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Roll up your sleeves in the summer holidays - Straight from school to practical experience with the Executive Practica initiative

27 June 2017 | By:
Executive Practica

Tomorrow’s executives and their mentors: the first meeting of the Executive Practica 2017 was held in a relaxed atmosphere.

First meeting between school-leavers and companies from the region took place at the EBS Universität

Let’s get started: twelve young talents met “their” companies in the course of the initiative “Executive Practica”. The project, launched by the IHK Wiesbaden and the four local Rotary Clubs, supports particularly talented scholars in their choice of jobs and study programmes. For two to four weeks, the recent school graduates accompany executives in their everyday work. The twelve senior professionals met their future interns in EBS’ inspiring atmosphere for the first get-together.

One of the young people, to whom this regional intiative will be opening doors, is Jonas Becker. This summer, he will be doing an internship with EBS Chancellor Peter Schmidt. The school graduate from Wiesbaden learned about the initiative from his politics teacher and applied immediately. He wants to get “up close”, not just “making coffee” but really pitching in and making a difference. For him, the EBS would also be worth considering when choosing a study programme: he is impressed by the unique combination of a law degree together with an additional qualification in business administration, which the EBS has offered since 2011. “However, during my internship I would first of all like to get to know the everyday life of a chancellor at a private university and, above all, to learn for life”, says the 18-year-old.

For Peter Schmidt, formerly Director of Employment at the tourism company TUI Deutschland GmbH, education is a key topic: “Qualification begins in kindergarten and continues for the rest of one’s life. I would like to support young people during the very important transition between school and study in choosing the right job. This is why I am particularly pleased to welcome a young talent for this internship at the EBS and to give him an insight into managing a university.”

The Initiative Executive Practica has been successfully conducted by the IHK and the Wiesbaden Rotary Clubs since 2012. All internships are “management level”, i.e. they are initiated and personally supported by the bosses. Every pupil at senior school level in the Wiesbaden area can apply, if they can provide a school report with an average grade of at least 2.4 and special talent in two focus areas. A jury of specialists chooses from the candidates who have successfully completed an assessment center.

More information on: http://www.executive-practica.com/

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