Let’s give you some more insights about our in-house days!
By Jasper Wolff
The past year we’ve held several in-house days at different companies. Some of our partners provide an in-house day annually for our members, and sometimes we find interesting new companies that see the benefits of organizing an in-house day. But what is an in-house day exactly? What do you do or learn at an in-house day? And more importantly, what is in it for you?
An in-house day starts ofcourse with an announcement on our social media pages, like Facebook, LinkedIn and Instagram. But you can also find our in-house days on the event page of our website. When a new in-house day is announced, the applications come in rapidly. The company who’s organizing the in-house day receives the resumes of the interested students, to see which students fits the most with their industry and positions they provide. Did you by the way know, that on our bigger events you can let your resume checked by professional recruiters?
When you are picked for your beloved in-house day you will get an invitation for the day that might be of big importance for your future career. An in-house day starts with a warm welcome of the hosting company. Well experienced professionals will tell you about the history, the purpose, the activities and the goals of the company. They are really good in making students enthusiastic about their company, even when you didn’t knew much about the company in the first place. Out of experience I can tell you, I went to an in-house day of a sales company, which isn’t really my cup of tea. I went there by the way because of the committee that I work for, but even in the end I was enthusiastic about sales. So, in-house days help you figure out what companies might of interest for you, even if you in the beginning didn’t think they would.
After the introduction and the story about the company and its culture most often they provide a case or an exercise that you have to solve within a team. It helps that you work in a team, just like you would do in working life, and this way you get to know other MAA members that you will probably see on other events as well. Hereafter, you have to present your solution, and at all the in-house days I went to, the winners always got a nice price. Of course that is not what you are doing it for, but it is a nice bonus. The real reason why you want to present the best case solution is to impress the hosts. See it as a small job interview, where you want to be the best to get the job. You might even get a job or internship offer at the end of the day.
Because to be honest, that is exactly what an in-house day is for. You as a student might be interested in the company. You want to know more about how it is to be working for the particular company. You may also want to broaden your network in the professional field, or you went there with a mission to get a job or internship offer. And that is exactly the reason why these companies want to work with the MAA. To recruit ambitious, intelligent and motivated students, just like you, for their open applications. So a big win-win situation.
Got excited for the next in-house day? Have a look at our event page to see which in-house day is interesting for you!