Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2019

Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2019

Talent Meets Bertelsmann

Learn more about our international networking event!

The next application period will start in spring 2020!

About TMB 2019

Are you ready to shape the digital future? Are you creative and passionate about the media landscape and data-driven business models?

We’re looking for talents with entrepreneurial, innovative mindsets to participate in our international networking event. Tackle the challenges and opportunities digitalization and big data both bring, and participate in demanding workshops. Work hand in hand with experienced Bertelsmann entrepreneurs on key business ideas, and present your results in front of a jury of Bertelsmann executives. 

Are you interested in joining “Talent Meets Bertelsmann”? We are sorry to say that for this year’s TMB, the application deadline has expired. But as soon as next spring we will be on the lookout for new excellent talents and look forward to receiving your application in 2020!

Who are we looking for?

  • Bachelor, Master, MBA students or doctoral candidates, ideally in the field of business, economics, humanities, media management or informatics, with a keen interest in data science
  • Talents who are experienced in developing creative and innovative business models and fascinated by cutting-edge digital trends
  • Participants with a demonstrated affinity for media and data projects conducted outside of a school or university context
  • Students or graduates with an above-average academic performance as well as strong analytical and conceptual abilities 
  • People with strong communication skills who are fluent in written and spoken English

When and Where?

June 24 – June 26, 2019

Three inspiring and impressive days lie ahead!


The event will take place at the Bertelsmann representative office “Unter den Linden 1” in Berlin. 

Why TMB?

At Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2019, you can get to know Bertelsmann from an inside perspective and build a valuable network.

Use the opportunity to explore the different people working for Bertelsmann and make memories that will last a lifetime!

You can look forward a varied event program: Talent Meets Bertelsmann offers exciting workshops, time for individual career consulting and an unforgettable party with a concert from a BMG talent.

How to Apply

Unfortunately, the application deadline for “Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2019” has expired. But we are already looking forward to receiving your application in the spring of 2020 for next year’s TMB!

Please apply online, as we do not consider applications submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail. Your application (in English) should tell us about yourself and your goals. Let us know why you want to participate in “Talent Meets Bertelsmann.” Your resume should clearly indicate that you are fascinated by media as well as data, and your motivation letter should explain why you are eager to pursue entrepreneurial challenges. Please attach any certificates attesting to your proficiency in English if available.

The Application Process

As soon as we have reviewed all applications, we will invite selected candidates to do an asynchronous video interview. Alternatively, there is the possibility to have a phone interview instead. After the interviews, we will send out invitations for the event.

Organizational Details

We’ll cover the costs of each participant’s hotel room for two nights (June 24 to June 26, 2019), as well as travel expenses up to 300 EUR for students coming from European schools and up to 500 EUR for students from non-European schools. All participants are invited to join a closed Facebook group so that you can get to know one another in advance of the event.


There will be attractive prizes for the best ideas and designs: The winning teams can look forward to Bertelsmann-related city trips.

At a Glance

Take a look at the chronological event overview below.

  1. 1.
    Apply by May 5th
  2. 2.
    Selected candidates will be invited to a video interview by May 8th
  3. 3.
    Invitations to participate in TMB will be sent by May 22nd
  4. 4.
    Attend TMB: Berlin, June 24th – 26th
  5. 5.
    Join TMB Community!
  6. 6.
    City trips for the winning teams

12 Years of TMB

This year, Talent Meets Bertelsmann already takes place for the 12th time. Watch our 10th anniversary video with all the highlights.

Highlights from Previous Years


Would you like to find out more about the experiences and contacts former participants have made? Are you still wondering what TMB is all about? 

Creative assignments, challenging workshops, inspiring presentations and unforgettable parties - we have collected some impressions from previous TMB events for you.

Discover the highlights of our International Networking Extravaganza  and let them inspire you to become part of the next TMB event!

Learn more

TMB Community

After the event, TMB participants become part of the exclusive Talent Meets Bertelsmann community, which includes more than 600 outstanding members and grows every year. It allows our talents to stay in touch with Bertelsmann and other TMB alumni via regular communication, a yearly alumni reunion in Berlin as well as regional meet-ups throughout the year.


  • Application

    • What are the requirements for participating in Talent Meets Bertelsmann?

      Simply this: You must be a bachelor, master or MBA student or a doctoral candidate and fluent in English, as the event will be held in English. It doesn’t matter what you’re studying. You just have to be enthusiastic about media, media diversity and data.

    • Does it matter how far along I am in my studies?

      No. You are eligible to participate whether you are just beginning, in the middle or about to graduate. MBAs with some work experience are also welcome.

    • When is the application deadline?

      This year’s application phase for Talent Meets Bertelsmann 2019 has ended.

    • When and how will I find out whether I’m among the top talents?

      We are reviewing the applications and selecting participants during the whole application phase. Next step of the process will be a video interview held in English. Those who are chosen for participating in a video interview – will be notified via e-mail. You will receive final information shortly after your interview.

    • What is an asynchronous video interview?

      The asynchronous video interview is a new form of interview in which you, the applicant, is guided through a structured interview process, which you do on your own. In the interview, you answer (text-based) questions in front of your webcam. “Asynchronous” means that you do not do the interview at the same time as the interviewer. The interviewer is not online at the same time as you, but instead you do the interview independently, at a time and place of your choice.

    • Why do an asynchronous video interview instead of a phone interview?

      A phone interview can only give a small glimpse into your skills and personality. You benefit greatly from the fact that we can get a more complete picture of you. In the video interview, you can also get to know us better through our welcome video, which can give you a more personal picture of us as a company and as a department. A big advantage compared to a telephone interview is the complete independence regarding time and place. For an asynchronous video interview, there is no need to spend a lot of time coordinating schedules for an initial appointment, because it can be carried when you and we are available, independently of each other.

    • How is the safety of my data guaranteed?

      The security of your personal data is guaranteed at every point in the selection process. The software for asynchronous video interviews meets the highest technical and organizational security standards.

      Access to the password-protected software is available only to relevant contact persons. Your data and your interview is protected from unauthorized access at all times.


Do you have further questions? Get in touch with Judith Gördes or Pamela Taylor: talentmeetsbertelsmann@bertelsmann.de

Please note that we do not consider applications submitted by mail, fax, or e-mail.

Bertelsmann is a media, services and education company that operates in about 50 countries around the world. It includes the broadcaster RTL Group, the trade book publisher Penguin Random House, the magazine publisher Gruner + Jahr, the music company BMG, the service provider Arvato, the Bertelsmann Printing Group, the Bertelsmann Education Group and Bertelsmann Investments, an international network of funds. The company has 117,000 employees and generated revenues of €17.7 billion in the 2018 financial year. Bertelsmann stands for creativity and entrepreneurship. This combination promotes first-class media content and innovative service solutions that inspire customers around the world.

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