This year, our career and networking event Talent Meets Bertelsmann went digital and truly showed the potential of virtual events and of what talented students can achieve being together apart. More than 400 young people from 50 different countries had applied, and 42 of them were selected to join our virtual event in April 2021.
Over three weeks and nine sessions, the participants developed business ideas for different Bertelsmann divisions whilst being supported and guided by experienced entrepreneurs and coaches. A jury of high-caliber Bertelsmann executives then chose the most promising ideas and concepts. It was a truly exceptional virtual experience – filled with digital events such as a live concert, a TV studio tour, readings from best-selling authors, cocktail nights, networking and mindfulness sessions.
We are now eagerly expecting the 2022 edition of Talent Meets Bertelsmann which hopefully will be a true celebration of being back on-site in Berlin! Stay tuned!