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CBS International Business School, 2 March 2020

Alumni Interview with Nina Bomberg


She is optimistic and embraces change, says Nina Bomberg when asked about her outstanding qualities. Her career path just shows how true this self-assessment is: After completing her bachelor's degree in the "European Business Administration" programme at CBS, she held various indirect purchasing positions in large corporations. She decided to complete an EMBA programme on a part-time basis in just 18 months in 2016. Today, she works as Global Lead Buyer at SEG Automotive Germany and has been the Chairperson of the association CBS Family & Friends since November 2019.

CBS: Why did you apply for our bachelor's study programme "European Business Administration" at our Cologne campus?

Nina Bomberg: It was an English-language study programme in which I could use and improve my language skills. Apart from that, I have always been interested in the history and cooperation of EU member states.

CBS: What did you like best about your studies at the CBS?

Nina Bomberg: The internationality and intercultural aspects which were part of every course.

CBS: What does a typical working day look like for you today?

Nina Bomberg: I have a to-do list for every day. Then the telephone rings at 8 o'clock, because a production line has come to a standstill and my to-do list gets set back …

CBS: What do you like about your work?

Nina Bomberg: Every day is different, and I work with people from all over the world.

CBS: What typical cliché about your current position is not true?

Nina Bomberg: We don't negotiate prices all day long.

CBS: What are your professional plans for the next few years?

Nina Bomberg: In my current position, there is still a lot of work to be done to complete the transformation from a large corporation into a much smaller one. When that is done - who knows what comes next?!

CBS: How did studying at the CBS prepare you for your current position?

Nina Bomberg: At CBS I learned to improvise and to speak in front large groups of people. Today, if I give a lecture in front of 250 conference participants, I don't have to fear the Q&A session at the end.

CBS: What would you give prospective students as advice?

Nina Bomberg: Make use of the university’s extracurricular offers like company visits or rhetoric seminars. These are the experiences that distinguish CBS from one of the large state universities.

CBS: Thank you very much for the interview!

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