Why carry on studying when you’ve found your ideal employer?
"It wasn’t by chance that I applied for an internship at Tchibo, but the result of extensive research. First of all, the company got great reviews online at meinpraktikum.de. On the career site, I saw how much Tchibo does for its employees and how versatile its business model is. And because Tchibo has operations in many countries, the decision was easy. The fact that I’d made the right choice was quickly confirmed when I became an intern. The open corporate culture is evident everywhere – not only in the lunch break when you can arrange to eat with staff from other departments.
The department I work in is responsible for generating ideas and marketing partner campaigns. To do this we start by finding and acquiring service providers and partners for products and services that we are unable to offer ourselves. Then the task is to successfully market the collaborative projects. As an intern, I contribute my own ideas, help recruit partners and later provide organisational support to the project managers with the execution. This entails a lot of interesting contacts and a huge variety of projects.
I've come to really love the opportunities that Tchibo offers its employees. They also do a lot to promote a good work-life balance – after all, we have a private life too, and need to have enough time to do things like cook or play the piano in my case.
Although I’m now in my orientation year between my bachelor’s and masters degree in business administration, at this point I can imagine just staying on at the company. I feel very much at home here and would love to start working right away, perhaps in purchasing or product management. But the other sectors like energy, travel and mobile communications also offer exciting challenges. We'll see what happens."