This format is designed as a “Hackathon”, meaning that different teams are working in a competitive environment to solve the company’s challenges within only three intense days.
3 STUDENT TEAMS
Each team consists of six multinational, entrepreneurial and bright members with different academic and professional backgrounds.
In the end, the company will receive three tailored, high-potential concepts to solve its challenging situation.
Preliminary selection of the applicants by the OFW
Final selection of the students by the company
Motivational speeches at the beginning
The company presents the topic of their Creation Lab
The winning team gets honored by the OFW
The results are presented in front of representatives of the company
World Business Dialogue
Three teams work independently from each other on the topic
The students participate in the World Business Dialogue
Summary of the Creation Labs
Hand over of the results to the company
- Fast, reliable and feasible out-of-the-box strategies tailored to the company’s needs will be generated
- Perspectives of external high potentials get inside the firm and inspires others
- Potential future employees can be screened, evaluated and contacted in case of interest
- Our team will manage all support, coordination and organisation processes
- Competitive nature of project fosters the teams’ productivity, effectiveness and creativity
- As participants, only the brightest and most resilient applicants are chosen
- Realistic mixture of pressure, requirements and team challenges is executed
We successfully worked together with:
Bayer is a German multinational Life Science company with a more than 150-year history and core competencies in the areas of health care and agriculture. The Bayer Group comprises around 302 consolidated companies with a total of 116,800 employees in 75 countries throughout the world.
The University of Cologne, established in 1388 is one of the univeristies of excellence in Germany. With more than 48,000 it is the third largerst university in Germany. It is divided into six faculties, which together offer 200 fields of study. The faculties are those of Management, Economics and Social Sciences, Law, Medicine Arts, Mathematics and Natural Sciences and Human Sciences.
Bausparkasse Schwäbisch Hall AG provides various financial services in Germany and internationally. It offers mortgage finance; private construction finance; services related to credit, building society, and promotional loans; training and personnel development; and solutions in building and facility management, as well as in printing and document transmission. The company was founded in 1931 and is headquartered in Schwäbisch Hall, Germany.
The Zurich Group belongs to the largest insurance companies in Germany and is a part of the worldwide active Zurich Insurance Group. With 5,200 employees in Germany and 55,000 employees in other 170 countries, Zurich is part of the 30 DAX companies.
Covestro is a world-leading supplier of high-tech polymer materials: innovative, sustainable and diverse.
HOW WE GUARANTEE THE BEST STUDENTS
As part of the application process our students are asked to write a motivation letter, provide their CV and references.
Our IR department evaluates the applicants and screens them again in Skype Interviews.
Choose your top students from our pre-screened pool of applicants