Corporate Challenge

COMMITTE MISSION

To bring the students closer to the corporate world during relaxed conditions.

Corporate Challenge is an active career fair that is being arranged by LundaEkonomerna in early fall . The idea behind the event is that students are being matched with their dream-companies to meet and get to know each other under more relaxed conditions. During one day the students and the company representatives form teams for fun competing and exciting activities around in Lund.

Through a series of challenges and competitions the students gets to know their companies and vice-verca creating a strong bond for the future. With activities ranging from Segway races, to Sorbing or quizzing  the day is usually filled with laughter and is a great way to broaden the network not only between companies and students but also between the members of every group

The day ends with a banquet and a fabulous party where the winner receives the prestigious first price and the all the partipants get the chance to have a great night with a lot of new found friends.

 

 

 

Meet our amazing Main Sponsors!

Deloitte is the world’s largest audit- and consulting firm striving to make an impact that matters for our clients, our people and society.

With more than 150 years of hard work and commitment to making a real difference, our organization has grown in scale and diversity—approximately 245,000 people in 150 countries and territories, providing audit & assurance, tax, legal, risk and financial advisory and consulting services—yet our shared culture remains the same.

For us, good isn’t good enough. We aim to be the best at all that we do—to help clients realize their ambitions, to make a positive difference in society, and to maximize the success of our people. This drive fuels the commitment and humanity that run deep through our every action.

Q&A:
You have been one of the main sponsor of Corporate Challenge for the past few years. Why did you decide to be a part of Corporate Challenge and what is the most fun part of being a main sponsor?
The most fun part of being the main sponsor for Corporate Challenge is the possibility to, not only be a part of, but also contribute to one of Sweden’s best student events! It is important (and great fun!) for us to build relationships with students, and through Corporate Challenge we are able to accomplish this in an environment where team spirit, hard work and having fun together is crucial for success.

Why should students apply to be a part of your team?
If you would like a day full of laughter, fighting spirit and fun while getting to know Deloitte and our people you should join our team! If you would like a day full of laughter, fighting spirit and fun while getting to know Deloitte and our people you should join our team!

What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?
Taking on all the challenges and competitions with our team and of course meet (and mingle with!) all the students and companies participating during the event!

What characteristic is most important to possess at your company? 
Without a doubt: Team spirit!

Thule Group is a world leader in products that make it easy to bring along the things you care for – easily, securely and in style – when living an active life. Under the motto Active Life, Simplified we offer products within Sport & Cargo Carriers (roof racks, roof boxes and carriers for transporting cycling, water and winter equipment by car), Packs, Bags & Luggage (e.g. computer and camera bags, luggage and hiking backpacks), RV Products (awnings, bike carriers and tents for motorhomes and caravans) and Active with Kids (bike trailers, strollers and child bike seats).
Thule Group has approximately 2,200 employees at 9 production facilities and 35sales offices worldwide. Its products are sold in more than 140 markets and sales in 2017 amounted to SEK 5.9 billion.

www.thulegroup.com

Q&A:
You have been one of the main sponsors of Corporate Challenge for the past few years. Why did you decide to be a part of Corporate Challenge and what is the most fun part of being a main sponsor? 

Being a main sponsor of the Corporate Challenge is an honorable task. We get even closer to the students and they get to know us better. We are a small player but we have a keen interest in the interface between the academic world and the business day-to-day operational world. It is essential for us to stay tuned with the new generation of potential employees so we can build a sustainable relationship with students and to give the first hand insights about who we are as a company and what our values are.

Why should students apply to be a part of your team?
Students should be part of the Thule team because it is a unique and rare opportunity to get introduced face-to-face with the company. It also is a chance for them to ask questions to Thule employees, while also exploring future career possibilities. 

What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?
We are excited to meet motivated students who are keen to learn more about Thule and we are very eager to express our competitive sides!

What characteristic is most important to possess at your company? 
The ability to think critically and deliver fantastic results, suggestions, and discussions and an even stronger will to improve.

Meet our amazing participating companies!

Read more about us under the “Main Sponsors” tab.

 

We’re on a mission to collect, read and understand all the information ever written about every company in the world, and then make this information comprehensible to everyone. What we have created is a data-driven sales prospecting and sales intelligence platform that collects account insights on over 100 million companies. Our platform runs on an intelligent data collection technology that brings all the essential information from millions of open and public data sources into one place. This helps you find actionable account insights, identify timely prospecting signals and determine the most valuable sales prospects.

Founded in Helsinki in 2014, we have now six offices across the Nordics, Netherlands and US. Next month we’re opening up in Copenhagen. Today our 180 employees are helping over 2000 clients and more than 25,000 individual business professionals save time and sell more with a better hit rate – thanks to Vainu.

Last year we won “Best Bootstrapped” at Nordic Startup Awards 2017 and “Best B2B Sales Tool of The Year” at Prosales Conference 2017.

Q&A:
Why should students apply to b
e a part of your team?
To get the chance to experience Vainu culture for one day: that means high ambition, fast-paced environment and a lot of fun. And of course, to learn more about the great opportunities that Vainu has to offer for the people who have what it takes.

What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?
It is not a secret that people in sales like to compete. It is also well known that sales people are team players working towards commonly set goals. From what we have heard Corporate Challenge will provide us with just that, in combination with the opportunity to meet new ambitious students.

What characteristic is most important to possess at your company?
Braveness, ambition and good business understanding

From a secret recipe to a bold idea and very proud traditions, we build the future. Coca-Cola European Partners plc (CCEP) is a leading consumer packaged goods company in Europe, producing, distributing and marketing an extensive range of non-alcoholic ready-to-drink beverages and is the world’s largest independent Coca-Cola bottler based on net sales.

Across 13 countries, our employees make, sell and distribute the world’s most loved drinks brands to more than 300 million people. Some of the brands you will find in our portfolio are Coca-Cola®, Fanta®, Bonaqua®, Powerade®, MER®, Monster® and Fuze®. At Coca-Cola European Partners Sweden we employ 700 employees within Supply Chain, Commercial and Support functions. The Swedish headquarter, central warehouse and manufacturing site is located in Jordbro south of Stockholm.

Leading brands, great people, growth and the reward that comes with it: the raw materials for success are right here. But still, success depends on our skilled management sharing thirst: a thirst for getting more and better from our people and systems, a thirst for pushing limits, and a thirst for the rigour and challenge of a fast moving business.

Do you have a personality with the power to influence and connect?

Can you sustain the pace to keep on growing?

Will you make an impact with your desire to win?

Q&A:
Why should students apply to be a part of your team?
You should apply to Coca-Cola European Partners team if you want to be part of curious and dynamic team where we share a thirst of pushing limits, challenging status que and celebrate together!

What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?
Most of all we’re looking forward to meet and get to know all the students. Nevertheless, we can´t ignore that we´re enthusiastic to compete and make this a fantastic experience both for us and for the students.

What characteristic is most important to possess at your company?
You need to have a can-do attitude. You enjoy working in a high pace environment with our customers at heart. We all share a passion for our mission and believe in by challenging each other we succeed as a diverse team. You maybe join for the brand, but you stay for the people!

Volati is a Swedish industrial group which acquires healthy companies and develops them with focus on long-term value creation. We were founded by two LU Alumnis in 2003 and are constantly striving towards our vision of being the best owner for medium-sized Swedish companies.

Working for one of Volati’s companies give young talent the unique combination of the entrepreneurial spirit of a smaller company and the varied opportunities of a large industrial group. Our culture values commitment, curiosity and results. Volati consists of 50 operating companies divided into 14 subsidiary groups organised in four business areas: Trading, Consumer, Industry and Akademibokhandeln. Volati has operations in 16 countries, with a total of about 1,700 employees and annual sales of approximately 5,5 BSEK.

Q&A:
Why should students apply to be a part of your team?
To challenge yourself and be in a team that gives 110% to win the trophy meanwhile getting to know each other and having a blast!

What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?
Meeting inspiring and talented students and discussing the opportunities Volati can offer in a relaxing environment.

What characteristic is most important to possess at your company?
We are looking for future leaders who are: Inspiring, entrepreneurial, transparent, analytical and obsessed with creating lasting value.

Nordea is a full-service universal bank, the third largest corporation in the Nordic region and one of the top 10 financial services companies in Europe based on market capitalization. Nordea is present in 17 countries, including our four Nordic home markets – Denmark, Finland, Norway and Sweden – which together constitute the 10th largest economy in the world. Nordea is a financially stable bank and one of only a few European banks with AA rating. The shares of Nordea Bank AB (publ) are traded on the Stockholm, Helsinki and Copenhagen stock exchanges.When you join Nordea, you join a relationship bank and as our people vision states: our skilled, dedicated people and their ability to create great customer experiences make us stand out from our competitors, making Nordea great. In practice this means that it is not just about delivering results; it is about delivering a personal customer experience. To make this possible, being part of the Nordea team is also about helping others succeed. If you invest in yourself to show and grow your talent with Nordea, our commitment to you is clear: We will grow together.

Why should students apply to be a part of your team?
If you are keen to get to know a company that just started the exciting journey of reinventing banking for the future, working agile and sustainable, join us!

What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?
To meet engaged, skilled students in a different and more dynamic kind of student event where we hope to get to know “our” students on a deeper level.

What characteristic is most important to possess at your company?
Ability to live our values; Collaboration, Ownership, Passion and Courage

EY is a global professional service company and we deliver services through one or more of our four global service lines: Assurance, Advisory, Tax and Transaction Advisory Services. We are 230 000 people based in 700+ offices in over 150 countries, organized into 29 regions and four areas. We are committed to doing our part in building a better working world. The insights and quality services we deliver help build trust and confidence in the capital markets and in economies the world over.

Why should students apply to be a part of your team?
Our values define who we are. They influence the way we work with each other and our customers. Corporate Challenge is the perfect way to experience he corporate values and culture of EY. Additionally, our upcoming winner-speech is epic!

What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?
At EY teamwork is essential, we basically love to work in teams and achieve our goal together. Thereby we are psyched for this day and we can´t wait to get to know new hungry students wanting to join our team.

 How are you preparing for this event in order to take home the trophy?We’ve been watching “I am a champion” on Youtube as a morning ritual since June. Furthermore it’s all about OATS!

 How does one best charm you?
As an ordinary day at EY, we want you to show your greatest team spirit, be yourself and have fun!

 What characteristic is most important to possess at your company?
A strong team is built with individuals that hold various characteristics, thereby your commitment to the team is the main essence for being ideal for the EY-team of Corporate Challenge 2018.

 

 

Read more about us under the “Main Sponsors” tab.

 

Hi there!
FCG changes the Nordic finance industry, for businesses, society and, perhaps most of all, people. Being roughly 200 colleagues in Sweden, Norway and Denmark (for now), we are the leading experts in risk, financial regulation and governance. As financial consultants our ambition is to be the forerunner for best practice, to see new opportunities and to find innovative solutions. We work in long-term partnership and support our clients through the whole process, from overall analysis to implementation and on-going management.

We are a happy bunch of engineers, lawyers and financial experts, and we always strive to have as much fun at work as being useful to our clients. Check out our website to learn more, www.fcg.se, and look us up on Instagram to see what life at FCG is like, @LifeWithFCG!

Q&A:
Why should students apply to be a part of your team?
Ok, we admit it. We kind of love winning. But do you know what we love more? Meeting new people! And of course, we are confident that you will be interested in what life with FCG is like once you meet us! FCG is one big family, and we want to get some new family members to join us!

What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?Meeting students and hopefully getting to know some potential associates. (And of course, bringing home the trophy)

What characteristic is most important to possess at your company?
Dedication, Humbleness, Innovation, Team Spirit! 

Grant Thornton is one of Sweden’s leading and fastest growing financial consulting firm dedicated to working with dynamic, entrepreneurial companies. We help business owners achieve success and reach their ambitions. Our employees are passionate about helping companies and entrepreneurs grow and develop. On the basis of our clients’ needs, we set up teams of experts who all work together to create the best possible solutions for our clients. We are a member of a leading international organization of independent accounting and consulting firms: Grant Thornton International Ltd. We are happy to share that Grant Thornton is officially named Sweden’s Best Employer 2017

 

Q&A:
Why should students apply to be a part of your team?
Are you driven, like new challenges and take responsibility? Then apply to our team in the Corporate Challenge! With us you will grow and evolve!

What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?
We have high expectations for this year’s CC! The previous years has given us a great opportunity to meet and engage with driven and highly motivated students. Several of earlier team members are now employees! Since we are a growing company it’s always interesting to meet with new talents.

What characteristic is most important to possess at your company? 
Be entrepreneurial – like our clients.    

 

UNIQLO is one of the biggest clothing retailers in the world. UNIQLO is more than just a Japanese clothing brand. But a way of thinking. A steady consciousness of constant change, diversity, and the challenging of conventions. We believe that everyone can benefit from simple, well-designed clothes. Because if all people can look and feel better every day, then maybe the world can be a little better too.

What first began as an everyday wear, Uniqlo has reinvented in Japan as “LifeWear”. LifeWear isn’t disposable clothing but perfect components made with quality. We create LifeWear by evolving the ordinary, producing big and small innovations that benefit our customers every day. LifeWear. Simple made better.

Our first store opened in Hiroshima 1984, over 1500 stores later, our first store in  Stockholm opened September 2018!

Q&A:
Why should students apply to be a part of your team?
Our vision is to become the Nr. 1 retail company in the entire world. We aim to be the best and win any challenge in everything we do. This corporate challenge is no exception. We are here to win!  

What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?
Meet new people and potential colleagues as well as introducing our company that is very new in Sweden.

What characteristic is most important to possess at your company? 
To be ambitious, to be motivated and a team player.    

At PwC, we create value for our clients, people and communities in a changing world. With offices in 157 countries and more than 195 000 people, we are among the leading professional services networks in the world. We help organizations and individuals create the value they’re looking for, by delivering quality in assurance, tax and advisory services.

In Sweden, we are 3 600 employees taking care of more than 60 000 clients. We strive to constantly evolve in order to contribute to well-functioning and trustworthy private, public and non-profit businesses.

Q&A:
Why should students apply to be a part of your team?
The PwC team will not consist of the students with the highest grades and we do not want the entire team to think in the same way. So if you have a unique skill or like to interact with people who can challenge you to be even greater, you should apply for our team!

What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?
Meet new and interesting people. And winning, obviously!

What characteristic is most important to possess at your company?
An open mind!

Meltwater helps businesses drive growth and build brands. Meltwater’s online intelligence platform analyses billions of digital documents daily to extract precise, timely business insights that help more than 28,000 companies worldwide to understand their markets, engage customers, and master the new social business environment.

Meltwater has over the years recruited a lot of “Lunda-studenter” that have been truly successful within our company. We offer an international career where you can develop within sales, leadership, PR and marketing.

Meltwater was founded in Oslo 2001 by Jörn Lyseggen. We are today 2000 employees located in 60 offices around the globe with our headquarter in San Fransisco.

Why should students apply to be a part of your team?
Joining our team in an event like Corporate Challenge, pretty much reflects how it is to work with us at Meltwater. If you love to win, be part of a team and socialize in an energetic environment, our team is the one for you. 

 What are you most excited about for Corporate Challenge 2018?
To meet inspiring and ambitious people that aren’t afraid of stepping out of their comfort zone, both socially and when it comes to competitive activities! And most of all – to potentially meet 10 future colleagues!

 What characteristic is most important to possess at your company?
Drive, winning mentality and being an awesome team player. 

Do you want to be part of Corporate Challenge 2018? Then sign up for participation or staffing!

This is a great opportunity to interact with companies in a more informal setting and really get to know each other, whilst having a lot of fun. So if you like competing and want to hang out with a possible future employer, this is the event for you! So make sure to sign up and clear your calendar for October 10th.

What to think about when applying:

  • Read up on the participating companies.
    You will get to choose your top three companies that you would like to compete with. So take your time to read through at least the information about them on this website so you know who you want to be with, and most importantly, why.
  • Write a personal cover letter
    This will be sent to the company you have been teamed up with if they request so. We can unfortunately not guarantee that you will end up with your first choice. Hence, you should focus your cover letter more towards you, your strengths, and how you are as a person rather than towards a specific company.
  • Please keep in mind
    The motivation in the application is mainly for us, the Project Leaders, to help in the selection process so focus this more towards Corporate Challenge and why YOU are good fit for the event.
  • Have fun!
    After all, that’s what this event is all about.

The application deadline is September 30th

Apply to be a participant here:

https://podio.com/webforms/21510905/1495885

Apply to be a staffer here:

https://podio.com/webforms/21548546/1499235

A big thank you for providing us with spons and help!

A word from our Project Leader

Friederike Hillenbrand is the Project Leader of Corporate Challenge 2018 and together with the committee she strives to create a day where professionals and students can meet to bond, network and have a lot of fun!

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Who is Friederike Hillenbrand?

I am a passionate LundaEkonom, studying International Business here at LUSEM. Coming from Germany, everything from Fika to the amazing Lunda-Life was very new to me. I quickly found out, that I wanted to be active in the Union as soon as possible and thus applied shortly after the novice week to become the Project Leader of Corporate Challenge 2018. Getting involved in LundaEkonomerna has already been more than a great experience for me and I can’t wait to create even better memories and the greatest event of the year together with the CC18 committee!

How do you see Corporate Challenge?

Corporate Challenge is such a unique event. As my Vice Project Leader would say: “Think of it as a combination of a small version of eee and the play-day during the novice week. With this day, we don’t only give companies and students the opportunity to mingle with each other but actively try to shorten the distance between them, to give both parties the chance, to go a step further in getting to know each other.

Stay tuned!

Corporate Challenge 2018 will take place on October 10th and is closer than ever! Stay updated through the website and our instagram to see what companies will attend this year and don’t miss to apply for staffing and participating now! The links you can find on this page under “Sign Up!”. We have some great things planned and I can assure you that you do not want to miss out on those!

 

 

Friederike Hillenbrand
Project Leader

+46 (0)769 37 55 15

cc@lundaekonomerna.se

Niklas Wallström
Vice Project Leader

+46 (0)735 15 83 65

vice.cc@lundaekonomerna.se

Amanda Josephine Olsson
Marketing Coordinator

+46 (0)735 95 78 59

marketing.cc@lundaekonomerna.se

Anton Alm
Activity Coordinator

+46 (0)700 59 16 28

activity.cc@lundaekonomerna.se

Matilda Olivecrona
Corporate Relations Coordinator

+46 (0)704 65 56 02

corp.rel.cc@lundaekonomerna.se

Ebba Ahlborg
Party & Lunch Coordinator

+46 (0)733 81 58 96

event.cc@lundaekonomerna.se

Andreas Luttropp
Sponsorship & Logistics Coordinator

+46 (0)708 72 11 92

sponsoring.cc@lundaekonomerna.se

Emil Eriksson
Staff & Event Coordinator

+46 (0)706 46 49 54

staff.cc@lundaekonomerna.se