History in the making

 

3rd year: 2015/2016
Applications received: More than 10,300 from 109 countries
Partaking companies: Bayer, BNP Paribas, Covestro, Deutsche Telekom, Deloitte, ENGIE, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, General Motors, Johnson & Johnson, L’Oréal, Michelin, Peek & Cloppenburg, Stora Enso, TeliaSonera, TÜV NORD GROUP
Internship locations: Paris, New York, Frankfurt, Madrid, Bangkok, San Francisco and more
Internship period: From Summer 2016 – min. 3 month

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2nd year: 2014/2015
Powered by Entrypark - Initiated by Deutsche Telekom
Participating companies 2014/2015: ABB, Bayer, Bosch, BNP Paribas, Coca Cola, Daimler, Deutsche Telekom, Deloitte, Enterprise, Evonik, EY, Fresenius, Johnson & Johnson, Munich Re, Merck, mfi, Red Bull Media House, Peek & Cloppenburg, Siemens, Stora Enso, ThyssenKrupp

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Number of applicants 2014/2015: 13.200 +

Press Release - Sep. '14
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Read the blogs of the champions from 2015!

Anna
Deutsche Telekom

Daniel
Johnson & Johnson

Erran
Stora Enso

Gianna
Peek & Cloppenburg

Gonçalo
ABB

Isabel
EY

Jennifer
Enterprise Rent-a-car

Julia
Munich Re

Justin
Siemens

Yoshiki
Merck

Laura
Coca-Cola DE

Philipp
Fresenius

Tessa
Deloitte


Pilot year: 2013/2014
Initiator: Sabine Burmeister, Frank Staffler, Deutsche Telekom
Participating companies 2013/2014: Deutsche Telekom, ThyssenKrupp, Fresenius, EY, Daimler AG, Gebr. Heinemann, Accenture, Deutsche Post DHL, Merck, Allianz, EMC2, BASF, Orange, Munich Re, Bertelsmann, Rohde & Schwarz, Orange, Evonik
Number of applicants 2013/2014: 10.000 +

 

Read the blogs of the champions from 2014!

Andreas
Fresenius

Julia
Evonik

Kathrin
Bertelsmann

Lea Victoria
Daimler

Marta
Deutsche Telekom

Stefan
Bayer

Viktoria
MunichRe

Xiajing
EMC2

Agnieszka
Heinemann

Katharina
ThyssenKrupp

Robin
Accenture

Clemens
BASF

Rita
Merck

Katrin
Allianz

 
 

The story behind "Blind Applying"

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Does this sound familiar? So many jobs, so many options, and maybe so many preconceptions? Which employer is best suited to me? Once you've found an interesting position, the next step for most companies is just "apply now". But that means writing an annoying introduction letter every time, not to mention a time-consuming letter of motivation – ideally personalized and adjusted to each employer. Yeah, this standard-issue application principle isn't always quick and easy for students. And on top of it all, it's no fun, thinks cooperative master's student Sabine Burmeister. Once you've sent off the application, the great guesswork begins: will I get an answer or not?

"It's just silly and annoying," she complained to her boss Frank Staffler, Head of HR Marketing at Deutsche Telekom. To which he replied: "Make it better" with a laugh. The gauntlet had been thrown down. "Challenge accepted!" came the answer. My dear fellow students, what do we want?

  1. An answer – guaranteed
  2. Minimal research requirements for suitable jobs
  3. Fun and adventure
  4. Equal opportunities.

In short: Blind Applying. And what does the boss think? He wanted to apply himself :-)

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That was June 2013. All that was missing were the companies. And then, an opportunity arose: Stockholm. Blind Applying was intended as an umbrella project involving many companies with one single focus: the student. "At Potentialpark's Future Forum, HR teams from top companies meet for two days in Stockholm," explains Frank Staffler. "Everyone is pursuing the same goal there: creating new and innovative application tools. Under the motto 'Applying online and loving it'."  A ten minute presentation. 30 seconds of quizzical silence. But the applause that followed sealed the deal – and the idea became reality. Interested companies got in touch. Sabine Burmeister was speechless. 

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The career platform Entrypark joined first as campaign partner for implementation, marketing to universities around the world and applicant management. Innovator Telekom took on project management and communication – and voilá, here we are today. OK - in reality it wasn't all that fast. But within just a few weeks, a lot had happened for the 18 companies: internships and locations were found, new ideas collected and bureaucratic obstacles mastered together quickly and efficiently. The enthusiasm for mystery solving and something new brought everyone together. "The companies rattled through their to-do lists extremely quickly and brought plenty of enthusiasm and fun to the project. Everyone really put their heart into it. Thank you." says Sabine. And now it's your turn. If you like the pilot project, the idea of having a chance at 18 internships worldwide through just one application, the direct contact with 18 top employers who will find you a suitable job, then apply – "And this time it really is quick and easy", Sabine assures.

Helge
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