At the moment, we are receiving a remarkably high number of enquiries from parents who are facing the question of how they can best support their children in their choice of career. In particular in light of the changing landscape of higher education in Germany (following the Bologna Process), it is no longer clear what is the best option for the younger generation: a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree or, first of all, to go and gain experience abroad. And what exactly is a Dual Study Program? We would like to clarify a few terms and also give you our position, from a business point of view, on what really matters to us.
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Many companies take advantage of Assessment Centers as a popular tool to put potential candidates through their paces; and so do we at the adidas Group from time to time. This is for example the case if there are a lot of candidates applying for the same position or program (see our Future Talent Programs here).
One of the big advantages of Assessment Centers is that they create a very good comparability of all candidates. In addition, they give both sides a good indication whether or not the candidate and the company are a good fit. A very crucial thing candidates should always consider is that preparation is a key factor to succeed at an Assessment Center. Reading the following top ten tips will be a good start…
In Germany it is a common practice; in many other countries unfortunately it is not: internships. Nowadays there seems to be a lot of pressure on students to finish their educational track as fast as possible.
However, we at the adidas Group still believe that there are a lot of good reasons to go for an internship. You can be assured: the adidas Group and many other companies appreciate people with a good track record of practical experience. Here is my personal top 10 list of reasons for doing internships.