Catching up with CEMSies: Vojtech Knespl, Groupe SEB

Many CEMS students have chosen to do their internships with CEMS Corporate Partners. In this interview series, we investigate how they’ve been doing. Today, we catch up with Vojtech Knespl, who has completed his CEMS year at Bocconi University and the University of Economics, Prague. He is working as a Category Management Intern for Groupe SEB.

1. Why did you choose to work with Groupe SEB?

25 May 2016

Bringing Corporate Social Responsibility to Life

This year’s CEMS MIM cohort at the University of Economics, Prague (VSE) was particularly keen on sustainable development & their contribution to society. Beyond global CEMS initiatives like Sustainability Week, VSE sought a way to incorporate Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) into the local programme. This semester, a unique new discipline was introduced at VSE, CSR in Practice. All great changes start with small actions, and the best way to make that change happen is to start it yourself.  CEMS student Darya Hvizdalova tells us about her experience.

The CEMS MIM programme at VSE now offers its students a fantastic possibility to make somebody’s life a little bit brighter – be it an orphaned child or someone who is very ill.

25 May 2016

Multilingual staff giving organisations a competitive advantage

Although many of us tend to view English as the international language of business, strong language skills are increasingly required among employees to give organisations a competitive advantage. Thoughts by Professor Caroline Klein, Maître de langues Institut des langues vivantes at UCL, teaching for the CEMS MIM. Learn more on Changeboard: http://www.changeboard.com/content/5880/multilingual-staff-giving-organisations-a-competitive-advantage/

11 May 2016

The importance of international education on global mobility

CEMS Executive Director, Roland Siegers, disscusses with HRD Singapore how can we make sure our leaders are globally mobile and have the skills to tackle the considerable challenges of operating in an increasingly changing world: http://www.hrdmag.com.sg/opinion/opinion-the-importance-of-international-education-on-global-mobility-215352.aspx

11 May 2016

CEMS Featured in The Economist

As part of the Gulliver Business Travel section of The Economist, Professor Marie-Therese Claes, who teaches cross cultural management for the CEMS MIM, helps to shed light on the importance of manners when traveling abroad:
http://cems.me/24h4nH0

11 May 2016

Tailored Business

Tania Habimana is a CEMS Alumna with a vision. After 4 years working with Suitsupply, she’s venturing off to start her own company in a very unique way. “Tailored Business” is a television series in which Tania is travelling around Africa to discover the secrets of starting your own business, while also launching her own company. Tailored Business will air globally on major networks in September. We spoke with Tania to learn more.

1. How did you come up with the idea for Tailored Business?

11 May 2016

Catching up with CEMSies: Jo Skybak Holmsen with P&G

Many CEMS graduates have chosen to work with CEMS Corporate Partners. In this interview series, we investigate how they’ve been doing. Today, we catch up with Jo Skybak Holmsen, completing his CEMS year at the Norwegian School of Economics and the ESADE Business School and graduating from CEMS in 2014. He is currently working at P&G in Marketing as an Assistant Brand Manager in Digital for Olay Europe & IMEA.

1. Why did you choose to work with P&G?

09 May 2016

Social Integration Through Sport

On 16th April the CEMS Club St. Gallen hosted the Multicultural Sport Games with the support of the Student Union. 26 young refugees from Eritrea and Afghanistan, aged 13-17 years, participated together with around 26 CEMS and HSG students. We interviewed the organizers of the event, Marialda Palmieri and Janine Hubschmid, to learn more.

1. How did you get the idea to do this activity?

29 Apr 2016

Exclusive Key-Note, May 24

In a Key Note and Discussion Round at WU Wien, Conrad Pramböck, a professional salary and career consultant, will explain how you can build your network online and offline for a successful career.