Active Sourcing & KI: Successful Recruiting in Times of Change

During her Master's degree in Psychology & Management and her work at Kienbaum Institute @ ISM, Friederike Sieber already learned about the impact of transformation on companies. Today, she brings her strategic experience to her work as HR Specialist Global Recruiting at Vaillant, aligning the recruiting process with the new demands of the applicant market. In our interview, she talks about the challenges of the job, how Vaillant is responding to the changing needs of applicants, and what is important in finding suitable candidates today.  Read more...

MUNA+: From UN Simulation Conference to Confederation Award

Started as a study project, five ISM alumni are now successfully campaigning for a more sustainable, fairer and more tolerant future. For this, they were recently awarded the "Active for Democracy and Tolerance" prize. What particularly drives them in their work and how they want to integrate more sustainability in business, politics and society, they tell in the interview.  Read more...

New Master's Programs from Fall 2022

Would you like to further your education in the fields of Business Intelligence & Data Science, Entrepreneurship or Real Estate Management? Starting in the upcoming winter semester, ISM offers you new master's degree courses at four locations as full-time or part-time programs. As an ISM alumni, you can study with a 15% discount on tuition fees - no matter when you start.  Read more...

IT Change Manager: "The challenges are the people"

Digital transformation is forcing companies to continuously adapt their system landscapes and, at the same time, face ever new change projects. We asked Katharina Schmidt, an IT change manager at Accenture who deals with digital transformation on a daily basis, why IT transformation is more than just technology adaptation and what the work in change projects looks like.  Read more...

Career instead of dream vacation: Kristina's life in Hawaii

Fascinated by the openness and the countless opportunities, Kristina Paleafei already knew during her semester abroad: She wants to go back to Hawaii. After graduating as a Global Brand & Fashion Management student, she now lives in paradise on the island and, after working for Google, now works at ISM's partner university Hawaii Pacific University.  Read more...

BYENA Beauty: ISM Alumna launches own brand at VIP event

With her own "green beauty" brand, Ena Operta is fulfilling a childhood dream. When she started taking a closer look at the cosmetics market during her master's degree in International Management, she was shocked by the ingredients in her makeup products. "Everything is constantly changing to be more conscious and natural. Nutrition. Skin care. Why not makeup?" She was convinced: now is the right time to start her own beauty brand. | For the whole story and an exclusive 15% alumni discount:  Read more...

LinkedIn hacks part 8: Business influencers create new podcast experience

Podcasts are experiencing an ever-increasing boom. At the same time, business influencers are enjoying increasing reach and importance. With the new LinkedIn Podcast Network, the business platform combines both trends.  Read more...

Barbershop feeling for your bathroom - Alumni discount from Störtebekker

As a fan of classic barbershops and the material leather, ISM alumnus Martin Picard founded his own barbershop for the bathroom: Störtebekker stands for stylish and especially high-quality shaving and beard care products. Barbershop enthusiasts will find a unique selection of razors, premium blades, beard oils and much more at Störtebekker! Störtebekker now offers a 20% discount to all ISM Alumni.  Read more...

Gender Gap in Science: Why We Need More Women in Science

Women in science are still underrepresented, even in Germany. With a share of only 28% of female scientists, Germany is still below the global average and ranks 38th, which is one of the lowest values in a European country comparison. Mijka Ghorbani and Kim Hartmann, who are currently doing their PhD on digital brand personality and brand management in tourism at the University of Strathclyde, explain why working in research can offer an exciting career and why more women should take the step into science.  Read more...

In the data jungle: insights from ISM alumnus Mario Raups

Digitalization is increasingly calling for experts who can drive the transformation of companies through the smart use of data. We asked ISM alumnus Mario Raups, who currently works as a BI consultant for Ferchau, what working as a consultant in the field of Business Intelligence & Data Science can look like.  Read more...
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