Practical Experience

The cooperation with Henkel aims at enhancing the students' practical competence in the field of consumer goods. Numerous activities foster the exchange between Henkel managers and students of all programs:

Practical experience is an integral part of the WHU programs. In internships at Henkel of at least three months students get valuable insights into the various sectors of an innovative and international consumer goods company. As a fully integrated team member the interns support the day-to-day business and work on projects.

Every year, the Henkel Center for Consumer Goods organizes a roundtable for interns, managers and mentors of Henkel, including several WHU alumni, which offers all participants the opportunity to get to know each other and exchange experiences away from the daily office routine.

In this international competition teams of two students create an innovative product or technology for an existing Henkel brand in 2050. The winning team receives attractive prices.

Focus on innovation and creativity

„As an intern in International Marketing at Henkel, I had exciting and varied tasks and was assigned responsibilitiy from the very beginning. Amongst others, I have organized the building of a new website for Henkel's brand Somat and actively participated in the new packaging design. The particularly friendly and international work environment at Henkel made this internship to the best work experience I have had so far. The strong focus on innovation and creativity especially appealed to me."

Caroline Klaas, Bachelor of Science 2014

Exciting insights

"After having experienced the International Marketing Unit (IMU) of the Laundry & Homecare Division during the Master course “The Product Manager’s Toolkits & Interfaces” of the Henkel Center for Consumer Goods, I decided to apply for an internship in this fascinating department. I was assigned to the category Hand Dishwash (HDW), which includes the brands Pril, Mir or Nelsen, and found an extremely exciting task field in a great working environment. The IMU is responsible for the strategic alignment of all marketing activities in the more than 50 HDW countries. As an intern you thus get many exciting insights in various areas such as the organization of a holistic advertising campaign, market research as well as innovation processes or sales planning. The internship at Henkel was the perfect enhancement of my academic knowledge and I can warmly recommend this practical experience."

Martin Sieg, Master of Science 2016

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Barbara Luig

Project Manager HCCG