At Burda junior employees benefit from mentors who provide them with advice. But what exactly does this mentoring look like? In our new series #mentorandme, the young professionals ask these questions!
The beginning of June saw the official launch of the newly founded netw3ork in Munich. And the response has been overwhelming - in a casual atmosphere with drinks, a DJ and a rooftop terrace, more than 60 employees from Burda under the age of 30 came together for a first get-together. Another 60 signed up to become part of the group.
"This was long overdue for someone to get something like this going" - "Why hasn't this been around for a long time?" - "This is exactly what we need at Burda"; the feedback from members about the netw3ork coincides with the questions we asked ourselves and the reasons why it finally came into being.
"I started at Burda right after my studies, didn't have a big job network yet and besides, there is still a pandemic going on and many people work from home. After half a year at Burda, I almost only know people from my own team - building contacts beyond that is just hard."
Larissa Deck, co-founder netw3ork
It quickly became clear that many young people at Burda feel the same way. The need for networking, exchange, inspiration and a solid group of like-minded people brought 120 employees from different profit centers and teams together within three weeks. The "rules of the game" were presented and, in a relaxed after-work atmosphere, there was brainstorming and conversation and a desire for more could be felt.
After a great start, various regular activities for the members will follow: Joint afterwork meetings, substantive discussion rounds with guests and drawn group lunch dates. The netw3ork will tinker together on ideas, plan activities, and organize and establish itself as a permanent group. Be excited: You will hear from us!