Meet Marc...

Date of Birth:
Degree Program:
Master of Science in Business Psychology
Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Münster
Previous Internships:
Talent Management & Corporate Development, Lufthansa Technik AG , Hamburg
Diversity Management, Bertelsmann SE & Co. KGaA, Gütersloh
Aptitude Testing & Training Programs, Kölner Institut für Managementberatung, Köln
Academic: Prosocial behavior in economic games; influences of teamwork on motivation
Professional: Diversity Management, Talent Management and Employee Development
Personal: Travel (especially Asia & Pacific), photography, music (piano)

Describe your educational background. Where did/do you study, what degrees did/will you receive?

After having finished my Bachelor’s degree in psychology at Münster University I enrolled for the consecutive Master’s program in Business Psychology at the same university.

Describe your career history. What have been your professional experiences?

Prior to my experience with Bertelsmann I completed an internship at a consultancy in Cologne. While working at the consultancy I was given inside into a lot of different organizations. However, I could not become familiar with organizational structures in detail. The internship at Bertelsmann offered me this very opportunity. I learned a lot about the different divisions but also about organizational structure and culture in general. Currently I am working in HR at Lufthansa Technik AG. My primary focus is on Talent Management and Corporate Development.

What attracted you to Bertelsmann and your internships? What is/was your favorite aspect about your job?

A fellow student told me about the internship. Since I was eager to gain profound knowledge about the structures and processes at a global player like Bertelsmann the internship seemed perfect for me. I appreciate the opportunities that the internship provided. What I really liked about the internship was being able to make use of my academic knowledge in day-to-day work. Nonetheless, my favorite aspect about the job was definitely everybody’s dedication to the topic.

What has been your most challenging/rewarding/exciting task or project thus far?
The most exciting project I was part of was a series of pilot analyses regarding the demographic structures of the company. Thus the broad variety within Bertelsmann became very apparent to me.

What qualities do you feel are necessary to be a successful employee at Bertelsmann?
Definitely a lot of enthusiasm and dedication to the topic you are dealing with. Furthermore, a good amount of creativity is crucial to master complex situations and thus create even further growth within the company.

What was/is a typical day during your internship like?
It is not easy to describe a typical day as in my internship I dealt with managing different projects. Project management is full of unexpected events. Therefore, I spent a lot of time finding solutions to various questions. Of course this requires a lot of research and discussion. Another large aspect of my internship was conceptualizing measures and programs.

What are your professional goals? Any others?
My goal is to do a PhD program in order to deepen my academic knowledge. I would like to simultaneously work at a company to enhance my knowledge about the connection between academic theories and their application to professional contexts.

If you have one word to describe Bertelsmann – what would it be?


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