Internationalism and diversity: two key criteria for businesses
Following the official welcome, students had plenty of time to explore the various companies’ exhibition stands. In addition to internships and vacancies for student trainees, the exhibitors were able to tell them all about traineeships and direct-entry options after graduation.
“We’ve decided to take part in Frankfurt School’s Career Day for the first time because the university has an outstanding reputation. We’re looking for interns in a very wide variety of fields, but we’re also keeping an eye out for Bachelor and Master graduates interested in working for our Finance department,” said Matthias Glaser, Talent Acquisition Manager Central Europe at Reckitt Benckiser (RB), the world market leader in consumer health and hygiene. The company is especially proud of its international corporate culture: “Our employees are the cornerstone of our success, and they operate continuously at international level. So we’re looking for talented people who think internationally and are open to change. And we’re finding them here at Frankfurt School,” added Glaser. This is why the company’s working language is English, which in turn means that for many openings within the company, knowledge of German is not a prerequisite.
Porsche Germany was represented at the career fair by Eric Reutemann, Corporate Development Project Manager and Frankfurt School alumnus: “I still have close links with my alma mater, and I find the whole networking concept especially relevant on the FS Career Day. We’d like to link up with students who are exceptional for a variety of reasons – in terms of both personality and academic background,” explained Reutemann, who completed his Master in Management at Frankfurt School in 2014. Strategically speaking, Porsche Deutschland is intensely focused on innovation and digitalisation: “We’re investing heavily in the future. In the automotive sector in particular, digitalisation plays a vital role for companies looking to maintain their competitive edge,” he emphasised.