BENJAMIN
Manager, Dusseldorf, Management Consulting

Why goetzpartners

goetzpartners organized a case study workshop with my university in Cologne. I really enjoyed the workshop and the barbecue afterwards in a relaxed atmosphere with a lot of opportunities to talk to the consultants. I decided to apply for an internship that subsequently turned into a nine-month student job and ultimately into my career start – and I am still very happy with my decision. And this is due to three important reasons– first, the high impact of our projects along the companies' C-level agenda, but second, also the impact that I have personally: Even as a junior my opinion matters and I can always contribute my own ideas. And finally, my colleagues, who challenge me not only during projects but also when gaming at the Playstation.

My most challenging project

goetzpartners has offered me the opportunity to experience quite a bandwidth of projects – from strategy development and business transformation challenges to hands-on project management, from New York to Euskirchen. One of the most challenging but also exciting projects: supporting the implementation of an IoT use case in the German rail industry. Handling the diverse workstreams along data and algorithm analysis, process optimization and diverse stakeholder management, was an unique experience for me. It was great to support the project from developing the first idea on paper until implementing a working IoT tool together with the client!

Beyond projects

Internally, I have one of the most important roles there is for our office in Düsseldorf – organizing the Team Spirit events! Every other month, we meet with all our colleagues at a location outside the office. Some highlights of the latest events include a gin tasting, playing laser tag, a barbecue in a colleague’s yard and a running dinner. Besides that, I take part in our CSR initiative and have supported two pro bono projects for NGOs as well as host regular job application trainings for refugees. Since I have been at goetzpartners for some time, I also share my experiences with new hires as a mentor, and try to give them the same great start at the company that I had.

My personal background

I studied business administration at the University of Münster and spent semesters abroad in Shanghai and Istanbul before completing my master’s at the University of Cologne. I decided quite early on that I wanted to start my professional career in consulting, so I completed a variety of internships to gain some experience. And to this day, I am more than happy with the decision.