On Tuesday, March 28, 2017, Frankfurt School of Finance & Management hosted a recruiting event with Deutsche Post DHL Group to show its international students career options in Germany. After the introduction by Dr Elisa Antz, Head of Student, Career & Alumni Services at Frankfurt School, two employees of the world’s largest logistic company took the floor. Sina Ruderman, Senior Expert Diversity and Kim Dinh, Social Media Expert, both working for DHL, presented the global player as an attractive employer. First, both speakers gave a brief overview about their own positions and daily tasks. Diversity, not only in terms of variety during daily responsibilities, but also in the meaning of different characters, ethnicities, gender and ages, was at the center of the presentation.
In order to explain to the students that diversity is one of the main criterias of DHL when it comes to organising their workforce, Sina Ruderman and Kim Dinh showed the attendees two specific programmes – GROW and JOIN. GROW, Graduate Opportunities Worldwide, is an 18-month development programme at DHL. The goal of GROW is to attract young talents from all over the world. Challenging tasks and personal mentoring prepare the candidates for a subsequent career at the company. There are two tracks. The national programme is solely conducted in Germany. The international programme includes a three-month stay in one of the company´s global locations. For current students DHL Group offers the internship programme JOIN for 40 outstanding candidates. The two to six month internship is a great opportunity for networking and learning in different sections. After finishing the internship, DHL offers students to write their thesis with the company.
In the second part of the event, small groups of students got the chance to work out what kind of company they want to work for and what they expect from their future employer. Together the groups presented their ideas. Following, a Q&A gave the participants the possibility to ask specific questions about a career at DHL.