Statement Of IKEA Management Trainee Program

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My mentor, Erik Thun, a co-worker at IKEA, made me aware of the IKEA Management Trainee Program. Based on our discussions within the mentoring program he believes my background and personality would be a good fit for a future position as leader at IKEA. Since I plan to finish my Master degree in business process and supply chain management in June I believe IKEA’s management trainee program is a very interesting opportunity to develop my professional career.
One of the most important skills I improved during my master studies at Linnaeus University is to work together in international teams. Being able to adapt to different culture has proven to be very important and developed me in many ways. Within various student projects that were carried out in a group, I have been able to use my leadership skills to increase the group’s success.
Before I came to Sweden, I completed a Bachelor’s degree in Business Information Systems with a specialization in Application Management from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University in Mannheim, Germany. The combination of business and technology is
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When looking back at my work in a the leadership team at a children’s holiday program I remember that in stressful or hectic situations I tend to analyze the situation and try to lead as structured as possible. Afterwards I got the feedback that helped my team members and that they felt comfortable with coming to me with any questions or doubts they had which I appreciated very much. Stressful situations for example can be when the children (around 200) meet at the first day and are forming groups. Others, when they are leaving with different buses or are picked up by the parents. In these situations many questions arose and it was important to oversee the situations very well and be approachable to
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