Lund European Business Tour

The Lund European Business Tour is an annual trip in November, where 40 qualified and ambitious students enjoy the opportunity to interact with top employers across chosen cities in Europe.

COMMITTEE MISSION

"The LEBT focuses on connecting Lund University’s highest-achieving students with Europe’s most attractive and internationally operating employers."

In November, 40 selected students from Lund will head on a journey through Europe to meet world-class companies at their headquarters in some of Europe’s most interesting cities. It is an amazing opportunity for both students and companies to interact.

For students, this is a great chance to see what a career in Europe has to offer. The LEBT committee is working hard on finding some of the most exciting companies to visit for this year’s tour. The companies chosen range in size from start-ups, to some of the biggest in the world, but are all picked on the basis of being the best places to work in.

 

 

By participating in the Lund European Business Tour, you not only get a chance to talk to these potential employers face-to-face, but also get to visit a few incredible cities on the way.

Whether you’re interested in a career abroad, or just want to visit inspiring companies, it will be an amazing tour that you do not want to miss.

 

LEBT 2016

The LEBT 2016 took place from the 27th of November to 3rd of December. During one week, they visited international companies in Berlin, Amsterdam and London.

Lund European Business Tour 2016

LEBT 2016 took place between the 27th November to 3rd of December. They visited seven outstanding and international companies (read more about them below) in Berlin, Amsterdam and London. The committee carefully chose 40 ambitious and dedicated students, all striving to work internationally in the future.

Read more about the participating companies of LEBT 2016!

Zalando

Zalando is one of the largest e-commerce, fashion retailer in the world. Since its foundation in 2008, Zalando has expanded into fourteen countries, employing close to 10,000 people.

Zalando invited the LEBT into its head offices in Berlin.
Find out more here.

AlphaSights

Founded in 2008, AlphaSights is a global leader in knowledge search, connecting the world’s top professionals with the world’s best knowledge.
They aim to solve society’s most intractable problems: useful knowledge is dispersed, hidden and buried in the minds of individuals around the world.

By implication, relevant knowledge is rarely available where it is needed most. AlphaSights aim to connect their clients with new markets and foreign areas.

The LEBT 2016 visited AlphaSights in their London office.

Swedish Chamber of Commerce

The Swedish Chamber of Commerce, founded in 1960, is a non-profit network organisation explicitly dedicated to its Members. Their mission is to inspire, promote, and extend the commercial and industrial relations between individuals and companies in Sweden and the Netherlands. The Chamber’s main role is to provide a forum for Members to exchange business ideas, experiences and to explore new business opportunities.

Find out more here.

Facebook

Being one of the biggest icon of the 21st century, Facebook has been a pioneer in modern tech-industry. Employing around 15 000 people, Facebook is one of the largest and coolest tech-companies in the world. LEBT visited them in their London office.

FactSet

FactSet is a multinational financial data and software company. FactSet offers access to data and analytics to analysts, portfolio managers, and investment bankers at global financial institutions. For fiscal year 2014, FactSet’s annual sale was $920 million and has been listed in Forbes as one of the 200 best small companies.
Find out more here.

 

Tesla

Founded by international rockstar engineer, Elon Musk, Tesla Motors has completely flipped the auto industry upside down. Not only revolutionizing the electric car, providing the world with high performing luxury electric cars, they are in the middle of shifting the world toward self-driving cars.

Bloomberg

Connecting decision makers to a dynamic network of information, people and ideas, Bloomberg quickly and accurately delivers business and financial information, news and insight around the world.

Find out more here.

Valcon Consulting

Valcon is an international company operating in 38 countries and employing more than 300 people. They offer their customers expertise in the most important business questions – from design, technology and innovation over leadership and transformational management to strategy and M&As. Being a fast growing company, Valcon contacted us to meet the ambitious students of this year’s LEBT.

They are always looking for talented young professionals to be part of their team. Their culture is based on their core values: competences, performance, joy and integrity, and in their daily work, they are characterised by having ambitions but no sharp elbows and an informal culture without a rigid hierarchy in which they cooperate across business areas and levels.

 

 

LEBT BOOST 2016

Prior to the European tour, a boost day with all participating students at the Lund European Business Tour 2016 was arranged. The purpose of the day was to prepare all participants in the best way possible, in order to get a successful exchange of the trip.

On the 3rd of November, a day at LUSEM was hosted filled with informal mingles, games and inspirational seminars followed by an opportunity to practically test and practise the newly gained knowledge. Moreover, a CV-photo could be taken by a photographer.

 

The day started with a presentation of the LEBT 2016 companies;
Facebook, AlphaSights, Tesla, Bloomberg, FactSet, Zalando and the Swedish Chamber of Commerce. Participants also received all important information they needed about the trip. After some preparing activities and lectures in the morning, they had lunch together and then headed off to Valcon Consulting in Copenhagen.

 

 

A word from last year's project leader

Lennart Hoedemakers held the conductor's baton for the LEBT 2016 and shared his pre-expectations for the project and the trip:

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Coming to Lund as a foreigner I was not sure what to expect about Sweden and the Swedes’ attitude towards international students; I arrived hoping to participate in the student life but unsure about the extent to which this would be possible. After one year in Sweden and about 8 months with LundaEkonomerna I can say that the openness and transparency of LE surprised me very much: despite being a Swedish student union it is accessible for international students, with English being the main language and LE showing a serious commitment to international projects and activities.

The LEBT fits very well in this picture: it is an annually organized tour through several European countries with the participating students either doing their Masters or about to finish their Bachelors degrees. Also this year we will visit companies in a variety of countries, doing case studies, hearing about potential opportunities for future employment while networking with employees and HR managers during informal mingles, lunches and dinners. The trip will give all participants the opportunity of experiencing European cities with a group of ambitious, internationally oriented and socially active people.

Together with the other members of the 2016 LEBT commmittee we are currently working on the company visits, which we aim to be a combination of internationally established companies, IT giants and start-ups. This to ensure that the company visits will be versatile, interesting and of course appealing to all we bring along. Moreover we are organizing a one day pre-trip to Copenhagen as a taste of the trip to come, ensuring enthusiasm among the students we are bringing.

The trip we currently envision will be ambitious, high paced and dynamic: we are aiming to visit several countries, about 8 companies (possibly also International Organizations) and also to contact local universities for dinners or other networking events. I have full confidence in our ability to deliver on these ambitions, thus facilitating a trip that will be rewarding for all those involved – both participating companies and students – and one that will result in employment opportunities and an overall fantastic experience.

I can very much encourage you to join us on this tour, and look forward seeing you at the end of November!

 

Committee members

If you have any questions, you are always welcome to contact us:

Annika Luginsland
Project Leader - Collegial

+46 76 146 35 37

lebt@lundaekonomerna.se

Lukas Kettemer
Corporate Relations Coordinator

business.lebt@lundaekonomerna.se

Erik Johnsson
Corporate Relations Coordinator

business.lebt@lundaekonomerna.se

Lena Reibstein
Logistics Coordinator

information.lebt@lundaekonomerna.se

Alfred Romero Molina
Student Relations Coordinator

student.lebt@lundaekonomerna.se

Lisa Appelqvist
Student Relations Coordinator

student.lebt@lundaekonomerna.se

Nicolina Hintze
Marketing and Sponsorship coordinator

sponsorship.lebt@lundaekonomerna.se