Meet Julian...

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Consultant at Bain & Company, Berlin

Degree Program: Master in Management (Dec 2010), Majors: Management Accounting & Control, Supply Chain Management
University: European Business School, Oestrich-Winkel
Previous Internships: Droege & Comp. (New York, USA), Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, Sal. Oppenheim, Hella Automotive Industry Services (Shanghai/Changchung, China)
Interests: Strategy development and implementation, supply chain management, automotive industry

Personal Interests: Windsurfing, Sailing, Snowboarding, Chess

Student Challenger from March 2009 to 2011

Describe your educational background. Where did / do you study, what degrees did / will you receive?
I am holding a bachelor’s degree from the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel, Germany. During the undergraduate program I spent a semester abroad at the Victoria University of Wellington in New Zealand. At present, I am studying Management in the 1st master semester at the EBS. I will have finished my master’s degree by December 2010.

Describe your career history. What have been your professional experiences?
I did my first internship for an automotive supplier in China, where I was an assistant to the General Manager. Then I worked for Sal. Oppenheim in the real estate investment banking M&A team. My third stop was Roland Berger Strategy Consultants, where I got insight in the strategy development of an automotive manufacturer. After my studies at the EBS, I did another consulting internship in the New York subsidiary of Droege & Comp., where I was a full team member in several consulting projects. During my internship at Bertelsmann I worked in the strategy department of arvato.

What has been your most memorable moment (so far) during your internship?

My most memorable moment during my internship at arvato was the moment, when I should have been in two places at the same time. I could not attend the final presentation of my major project with a member of the board of arvato, because I had to attend an urgent meeting with the CFO to finalize a supervisory board presentation.

What qualities do you feel are necessary to be a successful employee at Bertelsmann?

In my opinion, openness to self-development and openness towards colleagues should be a feature of a Bertelsmann employee. In addition to that, a Bertelsmann employee should distinguish himself by diligence and determination. I think that the ability to realize the chances of working within a team contributes to the success of projects.

What are your professional goals? Any others ;-) ?
My major professional goal is to face the challenge of establishing a business in collaboration with other students and take over the responsibility for all aspects of a business. I already evaluated several ideas, but I couldn’t find the suitable idea yet. However, I believe that Bertelsmann is also is the perfect environment for entrepreneurs to develop their skills as to management and leadership.

If you had one word to describe Bertelsmann – what would it be?
“Entrepreneurial Chance”