The study programs of the CBS have received many awards, and it is primarily the students who benefit from them. Anna Tönneßen, Master student International Business at the CBS with a focus on Strategic Management and Consulting, has now received a special honor: she has been selected for the WiWi-Talents High Potentials Program. Anyone who belongs to this handpicked elite of aspiring students in economics will be published in the renowned WiWi-Talents Book together with their curriculum vitae, profile and professor’s report. This exclusive book is not published publicly, but is only available to around 500 well-known companies in German-speaking countries. The companies use the book to screen and recruit the best talents before anyone else.
“I am proud to be a ‘WiWi talent’. However, it is also my supportive environment that has enabled me to take advantage of this opportunity. I am excited about the exchange within the WiWi corporate network and look forward to getting to know the other 13 talents who have prevailed among 120 applicants,” says Anna Tönneßen.
The admission process for WiWi talents is very strict: Students need an appraisal and a recommendation from the professor for their application. In addition to outstanding academic achievements, commitment outside the lecture hall is also expected and evaluated. Anna Tönneßen works voluntarily at the CBS Think Tank “Center for Advanced Sustainable Management” (CASM) and is Junior Consultant at M3trix, a Sustainable Business Transformation start-up.
“At the faculty, we support our most talented students in the WiWi talent application. As one of the best business schools in Germany, our aim is to pave the way to excellent career opportunities for our young academics,” says Prof Dr René Schmidpeter, Dr. Jürgen Meyer Endowed Chair for International Business Ethics and CSR at the CBS and head of the CASM.
The Cologne Business School supports the WiWi-Talents programmeand therefore carries the WiWi-Talents seal. The WiWi-Talents program, launched in 2005, is an initiative of WiWi-Online, one of the leading economic information service providers for students, professors, universities and companies. The WiWi-Talents book was published for the 28th time.