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DO School/H&M Entrepreneurship for Good: The Future of Work Challenge 2016 – Berlin, Germany

Application Deadline 11th of February 2016
Incubation Phase 15 May – 24 July 2016
Implementation Phase 25 July 2016 – 14 May 2017
Location : Berlin
Team: 20 Fellows
Age:  21 to 31
Challenger: H & M

Find a way to empower employees to make a positive impact – and enable them to measure it.

More and more people are looking for a meaningful job and a fulfilling career.

They want to contribute to something greater than “just a job” – something that is bigger than them. But how will they ever feel that they’re making a big difference? How could they measure their impact? What would that kind of job look like in a big company? How, as a part of a big system, would employees be able to tell that their work matters?

That’s what Do School next Entrepreneurship for Good Program: The Future of Work Challenge is all about. Posed by H&M Germany, the Challenge invites you and 19 other young entrepreneurs to spend 10 weeks on campus in Berlin. After that, you’ll move on to implement your own venture over the course of the next 10 months.

The Challenger

H&M’s business concept is to offer fashion and quality at the best price in a sustainable way. Since it was founded in 1947, H&M has grown from a single women’s wear store in Västerås, Sweden into one of the world’s leading fashion companies, with six different brands, around 3,900 stores, and 132,000 employees in 61 markets.

H&M’s business operations aim to be run in a way that is economically, socially and environmentally sustainable for both present and future generations. H&M has a responsibility towards everyone who contributes to their success, including those who are not employees of H&M.

Eligibility

You are between 21 and 31 years old. This means on the first day of the program you are least 21 years old and no older than 31. If you are not legally of age in your home country at the time of application, you will have to supply a permission signed by a parent or legal guardian for the application to be valid.

Successful candidates may come from, but are not restricted to the fields of HR, psychology, intrapreneurship, happyness experts, organisational development, UX design.

It is central to our mission that we offer inclusive educational opportunities to talented young adults. We support you regardless of your socioeconomic or educational background and encourage you, no matter if you are a university student or graduate or don’t have a higher education.

Since the Business for Good Program is conducted in English we require for you to apply in English and to have a good working knowledge of the language.

Application Process:

STEP 1

Create a user account.

STEP 2

Complete all three required parts of the online DO School application form. You will be asked to fill in personal information, answer application questions, and agree to the conditions of application.

STEP 3

Submit your application. Once the status of all three parts is complete, you can click the “Submit Your Application” button.

After you apply

Do School will be in touch with you via email 6-8 weeks after the application deadline.

Tuition fee

Admission is based on merit alone with a tuition fee of EUR 1,000.

If you cannot cover the program cost you are eligible to receive financial aid. For more information please download the financial aid PDF.

Travel and living costs

You are responsible for organizing and paying for your own travel to and from the DO School Berlin campus in order to participate in the ten-week Incubation Phase. You are also responsible for arranging and paying for your visa (if needed) as well as travel, health and accident insurance for the ten-week duration.

During the 10-week Incubation Phase in Berlin, you will stay at subsidized accommodation and will be required to contribute EUR 900. During the entire program year you are responsible for your personal cost of living (food, insurance, transportation, personal needs, etc.). Download the PDF below and find out more about the living costs in Berlin

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the DO School/H&M Entrepreneurship for Good: The Future of Work Challenge 2016 – Berlin, Germany

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