On September 26th, CEMS students had the opportunity to meet with representatives from CEMS Corporate Partner EF. They learned more about EF’s activities and specifically the GANT framework used in EF’s sales teams. Finally, after a fika, they had the chance to apply their learnings on strategic selling to a case study that EF uses for its trainees.
As part of our CEMS class for this period – “Strategic thinking in a global digitalized world” -, students got the opportunity to work on a consulting mandate for CEMS Corporate Partner H&M. For a week, they worked on the competition with marketplaces. The deliverable was a presentation of the students’ solutions to Peter Bäckström, Innovation & Retail Strategist at H&M.
On September 23rd, CEMS students had the opportunity to engage in a Skill Seminar with the Corporate Partner Bain. Two Bain consultants, certified Scrum Masters, led the seminar. We learned about the values of agile methodologies, how Bain use them in its projects and the students applied Scrum during a game in class.
On February 26, CEMS Corporate Partner Bain and Company hosted our CEMS students for a Case Cracking Workshop in their office in Stockholm. The CEMS students could learn more about Bain and the tasks of a consultant. 24 students participated in the workshop and were divided into groups to solve a typical interview case with Bain consultants, receive live feedback as preparation for future interviews. In a panel consultants and managers answered questions about their own experiences, challenges and rewards of working at Bain, their personal career path as well as recruitment opportunities at Bain. The evening ended with a cozy dinner providing the possibility to engage in more informal conversations.
On April 12, CEMS Corporate Partner Unibail-Rodamco hosted CEMS students for a Skills Seminar in the Mall of Scandinavia, which is owned by Unibail. The seminar took place at the restaurant O’Learys where the students got to learn a lot about Unibail while taking part in an interactive business game on the important topic of teamwork. The afternoon concluded with an appreciated mingle.