is ‘why us?' Don't fall into the trap of talking about what the company can do for you – the purpose of your application form is to highlight what you can do for the company. Look on their website and find out what you have in common with the employer and how you will fit into the organization. You need to demonstrate your experience in the field of work you are applying for as well as experience of their competitors, knowledge of their products and services, familiarity with their location and, if they have operations abroad, some interest in countries in which they operate, and any foreign languages you possess.

Sometimes there are also rather odd questions featured on an application form. An example of a strange question is: ‘If you were stranded on a desert island what two things would you want to take?' Employers often ask such questions to see if you can express your ideas logically and to see what your answer reveals about your personality. Alternatively, companies may ask about your knowledge of current affairs. If the firm is listed on the stock exchange you should consider things such as how the current economic situation will affect their business. Research it is vital!

Inevitably, most forms have a list of standard questions relating to ethnic background, health, disability, criminal records, and gender. These monitoring questions are not used in the selection process but they are necessary so the company can check that it is receiving applications from all sections of society. However, you are not obliged to answer such questions if you don’t want to.

Application forms often have a statement that says ‘please provide further information in support of your application’. You don’t have to write any additional information here but this is a great opportunity to mention things you didn’t in other questions or to add any other information that highlights your suitability for the role. Bear the job description and person specification in mind when writing this and use your research of the company to understand what they expect from their employees and how you match this.

Making a personal statement

Many application forms require you to complete a personal statement which is another tool that employers use to select the right candidate. A personal statement is a way of setting yourself apart from other applicants and being more creative in what you write. When reading your personal statement, the employer will ask him/herself the following questions:

  • Does the candidate have the necessary qualifications and qualities for the job?
  • Can the candidate work under pressure?
  • Will the candidate be able to adapt to the new working environment?
  • What are their communication skills like?
  • Are they dedicated to this job and have they researched it well?
  • Do they have a genuine interest in the job and a desire to learn more about it?


Your personal statement should relate directly to the job specification and should address all of the points in the order in which they appear. Consider:

  • The personal qualities you can bring to the role
  • Relevant skills and how you acquired them
  • Specific aspects of the job that interest you
  • Work experience or voluntary work in this field
  • Details of your main extracurricular activities (leisure time activities such as sport, membership to clubs) and interests to date – what have you gained from these?
  • Where you hope this job will lead


If you’re applying for your first job and lack professional experience, then the following skills will help you to show that you are a reliable and responsible person:

  • Part-time job
  • Community and charity work
  • Helping out at school events and open days
  • Membership to societies
  • Extracurricular activities
  • Languages you speak
  • Awards/prizes you have won


Tip tips for writing a personal statement:

  • Introduce or conclude your personal statement with a summary of why you’re applying for the job and what attracted you to the organization
  • Avoid simply repeating the words used in the job specification in your statement but make a personal interpretation of the criteria and tailor your answer to it
  • Use language and phrasing that shows enthusiasm for both the role and the company
  • Provide a brief summary of how your skills match the job advert
  • Show that you’ve done your research on the company and highlight their strengths as an employer


Before submitting your personal statement read through what you've written and make sure it's easy to read – if you are confused by something then anyone else reading it will be too. It’s important to make sure you've said everything you want to and haven’t under- or oversold yourself. Get your friends and family to read it to provide some initial feedback – combined with time away from your form, this will enable you to look at it afresh and make constructive changes.

It’s wise to save a copy of your original statement before making these changes, so you can go back to it if you need to. It’s also worth bearing in mind that a personal statement is a work in progress, so it’s not uncommon for people to write several drafts before they’re 100% happy!

Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:36:23 +0200

A Curriculum Vitae (CV) or resume is a written document summarizing your educational and academic background. Yet, it is much more than simply a list of your experiences and achievements – it is a marketing tool that allows you to stand out from the crowd and demonstrate to prospective employers why you are the best candidate for the job.

Your CV is very often the first thing the reviewer of your application takes at least a quick look at to learn the key facts about you. Afterwards he or she might read your cover letter and then go back to pay detailed attention to your CV before reading through the additional material you have provided. So as you see, your CV is the reference point of your application! And why is that? Because reviewers know what they would like to see: A clearly structured document, which is easy to read. Typically, your CV should be: 

  • Clear: well organized, readable, easily understandable)
  • Concise: no double entries, brief)
  • Complete: all relevant information should be included)
  • Consistent: no mix of styles, same order in presenting)
  • Current: include dates with all information, update your CV at least once a year)

Even though the way to write CV varies from country to country (for differences between countries refer to our country profiles) the basics are always the same. In general, you should focus on two things when writing a CV: the content (what you will write) and the layout (how you will present the information).


While there is some degree of flexibility in what to present in your CV, you should definitely include the sections listed below to satisfy recruiters. If you have little or no work experience it is important to try to identify and emphasize other skills and qualifications. So, if not all sections apply to you focus on the ones that describe your life best. In general it is better to only include in your CV skills and experiences that will be of relevance for the position you are applying for. You do not want to bore the reviewer with redundant information. Get to the facts and stick with them!

1) Personal information

Personal details include your name, address, and contact details. Make sure that you include area codes with your telephone numbers and make sure that your email address is suitable for prospective employers and reflects well upon you. This section should be kept brief (no more than a quarter of a page) and, if necessary, you should include term-time and home addresses with dates for availability at each. It is not necessary to include your date of birth, nationality, marital status, gender, or health status on your CV but this depends on the job, employer, and country you’re applying to – see our country profiles for more information.

In some countries it is also common to include a personal profile. This should be a maximum of four lines long and should describe two or three of your main strengths and include your career achievements and ambitions. Make sure you tailor this to reflect the company’s values and to align yourself with the requirements of the job you are applying to. It is best to avoid generic skills statements such as ‘good communicator and team worker with strong analytical skills'. It is worth remembering that profiles are optional and this information could also be included in your cover letter.

2) Education

As an (under)graduate student your education is likely to be your strongest selling point and therefore this should come prior to your professional experience. Provide information about all the academic institutions you have attended from high school (or equivalent) onwards. This should include summer programs or semesters you spent abroad on an exchange program. Make sure that you indicate the times you attended the institution (month/year), your major, and your (pursued) degrees. If you are still studying then write down the dates you expect to finish your degree. If you hold or study a degree that cannot easily be understood in English, state the original name and the English equivalent (e.g., M.Sc. (Econ) equivalent). It might also be advisable to state the program that you attended if you were doing an exchange program at that school (e.g., attended MBA classes in finance and accounting).

Moreover, you should state your (expected) grade point average or GPA in a way that even people can understand it that are not familiar with the grading system of your country. For example, if you received a 2 on a grading scale from 1 (excellent) to 6 (failed) then indicate 'GPA: 2 (best: 1; worst: 6)'. Alternatively, you can also convert your grades to the standard system used in Europe, the European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System (ECTS) – just refer to our grade conversion table. To make it even easier for the recruiters provide the percentile you are in (95th percentile means only 5% of your class have a better grade; you can also write top 5%) or the rank in your class. Usually the examination office can give you this information or it is automatically included in your transcript.

3) Professional experience

In this section state all work and entrepreneurial experience you have gained since high school. This might be permanent positions, student jobs, internships, apprenticeships, freelance jobs, trainee programs, or companies you have started yourself. Make sure that all entries include the duration (month/year) and the name, city, and country of the organization. Also include your responsibilities, tasks, and achievements and provide examples of where key skills were developed. Rather than saying 'Internship in Marketing' say 'Analyzed consumer behavior on the shop floor and implemented a new shop layout that resulted in revenue growth of 10%'. But do not forget: Don't lie and don't exaggerate! Delivering newspapers in your neighborhood not really is being 'Responsible for the distribution of print publications in the London Metropolitan Area'. Always be prepared that someone who interviews you is an expert in that area and will ask tough questions. And recruiters have a good sense to spot exaggerations and lies. They might even call your reference to verify your statements!

If your country requires you to military or social service you should also state this work as experience as you usually spent about one year working in this kind of professional environment. Also, try to avoid unexplained gaps in your career history as employers will become suspicious.

4) Skills

In this section you can state all skills you have that are of relevance to your application. So do not state for how long you can hold your breath if you do not intend to become a diver. Usually you should mention language and computer and IT skills.

It is important that you describe the level of skills. For example, language skills could be described as native, fluent, advanced, and basic. More detailed description usually leave more questions open than they answer (what is the difference between beginner and basic?). Even stating that you have advanced skills in French will usually be translated into 'has some knowledge but will not be able to use the language in a business environment'. Consequently, the only important language skills are the languages you speak and write fluently.

When it comes to computer and IT skills do not waste space by listing operating systems like Windows 95, 98, 2000, XP, and Vista. If relevant (e.g., in media or advertizing) stating that you know Mac OS may help but everybody expects you to know Windows. In addition, you do not have to list all basic Microsoft Office programs, 'standard office applications' will do. However, if you are a pro using spreadsheet software such as Excel or database software such as Access you should definitely state this. But not by simply listing the software, but by saying, e.g., 'advanced modeling skills in Excel'. In addition, you will not win any prize if you state that you know the 'Internet' or even 'Firefox', not to speak of 'E-Mail'. This is standard! And basic knowledge of HTML will not help anybody, either. Try to focus on software skills that are special: If you can use statistical software such as SPSS or Stata, for example, state it! The same goes for special design and video-editing software, if you know more than opening an image.

5) Extracurricular activities/hobbies

This is what matters! Not really what you do but that you do something at all. List all activities that you are passionate about to demonstrate your initiative and interest to develop your skills: If you are the captain of a football team or if you help older people in their houses: great! If you are active in certain clubs, associations, or parties, tell the reader what you are doing there. Being involved in sports can, e.g., demonstrate team-working ability or international travel can show your adaptability, open-mindedness, and independence. Don't give a long list of interests but concentrate on two or three. Be concise and focus on recent achievements and what your contributions were, what skills you developed, and what the outcomes were.

6) Merits/achievements

If you have been awarded any scholarships, grants, or stipends based on merit, it is great to list them and the duration over which you received them. Don't be too humble to state them but rather be proud of what you have received and use them to stand out from the crowd. As they are often very well known locally but not in other countries, provide a translation. To do so ask the awarding organization for an official translation or check the English language section of their Website.

Over the course of your studies you will have written one or more thesis papers. Especially your final Bachelor's or Master's theses are worth to be included in your CV. Make sure you give the exact title and the grade you received for it. If you have written any books and academic articles that were published, list the exact title in addition to when and where they were published. This is always a great reference and shows your ability to work academically. Any unpublished research projects or papers you were involved in should – as a rule of thumb – not be listed in your CV.

Including artistic efforts and public performances, and such in your CV is a delicate issue – at least when applying for a job/internship in the (analytical) business world. Whether or not you decide to mention something in your CV is probably dependent on the following factors:

  • Relevance to the position you are applying for
  • Overall look of your CV
  • How prestigious your artistic effort is

If your job requires public speaking it could be very beneficial to have experience in performing in front of crowds (say as an actor on the stage or a musician). On the other hand, applying for a position in a really conservative environment may make it more prudent not to mention certain efforts if they could be considered too extravagant or bizarre. Should your CV look really thin, including an interesting background or experience in arts may be a legitimate way of giving your CV an edge. Obviously, if your artistic efforts received praise by the public and if you were perhaps even awarded a renowned and well-respected prize, there is no reason to hide this fact. It is an achievement to be proud of!

Bear in mind that a CV should optimally be tailor-made for each and every recipient. Your CV should deliver a message. Whether or not to include artistic achievements in your CV is a question of whether you believe that it will enhance your profile for a specific position. When in doubt discuss it with some friends. A good solution could also be to just briefly mention it in the 'Extracurricular/hobbies' section.

7) References/transcripts/certificates

A reference is a written statement by someone you know recommending you for a job. It differs from country to country how, or if at all, you should present references. So if you are in doubt whether or not to include them, you can always write 'Available upon request'. But make sure that you have permission from your references prior to putting them in your CV and the email addresses and telephone numbers you provide are correct. Also, always let your references know whose calls they should expect and send them the most recent version of your CV. As a rule of thumb, do not list more than three references.

Transcripts or overviews of your grades are crucial to support your educational background mentioned in the CV. Usually it is sufficient to provide copies of your diplomas, degrees, etc. But if you do not have official transcripts a simple table listing the courses and the grades will do, too. Try to have it stamped from your school to verify your grades. If the transcripts are not in English or the language spoken by the person that you are sending the CV to, make sure that you provide a translation that also explains the grading system (also refer to our grade conversion table).

In some countries it is mandatory that you provide certificates for almost everything you mention in your CV. Therefore, it is advisable to have copies of your evaluations or certificates from jobs or extracurricular activities at hand. To save time and money it is best if you scan the documents (black and white line art at 300 dpi is sufficient) and store them in a pdf file. By doing this, you can print them or email them whenever needed. Again, if in doubt about whether to include a certificate, do so. If the person does not need it, she can easily ignore it.


Not only presenting the right content, but also presenting the content right is crucial for impressing your prospective employer. It is important that you present your CV in a comprehensive and logical order. There are 3 things to bear in mind – aim, focus, and accessibility.

  • Aim: Organizing your CV clearly is vital in showing the prospective employer how well your skills match the job requirements.
  • Focus: Your CV layout itself demonstrates motivation and respect for the employer. You should have tailored your CV to the job and so the information should focus on matching your skills to the job requirements. The care you take to target, interpret, and prioritize your experiences also demonstrates effective communication skills.
  • Accessibility: The employer will probably scan rather than read the CV, so it’s essential that the layout makes it easy to navigate. This means that your CV should be written in a logical manner with clear headings and consistent use of bolding and italics. Make sure you’re giving the reader strong visual signals about how the CV should be read to guide them through the text.

A key prerequisite for achieving these things is to organize your CV logically. There are 4 main alternatives to structure a CV:


  • Chronological: the most widely used, listing work history and education in reverse order
  • Functional: this CV has a section near the beginning that describes skills and abilities acquired through many jobs. Often used by those who have had a very varied career
  • Targeted: similar to the functional CV and useful for those with inconsistent employment histories
  • Alternative: for jobs requiring creative flair

In general, ordering your CV chronologically is the most common way to structure a CV. Most often, entries are ordered anti-chronologically, i.e., starting with the most recent. Therefore, it is even more important to keep your CV up to date so that employers can directly see your recent responsibilities and achievements first.

Typically, your CV should be no more than 2 pages long. Be aware that the dimension of letters varies: whereas in a lot of countries A4-sized paper (210 x 297mm) is standard, it is 'letter' (216 x 279 mm) in the UK, and 'legal' in the US (216 x 356 mm). If you know a place where you get paper in the dimensions you need it, you can use it, of course. However, as more and more applications can be sent by email it is usually ok to leave it in the format you have it. But if you want, you can change the dimensions of the file in Microsoft Word by clicking 'File' -> 'Page Setup' -> 'Paper' -> 'Paper Size'.

To further improve your application, stick to the following dos and don'ts when writing your CV:


  • Use only one font style and a size of 11 or 12 – small text will allow you to write more but is much harder to read
  • Use bold headings and bullet points to separate each section and break up large amounts of text
  • Use a consistent style and format
  • Start sentences with competency-based words that emphasize the skill, quality, or attribute you’re presenting
  • Keep sentences short, factual, and to the point
  • Use positive language and 'power' words such as 'launched', 'managed', and 'improved'
  • Keep words such as 'and', 'the', 'I'm' and 'we' to a minimum
  • Use good quality paper – first impressions count
  • Check your CV carefully for spelling and typographical errors


  • Use bold font in the text as this can divert the reader’s attention from what you’re saying
  • Use graphics as these can make a CV look cluttered and detract from the information given
  • Be too fancy – keep it simple and professional
  • Exaggerate – you should feel comfortable with your CV and ensure that its contents are both honest and accurate
  • Attach a photo unless requested
  • Forget to include a cover letter when sending your CV
  • List detailed information about research or teaching. Instead, provide the titles of research projects and course names along with brief summaries of your work

When sending your CV via email, make sure you do the following:

  • Call the subject of your email 'Application for the position of…’ with the job reference number included if there is one
  • Find out the name of the person you should write to and in the email write Dear 'Mr./Mrs./Ms.' rather than 'To whom it may concern'
  • Convert the file to pdf format to ensure the design stays the same on all computers
  • Keep an eye on the file size: normally the file size should not exceed 1 MB
  • Attach a cover letter
Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:40:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Cover Letter]]> cover letter is your business card and your first impression! It introduces you to the employer, summarizes your key competencies, and tells the employer why you are the right person for the job. It also is a way of demonstrating your writing skills. If not done properly the recruiter might get the impression you did not take your application seriously and you do not really want to work for this employer. Therefore, the cover letter can make the difference between getting the job or not. So make it as compelling as possible!

For this, you should clearly state why you are writing the cover letter. If you have been referred to a potential employer by a friend or contact then mention this mutual contact by name as soon as possible so that it encourages your reader to keep on reading. If you are responding to a job advert mention where you learned of the position and the exact title of the position you are applying for. If you are writing a speculative application letter (in which you enquire about potential job openings) then state your specific job objective. As this type of letter is voluntary, it is even more important to capture the reader's attention. It is also a good idea mentioning why you are interested in that specific company, especially when you write a speculative application letter.

Next, outline what you have to offer. You have to convince the employer that you are the right person for the job. In responding to a job advert, refer specifically to the qualifications they have listed and illustrate how your particular abilities and experiences relate to the position you are applying for. Always talk about what you can offer the employer and not what they can offer you! You can do this by giving evidence that you have researched the organization thoroughly and that you possess skills that are vital within that organization. Point out your achievements and problem-solving skills. You also need to show that your education and work competencies are transferable and relevant to the position for which you are applying.

In general, your cover letter should be concise and not exceed 1 page in length. Always include a cover letter even if this is not specified in the job advert. Do not repeat what is already in your CV but instead make reference to it with sentences like 'As you can see from my CV…'. Moreover, follow below-listed dos and don'ts to master writing your CV:


  • Address your letter to a named individual – never Dear Sir/Madam. Call the company, look on its website, or talk to others to find the correct contact
  • Include the person's full name, title, company name, and company address – triple check the contact details as receiving a file that is addressed to someone else will close doors permanently
  • Include your full name, address, and contact information
  • Keep copies of everything you send
  • Use a clear and simple design
  • Use good quality paper
  • Begin with a sentence like ‘Please find attached my CV in application for the position of…’
  • Use simple language and uncomplicated sentence structures
  • Tell the employer how you can meet his or her needs and what contribution you can make
  • Distinguish your cover letter from other job-seekers by giving clear examples of your skills and abilities
  • Follow up on your application – say you will do so in your letter and make sure you keep your promise!
  • Make sure the envelope is clearly and properly addressed


  • Send a CV without a cover letter
  • Waffle – be direct! In the first paragraph, include the title of the position you are interested in and then move on to your specific qualifications
  • Discuss salary unless the advert or job listing requires it, in which case you should give a range rather than a specific amount, such a $10k - $15k rather than $12k
  • Talk about what the company can do for you – you need to stress what you can do for the company
  • Use slang words and try to avoid contractions such as ‘don’t’ and ‘can’t’
  • Send a cover letter without properly proofreading it or having it checked by someone else – poor grammar or punctuation mistakes are unacceptable and most employers will not take your application seriously
  • End your letter passively. Instead of ending the letter with 'I look forward to hearing from you', close with 'I will call you next week to discuss a time for us to meet' but you must follow up if you say you will!
  • Forget to personally sign your cover letter

When sending your cover letter via email, make sure you do the following:

  • Do not write your cover letter in the email client but attach a properly designed file to the email
  • Convert the file to pdf format to ensure the design stays the same on all computers
  • Include a scanned signature of you to resemble the look-and-feel of print versions
  • Keep an eye on the file size: normally the file size should not exceed 1 MB



Fri, 23 Sep 2011 13:51:01 +0200
<![CDATA[Six Steps To Job Search Success]]> off the presses in August 2011! Read it right now online or order your copy in a variety of formats (from e-reader to full-color physical text) hereSix Steps to Job Search Success

Table of Contents:

  • About the Authors
  • Acknowledgments
  • Preface
  • Chapter 1: Your Life Dictates Your Job Search, Not the Reverse
    • Section 1: Students: Graduating School
    • Section 2: Students: Pursuing Internship
    • Section 3: Returning to Workforce
    • Section 4: Changing Career
    • Section 5: Relocating
    • Section 6: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 2: Overview of the Six-Step Job Search Process
    • Section 1: Why You Need a Process
    • Section 2: Prerequisite 1: Confidence
    • Section 3: Prerequisite 2: Communication Skills
    • Section 4: Prerequisite 3: Poise
    • Section 5: Prerequisite 4: Resources
    • Section 6: State of the Market: Launching Your Job Search at This Time
    • Section 7: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 3: Step 1: Identify Your Job Search Targets
    • Section 1: 3 Elements of a Well-Defined Target
    • Section 2: Strategies for Matching Your Interests to the 3 Elements
    • Section 3: Personal Decision Criteria When Considering Possible Job Targets
    • Section 4: Importance of Multiple Targets
    • Section 5: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 4: Create a Compelling Marketing Campaign Part I: Resume
    • Section 1: Purpose and Goal of a Resume
    • Section 2: Header & Objective
    • Section 3: Education Section
    • Section 4: Work Experience
    • Section 5: Skills, Additional Information, References
    • Section 6: Other Resume Formats Including Functional Resumes
    • Section 7: Documenting Problems—Gaps, Short Stints, Merging Companies
    • Section 8: Chapter Review and Exercises
    • Section 10: Sample Resumes
  • Chapter 5: Create a Compelling Marketing Campaign Part II: Cover Letter, Pitch, Online Profile
    • Section 1: The Cover Letter
    • Section 2: The Online Profile
    • Section 3: Your Networking Pitch
    • Section 4: Chapter Review and Exercises
    • Section 5: Sample Cover Letters
  • Chapter 6: Step 3: Conduct In-Depth Research
    • Section 1: What Do You Research
    • Section 2: How Do You Find the Critical Information
    • Section 3: Why Research Is the Key Differentiator to a Successful Job Search
    • Section 4: Informational Interviews
    • Section 5: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 7: Network Effectively
    • Section 1: The Four Stages of Networking
    • Section 2: Your Networking Pitch
    • Section 3: How to Build Your Network: On a Regular Basis, Even If You Are Shy, Venues for Meeting People
    • Section 4: Networking with Senior People and Recruiters
    • Section 5: Social Networking
    • Section 6: Networking Case Studies
    • Section 7: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 8: Master the Interview
    • Section 1: What to Do Before, During and After an Interview
    • Section 2: Different Types of Interviews
    • Section 3: Different Methods of Interviewing and Different Interview Venues
    • Section 4: Different Types of Questions
    • Section 5: Avoid Interviewer “Pet Peeves”
    • Section 6: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 9: Step 5: Stay Motivated and Organized & Troubleshoot Your Search
    • Section 1: Two Types of Motivation Relating to the Job Search
    • Section 2: Strategies for Motivating At Will
    • Section 3: What Information You Need to Organize
    • Section 4: Strategies for How to Stay Organized
    • Section 5: Troubleshooting Your Search: Three Areas Your Job Search Can Break Down
    • Section 6: Troubleshooting Your Search: Strategies for Each of the Three Common Problem Areas
    • Section 7: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 10: Negotiating and Closing the Offer
    • Section 1: Introduction
    • Section 2: How to Be More Comfortable When Negotiating for a Position
    • Section 3: Items Open to Negotiation: Cash and Non-Cash Components
    • Section 4: Why You Should Always Consider Negotiating
    • Section 5: How to Get to a Decision, Including How to Juggle and Time Multiple Searches
    • Section 6: How to Negotiate without Alienating Your Prospective Employer
    • Section 7: The 6 Things Needed to Close an Offer
    • Section 8: Q&A Focused on Negotiation & Closing the Offer
    • Section 9: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 11: Social Media and the Job Search
    • Section 1: Social Media Sites for the Job Search
    • Section 2: Social Media and the Six-Step Job Search Process
    • Section 3: Blogs and Personal Websites
    • Section 4: How Recruiters Use Social Media
    • Section 5: Managing Your Online Brand
    • Section 6: Chapter Review and Exercises
  • Chapter 12: From Job Search Success to Career Success
    • Section 1: How to Do Well in the Job You Have
    • Section 2: How to Develop, Expand and Maintain Professional Relationships
    • Section 3: How to Steer Your Career Advancement—Ask for a Promotion, a Raise, a Performance Review
    • Section 4: How to Secure Your Job during Difficult Economic Times
    • Section 5: How to Manage Work Conflicts
    • Section 6: How to Have a Life as well as a Career
    • Section 7: How to Get Your Next Job
    • Section 8: Chapter Review and Exercises
Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:25:42 +0200
<![CDATA[How the Fierce Handle Fear]]> the Fierce Handle Fear:
Secrets to Succeeding in Challenging Times

Co-authored by Caroline Ceniza-Levine, Edited by Sophfronia Scott 

I am an extreme career-changer:  classical pianist, banker, management consultant, executive recruiter, actor, life coach, corporate HR director, real estate investor, entrepreneur. I have worked in different industries doing different jobs.  I have worked in big and small companies. I have worked alone, with big groups and leading teams. I have made big changes in my personal and my professional life, in up and in down markets. How the Fierce Handle Fear

However, if you told me early on that the above would describe my career path, I would have dismissed you.  I am risk-averse.  I don’t take chances like starting a business or entering rejection-ridden fields like acting.  I’m too afraid to do any of these things I just listed above.

And yet I did.  And so can you.  I’m still full of fear – that’s just how I am.  I worry a lot.  I imagine the worst.  I see half empty glasses everywhere.  But I developed strategies, techniques, and tips that enabled me to press on, even with the fear ever present.

As it turns out, these same strategies helped other people, and so I write about them and lead workshops about them, coaching people on how to overcome their own fears.  I truly believe we can have everything we really want and are willing to work for….

This is how my chapter begins.  Read the rest, including one of my extreme career transitions from corporate to acting and the 3 strategies I used to overcome fear and make the leap.  In addition, read 21 other essays on fear, including works by Donald Trump, Jack Canfield, Pamela Slim, and other leading business authors.  All book purchases from this site include a bonus Mp3 download of my coaching workshop,  Onward! Overcoming Fear, a workshop featured in the Career and Life Success coaching series.

Purchase the book now:

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Buy the book for your company or organization:

For quantity discounts please contact or 212-501-2234      .

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Tue, 18 Oct 2011 15:30:22 +0200
<![CDATA[A World of Opportunities]]> Cars is one of Sweden’s leading multinational employers, represented throughout the world with around 20 000 employees. We have production units in Sweden, Belgium, China and Malaysia and sell cars in about 100 markets worldwide, represented by national sales companies and 2 300 local dealers.

Meet some of our employees by scrolling down this page! Read about what they think of working at Volvo Cars.

Swedish at heart

Even though we are global, there is still a Swedish soul and deep cultural roots in the company. This can be seen not only in the design of the Volvo cars, inspired by the beauty, colour, cleanness and light of the Scandinavian nature. But also in our work culture, defined by respect for the individual and an understanding for the power of team work, the power of We.

Our tomorrow – also yours?

The very essence of tomorrow is something new, not yet experienced. The tomorrow of Volvo Cars is filled with promises but also challenges. We have set our goals, strategies and dreams for the exciting future of car business.

We have responsibilities for our employees, our customers, the environment. Our brand promise is to design cars for a better life and we are passionate about making beautiful cars, premium in look and feel. Our aim is to develop vehicles free from harmful emissions and we are renowned for our safety vision that by 2020 no one will be severely injured in a new Volvo car.

For all our employees worldwide we wish to offer a working environment fulfilling the desires and needs for a rewarding job, personal development and career opportunities. In our work culture we take care of our great heritage of collaboration and relationships and drive it into the future, our tomorrow.

Click here for more information.

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:15:56 +0200
<![CDATA[An extensive recruitment of engineers to Research & Development!]]> are right now recruiting hundreds of engineers to the unit Research & Development at Volvo Cars in Gothenburg. We need new power to meet the exciting future ahead of us.
Volvo Cars has 20,000 employees worldwide and our cars are sold in 100 markets. The development of future Volvo cars takes place at the headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a branch at the newly inaugurated Technical Development Centre in Shanghai, China. We also have three design centres, located in Gothenburg, Barcelona in Spain, and in Camarillo, outside Los Angeles.

We need new engineers in many different areas – from behavioural science to corrosion, from ergonomics to chassis dynamics and design. Volvo Cars cooperates with Manpower in the recruitment process and all the jobs will be posted on their website. You can also follow us on Facebook and be linked to the jobs. On Facebook you can find out more about Volvo Cars, R&D and some of the people that work here. Like our page and we will post interesting information on our wall (”Logg”).

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:23:33 +0200
<![CDATA[”A cup of black coffee and then it gets rolling”]]>

Position: Interior purchaser within Cockpit and Climate. Interior is a part of Direct Material which is one of five sections within the business area Purchasing.
Department: Interior Purchasing
Age: 34
Education: Bachelor in chemical engineering at the Chalmers University of technology
At Volvo Cars: For 9 years


Tell us about your background?
I grew up in Goražde in Bosnia Herzegovina. It’s perhaps the most beautiful town in the region and I go back there every summer to visit my parents. I studied in a technical high school but during the Balkan war in the early 1990s I fled the country and came to Sweden as a 16-year-old. I finished the science programme in Norrköping and in 1997 I moved to Gothenburg to study at Chalmers. I immediately fell in love with the city and I appreciate the mentality and openness on the Swedish west coast.

How did you come to work for Volvo Cars?
At Chalmers I got a tip from a professor about an internship at Volvo. It’s a good way to enter a company and get some work experience. Then I got the opportunity to do my thesis work for Volvo Cars and after that I was hired. When I first got employed I told my boss that I didn’t want a permanent employment because I thought it sounded so boring. I had no idea at the time how great the development opportunities are and that I would stay for the company for so long. Eventually I got a permanent job and now I’ve had five different positions within Volvo Cars.  

How does the purchasing department function?
We are about 400 persons within Purchasing. Our main function is to secure the supply of materials and services – to the right cost, quality, quantity and on time. Purchasing is ultimately responsible for the selection of all suppliers. We act globally and have offices located throughout the world. 70 % of the material value of a car is purchased from external suppliers so Purchasing has a big impact on cost and quality of the car.

To read the rest of this article click here.

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:27:16 +0200
<![CDATA[Working at Volvo -- Robert Bröstrom]]>

Position: Technical Specialist and PhD
Department: Product Development – EESE (electrical)
Age: 40
Education: Master of engineering with specialization in human-machine interaction, degree from Luleå University of Technology
At Volvo Cars: Since 2001
More about the position:
Technical Specialist within HMI but also Industry PhD at SAFER which is a Vehicle and Traffic Safety Centre at Chalmers. It’s a joint research unit where partners from the Swedish automotive industry, academia and authorities cooperate to develop new safety systems and solutions within the field of vehicle and traffic safety.


Describe your work at SAFER?
I do research within HMI (Human Machine Interaction) which is the interface between a human being and a machine. HMI can be everything from how a handle is opened and how you enter a car, to understanding how knobs and controls are used once you are seated. My research area is within displays and the information shown. A current topic is the use of mobile phones in the car. People phone and text while driving so we have to start from that behaviour, the need of contact, and find solutions to improve the safety.

How is the research carried out?
I read reports and follow developments and recent theories within the area. We arrange tests and simulation studies, for example we can study the behaviour of people phoning and choosing songs from their mp3 player and how the concentration is affected. Do you take your eyes off the road, do you wobble etc? We also attend conferences to present our results and have discussions with the 20 other Industry PhDs at Volvo Cars.

How do you work with HMI at Volvo Cars?
I work at Vehicle HMI, which is a part of the electrical department within Product Development. We implement HMI within telephony, navigation and driving information but also within active safety, for example how warning signals should function. There’s a lot of ongoing development in the area. An example is once again mobile phones, where the use of them has changed during recent years. People have an increasing need to be reachable and stay online. We have to take this into account when developing new systems. We work with similar functionalities in the cars as in mobile phones so that you can reach the Internet and have access to navigation and traffic information.

What competence is needed in this area for the future?
The technology development in recent years has changed the skills profile in the group. Today we are more focused on knowledge in graphical user interface and behavioural studies than on traditional engineering. For example, when holding a phone ¬– what happens and how should the systems function with the user? We see a trend towards more iterative development, simulations and tests in car simulators. In the future, skills in interaction design and programming, for example in Flash, will be increasingly important and we will require persons with IT competence and knowledge of cognitive systems.

Is there any collaboration with the other business areas at Volvo Cars?
HMI stretches across several areas. To design a door so that it’s easy to open has not only to do with the design of the door handle but also with the underlying construction. You can’t just randomly place a knob in the car – it affects the construction department who builds the technique and software. We work closely with the Design department –  they design the controls, knobs etc. and we work with simulations so that you can actually feel the navigation or the climate system for example. We also work closely with Product Planning so that new systems are integrated in the planning at an early stage.

What’s the best part of your work?
The complexity appeals to me. That we have to find the best possible solutions combining design, function and economy. HMI is an area in focus and it’s constantly growing. A couple of years ago there were only a radio and a CD-player in the car. Now there’s telephony, navigation, games, mp3, satellite radio, DVD and more. It’s also very stimulating working with safety which always has been an area of focus for Volvo but has developed very in recent years. 


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Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:46:54 +0200
<![CDATA[List of Thesis Work with Volvo]]> out this link to see all the available thesis assignments at Volvo.

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:49:43 +0200
<![CDATA[Extensive recruitment of engineers to R&D in Barcelona, LA and Gothenburg]]> are right now recruiting hundreds of engineers to the unit Research & Development at Volvo Cars in Gothenburg. We need new power to meet the exciting future ahead of us.
Volvo Cars has 20,000 employees worldwide and our cars are sold in 100 markets. The development of future Volvo cars takes place at the headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, with a branch at the newly inaugurated Technical Development Centre in Shanghai, China. We also have three design centres, located in Gothenburg, Barcelona in Spain, and in Camarillo, outside Los Angeles.

We need new engineers in many different areas – from behavioural science to corrosion, from ergonomics to chassis dynamics and design. Volvo Cars cooperates with Manpower in the recruitment process and all the jobs will be posted on their website. You can also follow us on Facebook and be linked to the jobs. On Facebook you can find out more about Volvo Cars, R&D and some of the people that work here. Like our page and we will post interesting information on our wall (”Logg”).

Read more about this here

Tue, 25 Oct 2011 17:57:30 +0200
<![CDATA[Why Sony?]]> is an exciting and innovative global company with a unique range of businesses operating in a variety of diverse marketplaces. From consumer and professional electronics to media and entertainment, Sony’s operations are at the heart of global popular culture.

We compete in an exciting and challenging environment which offers an extensive range of career opportunities. The diversity of our organisation and the passion and pride shared by all of our employees helps us to amaze and inspire people, and make a difference to their worlds. We strongly believe that creativity and imagination are the keys to our success. This ethos allows each and every employee to make a real difference to the business, and to find inspiration in what they do. At Sony we care for our customers, our people, the environment and the communities in which we operate. Environmental and social initiatives that complement our market-leading products and services are at the heart of our operations and we embrace these responsibilities with pride.

To read more click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:14:50 +0200
<![CDATA[ALL IN ONE. Talente erkennen und fördern.]]> Fach- und Führungskräfteentwicklung sowie die Förderung von Talenten sind fester Bestandteil unserer Unternehmenskultur. Unsere Mitarbeiter sollen für die Anforderungen der Märkte jederzeit optimal aufgestellt sein, um den nachhaltigen Erfolg unseres Unternehmens zu gewährleisten.

Deshalb wird im Rahmen von Development Centern geprüft, wo die Stärken unserer Talente liegen und welche individuellen Entwicklungsmaßnahmen sie in Vorbereitung auf einen nächsten Karriereschritt durchführen können. Individuelle Coachings, Mentoren-Programme, Leadership-Programme der Vorwerk Academy und Action Learning stehen hier im Vordergrund.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 09:57:04 +0200
<![CDATA[Commercial Management case study: Harry Jarman]]>

Why did you choose to join HSBC?

HSBC was the logical choice for me. I’ve always had a passion for business and manufacturing, so had decided to pursue a career in commercial banking. HSBC’s strength in the Far East – a dominant region for manufacturing – meant that it was particularly well placed to offer me a rewarding career in this sector. Given the recent financial crisis, I also liked the fact that HSBC offered stability and security.

What’s your programme like?

I’m on the Commercial Management Trainee programme. The first placement on this programme saw me working in one of our commercial centres and liaising with SME clients. It was here that I gained a sound understanding of HSBC’s commercial banking proposition. For my second placement, I worked in a branch as a specialist in Business Banking. This proved to be a valuable learning experience. I developed both my client skills and commercial knowledge. Throughout the programme, I’ve had the opportunity to work with all kinds of businesses, which has been really vital to my learning and development.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:10:05 +0200
<![CDATA[Executive Management case study: Laura Bailey]]>

Why did you choose to join HSBC?

In the summer before my final year at University I began looking for a graduate job. Initially I was attracted by the size and presence of HSBC but as time went on I also found their values were similar to mine. My decision was reaffirmed when I got to meet HSBC staff and feel firsthand what the company was like.

Tell me about your programme.

I’m on the Executive Management programme. This programme is ideal as it gives me the chance to experience different departments and locations. Now I have my perfect situation: academic work that involves building relationships. For me the best part of the programme is the opportunities. The only problem is that there are so many it is impossible to explore them all!

To read more, click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:14:21 +0200
<![CDATA[ALL IN ONE. Potenziale weiterentwickeln]]> und persönliche Weiterentwicklung, individuelle Coachings, internationale Fach- und Führungsprogramme. Das bietet die Vorwerk Academy. Die Entwicklung unserer Fach- und Führungskräfte ist ein fester Bestandteil unserer Unternehmenskultur. Schließlich sollen die Besten auch die Besten bleiben – und weiterhin den Erfolg unseres Unternehmens sichern.

Die vorhandenen Ressourcen gezielt einsetzen, um ein Maximum an Nutzen für den einzelnen und im Sinne der Unternehmensziele sicherzustellen: Nach diesem Prinzip arbeitet die Vorwerk Academy.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:14:53 +0200
<![CDATA[Why Goldman Sachs?]]>

Join Goldman Sachs and we believe you will find some of the richest opportunities and most interesting challenges of your life, whatever your background.

We offer the possibility to move ahead more rapidly than is possible at most other firms. And we have yet to find the limits of the responsibility our best people can handle.


To read more, click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:26:56 +0200
<![CDATA[Melissa: Analyst, Real Estate Investment Group]]>

"I am always amazed at the amount of responsibility I am given, and it is up to me to rise to the occasion"


When I started college, I was studying international relations and Middle Eastern studies and planned on pursuing a career in politics. I never thought I would go into business. During my freshman year, after confronting some of the challenges of a career in politics, I decided to transfer into Wharton and find a way to apply the skills I had developed through my focus on politics to a career in business. I never thought I would end up working at an investment bank. Although this wasn’t the path I thought I would follow, I am extremely happy that I made the decision to join Goldman Sachs, and the experience has been more rewarding than I ever could have imagined.

Starting Out at Goldman Sachs

I found out about careers at Goldman Sachs through on-campus recruiting in college. I originally interviewed for a position in classic investment banking, specifically in the Real Estate Group, which is where I spent my summer internship. I interviewed with various other investment banks and ultimately, decided to join Goldman Sachs, primarily because of the firm’s reputation, its culture and how impressed I was by the people who I interviewed with.

After spending my summer internship in the Real Estate Group, I had plans to re-join the group full-time after I graduated. During my senior year of college, the real estate market changed dramatically and I was offered a position in Structured Finance. It was completely different from what I thought I would be doing, but I ended up learning a tremendous amount, largely given the highly transactional nature of the group. Based on my experience, I decided to stay within the Financing Group for my third year rather than return to classic Investment Banking.

When I started here, I was most impressed by the people that I met. I discovered that Goldman Sachs employees are not only extremely intelligent, motivated and knowledgeable, but they also have diverse backgrounds and fascinating experiences which make working in a team all the more interesting. Within my first few days at the firm, I recognized the strength of our firm’s culture and its commitment to teamwork and mentorship.


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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:29:10 +0200
<![CDATA[A learning organization]]>

Our expertise is in technology and innovation. We recognize our success depends entirely on dedicated, talented people. Regardless of your background and professional experience or where you've worked, chances are you'll fit into our organization.  

Find out about working in the oilfield services industry and read about our culture and our commitment to diversity.

Above all, we’re a learning organization. Learn how we can help you build your skills and capabilities through continuous training and professional development.


To read more, click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:32:45 +0200
<![CDATA[Beyond the scope]]>

Few companies offer as many opportunities as we do to gain knowledge in your field of expertise, work with inspiring colleagues in a stimulating and dynamic environment, and be rewarded for outstanding performance.

We look beyond the scope of your first position with us, and we understand how you can develop your potential. You must be self-directed in your career aspirations and a strong team contributor while offering great service to our customers.

Individual development

Join us, and you’ll have an individual development plan prepared and shared with your manager. Together, you’ll review this throughout the year to identify any skills you need to improve or develop.

We encourage all employees to have mentors. Most people gain from having several mentors in different areas, such as career growth, technical knowledge, and enhancing business and client awareness.


To read more, click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:34:50 +0200
<![CDATA[The selection process at Alpiq]]>

The selection process at Alpiq is comprised of different elements. It is essential to have a  complete, well - structured, individual application, presenting  your personal motivation for the selected career apprenticeship.

That means that you should answer the questions: Why do you want to learn this profession? Why have you chosen Alpiq?

In an interview or trial apprenticeship we evaluate:

  • Your qualifications
  • Your interests
  • Your motivation
To learn about the needed documentation, deadlines and aptitute tests click here.
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 10:54:20 +0200
<![CDATA[Employee Profile: Adriana]]>

What do I do at Intel?

I work as part of a team on software and drivers that enable the correct and fast operation of a network, such as ones that may be used by internet providers.

What makes this really cool?

I know that our work produces tangible results with applications in the wider networking market. Plus, I've had the chance to go to India on a work trip.

What would I tell a prospective employee about working here?

It's a great place to work! It's accommodating with flex-time and work-from-home arrangements. There are also a lot of opportunities to further your career in Intel, and they offer time and funds for related courses.

What do I do when I'm NOT at work?

I enjoy playing tag rugby in the summer, going camping and sight-seeing around Ireland and surfing when I get the chance.


To read more, click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:06:15 +0200
<![CDATA[Employee Profile: Sean]]>

What do I do at Intel?

I am the Strategic Sourcing Manager for IT at Intel responsible for a group of eight commodity managers who manage Intel's spending on IT Software, Services and Telecommunications.

What makes my job really cool?

My position has given me the opportunity to travel to many different locations that I may not have otherwise had an opportunity to go to especially Israel and Russia. I have learned a great deal about those nations and their cultures both in business and socially and that is really cool!

Why did I choose Intel?

Intel is one of the world's leading Fortune 100 companies and from a technology perspective is a leading edge company to work for. Beyond that, Intel is consistently seen as a good employer with a strong range of benefits packages and flexible working arrangements.

What do I do when I'm NOT at work?

I am a keen sportsman enjoying Gaelic football and athletics and I also like to read and spend time with my family who also live in the local area.


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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:08:45 +0200
<![CDATA[Alpiq in action: Nant de Drance, 1700 tonnes of concrete immersed in Lac d'Emosson]]> intake/discharge structure was therefore built on a platform on the south-western shore of the reservoir, following which the construction was filled with air and dragged around 930 meters over Lac d'Emosson by means of an enormous pontoon. From there the gigantic component was lowered centimetre by centimetre until, around 24 hours later, it reached its destination 120 meters below the surface of the lake. This technical feat is based on the principle of the diving bell, and is a first in Switzerland. The procedure has never before been used to install such a construction under water.





To read more about Alpiq project click here.
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:12:48 +0200
<![CDATA[Into the future with energy awareness with Alpiq]]>, 27 Oct 2011 11:15:06 +0200<![CDATA[Experts in energy trading]]> Trading trades electricity, gas, coal, oil and carbon, standardised and structured products, and green certificates. We conduct transactions on European energy exchanges and gas hubs and play an important role in bilateral trading. We are continually expanding our leading role as an independent energy trader within Europe.

Trading combines the value-adding stages of power generation and sales with the liberalised wholesale market.


To learn more about our activities at  Alpiq click here.

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 11:17:04 +0200
<![CDATA[Global University Programme]]>

The independent research being conducted at universities inspires and contributes significantly to the creation of innovative wind power solutions. Therefore, as the technology leader in the wind power industry, we are developing a community of researchers focused on finding innovative solution to the wind power challenge.  The Global Universities program provides sponsorship and support for talented wind power researchers and engineers at universities worldwide.

 As a member of the Global Universities Program you will be challenged in different work situations and cultures as you carry out your projects. On completion of your project t there is strong potential for development into a future Vestas key employee in one of Vestas  Technology R&D units in Europe, US and Asia.

We want to attract the best wind power talents worldwide and to cooperate with the best researchers at universities around the world. Thus, outstanding, bright students can apply for scholarships  for PhDs  and support for master’s thesis.  Vestas also supports professorships with established academic partners.

Read more about this topic here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:02:12 +0200
<![CDATA[You want to apply for a job with Valeo? Read the FAQs]]> want to apply for a job with Valeo? You will find here under the answers to your most frequently asked questions

What is the type of profile being sought by Valeo?

Valeo pursues long-term Human Resources policies through management development, training and internal mobility. Therefore, we are looking for candidates who wish to develop their career with us. We consider that these three prerequisites are essential to allow our future employees to succeed, as managers or experts :

  • development potential : will to progress without being career driven only, capacity to broaden the scope of competences
  • language skills with proficiency in English
  • geographical mobility
I would like to do an internship with Valeo. What shall I do?

Numerous internship opportunities exist at Valeo. As Valeo is a decentralized organization, internships are managed by Valeo Divisions and Sites on a local level. If you would like more information or you want to send an application (resume plus letter of motivation), you should write, preferably in the local language, directly to the Human Resources Departments in the corresponding countries (addresses) or send a spontaneous application through Valeo Careers.

Click here to learn more

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:08:06 +0200
<![CDATA[Valeo Finance Academy]]> Finance Academy (VFA) is an integration and training seminar for everyone working in a financial job at Valeo.

This training – dedicated exclusively to the Valeo Finance Network – develops skills through the use of business case studies. It is also an opportunity for managers from Valeo’s different Business Groups and from various countries to meet and share experiences and points of view about Financial Control at Valeo.

There are two levels of VFA: VFA1, which is mandatory for newcomers and open to all Finance Network members; and VFA2, for senior managers with high responsibility jobs. Every year three VFA1 sessions (40 people per session) and two VFA2 sessions (16 people each) are organized. 

Click here to learn more

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:11:28 +0200
<![CDATA[Our core functions]]>«Valeo Production System is one of our biggest competitive advantage »


The role
Supports and ensure the implementation and animation of Valeo Production Systems (VPS) tools within a plant 

The profile


2/3 years of professional experience in manufacturing (process engineering, logistics, supervision, quality, project management, production system management)


They key attributes


Experienced in logistics tools and methodologies (Kanban, pull flow, supply chain, VPS)


GPAO/ERP systems (supply chain module)


Experienced in physical and information flows management








Do you want to know what are the Core functions at Valeo? Click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 12:13:19 +0200
<![CDATA[5 Reasons Why You Should Work at SABIC]]> Reasons why you should want to work at SABIC

There is a lot of space for personal development

SABIC represents a professional working environment. We offer excellent perspectives for your career and personal development. To this end, we use various methodologies like Integral Performance Management and our Management Development Program.

Many of our people change jobs several times during their career, often moving within and across different businesses. You can change jobs with us and move into new career areas without changing companies. We enable you to have valuable experiences by giving you the opportunity to try something completely new.

We facilitate your optimal performance

  • Our production sites comply with high quality standards, prioritizing safety and health.
  • Our offices are equipped with advanced equipment.
  • We offer a broad range of educational opportunities, training and other development paths (Integral Performance Management, Management Development program).
  • Our office in Sittard offers a flexible workplace following the "open office" concept.

Our corporate culture is informal and constructive

Our company has a positive attitude and pleasant working environment. We approach each other informally and are constructive.

We create a healthy working environment

SABIC cares a lot about health and safety. Besides, we consider job satisfaction of paramount importance. Our sickness absence rate, for instance, is only 3.3 %.

SABIC is a financially healthy enterprise

Our company is in solid financial shape.

If you want to know more about why working at SABIC, click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:42:21 +0200
<![CDATA[What is it like to work at SABIC? Find out!]]> and culture

The world of SABIC is a world full of innovation, state-of-the-art technologies, and ongoing research. A world in which we constantly develop new products and improvePeople and culture existing ones. A world in which employees matter.

Foundation and future

We consider our employees to be our foundation and future. They make the difference, so we invest heavily in their training and development, do our utmost to create a healthy and safe working environment, and pursue an atmosphere of dialogue and transparency.

Enjoy working

Our people are encouraged to take responsibility in line with business goals. We offer a working environment in which our employees have the motivation to work towards results, take pleasure in their work, and enjoy enough room for personal development.

Leadership attitude

SABIC will expand extensively in turnover in the coming years. Therefore, our employees are professionals who exceed the norm. Joining SABIC means becoming part of a culture of excellence. Our people turn words into deeds and get things done. They want their company to be up there among the major players in our industry; this requires a leadership attitude.


Our company allows people to develop their talents. Heard that before? Sure. The difference with other companies is that SABIC really keeps its promises. We always have room for talent!

Discover more about careers at SABIC here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:52:05 +0200
<![CDATA[SABIC offers you personal development programs]]> development

Development opportunities Personal development

Follow-up review after 1.5 years

After you have been in your first job with SABIC for 1.5 years, a follow-up review report is created. This report examines whether you and SABIC have lived up to each other’s expectations. Also, agreements for the upcoming three to five years are laid down in this report. Your manager creates this report in consultation with you.

Development paths

After the follow-up review, you will enter one of the following processes:

  • bachelor or master/PhD education: Management Development path
  • bachelor education: career coaching path
  • intermediate education (Dutch MBO): individual coaching
To know more about your personal developmet at SABIC, click here
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 13:55:23 +0200
<![CDATA[Konecranes as an employer: Alexandra's story]]>, Spare Parts Deparment, Saint Petersbourg (Russia) 

Responsibility comes with the job

I was born in Saint Petersburg, Russia, where I work and live nowadays. In December 2010, I was appointed manager of Konecranes’ spare parts operations in Russia. It was a new position that requires me to take care of spare parts sales across the country. I also have to make sure the spare parts supply chain is running smoothly and our service business is getting the right support. It’s a big responsibility, but the company trusts me to get the job done. You have to trust people to run a business like this.

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Colleagues are there when you need them

The spare parts business is fast-paced and dynamic.We work non-stop to ship high-quality components and equipment around Russia. We also want our customers to lift their own businesses and maintain a high level of productivity, so on-time delivery is essential. The continuous support I get from my Konecranes teams makes this possible.I can rely on my colleagues to be there when I need them. When you need an answer to a question, you get feedback not only from your country team, but also from Konecranes employees around the world.

Expanding horizons

I’ve been working for Konecranes for 6 years now. I’ve worked in a wide variety of positions and met many interesting people along the way.I appreciate how the company has helped me widen my outlook and develop professionally. It’s also important to me that Konecranes is open to innovation. You never feel bored because we are constantly working on new products. There is always something new to learn. I like to tell my friends that Konecranes has a special spirit and that deciding to work here was good choice.


To help you get to know Konecranes better we have prepared a slideshow for you here. It contains plenty of information about us – and also what we are like as an employer. 

Please take a look and let us know what you think. It’s always great when potential employees get in touch! 

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:19:31 +0200
<![CDATA[Konecranes as an employer: Hanna-Leena's story]]>, Manager Purchasing and Platform, (Finland)

It’s a global playing field

I’ve been working for Konecranes for ten years now and am currently Manager, Purchasing and Platform at our electrical equipment production facility in Hyvinkää, Finland. I’m responsible together with the purchasing team for material acquisitions at our facility, and also take responsibility for product platform and support functions. The job gives me the opportunity to work with lots of different kinds of people from Finland and abroad. Thinking global is an everyday reality for us.

Bring out the engineer in you

As an engineer it’s fascinating to work for a company that lifts things. Our company offers a world of lifting products and solutions, and you get the chance to learn about all kinds of different applications and customer needs. On my part I look for solutions that bring distinct value added. Sometimes it’s easy to answer a single problem, but the trick is to seek solutions that are beneficial in the long run – which is something in which Konecranes excels. Many projects target better business and the wellbeing of employees. hanna-leena_card.png : 24 kB

Always opportunities

Konecranes has always provided me with new assignments and opportunities to grow. I’ve always been able to express my own wishes as well. As a result I’ve held positions as Design Engineer, Project Engineer, Line Manager and Global Manufacturing Development Manager, with two of these jobs located in Shanghai. Right now I’m getting ready to take on new responsibilities as Plant Manager. All these jobs involve lots of travel and I look forward to more travel in the future. It gives you a fresh perspective on things.


To help you get to know Konecranes better we have prepared a slideshow for you here. It contains plenty of information about us – and also what we are like as an employer. 

Please take a look and let us know what you think. It’s always great when potential employees get in touch! 

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:31:32 +0200
<![CDATA[Konecranes as an employer: Lawrence's story]]>, Assistant Project Manager, Shangai (China)

Keeping it together

I’m responsible for component deliveries and the implementation of key nuclear industry projects in China. This means ensuring that projects are running smoothly and on schedule, with emphasis on matters such as quality, cost control, documentation, logistics, packing and terms of contract. I have a great job. Everything is interesting and I get to learn new things all the time. 

Building trust

The job involves lots of cooperation with different departments and plenty of customer contact. Success in this industry requires that we offer only the best to our customers and that we also follow up and check that everything is running smoothly. Solving customer issues is what builds trust. You need to have excellent communication skills to succeed in this job. lawrence_card.png : 23 kB

The future looks great

Konecranes is definitely heading in the right direction. We have the best equipment and services, and also the best management. Konecranes employees are also given opportunities to grow and learn from each other so that we can all do a better job. On my part I’ve moved from the equipment, customer service and purchasing departments to my present job. I’m looking forward to developing my skills in the future. 


To help you get to know Konecranes better we have prepared a slideshow for you here. It contains plenty of information about us – and also what we are like as an employer. 

Please take a look and let us know what you think. It’s always great when potential employees get in touch! 

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:39:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Unsere Mitarbeiter von morgen]]> und kompetente Mitarbeiter stellen die Basis unseres Unternehmenserfolgs dar. Daher ist TÜV SÜD stets daran interessiert, Studierende aller Fachrichtungen möglichst früh in den Unternehmensablauf zu integrieren. Wir bieten Praktika und Werkstudententätigkeiten in unseren Fachabteilungen, ermöglichen Studenten, ihre Abschlussarbeit bei uns im Unternehmen zu schreiben und stellen Stipendien für besonders begabte Studenten zur Verfügung.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:45:56 +0200
<![CDATA[Mehr als eine Chance]]> fördern.

Die weltweit erfolgreiche Formel in der Großchemie heißt: Kompetenz mal Partnerschaft. Die TÜV SÜD Chemie Service bringt sie Tag für Tag zur Anwendung. Unser Engagement auf den chemischen Anlagen rund um den Globus setzen wir in den Hörsälen fort. Die TÜV SÜD Chemie Service fördert ausgewählte Studentinnen und Studenten mit dem Ziel, Wissen zu mehren und Kompetenz aufzubauen. Herausforderungen gibt es genug. Unsere SupportING Initiative soll den Besten helfen, ihnen gezielt zu begegnen.

Was erwartet Sie?

Die TÜV SÜD Chemie Service unterstützt Sie finanziell, fachlich und persönlich.
Sie erhalten 500 Euro pro Semester und können damit Ihre Studiengebühren finanzieren. Ein Ansprechpartner im Unternehmen steht Ihnen beratend zur Seite und Sie erhalten Einblicke in TÜV SÜD.

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Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:49:59 +0200
<![CDATA[How the selection process works]]> are the basic steps in the selection process for a position at the EPO:

Step 1:

Fill out the online application form included as a link in each vacancy notice. You will receive confirmation by e-mail that your application has been received.

Step 2:

After the closing date, a selection board goes through the applications and decides which candidates to invite for interview (N.B. patent examiner recruitment is ongoing and has no closing dates).

Step 3:

Shortlisted candidates are interviewed at the EPO site to which they applied. The interview evaluates

  1. their language skills and
  2. whether they have the professional skills required.

As part of the selection procedure, candidates might also be asked to sit tests.

Step 4:

The selection board usually recommends one or more candidates as suitable for the post in question. The final decision is taken by or on behalf of the President of the EPO.

Step 5:

The selected candidate receives a job offer by post. The offer is conditional on passing a medical examination conducted by a local doctor at the EPO site where the candidate was interviewed.

Final confirmation of recruitment is also dependent on passing a pre-employment screening check. This process is compulsory for all new recruits, who cannot start work at the EPO until it has been completed. 

Screening begins as soon as the selected candidate has passed the medical examination, accepted our conditional job offer and provided us with a Letter of Authorisation to start the process.

Please note that due to the currently limited number of vacant patent examiner posts, successful candidates may be placed on a reserve list.

To know more about careers at EPO, click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 14:59:39 +0200
<![CDATA[The right chemistry]]> Bayer, the sponsorship of school education in Germany is based on three pillars: The Bayer Science & Education Foundation supports innovative school projects in the natural sciences and encourages young people to study by granting scholarships. In specially equipped school laboratories, the “Baylabs”, Bayer enables children and young people to conduct exciting experiments on their own under professional guidance. In addition, the company sponsors the “Jugend forscht” (in German) youth science competition and is also a partner to the Biology and Chemistry Olympiad.

To learn more about Education and Research click here.

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:05:04 +0200
<![CDATA[Clubs and Communities]]> most new staff, joining the EPO means leaving their home town or country. Relocating to the EPO sites - Munich, The Hague, Berlin and Vienna - is made easier by frequent social events and a wide variety of clubs and communities in which staff can get together in their free time and pursue shared interests.

Each EPO site has its own social committee ("Amicale"), which organises social activities and oversees the various clubs. 

Amicale activities

Regular social events play an important role in bringing EPO staff - and their families - together. These include Christmas parties, summer festivals, music parties, after-work lounges, children's field trips and an annual "inter-Office weekend" for staff from all four sites. The Amicale also co-ordinates all sorts of courses, ranging from languages through cuisine to fitness and sport.

So how about learning Chinese, discovering the intricacies of gourmet chocolate, or giving fencing a try? 

Clubs and communities

Ever wanted to play in a big band or join a motor bike club? Or get together with other computer buffs and brainstorm the next-generation operating system?

There are between 50 and 70 special-interest clubs in Munich and The Hague, covering all kinds of sports, hobbies and interests. Under the umbrella of the Amicale, these clubs offer a wide variety of social activities and contact to like-minded individuals working at the EPO, and help new arrivals connect quickly to existing communities. And staff are of course always welcome to start their own clubs to share their interests with others.

To know more about careers at EPO, click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:05:49 +0200
<![CDATA[Bayer - at home throughout the world]]> about the global presence of Bayer in Asia-Pacific, Europe, North America, Latin America and Middle East with our interactive world map and articles!

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:09:30 +0200
<![CDATA[95% of EDF energy production releases no CO2.How do we do it?]]> is a reference in energy operations, whether the source be nuclear, hydropower, fossil fuels or renewable options; 95% of our energy production releases no CO2. We are convinced that it is the individual and combined talent of our employees that makes it possible to reconcile progress and the environment. We offer you a playing field in which to take action and professionally address the challenge of the future: E = less CO2


 Sustainable development

 HR support

 Social responsibility

 Diversity and equal opportunities


Click here for more information about these topics!

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:09:58 +0200
<![CDATA[Attractive Locations]]>

The Bavarian capital is known for its family-friendly atmosphere and unique blend of modern metropolitan influences and time-honoured traditions. Munich is a city of laptops and Lederhosen. Leading European enterprises are based here. But Munich is also known for its fun side: once a year, everyone dons traditional Bavarian costume when the Oktoberfest beckons to the Wies'n beer tents and fairgrounds.

With the Alps just down the road, this city of 1.35 million is an ideal starting point for bike tours and hiking trips. Its proximity to Italy, Austria and Switzerland is also a great asset when it comes to sampling the cultural and culinary delights this attractive part of Europe has to offer.

Over 3 700 people work for the EPO in Munich. 

EPO facilities

  • cafeteria
  • canteen
  • crèche
  • bank
  • sport and fitness facilities
  • press shop
  • travel agency
To know more about our locations, click here
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:13:01 +0200
<![CDATA[Your knowledge can transform a vision into reality]]> whole world’s waiting for them: trend-setting projects, richly-layered assignments, fresh challenges. Plenty of opportunity for you, too, to put your expertise to work. It’s time to call on a reliable partner who’s ready to take advantage of what you can offer – and is already in every corner of the globe, already shaping what the future holds.

Using every aspect of cutting-edge technology, ThyssenKrupp sets the world in motion with steel, capital goods, and services. At 2,500 locations in over 80 countries, our employees are the bedrock of the superior quality and reliability that are our hallmarks. Come on board – and join us in securing the market leader position in mobility, infrastructure, climate change, and the environment. Our interdisciplinary teams consist of genuinely likeable people and can always benefit from people like you: innovative, ambitious, and bubbling over with ideas. 

To read the rest of this article click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:28:53 +0200
<![CDATA[Genius, Play the Energy Mix!]]>

2 Game periods

There are two episodes of the Genius game: November 2011 and early 2012. Each episode represents a separate five year timespan in Geniusland. You can participate in and win either or both of these episodes.

2 Game modes

Students of any discipline and any country can sign up to participate alone or as a team, with prizes reserved for the best individual and team performances. When signing up, your university will automatically be registered so that prizes can also be awarded to the highest-scoring Universities

To pre-register and stay up-to-date on game news, enter your email address in the "Keep me posted" section on the right side of this page.


Many prizes to be won!

For the top players: Total stock portfolios worth up to €1,500, digital cameras, digital tablets, sound system speakers.

For the top teams: 1 VIP weekend in Paris and a visit of the Total headquarters, digital tablets, digital camcorders, digital cameras, multi-cards adapters.

For the 3 top Universities: 2 students selected by the institution will be invited to attend Total's Summer School for 1 week in Paris.



Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:31:37 +0200
<![CDATA[Nanotechnology at Bayer]]> is predicted that nanotechnology will help the world economy to a prolonged surge in growth – similar to the one generated by microelectronics over the past few decades. Governments and theEU Commission have recognized this potential. The opportunities offered by nanomaterials are also seen by the general population. Some interest groups, however, focus more on the potential risks for the environment and health. Of course, all risks must be carefully studied and taken into account – but without completely neglecting the opportunities they offer. 


Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:39:20 +0200
<![CDATA[Campus Managers program]]>

Join the Campus Managers program to create close working ties between your school and Total!

Seize the opportunity to:
- become the key contact between your classmates and Total
- build a close working relationship with our teams and discover our business lines
- organise a variety of initiatives such as conferences, Total site tours and events


You want to check if the Campus Manager Program is open to students from your university, click here!


Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:41:12 +0200
<![CDATA[Tips for joining ThyssenKrupp]]>

Set the Course for Your Future.

Politicians tend to have their performance checked after 100 days in office to see whether their performance has matched expectations. After this time you can also see whether teams have grown and people get along with each other. That’s why during your first months with ThyssenKrupp you should be prepared to fit into your new environment.

To see the Five tips to make this easier for you, click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 15:41:33 +0200
<![CDATA[Sponsorship Opportunities Team Total]]>

Are you or your student club seeking a corporate partner for your project? Total is here to help!
Up to €10,000 in sponsoring are up for grabs to make your project a reality.

Apply today for your chance to win one of the project grants!

LAND grants (€750) : for you to compete in Raid Centrale Paris!

SEA grants (€6,000) : for you to sail the high seas in the EDHEC Cup!

SKY grant (€10,000) : for you to complete your solar power project.

GO FOR IT Grants : for all types of student projects.


Click here to know more!

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:14:45 +0200
<![CDATA[People @ Erste: Drazen's Story]]> of Large National Clients
Large National Clients
Erste & Steiermarkische Bank, Croatia

Working for the bank is challenging, flexibility is important, optimism is crucial. Yet, the desire for new things and interest beyond your business area depend only on you. Will the description for this job still read the same after you have had it? Drazen Dinter

In 8 years I spent working for this company, working as an account manager, head of the team to the head of the group, I have met colleagues who only saw problems everywhere and then others who also saw solutions. For this job you need to have expertise, skills and the right attitude.

If we show our personality in our workplace and achieve the goals of the company, we will also achieve our own personal goals. Superiors will recognize the work we do and we can have an opportunity to develop further. This was the case for me. Becoming a mentor for my colleague within a potential manager programme in 2007 and finishing a Corporate Banking College-Senior Programme in 2010, I gained important knowledge and experience.

Every job position has a basic work description, but we are the ones who rewrite it by working hard, being responsible and taking into account other opinions and values – for the better.


To know more about careers at Erste Group Bank AG click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:19:31 +0200
<![CDATA[Traineeship Options at Cargill]]>´s talent is tomorrow´s management!

You have completed studies in your particular subject area, probably as one of the top graduates, and are eager to start applying your academic knowledge?

Ideally you have already gained practical experience − maybe even abroad − and have a good command of English as a first language in business. Your personal assets include entrepreneurial understanding while your approach combines engaged and problem−solving behaviour with the fundamentals of teamwork and communication skills.

We have just what you are looking for!

Across our locations Cargill is offering impressive career opportunities.


Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:20:24 +0200
<![CDATA[How to apply successfully]]>

We are pleased that you are interested in applying with our company.

Before you start with your application, please note the following requirements regarding the form of a successful application to Erste Group Bank AG!

Please take your time and be careful when writing and compiling your application documents. Be especially careful to make sure that your cover letter, curriculum vitae and the relevant certificates are complete.

Remember that your application is your personal calling card and reveals a lot about you.

The Cover Letter
In the cover letter, it is important to describe your own strengths, abilities and expectations accurately, in short, to give an analysis of your own personality. An honest self-evaluation says a lot about your motivation for working at Erste Group Bank AG and your long-term ambitions. Describe the reasons for your application, your personal preferences and the important stages of your career development.

The corporate philosophy of Erste Group Bank AG should also suit your personality. In order to make sure that this is the case, we recommend that, at the start of your application process, you study the website of Erste Group Bank AG. Here you will find our corporate philosophy, fields of work and activity and the current annual report.

Important tips for your cover letter:
Less is more. The cover letter should be concise, well-organised, and conclusive. In any case, the cover letter should indicate the position for which you are applying, in terms of length, it should not exceed one sheet of A4 paper (21 cm. x 29.7 cm).  It is advisable to mention the times at which you will be available for a job interview and when you would be able to start work.

Curriculum vitae
The curriculum vitae, like the cover letter, should be clear and substantial. Its contents should match up with the job profile of the position for which you are applying. Above all, however, your curriculum vitae should not contain any gaps. When responding to English-language job advertisements, it is best to write the cover letter and curriculum vitae in English. In that case, you may also organise your English-language curriculum vitae on the typical US/UK model, that is to say, in reverse chronological order.

It is best to organise your curriculum vitae in tabular form and divided it into the following sections: Education/Studies, Job Experience/Practical Training and “Miscellaneous” (foreign languages, IT expertise, personal interests, etc.). It is also desirable to attach a recent photo of yourself (please note the file size limitations; JPG format is best) to the curriculum vitae (preferably in the upper right-hand corner).

We decidedly prefer that you send your application by e-mail rather than by ordinary mail, because an e-mail application is easier to handle and forward to those involved in the application process. To ensure that we can properly allocate your application, it is important that you mention in the e-mail the specific contact person, job reference number and precise description of the position for which you are applying. You will find all three of these items of information on the bottom line of the job advertisement.

Please avoid using informal e-mail jargon in your e-mail application and focus on an informative, clear cover letter; creativity is welcome, too. The same applies to the curriculum vitae.

We prefer that you send your cover letter and curriculum vitae (and certificates, if any) as an attachment to the e-mail address indicated in the relevant job advertisement.

We prefer Word or PDF files. The total size of your attachments should not exceed 2 MB.

Further steps in the application process

After receiving your application, preferably by e-mail, we will send you a preliminary decision within 3 days to 2 weeks maximum. The time it takes to send out the preliminary decision often depends on the volume of the applications and the time we need for in-depth evaluation, since we have to process each application accurately and thoroughly.

We advise you to apply primarily for the advertised positions. Unsolicited applications are also welcome, of course. In certain cases, you may have to wait longer since your application may be put on file or you will be sent a rejection.

If you have applied in response to a specific job advertisement, your application will undergo preliminary screening by our recruiter, who will check whether your personal background matches up with the job profile. If they match well, we will forward your documents to the responsible manager of the relevant department. It is therefore important to make your application very conclusive, so that we can check whether you are qualified for the specific job profile on the basis of the information that you provided in the application. Conclusive means clear, with precise dates, succinct information on training and job experience, and a specific reference to the job advertisement in the cover letter.

The Job Interview
The management will decide which applicants to invite to an initial interview. If you are invited, that means that your application has been short-listed. As a rule, we will e-mail you an invitation to come to an interview at Erste Group Bank AG. This e-mail will give you further details about the time, place and participants (generally the recruiter mentioned in the advertisement and the appropriate managers or specialists in the business area in question). It is absolutely essential to appear to the interview on time.

The interview will involve a discussion of your personality, opinions, attitudes and experiences. We will also analyse how well you would fit in with the advertised position and adapt to our Group. In some cases, a second interview will be held. After the second interview, we will decide whether to offer you the position or not.

The purpose of a job interview is to allow us to become acquainted and determine whether we are right for one another: the right applicant for the company and the right company for the applicant.

Other selection methods (assessment centre or tests, case studies) may be used in certain cases, e.g., in the case of a trainee programme for college graduates.

In the case of managerial positions, you will also undergo a hearing by a top management committee.

Whatever the outcome of your application, we will let you know!

We are happy to answer any questions you may have about the advertised job or the status of your application.

We would be pleased to welcome you soon!

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:21:33 +0200
<![CDATA[CERN sets course for extra-low-energy antiprotons]]>, 28 September 2011. The kick-off meeting for ELENA, the Extra Low Energy Antiproton Ring, starts today at CERN1. Approved by CERN Council in June this year, ELENA is scheduled to deliver its first antiprotons in 2016. This week’s kick-off meeting brings together scientists from Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Japan, Sweden, the UK and the USA. The project is led by CERN.

“ELENA is a new facility aimed to deliver antiprotons at the lowest energies ever reached in order to improve the study of antimatter,” said CERN’s Stéphan Maury, Head of the ELENA project.

ELENA will consist of a small new decelerator ring that will be installed in same building that houses CERN’s existing Antiproton Decelerator (AD). It will slow antiprotons down to under a fiftieth of the current AD energy, bringing an improvement of a factor of 10-100 in antiproton trapping efficiency. At the AD, antiprotons have to be slowed down by passing them through a series of foils, a process that results in the loss of some 99.9% of the antiprotons extracted from the AD before they reach the experiments.


To read more click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:44:51 +0200
<![CDATA[Worldwide Interaction and versatility of tasks]]> careers: Worldwide interaction and versatility of tasks

File Jari Almi
Education Master of Science 
Position Until March 2010 Product Group Director; thereafter Director, KPS Product Center, Asia-Pacific
Location Until March 2010 Tampere, Finland; thereafter Shanghai, China

Definitely the best thing in my position as product group director has been the versatility of my tasks. I have been strongly involved with various dimensions of the business, R&D, product management and sales. I am keen on dealing with people and feel that the contacts outside the company create inspiring variation in the everyday routine. 

The jobs I have been holding at Metso have offered me natural possibilities for networking and have given me a wider outlook on the world and business processes. My contact network is wide, and I have learned to know a lot people at various Metso units, in Finland and abroad. 

Increased challenges 

Increased challenges at daily work keep me going. I appreciate a dynamic working environment and various work assignments. I also value professional leadership and management as well as cooperation with colleagues. Continuous learning and training possibilities are essential for me, and that is what Metso can definitely provide as a company.

One of the main reasons I applied for Metso was that I wanted to work with paper machinery and paper manufacturing in a big international company with various working possibilities and career options in several functions.

Getting things running

I feel great working at Metso. It is a bit old fashioned as a workplace but in a good sense. The working community provides a lot of opportunities to interact with people, which is a source of real job enjoyment for me. I also enjoy getting things running and being able to influence things around me.

Updating one’s knowledge is continuous: learning by doing and getting essential information through discussions inside the company. I follow world economy news on a daily basis or read articles related to some hot topic like leadership. I also keep on seeking and participating courses where I could learn something new. 

Where I’ve succeeded in my work can easily be seen in business figures, how they are developing, and how things are progressing within the organization. Sometimes I get a hint from colleagues of a job well done.

What does the following word bring to your mind? (in one word)

Technology = innovation
Environment = possibilities
Learning = development
Hard work = commitment
Career = passion
Plan = half-done
Idea = new
Boss = mentor
Challenge = delighter
Customer = key for success
Flexibility = cooperation
Ethics = rules
Values = guideline

To know more about careers at Metso click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:47:35 +0200
<![CDATA[Important to be treated with respect and dignity at work]]> Careers: Important to be treated with respect and dignity at work

Education Master of Science, University of Toronto, Canada Master of Science, University of Toronto, Canada 
Position Engineering Manager
Location Asia Pacific Project Unit, Shanghai, P.R. of China


From work in general, I expect co-workers, supervisors and upper management to be trustworthy. I also appreciate an incentive program that I can have an impact on. In addition, there should be more value added programs and activities.

Furthermore, I expect appropriate recognition for work including job security and a competitive salary. It is important to be treated with respect and dignity at work.


Good base on business in Asia Pacific

Before Metso, I worked for VLN Advanced Technologies, Ottawa, Canada. I have been at Metso almost three years as Project Manager in the Asia Pacific Project Unit, Automation, Flow Control Division. I was promoted to Engineering Manager, Head of Asia Pacific Project Unit in December 2007.

I joined Metso because I considered it a global corporation with significant market opportunity in Asia Pacific, especially in China, which would have a good base for business development. Secondly, the experienced management team in Metso Automation has unquestioned integrity in all dealings with customers, suppliers and employees.

Metso has a solid R&D team and product expertise in Finland to support the business globally from the technical point of view. In addition, the company has a very clear and effective business model.


Praises from customers’ delight

Working at Metso means trustworthy co-workers and supervisors as well as humane values in the management organization. We have a safe work environment and we get appropriate recognition for work done.

My daily work offers me opportunities to meet many kinds of people and to learn how to deal with them. I am able to develop social relations with sales persons as well as improve and enhance management skills in professional challenges. Whenever I hear praise from customers, I feel that I really enjoy work..

Customer satisfaction and meeting the phase targets are my sources of job enjoyment. I also appreciate recognition by the supervisor for the achievement. Salary should be competitive with what is paid to employees in the industry on my level .


Every day is a learning process

I always think every day is a learning process. It does not matter how old you are. Each day, you will face some problems. When you solve the problems, you will learn how to deal with those kinds of issues.

I learn management skills from supervisors by putting myself in the same situation as the supervisor to see if I can deal with the same problems. I source valuable articles and programs to improve management skills and knowledge. It is important to share this knowledge with colleagues. Furthermore, I put myself partly into real situations to deal with real problems.

I will get feedback from other people if this job is dealt with in the right way. If we are aligned, I feel that I am doing a good job. Normally for a job well done, I can receive good feedback from customers or internal customers. In addition, I receive upper level’s affirmation periodically and feedback from subordinates.


What does the following word bring into your mind?

Technology - the base of the business of each company. Metso technology has its own features, especially in the Flow Control field; Automation has its characteristics compared to its competitors after years of development.
Environment - includes internal and external environment. External environment refers to working, living the material condition. The internal environment normally stands for the feeling about the working environment, the people around you. 
Learning - normally, Learning skills are based on each person’s education background and his/her personality. If the person is eager to learn new things, then he can learn fast and better. 
Hard work - the major working attitude each person should have. Only through hard work, you can learn the real things. If you want to get something more than other people, you need to work harder than others. 
Career - (1) a living tool; (2) the way to be involved in society; (3) way to develop yourself
Plan - no plan, no result. Especially for projects, making the plan is the first necessary step. Without a plan, the thing will result in a mess. You can get totally different results if you have a good plan. 
Idea - the root for the creation. Everyone has his/her own idea for each thing. After comparison, you can find which idea is better. Brainstorming is very important when dealing with important or unfamiliar issues.
Boss - sets the example for the employees
Challenge - the way to develop and stretch yourself and reach a higher level
Customer - the God of business, without the customer, no company can exist. Within the company, employees should be treated as customers of the company. 
Flexibility - an important issue, but cannot occur beyond the rules set by the company, country, etc. Otherwise, employees have no restrictions and cannot focus on work.
Ethics - every professional should have them. Employees should follow the work ethics of the company.
Values - a belief, a mission, or a meaningful philosophy; implementing them energizes everything concerned with it. For an individual, committing to and applying values releases fresh energies, which always attract success, achievement, and well-being. Every individual has a core set of personal values. Values can range from the commonplace, such as the belief in hard work and punctuality, to the more psychological, such as self-reliance, concern for others, and harmony of purpose. Any organization or institute also has values, which is the key to their success.

To know more about careers at Metso click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:49:45 +0200
<![CDATA[What do you know about Cargill?]]> is an international producer and marketer of food, agricultural, financial and industrial products and services. 
Founded in 1865, our privately held company employs 138,000 people in 63 countries.

We help customers succeed through collaboration and innovation, and are committed to sharing our global knowledge and experience to help meet economic, environmental and social challenges.

Customers we serve


We originate, processes and distribute grain, oilseeds and other commodities to makers of food and animal nutrition products. We also provide crop and livestock producers with farm services and products..


We collaborate with food manufacturers, food service companies and retailers to provide high-quality food and beverage ingredients, meat and poultry products, and health promoting ingredients and ingredient systems.


We provide our agricultural, food, financial and energy customers with risk management and financial solutions in world markets.


Cargill serves industrial users of salt, starch and steel products. We also develop and market sustainable products made from agricultural feedstocks.

Cargill´s financial highlights


In fiscal year 2011, Cargill had $119.5 billion in sales and other revenues. Earnings from continuing operations were $2.69 billion. The company also realized $1.55 billion in income from discontinued operations. 

More financial information.

US Dollars in millions


20112010Percent change

Sales and other revenues


$119.469 $101.308 18

Net earnings


$4.242 * $2.603 63

Cash flow from operations


$4.551$3.332 37
Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:51:14 +0200
<![CDATA[Real challenge is a must for an ex-athlete]]> Careers: Real challenge is a must for an ex-athlete

Education Master of Science majoring in Paper Technology and Automation Technology from Tampere University of Technology
Position Engineering Manager, Projects
Location Automation, Tampere, Finland


As an ex-athlete I am challenge-driven. I need my work to provide me with both professional and intellectual challenges. Of course, it is not only about accomplishment: work must be in balance with other aspects of life and there must be a way to control your personal load. To handle this, you need good communication with superiors and colleagues. Personal development is another important intrinsic motivator at work.


A perfect personal fit

An internationally operating company like Metso delivering high-technology products to the process industry was an appealing alternative and a perfect personal fit for a graduate student fresh out of university.

After completing my thesis for Metso (then Valmet-) Automation on Project Management processes about ten years ago, I started as a Project Engineer for international projects, which were initially mainly Asian and Latin American.

Currently I manage a project organization of skilled professionals from various backgrounds. I am responsible for coordinating project realization and resourcing in global projects.


Interpersonal skills needed on-site

Working in a multidimensional, international organization is dynamic and requires communication. You are in continuous cooperation with regional organizations, product lines and other business areas. Despite having three major and rather independent business segments, there is cooperation among the segments.

We use our management and communication systems daily to stay in sync with our operations. The workplace itself operates in a rather casual manner. Our team consists mainly of engineers with different specialties working together to deliver results to our customers.

When at customers, we work as specialists to make our products and services reach the customers’ targets. Our on-site operations are global, so a lot of international and interpersonal skills are needed daily.


Business relations turn to friendship

We have excellent people at Metso contributing to the company. The best aspect with Metso is the cooperation among great colleagues and customers from all over the world.

During the ten years with Metso, I have created a large amount of business relationships that have turned into lasting personal friendships. It does not matter if you are in New Zealand, China or Brazil, there are always friends to visit. It is also rewarding to implement and succeed in development initiatives that improve our team’s operational efficiency.


Sharing thoughts globally

To keep updated on the technology development, I try to keep myself up to date on the industry around our business. I am doing a lot of independent work by reading business literature and studying, for example, management, leadership and corporate strategy. I have also enjoyed several training courses, which included topics such as leadership and strategy implementation.

Most recently, I finalized the Metso Navigator training program that incorporated leaders from all of Metso’s business segments globally. It has been very effective for cooperation and sharing thoughts with peers from other businesses.

Metso is truly an international multi-segment company with good and still developing integration between the different business segments.

If your desire is to work for a top-technology company serving the customer industries with solutions that have a true value to the end users and for the environment, Metso is your place. With Metso, you can develop yourself in order to excel at your job.


The main kick: getting things done

We have open communication among subordinates and superiors and the feedback, both positive and negative, does get through. The best feedback for me as a manager is to receive positive feedback of my team members.

I am always looking for new means to develop and replenish my knowledge. At Metso, we have customized development programs in place to enable our professional development according to our personal goals.

Getting people collectively committed for a common goal and getting things done is the main kick for me. It does not require special occasions for me to enjoy what I do. When everything flows smoothly, it is rather enjoyable to operate as a part of our process.


What does the following word bring into your mind?

Technology – the qualifier to be in the business, the main differentiator for Metso are the people 
Environment – importance personally and also in business increasing all the time
Learning – continuous learning keeps up the motivation and interest 
Hard work – to do your work fully committed, not necessary putting in 100-hour weeks
Career –your tasks will develop if you develop and show it
Plan – basis of project-based business and the corporate life 
Idea – everyone’s ideas must be brought up, the best ones are rewarded 
Boss – everyone deserves a good boss: challenge the current one if you’re not happy with the Boss
Challenge – bring one over and we’ll crack it: at least we’ll pull one ‘helluva’ try.
Customer – we need to make them succeed
Flexibility – determines how successful we are in deploying our assets in a dynamic environment. We need to be (occasionally) personally flexible as well.
Ethics – personal code of conduct on how to treat fellow people equally and act according to commonly known rules and legislation 
Values – corporate values that are norms for us all in an otherwise rather open and free operating environment.

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:51:17 +0200
<![CDATA[Exactly what is it that you do at SGS?]]> more about SGS inspection, verification, testing and certification services by viewing the corporate video.



SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company.

Exactly what is it that you do at SGS?

It is all about the impact we have on lives and businesses around the world. We help build trust between people, organizations and governments. We reduce risk, making business faster, simpler and more efficient. Enhancing service quality, product quality and improving productivity, working across industries, getting products to market faster, we have made corporate sustainability a business imperative. By creating clarity throughout supply chains from raw materials to finished products and beyond, we give our clients the real competitive edge.

We do all of these by combining technology with expertise and industry knowledge, and that makes the difference.

So when people ask me, “Exactly what is it that you do?”, my answer is this:

  • We identify best practices and optimize processes
  • We enhance quality, ensure compliance, reduce risk and improve productivity
  • We make industries, businesses and governments more efficient.

Ultimately, it’s not about what we do, it’s what we make possible that’s important.

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:58:55 +0200
<![CDATA[100 years of superconductivity]]> November 1911, Heike Kammerlingth Onnes reported on the abrupt disappearance of resistance in mercury at 4.20 K. To mark the centenary of the discovery of superconductivity, this issue of CERN Courier looks at some of the aspects of its application – in particular in the context of particle accelerators – and at some more anniversaries. It is 75 years since type-II superconductivity was first observed in Kharkov


To read more click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:00:08 +0200
<![CDATA[Quality management]]>

Cargill has, within the framework of the corporate guidelines, committed itself to bring products to the market that are safe for human beings, animals and the environment and complying with the regulations of the respective valid national legislations.

Above all, we concentrate on our customer requirements. Initially by supplying products that match their specifications and demands and secondly by cooperating to meet market demands successfully in the future.

To achieve these goals, experts from all different functions harness their expertise to ensure complex operations are mastered and developed, to comply with ever-changing demands.

A principal tool for this purpose is risk management. Here, qualitative risks are evaluated according to their probability and impact and measures of eliminating or controlling risks are adopted. Risk management and assessment is especially significant for incoming raw materials, auxiliary materials, production processes, storage, loading freight and transportation.

Another component is the detailed monitoring of all relevant process steps with the help of modern analyzing methods and tools by trained personnel. This comprises the whole process flow - ranging from incoming raw and auxiliary materials, intermediate products up to the final product. Only certified and classified products are released for transport.

Our employees are regularly trained and updated in all the fundamental standards of hygiene, product safety, hazard analysis and critical control points as well as quality control to ensure we comply with our guidelines in quality management now and in the future in a safe and reliable manner.

Cargill´s quality management encompasses all employees as well as our subcontractors in this procedure, maintaining that all those involved are engaged actively, attentively and critically.

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:06:50 +0200
<![CDATA[Working at Jotun]]>
Working in Jotun
Working areas

As an international group of companies, covering the whole value chain, Jotun has a variety of working areas.

Research and development - innovation and quality are paramount in Jotun paint and powder production. We have a global network of 300 highly skilled professionals developing tomorrow's innovations.


Production - Our 38 factories in 24 countries produce different types of paints and coatings.


Engineering - is the specialist function that covers issues related to building new factories and maintaining existing sites. Monitoring safety aspects and ensuring that operations are in compliance with standards, laws and regulations are also important tasks.


Technical service - 95 per cent of all coating failures are caused by poor surface preparation and application. More than 400 technically specialised employees use their knowledge to ensure that Jotun is perceived as the preferred supplier of paints and coatings.


Sales and marketing - Jotun serves a wide range of customers and markets worldwide. In an industry characterised by rapid change, these functions are continously developed to ensure that we stay ahead of our competitors.


Logistics and warehousing - Effective logistics and distribution processes are competitive advantages we emphasise in order to meet our customer's expectations.


Support functions - To support Jotun's operations, we have specialists providing the organisation with services in areas like HR, Finance, HSE, IT/IS, Purchasing, Legal, Communication and Business Development.


To know more about careers at Jotun, click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:15:48 +0200
<![CDATA[Your Development at Jotun]]>
Your development
Jotun Academy

Competence development has always had high priority in Jotun. Our strategy states that training of employees is crucial in order to secure future development.

Jotun Academy supports your development by providing you with the right learning programmes.


We offer a wide range of learning programmes within sales, management, R&D, purchasing, operations. HR, technology and many more.


We cooperate with leading universities and external training providers to meet your training needs.


Our objective is to establish a culture that appreciates learning and make it possible for you to grow with new tasks.


By recognizing the value of co-operation, teamwork and relation building across the Jotun world you can contribute in making Jotun more profitable.


To know more about careers at Jotun, click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:18:39 +0200

Wenn es das ist, was Sie von Ihrer Zukunft erwarten, dann sind Sie in unserem Fashion Management Programm genau richtig. Denn als international wachsendes Handelsunternehmen vereint Peek & Cloppenburg Mode, Lifestyle, Design, Architektur – und noch viel mehr: greifbare Perspektiven für Nachwuchsführungskräfte.


Für unsere abwechslungsreichen Profile im Fashion Management Programm wünschen wir uns Mitarbeiter, die mit viel Herzblut, Kreativität und Eigenverantwortung arbeiten. Dafür stellen wir Hochschulabsolventen mit wirtschaftswissenschaftlichem Hintergrund (Bachelor, Master oder Diplom) oder vergleichbarem Studiengang mit analytischem Hintergrund sowie Absolventen von Modeschulen ein. Überzeugen Sie uns von Ihrem Engagement, Ihrer Dynamik, Belastbarkeit und Flexibilität.


Das Fashion Management Programm ist ein in drei Phasen strukturiertes Nachwuchsführungskräfte-Training, das Sie ganz gezielt in Ihre erste eigenverantwortliche Position einarbeitet. Basis des Programms ist unser Kernbereich - der Verkauf. Alle weiteren Bestandteile werden individuell auf Sie abgestimmt: je nach Qualifikation, Talent und Karriereziel. Nach erfolgreichem Abschluss des Programms heißen wir Sie als stellvertretenden Abteilungsleiter (m/w) bzw. Abteilungsleiter (m/w) im Verkauf oder als Merchandise Controller (m/w) im Einkauf herzlich willkommen.


Dann erfahren Sie mehr über das Fashion Management Programm unter Informationen und erleben Sie in den Personal Stories unserer Mitarbeiter, was vielleicht auch Sie bald erwartet.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:19:02 +0200
<![CDATA[Why choose Solvay?]]>


The success of Solvay depends on the performance of its people, by promoting equal opportunities, skills and competencies, international mobility, providing career management and guidance, sharing strong values and principles.

Solvay applies principles to take care of their employees and grow the Group’s performance:


Diversity, equity and non-discrimination

Career management

International mobility

Training and personal development



Click here to discover more about these principles and what Solvay can offer you!

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:25:26 +0200
<![CDATA[Crédit Agricole CIB: opportunities for development thanks to job mobility]]> operations in more than 50 countries and a presence across all five continents, Crédit Agricole CIB provides a propitious environment for job mobility and employee advancement.
In fact, two thirds of employees are based outside France and more than 100 nationalities rub shoulders on a daily basis within the Bank.

The wealth and diversity of functions within capital markets, corporate and investment banking business lines make it possible to provide employees with numerous opportunities to change jobs and geographic regions, as well as to develop their skills throughout their working careers.


To read more click here

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:39:28 +0200
<![CDATA[Orange Jobs on iPhone]]> world of opportunities.

Do you want to join a large international Group and take part in the digital revolution ?


With the free Orange Jobs application, you have quick and easy access to all of our jobs,
internships and international business volunteering offers, no matter where you are.

Download the application here !


Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:45:33 +0200
<![CDATA[Testimony: "Client relations, a fascinating business" Testimony: Marie Hervé, trainee assistant to Senior Bankers]]> would you describe your internship?
I’m an intern at the DRF Ile-de-France office, where my duty is to assist the Senior Bankers. This internship is giving me an overall vision of the bank's business lines, especially Coverage and a chance to acquire genuine experience. A head of credit structuring works alongside me every day. I’m increasingly becoming self sufficient in assignments with varied, constantly more complex problems to solve.

What do you like best about your internship?

 Since the start of my internship I have been taking part in meetings with clients, and I work together with the various departments at Calyon. I feel lucky to have discovered this business line in such a concrete way. It’s motivating and gives me responsibility.


To read more click here



Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:46:43 +0200
<![CDATA[Get to know our people at Citi]]>


What advice would you offer prospective candidates on transitioning from school to the workplace?
The transition from school to work can be a daunting one. Here are some tips I’ve found that have lessened the anxiety: 1) Know your business, in specific how does your organization save or make money for the company, 2) Be as friendly as possible…all the time. You never know how far kindness can take you, 3) Ask questions and be willing to take on big tasks, rolling your sleeves up and working with others is the best way to truly be a part of the team. Unlike school, studying and passing tests will not make you successful.

If asked about your career at a dinner party, how would you describe it?
I would describe my career in HR/Citi as ‘Corporate Engineering’. In addition to some of the more administrative tasks usually associated with the HR field a true Corporate Engineer (HR Professional) will optimize human capital in as many ways as possible. Whether it’s optimizing talent, boosting morale, program leadership, to workforce and succession planning…Corporate Engineers should anticipate current and future opportunities and provide proactive solutions, as a result adding value to the company’s bottom line and boosting Citi’s reputation.

What about your career excites you the most/gets you out of bed in the morning?
What I like most about the field of Human Resources is that you can literally do totally different things everyday. These activities usually cut across business, legal, finance and many other organizational lines. To be concise, being in this field allows you to work with many different people to improve business operations and fiscal margins.

What do you consider Citi’s competitive edge?
I like Vikram’s message of Citi being ‘America’s Global Bank’. Our globality in conjunction with our unique customer focus has maintained our excellent standing internationally and it will improve our standing domestically. I think this is a strength that’s unrivaled.

What other groups do you liaise with regularly within the firm?
Aside from all of the businesses Global Operations and Technology empowers, I’ve worked closely with Legal, Risk and Communications.

Describe your experience in your specific training program.
As an HRMA I’ve had strong exposure to various parts of the business and Sr. Leadership. My program has given me the opportunity to: work with international teams, travel for work sessions and key meetings, attend and partake in monthly speaker series and engage in various training opportunities and workshops.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?
I’ve loved exploring New York. Getting out and seeing this state’s natural and commercial offerings has been one of my favorite past times. White water rafting, hiking, skiing, exercising, seeing plays, musicals, concerts etc...Just living in New York is enjoyable (but I can pass on the copious parking tickets).

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:54:59 +0200
<![CDATA[Program Navigator-Build your career globally]]> would you like to do?

In such a broad business, if you are serious about a career in financial services and have the right attitude and talent to achieve, we will have a program to match your ambitions. Here, you will find an overview of those programs. Use our ‘program navigator' to focus your research and find out more about different business areas. As your search becomes more focused, you’ll find more information that answers the questions specific to your own career aspirations.

Thu, 27 Oct 2011 17:58:24 +0200
<![CDATA[Sales and Trading]]>, you can find out more about Sales and Trading, our work, our clients and where you could fit into the team.

What Is Sales & Trading?

The Sales &Trading division of Citi focuses on advising investors about investment opportunities in the equity and fixed income markets and on transacting business on behalf of our clients. Our professionals buy, sell, structure and research. Our clients include the largest institutional investment managers, mutual funds, pension funds, hedge funds, risk arbitrage funds, sector-specific funds, retail accounts, corporates and sovereigns.

Typical roles in Sales & Trading include:

Sales - The Sales team is responsible for building and managing client relationships. They understand clients’ needs through clear and frequent communication, and help to action clients’ needs.

Trading – Traders manage customer-driven business and generate profits through market making, and by taking proprietary positions. Astute risk management and a strong quantitative background are required for this role.

Structuring – The Structuring team utilizes problem-solving skills and innovation as they construct new products and wrappers. Communication of ideas and responsiveness to investor appetite is crucial. 

Marketing – Communication and creativity are key to this role. Developing marketing materials, advertising campaigns, business pitches and client communications are a few of the tasks the Marketing team performs.

Quantitative Analysis – Rigorous financial modelling and analysis to understand and replicate exposures and returns for proprietary and marketable purposes are key to this role.

Sales & Trading and Citi

Citi professionals continuously provide market intelligence and liquidity to a wide array of institutions ranging from traditional mutual funds investing primarily in equities to alternative investment vehicles investing across the capital structure. Citi employees must be both in touch with the pulse of the market as well as cognizant of longer-term trends. Whether it's a split-second trading decision or in-depth analysis as part of a complicated transaction, our goal remains concise and simple: to provide value to the investment process of our clients.

How Are We Structured?

The Sales & Trading prorgramme covers multiple areas including:

  • Commodities
  • Credit
  • Equities
  • Foreign Exchange and Local Markets
  • G10 Rates, Risk Treasury and Fixed Income Finance
  • Global Investor Sales
  • Prime Finance and Futures
  • Retail Structured Products


Thu, 27 Oct 2011 18:10:46 +0200
<![CDATA[Warum Talanx?]]> möchten, dass Sie Ihr Potenzial voll ausschöpfen. In allen Gesellschaften der Talanx-Gruppe erwarten Sie vielfältige Entwicklungschancen ebenso wie eine nachhaltige individuelle Förderung. Freuen Sie sich auf ein kollegiales Arbeitsklima und eine offene Unternehmenskultur.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:49:53 +0200
<![CDATA[Praktika und Abschlussarbeiten]]>

Praktika und Abschlussarbeiten
In fast allen Konzerngesellschaften können Sie Ihr theoretisches Wissen im Rahmen von Praktika oder Ihrer Diplom-/ Bachelor- oder Masterarbeit um praktische Erfahrungen bereichern. Informieren Sie sich in unserem Stellenmarkt, ob eine passende Praktikums- oder Diplomarbeitsstelle vakant ist oder bewerben Sie sich initiativ.

Voraussetzungen für ein Praktikum
Sie können überdurchschnittliche Leistungen während Ihres (Grund-)Studiums vorweisen und Ihre Fachrichtung passt zum gewünschten Praktikumseinsatzgebiet. Sie besitzen gute Englischkenntnisse, sind zielstrebig und verfügen über die notwendige Motivation und Leistungsbereitschaft für ein Praktikum in einem unserer Unternehmensbereiche.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 09:54:32 +0200
<![CDATA[Who We Are: Philosophy]]>

Diverse Brands
One of the largest and most well-respected hotel and leisure companies in the world, Starwood’s strength is largely derived from its brands: Westin, Sheraton, Four Points by Sheraton, St. Regis, The Luxury Collection, W Hotels, Le Méridien, Aloft and Element. Each is uniquely positioned and offers a distinctive experience for guests. A world-class Frequent Guest Program, Starwood Preferred Guest® and a consistently positive guest experience help encourage brand loyalty and drive profitability.

Innovative Thinking
Starwood is known for its innovation and willingness to embrace change. With the introduction of Westin's Heavenly Bed® and Heavenly Bath®, Sheraton's Sweet Sleeper™ Bed, and the Four Points by Sheraton Four Comfort Bed™, Starwood has proven itself to be on the leading edge of comfort. W Hotels, with its balance of style and substance, redefined the upscale hotel experience - becoming the most successful new hotel brand in the industry.   Conceived by the team that created W Hotels, Aloft Hotels raises the bar in the select-service category, offering urban-inspired, loft-like guest rooms, enhanced technology services, landscaped outdoor spaces for socializing day and night, and an energetic lounge scene.

To read more about our philosophy, read here

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:02:54 +0200
<![CDATA[What We Offer]]> Environment
As an associate at a Starwood hotel or resort, you are an important part of a high performance team. Being the most successful hospitality company in the world makes it easy to enjoy what we do, so we have fun while doing our jobs. There is a genuine sense of teamwork and friendship that you do not always find at work. It is that great environment that makes Starwood stand out from the rest.

Competitive Pay & More
But the reality is that you work to earn a happy living, so you might be asking yourself what Starwood can provide you. We are happy to say that Starwood has some of the most competitive pay and benefits programs in the industry, and there are a number of perks to working at Starwood as well. We also acknowledge individual contributions with a terrific rewards and recognition program.

To read more about what we offer, click here

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:12:43 +0200
<![CDATA[College Recruiting]]> you start your Starwood career interning as a Front Desk Agent or as a Management Trainee when you graduate, we will start you on a journey that can take you further than you ever thought possible - literally and figuratively.

We are a young company, energized about our future. So it is less about "what's policy" and more about "what's possible". It is true for every function in our company - Finance, Sales, Operations, Rooms, Six Sigma, everywhere!

We are looking for people who are as excited about making things happen in their own lives as we are in the hotel industry. Through our innovations, agility and outstanding guest service, Starwood is redefining the industry standard and seeks candidates who share our vision and dedication.

To read more about our college recruitment process click here

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:14:31 +0200
<![CDATA[Application Hints and Tips]]> good application really isn't that difficult - if you keep a few rules in mind and know what counts. After all, your application is the first impression you are giving us.

Discover E.ON for yourself. We welcome committed people who are looking for an exciting challenge in the global energy market and people who want to benefit from the structure of an internationally successful company.

Show us who you are and why you want to work for us. And please check if you have answered the following questions before you send us your application:


  • Why are you interested in our Group and the respective position?
  • What expectations do you have for your new job?
  • Why do you think we should decide to employ you?
  • What skills and strengths make you particularly suitable for this position?
  • What private hobbies and interests do you have? Please mention them in your C.V. - this also gives us an idea about your personality!


The following has to be included in your application

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:20:16 +0200
<![CDATA[Experience people and moments at E.On]]> a working environment where people manage energy, there are exciting moments to experience every day, as well as stories about the people who make up our company. Find out more what our employees thinks about E.ON, their daily work and their prospects at E.ON.


Listen to Silke Zeunert, Trainee E.ON Graduate Program

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:22:45 +0200
<![CDATA[Your Energy Shapes your future- learn about future Events at E.On!]]>

In dialogue with E. ON

Take your chance and get to know us personally. Join us on-site contact and inform you about our job and career opportunities.


Engineering Science and IT Careers Fair
University of Sheffield
Careers Fair
Leicester University
Science Engineering and Technology Careers Fair
University of Birmingham
- 30.11.2011
Bonding Aachen




Day of Electrical Engineering
RWTH Aachen
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:28:15 +0200
<![CDATA[Working Internationally at E.On]]>

Working internationally at E.ON

Here you can find a link list of all E.ON companies according to countries. Have a look what E.ON is offering its employees internationally, because your energy is going around the world!
E.ON Bulgaria/Varna
Czech Republic
E.ON Ceská republika
E.ON France
E.ON Energie AG
E.ON Energy Sales
E.ON Energy Trading
E.ON Facility Management
E.ON Gastransport
E.ON Kernkraft
E.ON Kraftwerke
E.ON Ruhrgas
E.ON Hungária
E.ON Italia
E.ON Benelux
E.ON Ruhrgas Norge
E.ON Gaz Romania S.A.
E.ON Moldova S.A.
Západoslovenská energetika, a.s. (ZSE)
E.ON España
E.ON Sverige
United Kingdom
E.ON Energy Limited
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 10:35:20 +0200
<![CDATA[Der Bewerbungsprozess]]>

Accor beschäftigt 145.000 Mitarbeiter in fast 90 Ländern. Wir setzen uns sich seit vielen Jahren für Chancengleichheit und Vielfalt ein.

Im Folgenden finden Sie weitere Informationen zum Einstellungsprozess, um eventuelle Fragen von Ihrer Seite im Vorfeld zu klären und um Sie in Ihrer Bewerbung zu untersützen.


Der Bewerbungsprozess bei Accor

Auf Grund der Unternehmensstruktur von Accor ist der Bewerbungsprozess dezentral organisiert.

Sie finden in der unten stehenden Übersicht zum Bewerbungsprozess einen groben Überblick über den allgemeinen Prozess. Dass Ziel ist nicht nur eine effiziente und prozessorientierte Einstellung von neuen Mitarbeitern, sondern auch allen Bewerbern Chancengleichheit zu bieten.


Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:09:29 +0200
<![CDATA[Antwort auf meine Bewerbung]]> Bewerbungsprozess ist dezentral organisiert. Sie werden von den Personal- verantwortlichen per E-Mail, Telefon oder auch per Post kontaktiert.


Ablauf des Bewerbungsverfahrens

  • 1. Ihre Bewerbung wird automatisch an den zuständigen Personalverantwortlichen weitergeleitet
  • 2. In Ihrem Bewerber-Konto wird der Status der von Ihnen eingereichten Bewerbung auf „In Bearbeitung“ gesetzt
  • 3. Fällt die Wahl des Personalverantwortlichen nicht auf Sie, wird Ihnen die Absage entweder per E-Mail oder per Brief mitgeteilt
  • 4. In Ihrem Bewerber-Konto erscheint daraufhin der Status „Absage“, „Post- Kontakt“ oder „E-Mail-Kontakt“
  • 5. Eine positive Entscheidung des Personalverantwortlichen und die Einladung zu einem persönlichen Gespräch erhalten Sie per E-Mail oder telefonisch
  • 6. In diesem Falle erscheint der Status „Kontaktaufnahme“, „E-Mail-Kontakt“ oder „Einladung“ in Ihrem Benutzer-Konto
  • 7. Im Anschluss daran wird der Personalverantwortliche mit Ihnen einen Termin für ein Vorstellungsgespräch vereinbaren

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:13:46 +0200
<![CDATA[Success around the world]]> our global team
Success around the world

We operate all over the globe. That means you can work for us in a number of countries. Whether you’re a student, just starting your career or a seasoned expert, we’re on the lookout for talent like yours around the world. Perhaps you have an insider’s understanding of a particular national culture? Or maybe you want to put your knowledge to the test in the international arena? Then you’ve come to the right place!

Whatever your job and wherever you do it, our goals and values are the same everywhere. At each and every one of our locations, you can look forward to an innovative environment and top-notch technical expertise. Take your place in a corporate culture based on fairness – one that will foster your personal and professional growth.

To read the full description click here

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:24:46 +0200
<![CDATA[Rising in the East]]> in China
Rising in the East

China is one of the world’s major growth markets. Gain cultural insights into this country as part of your skill set and you have a bright future ahead, with prospects across national borders. Since our business in China is expanding rapidly, we are constantly on the lookout for good people and promising young talent. That’s why we invest extensively in getting and keeping you up to speed – it pays dividends for both you and us.

We offer rich pickings for students and graduates in particular, ranging from internships through seminar paper and final thesis projects to special entry programs aimed at specialists and executives.

All of our business sectors – Automotive Technology, Industrial Technology as well as Consumer Goods and Building Technology – are represented in China. So there’s no shortage of fields to choose from. We already employ over 20,000 highly qualified associates in China – and we still need more.

To get the full information on opportunities in China, click here

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:28:10 +0200
<![CDATA[We don't see success only as a whole. Because we realise how much it depends on every individual.]]> don't see success only as a whole. Because we realise how much it depends on every individual.

As a major company we carry major responsibility. And that for every single employee. A responsibility we are happy to assume. Because ultimately it comes down to every individual creating the basis for collective success with his or her know-how and commitment. So it's up to us to foster the strengths of every individual and give them the feeling of being something quite special and also having something quite important: An attractive workplace and a dependable employer.

To see more about us, click here

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:33:37 +0200
<![CDATA[Diversity Management]]> make constructive use of differences and social variety: that is the goal of diversity management. Take a good look at a company, and you will come across the widest variety of people. They differ: not only in appearance, gender and age but in religion, sexual orientation and lifestyle.

RWE is one of Europe's biggest utilities, employing around 70,000 people. They are men and women of different age groups, differing viewpoints and beliefs, varied cultural backgrounds and different physical and intellectual skills and capacities. The markets in which RWE is engaged are multi-faceted, and so are the customers on those markets. So diversity leaves no area of business untouched.

To read more on our policies and philosophy on diversity, click here

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:36:10 +0200
<![CDATA[Warum PwC]]> schätzen unsere Mitarbeiter und bieten Ihnen wertvolle und vielfältige Perspektiven – weltweit. Wir finden, dass das Leben genauso wichtig ist wie Arbeit. Work-Life-Choice hat deshalb einen sehr hohen und „ausgezeichneten“ Stellenwert bei uns. Und außerdem können doch tausende von Bewerbern jährlich nicht irren. Informieren Sie sich hier, über das, was die Arbeit bei PwC so einzigartig macht.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 13:48:15 +0200
<![CDATA[Meet our fascinating talents at ProSieben!]]>

Wir begeistern Millionen

Wir sind die treibende Kraft in der deutschen Medienlandschaft. Mit begeisterndem Entertainment und umfangreicher Information erreichen wir täglich Millionen Menschen und setzen Themen, über die man spricht: Auf dem Schulhof, im Büro, in sozialen Netzwerken.

Wir gestalten die Zukunft

Wir bleiben niemals stehen, lieben die dynamische Veränderung. Mit Leidenschaft, professionellem Anspruch und wirtschaftlichem Sachverstand ergreifen wir Chancen und gestalten die Zukunft audiovisueller Medien zu einem noch intensiveren Erlebnis.

Starke Fernsehmarken wie SAT.1, ProSieben, kabel eins und sixx sind Grundpfeiler unseres Erfolgs. Sie sind die Basis all unserer Aktivitäten weit über das Fernsehen hinaus. Schon heute erreichen wir auch über Internet und Mobile ein Massenpublikum.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier


Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:14:17 +0200
<![CDATA[Ihre Entwicklung bei uns]]>

ProSiebenSat.1 Academy

"Entfalte Deine Möglichkeiten": Unter diesem Motto präsentiert die ProSiebenSat.1 Academy ein umfangreiches Weiterbildungsangebot für Mitarbeiter. Bei Lunch & Learn stellen Experten aus der ProSiebenSat.1 Group in der Mittagspause neue Projekte und strategische Business-Themen aus dem Konzern vor. In der Abendveranstaltung GuestSpeaker referieren bekannte externe Persönlichkeiten über aktuelle Entwicklungen und Trends.

Die MediaTrainings verbinden Theorie und Praxis. Mitarbeiter mit Expertenwissen und Kollegen, die Projekte erfolgreich geleitet haben, geben ihre Erfahrungen weiter. Themen von Onlinemarketing über Video-Advertising bis zum Projektmanagement stehen hier auf dem Plan. Darüber hinaus bieten wir unseren Mitarbeitern einen umfangreichen Weiterbildungskatalog. Er bietet Basic Trainings zu Themen wie Kommunikation, Führung, Fremdsprachen oder IT.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:17:53 +0200
<![CDATA[Diversity and Inclusion at Morgan Stanley]]> Stanley’s global leadership rests on the talent of our people, who every day advise and serve our clients in a first class way. Throughout the firm’s history, diverse and talented individuals have worked together to develop our new ideas and groundbreaking financial products.

We know that the diversity of our people is one of Morgan Stanley’s greatest strengths. To maintain our leadership, we need the broadest possible knowledge of the global markets in which we operate; that means our workforce must include the most skilled and creative individuals who represent a broad cross-section of our global community. Morgan Stanley strives to create a spirit of inclusion by bringing together and valuing dedicated professionals with diverse backgrounds, talents, perspectives, cultural identities and experiences. We encourage all of our people to bring their full selves to the table, leveraging their differences to help our firm achieve its full potential. 

This spirit of inclusion sharpens our competitive edge, fosters innovative thinking, and helps produce superior solutions for our clients. For these reasons, Morgan Stanley sees a diverse and inclusive workforce not as an obligation, but as an opportunity for our clients, shareholders and employees.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:29:20 +0200
<![CDATA[Preparing for your Interview at Morgan Stanley]]> 



You and your story

  • Before the interview, think about the impression you want to make with the interviewers.
  • Know your resume inside-out - always maintain eye contact with your interviewer and never look down at your resume during the interview.
  • Understand what professionals at your level in the industry do. Read resources like WetFeet and Vault. Ask questions of school team members during the recruiting season.
  • Use examples from past experiences to demonstrate why you would be the ideal candidate for the role for which you are applying. Highlight sales and trading experience, Wall Street expertise and your familiarity with our firm.
  • Be a quick thinker and demonstrate mathematical and analytical skills proficiencies.

Know your interests

  • If you are drawn to a quantitative role, demonstrate your quantitative capabilities.
  • If you are drawn to Prime Brokerage, have an understanding of the basics of hedge funds, how they are different from mutual funds, what strategies hedge funds employ and a general history of hedge funds.
  • Be awake, enthusiastic, ready and energized.
  • Be concise and compelling.
  • Be genuine and stay true to yourself.
  • PRACTICE! Sit down with a friend and run through mock interviews. Get comfortable speaking about yourself.
Prior to your interview, think of approximately five solid questions to ask the interviewer that are relevant to the business. Avoid generic questions such as, "What is the culture like at Morgan Stanley?"

The Firm

  • Know our history.
  • Know our principles and values.
  • Understand how Morgan Stanley is organized - e.g. Institutional Securities, MSSB and Asset Management, include S&T, IBD, GCM, etc. This will help you understand the business as an aggregate.
  • Know the firm's management and key senior leaders.
  • Have a sense of the firm's performance this year.
  • Know how the firm performed relative to competition.

All the information needed for above can be found on,, Google, CNBC, Bloomberg, Bloomberg TV, Wikipedia,, etc.

The Markets

  • Read: WSJ, A & C sections (front page); Economist (a few articles each week).
  • Understand what's going on in the markets.
  • Stay up-to-date with financial news.
  • Know about the financial reform bill.
  • Know about the financial crisis: what happened and why? It is the easiest way to demonstrate interest in our specific market.
  • Choose one or two areas of the market that you can discuss with specific knowledge and enthusiasm. No one expects a candidate to be on top of all areas of markets, finance and economics.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:32:31 +0200
<![CDATA[Bank Resource Management Analyst Program]]>







My department is responsible for… 
lending and borrowing securities to help large investors carry out their investment strategies, while we manage Morgan Stanley’s total exposure to the different firms we trade with. In BRM we work with the world’s largest hedge funds, mutual fund managers, banks and institutional investors. Every day we’re buying and selling stocks, options and bonds to help finance our clients and our own firm.

I selected Bank Resource Management because… 
it provides great exposure to both the market and the funding side of the business. I’m very interested in working with hedge funds and learning how to deal with people effectively and build client relationships. At the same time I can expand my knowledge of the financial markets through trading.

As a Bank Resource Management Analyst… 
it’s very important to have not only strong analytical skills but also to write and speak clearly. Once you're here, you’ll learn a variety of trade structures, collateral types and pricing formats, and how to use these to meet client demand while we manage the firm’s own funding. I’ve also learned how we lend to hedge fund clients and how the various desks provide funding for the firm.

A typical day… 
starts at 6:30 a.m.—over my first cup of coffee I begin by reviewing overnight trade activity and market updates, or speaking with lenders to understand trends across the different securities we’re holding. Throughout the afternoon, depending on where I’m needed most, I may be helping with loans to hedge fund clients making short sales. After the markets close I compile end-of-day wrap-ups to note the daily activities, manage our books, and follow up with clients on unresolved issues, ending with a real feeling of accomplishment.

Many Bank Resource Management Analysts go on to… 
try new challenges on the variety of desks across BRM or within the larger Sales & Trading division. My hope is that at the end of the two-year Analyst program I’ll be promoted to build my career as an Associate within BRM or the firm—and then maybe move even higher.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:38:13 +0200
<![CDATA[The Graystone Consulting Process]]> Graystone Consulting Process

We follow a disciplined process of investment consulting advice developed from decades of experience delivering institutional consulting.

Assessment of organization's goals, objectives and mission

  • Evaluation of your asset structure and the liability-management requirements of your mission
  • Cash-flow analysis to support your budgeting process

Development of an "Investment Policy Statement"

  • Analysis of your asset and liability requirements
  • Creation of investment-manager guidelines and monitoring technique

Asset-Allocation Study

  • Forward-looking, dynamic portfolio-construction recommendations and probability analysis
  • Policy-compliance evaluation of your current portfolio construction

Investment Manager Evaluation

  • Applied research and evaluation of managers (including alternative investments)
  • Trading and execution evaluation of managers and conflict-of-interest analysis

Reporting and Communications

  • Custody services and review of performance-measurement and monitoring services
  • Educational presentations to facilitate complete understanding of the results

Ongoing review and monitoring

  • Portfolio rebalancing
  • Investment Policy Statement compliance
  • Support for outsourced accounting, fundraising and philanthropic services

Investing in alternative investments is speculative, not suitable for all clients, and intended for experienced and sophisticated investors who are willing to bear the high economic risks of the investment, which can include loss of all or a substantial portion of the investment due to leveraging, short-selling or other speculative investment practices, lack of liquidity in that there may be no secondary market for the fund and none expected to develop, volatility of returns, restrictions on transferring interests in the fund, potential lack of diversification and resulting higher risk due to concentration of trading authority with a single advisor, absence of information regarding valuations and pricing, delays in tax reporting; less regulation and higher fees than mutual funds, and advisor risk.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:43:27 +0200
<![CDATA[Risiken zu managen is unsere Stärke]]>ückversicherung, Erstversicherung und Munich Health – auf diesen drei Säulen basiert unser integriertes Geschäftsmodell. Weltweit übernehmen wir Risiken unterschiedlichster Komplexität und Ausprägung. Erfahrung, Finanzkraft, Effizienz und ein erstklassiger Service machen uns zum ersten Ansprechpartner in allen Fragen rund ums Risiko. Dabei legen wir höchsten Wert auf ein enges und vertrauensvolles Verhältnis zu unseren Kunden.

Munich Re steht für ausgeprägte Lösungsexpertise, konsequentes Risikomanagement, finanzielle Stabilität und große Kundennähe. Im Geschäftsjahr 2010 erzielte die Gruppe einen Gewinn von 2,43 Mrd. €. Ihre Beitragseinnahmen beliefen sich auf 45,5 Mrd. €. Sie ist in allen Versicherungssparten aktiv und mit rund 47.000 Mitarbeitern auf allen Kontinenten vertreten.


Mit Beitragseinnahmen von rund 23,6 Mrd. € allein aus der Rückversicherung ist Munich Re einer der weltweit führenden Rückversicherer. Besonders wenn Lösungen für komplexe Risiken gefragt sind, ist Munich Re ein gesuchter Ansprechpartner. Das globale und lokale Knowhow unserer knapp 11.400 Mitarbeiterinnen und Mitarbeiter in der Rückversicherung ist einzigartig. Munich Re legt dazu hohen Wert auf Kundenservice, der regelmäßig mit Bestnoten bewertet wird.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:45:12 +0200
<![CDATA[Arbeiten bei Munich Re]]> qualifizierte und motivierte Mitarbeiter sind eine zentrale Voraussetzung für unseren Geschäftserfolg. Dabei ist für ein global agierendes Unternehmen wie Munich Re eine international ausgerichtete Personalarbeit essenziell. Über eine geschäfts- und leistungsorientierte Unternehmens- und Führungskultur fördern wir bei unseren Mitarbeitern die Bereitschaft für Veränderung, Leistung und Weiterbildung.

Derzeit sind rund 45.000 Mitarbeiter bei Munich Re beschäftigt: mehr als 11.000 in der Rückversicherung, über 30.000 in der Erstversicherung und fast 800 im Asset Management (Stand 2013). Jeder einzelne von ihnen sichert mit seiner Kompetenz, seiner Leistungsbereitschaft und seinem Engagement unseren Erfolg. Daher investieren wir konsequent in die Entwicklung unserer Mitarbeiter und bieten ihnen gleiche Chancen sowie erstklassige Arbeitsbedingungen. Denn wir wollen die besten Mitarbeiter für das weltweite Geschäft mit Chancen und Risiken begeistern. Dass man gerne bei uns arbeitet, zeigt unsere konstant niedrige Fluktuationsquote von rund 3 % am Standort München.

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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:47:40 +0200
<![CDATA[Meet Sam Ansari, Scientist]]>

After initially starting university as a Medical student, Sam earned his PhD combining Computer Science and Biology before joining PMI in 2007. He was impressed by our cutting-edge laboratories and experiments, but they were not his primary reason for choosing PMI. “I chose PMI because they provide you with so many opportunities, and it’s a great choice for my future.”

“I’m happy to come in to work every day. I’m an integral part of a team and I know we’re appreciated.”

As a Scientist in our Computational Science and Bioinformatics division, Sam works on multiple projects that combine his knowledge in both areas. “Biology produces a lot of data,” he explains. “You can’t just look at an Excel sheet and know what it means. You have to analyze that data.” The process requires constant contact with our R&D Headquarters in Neuchâtel, Switzerland. Sam’s team plans and performs experiments that are within the scope of PMI R&D. Often, problem solving the requirements of an experiment is a long and complicated process, but Sam finds the work fascinating. “The rewarding part of the job is that you really see the outcome, you’re not just programming software without a clue what they do with it.”

Sam feels that PMI truly invests in him as an employee. “There are all kinds of opportunities to develop your skills. I know if I want to learn about something, PMI will be behind me.” He describes himself as a perpetual student of the world, and has his sights set on tackling statistics. When asked what the best thing is about his job, Sam answers, “I’m happy to come in to work every day. I'm an integral part of a team and I know we’re appreciated.” It is a job with a lot of responsibilities, but he has yet to meet his match. Looking for yours? Come join our team.

Sam Ansari was born in Tehran and moved to Germany with his family when he was seven years old. He is a former international TaeKwonDo champion and he loves to travel with his wife. Meet other people from Research and Development.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 14:50:24 +0200
<![CDATA[Philip Morris on developing novel tobacco products that will reduce the health risks]]> reduction is a policy approach to a harmful activity which seeks to reduce the harm caused by the activity rather than to prevent the activity itself.  As applied to smoking and tobacco use, harm reduction is most commonly used to refer to the objective of modifying conventional tobacco products and/or developing novel tobacco products that will reduce the risk of tobacco-related diseases. 

Harm reduction policies are based on the view acknowledged by virtually all public health organizations that tobacco use will continue well into the future. As the UN stated in 2004, even assuming current rates of decline in consumption, “the number of tobacco users would still be expected to increase to 1.46 billion by 2025.”

The recognition that people will continue to smoke has led many public health authorities to the conclusion that developing tobacco products that have a reduced risk of causing disease is a crucial element of tobacco policy. This is contrasted with those groups who take an abstinence-based approach that focuses solely on preventing people from beginning to use tobacco products and encouraging people to quit using tobacco products. 

Click here to read more.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:20:51 +0200
<![CDATA[International Opportunities at Phillip Morris]]>
Kildine Pache



A World of Opportunities 

We are an international company with offices in over 60 countries around the globe, and we sell our products in approximately 160 markets. But we offer more than that. We support international assignments and collaboration with global project teams, because learning about other cultures is one of the best ways for our employees to expand their horizons and enrich their careers. We believe that diverse experiences give our people the chance to understand our business in a more complete way.



Even working in your home country can be an exciting multicultural experience. Because our employees represent more than 100 different nationalities and speak over 80 languages, teams often consist of members with an array of backgrounds and experiences. For this reason, we can say that PMI is truly a global team.

 To learn more click here.
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:23:11 +0200
<![CDATA[Bei uns ist alles groß. Auch Ihre Chancen.]]>

Wir sind das führende Chemieunternehmen der Welt, weil bei uns die besten Teams intelligente Lösungen bieten – für unsere Kunden und für eine nachhaltige Zukunft. Dazu vernetzen und fördern wir Menschen mit den unterschiedlichsten Talenten, Qualifikationen und Berufen weltweit. Das eröffnet Ihnen vielfältige Entwicklungschancen, denn Sie können bei uns Ihr gesamtes Potenzial ausschöpfen.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:24:48 +0200
<![CDATA[Career Paths at Schneider Electric]]>

Challenge yourself with demanding projects

Possible jobs:

  • Logistics and Supply Chain
  • Purchasing
  • Plant management
  • Manufacturing
  • Methods and maintenance
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Quality
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:35:13 +0200
<![CDATA[Wen wir suchen]]> Sie zu uns? Finden Sie es heraus!

Detaillierte Anforderungsprofile finden Sie direkt in unseren Stellenangeboten. Darüber hinaus finden Sie hier allgemeine Informationen über die besten Voraussetzungen für einen optimalen Start bei Ernst & Young als Absolvent sowie zu oder nach Ihrer Ausbildung.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:36:18 +0200
<![CDATA[Committed to a better planet]]> to a better planet
  Energy is the biggest challenge for our generation and those yet to come. At Schneider Electric, together we can make a difference each and every day.

Our world is at a turning point:

  • Demand for energy is set to explode, particularly in the booming new economies.
  • Yet even today, electricity is not readily available to 1.6 billion people.
  • The continued exploitation of fossil fuels remains a threat to the planet.

As the global specialist in energy management, we believe our company can make a difference:

  • By helping to reduce energy consumption in the Northern Hemisphere to curb carbon emissions through our energy efficiency solutions.
  • By enabling the poorest regions of the world to gain access to safe, reliable electricity through supply of equipment, training and funds. For example, more than 2,300 young people are currently in training in 22 countries.

To read more about our philosophy, click here

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:36:40 +0200
<![CDATA[Unsere Arbeitsweise]]>Über Ernst & Young

Ernst & Young mit Sitz in Stuttgart ist einer der Marktführer in der Wirtschaftsprüfung, Steuerberatung, Transaktionsberatung sowie in den Advisory Services. Unsere rund 6.900 Mitarbeiter sind durch gemeinsame Werte und unseren hohen Qualitätsanspruch verbunden.

Gemeinsam mit den rund 152.000 Kollegen der internationalen Ernst & Young-Organisation betreuen wir unsere Mandanten überall auf der Welt. Das gemeinsame Ziel aller Mitarbeiter ist es, unter Einsatz all ihrer Ressourcen, Fähigkeiten und Kompetenzen das Potenzial unserer Mandanten zu entfalten.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:38:10 +0200
<![CDATA[The essential brick between energy production and energy usage]]>

What we do

We help people and organisations make the most of their energy

As the global specialist in energy management, our company takes on the challenge of transforming the way people and organisations use energy.

We are the essential brick between energy production and energy usage.

We make electricity available for both individuals and organisations. We make it reliable and safe to usethanks to our wide range of electrical distribution and critical power and cooling solutions.

To read futher please click here.
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:38:10 +0200
<![CDATA[Who is the world leader in digital security?]]> PEOPLE

In a highly competitive and ever changing marketplace, it is essential for Nagra Kudelski to provide its clients with the most advanced technologies available. To achieve this objective, we can count on the support of the dedicated and talented people we employ in all areas of our business.

We already have a solid base of core skills in the development and deployment of advanced conditional access solutions. But we want to continue to expand our skills, which is why we strive to identify and recruit the best experts in this type of technology, as well as in newer areas of the digital television ecosystem such as mobile and Internet television, interactivity and home device networking.


Our fundamental aim in terms of human resources is to have on board the most qualified people to anticipate and meet customer requirements, enabling our company to react rapidly and efficiently to market developments. For example, within the research & development teams and the customer service and support groups, the company has a large cross-section of highly skilled software developers, architects and engineers, engaged in refining and deploying some of the most sophisticated technologies in the world.


We recently introduced a new performance development system designed to measure our employees’ performance versus objectives, as well as rating proficiency against company-wide core competencies and technical skills. It also establishes development plans that help our people improve their on-the-job performance. Beyond performance and development, the new system provides a solid base to look at succession planning and drive recruiting strategies.


The rapid growth of our company has created new needs in terms of training. Alongside continuous staff training in our ever changing technologies and products, we have launched an extensive program of new courses in the areas of soft-skill/competency training, including but not limited to leadership, communications and creativity. Furthermore, we continue to focus our training efforts on important functional areas such as account and project/program management.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:44:31 +0200
<![CDATA[Unsere Kultur]]> ist Fresenius

So eigenständig unsere Unternehmensbereiche sind, so prägt doch eine gemeinsame Kultur unsere Arbeit und Organisation. Diese äußert sich vor allem in einem starken Gestaltungswillen: Als „Unternehmer im Unternehmen“ sehen wir Chancen und gehen Herausforderungen aktiv an – zum Wohle unserer Patienten und für unseren eigenen unternehmerischen Erfolg.

Wir machen uns stark – für Menschen und die Gesundheit

Weltweit engagieren sich bei Fresenius mehr als 140.000 Mitarbeiter auf fünf Kontinenten für die gesundheitliche Versorgung teils schwerkranker Menschen. Und auch wir als Arbeitgeber engagieren uns für unsere Mitarbeiter.

Wir fördern sie gezielt – ihre Talente, Qualifikationen und Entwicklungschancen – und das nicht nur mit „Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen“, sondern indem wir berufsbegleitendes lebenslanges Lernen unterstützen und die Arbeitsfähigkeit aller unserer Mitarbeiter erhalten. Denn wir sind davon überzeugt, dass wir die Lebensqualität unserer Patienten nur dann nachhaltig verbessern können, wenn alle unsere Mitarbeiter das Rüstzeug für die Bewältigung der aktuellen Aufgaben und Herausforderungen der Zukunft haben.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:46:52 +0200
<![CDATA[A world leader in digital security]]>

A world leader in digital security

With sales now having broken through the symbolic one billion Swiss francs mark, the Kudelski Group has confirmed its long-term leadership role in its core businesses of digital television, public access control and audio products.

The digital television market, which is the main focus of the Kudelski Group’s activities, is growing rapidly and the Group is well positioned to seize the multiple opportunities opening up across the globe. Today, digital television is accessible via many different kinds of support systems, including satellite, cable, internet and mobile phone networks. The Kudelski Group offers integrated solutions for all these systems, providing proven added value for its customers operating on all five continents. The Group’s solutions not only deliver full content security but also enable content to be organized, enriched and managed while offering attractive and easy-to-install interfaces for the end-user.


The Kudelski Group is a world leader in digital security and convergent media solutions for the delivery of digital and interactive content. Its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenue of content owners and service providers for digital television and interactive applications across broadcast, broadband and mobile delivery networks.

The Group is also a world leader in the area of access control and management of people or vehicles to sites and events.

In addition, Kudelski offers professional recorders and high-end hi-fi products.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:50:19 +0200
<![CDATA[Vergütung und Leistungen]]> Engagement zahlt sich aus

Bei aller Globalität verlieren wir nie den Blick für die Leistungen des einzelnen Mitarbeiters. Grund genug für uns, genauer hinzuschauen und besonderen Einsatz besonders zu honorieren. Vergütung bedeutet bei Fresenius mehr als eine Überweisung am Ende des Monats.

Vielmehr nutzen wir vielfältige Vergütungsmodelle, um den individuellen Bedürfnissen unserer Mitarbeiter gerecht zu werden. Zusätzlich zu Ihrem Gehalt bietet Fresenius eine Vielzahl weiterer finanzieller Anreize, die je nach Land, Funktion oder Gesellschaft unterschiedlich ausgestaltet sind. Darüber hinaus bieten wir attraktive Rentenmodelle und unterstützen Eltern finanziell bei der Kinderbetreuung.

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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:52:56 +0200
<![CDATA[Mehr erwarten]]> mit allem gerechnet?

Zusammenarbeit. Pioniergeist. Zielorientierung: mehr Lebensqualität für den Menschen. Das sind unsere Stärken. Sie haben ihre Wurzeln in gemeinsamen Werten, die unser Denken und Handeln bestimmen: Mut, Leistung, Verantwortung, Respekt, Integrität und Transparenz. 

Zusammen schaffen sie ein Umfeld, in dem Eigeninitiative, Kreativität und Kundenorientierung gelebt werden können. Wenn Sie zu Merck kommen, arbeiten Sie in starken, interdisziplinären Teams. Ihre Ideen sind bei uns immer willkommen. Wir hören Ihnen zu, geben Ihnen den Freiraum, den Sie für optimale Ergebnisse brauchen, und vertrauen auf Ihr Potenzial, vorausschauende Antworten und kreative Lösungen zu finden. Wenn wir Sie neugierig gemacht haben, mehr zu erfahren, wie das Unternehmen tickt, empfehlen wir Ihnen die Lektüre von „Der Merck Weg“

Wir sind zukunftsorientiert und wollen weiter wachsen – als das familiär geprägte Unternehmen, das wir seit jeher sind. Wir schätzen unsere Mitarbeiter und wissen, dass sich Zufriedenheit am Arbeitsplatz in guter Leistung widerspiegelt. Hier erfahren Sie, was Sie als Bewerber mitbringen sollten und wie wir Sie langfristig von uns als Arbeitgeber überzeugen wollen.
Fri, 28 Oct 2011 17:58:35 +0200
<![CDATA[Absolventen]]> Teamgeist groß geworden?

Ihre Ausbildung, Ihr Studium oder Ihre Promotion haben Sie erfolgreich geschafft. Machen Sie jetzt das Beste aus Ihrem hart erarbeiteten Abschluss – in einem Umfeld, das Ihren Beitrag wertschätzt und Ihre Leistung angemessen belohnt. 

Bei Merck stehen Ihnen quer durch alle Tätigkeitsbereiche vielfältige Möglichkeiten offen. In kurzer Zeit werden Sie Teil eines internationalen Teams – mitten in der Rhein-Main-Region oder an einem unserer kleineren Standorte in Deutschland. Sie arbeiten in einem inspirierenden Umfeld an der Seite von hoch motivierten Kollegen, mit deren Hilfe Sie Ihre theoretischen Kenntnisse und praktischen Fähigkeiten vertiefen. Ihr Weg bei Merck kann auch ins Ausland führen und Ihren Horizont so zusätzlich erweitern. 

Mit einem abgeschlossenen Studium stehen Ihnen Positionen in vielen Bereichen offen, darunter Technik, Accounting & Controlling, Corporate Information Services oder Inhouse Consulting. 

Aber egal, wo Sie bei uns einsteigen: Sie leisten von Anfang an einen wichtigen Beitrag und werden dabei von erfahrenen Kollegen eingearbeitet und unterstützt. 

Fortbildungsseminare vermitteln zusätzliche Einblicke in Ihr Tätigkeitsfeld und bereiten Sie darauf vor, zunehmend mehr Verantwortung für Aufgaben und Projekte zu übernehmen.

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:04:31 +0200
<![CDATA[Fabasoft Academy]]> Fabasoft Academy begleitet die Fabasoft Mitarbeiter ab dem ersten Arbeitstag.

In modular aufgebauten Ausbildungsprogrammen lernen die Fabasoft Mitarbeiter, abgestimmt auf das jeweilige Berufsfeld, Fabasoft kennen. Im Basismodul erhalten neue Mitarbeiter grundlegende Informationen zu den Produkten und Dienstleistungen, sowie Informationsprozessen und Ressourcen. Den jeweiligen Tätigkeitsbereichen entsprechend stehen weitere fachspezifische Ausbildungsprogramme zur Verfügung. 

Lifelong Learning

ist die Devise für Fabasoft Mitarbeiter.
Die Fabasoft Academy bietet individuell auf die Bedürfnisse abgestimmte Trainings.

Hier nur einige Fixpunkte aus dem vielfältigen Seminarangebot:

  • Zertifizierung zum Projektmanager
  • Zertifizierung zum SCRUM-Master
  • Zertifizierung zum Product Owner
  • Fachspezifisches Training von technischem Know-how
  • Führungskräfte Training
  • Training von Präsentationstechniken
  • Fremdsprachen Trainings


Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:06:10 +0200
<![CDATA[Praktikum]]> Sie sich für Marken und deren Auftritt begeistern, ein kreatives Agenturumfeld lieben und mit Herz und Verstand bei der Sache sind, dann sind Sie bei MetaDesign genau richtig!

Wir bieten in allen Bereichen unserer Agentur drei- bis sechsmonatige Praktika an.
Praktikanten erhalten bei uns monatlich € 600 brutto und haben zwei Tage Urlaub pro Monat. Die Betreuung unserer Praktikanten liegt uns sehr am Herzen – nicht zuletzt weil wir bei Einstellungen gerne auf erprobten, talentierten und engagierten Nachwuchs setzen. Während Ihres Praktikums arbeiten Sie in den Projekten voll mit. Dafür ist fundiertes Fachwissen unerlässlich, deshalb sollten Sie in Ihrem Studium bereits weit vorangeschritten sein.

Rechts finden Sie detaillierte Aufgabenbeschreibungen und Anforderungen zu den jeweiligen Einsatzbereichen. Falls Sie noch weitere Fragen haben, können Sie uns gerne telefonisch oder per E-Mail kontaktieren. Wir freuen uns auf Ihre Bewerbung!


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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:11:15 +0200
<![CDATA[Erfolgreich bewerben bei Hays]]> Thema "Erfolgreich bewerben" gibt es zahllose Bücher und Publikationen, die viele Jobsuchende allein schon durch die Masse ihrer Ratschläge abschrecken. Um Ihnen die Bewerbung möglichst einfach zu machen, haben wir Ihnen ein paar nützliche Tipps für eine erfolgreiche Bewerbung bei uns zusammengestellt. Wenn Sie diese beachten, sind Sie schon einen großen Schritt weiter.

Wir bei Hays haben da ein ganz einfaches Prinzip: Ein individuelles Anschreiben, ein kurzer prägnanter Lebenslauf, vollständige Zeugnisse und ein aussagekräftiges Foto sind die zentralen Bestandteile einer erfolgreichen Bewerbung bei uns.

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Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:12:49 +0200
<![CDATA[Ihre Karriereperspektiven]]> Hays erwarten Sie neben spannenden und abwechslungsreichen Aufgaben auch ausgezeichnete Entwicklungs- und Karrierechancen im Wachstumsmarkt hochqualifizierter Experten. Wenn Sie eine offene, kommunikative Art haben, ambitioniert und vertriebsaffin sind, dann stehen Ihre Karrierechancen in unserem Haus sehr gut.

Leistung lohnt sich

Wir glauben bei Hays an zwei grundlegende Prinzipien: Leistung und Fairness. Wir erwarten von unseren Mitarbeitern Ehrgeiz und Begeisterung für eine anspruchsvolle Vertriebstätigkeit. Dieser Einsatz soll sich für Sie aber auch auszahlen. Wir bieten Ihnen einen attraktiven Jahresverdienst, der aus einem fixen und einem variablen Anteil besteht und mit Ihrem Erfolg und Ihrer Verantwortung schnell wachsen kann.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:16:11 +0200
<![CDATA[Personalentwicklung – praxisnah und integriert]]>

Unseren Mitarbeitern nachhaltigen Erfolg zu ermöglichen und sie entsprechend zu entwickeln, ist Kern unserer Personalentwicklung. Unser Personalentwicklungsmodell stellt hierzu die richtigen Weichen. Denn es bietet eine Plattform, in der alle Maßnahmen eng mit den Anforderungen der Praxis verzahnt sowie die Grundlagen für ein integriertes Talent Management gelegt sind.

Weitere Informationen findest du hier

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:18:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Die Testimonialkampagne der Metro Group]]>"Wir setzen auf Frauen in Führungspositionen" - unter diesem Motto hat die METRO GROUP Anfang September den ersten Baustein ihrer umfassenden Employer-Branding-Kampagne in Deutschland gestartet. Ziel des Handelskonzerns ist es, anhand von weiblichen Führungskräften seine Position als internationaler und vielfältiger Arbeitgeber zu verdeutlichen. Gleichzeitig will die METRO GROUP im Rahmen der Kampagne verstärkt weibliche Fach- und Führungskräfte auf die attraktiven Einstiegs- und Karrieremöglichkeiten im Konzern aufmerksam machen und für eine Karriere im Handel begeistern.


Albina Labashova 
"Ich habe immer ein bisschen Obst im Haus. Durchschnittlich ungefähr 17,5 Tonnen." 
  • Funktion: Regionale Vertriebschefin
  • Geschäftsbereich: Metro Cash & Carry Russland
  • Standort: Moskau, Russland


Weitere Informationen findest du hier


Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:24:21 +0200
<![CDATA[If you are a graduate...]]> Barilla we recruit from all degrees into all of our business areas and job families. And we are interested in you, as an individual, first. We are looking for new graduates who share our culture of personal initiative, courage, intellectual curiosity and passion, and who strive to become the best at what they love doing most.

From day one, you can make a difference in a real job environment. You will be given the opportunity to carve out a career that reflects your strengths and career aspirations, and leave your imprint on the Barilla of the future.

Find out more here

Fri, 28 Oct 2011 18:30:17 +0200
<![CDATA[Trainings as essential part of Kongsberg experience]]>

Kongsberg Automotive (KA) draws up annual training plans. The most important source of new knowledge for KA employees will be ‘on the job training’, including coaching and follow-up by a manager or other co-workers.

  • All employees have a description of their own job and an evaluation of their own competence in relation to the requirements that apply to that job. Any gaps are filled through in-house and external courses, ‘on the job training’ and more formal external measures.
  • KA practises life-long learning. Knowledge acquired at school is considered to have a ‘shelf life’, and must be maintained.
  • We make it possible for co-workers to master their own jobs, at the same time as we offer training for other responsibilities. This promotes flexibility, cooperation and understanding, and helps prevent injuries due to stress and strain.
To get more information on training click here
Mon, 31 Oct 2011 08:44:54 +0100
<![CDATA[Fully engaged people]]>

People at Infineon

Infineon is a global high-tech company with highly skilled and fully engaged peole. We work together across international boundaries in every day life in order to achieve the best. It is our employees' deep and diverse knowledge which enables us to drive innovative solutions in order to master the challenges ahead in the semiconductor industry.


Wed, 02 Nov 2011 10:06:14 +0100
<![CDATA[This is how we do it!]]>

Beside relevant concepts for society and for our company - i.e. Diversity,  Responsibility or our idea of Sustainability - the Infineon Values symbolize our „spirit” – both internally as well as with external partners. They constitute an important part of our corporate identity.

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 10:24:19 +0100
<![CDATA[Develop your career]]>

Graduates and Professionals

You are highly qualified and dedicated. Are you curious, and keen to work on leading-edge technologies and world-class products in an international company? If so, you are the right person for our team. In the following pages, you will find out more about the various starting options at Infineon. Whether you join us to begin your career, whether you already have professional experience, or join us as a member of one of our talent programs, we are looking forward to getting to know you.

Direct Entry

As a leading company in the international semiconductor industry, Infineon offers the challenging and innovative environment you are looking for. Within our professional teams, you can prove your skills and make use of your expertise.

In exchange, we provide you with excellent working conditions and a variety of possibilities to develop your career In order to learn more about our company and offers, please see the information about Working at Infineon and also visit the Infineon Institute for Learning & Development.

Do you want to become a member of the Infineon team? The overview of our Functional Areas will help you to find the right area.

To know more on how to apply click here

Wed, 02 Nov 2011 10:38:35 +0100
<![CDATA[The Novo Nordisk Way]]> Novo Nordisk Way is a document intended and written for employees in Novo Nordisk. However, we are proud of the promises we make and would like to share this insight with a broader audience.

The Novo Nordisk Way describes who we are, where we want to go and how we work.

Its origin can be traced back to when the company was founded in the 1920s although at that time we did not have a name for it. Since then our company has developed in a way that our founders couldn't have imagined. Today, we are leaders in our fields, we have become a truly global company and millions of patients all over the world rely on our products every day to ensure their health and well-being. And all along we stayed true to the values that have helped bring us this far.

The Novo Nordisk Way sets direction for and applies to all employees in Novo Nordisk. It is a promise we make to each other - and to our stakeholders outside the company. Each and every employee is responsible for acting in accordance with the Novo Nordisk Way - and to help each other understand what it means in practice.

To read more about the Novo Nordisk Way, click here

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:41:10 +0100
<![CDATA[Best Business Climate in the World]]> in Novo Nordisk’s corporate headquarters in Denmark offers an exciting cultural experience, in a country that has the best business climate in the world - according to the US business magazine Forbes.

If you are going to move to Denmark to work at Novo Nordisk, you will be guided and supported by experienced consultants from our Global Mobility Support team.

Novo Nordisk in Denmark
Novo Nordisk is one of the largest companies in Denmark. Around 40% of all our employees work in Denmark. We have a good reputation with healthcare professionals and the general public and we are regarded as an attractive workplace. 

Our corporate headquarters are located in Bagsvaerd, a north western suburb of Copenhagen. It has excellent train and bus links to the centre of Copenhagen and is close to Copenhagen airport – approximately 30 minutes by car.

To read more about life at Novo Nordisk, click here

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 10:54:24 +0100
<![CDATA[They are willing to invest a lot in me]]>

“My experience as a student at Novo Nordisk is that they are willing to invest a lot in me. The balance of how much I am involved in tasks is exactly right - I can give something back to the company and make a difference without compromising my studies.”

Coming back for more

I first applied for a student position at Novo Nordisk when I had just completed my basic education in Business Studies at the age of 20. I was part of a programme that found work experience placements for Danish students in different countries. I interviewed with four companies in the UK, but after my interview with Novo Nordisk I was hooked. I realised that I wouldn’t be seen as ‘cheap labour’ but as an asset that deserved investment! I realised then, as we discussed the long-term horizon, that my future was with Novo Nordisk.

I spent the next 2 years in the UK office in their Operations and Finance department. For me, it was almost like a ‘semi-degree’ in accounting. When I returned to Denmark I began my bachelor’s degree. Six months later I again applied for a student position with Novo Nordisk, this time in the Research and Development department in Gentofte where I worked on an IT system for their Balanced Scorecard. On average I worked 15 hours a week, but the company was very flexible so if I had exams I worked less but between exams I worked a little more. I was impressed at how accommodating the company was to my needs.

I am now 6 months into my third student placement with Novo Nordisk! These last few months in the Corporate Financial Planning department have been a steep learning curve for me and now I am looking forward to giving something back to the company in the coming months and years.

Click here to read the rest of Rasmus' story.

Thu, 17 Nov 2011 11:07:12 +0100
<![CDATA[People who enjoy coming to work]]> WORK ENVIRONMENT

A setting that opens possibilities.
Lockheed Martin has a positive energy culture with an exciting and supportive environment. You'll work with people who enjoy coming to work…and having fun while they're at it. In benchmarking our employee surveys with other companies, Lockheed Martin's work environment ranks as a competitive advantage. This includes:

• Commitment to Ethics
• Project Significance
• Quality of People
• Inclusive Work Environment
• Work/Life Balance
• Corporate Citizenship
• Safety and Health

Commitment to Ethics.
It's important to join a company that stands for the highest ethical standards. It matters to everyone - you as an employee and your family, our business partners and our customers. We are committed to honesty and fairness, providing a safe and healthy environment and treating everyone with dignity and respect.

Project Significance.
Our employees have opportunities to work on projects of technical and national significance, serving as members of high-performing teams led by some of the industry's top experts. Our company history spans the better part of a century shaping cutting-edge achievements and solutions. Lockheed Martin employees continue to be at the forefront of the most advanced initiatives that are changing the world, exploring our universe and preserving our freedom.

To read more about what it's like to work at Lockheed Martin, click here

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:14:43 +0100
<![CDATA[A total person]]> BALANCE

Because you are defined not only by what you do to make a living, but also what you do to live.
You are a total person. That means it's important to encourage policies and programs that accommodate both your professional and personal needs. To reward you for giving your time, energy and full commitment to the company, we provide you and your family with programs that enhance your well-being and help meet personal commitments. Some of those programs include:

• Flexible and Alternative Work Schedules
• Telecommuting
Tuition Assistance
• Employee Assistance Program & Family Resource Program to help resolve personal issues (Lifematters)
• Fitness Centers (or fitness reimbursement) at some locations
• Leave for birth/adoption of a child
• Same Sex Domestic Partner Benefits
• Adoption Assistance
• Lockheed Martin Scholarship Fund
• College & Matching Gifts Program

To read more about what we offer, click here

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:17:42 +0100


What's Total Value? It means not only weighing the tangibles that a company offers - such as job salaries, high caliber work and career choices, development opportunities and more - but also the intangibles, like its commitment to integrity, support for the diversity of its people and contributions to the communities it serves.

To read more about this click here

Fri, 18 Nov 2011 11:22:00 +0100
<![CDATA[We Aim to Nurture Entrepreneurship]]>

What You Can Expect

At SGS, we place particular importance on our people.

Whichever path you choose to take with us, you can expect the freedom to develop your career and the support with which to do it. With SGS, you will receive ongoing training, support and development to enhance your potential at every stage of your career, guided by our strong core values of integrity and innovation. We offer ample opportunities for international mobility through our global network.

We aim to nurture entrepreneurship in an environment which relies less on hierarchy and more on the drive and passion to succeed.

To read more about some of the many different opportunities that we offer across our business lines, click here

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 14:51:51 +0100
<![CDATA[A Range of Attractive Benefits]]>

Employee Benefits and Policies

To complement our competitive remuneration, we also offer a range of attractive benefits designed to enhance the compensation of our employees. With ten lines of business in 140 countries across eight regions, our benefits may vary from one location to another. Yet we always seek to provide benefits for our employees that are competitive and appropriate to their industry, wherever they are in the world.

Our benefits

Our benefits reflect both the talents and skills that our employees bring to their activities and the market conditions in-country. The significant contributions that our employees make to the success of SGS are recognized and rewarded through performance-related pay, variable remuneration and incentive plans. Our offering of employee benefits will typically include retirement plans and medical and health care coverage.

To read more about the benefits we offer and our policies, please click here

Tue, 17 Jan 2012 15:02:31 +0100
<![CDATA[Traineeprogramme bei Fresenius – ein Einstieg, der sich lohnt!]]>

Traineeprogramme bei Fresenius – ein Einstieg, der sich lohnt!

Zusammen mit HR-Experten anderer großer Unternehmen stand Markus Olbert, Senior Vice President HR bei Fresenius, den Besuchern des letztjährigen Absolventenkongresses im Rahmen einer Podiumsdiskussion Rede und Antwort. Dabei ging es rund um den Einstieg in ein Großunternehmen als Trainee. Eine Zusammenfassung der wichtigsten Fragen und Antworten haben wir für Sie in dem folgenden Clip zusammengestellt.

Hier erfahren Sie weitere Details zum Thema Traineeprogramme bei Fresenius.

Wed, 01 Feb 2012 10:38:31 +0100
<![CDATA[Go your own way (and we’ll be your guide)]]> you join DSM, you can be sure that your career is going to be far more than the industry standard. We promise that you’ll learn new skills. Expand your horizons. And develop talents you may not even know you had...

Some companies spoon-feed their employees and impose a rigid structure on them. DSM is different. Take the way we treat our graduate entrants, for example. From day one, you are a vital part of our team, with a genuine voice and a real influence on how things are done.

But you won’t be on your own. We will support you through a comprehensive career management program – the DSM Business Academy (see below) – that offers effective support yet puts you in charge of your own destiny. It also provides valuable, transferable skills. Twice a year, we’ll hold a review with you to measure your progress and plan your future development – both short and long-term.

To read more about this click here

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 10:59:04 +0100
<![CDATA[Making mistakes is not the end of the world]]>

Name: Anouk Breuls
Title: Communications Officer
Location: Sittard, NL
Job field: Information & Communication Technology
Hire date: 1 November 2010
Education: BA European Studies, MA Communications Studies

I started as a DSM employee in November 2010 and alongside my job I was doing a Master’s degree in Communications. This was recommended by the Director of the Corporate Communications Department.

That’s one of the things I love about working here. Even though I am still in a junior position, the director of a large department took the time to think about my situation. She obviously trusted my abilities and took me seriously.

The job is arranged as a traineeship. Every six months I will explore a different aspect of the communications field. During these six months, I also follow several training programs.

To read Anouk's full story click here
Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:07:58 +0100
<![CDATA[This is not a rehearsal…]]> are important to us and we take our interns very seriously. A DSM internship gives you a superb window into our company, and offers us a great way of assessing where you could fit into our organization.

Have you ever wondered what the world of work offers? Take an internship with DSM and we promise you, it will be much more than a rehearsal – you will be doing the real thing. As you’d expect, we offer a broad range of internships for all types of graduates and non-graduates, and we even have a new, improved MBA program. Generally speaking, our internships last three to six months, and you could be working anywhere.

To read more about what our internships can offer you, click here

Thu, 01 Mar 2012 11:12:03 +0100
<![CDATA[Stainless Pro 2010: Felix]]>


Country of origin:

Current position:
Stainless Pro

Current Office:
Avesta, Sweden

What was your motivation and qualifications for applying for the Stainless Pro Programme?
I studied Civil Engineering - Industrial Engineering and Management (M.Sc.) at Karlstad University and after having met with Outokumpu employees at the student fair HotSpot 2009 at Karlstad University and being told about the program it seemed like a natural next step for me. Having studied in the USA for a total of two years at university level I wanted to continue to grow my international experience by working on a global level and the international opportunities offered by the Stainless Pro program are great. It seemed as a great way to further develop myself both professionally and personally, offering a great start to my professional career. Another thing that appealed to me about the program was the possibility of working within different functions during the program, thereby giving me a great understanding of the Stainless Steel business in general and Outokumpu specifically.

What kind of assignments have you had during the programme?
I started the program at my home base in Avesta, where Outokumpu’s second largest production site is located. During the four first months I worked in Supply Chain Management (SCM) in Avesta. When working at a production site the SCM organization is closely linked to production and part of my job here was making a detailed analysis of our usage of cooling scrap in the AOD Converter. This resulted in proposals and recommendations on how to work in a more cost efficient way, findings that were later used in the operations. While this project was ongoing I also joined an investment project in Degerfors where we are producing quarto plate. In Degerfors I took part in the strategy work of the project, working parallel with my assignments in Avesta.

My first international placement was at Outokumpu’s headquarters in Espoo, Finland, working in the Procurement function. During this placement I ran a project related to inventory within the different procurement categories and how to find the optimal inventory levels. I was also involved in the more daily work within the function, helping out with analysis and being part of the startup-process of new procurement categories. At this point I am currently in Willich, Germany, at one of our main Stock and Processing (S&P) units where I am part of the Supply Chain Management development team working on assignments closely related to our managing of inventories. I am also involved in replenishment and processing related issues. These assignments all involve a lot of contact with Outokumpu employees at other units, both mills and other S&P units, allowing me to grow my network even larger. This unit being a Sales company / Service center gives me the opportunity to experience the company from a more downstream point of view, learning how we operate closer to the customer, something I believe will be very useful when returning to work at the mill in Avesta.

What do you enjoy the most in your job?
One of the things I enjoy the most is the opportunity to meet and be in contact with a lot of co-workers at our different units around the world. Being able to meet all these people and hear their point of view on Outokumpu and our surroundings is a great learning experience. Another thing, and perhaps what I enjoy the most, is the international opportunities the program provides. Traveling and experiencing different countries and cultures is something I have always enjoyed and being able to do this within my work is great. I think it is hard to get this kind of experience and learning unless being part of a program like this.

What kind of development opportunities does Outokumpu offer you in future?
First of all I have to say the program itself is a great development opportunity. Doing the placements, building my network within the organization, working on different assignments in different functions; all of it combines into a great, developing experience and help me build a solid professional base, providing me with great opportunities for the future. At this point I still have about 10 months left in the program and discussions regarding my future position within Outokumpu after the program will start within the next couple of months. I am looking forward to those discussions and believe that Outokumpu will find me a position suited for my skills, knowledge and capabilities.

Anything else you would like to tell a possible future colleague about working at Outokumpu and being a Stainless Pro?
I think this program is a great way to start your career and it offers exceptional opportunities. Based on what I have experienced so far you will work with things that really matter and learn a lot during the two years you spend being a Stainless Pro. The program has fulfilled my expectations of what a graduate program should be; it is fun and a great learning experience but also a great challenge that demands a lot on your part as an employee where shouldering responsibility is part of your daily work. I think that if you are ready to accept this challenge your will have a great time working for Outokumpu.

Thu, 03 May 2012 17:32:12 +0200
<![CDATA[R&D: Anna]]>


Country of origin:

Current position:
Global Innovation Manager

Current Office:
Avesta, Sweden

What do you do?
My main responsibility is to lead the development of innovation processes with the help of idea management tools and methods and to facilitate ways of working with ideas. This means to improve the process and structure for handling ideas within the Outokumpu Group. It’s also to engage the organisation in activities and ways of working towards a more creative environment.

Why did you join Outokumpu?
I was attracted by the opportunities Outokumpu could offer as a global player within the stainless steel industry. I joined the Stainless Pro graduate program and this gave me the chance to learn more about the industry and develop myself through demanding tasks on different sites and functions.

What is it like to work at Outokumpu?
It’s fun and interesting. I learn something new every day and my colleagues make my days stimulating.

What do you enjoy the most in your job?
I feel like I can contribute and affect the organisation I work in for the better. I like to see other people realizing their ideas and I’m happy if I can help them. 

What kind of development opportunities does Outokumpu offer you?
So far, I’ve had the chance to constantly develop myself with new tasks and in that way I have improved my skills within different areas and not just my specialist area. I’ve also had the chance to try job rotation which I think is a great opportunity to learn something new.

Thu, 03 May 2012 17:48:54 +0200
<![CDATA[Supply Chain Management: Philip]]>


Country of origin:

Current position:
Senior Vice President - Operational Excellence

Current Office:
Sheffield, UK

What do you do?
I am currently the Head of Operational Excellence and temporarily the Chief Safety Officer.

Why did you join Outokumpu?
I joined Outokumpu and one of its predecessors because of the opportunities to gain experience at an early age and to have the opportunity to develop my career. The company is big enough to provide a wide range of opportunities yet small enough to understand and get involved with the different operations.

What is it like to work at Outokumpu?
It’s a cliché that no 2 days are ever the same but the last 3 to 4 years have been challenging and interesting. I am really proud to make stainless steel and in my career I have run operations that have made products that have been used in a variety of applications.

What do you enjoy the most in your job?
In the past number of years, I have been doing a corporate role that allows me to visit nearly all of the sites in the Group. It has been excellent to meet such a large number of colleagues in this business who are very knowledgeable about producing and selling steel.

What kind of development opportunities does Outokumpu offer you?
I started work in the IT area in analysis and development and then had the opportunity to experience a wide range of IT systems and also to run projects at a very early point in my career. I was given a lot of freedom but also knew that I could turn for help if needed. I then moved in to Human Resource Management within one of the Business Units. I also starting to study for an MBA in the UK. My next steps were into Production and then into General Management, running my own unit (a Melting Shop). Actually you soon realize that even as the boss you are not the most important person or persons in the unit. This title goes to the operators who make the steel have the knowledge and expertise to make the consistent products. After a couple of Corporate roles, I then became the Head of Operational Excellence for the Group and finally I am using my previous experience to help me to progress the Safety and Quality developments in the Group.

Anything else you would like to tell a possible future colleague about working at Outokumpu?
We need people who have drive and who can deliver in their chosen field. Over time you will become involved with a variety of activities that will broaden you and this experience will help you in your future career. It is not always possible or realistic to map out a career in advance however I managed to meet my progression ambitions even though the route was one that I could never have imagined.  If you enjoy hard work and are willing to engage in new activities then I look forward to working with you in Outokumpu.

Thu, 03 May 2012 17:50:55 +0200
<![CDATA[Energy Day - Oct 4 2012]]>


Vous êtes libre le jeudi 04 octobre 2012 ?

Vous souhaitez rencontrer les experts du groupe EDF, découvrir nos 240 métiers et échanger sur vos opportunités de carrières parmi nous ?
Etudiants et jeunes diplômés des écoles d'ingénieurs et de commerce, Masters 1 et 2 scientifiques et techniques, cette journée est la vôtre ! 

L'équipe EDF vous prépare un programme dont vous retrouverez tous les détails ici même dans les plus brefs délais.
En attendant, et pour ne rien rater de cette journée à la carte, pré-inscrivez-vous dès maintenant en vous connectant à l'aide du lien ci-joint :

 Pré-inscriptions Energy Day 2012

A très bientôt

L'équipe Energy Day EDF

Fri, 31 Aug 2012 15:54:07 +0200
<![CDATA[Go Green in the City 2013]]> Green in the City is an international case challenge for university business and engineering students around the world to find clever solutions for energy management.

Until recently, energy was a trivial thing: not too expensive, without limits, and with no major technology evolution. Today, energy has become scarce, expensive and is undergoing a technology revolution. The energy sector is now re-inventing itself. There will be more investments in the sector in the next 25 years than there has been since the birth of electricity at the beginning of the 20th century! But the type of electricity we will have will not be the same as the one we have had in the past century. We will have to balance the need for increased requirements for electrical power, with social progress and environmental protection. As a global specialist in energy management, Schneider Electric has the vision, the portfolio, and the commitment to make the most of the energy innovation opportunities.

Take the opportunity to create an idea for intelligent energy management in the city! We are looking for talented students who want to compete against other students from all over the world.

We are offering 200 students the chance to participate in our case challenge - and as a part of this get a chance at being shortlisted for an interview for our internship program, or for job opportunities! In the second phase we will fly the best 25 teams (50 people) to Paris to compete in the Go Green in the City final.


How to apply?

Pre-register for Go Green 2013! 

Pair up with a team-mate to apply. Show us a creative presentation of your idea for intelligent energy management in your city. Use any format, such as a one-minute video, two-pages of text or plenty of pictures.

Team members must study at a university in Brazil, China, France, Germany, India, Poland, Russia, Turkey, or the USA. Team-mates must attend a university in the same country, although they do not have to study at the same university or be of the same nationality. Each team member can only participate in one team and each team presents one idea. Your team should consist of two engineering or business university-level students (2nd to final year). As Schneider Electric is looking to integrate women’s views and perspectives on how to shape tomorrow’s green initiatives, each team should have at least one woman.



Take a chance – join the challenge! 





Thu, 13 Sep 2012 15:33:24 +0200
<![CDATA[Welcome Back 2 School]]> Back 2 School
Entrypark would like to wish you a great start to your 2012-2013 school year! This is the perfect time to start preparing your applications for jobs, graduate programs, and internships. Don't wait until the last minute and get a head start! Here are some tips on getting your career launched.



Update your CV 
and write a catchy cover letter.


Learn to work your network


Improve your 
interview skills


Apply through some of the best career sites

Don't forget to visit our website regularly for updates on available jobs, internships, and graduate programs in top companies!

Mon, 24 Sep 2012 14:16:29 +0200
<![CDATA[SDA Bocconi EMBA steps forward in the Financial Times ranking]]>


Tuesday, 26 October, 2012 - After its debut last year in the ranking of Executive MBA, SDA Bocconi School of Management raises one position earning 66th place in the world and 28th in Europe, the only Italian business school present.


After its positive debut, last year in the ranking of Executive MBA of the Financial Times, SDA Bocconi School of Management is still moving up. It got to the 66th place in the world and the 28th in Europe; so SDA Bocconi confirmed to continue in ranking on the international prestige with a program developed in Italian, designed to prepare managers for the challenges of international markets.

The ranking of Executive MBA programs take into consideration a number of parameters including the salary increase received by graduates and the improvement of their professional careers, as well as the presence of international faculty.
“We are proud of this result which further qualifies and gives visibility to the Executive MBA SDA Bocconi in the national and international context, confirming that the only Executive MBA in Italy for managers who want to develop and characterize their management style and skills leadership in different organizational contexts with efficiency and integrity.", explains Paolo Morosetti, Director of the Executive MBA.

The Executive MBA SDA Bocconi is a program of 21 months in the Italian language, which makes it compatible with study and work, dedicated to managers with an average of 10 years of professional experience, alternating frequency modules in the classroom with phases of distance learning. The Executive MBA SDA Bocconi offers to the participants the opportunity to attend elective courses at prestigious international partner schools in Los Angeles, Toronto, Tel Aviv and Geneva.

Fri, 26 Oct 2012 10:26:12 +0200
<![CDATA[Making diversity a strength]]> DIVERSITY A STRENGTH

Respect for diversity is one of GDF SUEZ’s key commitments. Present on all five continents, the Group is made up of a wealth of different businesses, skills and cultures. It is dedicated to carrying out social and solidarity initiatives in favor of young people and persons in precarious situations, including:

  • Supporting initiatives for young entrepreneurs and developing microcredit, through associations active in France and internationally;
  • The creation of a mentoring program in Europe, in partnership with the French Tremplin Association, designed to encourage young talented students from disadvantaged neighborhoods to pursue post-graduate studies in scientific fields and develop their awareness of the corporate world and its businesses;
  • Collective initiatives and actions in Europe, under the coordination of the Handicap Network Group, which aims to promote disability awareness and sensitivity among employees, to increase the employment rate of persons with disabilities within the Group, to adapt workstations, etc.
  • A partnership with Enactus France, an international NGO that mobilizes the business and the higher education sectors to develop students’ social responsibility and entrepreneurial skills.



Gender diversity within the Group is a top priority. In addition to our goals towards the representation of women within the Group*, we have implemented a number of measures that favor the career development of women, such as:

  • Creating strong links between all female employees within the Group, both in France and elsewhere in the world, through our network Women in Networking;
  • Access for a greater number of women to positions of responsibility through the Mentoring by GDF SUEZ support program;
  • An ambitious policy regarding parenthood and, notably, the creation of the e-famili website, which provides information and practical tools;
  • Developing partnerships, such as the one with the Women's Forum (an international event which promotes women’s vision and contributions to global economic and social development issues).


Find out more about our commitments as a socially responsible company here.

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:38:39 +0100
<![CDATA[Get involved, alongside the group]]> INVOLVED, ALONGSIDE THE GROUP


The success of GDF SUEZ’s corporate plan relies on the support and commitment of its employees. The Group SUEZ enables them to become involved in the humanitarian sphere and supports their
mobilization at times of national or international emergency, through:

  • NGOs and employee-led organizations;

Partnerships that allow employees to get involved alongside the Group. The Supportive Employees website - called “Collaborateurs Solidaires” - designed for employees and retired employees of GDF SUEZ and their families, is to facilitate their involvement with the Group’s partners by encouraging contact between them. In the first phase, it offers voluntary missions of short, medium or long duration in France and Belgium. Other forms of involvement are also possible and concern all the Group’s employees, wherever they work.


“Collaborateurs Solidaires” is a response:

  • to employees’ wishes to invest their efforts in solidarity actions, alongside the Group;
  • to requests from the Group’s partners, which, independently of financial support, always
  • need more help and skills to make their missions successful;
  • to requests from employees to make their personal commitment known within an association whose cause is compatible with those supported by the Group and its Foundation.


Find more information about the employees’ involvement and initiatives here.

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 14:43:36 +0100
<![CDATA[Opportunities for young graduates at GDF SUEZ]]> year, we hire on permanent contracts, internships and V.I.E. (French international internship program reserved for citizens of Member States of the European Economic Area) for all our 300 businesses.

We also welcome many employees on apprenticeship contracts from lower secondary level to masters, within our 23 job families and for a range of positions, e.g., technicians, researchers, engineers, project managers and salespeople. At the end of your training contract, you may remain within the Group, depending on your career interests and available opportunities.


Finally, we offer traineeship programs, such as:

  • Quai d’Orsay Entreprise, in collaboration with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MAE). It offers foreign students an opportunity to be trained at a French institution of higher education, Ecole Polytechnique, and then complete a business internship in France.
  • Masters in Gas Engineering and Management, where you follow 550 hours of specialized training over 13 months with the Ecole des Mines and the CFAFG. The training consists of a complete technology and management program and 4 months in an international Group subsidiary. And after that? A technical management or team management position at a subsidiary in our Infrastructures business line (GrDF). The original feature of the program is that you learn while working alongside the professionals, who give you the opportunity to share and capitalize on experience and create a network of professional relations.
  • Nuclear Trainees Program, which consist of a one-year training scheme that combines theoretical learning with field experience in one of our nuclear entities. The program includes more than 400 hours of training in France and Belgium, in all aspects of nuclear energy, with priority given to safety, covering production, maintenance, fuel and waste management, decommissioning, and more.



Personal stories

 Listen to Elme de Loitière’s story, who is doing a V.I.E in Jakarta, Indonesia for GDF SUEZ:



Have a look at Michael Moreau’s testimonial, who is participating in the GDF SUEZ Nuclear Trainee Program:





To learn more about opportunities for young graduates at GDF SUEZ, visit our website.

Tue, 13 Nov 2012 16:29:10 +0100
<![CDATA[Our MBAs win the A.T. Kearney Competition]]> team from SDA Bocconi composed of MBA Class 2013 (MBA 38) candidates Alec McCullie, Artem Dubinskiy, Ivayla Tzvetkova and Mauricio Angeli achieved first place in the European final of the internationally-renowned A.T. Kearney Global Prize Competition held in London.

A committee comprising of five A.T. Kearney partners and managers selected the team as the Italian entrant to the European final. They competed against teams from other top schools; Cranfield, HEC, LBS, Rotterdam, Said and INSEAD - with INSEAD having a strong reputation in the competition following a string of victories in the last five years. Having won the competition SDA Bocconi will now be part of the global final in Chicago, which will take place at the end of the month.
Pierluigi Addessi, SDA Bocconi MBA 31 and Global Prize Captain said "The A.T. Kearney Global Prize attests to our commitment to MBA candidates from the very best Business Schools in the world and reinforces our partnership with SDA Bocconi.

I believe this is a truly unique opportunity for students to experience first-hand the management consulting profession and the different stages of a consulting project. Every year we have the opportunity to get to know participants closely, appreciating their talent and skills to such an extent that the news of SDA Bocconi's victory in London was welcomed by our Italian office with great pride and enthusiasm, as if we had won the challenge ourselves".

Following on from the previous year’s second place in the European final, this is a great exhibition of how SDA Bocconi’s MBA students are competing successfully with the very best.

Mon, 19 Nov 2012 15:58:29 +0100
<![CDATA[SDA Bocconi rises two positions amongst the Top Global MBA programs]]> MBA rises two positions and takes 16th place amongst the best programs extra-USA.

SDA Bocconi has had its place confirmed in the elite list of the best international Business Schools published by Bloomberg Businessweek, with the MBA advancing two places and taking 16th position, and 11th out of the European Schools assessed.

The rankings, published every two years, look at the best MBA programs taught outside of the USA and is calculated according to values given to a questionnaire taken by recruiters of MBA graduates (45% of the ranking) and to a questionnaire answered by MBA students and on a value weighted according to the scientific production of the faculty in the last 5 years (10%).

SDA Bocconi School of Management has maintained its record as the only Italian School present in all of the most important international rankings, including those of the Financial Times and The Economist.
“It is a great achievement that rewards the efforts we put into our program and our School”, commented Alberto Grando, Dean of SDA Bocconi. “We hope that the innovations that we are introducing will allow our students to succeed in the always competitive global marketplace.”

View the complete rankings:

Wed, 12 Dec 2012 15:51:12 +0100
<![CDATA[The FT MBA climbs three positions and is the only Italian program in the top 100]]> Bocconi School of Management is now 39th in the world and 14th in Europe, despite the rankings becoming more competitive as the efforts of the traditional Business Schools increase and new entrants emerge.

The Full-Time MBA of SDA Bocconi climbs three positions in the world and one in Europe in the Global MBA Ranking published in the Financial Times. The MBA of the Milanese Business School is currently ranked as 39th in the world and 14th in Europe.

“In the market for managerial education, where there is increasing investment by Business Schools from America and northern Europe and many new Schools have recently entered with this type of program, our improvement is significant”, commented Bruno Busacca, Dean of SDA Bocconi School of Management.

The ranking is based on 20 parameters, put together from data provided by Schools and Alumni evaluations. As Gianmario Verona, Director of the SDA Bocconi MBA, explains “The position comes from good results in all parameters, with particularly strong scores in the internationalisation of the class and in value for money, measured as the ratio between the difference in salary experienced by participants after graduating from the program and the cost of the program itself”.

Wed, 30 Jan 2013 11:06:04 +0100
<![CDATA[MBA Reunion, all together once every 5 years]]> 2013 MBA REUNION organized by the Bocconi Alumni Association together with SDA Bocconi will be held on 17th-19th May 2013 in Milano.
Every year we invite back to SDA Bocconi our MBA graduates from 5-year intervals, bringing together once again those who have shared this unforgettable experience.
This year we have invited all the graduates from the following years: 1978, 1983, 1988, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 as well as the current class of 2013
During the tree days they will have the opportunity to re-live the experience and immerse themselves once more in the unique environment of their management education. But also to catch up with friends and colleagues, celebrate together, share their experiences and expand their network of contacts.
However, SDA Bocconi MBA Reunion seems to be a little bit different from other institutional celebrations: the event covers two days, with a combination of meetings, workshops and leisure activities, and the participants can bring companions.

The alumni will be able to participate in interesting conferences and hear important speakers and moderators talking about new perspectives and innovation of economics, management and professional development, while companions will be able to choose between a wide range of activities such as culture (a journey through the history, the science and the art of Leonardo da Vinci), and cookery (you’re the MasterChefs: we will cook together, in teams, with a common objective… winning against opposing teams by using pots and pans). During the second day both alumni and their companions having fun at Tolcinasco Castle Golf & Country Club.

MBA Reunion 2013 is therefore an opportunity to strengthen international relations among students and the Faculty, to come back to common roots grounded in SDA Bocconi and to feel part of the same community.

For more information visit our website.

Mon, 25 Feb 2013 12:11:11 +0100
<![CDATA[5 Takeaways For Hiring Companies And Job Seekers From The Potentialpark 2013 Online Talent Communication Awards]]> had the privilege of attending the Potentialpark 2013 Online Talent Communication Awards, hosted at the L’Oreal Matrix Academy. Companies were judged on career website, online application process, social networking communication and mobile communication. Top 3 company honorees based on all of the criteria were Accenture, General Motors, and Ernst & Young, in that order. Potentialpark shared its findings from surveying thousands of job seekers and reviewing hundreds of websites. While this was an event aimed at sharing insights amongst the hiring companies, I noticed key takeaways for job seekers as well. Here are 5 of my favorite insights from the event:

1)      Branding is a challenge given that a profile is made up of many different elements

On the company side, L’Oreal shared insights into how it conveys a global recruiting message across 26 diverse brands and how challenging this can be. So it is with job seekers: how do you convey diverse skills, industry expertise, personality traits and many times, multiple simultaneous projects into one comprehensive and cohesive online profile?

2)      Live experience influences the brand, and vice versa

A candidate’s experience when gathering information, applying, and then making decisions is informed by how he or she feels about the brand. But the feelings toward the brand are similarly impacted by the actual experience. So a company should mind both the subjective pull of the brand and the tactile activities. So it is with job seekers: how do you develop and maintain a personal brand that engenders good will, respect and credibility but also deliver on the in-person experiences during interviews, networking meetings and negotiations?

3)      Personalization is critical

Potentialpark found that job seekers liked companies who gave personalized career guidance – almost a “matching” service between candidate to job. I have found that recruiters and hiring managers want personalization as well from job seekers: why do you want this job? Why do you want this company? Why are you the perfect match to this role (i.e., solution to my problem)?

4)      Speed is critical

Another criteria held in high regard by job seekers is speed in the information gathering, application and decision-making stage. So it is with recruiters: job seekers need to know about jobs before they are posted, need to respond to scheduling and information requests almost in real-time, and need to decide quickly. If you’re looking for a job, how quickly do you pinpoint your target company’s issues? How quickly do you respond and make meetings happen?

5)      Presence must be felt across multiple platforms

Job seekers expect companies to have multiple platforms – website, various social networks, presence within professional communities. Similarly, companies recruit across multiple platforms. If you’re a job seeker, are you everywhere you need to be? Do you have a robust online presence? Are you active in social networks and live professional associations?


If it’s any consolation to job seekers, the job search is tough on companies looking to recruit. They also have a lot of work around keeping up with online tools and social networking. It was fascinating to see how company challenges parallel job seeker challenges. Perhaps this shared experience can bring more empathy to the process on both sides.

by Caroline Ceniza-Levine

Tue, 26 Feb 2013 10:36:47 +0100
<![CDATA[MBA @ SDA Bocconi - Study in one of Europe’s business and culture capitals]]> for an MBA is about widening your horizons, exploring new opportunities and embarking on a challenging but highly rewarding journey. Find out how SDA Bocconi’s Full-Time MBA can power your career, while offering you the chance to study in Milan, a city located at the heart of Europe and renowned worldwide as a thriving centre for business and culture.

On 13th April in Beijing and 14th April in Shanghai, SDA Bocconi School of Management will present its one-year Full-Time MBA program, a top-ranked and triple-accredited program.

Participants will have the opportunity to speak directly with the MBA Director, Professor Gianmario Verona, as well as with other members of the MBA Community. Our Recruiting and Admissions Team will be there to provide all the information you need regarding admission criteria and financial support, and to offer practical advice on searching and applying for an MBA. These events will also be attended by a few of our Alumni, who will share their experience and provide a useful insight into what it’s like to study for an MBA at SDA Bocconi. In addition to this, Professor Verona will hold a session on the content, structure, approach and philosophy of the MBA. This will be followed by a Networking Cocktail to give the participants a chance to interact with our staff and with fellow candidates.

The event in Shanghai will also include an MBA class titled "Why customers are increasingly important in new product development".

Course structure & MBA experience


Our Full-Time MBA has plenty to offer to support your academic, personal and professional development. Here is a little taste of what the course can offer you:


-          Highly international class: 73% of SDA Bocconi MBA students come from over 30 different countries

-          Course structured according to 4 sequences, each focusing on key skills needed by future managers: Planning and Innovating, Controlling and Investing, Leading People and Processes, and Soft Skills and Values

-          Summer internship (in Italy or abroad)

-          4 Concentrations in Innovation, Marketing, Finance or Entrepreneurship

-          Track in Luxury Business Management

-          Exchange Program: spend the last term at one of our partner universities abroad

-          Clubs: join one of our many clubs, covering a wide range of sports and interests, from sailing and skiing to marketing, luxury goods, automotive and much more!

-          Broad Alumni network operating in over 100 countries worldwide


Click on the following link to attend one of our events:

We hope to meet with you soon either in Beijing or Shanghai. In the meantime, we leave you with a few quotes from three Chinese MBA students of class 2013 commenting on their experience at SDA Bocconi:

“The SDA Bocconi MBA is a really global program, with the chance to study with people from all over Europe and the world”.

Jingsi Yang, MBA class 2013


“There is an air circulating through SDA Bocconi that is full of the spirit of innovation, great imagination and originality, from the course structure to the extra-curricular activities.”

Jessica Ying Gao, MBA class 2013

“Bocconi's Luxury Business Track provides us a unique opportunity to learn from the managers in the luxury industry and a chance to take part in company visits, seminars, and networking events.”

Marco Chenyi Mao, MBA class 2013 


SDA Bocconi  School of Management | Masters Division

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Fri, 29 Mar 2013 15:04:26 +0100
<![CDATA[Time for talents to shine]]> competition for talent is growing with many companies looking to attract the same pool of highly skilled people. In this variety SGS has invented its own way to acquire talents. Below are some of SGS advices.

Let employees be diverse and equal

A diverse workforce helps to innovate and improve understanding of the markets company operates in, and provides a more inspiring workplace. SGS believes that the business is best managed by a leadership team, which reflects the diversity of company’s global workforce and customer base. At the highest level, the SGS Operations Council, comprising 23 members, includes four women and represents more than 10 nationalities. At affiliate level, 64% of managing directors in our trend countries are recruited from the local labour market and are native to their country of operation.

Photo source: SGS

Gender ratios and equal opportunity in employment are measured as part of SGS sustainability management system. Additional diversity data including recruitment by gender will be published as part of SGS upgraded human resources information system from 2015. SGS also monitors return to work and retention rates of employees following parental leave at our headquarters and in our affiliates. At headquarters, 100% of employees returned to work following parental leave in 2012.

SGS also promotes women in management. At the end of 2012, a webinar was held for women managers across SGS. The event about ‘time and life leadership’ was attended by 30 women. Corporate HR is interested in exploring the global mindset of women in leadership and building a community of interest internally.

Let employees take care of the environment

To complement local actions aimed 
at encouraging employees to reduce consumption of natural resources and manage waste, SGS has designed a new campaign called ‘Do more with LËSS’.


Photo source: SGS


Rather than crowding the workplace with multiple reminders to switch off, turn down or use less, the campaign uses orange stickers to provide a visual prompt for employees to take action. LËSS, SGS six-foot campaign mascot, acts as a fun but serious reminder of
the impact of our actions on the natural environment and why it is important to take action.

Photo source: SGS

Let employees share their voice

2012 CATALYST, an employee engagement initiative to better understand how engaged employees felt, was launched. An online survey included three indices – linked to performance excellence, employee engagement and sustainability – to allow composite attitudes by region, business and management responsibility to be tracked year-on-year and evaluated against global norms.

SGS Employee Engagement Index
 (EEI) measures the extent to which employees are motivated to contribute to organisational success.

Photo source: SGS

The Performance Excellence Index (PEI) measures the extent to which an organisation is strongly committed to high levels of customer service and product quality and relies upon continuous improvement to achieve superior organisational results. SGS PEI and EEI scores indicate that SGS performs well above average compared to global norms.

The Sustainability Engagement Index (SEI) measures employee awareness
 of our sustainability targets and
the importance of sustainability to
the business, as well as employee understanding of how they can contribute to sustainability and the actions they can take to make SGS more sustainable. Our SEI score tells us that 75% of employees are aware of our targets and understand the importance of sustainability to the business.


"The survey achieved an 85% participation rate, with 18 174 employees completing it. Of these, 69% answered the open question about ‘one thing that would make SGS a better place to work, resulting in more than
 12 500 comments".

Suzy Barrailler Global HR Communications Manager

Click here for more information!

Thu, 04 Apr 2013 14:30:09 +0200
<![CDATA[Message for students from Dominique Ben Dhaou]]> 

Dear Students and Recent Graduates,

Welcome to the world of SGS – an empowering place where our people have the support and freedom to develop and deliver in a professionally unique environment. SGS is the world’s leading inspection, verification, testing and certification company. We are recognized as the global benchmark for quality and integrity. With more than 75 000 employees, we operate a network of over 1 500 offices and laboratories around the world.

I’m pleased to share with you today some recent and exciting information about SGS PEOPLE coming from our fourth Corporate Sustainability report. (include link to pdf pages OUR PEOPLE)

We believe that our strength lies in our people, acting with drive and integrity to deliver state-of-the-art services to our customers.

We provide unparalleled professional challenges and world-class opportunities to work with industry experts, enabling you to fulfill your potential and build a rewarding career.

I hope you find OUR PEOPLE an interesting insight into our world.

Get a glimpse of what your career at SGS could be like in the future on

And don’t forget to apply online!

Dominique Ben Dhaou

Senior Vice President Human Resources

Click here for more information!

Fri, 05 Apr 2013 15:46:10 +0200
<![CDATA[Metso in LinkedIn - now everything in one place]]>

Metso in LinkedIn - now everything in one place

We've just updated the Metso company page in LinkedIn. Now we've got job listings, highlights of events and other news, an introduction to our services, links to key people and pages. And much more!

Are you following Metso in LinkedIn?

Metso's company pages in LinkedIn merge soon. If you are already following the main Metso Company profile in LinkedIn, you don’t need to do anything. You’ll continue to be connected to Metso and you’ll soon see news and views from Metso people there.

If you are following one of the merging LinkedIn pages

  • Metso Minerals
  • Metso Automation
  • Metso Paper

or if you are not following at all, click "Follow" on the right: Connect with Metso on LinkedIn

There are many ways you can benefit from Metso connections in LinkedIn connect to experts

  • join Metso groups and you may be connected through the group to thousands of world-leading experts in the Metso community and beyond, or to a smaller specialist community
  • get answers - post a question in one of our discussions stay up to date
  • follow Metso for updates on what's happening and stories behind the news


Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:35:31 +0200
<![CDATA[Metso Careers: It is very gratifying to be part of making victories]]> offers a range of interesting jobs and opportunities to work abroad. We are looking for experienced professionals or for individuals who are just embarking on their career to join our team.

You’ll find the stories of many people on these pages. Every summer, Metso hires hundreds of summer employees – and you can read some of their stories here.

We hope you’ll be inspired to make Metso a part of your story!


File Viviane Franco

Education Courses in Business Management, Finance and Controlling

Position Management Control Chief - Foundry

Location Metso Foundry Sorocaba, Brazil

The best feeling is when all things happen at the same time. The challenge makes things happen, which leads to learning opportunities and developing new social relationships.

It is very gratifying to see the victories achieved here and to be part of making them. Metso is a respected company and it is recognized worldwide for its excellent work. This is also the reason why I chose Metso.

Chance to develop oneself

I started at Metso as a trainee in the Department of Human Resources in 2001 when I was nineteen years old. During the trainee period, I devoted myself to studies and languages and concluded a specialized course in Business Management.

I have had the opportunity to work in other departments as well, such as Logistics, Industrial Engineering, Costs and Management Control, before my current position.

At the moment, I am taking a second course in Finance and Controlling. I constantly try to keep myself updated through books, newspapers, magazines and websites.

As a manager, I look for new management techniques that could help us in improving our practices. I want to enhance my skills and I am glad that I have a chance to do so.

Respect and recognition

Our workplace is well-diversified. I am one of three women in the Administrative Department with specific responsibilities in taking care of import and management control. We are in contact with all internal departments, vendors and customers. We get feedback from all these directions. I want to meet the expectations of my internal and external clients. I get satisfaction from my work when I see the good results and when I feel respected.

What does the following word bring to your mind?

Technology - Knowledge

Environment - Preservation

Learning - Dedication

Hard work - Objective

Career - Recognition

Plan - Future

Idea - Attitude

Boss - Leader

Challenge - Competence

Customer - Satisfaction

Flexibility - Versatile

Ethics - Character

Values - Belief

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Tue, 09 Apr 2013 14:52:00 +0200
<![CDATA[Metso's energy efficiency program]]>'s energy efficiency program

We strive to reduce the environmental footprint of our own production through a dedicated energy-efficiency program that was introduced in 2009, while setting global, Group-wide targets for energy conservation and carbon dioxide emissions for our own production. Our global target is to reduce Metso's energy consumption and emissions by 15 percent by 2015 and by 20 percent by 2020 compared to our business volume. The majority of our reported CO2 emissions come from the use of energy; therefore, decreasing energy consumption will reduce emissions – while also bringing financial benefits. In 2012 alone, Metso saved 2,4% of the energy of its own production, a total of 24 300 MWh. Since the beginning of the program, 5,2%, i.e. a total of 52 000 MWh of energy, has been saved through a wide range of actions around the world.

Mapping the opportunities to save energy and decrease carbon dioxide emissions was started in the most energy-intensive production units, our foundries. The mapping continued in 2012 and the studies have now been completed in most of our energy-intensive production units. Currently, about 75 percent of Metso's energy consumption has been mapped.

We have developed quarterly reporting metrics for each production site’s energy-efficiency status and energy-savings actions; these metrics help to promote energy-efficiency improvements and monitoring at the Group level.

Identifying energy-efficiency improvements

We are conducting energy audits at the sites that have the highest energy consumption and the greatest potential for energy savings. Metso´s top 30 sites with the highest energy consumption account for nearly 80 percent of Metso's total energy consumption and hence 80 percent of Metso's CO2 emissions.

By the end of 2012, external audits of energy consumption were completed in most of the largest energy consuming production units. In 2013, we will continue the research work and move on to the less energy-intensive units and complete the mapping. The most significant savings targets found so far lie in the utilization of fuel, e.g. natural gas, and heat. Potential savings were also found outside the production process, e.g. in cooling, compressed air systems and building services.

In addition to external audits, we continued our internal research work and the implementation of measures to improve energy use, including the compiling of a global database for actions to improve energy efficiency.

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Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:02:12 +0200
<![CDATA[Outokumpu: 80 years of duplex stainless steel experience]]>

While some people may perceive duplex stainless steel to be a relatively new phenomenon, Outokumpu has been producing duplex stainless steel grades for over 80 years.

Do you want to discover more about Outokumpu? Follow the link to get to know more about the history of duplex stainless steels and some recent Outokumpu duplex projects from around the world.

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:26:13 +0200
<![CDATA[Outokumpu's webinar: Stainless steel for sustainable future]]>'s webinar: Stainless steel for sustainable future

Curious about the latest Outokumpu news? Need more information about the company and its recent activities? Outokumpu's webinars are designed specially for you.

Webinars concentrating upon stainless products, fabrication of stainless steel and industries using stainless material. Webinar discusses how duplex stainless steel, atmospheric corrosion testing and stainless steel rebar promote cost-effective and sustainable coastal infrastructure. Introduction: The webinar, which is presented by Tobias Larsson, Business Development Manager, Middle East, is divided into three areas.

The first reviews the exceptional strength and corrosion resistance, and therefore weight saving potential, of duplex stainless steels. This is followed by a presentation of Outokumpu’s atmospheric corrosion testing programme, and finally a review of the benefits of the use of stainless steel rebar in infrastructural projects. 

Watch last or previous webinars

Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:37:33 +0200
<![CDATA[Hertz history in brief]]>, the world's leading vehicle renting organization, operates from approximately 7,700 locations in 145 countries worldwide. Hertz is the largest general use car rental brand in the world, and the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 69 major airports in Europe, operating both corporate and licensee locations in cities and airports in North America, Europe, Latin America, Australia and New Zealand. In addition, the Company has licensee locations in cities and airports in Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Product and service initiatives such as Hertz #1 Club Gold, NeverLost customized, onboard navigation systems, SIRIUS Satellite Radio, and unique cars and SUVs offered through the company’s Prestige, Fun and Green Collections, set Hertz apart from the competition. Today, Hertz's Worldwide Reservations Centers handle approximately 40 million phone calls and deliver approximately 30 million reservations annually.

Wholly owned subsidiaries of Hertz include:

  • Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation (HERC), one of the world’s largest equipment rental businesses, with more than 275 locations in the U.S. and Canada, and an additional 85 locations in France and Spain. HERC offers daily, weekly, monthly and long-term rentals of tools and supplies, as well as new and used equipment for sale, to customers ranging from major industrial companies to local contractors and consumers.
  • Hertz Claim Management Corporation (HCM), a Third Party Liability Claims Administrator providing services to major corporations, self insured entities and the insurance marketplace.
  • Hertz Local Edition® (HLE), which specialises in insurance replacement and local car rentals in North America for those customers whose personal cars are being repaired or are otherwise out of service.



In September of 1918, the pioneer of auto renting, Walter L. Jacobs, at the age of 22, opened a car-rental operation in Chicago. Starting with a dozen Model T Fords, which he repaired and repainted himself, Jacobs expanded his operation to the point where, within five years, the business generated annual revenues of about $1 million.


In 1923, Jacobs sold his car-rental concern to John Hertz, President of Yellow Cab and Yellow Truck and Coach Manufacturing Company. Jacobs continued as Hertz' top operating and administrative executive. This rental business, called Hertz Drive-Ur-Self System, was acquired in 1926 by General Motors Corporation when it bought Yellow Truck from John Hertz.


In 1932, Hertz opened the first rent-a-car facility at Chicago's Midway Airport. Later that same year, to further facilitate the world's adjustment to travel by air, Hertz introduced the first Fly/Drive car rental program.


In 1953, the Hertz properties were bought from GMC by the Omnibus Corporation, which divested itself of its bus interests and concentrated solely on car and truck renting and leasing. A year later, a new name was taken -- The Hertz Corporation -- and it was listed for the first time on the New York Stock Exchange. Jacobs became Hertz' first President and served in that post until his retirement in 1960. He died in 1985 at the age of 88. In 1954, the new corporation bought Metropolitan Distributors, a pioneer in New York truck leasing dating back to the World War I and the largest concern of its kind in any one city. In the process, the head of Metropolitan Leon C. Greenbaum, became Vice Chairman of the Hertz Board of Directors; he later became Chairman, and in 1960, Chief Executive Officer.


In 1967, The Hertz Corporation became a wholly owned subsidiary of RCA Corporation and operated as a separate entity, with its own management and Board of Directors.


In 1970, Hertz established its Worldwide Reservations Centre in the heartland, Oklahoma City, and a year later Hertz' Data Centre was also opened in Oklahoma City. Hertz went on-line, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, all over the world.


In 1984, Hertz first developed and introduced Computerised Driving Directions (CDD) and became the first car rental company to offer this service. CDD was made available at over 100 airport and downtown locations throughout the U.S. and Canada. The directions were available at customer rental locations through easy-to-use, self-service, touch-screen terminals. Hertz offered the directions in six languages: English, French, German, Italian, Japanese and Spanish. In 1985, Hertz joined UAL Inc. On December 30, 1987, Hertz was sold to Park Ridge Corporation, a company formed by Ford Motor Company and certain members of Hertz senior management for the purpose of purchasing Hertz. In 1988, Volvo North America Corporation joined Ford and Hertz management as an investor in Park Ridge Corporation. Hertz Instant Return, introduced in 1987, further streamlined the return side of the car rental transaction. In the car return area, the Hertz agent meets the returning customer with the Instant Return hand-held computer. Today, Hertz has more than 100 locations offering this service around the world. In 1989, in the U.S., Hertz redefined the car rental business with its #1 Club Gold® Service, which became an international symbol for "fast service." This premium, expedited rental service which is available in more than 800 locations today, provides car rental customers with the ultimate in speed and quality. With #1 Club Gold, customers have no unnecessary paperwork at the time of rental and no long lines. 


In 1991, Hertz #1 Club Gold service was exported to Canada, to Europe in 1992 and Asia Pacific in 1993. That same year, Park Ridge Corporation was merged into The Hertz Corporation. In 1994, Ford purchased the outstanding shares of Hertz and Hertz' became an independent, wholly owned subsidiary of Ford. Also, in 1994, Hertz opened its Financial Centre, which joined its Worldwide Reservations and Data Centres in Oklahoma City. In 1995, Hertz introduced in the U.S. its NeverLost® on-board navigation system. The user friendly route-guidance system provides turn-by-turn driving directions to virtually any destination within a geographic area by means of an in-car video screen, with computer-generated voice prompts, mounted in the front of the car's interior between driver and passenger seats. In 1997, Hertz launched its new website, The site featured facts and figures on Hertz' fleet, including a visual vehicle guide, corporate information and details on Hertz' services, promotions and partnerships. The interactive portion of the site offers rate quotations as well as booking, confirmation and cancellation capabilities for customers and travel agents. On April 25, 1997, Hertz became a publicly traded company, listed on the New York Stock Exchange, under the symbol "HRZ." In October 1997, Dublin Ireland became home to Hertz Europe's Service Centre. The Centre is Hertz Europe's centralised reservations centre handling calls from France, Germany, Ireland, Switzerland and the U.K.. In 1998, Hertz and Magellan Corporation announced the formation of an exclusive joint venture to oversee the expansion and operation of Hertz' NeverLost navigation system. Under the joint venture 40,000 "next generation" units have been deployed in the U.S. and Canada. This joint venture marks Hertz as the leader in this cutting-edge global positioning technology. In 1999, Hertz and Toyota formed a car rental partnership in Japan, making available to Hertz customers car rental service at 1,100 locations in that country.


In May 2000, Hertz opened its second U.S. reservations centre in Saraland, Alabama, a municipality of Mobile County. In July 2000, Hertz introduced a new, three tiered program for its top level #1 Club Gold members with the incorporation of #1 Club Gold® Five Star and #1 Club Gold® Presidents' CircleSM levels. On March 9, 2001, Hertz became a wholly owned subsidiary of Ford when Ford reacquired the outstanding 18.5% of Hertz' stock. In June 2001, Hertz launched another new level of premium car rental service with the introduction of the Hertz Prestige Collection. Offering vehicles from Jaguar, Land Rover, Lincoln, Audi, Infiniti, Cadillac, Hummer, and Volvo, Hertz Prestige Collection combines luxury vehicles with Hertz' exclusive customer services. In March 2002, Hertz became the first global car rental company to operate in China operating in several locations, including Beijing, Shanghai and Guangzhou. In December 2002, Hertz introduced into its U.S. fleet, the SIRIUS Satellite Radio. Available in approximately 20,000 vehicles, SIRIUS radio receives 65 channels of commercial-free music and 55 channels of news, sports and entertainment nationwide. In 2003, NeverLost was exported to Australia. New in 2004 was another industry first for Hertz — brand and model reservability. This feature allows Hertz’ #1 Club and #1 Club Gold members to reserve vehicles based on make and model, an option never before available from any car rental company. The year 2004 also saw Hertz’ debut of WiFi — wireless, high-speed Internet service. Available in more than 50 U.S. airport locations, Hertz customers can access the Internet through WiFi from inside the Hertz facility as well as in the #1 Club Gold rental area. In 2005, NeverLost was exported to Europe. In December, 2005 Hertz was acquired by three leading private equity investment companies: Clayton, Dubilier & Rice; The Carlyle Group and Merrill Lynch Private Global Equity. In January 2006, Hertz introduced the Hertz Fun Collection into North America, with vehicles tailor-made for travellers seeking exciting driving experiences featuring a selection of convertibles, coupes/roadsters and SUVs - the centerpiece of the Fun collection is the Shelby GT-H, a special, limited edition fleet of performance-modified Ford Mustang GTs. All Fun Collection vehicles feature SIRIUS Satellite Radio and all cars can be reserved by brand and model. Also in 2006, Hertz introduced its Green Collection of fuel-efficient, environmentally-friendly cars, reservable by make and model.

Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:39:38 +0200
<![CDATA[Get closer to Hertz through its blog]]>

You are welcome to visit the Official Hertz UK Car Hire blog, where you can receive news, current offers and travel tips. 

We are the leading car rental providers in the UK with over 200 locations nationwide. We offer luxury cars, fun cars, hybrid cars and family cars.

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Mon, 15 Apr 2013 14:48:32 +0200
<![CDATA[SDA Bocconi – Investing in talent]]> Bocconi

SDA Bocconi believes in the importance of investing in higher education, that’s why this year as many as 26 different Full-Time MBA scholarships and tuition waivers are offered, to help young professionals invest in their talent.

Both scholarships and tuition waivers are available to home and international students, though applicants must meet the relevant criteria in order to qualify. There are two scholarships, one thanks to the contribution of UCINA – the Italian Marine Industry Association – and one offered by The Boston Consulting Group, while merit-based total and partial tuition waivers are offered by the School thanks to the contribution of  Bocconi Alumni Association (BAA), in association with private companies, consultancy firms and other organizations.

In order to be considered for a scholarship or a tuition waiver, candidates must have sent their application to the 2013/14 MBA Program, meet the criteria set out for each scholarship or waiver, and have sent their Scholarship or Tuition Waiver Application Form (one for each scholarship/tuition waiver), together with a copy of their résumé, by the deadline indicated.

To view the complete list of scholarships and tuition waivers available and to find out more about how SDA Bocconi can help students fund their course, please click on the following link:

MBA overview & course offering

Studying for an MBA is about widening the horizons, exploring new opportunities and embarking on a challenging but highly rewarding journey. SDA Bocconi’s Full-Time MBA is designed to support the academic, personal and professional development of its participants, thanks to a strong course structure and a wide range of extra-curricular activities, with key course offerings including: 


-          Highly international class: 73% of SDA Bocconi MBA students come from over 30 different countries

-          Core modules and seminars structured according to 4 sequences, each focusing on key skills needed by future managers: Planning and Innovating, Controlling and Investing, Leading People and Processes, and Soft Skills and Values

-          Summer internship (in Italy or abroad)

-          4 Concentrations in Innovation, Marketing, Finance or Entrepreneurship

-          Track in Luxury Business Management

-          Exchange Program: a chance to spend the last term at one of our partner universities abroad

-          Clubs: the School has many clubs, covering a wide range of sports and interests, from sailing and skiing to marketing, luxury goods, automotive and much more

-          Broad Alumni network operating in over 100 countries worldwide

For more information about the course, please click on the following link:

Tue, 16 Apr 2013 12:01:55 +0200
<![CDATA[Valeo awarded 2013 top employers Europe certification]]>


Valeo announced today that it has been certified as one of the Top Employers Europe 2013, for the second year in a row in France, Germany, Hungary, Poland, Italy, Ireland, Romania, Slovakia and Turkey, and for the first time in Spain. Certification is awarded only to organizations that meet the highest standards in human resources management. With a clear, ambitious strategic vision based on reducing CO2 emissions and expanding geographically in fast growing regions, Valeo has driven a 70% increase in revenue since 2009. “Our human resources management strategy provides powerful support for our corporate vision,” says Michel Boulain, Group Senior Vice President, Human Resources. “It addresses, in a balanced manner, the needs of the company and the expectations of employees at every level. It is at once global and aligned with both cultural differences and local practices. The Human Resources Department is therefore very involved in fostering the Group’s expansion by hiring and training people and by assisting managers in motivating their teams around the world and ensuring their well-being.”

Valeo has been recognized for its effective human resources management practices, based on such aspects as the ability to attract and develop talent, compensation and benefits, training and skills development, working conditions and corporate culture. This year’s certification particularly underscored Valeo’s benefits and working conditions policies, its very dynamic training and development commitment (more than 80% of employees are trained every year) and its particularly effective talent and development policies, designed to fill at least 75% of positions from within. With 72,600 employees covering 96 different nationalities in 29 countries, another Valeo hallmark is its active diversity policy, which is designed to watch over environment country by country. Valeo has also strengthened its Well-Being at Work program launched in 2010 to enhance work-life balance. An action plan is now being deployed in every country.

However, Valeo’s cornerstone remains its corporate culture based on operational excellence and the 5 Axes methodology, which has been embraced, applied and recognized by manufacturers around the world. Note that only four French companies, including Valeo, have been awarded European certification as an excellent employer. The Top Employer label is awarded by the CRF Institute, a specialized institute that identifies and certifies organizations that offer employees outstanding human resources policies. About the CRF Institute: Present in 12 countries, the CRF Institute has been identifying and certifying employers of choice for the past 20 years through its Top Employers label. More than 2,500 organizations have been certified by the CRF Institute as part of 135 international projects. Valeo is an independent industrial Group fully focused on the design, production and sale of components, integrated systems and modules for the automotive industry, mainly for CO2 emissions reduction. Valeo ranks among the world's top automotive suppliers. The Group employs 72,600 people in 29 countries, at 125 plants, 21 research centers, 40 development centers and 12 distribution platforms.

Mon, 22 Apr 2013 14:17:14 +0200
<![CDATA[Women in business: Programme by Standard Chartered]]>

We offer a range of advice, support and training for women setting up or expanding their business.

Here are some of the way we're supporting women entrepreneurs across our markets:

  • Supporting war widows in Sri Lanka’s Jaffna peninsula with microfinance loans. Interest from the repayments are targeted at being fed back into the Seeing is Believing fund for the region
  • Offering our Diva account which caters specifically to women’s needs through customised debit cards, discounts, benefits, and membership to the Diva club
  • Creating networking opportunities and development seminars for our women clients and business owners, such as roundtable breakfasts, health and wellbeing events, and financial literacy training
  • Launching our Care4Ladies insurance plan in Ghana, which is tailored specifically to provide coverage on the specific health needs of our women customers
  • Offering our women entrepreneurs in India a bundled Business Installment Loan with preferential pricing and features
  • Offering partially secured loans with lower interest rates to women entrepreneurs in Bangladesh and Malaysia
  • Opening all-women branches in India and Sri Lanka, providing customers with a safe and comfortable environment in which to discuss their financial matters.
Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:41:13 +0200
<![CDATA[Seeing is Believing]]> 39 million people in the world today are blind, most of them trapped hopelessly in poverty. Yet, in eight out of ten cases, blindness can be prevented or treated with proven, cost effective interventions.

An operation for cataracts – the leading cause of blindness in developing countries – can cost as little as USD30. And the impact is significant, regaining sight enables people to go back work or education and better care for their families.

How we're helping

Through Seeing is Believing, we’ve partnered with the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB) and leading international eye-care NGOs to improve access to eye-care across Asia, Africa, the Middle East and South America. Since 2003 when we launched the initiative we have raised USD50 million, and have helped more than 28 million people.

What we aim to do

By 2020, we aim to fundraise USD100 million for Seeing is Believing.

The funding will help our NGO partners deliver 35 comprehensive eye-care projects globally, providing access to cataract operations and prevention treatment in deprived communities. This will include five large scale children’s eye-care projects.

With help from our staff

Our employees have largely driven the success and support of the programme so far. Not only do many of our employees volunteer at local eye-care projects, but 70% of fundraising is led by our staff. The Bank matches every dollar raised. We’re now half way to reaching our goal of raising USD100 million, and would like to thank everyone who’s helped us raise awareness and funds so far, including our staff, Liverpool Football Club, and of course all our great fundraisers and donators.

Tue, 23 Apr 2013 12:59:50 +0200
<![CDATA[EBS Bachelor in General Management (BSc) successfully re-accredited for seven years]]> EBS Bachelor in General Management (BSc) offering the study tracks General Management and International Business Studies as well as a part-time International track has been re-accredited by the FIBAA for the maximum period of seven years. Out of the 70 quality requirements 37 were met, 30 exceeded and 3 rated excellent. An excellent rating was awarded to career guidance and placement services,cooperation with companies and other organizations and the role played by foreign languages in the programme.

FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) specializes in the accreditation of business studies programmes. Accreditation by FIBAA is a multi-step process, in which an expert group appointed by the agency assesses the quality of the programme in hand. The special focus in awarding the FIBAA quality seal for accredited programmes is on internationality, employability of graduates and practical business relevance.

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:56:44 +0200
<![CDATA[EBS Master in Real Estate (MSc) and contact study programme Real Estate Economics accredited by RICS]]> EBS Master in Real Estate (MSc) and the contact study programme Real Estate Economics, the flagship continuing education programme for real estate industry professionals offered by EBS Universität, have both been awarded the prestigious RICS accreditation by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. The EBS Master in Real Estate was granted accreditation up to and including the year 2016. Re-accreditation of the contact study programme Real Estate Economics delivered in Wiesbaden and Berlin was confirmed for the maximum period of five years up to the end of 2017.

"We are delighted about both accreditations with which RICS underlines the quality of EBS real estate programmes. EBS Universität now belongs to an exclusive group of just a few higher education institutions in Germany that offer RICS accredited Master's programmes and give their graduates the opportunity to become members of RICS, the leading organization worldwide for real estate professionals", said Professor Nico B. Rottke, head of the Real Estate Management Institute (REMI) at EBS Universität and himself a RICS Fellow (FRICS).

Founded in the UK in 1868 as the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, RICS is a global association of real estate professionals with more than 100,000 members who operate out of 146 countries worldwide. The organization is the world's leading professional body for setting standards in the property industry and publishes its own RICS Appraisal and Valuation Standards - the so-called "Red Book" that is considered the standard publication for real estate valuation.

Members of RICS are called chartered surveyors and depending on their grade of membership carry the internationally recognized professional designation FRICS (Fellow of RICS) or MRICS (Member of RICS). RICS accreditation of EBS real estate programmes opens up membership of RICS to successful EBS graduates. Students at EBS can register for membership when starting their studies at EBS (

Tue, 20 Aug 2013 16:57:45 +0200
<![CDATA[Recruitment Administrator - Internship for 6 months (Unpaid)]]> More information about this job: General Responsibilities:

Our European Service Centre is located in Swords, Co Dublin, only 15 km from Dublin’s City Centre. The Service Centre is the hub of our Customer Contact Centre, Accounts and Administration Operations. We employ approximately 900 people from 29 different countries who have all made the right choice.


If you want to gain some valuable experience in a lively and multi-cultural environment and learn more about HR and Recruitment supporting our busy European Recruitment Team then this might be just the perfect opportunity for you!


We are currently looking for an English-speaking Student or Graduate to join us as a Recruitment Administrator/Work Experience for a minimum of 6 months. 


Some of the tasks include:

  • Organizing, maintaining, archiving of all relevant recruitment documentation.
  • Assist with our invoicing system and budget procedures.
  • Ensure strict adherence to the organization's confidentiality policy.
  • Meeting or exceeding established departmental performance measurements including quality, customer satisfaction, and productivity as established by management
  • Handling administrative duties and special assignments related to departmental and Recruiter needs.
  • Displaying co-operative teamwork, communication and focus on continuous learning through self-development to ensure added value to the team.
  • Maintenance of the applicant tracking system, standard operating procedures and reporting suite.
  • Assist in developing European Source Directory with college, government/non profit organization like EURES, ANPE, FAS etc.
  • Support preparation for college and recruitment events throughout Europe.
  • Completion of ad hoc duties and projects when necessary.
Mandatory Requirements:

Educational Background

  • Educational level typically acquired through completion of high school or equivalent. Secondary level studies or equivalent.

Professional Experience                                  

  • Previous administration/HR experience preferred.


  • Knowledge of general human resource practices preferred .
  • Ability to recognize, research and resolve basic and complex issues
  • Good IT skills .
  • Fluency in English (written & verbal).
  • Additional european language preferable.


  • Good Communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong time management and organisational skills.
  • Ability to multi-task in a high volume setting.
  • Portray administrative and documentation skills, detail-orientation, and a proficiency with reporting tools and databases. 
Wed, 25 Sep 2013 12:27:18 +0200
<![CDATA[SABIC & SUSTAINABILITY]]> most recent sustainability report, SABIC is sharing great insights in how the company is making a positive impact to the world.

Thu, 26 Sep 2013 15:02:09 +0200
<![CDATA[After Forbes and The Economist, the FT also upgrades SDA Bocconi]]> BocconiThe series of excellent scores recently awarded to SDA Bocconi in leading international rankings continues today with the publication of the Financial Times 2013 ranking of the 100 best Executive MBAs in the world. SDA Bocconi has improved its position in the prestigious international ranking with its program held in Italian, moving up seven spots to 59th place worldwide and 28th in Europe.

The only Italian school in leading international rankings, SDA Bocconi placed 3rd in the ranking of the best non-US international MBA programs ten days ago in Forbes and two days later moved up 23 spots in rankings by The Economist of the best MBA programs, placing 47th worldwide and 14th in Europe.
“We are very pleased with these latest improvements, which strengthen SDA Bocconi’s international reputation, confirming the effectiveness of our programs and the quality of our alumni”, says Bruno Busacca, Dean of SDA Bocconi.
SDA Bocconi’s Executive MBA is a 21-month program taught in Italian and dedicated to managers with an average of 10 years of professional experience, alternating in-class modules with distance learning sections. The Financial Times ranking takes into consideration a series of parameters including graduates’ salary increase and improvements in their professional careers, as well as the presence of an international faculty.

“The ranking confirms the validity of the Executive MBA program at SDA Bocconi and its distinct international exposure”, says Paolo Morosetti, Program Director. “It was an independent recognition of the quality of our classes and we are delighted to be the only Italian business school included in this prestigious ranking.”

Tue, 22 Oct 2013 15:43:59 +0200
<![CDATA[Postgraduate Study Fair]]> STUDY FAIR 

POSTGRADUATE STUDY FAIR (open to students from any university, any degree discipline) Considering Postgraduate Study. Come to the biggest Postgraduate Study Fair in the UK, on Wednesday 20 November 2013 10.30am - 4pm, Manchester Central (G-MEX Centre), Manchester. 90 different institutions mostly from the UK but also some from overseas (Germany, Switzerland, Austria, Sweden, Belgium, Netherlands, Italy, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, USA) promoting their postgraduate courses.

Find out about funding, check out the universities and subjects you'd like to study, get help from the team of careers consultants, attend the seminars which include information about studying overseas, teacher training, funding and what life is really like as a postgrad. Free entry, free fair guide, free advice. Students and graduates from any university, any subject welcome.

Mon, 11 Nov 2013 11:31:28 +0100
<![CDATA[BASF receives 2013 Animal Protection Research Prize]]>* German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection honors research team for developing alternative methods
* About one third of all toxicological studies at BASF are conducted using alternative and complementary methods

BASF has been awarded the “32nd Research Prize for the promotion of methodological work aimed at reducing and replacing animal experimentation” in Berlin. The research team “Experimental Toxicology and Ecology” received this honor for their methodological work in developing and implementing “Strategies for testing the local toxicity of chemicals without animal experimentation.” The award is endowed with prize money of €15,000 and is sponsored by the German Federal Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Consumer Protection (BMELV).

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:07:03 +0100
<![CDATA[Bertelsmann Launches Internet Social Cloud — 2013]]> has become commonplace for companies to seek contact with their customers and the public on platforms like Facebook and Twitter. Now the international media and services company Bertelsmann has gone one step further, by combining and displaying all of its official social media channels on a single website. Though its focus is initially on Facebook, Twitter and Google+, the site already pools news and posts from over 2,000 social media channels around the world – and the number is growing. 

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 14:23:53 +0100
<![CDATA[Ernst & Young LLP Voted Top Accounting and Auditing Provider to Hedge Fund Industry]]> YORK, Nov. 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Ernst & Young LLP, a leading service provider to start-up and established hedge funds, has received two industry honors in the accounting and auditing space. The firm has been named Best Accounting Firm by the HFMWeek 2013 U.S. Hedge Fund Service Awards for the fifth consecutive year, and ranked as the top global audit and accounting service provider by Hedge Funds Review for the third consecutive year.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:11:42 +0100
<![CDATA[Global Valeo Innovation Challenge to Make Cars more Intelligent and Intuitive]]> – Engineering students around the world have until February 14, 2014, to take part in the global Valeo Innovation Challenge. The goal of the Valeo Innovation Challenge is to design equipment that, between now and 2030, will make cars more intelligent and intuitive. Students taking part in the challenge must develop bold, revolutionary solutions for the cars of 2030.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:43:18 +0100
<![CDATA[CERN scientists to look for antigravity]]> In what could be their most revolutionary project to date, CERN physicists are set to begin an experiment to determine if antigravity exists.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 15:54:15 +0100
<![CDATA[Hertz Launches Waterless Car-Washing At 220 Off-Airport Locations]]> Hertz customers won't be needing to take their convertible rental through a car wash because hopefully it would have received a cleansing through Hertz's new non-toxic waterless car wash procedures.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:08:41 +0100
<![CDATA[QR codes could be brought to a new level by MasterCard]]> credit card giant has put the spotlight back onto quick response codes with its Priceless campaign.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 16:36:40 +0100
<![CDATA[Accenture Study Finds Innovative Technology and Pricing Options Key to Building Next Generation of Arts Supporters]]> a recent Accenture (NYSE:ACN) survey of U.S. consumers, only 35 percent give money to the arts and less than a third are “highly committed” to their local arts organizations. The survey covered consumer attitudes and behaviors in 13 cities with large art communities across the United States. The findings suggest that more pricing options and the convergence of digital technologies to communicate with patrons would increase support for the arts.

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Wed, 04 Dec 2013 17:06:18 +0100
<![CDATA[Zumtobel AG : Zumtobel wins “Red Dot Award” 2013 for image film]]> film titled "Your light in a world of change" was created in collaboration with the Boros agency and the Zeitsprung Commercial film production company. The 1:30-minute film is an impressive and emotional story of how Zumtobel seeks to provide perfect lighting quality for people while protecting the environment.

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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 10:51:59 +0100
<![CDATA[Volvo to test 100 self-driving cars in Sweden]]> Cars will play a leading role in the world’s first large-scale autonomous driving pilot project in which 100 self-driving Volvo cars will use public roads in everyday driving conditions around the Swedish city of Gothenburg.

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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:03:54 +0100
<![CDATA[GDF Suez to build 500-megawatt thermal power plant in Peru]]> energy company GDF Suez has won a bid to build and operate a 500-megawatt thermal power plant in southern Peru, its chief executive officer said.

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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 11:26:53 +0100
<![CDATA[Logistics firm DHL to move into Manchester's airport city]]> company DHL is to occupy a major new facility at Manchester’s Airport City – becoming the first business to move into the Enterprise Zone development.

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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 14:31:28 +0100
<![CDATA[ABB wins $80 million solar project]]> HORIZONS 2013, PARIS, FRANCE: As Canada enjoys a $350 billion "infrastructure supercycle" over the next five years, the Ontario Clean Technology Alliance - a collective of regional and municipal economic development organizations across Ontario - is attending Pollutec Horizons 2013 in Paris

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Thu, 05 Dec 2013 15:15:06 +0100
<![CDATA[Citi Named “Global Bank of the Year” by The Banker magazine]]> (NYSE:C) was feted as “Bank of the Year” in the prestigious annual awards competition conducted by The Banker, a London-based international banking and finance magazine founded in 1926.

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Fri, 06 Dec 2013 16:40:51 +0100
<![CDATA[Goldman Sachs named on Fortune magazine's 'best companies 'list for 2014]]> magazine has named Goldman Sachs number 45 on its '100 Best Companies to Work For' list for 2014. The firm is proud to have been selected for this honor every year Fortune has published it, now for 17 consecutive years.

In the issue of Fortune which hits newsstands on January 20, 2014, a cover feature on Goldman Sachs highlights the firm's efforts to implement programs and technology to create a best-in-class work environment. The publication emphasizes the importance of the firm’s corporate culture in making it one of the best places to work.

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:03:24 +0100
<![CDATA[Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge Calls for Students to Submit Innovative Investment Vehicles Seeking Both Positive Social or Environmental Impact and Competitive Financial Returns]]> Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and INSEAD today announced a call for applicants for the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge, the preeminent global competition for students at business schools and other graduate programs to create market-based solutions to economic, social and environmental challenges. The Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge succeeds and builds upon the former International Impact Investing Challenge, intensifying the focus on the potential for scalable, market-rate solutions.  

The Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge asks applicants to develop institutional-quality investment vehicles that aim to achieve positive environmental or social impact as well as competitive financial returns. The Challenge is an opportunity to apply core finance and investment principles to address some of the most challenging issues of our times: water, energy, food, climate change, education and healthcare.   

Teams from business schools and other graduate programs around the world are invited to submit a two-page prospectus starting on February 3, 2014 and no later than February 25, 2014. Ten finalists will present their proposals to a panel of judges at Morgan Stanley’s New York City headquarters. For guidelines, judging criteria and prize information,

Morgan Stanley employees will lend their expertise to the Challenge participants by serving as judges and mentors and will advise finalist teams on the development of their ideas.

Said Audrey Choi, Managing Director and CEO of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing: “We can make private capital an increasingly powerful force for sustainability by harnessing the tools of finance to tackle global challenges. The Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge seeks to accelerate this process, identifying and recognizing ideas that are financially viable and scalable. In keeping with the goals of the Morgan Stanley Institute for Sustainable Investing, the Challenge also seeks to cultivate the next generation of sustainable investing practitioners, building the intellectual and professional capacity needed for real progress against the major challenges of our time.”  

“Kellogg launched the Challenge in 2011 to address the growing need for financial products that served the dual mandate of societal benefit and financial returns,” said David Chen, co-founder of the challenge, Principal at Equilibrium Capital Group, and lecturer of finance at the Kellogg School. “We’re thrilled to have Morgan Stanley join us in relaunching this competition as the Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge to help spearhead the increasing mainstreaming of this emerging field.” 

Christine Driscoll Goulay, Associate Director of the INSEAD Social Entrepreneurship Initiative adds that “the Challenge is unique in that it provides an opportunity for students, professionals and investors in the sustainable investment space to work together on concrete, results-oriented ideas that help drive the field forward. It is inspiring to see the strength of the submitted proposals as well as the powerful connections that are made during the process. INSEAD recognizes the importance of sustainable investment and is proud to be an academic partner of the Challenge.”

The Morgan Stanley Sustainable Investing Challenge is also supported by the John D. And Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation; Equilibrium Capital Group; Breckinridge Capital; Milken Institute; Water Asset Management; and the Carol & Larry Levy Social Entrepreneurship Lab. 

Fri, 17 Jan 2014 16:10:58 +0100
<![CDATA[Daimler India commercial vehicles named “Commercial Vehicle Maker of the Year” only 15 months after its market entry]]> award for Daimler India Commercial Vehicles (DICV): Only 15 months after its market entry, the wholly owned Daimler subsidiary receives the renowned Apollo CV Award, which named the company “Commercial Vehicle Maker of the Year.” The award honors the company’s impact in modernizing India’s entire commercial vehicle industry. In addition, the DICV-produced BharatBenz 1217C truck wins the sector award in the category “Commercial Vehicle Innovation of the Year 2013”. Designed for construction work, the vehicle is the first tipper in its weight category in India. This outstanding achievement of Daimler Trucks’ latest brand is further enhanced by the BharatBenz 3128C, which received the award in the category “HCV Cargo Carrier over 25 tons.”

“At DICV, we have every reason to be proud of ourselves. Being named ‘Commercial Vehicle Maker of the Year’ only one and a half years after the market launch underlines the impact on the development of the industry that is ascribed to BharatBenz”, says Marc Llistosella, Managing Director and CEO of DICV, who was thrilled about the awards. “This accolade from the sector is an incentive for us to keep up our fast pace and continue to roll out our products on the market.”

The awards have been presented since 2010 by the leading Indian commercial vehicle magazine CV in cooperation with the tire manufacturer Apollo. Last year, a mere three months after market launch, BharatBenz had already won two of the sought-after awards in the categories “Best Commercial Vehicle” and “Best Rigid Haulage Truck.”

DICV launched its first BharatBenz models on the market in September 2012. It has since then gradually rolled out its product range, which includes dump trucks and freight-haulage trucks in the segments ranging from nine to 49 tons. Another four models will be launched by the end of January, complementing the existing portfolio.

Since May 2013 DICV has also been producing FUSO trucks at its plant in Chennai. These trucks are destined for export to growth markets in Asia and Africa. For this purpose, DICV is working together with Daimler’s Japanese subsidiary Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus Corporation (MFTBC) within the framework of the Asia Business Model.

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:50:03 +0100
<![CDATA[Bajaj Allianz promoting women’s careers]]> Allianz, the Allianz subsidiary in India, has launched an all-women branch in Pune. This pioneering effort in the Indian insurance industry seeks to create a conductive work environment for their female employees and intermediaries. Recruitment of agents for the new office in particular targets the vast talent pool of women who have often found their careers interrupted for family reasons.

Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, one of India’s leading property and casualty insurance companies, launched an All Women’s Branch today in the city of Pune where the company has its headquarters. As the name suggests, this unique branch will have only female employees and will recruit and train women agents and intermediaries. This is an industry-first for India.

Bajaj Allianz aims to empower such women professionals by providing them with a conducive environment that will not only provide them financial independence but will also use the talent pool of women professionals. These professionals are those who had to take a break due to change in their life-stages like marriage, family, shifting of their locations, etc.The initiative includes extending all possible support such as crèche facilities, pick up and drop off, home office and flexible hours etc. which will develop a reasonable support system for them to hold on to their career aspirations.

“Women are key drivers for sustainable growth”

The all-women branch office was inaugurated by Tapan Singhel, managing director and CEO, Bajaj Allianz General Insurance, at the company headquarters in Pune. On the occasion, Singhel said, “Studies show that women are key drivers for a sustainable growth in a developing country. We also believe in it, and the launch of All Women’s Branch is a small step in that direction. We aim to tap the vast talent pool of women professionals who had to leave their professional jobs for their family commitments. We plan to give such women an opportunity to re-start their professional career without disturbing their family priorities.”

The branch will start its operations with a team of five women employees. Ten women agents have also been recruited with plans to increase this number to at least 60 agents in this fiscal year. The company plans to roll out similar branches in other metro cities around India soon.

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 14:57:38 +0100
<![CDATA[JTI has received the honor of being awarded Top Employer Europe 2013 certification.]]> has received the honor of being awarded Top Employer Europe 2013 certification. Ten of our offices in Europe were recognized for their excellence in human resources management by the CRF Institute.

While 881 businesses representing 45 countries participated in the certification, JTI was one of 20 to be certified as a Top Employer Europe. We see this as an endorsement of our global HR practices, as well as being further validation of the results from our recent Global Employee Engagement Survey, which researched opinions from across the business. It shows that our people feel valued and that their long-term interests are aligned with those of the business. And it’s another reason for our employees to be proud of working for JTI.

But JTI is a global organization. Our workforce of 27,000 employees is composed of more than a hundred nationalities. And our global engagement survey is a chance for everyone in our business, whatever their location, whatever their role, to voice their opinions and give feedback on how we are doing. The results show that, overwhelmingly, our values are shared by our people across the globe.

“There is a strong sense of common purpose at JTI: more than 91% of our employees worldwide support the company’s goals, objectives and values, and 94% are willing to make extra efforts to succeed.” Mark Phillips, Human Resources Vice President for Central Europe.

JTI offers a wide range of opportunities for women and men to develop their career in a culturally diverse environment where excellence, in everything, is the benchmark. Over the last eight years the number of international assignments has quadrupled, and around 80% of managerial roles are the result of internal appointments.

Mon, 20 Jan 2014 15:05:18 +0100
Fresenius is a global health care group with products and services for dialysis, the hospital and the medical care of patients at home.

The Fresenius Group consists of the following four business segments that are responsible for their own business operations worldwide: Fresenius Medical CareFresenius KabiFresenius Helios and Fresenius Vamed.
Here you can find a plenty of informations and audio file about opportunities to launch your career in Fresenius

Join us and go straight to the fast track

Completing your studies or vocational training is a defining moment in your career. By now, you are probably itching to make the next successful move – and jump straight onto the career ladder. You can start with us immediately after your studies or training, and you will be given plenty of responsibility. You will also get to work on some fascinating projects.

As a new employee, you will be involved in everyday business the day you walk in through the door. You will also soon get to work in some challenging areas. Of course, to make things easier, you will participate in a detailed onboarding and jump right into your new team to gain quick, hands-on experience.

As well as getting to know the company, how the whole organization fits together, and typical working procedures, you will have plenty of opportunity to network with others. Exchanging views with others – in an interdisciplinary, cross-departmental setting – you will get to work on a stimulating variety of tasks, a great way to build on what you know.

Take ownership from day one

Fresenius believes in sharing in a commitment to work, empowering co-workers to take personal responsibility and allowing them to proactively shape processes. We actively encourage entrepreneurial thinking (and doing!) and give up-and-coming managers every opportunity to dictate the nature of their work. Seize the opportunity. Get involved. Share your ideas with others. And enjoy the chance to work independently.

Personal support in climbing the career ladder

It is probably not long since your last seminar or training session, so you will now have the qualifications you need. Understandably, the last thing you are thinking about right now is even more training! But we are. 
At Fresenius, we believe in helping everyone at the company develop, on a professional and personal level. This is because development paves the way for your long-term career. How do we prepare you for your job and the road ahead? With the Fresenius trainee programs, talent groups and in-house training – on topics such as project management and intercultural communication.

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Thu, 06 Feb 2014 09:45:20 +0100
<![CDATA[How to Write a Cover Letter That Will Get You an Interview]]> you’re like most job seekers, you’re not taking advantage of one of the best ways to get a hiring manager’s attention: writing a great cover letter.

Cover letters can be what gets you pulled out of a stack of applications and called for an interview. They can make the difference between hearing nothing from an employer and eventually getting offered a job.

Cover letters are crucial to hiring managers who understand that people are more than just their work experience – that people have personalities, motivations, habits and other reasons they’d be great at a particular job that aren’t easily seen from a résumé. After all, if this weren’t true, employers wouldn’t even need to bother to interview candidates; they could just screen résumés, verify that candidates’ experience and accomplishments were accurate and then hire the person with the best résumé.

But that’s not how it works, and so when done well, a cover letter takes a first step at explaining that additional piece of what you’re all about.

Here’s how to write a compelling cover letter that will get you interviews.

1. Show personal interest in the particular job that you’re applying for. A strong cover letter will make a convincing case that you're truly excited about the opportunity (without resorting to generic reasons that you could use when writing to every other company too). What grabbed you about the job description or the company? Why would you prefer this job over others out there? Why do you think you’d be great at it? What in your background demonstrates that you’d excel at the work?

2. Don’t summarize your résumé. Too often, job seekers simply summarize the contents of their résumé in their cover letter. With such limited initial contact, you do yourself a disservice if you use a whole page of your application to simply repeat the contents of the other pages. The cover letter should add something new to your candidacy – information that doesn't belong on your résumé like personal traits, work habits, why you're interested in the job, maybe even a reference to feedback from a previous manager. Speaking of which …

3. If something makes you especially well-suited for the job aside from what’s on your résumé, mention it. For example, maybe the position requires an inordinate degree of meticulousness and you frequently get teased for being obsessive about details. That’s a perfect thing to mention in a cover letter, and it’s information that wouldn’t be found on your résumé. If you’re having trouble thinking of those qualities, try thinking about what you would tell a friend if you were explaining why you were excited about this particular job and why you think you would be great at it. Does that explanation add anything that your friend couldn’t get from just looking at your résumé? It probably does – and that’s what you want to convey.

4. Stay away from hyperbole. Statements like "I’m the best candidate for the job” and “You won’t find a candidate better qualified than me” come across as naive. You have no way of knowing what the rest of the candidate pool looks like, and only the hiring manager is equipped to assess your candidacy against that pool. Keep the focus on why you’d excel at the job without trying to put down your competition. Your cover letter shouldn’t sound like an infomercial.

5. If you know you’re overqualified but you don’t mind, explain that in your cover letter. If you don’t address it up front, many hiring managers will assume that you wouldn't be enthusiastic about the job without ever giving you a chance to tell them why you’re interested anyway. 

6. Be conversational. Job seekers sometimes feel that a cover letter should be as formal as possible, but the best cover letters are written in a conversational, engaging tone. Of course, don’t be overly casual; don’t use slang, and pay careful attention to things like grammar and spelling. But your tone and the language should be conversational, warm and engaging.

7. In case it’s not obvious from the above, don’t use a form letter. Hiring managers can tell the difference between a letter that you’re sending with all your applications and a letter that you wrote specifically for this job. If your letter works for all the jobs you're applying to, that’s a sign that it needs to be more customized. 


Tue, 11 Feb 2014 17:38:53 +0100
<![CDATA[GDF SUEZ launches student contest: Responsible Business Challenge]]> SUEZ has launched an inter-college challenge in partnership with Studyka, an online community for student contests. As a company that cares, the Group’s social and environmental responsibility is its priority, and students and recent graduates are invited to play a role in creating a more responsible world. GDF SUEZ has made its social and environmental responsibility a priority. 

The core challenges? 
Meeting energy needs, providing a secure energy supply, combating climate change, and optimizing the use of resources. Always on the lookout for new solutions, GDF SUEZ has placed research and innovation at the heart of its strategy.

The Group is inviting students and recent graduates to find new solutions and strategies to meet these new energy challenges, for a more responsible world. All ideas are welcome, and your sole objective is to come up with an innovative approach to GDF SUEZ’s social and environmental responsibility.

A cross-disciplinary challenge to find the solutions of the future

Technical solutions, digital concepts, communication campaigns, a new marketing strategy, turnkey solutions for users, mobile apps, original ideas for raising awareness... you have carte blanche to create a finished solution, as well thought out in terms of its target as its operational delivery (technical and financial).

A number of themes – all central to GDF SUEZ’s commitments – are in place to guide your creativity:

Create new solutions for sustainable production and/or the sale of energy in developed and emerging nations
- Enable citizens and cities to permanently use less energy

Provide education and employment opportunities for all
Plan social actions
- Forge links and foster involvement of all stakeholders in Group projects

Promote diversity
Create new partnerships with your college or another one

Produce energy while caring for the environment
- Engage stakeholders (citizens, businesses, cities) to reduce their environmental impact

A challenge at the heart of your career development
This challenge, focusing on innovation and shared skills and ideas, is a unique opportunity to gain professional experience of mixing with the managers and leaders of one of the world’s largest energy providers. It is also a real chance to build your network and maybe even get spotted as an up and coming talent!

There are a number of prizes up for grabs: iPad Air, GoPro camera, gift vouchers, and more. The winning team will be given the unique opportunity to jet off to Africa, Brazil, or Australia, whichever they prefer!

GDF SUEZ challenge rules
1. To take part, the first thing you need to do is to form your team (up to 3 members).
2. Remember that cross-disciplinary teams with engineers, technicians, architects, town planners, and sociologists, etc. are what the panel are looking for.
3. Once you have your team, register online and download the pre-selection form by 27 April 2014. The chosen teams will have to submit their final proposal by 8 June 2014
4. Five teams will go through to the final and present their project to a panel of GDF SUEZ professionals.
5. Find out all about the challenge at

Fri, 28 Mar 2014 15:53:32 +0100
<![CDATA[Hertz Brings Its Car Rental Revolution To Paris, France]]>

Hertz Brings Its Car Rental Revolution To Paris, France

Hertz gives high tech makeover to Paris Saint Ferdinand city downtown location - the company's first European city branch, which opened in 1956

The Hertz Corporation (NYSE: HTZ), the world's leading general use car rental brand, has given its Paris Saint Ferdinand flagship location a high tech makeover as part of the company's global reinvention of the car rental experience. The fully remodelled location reflects a complete rethinking of the way cars are rented, with customers welcomed into a spacious, streamlined layout with a personalized, interactive service and the latest innovations in the car rental industry. The branch is conveniently located near the famous Champs Elysees on 27 Rue Saint-Ferdinand, 75017 Paris, France.
Hertz has given its premier Paris city location (Saint Ferdinand) a high tech makeover as part of the company’s global reinvention of the car rental experience. Customers are welcomed into a spacious, streamlined layout with a personalized, interactive service and the latest technology innovations in the car rental industry.

Michel Taride, Group President, Hertz International, commented: "Our aim is to wow the customer through all elements of their experience with us, from planning and booking through to pick up and return of their vehicle – all with an emphasis on flexibility, speed and value. Following the overwhelmingly positive customer feedback for our revamped flagship locations such as San Diego and Newark Airports in the U.S; Frankfurt Airport, Germany; and London Marble Arch in the UK, I am very confident that the remodelling of Hertz's premier location in Paris will be equally celebrated."

"It's exciting to see the Hertz car rental revolution come back to its European birthplace - our Paris St Ferdinand location was the first city center branch that Hertz operated in Europe, back in 1956," Taride added.

The newly remodelled location now features double the amount of space for customers, making the experience more relaxing. Dual-screen high-resolution monitors at the counters enable the Hertz service representative to display options to the customer, helping to expedite the car rental process. Large screens continuously feature rotating scenes of Paris and Hertz's products.

The high-tech location also includes a 'Recharge Zone' for mobile phones and electronic devices. Complimentary Wi-Fi access is also available for customers. The 'Discovery Zone' section lets customers learn more about what's on in Paris and the surrounding area via touch screens and colourful displays. Meanwhile, children can have fun with computer games and drawing software in the Kid's Zone.

As always, customers have access to a wide selection of vehicles from the Hertz fleet, ranging from small practical cars, sedans and station wagons to the most stunning convertibles such as the breathtaking Mercedes SLS AMG, Aston Martin Vantage, Jaguar F-TYPE, Maserati GranTurismo and other marquees from the company's Dream Collection. Other Hertz products available at the location include the state-of-the-art navigation system NeverLost®,  the company's mobile Wi-Fi hotspot service, and the ability to rent iPads.

Hertz's location at Paris Saint-Ferdinand has been built with environmentally friendly and recyclable materials. Aligned with Hertz's global sustainability strategy "Living Journey," the location recycles general and automotive wastes and features energy efficient lighting and equipment.

Hertz has been fully transforming flagship locations as well as updating other facilities across the world in an effort to streamline the rental experience. To date more than 400 Hertz locations have been updated around the globe, with over 200 renewed so far in Europe, Australia and South Africa.

In addition to the unveiled modernized rental facilities at Paris Saint-Ferdinand, Hertz remodelled its flagships locations at Frankfurt Airport and London Marble Arch in Europe as well as San Diego and Newark Airports in the US.

For more information, customers can visit or follow Hertz on Facebook or Twitter.

About Hertz
Hertz operates its car rental business through the Hertz, Dollar, Thrifty and Firefly brands from approximately 11,555 corporate and licensee locations in circa 145 countries in North AmericaEuropeLatin America,AsiaAustraliaAfrica, the Middle East and New Zealand. Hertz is the largest worldwide airport general use car rental brand, operating from approximately 10,090 corporate and licensee locations in approximately 145 countries. Our Dollar and Thrifty brands have approximately 1,400 corporate and franchise locations in approximately 75 countries. Hertz is the number one airport car rental brand in the U.S. and at 130 major airports in Europe.

Product and service initiatives such as Hertz Gold Plus Rewards, NeverLost®, Carfirmations, Mobile Wi-Fi and unique vehicles offered through the Company's Adrenaline, Dream, Family, Fun, Green and Prestige Collections also set Hertz apart from the competition. Additionally, Hertz owns the vehicle leasing and fleet management leader Donlen Corporation, operates the Hertz 24/7 hourly car rental business and sells vehicles through its Rent2Buy program. The Company also owns a leading North American equipment rental business, Hertz Equipment Rental Corporation, which includes Hertz Entertainment Services. More information about the company can be found at


Fri, 23 May 2014 13:49:52 +0200
<![CDATA[Europe Agrees! Spending Dirty Cash is a Nasty Little Habit]]> association of money and hygiene has long been established. From a historical perspective there have even been reports that villagers believed money (aka dirty cash) was somehow responsible for plague epidemics in England, with villagers leaving money in water troughs filled with vinegar in order to decontaminate it.

Today, MasterCard dirty cash research shows that despite two thirds of us in Europe understanding that cash is in fact dirty, only one in five of us wash our hands after handling it. Although the study showed cash being ranked as more unhygienic than hand rails on public transport or sharing communal food, we are simply struggling to break the bad habit of spending dirty cash.

Wed, 28 May 2014 17:18:10 +0200
<![CDATA[Blind Applying more than an internship....It's an adventure!]]>


Blind Applying: a unique career adventure! ....that you can take part in!

Blind Applying initiated by Deutsche Telekom is more than just an internship experience – it’s an adventure! Finding the right employer as a student is not easy. There are simply too many choices to consider. Do I want to work in a big or a small company? Which career field suits my studies? If you have gone through the tiring process of uploading dozens of CVs and writing personalized cover letters – one big question stays present: Will I get an answer?

Blind Applying is the way of maximizing your chances for an unique internship with only one CV to a group of top employers – and more than that – adding some adventure to the process.

The idea: You upload only one CV for a secret internship. Until one of the partaking companies comes back to you, you don’t know where, for which position or which company you applied.
You are literally sending your CV blind. Last year 18 top companies took part – offering internships from Tokyo to Sydney, from engineering to computer science.  
We are soon starting the second edition of Blind Applying (September 2014) with even more destinations, secret internships and companies onboard.

If you want to know more about Blind Applying check out this articles below:


Do you want to take part in Blind Applying?
You can now sign up on to get the latest information about when you can start applying!

Fri, 27 Jun 2014 18:09:10 +0200