During the second year of the Design Management Programme, our students have the opportunity to participate in an internship either in Switzerland or abroad. Internships offer students the chance to put what they have learnt in the classrooms in practice.
Samuel spent 6 months working at Label Step in Nepal where he worked with sustainability within the carpet industry.
Tamara joined Creaholic in Biel where she worked focusing on their incubation projects.
Between 2020 and 2022, 45 students have completed valuable internships in local and international, small and large companies in all four corners of Switzerland as well as in the UK, Sweden, Copenhagen, Mexico Belgium, Egypt, Mongolia, Serbia and more. These internships help students develop industry connections, finesse their skills and gain experience working in real-life situations.
Project with Circular Clothing
The students applied Co-Design to understand the knowledge needs and preferences of relevant stakeholders, and explore what could foster their engagement in the process to achieve change going circular.
Project with Veloafrica
The course was about framing complex problems. To serve the needs of the organization by engaging in inquiry to determine the real purpose and hence where to intervene to improve the situation. The students explore how to foster sustainable mobility to help schoolgirls get access to education.
Project with Choba Choba
The project was about helping the Swiss chocolate organization Choba Choba to develop a growth strategy that allows to provide farmers with living wages.
Project with Fjord
In this project with Fjord students explored how to foster organizational learning, in particular the students tackle knowledge sharing within and across teams, not only by promoting human interaction within individuals and groups, but also collective reflection.
Learning from Harvard
André Nogueira from the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health health taught students to face complex problems by applying the Whole View Model framework.