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Doing Business In is Djøf’s annual case competition, and it is all about a once in lifetime experience to travel to a foreign country, together with other students and representatives from Novozymes and Boston Consulting Group.
For this case competition we will handpick 20 students from Danish universities, who are up for a fun 10 days study trip with an array of unique experiences. As a participant you will get to solve a complex real-life business case for Novozymes – in another country! We change the destination every year. You will be solving the case in groups with students from different disciplines and gain tools and consulting methods provided by the Boston Consulting Group.
Throughout the case competition, you will also be exposed to macro-economic tendencies and industries through local company visits as well as see how it is to work abroad. By the end of the competition, all groups must present their results to a jury, consisting of representatives from Djøf, Novozymes and Boston Consulting Group, who will then decide who are going to win.
See the practicalities to join the case competition 'Doing Business In'.
What's in it for me?
When you participate in Doing Business In, you get hands-on experience with solving real-life problems that Novozymes are facing. It’s a great chance for you to convert your studies and theory into practice and get an idea of whether this is an interesting career path for you.
During the competition, you will work closely with potential future employers and gain a valuable network of representatives from international companies that you can lean on later in your career. You will also gain a solid problemsolving toolbox from the Boston Consulting Group.
A case competition is a great thing to put on your resume, and your future employer would be eager to hear, how you have solved a business problem for Novozymes in an international environment.
Besides all the professional benefits, you also get to meet lots of other students across disciplines, explore a foreign country, have fun, and make new friends!
Who can participate?
All university students (Bachelor's and Master's) in Denmark are eligible to apply to participate in this case competition. We are looking for a diverse group of students, who are interested in solving a business case and an interest in the enzyme industry. We welcome all students to apply in which you do not need to have any prior experience with case competitions.
20 lucky students will be selected to participate in the competition, and we are looking to gather a diverse group with different backgrounds, nationalities, and personalities – everyone is welcome!
You need to be a member of Djøf or IDA to participate in the case competition.
If you are not already a member of Djøf or IDA, you need to sign up for a membership first. As a student, you get 12 months Djøf membership for 0 kroner, while being a student, and you get access to all Djøf’s membership benefits, for instance our social and professional events for students, feedback on your job applications and direct access to professional carrier advisors.
Location, dates, fees and how do I apply?
The destination for 'Doing Business In' changes every year, but it is always a place where Novozymes and Boston Consulting Group do business, and where you will gain great knowledge on the current macroeconomic, economic and cultural trends in that country. 'Doing Business In' has taken place all over the world in countries like India, China, USA, Japan and Brazil.
This year, Doing Business In will be going to Tokyo and Kyoto in Japan.
The trip will take place from March 13 – 26 2024.
Djøf, BCG and Novozymes will be financing the majority of the trip, however there will be a personal fee of 8.000 DKK per student which includes flight, accommodation and ground transportation.
When applying for Doing Business In, you will have to enclose the following documents:
Your motivational letter should include why you should join the trip, what you are hoping to gain from joining the trip and how your background can contribute to the casesolving.
*If selected, we need these details to book your flight ticket and accommodation.
The application portal is now closed and will open again in autumn 2024.
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If you have any questions about this case competition, you can send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Organization team will consist of 4 students and the tasks will be distributed equally between you.
The Organization team will be responsible of:
For the execution of the DBI study trip in spring 2024, we will have bi-weekly planning and status meetings from August 2023.
Working hours will vary, but expect it to be centered around October, November, December, March, and April.
You will of course need to be able to join the 10 days study trip, and you will get all associated costs covered by Djøf.
We are looking for 4 students who wants to join the study trip and organize everything in collaboration with Djøf, Novozymes and Boston Consulting Group. You can apply to become a part of the Organizing team if:
If you are not a member of Djøf, you can easily sign up. As a student you get the 12 first months for free.
We are opening up for applications to become a part of the Organizing Team 2024/2025 in May 2024.
Should you have any questions, please get in touch with Hong Nhi Nguyen, Consultant in Djøf’s Network and Events department at email@example.com or at +45 31678051.
Should you have any questions about the application process, whether you are eligible to apply to Doing Business In or other, please get in touch with Hong Nhi Nguyen at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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