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QVARTZ is a management consulting company with global reach and Nordic heritage. Our civilization currently counts 425 passionate people, all with different backgrounds but with a common desire to change the management consulting industry from within. The entrepreneurial spirit is an important part of our DNA, and we constantly explore new opportunities to build our company and move things forward. From our eight offices across Europe, the US and Asia, we follow our clients all over the world.


Getting your head around what management consulting is all about can be difficult. To us, it all boils down to tackling and solving critical strategic business issues for our clients while at the same time engaging and mobilizing client organizations. Being a good management consultant is not only about having a black belt in problem solving. It is equally important to be able to understand your client's business and culture, and to be able to work with and motivate different personality types in different team structures.


At QVARTZ, we aspire to deliver results and build relationships in everything we do. Through a combination of rigorous analyses, solid experience and deep industry insight, we help our clients improve their business – whether this requires reducing costs, maximizing investments or restructuring the organization. We also advise on sustainability and circular economy across all sectors: from diagnostics to market and stakeholder analysis, benchmarking to crafting the vision, developing circular business models, SDG strategy, to then developing the concrete solutions so that is developing circular and sustainable solutions including the cost benefit analysis, change management, communications, but also role out planning, governance, and tracking. It is really the whole package. Importantly in our work on sustainability, we focus on those solutions that are positive for our client's bottom line.


Find out more at: https://qvartz.com

Nordea is the largest financial services group in the Nordic region and one of the biggest banks in Europe. We want to make a real difference - for our customers and for the communities in which we operate - by sharing our broad expertise based on 200 years in the banking business.


We are a full-service universal bank and the third largest corporation in the Nordic region and one of the top 10 financial services companies in Europe based on market capitalisation. We are present in 17 countries, including our four Nordic home markets which together constitute the 10th largest economy in the world. 


For Nordea, sustainability means taking responsibility for the impact we have on our surroundings. As the leading bank in the Nordic region, we play a key role in the transition towards a sustainable future. We take this role very seriously. Together with our customers and partners, we can make a difference through the choices we make.


For us, it is not enough to sit behind a desk and look at reports or public information. We travel around the world to visit the sectors in which we invest to address and identify the risks and opportunities presented by global challenges. This is to make sure that our customers’ money is invested responsibly and to drive sustainable development.


We constantly strive to make sustainability a natural part of everything we do at Nordea – as a company, in our offering and in the advice we provide to you as our customer. Below are a few concrete highlights of our work so far:

  • Nordea was ranked as one of the world’s top 100 sustainable corporations. 

  • EUR 5.90 billion in assets in Nordea’s sustainable funds as of March 2018.

  • We were the No. 2 issuer of green bonds in the Nordics in 2017.

  • We won Best Investment ESG Process award in Europe in 2018 for the 4th year in a row.

  • A total of 90% of our new contracted suppliers were screened for environmental protection, labour practices, human rights and anti-corruption in 2017.

  • Thanks to our customers choosing to use our digital tools, we are one step closer to achieving our goal of becoming a paper-free company within a few years. Nordea Personal Banking sent out 15 million fewer letters to customers in 2017 alone, equating to a reduction in paper usage of about one-fifth.

We offer various opportunities for students and newly graduates. This includes our Nordea Graduate Programme, internships and students job. You can read more about the different opportunities here: https://www.nordea.com/en/careers/students-and-graduates/

Unilever is a world-leading FMCG company managing more than 400 different brands in more than 190 countries. At Unilever we meet every day needs for nutrition, hygiene and personal care. On any given day, 2.5 billion people use Unilever products to feel good, look good and get more out of life – giving us a unique opportunity as a company to build a brighter future. 


The Unilever purpose is to make sustainable living commonplace, and this is achieved through The Unilever Sustainable Living Plan. The Plan sets out to decouple our growth from our environmental footprint, while increasing our positive social impact. The Plan has three big goals to achieve, underpinned by nine commitments and targets spanning our social, environmental and economic performance across the value chain. The three overarching goals are: “Improving health and well-being for more than 1 billion”, “Reducing environmental impact by half” and “Enhance livelihoods for millions”.


As a global company we aim to play our part in addressing global social and environmental concerns, such as health and hygiene, reducing waste and water use, sustainable agriculture, creating opportunities for women and ensuring an inclusive business. But we do not believe it is practical to address these concerns only at a global level. Or that companies such as ours can make a difference without working in partnership with others. That is why, as a multi-local multinational, we tackle global concerns with local actions and work in partnership with consumers, local agencies, governments and non-governmental organisations.


In the Nordics, there is a vast range of local efforts, including how the Biotex “Dirt is Good” campaign works at ensuring that every child has the chance to experience the benefits of play every day; how Knorr works at changing the food system from farm to table hereby reducing food waste; and how Dove works at redefining beauty standards through the “Dove Real Beauty Pledge”.


Find out more at: https://www.unilever.com/


DHL Consulting is the international consultancy of Deutsche Post DHL Group. They provide a broad range of management consulting and business transformation services to the top management of all DPDHL Group business divisions, and they deliver strategic supply chain consulting services to many DPDHL Group customers. Consultants in DHL Consulting therefore have the unique opportunity to experience both in-house and external consulting projects. As DPDHL Group offices and customers are located in 220 countries and territories, virtually anywhere in the world!

No matter where you live, you must have encountered their vans on your way to university, spotted our airplanes on one of your study trips, or received your latest parcel delivered directly by DPDHL Group, the biggest logistics company in the world. With almost 520,000 employees in over 220 countries and territories worldwide, DPDHL Group generated revenues of more than €60 billion in 2017. The company offers integrated services and tailored, customer-focused solutions for managing and transporting mail, cargo, equipment, and information.


DHL Consulting believes that Sustainability and Strategy go hand in hand. As part of the new Strategy 2020, DPDHL Group aims to become a benchmark company for responsible business, while maintaining the overarching goal of being a Provider, Employer and Investment of Choice in the logistics industry. The Group’s climate protection target calls for an improvement in carbon efficiency of 30% by 2020, over the 2007 baseline. In order to reach this target, measures have been developed that improve the carbon efficiency of air and road transport, as well as buildings and facilities. The approach ensures environmental responsibility and strengthens market positioning at the same time. Learn more about DHL Consulting's unique approach to Sustainability and Strategy.


At DHL Consulting, people are their biggest asset, apply for the Summer Internship in Management Consulting (in Europe) or check the full selection of the job offers here. The DHL Consulting's headquarters are in Bonn, Germany but they also have offices in Miami, Shanghai, and Singapore. Visit DHL Consulting's website for more information: https://dhl-consulting.com/


As one of the world’s largest fashion companies, H&M is an exciting and dynamic place to pursue a career in the fashion industry. H&M believes that sustainable fashion and design should be available to everyone. Their vision is to lead the change towards a circular and renewable fashion industry, while being a fair and equal company. Their employees play a key role and can contribute to more sustainable fashion, today and in the future.  Using H&M's size and scale, they are working to catalyse these systemic changes across our own operations and the wider industry to ensure that they can continue to create great fashion and design in a sustainable way for generations to come.


This vision applies to every brand within H&M group. H&M group comprises of nine independent brands: H&M, COS, Weekday, Cheap Monday, Monki, H&M Home, & Other Stories, ARKET and Afound. There are over 4,900 stores across 71 markets worldwide. They all share the same values, the same belief in fairness, diversity and equality and the same ambition to lead the change towards a sustainable fashion and design industry. H&M wants to be at the forefront of both fashion and sustainability. Have a look at a wide range of career opportunities awaiting you at H&M.


H&M’s vision and strategy are built on three key ambitions:



Promote and scale innovation

Drive transparency                    

Reward sustainable actions



A circular approach to how products are made and used        

Use only recycled or other sustainably-sourced materials

A climate positive value chain



Fair jobs for all

Stewards for diversity and inclusiveness

zeb is Europe’s premier financial services strategy and management consultancy. With about 1000 employees throughout Europe, zeb consultants serve their clients as trusted advisors for strategic questions of business & operating model, finance & risk, as well as IT. They develop visions and strategies and bring the results into execution. This holds true from their beginnings as a university spin-off and has nowadays become their hallmark in the industry: zeb stands for “from thought to action”.


zeb consultants see themselves as partners for change: clients who want to inspire future decisions and to create sustainable values. That is their philosophy, that is their mission. With these clients, they develop visions and innovative strategies, make them calculable and put them in place thoroughly. They are not satisfied with the first good solution. But instead only with effective results. That way and with their comprehensive know-how, creativity and independence in terms of ideas and actions, they are able to create added value and to set new standards. For a 360° management consultancy that revolves around one thing: the success of their clients.


Join zeb to be part of their team of experts and learn to put your theoretical knowledge into practice. They are looking for graduates who are ambitious and open to new challenges. Start your individual career path in the financial services sector with zeb. By mentorship, coaching and challenges they ensure that you can make your own way at our firm - At zeb it is stay and grow, not up or out. Get ready for your career kickoff and apply now https://www.zeb.eu/career.

Deloitte Consulting is a top-tier consulting firm providing services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. We deliver strategy and implementation from a business and technology view, aiming to employ cutting-edge approaches embedded with deep industry expertise, working with leaders to resolve critical choices, and driving enterprise value. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 150 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and high-quality service to clients, delivering the insights they need to address their most complex business challenges.


Deloitte’s purpose is to make an impact that matters and we live this purpose every day. Every day we challenge ourselves to do what matters most – for clients, for our people, and for society. We serve clients distinctively, bringing innovative insights, solving complex challenges and unlocking sustainable growth. We inspire our talented professionals to deliver outstanding value to clients, providing an exceptional career experience and an inclusive and collaborative culture. We contribute to society, building confidence and trust in the markets, upholding the integrity of organizations and supporting our communities.


Find out more at: https://www2.deloitte.com/global/en.html


Gartner, Inc. is the world’s leading research and advisory company and a member of the S&P 500. Their unmatched combination of expert-led, practitioner-sourced and data-driven research steers clients toward the right decisions on the issues that matter most. Gartner is a trusted advisor and an objective resource for more than 15,000 organizations in more than 100 countries — across all major functions, in every industry and enterprise size. To learn more about how they help decision makers fuel the future of business, visit https://www.gartner.com/en.


Within the topic of Sustainability and Strategy, Gartner envisions the future that is created step-by-step by today's business leaders - the thinkers and doers who know that the pace of change will never be this slow again. Gartner partners with these leaders every day, and it equips them with indispensable insight, advice and tools - empowering them to pursue mission-critical priorities with unwavering confidence. To capitalize on opportunity when faced with adversity and disruption. To see their organizations not only today but years from now. With Gartner’s guidance, its clients tackle today’s challenges while pursuing tomorrow’s possibilities. 


If you are a soon-to-graduate student looking to build an international career within professional selling or business development, you can either apply for a full-time job as an Account Manager or showcase your talent as a Business Development Intern during Summer 2019 in the following locations and languages: Barcelona (German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian or French) or Egham (UK, Dutch, Danish, Swedish or Norwegian). More information: https://jobs.gartner.com/campus


In addition to skill seminars and interviews, you will have the opportunity to attend Gartner’s lunch on April 26th to network with Gartner's employees and let them know you. 

For more than a century, L’Oréal has devoted itself solely to one business: beauty. Today, it is the world leader in beauty and present in 150 countries on five continents. L’Oréal is a perfect match for those, who are willing to make a big impact. Business students have ranked L’Oréal as their #10 ideal employer in the Nordics, and that’s really no surprise. At L’Oréal you are never too young to lead. L’Oréal likes to place bets on people. To take a chance and give them responsibilities beyond what they might get in another big company at the same stage of their career. Look at their CEO who was once an intern in 1978! The success of L’Oréal is in your hands. Make it happen!


Did you know that L’Oréal is a listed company and one of the Fortune 500 companies?


L’Oréal in the Nordics counts close to 1000 employees based in the four Nordic capitals, with Denmark being the Nordic headquarter. With its unique international portfolio of 34 diverse and complementary brands, the Group generated sales amounting to 26.02 billion euros in 2017. As the world’s leading Beauty Company, L’Oréal is present across all distribution networks: mass market, department stores, e-retail, pharmacies and drugstores, hair salons, travel retail and branded retail. Research and innovation, are at the core of L’Oréal’s strategy, working to meet beauty aspirations all over the world and attract one billion new consumers in the years to come.


Sustainability lies in the core of L’Oréal’s overall strategy. As part of L’Oréal’s sustainability program, "Sharing Beauty With All", launched in 2013, the Group set itself a series of tangible commitments towards 2020. They address all its impacts and engage its whole value chain – from product design to distribution, including the production process and the sourcing of raw materials. L’Oréal has been highlighted as a global leader in corporate sustainability by environmental.


L’Oréal is looking for business minded and ambitious students, who want to be part of making a difference and join us to lead beauty innovation to the next level. Twice a year, in spring and autumn they are looking for Nordic Management Trainees for all of our four Nordic premises. The program reaches over 12 months and is composed of 2-3 rotations that are flexible to match your needs and ambitions. Besides this, L’Oréal is continuously recruiting for Graduate and Junior positions across the Nordics. So keep an eye on their career website and have a chat with them during the forum.

Societe Generale is one of the leading financial services groups in Europe. Based on a diversified universal banking model with three core businesses:

> French Networks

> International Retail Banking

> Corporate and Investment Banking


Societe Generale is a major player in Specialized Financing, Insurance, Private Banking, Global Investment Management and Services. The Group combines financial solidity with a strategy of sustainable growth, putting its expertise to work to finance the economy and its customers’ plans.


Their signature: "Building team spirit together". It is more than a promise: it is a commitment to mobilise the expertise and energy of all our employees to ensure that they fully deserve their customers’ trust. This is reflected in all their actions and within the diversity of their 148,300 employees around the world, representing 122 nationalities. The Group strives to enhance the value of its human capital and provide career guidance by encouraging the creativity and autonomy of each employee.


Career Opportunities at Societe Generale:

Career opportunities are offered in all their lines and in all their regions - America, Germany, Asia, Europe, France, and the UK. Mainly in Investment Banking, Global Finance, Global Markets, Accounting & Finance, IT and Operations. On top of a challenging full-time position in one of these teams, they propose a competitive training and development scheme during your time as a Junior.


Long-term internships

If you are looking for an opportunity to join a team within which you can make a long-term contribution to its performance, then Societe Generale's long-term (6 months) internships will allow you to broaden your knowledge and develop your skills.


Summer internships

In your penultimate year of studies, you feel that the world of banking is right for you, but you need to be sure of your choice by gaining exposure to the day-to-day workings of the industry. Societe Generale's summer internships will provide you with the opportunity both to learn and to demonstrate your strengths and skills. They last between 10 and 12 weeks, take place mainly in London, New York and Hong Kong.


VIE (French International Internship Programme)

Do you have a Masters degree, are you aged between 18 and 28, have previous experience within the banking sector and want to acquire international exposure in your career? Each year,  Société Générale provides numerous V.I.E. possibilities, with opportunities available for 12 to 24-month contracts in all of our overseas sites.

Find out more on Societe Generale's website: https://careers.societegenerale.com/sites/

Our mission is to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful. Since our founding in 1998, Google has grown by leaps and bounds. From offering search in a single language we now offer dozens of products and services—including various forms of advertising and web applications for all kinds of tasks—in scores of languages. And starting from two computer science students in a university dorm room, we now have thousands of employees and offices around the world. A lot has changed since the first Google search engine appeared. But some things haven’t changed: our dedication to our users and our belief in the possibilities of the Internet itself.

Google's graduate opportunities are mostly in the area of Google Ads Sales, where you'll be on the team that turns product innovations into vital client solutions. The backbone of Google’s success, the account managers, consultants, and analysts in these roles are all dedicated to top-notch client service. Whether negotiating with Fortune 500 companies, solving technical challenges for small businesses, or surfacing product ads in just the right place, we develop new business opportunities while increasing the use of our product offerings.

Find out more about career opportunities at Google: https://careers.google.com/students/

Leading professionals around the world often find themselves in situations where they don’t have the knowledge they need to confidently make decisions and move forward. That’s when they turn to AlphaSights - a global leader in knowledge search. Their mission is to connect the world’s top professionals with the world’s best knowledge, helping them improve critical decisions, sharpen their thinking and drive business forward. Investment firms, consultancies, corporations and non-profits rely on AlphaSights to connect them efficiently and intelligently with experts across all industries and regions.


AlphaSights brings commercial instincts, business acumen, and a whatever-it-takes mentality to every project to truly understand their clients’ unique questions and identify the precise experts who can offer valuable insights. The company continues to add talented team members to the organisation. Find out more at alphasights.com/careers