During a Marketing traineeship at the adidas Group, a post-graduate program for MA students, I got the chance to go through six different departments and work with a lot of interesting colleagues. This one-and-a-half-year experience helped me establish a great network with some awesome people who I try to keep up with in my new role in the Brand Marketing team of adidas Originals Market Central. I have always been open-minded, although maybe not the best networker, but at adidas people through all levels are incredibly open and down-to-earth which makes it relatively easy to approach coworkers and start your networking. This is not only due to our corporate culture, but also due to our office architecture that supports the idea of openness. adidas employees are diverse and multi-cultural which makes it even more interesting to exchanges views on different topics – not only work-related but also outside work. These relationships can be very enriching. In a nutshell, there is a great platform to connect with exciting people from around the world to learn and support each other.
So how to get started?