Meet Oliver....

Year of Birth: 

Current Position:


Trainee-Program Lufthansa


M.Sc. in Accounting & Financial Management at Stockholm School of Economics (SSE)

Work experience:

Deutsche Lufthansa AG, Ernst & Young AG, Bertelsmann AG 


Sports (especially tennis & soccer), travelling, aviation, entrepreneurship

Student Challenger from January 2008 to February 2010 

Describe your educational background. Where did you study, what degrees did you receive? 
I received my Bachelor from the European Business School (EBS) in Oestrich-Winkel, where I studied business administration. During my bachelor studies, I went on exchange to Santiago de Chile. After my bachelor graduation, I completed a two-year double-degree Master program at Stockholm School of Economics (Accounting & Financial Management) and the University of St. Gallen (CEMS). 

Describe your career history. What have been your professional experiences?
Over the course of my studies, I did three internships. After my second semester at EBS, I worked as an intern for the network strategy department of Deutsche Lufthansa AG in Frankfurt. In 2008, I was given the opportunity to get to know the audit business at Ernst & Young AG. One year prior to completing my Master studies, I did a 3-month internship in the Corporate Development department of Bertelsmann in Gütersloh.

What attracted you to Bertelsmann and your internships? 
applied for an internship at Bertelsmann, since Bertelsmann is known to have a unique entrepreneurial culture. Having said this, I expected to receive a lot of responsbility combined with the benefit of working for a large, well-known media company. These were the main reasons for applying and choosing Bertelsmann for my internship. 

What was your favorite aspect about your job? 
My favorite aspect of the work in the Corporate Development of Bertelsmann was that my expectations about receiving responsiblity were by far exceeded. During the internship, I literally felt that the projects I was involved in would not proceed, if it wasn't for me. I think there are very, very few employers (in particular large companies) which manage to make every employee feel responsible for what he does. Bertelsmann, in my opinion, does an extremely good job in maintaining this entrepreneurial culture. Therefore, being able to push projects (even as an intern) was of great satisfaction. 

What career steps did you take after the completion of the Students Challenge program? 
Upon completion of the Student Challenge program, I started to work as a trainee for Deutsche Lufthansa AG in Frankfurt. 

What would you say does it take to become a Student Challenger? 
question, since it depends on the person. But in general I would say it is important to give creative input, be critical and show commitment/dedication.