24 Years @ Continental Part 3 – The move to Elkhart, Indiana, USA

24 Years @ Continental Part 3 – The move to Elkhart, Indiana, USA

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If you remember, I ended part two of my story with the acquisition of a company in Elkhart, Indiana. Our team was still located in Newport News, Virginia. Now we had a decision to make regarding consolidating the two teams. It was quickly clear, that it made most sense to bring the two teams together…

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Intern at Continental Japan – Central Controlling

Intern at Continental Japan – Central Controlling

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I am Yannik Meka, 22 years old and I am studying International Business Administration at the RheinMain University in Wiesbaden (Germany). As part of my studies I spent 2 semesters abroad and my choice was Japan. After a semester of studying in Japan, I started my internship here at Continental Japan in Central Controlling. I’ve…

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Interview with Wolfgang Grysar (49), training manager of the commercial – technical trainees

Interview with Wolfgang Grysar (49), training manager of the commercial – technical trainees

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Hello everybody, Our Facebook-Team consist of vocational trainees and dual students of different Continental plants in Germany. We herewith start with our project “interview with…” to show people all over the world what you can achieve in your professional career at Continental. For weeks we are searching for employees whose career has started at Continental as a vocational…

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My VIE experience at Continental in Schwalbach, Germany

My VIE experience at Continental in Schwalbach, Germany

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I am a French citizen and I work for Continental in Schwalbach, Germany through a VIE program. The Volontariat International en Entreprise is an excellent French trainee program opened to every European citizen between 18 and 28 years old who wants to get a first experience in an exciting international environment. Therefore I had the…

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Chinese Love Small Talk!

Chinese Love Small Talk!

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We are currently growing our business in Changshu (China). That’s why quite some experts from Continental all over the world are sent to China to support the building of new production lines. It is very exciting, but most of the expatriates don’t know what to expect. I used to say: They can first of all…

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What does an Automotive DRIVE Graduate do in Communications?

What does an Automotive DRIVE Graduate do in Communications?

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I started as an Automotive DRIVE Graduate in Marketing/Communications together with my generation 10 colleagues in May 2015. Since, I spent seven months in my first assignment in the division Interior, Business Unit Commercial Vehicles Aftermarket with a Headquarter function close to Frankfurt (Germany). My tasks during this first assignment are really broad. From maintaining…

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11,688 km away from home – My work experience in Shanghai!

11,688 km away from home – My work experience in Shanghai!

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New culture, new people, new food. These were the first three things coming to my mind when people asked me why I want to go to China. As a part of the integrated Bachelor degree course in Hanover (Germany), I got the chance to gain three months work experience abroad. Due to my earlier travels in America,…

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My Heart Belongs to Technology – Expert Career in the area of Software Development

My Heart Belongs to Technology – Expert Career in the area of Software Development

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Continental is continuously developing the expert career. I was recently appointed a Level 4 expert in the field of “Powertrain software architecture for embedded systems” by our division head José A. Avila. I really feel honored. As for my appointment to the position, it serves as an affirmation of what I have been working on…

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