Latest news https://cems.org/ en CEMS Model UNFCCC climate conference simulation held at Corvinus with great success https://cems.org/news-events/news/cems-model-unfccc-climate-conference-simulation-held-corvinus-great-success <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CEMS Model UNFCCC climate conference simulation held at Corvinus with great success </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>perrinna</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 05/17/2024 - 09:58</span> The course titled &quot;Model UNFCCC CEMS Climate Strategy Roleplay” ran in the framework of the CEMS Master program for the 16th time in the spring semester. The course concludes with a two-day climate conference simulation that was hosted this year by Corvinus, between 9-11 May. The conference was attended by 148 international students from 9 CEMS partner universities, who took on the roles of various countries and NGOs to simulate the Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and agree on the next steps in the international fight against climate change. News <div class="article-image js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <figure> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/2024-05/_BIE4342_0.JPG" width="4240" height="2830" alt="CEMS Model UNFCCC at Corvinus" /> </figure> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Model UNFCCC CEMS Climate Strategy Roleplay is a unique, innovative course that provides the possibility for students to experience, as active participants, a complex, multilateral negotiation with far-reaching consequences for the future of the planet. During the semester, students prepare for the negotiation simulation by learning about climate change, the UNFCCC and the interests and positions of various countries.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>The conference was opened by <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/agnes-zsoka-393ab3a3/" target="_blank">Dr. Ágnes Zsóka</a>, Vice-rector for Academic Development, head of the “Business and Environment” faculty group at CEMS and professor responsible for the course at <a href="https://www.cems.org/academic-members/schools-list/corvinus-university-budapest" target="_blank">Corvinus University of Budapest</a>, and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/richard-szanto-70989123/" target="_blank">Dr. Richárd Szántó</a>, Program Director of CEMS. The participants were then addressed by <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/amb-dr-barbara-botos-16592ba/" target="_blank">Dr. Barbara Botos</a>, Hungarian Ambassador-at-Large for Climate, who emphasized the huge stakes of the negotiations: the World only has a few years left to start drastically reducing greenhouse gas emissions if we are to limit climate change to 1,5ºC. Furthermore, this must be done while providing adequate financial assistance to developing countries to aid their transition to renewable energy sources and their preparation for the inevitable consequences of global warming.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>During the two-day program, students negotiated the contents of the new climate treaty in plenary sessions, four working groups as well as informally during breaks, staying true to their role during the entire time. This sometimes meant having to argue against their own personal convictions to represent the interests of their country, for example as Saudi-Arabia or Australia to push for a delay in the phasing out of fossil fuels. As a result of intense negotiations and compromise-seeking stretching long into the night, by the end of the event, students were able to come to consensus on the text of the „Budapest Commitment”, which focused on the most important issues in relation climate change: the reduction of greenhouse-gas emissions (mitigation), preparing for the effects of climate change (adaptation), climate finance, market mechanisms to facilitate emission reductions, and questions about the status of climate refugees and loss and damage resulting from global warming. A quick analysis by professors of the course has shown that the outcome negotiated by the students would likely result in global warming of about 2ºC, exceeding the 1,5ºC limit considered acceptable by experts, but nevertheless more favourable than projections based on current policies which predict a temperature increase of 2,5-2,7ºC.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>This year’s Model UNFCCC was attended by students and their professors from the following CEMS schools: <a href="https://www.cems.org/academic-members/schools-list/esade" target="_blank">ESADE</a> Barcelona (Rafael Sardá), <a href="https://www.cems.org/academic-members/schools-list/norwegian-school-economics" target="_blank">Norwegian School of Economics</a> (Paul Pelzl),<a href="https://www.cems.org/academic-members/schools-list/rotterdam-school-management-erasmus-university" target="_blank"> Rotterdam School of Management</a> (Steve Kennedy), <a href="https://www.cems.org/academic-members/schools-list/sgh-warsaw-school-economics" target="_blank">SGH Warsaw School of Economics</a> (Maciej Cygler), <a href="https://www.cems.org/academic-members/schools-list/stockholm-school-economics" target="_blank">Stockholm School of Economics</a> (Örjan Sjöberg), <a href="https://www.cems.org/academic-members/schools-list/ucd-michael-smurfit-graduate-business-school" target="_blank">UCD Michael Smurfit Graduate Business School </a>(Andrew Keating and Colm McLaughlin), the <a href="https://www.cems.org/academic-members/schools-list/university-cologne" target="_blank">University of Cologne</a> (Marc Oliver Bettzüge and Maria Kotzias), the <a href="https://www.cems.org/academic-members/schools-list/university-stgallen" target="_blank">University of St Gallen</a> (Nina Schneider and Adrian Müller) and <a href="https://www.cems.org/academic-members/schools-list/corvinus-university-budapest" target="_blank">Corvinus University of Budapest</a> (Ágnes Zsóka and Anna Széchy).</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span lang="HU" xml:lang="HU" xml:lang="HU"><span><span>The role of Presidency of COP29 simulation was undertaken by two CEMS Alumni: Adele Grundmann (South Pole, senior sustainability consultant, Germany) and Weza Bombo (EZ, sustainability consultant, founder and head of the Africa Association, Switzerland).</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong>Read more</strong> about the event on <a href="https://www.uni-corvinus.hu/post/hir/cems-model-unfccc-climate-conference-simulation-held-at-corvinus-with-great-success/?lang=en" target="_blank">Corvinus website</a></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/paragraph_image_content/public/2024-05/_BIE4069.JPG?itok=RkGYXp3y" width="969" height="647" alt="CEMS Model UNFCCC Corvinus" class="image-style-paragraph-image-content" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Thumbnail</div> <div><a href="/media/2456/edit" hreflang="en">_BIE4342.JPG</a></div> </div> Fri, 17 May 2024 07:58:41 +0000 perrinna 1284 at https://cems.org The CEMS Marenostrum 2024 just waved in Milan! https://cems.org/news-events/news/cems-marenostrum-2024-just-waved-milan <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The CEMS Marenostrum 2024 just waved in Milan!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>perrinna</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 05/14/2024 - 15:56</span> Marenostrum (&quot;Our Sea&quot; in Latin) was a Roman name for the Mediterranean Sea. Today, it is amongst the most important regional Business Forums organised by CEMS students from four top business schools in the Mediterranean Region: Bocconi University, Nova School of Business and Economics, ESADE Business School and Koç University. This year, it was held in Bocconi University from April 18th to 20th. News <div class="article-image js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <figure> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/2024-05/1_1.JPG" width="2048" height="1536" alt="Marenostrum 2024" /> </figure> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span>After five years, <strong>the CEMS Marenostrum returned to Milan</strong>. The event, which rotates every year between the CEMS clubs from Mediterranean countries, offered a three-day programme with the theme “<strong>The New Frontiers of the job market between Innovation and Sustainability</strong>”. A total of 75 participants gathered at <strong>Bocconi University</strong> representing a total of 25 CEMS Clubs.</span></span></span></p> <p><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>The CEMS Marenostrum consisted of a combination of professional development and social activities. It started on Thursday, April 18, with a networking cocktail with participants, students, and alumni. On the following Friday, participants had the opportunity to attend skill seminars and company presentations from Corporate Partners, before a dinner hosted at Bocconi </span></span></span><span><span><span>University that concluded the day. On Saturday, April 20, students joined a panel discussion on entrepreneurship by fellow CEMS Alumni working in the start-up world as founders or investors, competed in an innovation challenge, and celebrated with a closing gala. On Sunday, participants enjoyed a city tour, discovering hidden spots open for the Milan Design Week.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>This year's Corporate Partners included <strong>Accenture, Barilla Group, Capgemini Invent, EF Education First, EssilorLuxottica, Kearney and Monitor Deloitte</strong>.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The CEMS Club Milan worked together with the CEMS managers at Bocconi university and the Milan Alumni Representative to shape the event and its content.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>"We started preparations in November and it has been an incredible journey that has taken months of hard work. But then the forum itself exceeded all our expectations: it was incredible to see students, alumni and partners joining together in Milan from all over the world” says <strong>Riccardo Guido</strong>, who led the organizing team together with <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/benedikt-fabiszisky/" target="_blank"><strong>Benedikt Fabiszisky</strong></a>.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>More photos from this year's CEMS Marenostrum Forum can be found on the <a href="https://www.instagram.com/stories/highlights/18066853063485585/" target="_blank">CEMS Club Milan Instagram account</a>.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>Many thanks and congratulations to the organizing team as well as to the CEMS Corporate Partners and Alumni and all other contributing people to a successful event!</strong></span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Thumbnail</div> <div><a href="/media/2452/edit" hreflang="en">1_0.JPG</a></div> </div> Tue, 14 May 2024 13:56:42 +0000 perrinna 1282 at https://cems.org The third edition of the CEMS Career Explorer Series provided tips about working in Singapore https://cems.org/news-events/news/third-edition-cems-career-explorer-series-provided-tips-about-working-singapore <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">The third edition of the CEMS Career Explorer Series provided tips about working in Singapore</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>perrinna</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Thu, 05/02/2024 - 15:34</span> The CEMS Career Explorer Series is an online event that focuses on highlighting opportunities and provides career support for CEMSies interested in working in a specific country, outside of Europe. The third session was held on April 24th and focused on “Working in Singapore”. News <div class="article-image js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <figure> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/2024-05/CEMS%20Explorer%20Series%203rd%20edition.png" width="1430" height="804" alt="CEMS Explorer Series 3rd edition " /> </figure> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span>The third edition of the <a href="https://cems.jobteaser.com/en/events/211678-cems-career-explorer-series-working-in-singapore">CEMS Career Explorer Series</a> took place on April 24th, with the support of NUS Business School. During this new initiative, students had the opportunity to gather numerous information relevant to working in Singapore.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>This event began with the wonderful participation of <strong>Julynn Liang</strong> and <strong>Julia Yew</strong>. Julynn Liang is a <strong>Career Advisor with BIZCareers at NUS Business School</strong>. A certified coach practitioner, Julynn has been coaching students on career preparation &amp; readiness via 1-on-1 consultations and group training workshops on CV review, mock interviews, and assessment centres for over 5 years.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Julia Yew is <strong>part of the BIZCareers, Global Careers Team at NUS Business School</strong>, looking after outreach and partnerships with global employers and industry relations for experienced students enrolled in the Masters and MBA programmes.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>During a 1-hour informative session, Julynn and Julia addressed the employment landscape in Singapore, including key industries, working culture, visa, taxation and early career opportunities for CEMS graduates.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Following this insightful overview, they shared key tips about working in Singapore, including on:</span></span></span></p> <ul><li><span><span><span>Diversified economy and industries: aerospace, consumer business, electronics, natural resources, pharmaceuticals, sustainability and much more.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Growth areas and initiatives: Smart Nation Initiative, Sustainable Energy &amp; Green Technologies, Education &amp; Training, E-Commerce &amp; Digital Economy.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Types of working visa, such as Employment Pass, Training Employment Pass, Work Holiday Pass and much more.</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>Critical core skills required by employers: thinking critically, interacting with others and staying relevant. Employers have been increasing their demand for specific soft skills.</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>Julynn and Julia went through a lengthy Q&amp;A with over 35 participants and explained the reality of finding a role in Singapore. They finished the presentation by sharing tips on how to prepare for a career in Singapore, shared recruitment timeline and websites.  </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>In addition to this session, students had the opportunity to attend a rotational chat with 3 CEMS alumni working and living in Singapore. <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/anna-fam-hui-wen-0a3a2a94/"><strong>Anna Fam</strong></a> - Enterprise Transformation Manager at Capgemini Invent, CEMS Alumn of 2018 (NUS/TSEM/SSE), <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/eric-rothenburger/"><strong>Eric Rothenburger</strong></a><strong> </strong>- Global Purchasing Team Lead at Henkel, CEMS Alum of 2016 (UoC/KEIO) and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/gigihuangca/"><strong>Gigi Huang</strong></a> - Life Sciences Senior Consultant at Simon-Kucher &amp; Partners, CEMS Alum fo 2022 (IVEY/HEC/NUS) joined this session.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>During this hour-long session, participants were able to discuss with fellow CEMSies, to get more information about what it is like to work in Singapore, obtain help from mentors and build their network. This casual format not only allowed CEMSies to connect and contributed to strengthening the ties in the CEMS community but also allowed seasoned alumni to broaden participants’ knowledge about their companies.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The CEMS Career Explorer Series provided a unique occasion to give prominence to the career opportunities and markets of Singapore! Thank you to all our speakers and participants for joining!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>More editions of this initiative will take place. Stay tuned!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>-</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Please note that services shared during the informative session may vary based on your own situation. The CEMS Global Alliance provides a certain number of services including the <a href="https://cems.jobteaser.com/">CEMS Career Center</a> with various career opportunities, the <a href="https://www.goinglobal.com/">GoinGlobal</a> and <a href="https://www.goinglobal.com/culturewizard">Culture Wizard Assessment Test</a> to give you cultural advices and much more. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Read more about the services in the <a href="https://cems.box.com/s/fu4tsf5id7gex000ous6c4y3op9bb5f1">CEMS Career Services Guide</a>.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Thu, 02 May 2024 13:34:40 +0000 perrinna 1277 at https://cems.org Over 170 students from 19 CEMS clubs. How was the biggest CEMS V4 Conference? https://cems.org/news-events/news/over-170-students-19-cems-clubs-how-was-biggest-cems-v4-conference <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Over 170 students from 19 CEMS clubs. How was the biggest CEMS V4 Conference?</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>shamasha</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 04/26/2024 - 15:04</span> After four years, the CEMS V4 Conference returned to Prague. This year, CEMS Club Prague, who was the organizer of the event which rotates every year between the CEMS Clubs from Visegrád countries, managed to attract the largest number of participants ever to its three-day programme with the theme DATA UNIVERSE. A total of 171 participants came, and not only from the V4 countries. Students from a total of 19 CEMS clubs, 21 countries and 4 continents arrived. News <div class="article-image js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <figure> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/2024-04/Cems.org%20article%20visuals%20%288%29_0.png" width="1300" height="700" alt="CEMS V4 2024" /> </figure> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span>The CEMS V4 conference offered a unique combination of professional development and leisure activities. It started on Wednesday 10 April with a panel discussion and networking, followed by workshops and dinners on Thursday, interviews with companies and a closing gala on Friday 12 April, followed by parties. An emphasis on sustainability was also an integral part of the conference - vegan food was served and care was taken to reduce waste, especially discarded plastics.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>How did it all work out? Take a look at the photos.</strong></span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span><span><span>"We started preparations in November and it's been an incredible ride that has taken hundreds of hours of work. But then the conference itself exceeded all our expectations. It was an absolute euphoria and most importantly we attracted people from all over the world to Prague. Over 30 people came from Switzerland alone and some even crossed the ocean, for example from Canada, in order to join the conference,“ says <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/ondrej-svoboda98/" target="_blank">Ondřej Svoboda</a>, who led the organizing team together with <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/janbudinsky/" target="_blank">Jan Budinský</a>. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>"But none of this would have been possible without our corporate partners and the work of the entire organizing team," adds Svoboda. This year's conference partners included Hilti, Loreal, Accenture, Google, Kearney, BCG, Asahi, Cola-Cola HBC, P&amp;G.</span></span></span></p> </blockquote> <div class="align-center"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/ckeditor/public/2024-04/Untitled%20design%20%289%29.png?itok=c8vgNsPy" width="1300" height="700" alt="CEMS V4 conference " class="image-style-ckeditor" /></div> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span>Together with them, the organizers also prepared 8 Skill Seminars, which were of unprecedented interest among the conference participants. "We had over 140 registrants in just the first ten minutes of the opening of the registration for the seminars. We had to increase the capacity shortly after that," says <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanna-fridrik/" target="_blank">Hanna Fridrik</a>, who was in charge of the academic programme.</span></span></span></p> <p><span lang="cs" xml:lang="cs" xml:lang="cs"><span><span>In addition to Skill seminars and activities designed for professional growth, there was plenty of room for fun and networking. "For example, over 120 students and 15 representatives of corporate partners attended the Rotation Dinner on Thursday, where over 200 pre-arranged meetings between students and corporate partners took place" </span></span></span><span><span><span>says Jan Budinský. On Friday, over 50 more interviews with the conference's corporate partners took place at the VŠE.</span></span></span></p> <p><span lang="cs" xml:lang="cs" xml:lang="cs"><span><span>"For the visitors who have never been to Prague before, which were many this time, w</span></span></span><span><span><span>e also prepared tours with <a href="https://pragulic.cz/en/" target="_blank">Pragulic</a>, a social enterprise that challenges the stereotypes associated with homelessness by enabling people to experience Prague from a homeless perspective </span></span></span><span lang="cs" xml:lang="cs" xml:lang="cs"><span><span>and a historic tram ride through the city center to make the conference in the heart of Europe a truly unforgettable experience," concludes Jan Budinský</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>More photos from this year's CEMS V4 Conference can be found on the<a href="https://www.instagram.com/cemsv4conference?igsh=ZXI1NjBubjlocmN3"><span> CEMSV4Conference</span></a> instagram account.</strong> </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Many thanks and congratulations to the organizing team for a successful event!</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 26 Apr 2024 13:04:09 +0000 shamasha 1274 at https://cems.org CEMS Faculty Groups publish second edition of Global Leadership Practices https://cems.org/news-events/news/cems-faculty-groups-publish-second-edition-global-leadership-practices <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CEMS Faculty Groups publish second edition of Global Leadership Practices</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>shamasha</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/23/2024 - 11:33</span> Global Leadership Practices: Competencies for Navigating in a Complex World, Second Edition, explores global leadership and the complexities inherent in its practice. The book represents a collaboration between scholars and professionals from diverse backgrounds and addresses the new reality students of international management face. News <div class="article-image js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <figure> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/2024-04/Cems.org%20article%20visuals%20%288%29.png" width="1300" height="700" alt="CEMS Faculty groups book " /> </figure> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--cta-link paragraph--view-mode--default"> <a href="https://www.e-elgar.com/shop/gbp/global-leadership-practices-9781035308071.html" class="btn btn--with-arrow"> <span class="svg-icon"> <svg><use xlink:href="/themes/custom/cems_front/public/assets/sprites/symbol/svg/sprite.symbol.svg#arrow_link"></use></svg> </span> Purchase the book here! </a> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span><span>The first edition, published in 2014, was subtitled <em>A Cross Cultural Management Perspective</em>. This textbook became a valuable reference for students studying international management, helping them to navigate the intricacies of global leadership. Today, how to manage across cultures has largely become integrated into international management curricula. </span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span>Over the past decade </span></span></span></span><span><span><span><span>the whole context of global business has undergone a profound trans- formation. The global challenges facing society have become more urgent, and technology has driven increased global interconnectivity. Political polarization, populism and stereotyped views of other cultures have increasingly become obstacles to global collaboration, making the achievement of diversity and inclusion indispensable. All these factors have significantly increased the level of complexity that global leaders face. </span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span>This second edition represents a collaboration between scholars and professionals from diverse backgrounds.</span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span>The subtitle of this new edition, Competencies for Navigating in a Complex World, addresses the new reality students of international management face. The completely rewritten text contains multiple theoretical approaches and tools designed to help the reader respond to this new reality. The book is made up of two parts. The first part covers the competencies needed to manage global leadership challenges; the second part offers deep insights into how global leadership is practised in specific countries and regions.</span></span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span><span><span>'Authentic and engaging, this book weaves a diverse set of cultures into the leadership context through cases while presenting a comprehensive framework for analysis. From self-development to sustainability, the book decodes the challenges we face in today’s world says Zhirong Duan, from <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/school/tsinghua-university/" target="_blank">Tsinghua University, China </a></span></span></span><br />  </p> </blockquote> <p><span><span><span><span>The editors of this book are <a href="https://cems.org/cems-mim/cems-faculty-groups" target="_blank">faculty members</a> of the CEMS Alliance,<a href="https://cems.org/news-events/news/cems-global-alliance-renews-cems-values-statement-shared-principles-and-future" target="_blank"> grounded in the CEMS values of ethical conduct</a>, professional responsibility and cultural diversity. Our aim in design- ing this book is to prepare global citizens who will contribute to <em>a more open, sustainable, and inclusive world</em>, as stated in the CEMS’ values. </span></span></span></span></p> <p>The editors of this book include <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/bettina-gehrke-532970213/" target="_blank">Bettina Gehrke</a> , <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/marie-therese-claes-26b1a413/" target="_blank">Marie-Therese Claes</a> , <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/danielapauknerova/" target="_blank">Daniela Pauknerova</a> , <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/prof-dr-ina-a-11baa13/" target="_blank">Ina Aust</a>, and Roger-Matthew Bell Lambert. </p> <blockquote> <p><span>'A powerful, reflective, comprehensive, and compelling book offering profound insights for readers from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences interested in international management and understanding the dynamics influencing global leadership. It is a must-read for today’s scholars, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and future leaders from different walks of life who want to make an impact in an increasingly multicultural, innovation-driven, hypercompetitive, interconnected, and transformative global marketplace. writes <span><span><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/kamels/" target="_blank">Sherif Kamel</a> from <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/school/aucegypt/" target="_blank">the American University In Cairo, Egypt </a></span></span></span> </p> </blockquote> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Thumbnail</div> <div><a href="/media/2413/edit" hreflang="en">Gehrke Global.jpg</a></div> </div> Tue, 23 Apr 2024 09:33:49 +0000 shamasha 1272 at https://cems.org Corporate Insights: Stephanie ten Berge weighs in on brand positioning and being a leader at H&M Group https://cems.org/news-events/news/corporate-insights-stephanie-ten-berge-weighs-brand-positioning-and-being-leader <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Corporate Insights: Stephanie ten Berge weighs in on brand positioning and being a leader at H&amp;M Group </span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>shamasha</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 04/22/2024 - 11:03</span> Many CEMS alumni have chosen to build their careers with CEMS Corporate Partners. In this interview series, we explore the diverse career paths CEMS alumni have embarked on at these companies. Today we meet Stephanie ten Berge, Commercial Advisor Portfolio Brands with H&amp;M Group, who tells us about understanding the local customer and cultures, brand positioning, and being a leader who understands the nuances of other people. Corporate Insights <div class="article-image js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <figure> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/2024-04/Stephanie%20-%20website_0.png" width="1920" height="1080" alt="Stephanie ten Berge - CEMS Alumni " /> </figure> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span>Have you ever wandered past a COS store, or a branch of &amp; Other Stories, and stopped to ask yourself: why is this particular store right here and not located elsewhere? Why is this store next door to another brand that I like? Why is it arranged in a way that feels familiar to me and creates certain expectations around the shopping experience that I can identify? </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The location, context and staging of bricks and mortar retail stores might strike you as random. Perhaps you’ve never really given it much thought. But in reality, there is a huge amount of strategy, management, collaboration, creativity and of course financial resources that goes into the decision to open, maintain or refurbish any branch of COS and &amp; Other Stories or H&amp;M. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>So says </span><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephtenberge/" target="_blank">Stephanie</a><span><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/stephtenberge/" target="_blank"> ten Berge</a>, Commercial Advisor Portfolio Brands with H&amp;M Group. And she should know. It falls to ten Berge to analyse the business case behind each new or refurbished store for H&amp;M Group’s portfolio brands around the world, and to pitch that case to H&amp;M’s global management board—usually within 60 seconds or less.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“It’s my role to work with the local Lease Managers and the Portfolio Brand’s Expansion Managers and determine whether or not a store in a new location in Shanghai, New York, Beijing or London will work for the brand,” she says. </span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="article-blockquote js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <blockquote> And that means understanding the local customer and cultures, predict the potential turnover and cost structure, assess if the deal is in line with market norm and evaluate the return on investment <footer role="contentinfo" class="js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <span class="article-blockquote__author"> Stephanie ten Berge </span> <cite></cite> </footer> </blockquote> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span>The role also entails analysing target customer shopping habits and expectations to determine how big or “visible” a store needs to be, and how the brand needs to be positioned in terms of its competition. Location is profoundly interlinked with brand positioning, says ten Berge. A COS store, for instance, should be positioned in proximity to higher-end competition than </span>another H&amp;M group bra<span>nd. Mistakes can be costly, she adds, so a good deal of thought and collaboration with experts is necessary before making the pitch to senior management. Negotiation is a key capability here: ensuring that the teams are well poised to negotiate the best rental agreement with landlords, in terms of the leverage they have.</span></span></span></p> <blockquote> <p><span><span><span>“I routinely work with real estate experts, property landlords, engineers, architects, brand expansion managers—a real spectrum of profiles—to get a realistic picture of how a store will work and what the return on investment will look like. And there’s a lot of fun and creativity involved in the work.  It’s something I love, and I love the fact it’s also something I’d never envisioned for myself.”</span></span></span></p> </blockquote> <p><span><span><span>A CEMS graduate of <a href="https://www.rsm.nl/" target="_blank">Rotterdam School of Management</a> and the <a href="https://nus.edu.sg/" target="_blank">National University of Singapore</a>, ten Berge met with H&amp;M on campus nine years ago and instantly clicked with the team. In particular, she was drawn by the company culture and the chance to work internationally right of the bat. She joined the international trainee programme in 2015; an opportunity that took her to New York as a recent graduate. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“It was like something out of ‘The Devil Wears Prada’,” she laughs. “A completely amazing experience that exposed me to different roles. The hiring team had looked at my profile and selected different departments and countries for my training. So within a year, I switched to Switzerland and later my career led me to Sweden and Belgium and then back to Sweden.”</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><strong><span>Hitting the jackpot</span></strong></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>In the nine years that she has spent with the company, she has enjoyed a huge degree of flexibility and diversity. In her previous role she was appointed to Head of Expansion within the real estate division, managing a team of 16 in Brussels. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“I’ve been with H&amp;M for almost a decade which is longer than any previous romantic relationship,” she laughs. “It’s like hitting the jackpot and such a good match for me.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The company has empowered her, she says, from the get-go. She was appointed Store Development Manager with team responsibility just one year after graduating. And as a young Lease Manager, she was sent out to negotiate lease agreements with Swiss bankers, in some cases twice her age. The faith put in her paid off, as ten Berge went on to land deals for the inaugural stores for both Weekday and H&amp;M Home in Switzerland. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>H&amp;M Group has “fantastic standards” in terms of work-life balance, she says. The company facilitates career progression while accommodating critical needs such as parental leave for both parents. As an organisation, H&amp;M is intrinsically value-driven; this is a culture that celebrates the personal and family lives of its people as much as their professional acumen and that believes firmly in the equality of all of its employees. These are among the many reasons that ten Berge has “stayed put” over the years.</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="article-blockquote js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <blockquote> We think about our values all the time. And it plays a big role in things like recruitment too, because we are looking for people who share our values: open-minded team players; entrepreneurial thinkers <footer role="contentinfo" class="js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <span class="article-blockquote__author"> Stephanie ten Berge </span> <cite></cite> </footer> </blockquote> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span>“I’ve seen this working with different country organisations within my company all over the world. We’re all very different but we always click because we have the same values: we are one team, we believe in people, we are entrepreneurs, we make constant improvement, we are cost-conscious, we are straightforward and open minded. And we keep it simple.”</span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><strong><span>Teamwork <em>and</em> Autonomy</span></strong></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span>Working with H&amp;M Group has been something of a dotted line with the CEMS experience in this sense, says ten Berge. CEMS prepared her to function in different geographies and cultural contexts and to collaborate with international colleagues. The experien</span>ce<a> of</a><span lang="SV" xml:lang="SV" xml:lang="SV"> </span><span>never being alone—of continuously working with diverse people on shared projects—is not dissimilar to her current job. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“CEMS is really a perfect preparation for my kind of work because you are working in groups preparing a holistic, well-thought-through business case to present,” she says. “And there’s a real overlap for me in the sense that I wanted to work for a company where I had true ownership of problems.”</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Having—as well as giving—autonomy has been a mainstay throughout her career at H&amp;M. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB" xml:lang="EN-GB">“H&amp;M believed in me at a young age and gave me the chance to formally manage a team just a year after graduating from uni. As a young leader, I was initially quite naïve, and I had to learn to understand the nuances of other people’s needs.”</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="article-blockquote js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <blockquote> Leadership in her experience was a great deal more than simply providing structure, and more like learning how to become a “gardener:” understanding that people, like plants, grow and thrive in different ways. <footer role="contentinfo" class="js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <span class="article-blockquote__author"> Stephanie ten Berge </span> <cite></cite> </footer> </blockquote> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span>Some need to be nurtured, cultivated and coached. Others need to be left alone more. Above all, managing others is about providing a clear direction, a foundation of psychological safety and allowing people to find their way. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“I’ve learned that as a manager, it’s up to you to spot what people need and create the trust and safety for them to build on. It’s about </span><span>working with strengths, rather than focusing on weaknesses.” </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Focusing on strengths and identifying passion is advice that ten Berge would share with any aspiring leader looking to make their way in today’s world. Finding the thing you enjoy is critical to navigating any kind of career in any industry. That, and feeling you have real ownership of the problems and challenges you will face. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>“You will spend a big chunk of your life at work, so my advice is to find something you enjoy. You may not love your job every day and there will be challenges ahead for sure, but if you are able to connect with some passion that you have, you will find the rewards. Mine is a challenging industry—it’s competitive and it’s really fast-paced. But I’ve always been up for a challenge!”</span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Thumbnail</div> <div><a href="/media/2408/edit" hreflang="en">Stephanie - social media.png</a></div> </div> Mon, 22 Apr 2024 09:03:37 +0000 shamasha 1270 at https://cems.org CEMS Club Conference Vienna: Spring Semester 2024 https://cems.org/news-events/news/cems-club-conference-vienna-spring-semester-2024 <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">CEMS Club Conference Vienna: Spring Semester 2024</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>shamasha</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Tue, 04/09/2024 - 11:20</span> From February 29th to March 2nd, WU - Wirtschaftsuniversität kindly hosted the annual CEMS Club Conference for the spring semester and invited CEMS students to discuss their CEMS Clubs and share best practices.<br /> <br /> News <div class="article-image js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <figure> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/2024-04/Picture1.jpg" width="602" height="401" alt="CEMS Club Conference 2024" /> </figure> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>24 CEMS Club Presidents and 4 organizing members from the Student Board were gathered in person at WU in Vienna, Austria. During the two-days conference, the Presidents had the opportunity to have an issue and solution-sharing session, network, discuss best practices and brainstorm on development and collaboration between their local CEMS Clubs.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Presidents were welcomed on Friday by the Student Board Representatives and CEMS Corporate Relations Manager of WU, <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jana-vadura-72641654/" target="_blank"><span>Jana Vadura</span></a>, who started the conference off by introducing the school and the CEMS Master and experience at WU. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Following this insightful session, each CEMS Club President had the opportunity to introduce themselves, their CEMS Clubs and highlight the main issue they were facing through a one pager. This was followed by a brief introduction of the Global Responsibility Week initiative led by the CEMS Responsible Leadership Team, represented by Student Board Representative <u><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/anthony-verpoten/" target="_blank">Anthony Verpoten</a> </u>(LSM). The session invited the presidents to brainstorm around the organization and implementation of innovative events and projects on the following topics : Gender Equality, Sustainability, Diversity &amp; Inclusion, Ethical Management and Poverty alleviation.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The latter part of this morning included a short update from the CEMS Global Office, represented by </span></span></span><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/margaux-berras-121871150/" target="_blank"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Margaux Berras</span></span></span></a><span><span><span>, and a deep dive into the Student Board’s projects and the Executive team’s strategy for the year presented by the SBR Vice-President of Finance, <u><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/joelle-soumi/" target="_top">Joelle Soumi.</a>  </u></span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>After having a fruitful afternoon discussions on current issues impacting their CEMS Clubs and brainstorming on potential solutions, the Presidents had the opportunity to present their “elevator pitches” on topics they found particularly relevant to discuss. Some clubs notably shared new exciting professional events for students such as the Budapest Case Cup competition or the Dublin Tech Tour. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><span><span><span><span><span><span>The second day of the conference </span></span></span></span></span></span></h2> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>got off to an exciting start with the announcement of the results of the CEMS Club Awards presented by SBR <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/qinzi-zhao/" target="_blank"><u>Qinzi Zhao</u></a> (LSE). It's important to highlight that this year marks a record since all clubs were qualified by votes from their cohorts to send in their best practices, resulting in the submission of 117 best practices!  The awards are divided into six categories, as well as a “Best CEMS Club” award. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <h2><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span>The winners of this spring semester were:</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></h2> <ul><li><span><span><span><strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span>Alumni:</span></span></span></strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span> #1 Rotterdam, #2 Lisbon, #3 Calcutta</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span>Corporate:</span></span></span></strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span> #1 Barcelona, #2 Vienna, #3 Budapest</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span>Marketing:</span></span></span></strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span> #1 Calcutta, #2 Copenhagen, #3 St Gallen</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span>Responsibility:</span></span></span></strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span> #1 Prague, #2 St Gallen, #3 Calcutta</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span>Socializing:</span></span></span></strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span> #1 St Gallen,  #2 Prague, #3 Rotterdam</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span>Desired:</span></span></span></strong><span lang="fr" xml:lang="fr" xml:lang="fr"><span><span> #1 Calcutta, #2 St Gallen, #3 Milan</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span><strong><span><span><span>Best club:</span></span></span></strong><span><span><span> #1 St Gallen, #2 Prague, #3 Vienna</span></span></span></span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span><span><span><span>We would like to extend our congratulations to all winning CEMS Clubs and all other CEMS Clubs for their participation and work throughout the semester! </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <div class="align-center"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/ckeditor/public/2024-04/Picture2%20%281%29.png?itok=Gz0_NGZs" width="602" height="339" alt="CEMS Club Awards " class="image-style-ckeditor" /></div> <p> </p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The announcement of the CEMS Club Award paved the way for an ideation session for presidents on how to reform and update the voting process and selection of best practices for these awards. Presidents brainstormed together and submitted creative solutions that will be implemented over the coming semesters to improve the voting process to make it notably fairer, more inclusive of all clubs, more objective in the best practices selection and more representative of each club's efforts.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>After a well-deserved lunch and a tour of the WU campus to digest, the presidents were able to refine their sharing discussion outcomes from the previous day in small groups. Each presented their action plan to solve their main problem to the other presidents in their break-out rooms, and received direct feedback from the other as well as tools to help them improve this latter plan.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>Finally, the conference concluded with two sessions presented by different SBR teams who joined the conference online. The first session, led by<a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/emilie-plater/" target="_blank"><u> Emilie Plater</u></a> from the Alumni Relations team, encouraged presidents to create projects and events around the Global Alumni Week event that took place in late March. The second session, led by <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/yoshihiro-kaneko/" target="_blank"><u>Yoshihiro Kaneko</u></a> (KEIO) from the Global Integration Task Force, aimed to assign each president to a Buddy groups of three to four clubs for the remainder of the semester to foster communication and support between them.  Buddy clubs will thus be able to continue the work of the conference for the rest of the semester, drawing inspiration and advice from each other to improve the collaboration and global integration of all CEMS clubs and schools.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>To celebrate the end of the conference all together, CEMS Club Presidents got invited to a social activity in the evening to network with the CEMS Club Vienna and for the ones staying an extra day, to a Walking Tour of Vienna’s city center led by SBR <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/julio-duarte-da-concei%C3%A7%C3%A3o/" target="_blank">Julio Duarte</a> (FGV). </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The Student Board sincerely hopes that the Presidents found this 19th CCC edition eventful and insightful, and that they have returned to their local CEMS Clubs with new ideas and inspiration, as well as renewed motivation for the remainder of their tenure.</span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><span><span><span>The CEMS Global Alliance would like to thank WU University, including <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/jana-salot-14283113/" target="_blank">Jana Salot</a>, Jana Vadura, Philipp Nell and <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/desislava-dikova-13034911/" target="_blank">Desislava Dikova</a> for hosting this event. In addition, the Alliance would like to thank the Student Board CEMS Club Support Team, including <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/juliette-navarre/" target="_blank"><u>Juliette Navarre</u></a>, </span></span></span><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/felicia-schneider-4142621a4"><span lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US" xml:lang="EN-US"><span><span>Felicia Schneider</span></span></span></a><span><span><span>, <u>Witkoria Ruenbenbauer, </u> <u><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/abederka/" target="_blank">Andrej Bederka</a>,</u> <u>Qinzi Zhao,</u> <u><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/korbinianthiele/?originalSubdomain=ch" target="_blank">Korbinian Thiele</a>,</u> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/andyordenes/" target="_blank"><u>Andres Ordenes Torres,</u></a> <u><a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/francescagirelli/" target="_blank">Francesca Girelli </a>and</u> <a href="https://www.linkedin.com/in/caitrionalefevere-laoide/" target="_blank"><u>Caitriona Lefevere</u></a> for organising this initiative. </span></span></span></span></span></span></p> <p><strong><span><span><span><span><span><span>We are looking forward to the next edition in Fall 2024!</span></span></span></span></span></span></strong></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Tue, 09 Apr 2024 09:20:49 +0000 shamasha 1265 at https://cems.org Global Recruitment Event 2024 - It's a wrap! https://cems.org/news-events/news/global-recruitment-event-2024-its-wrap <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Global Recruitment Event 2024 - It&#039;s a wrap!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>perrinna</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Fri, 03/15/2024 - 09:40</span> For the fourth year in a row, the CEMS Global Alliance organized the Global Recruitment Event. Designed to support students and young alumni to advance their career and discover new employers, this event was held from March 4 to 8 online. News <div class="article-image js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <figure> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/2024-03/LinkedIn%20and%20Facebook_0.png" width="1080" height="1080" alt="GRE 2024" /> </figure> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span>The <strong>CEMS Global Recruitment Event is a 5-day online recruitment event</strong>, which aims at connecting students with CEMS Corporate Partners through a job matching process. Participants are invited to apply for a career opportunity, prior to the event and may be offered a pre-scheduled interview or 1-1 chat with one of the representatives participating.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span><strong>31 CEMS Corporate Partners</strong> joined this year’s edition, inviting over 265 representatives from across the world and from all continents, and offered over 350 career opportunities including internships, full time positions, graduate programmes and more. From February 12th to 19th, <strong>over 720 participants from all CEMS schools sent more than 5,900 requests to the companies</strong>!</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Following this, more than 930 appointments were scheduled and held from March 4th to 8th. Throughout this event, participants had the opportunity to learn more about positions in finance, management, consulting, brand marketing, strategy, retail, business and so much more.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The CEMS Global Recruitment Event provided a unique occasion for companies to develop their portfolio of talented profiles, and for students and young alumni to prepare for their next career step.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>A huge thank you to all participants who joined this event! </span></span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--content-image paragraph--view-mode--default"> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/styles/paragraph_image_content/public/2024-03/Final%20CPs%20participating.png?itok=-xnSBEpm" width="940" height="788" alt="GRE 2024 CPs attending" class="image-style-paragraph-image-content" /> </div> </div> </div> </div> Fri, 15 Mar 2024 08:40:45 +0000 perrinna 1256 at https://cems.org Corporate Insights: Fadi Farra speaks about entrepreneurship and leading with compassion. https://cems.org/news-events/news/corporate-insights-fadi-farra-speaks-about-entrepreneurship-and-leading-compassion <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Corporate Insights: Fadi Farra speaks about entrepreneurship and leading with compassion.</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>perrinna</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Mon, 03/11/2024 - 10:32</span> Many CEMS alumni have chosen to build their careers with CEMS Corporate Partners. In this interview series, we explore the diverse career paths CEMS alumni have embarked on at these companies. Today we meet Fadi Farra, Founder and Managing Partner at Whiteshield, who tells us about his path to entrepreneurship, yielding to the instinct for compassion and his purpose to build his company. Corporate Insights <div class="article-image js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <figure> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/2024-03/Website%20visual.png" width="1920" height="1080" alt="Fadi Farra Corporate Insights" /> </figure> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span>There are two things that motivate us in life. One is fear. The other is compassion. So says <strong>Fadi Farra, Founder and Managing Partne</strong>r of public policy and strategy advisory firm, <a href="https://whiteshield.com/people/fadi-farra/"><strong>Whiteshield</strong></a>. And it is compassion that has fueled the major step changes in Farra’s life and career.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>An economist by training, Farra was Head of Unit at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris until 2020, when he came to a critical realisation. His work advising governments and organisations on economic and public policy issues involved challenge and rigour, yet remained detached from “reality on the ground,” he says. The disconnect between intention and tangible impact frustrated him. Specifically, a meeting with a client looking to make redundancies in their manufacturing plants yielded a “moment of truth.”</span></span></p> <p><span><span>“I realised I didn’t want to do it. I didn’t want to channel my expertise and time into firing people,” says Farra. <a>Sitting</a> in that board meeting, I realised that what actually mattered more to me were people; that I cared more about doing the right thing by others. And that compassion was a far greater motivation than fear.”</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span><strong>Doing the right thing, yielding to the instinct for compassion, became a guiding principle</strong>; one that has seen Whiteshield take root as an idea and grow over the last decade into a multinational advisory, with offices in four continents and a slew of industry awards for excellence in consultancy and innovation. But it hasn’t been easy. Founding the business, recruiting the right talent, building a viable client roster, and maintaining the most rigorous standards in consultancy in changing times—navigating all the stresses and exigencies of entrepreneurship—have required tenacity and resilience. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Sticking to the path has meant “chasing the vision.” And chasing it resolutely.</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="article-blockquote js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <blockquote> “Entrepreneurship in any field means pushing the frontiers. And being an entrepreneur means simultaneously taking risks and dealing with the risk of losing it all,” says Farra. “To weather these challenges, you have to have a purpose that’s worth it. You need to know what’s driving you and stick to it. Purpose is what illuminates the path.” <footer role="contentinfo" class="js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <span class="article-blockquote__author"></span> <cite></cite> </footer> </blockquote> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span>Purpose remains the cornerstone of everything that Whiteshield does in support of governments from Europe to Eurasia, from the Middle East and Africa to the Americas. The firm’s more than 100 consultants and staff are grounded by a commitment to improve lives through continuous policy innovation. Helping the citizen is the driver, says Farra. So too is the willingness to go the extra mile, as and when necessary. If a minister is asking for support, he says, it behoves him and the entire team to give whatever it takes to provide that support. As such, Whiteshield is a working environment that welcomes and rewards people with a sense of purpose, he adds; those who care about people and share a commitment to do better by them. In return, staff can expect their needs and objectives to be understood, and prioritised. </span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="article-blockquote js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <blockquote> “To me, leadership is about connecting with other human beings, and asking the right questions to understand what they are feeling and sensing,” says Farra. <footer role="contentinfo" class="js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <span class="article-blockquote__author"></span> <cite></cite> </footer> </blockquote> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span>“As a leader, you can either look at people as resources to optimise, or as individuals to develop. I believe the key to effective leadership is to truly see the person in front of you and think about how they can be happy and fulfilled at work. That’s how I see a true leader.”</span></span></p> <p><span><span><strong>Leading with humanity—helping others be the best that they can be—and leading with purpose</strong>: both are tenets that Farra believes align closely with the values of today’s workforce. They are also long-held principles that found early expression in his time as a CEMS student. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>An MSc graduate of LSE and HEC, Farra discovered in CEMS a “unique community,” built across like-minded people with a “strong sense of shared humanity.” </span></span></p> <p><span><span>“CEMS was and still is really unique. The CEMS experience posits a different logic—one that embraces community as international—and challenges you to build the skills, the languages and a position on the importance of humanity that will underpin your career.”</span></span></p> <p> </p> <p><span><span>So strong is Farra’s enduring commitment to CEMS, in fact, that he has served on the CEMS Strategic Board and was President of the CEMS Alumni Association. He regularly contributes <a href="https://cems.org/news-events/news/hint-silver-lining">interviews and insights</a> to the CEMS community. </span></span></p> <p><span><span>Whiteshield is also a CEMS Corporate Partner and actively recruits graduates from CEMS schools. Around 20% of Whiteshield staff are CEMSies: purpose-driven professionals who share its founder’s vision and mission. Farra is keen to welcome more CEMS talent into the ranks—with an important caveat.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>“Working with us will give you the helicopter view. You’ll get to work with management across the public sector of different regions and it’s a chance to have real impact—impact on the GDP of an entire country,” he says. “Of course, this is a very different concept to working for profit. <strong>But a key advantage is to have private sector knowledge and expertise—understanding of companies and industries—that can be harnessed for public good</strong>.” </span></span></p> <p><span><span>As such, Farra recommends that CEMSies and other graduates build experience before getting in touch; that they consolidate knowledge in both private and public sector areas, whether in paid roles or internships. And for anyone at the start of a career and considering options in today’s uncertain and fast-changing world, he has words of encouragement and advice.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>“Don’t specialise too much too soon. Take risks and don’t look back if you fail at something. Whether you want to be an entrepreneur or work within a private or public organisation, connect with other people, build broad networks, connect the dots,” he says.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>“Above all, <strong>don’t be afraid; even if what you want to do might mean risking it all</strong>. Stick to your vision. I wake up every morning wondering what I will do to give something back each day. If you have a vision, if you have the commitment—if you have compassion—the challenges will come, but so too will the satisfaction.”</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--cta-link paragraph--view-mode--default"> <a href="https://whiteshield.com/careers/" class="btn btn--with-arrow"> <span class="svg-icon"> <svg><use xlink:href="/themes/custom/cems_front/public/assets/sprites/symbol/svg/sprite.symbol.svg#arrow_link"></use></svg> </span> Find more information on Whiteshield and to explore their latest career option … </a> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span>--</span></span></p> <p><span><span>The <strong>CEMS Corporate Insights</strong> is a series of interviews that aims to highlight the diverse career paths CEMS senior alumni have embarked on at the CEMS Corporate Partners. Interviews focus on various aspects of life, including their work journey but also reflection on leadership, globalisation, finding the right path and their takeaways from their CEMS experience.</span></span></p> <p><span><span>You can find <a href="https://www.cems.org/search-results?search=corporate%20insights">previous interviews on cems.org</a> or on the CEMS Career Center.</span></span></p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> </div> </div> </div> <div> <div>Thumbnail</div> <div><a href="/media/2355/edit" hreflang="en">Social media visual.png</a></div> </div> Mon, 11 Mar 2024 09:32:56 +0000 perrinna 1254 at https://cems.org Exciting news for the whole CEMS community in the field of Executive Education! https://cems.org/news-events/news/exciting-news-whole-cems-community-field-executive-education <span class="field field--name-title field--type-string field--label-hidden">Exciting news for the whole CEMS community in the field of Executive Education!</span> <span class="field field--name-uid field--type-entity-reference field--label-hidden"><span>shamasha</span></span> <span class="field field--name-created field--type-created field--label-hidden">Wed, 03/06/2024 - 13:53</span> Four CEMS universities Ivey Business School, Stockholm School of Economics, University of Cologne and HEC Paris have joined forces to offer a first-class CEMS Digital Transformation Executive programme. <br /> News <div class="article-image js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <figure> <img loading="lazy" src="/sites/default/files/2024-03/Capture.JPG" width="905" height="465" alt="CEMS ExEd" /> </figure> </div> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--section paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="layout layout--onecol"> <div class="layout__region layout__region--content"> <div class="paragraph paragraph--type--text paragraph--view-mode--default"> <div class="article-rich"> <div class="w-ck-editor js-control-accessibility-font-change"> <p><span><span><span>The programme provides current insights on essential key trends of digitalization allowing leaders </span></span></span><span><span><span>and executives to become drivers of the transformation process within their respective</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>companies.</span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>The next two rollouts will start in person in Vienna and New York, featuring the first two modules on Digital Leadership and Digital Mindset, along with a Welcome Dinner.</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> <ul><li><span><span><span>22 March 2024 in <strong>Vienna</strong> with a welcome dinner on 21 March</span></span></span></li> <li><span><span><span>4 April 2024 in <strong>New York</strong> with a welcome dinner on 3 April</span></span></span></li> </ul><p><span><span><span>The programme consists of further five online modules within a timeframe of about ten weeks. </span></span></span><span><span><span>They cover the topics Omni Channel, Internet of Things, Data Dividend, AI &amp; Data-Driven </span></span></span><span><span><span>transformation and Business Model Patterns. </span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>Leaders and executives of all industries are very welcome to join this programme and </span></span></span><span><span><span>become part of an international community of like-minded managers who want to positively </span></span></span><span><span><span>impact their businesses. <strong>As CEMS Alumni or Corporate Partner, you benefit from an exclusive programme fees discount.</strong></span></span></span></p> <p><span><span><span>If you are interested and would like to register for the programme, please contact </span></span></span><span><span><span>the University of Cologne Business School (<a href="mailto:ucbs-exec-edu@uni-koeln.de">ucbs-exec-edu@uni-koeln.de</a>).</span></span></span></p> <p> </p> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> </div> Wed, 06 Mar 2024 12:53:34 +0000 shamasha 1253 at https://cems.org