Why did we name the program Butterfly Effect Internship?
The Butterfly Effect Theory suggests that the power released by only one butterfly’s wings flap, can amplify over time, to eventually influence weather patterns thousands of miles away!
The Starting Point of a Career for a high flyer can power over time, the entire career track, up to the extent of defining the amount of flavor in it. So, Initial Choices do influence Long term Careers.
Choose Right! Choose PepsiCo!
What is the objective of the Program?
The program is designed as an interactive journey on 4 pillars (phases), designed to attract (BIG), develop (BOOST), filter (BOOM) and recruit (BORN) talents with cross-functional abilities out of universities undergraduates.
Which are the 4 pillars (phases) and their time frame?
- Business Institute for future Graduates (BIG)
5- 15th MAY
- Building Opportunities by Ongoing Sustaining Talent (BOOST) – paid summer Internship
SUMMER > JUNE > AUGUST 2010
- Business Ownership Open Marathon (BOOM)
SEPTEMBER > OCTOBER > NOVEMBER 2010
- Building On-boarding for the Recruited Newcomer (BORN)
DECEMBER > JANUARY > FEBRUARY 2011
What is each phase all about?
1. BIG – Business Institute for future Graduates:
Will take place in Bucharest HQ Snacks + On the Field + Factories, will be sustained by an Internal Training Team, the Booster Coach Team, which will perform functional training sessions for the selected students and will organize & conduct workshops by assessing at the same time the participants and choosing 5 best of them at the end of the Institute.
2. BOOST – Building Opportunities by Ongoing Sustaining Talent (Summer Internship Program)
The 3 month actual internship will take place in Bucharest HQ, designed for 5 Interns with cross functional abilities (the ones filtered in the first stage (BIG)) taking them through a journey of understanding the business and getting cross functional exposure. Interns will be hired on determined period contract and will receive the salary of an entry level in PepsiCo.
3. BOOM (Business Ownership Marathon)
A 3 months period of individual project work, designed for the 5 Interns who have passed through the first two stages of the Program. The Interns will go back to school and in their free time (at home) will individually work on the assigned project (same project to all), having the possibility to ask for guidance from their Booster Coach. The project will be presented to the Evaluation Booster Coach Team at the end of the period. The Coach Team will decide/will nominate the winner from the 5 selected interns.
4. BORN (Building On Boarding for the Recruited Newcomer)
Another 3 months period in which the newly Recruited Best Intern out of the 5 gets further familiarized with the organization, by going through a Structured On boarding Program. The winner will be awarded a surprise trip for two.
* The Company does not guarantee employment at the end of the Program. The employment is subject to entry level openings available at that time. If there is no opening available when the program ends, the winner will become part of the preferential candidates pool and will be contacted when an entry level job becomes open.
Why choose this Internship Program?
It is a one-year journey that will enhance and shape your people skills and decision making abilities. The best part about it is that it was created like a competition though offering the participants the opportunity to gain something whatever the phase they reach is. So, if you are amongst the 15 students initially selected to participate in BIG phase you will get a fully flavored training experience in all functions and the chance to become familiarised with how things go in a giant company.
If you are still in the game in the second phase, BOOST (the actual Internship) amongst the 5 chosen students, you get a paid summer job in a multinational, the chance to work with professionals and have lots of fun throughout a fully flavored 3 months experience. If by the end of BOOM (the individual work period) your business case presentation turns out to be the best of the 5 presented, you might become our colleague. Permanently! And here starts an amazing journey for you…As a toping to the fully flavored experience, the winner receives a surprise trip for two.
Which is the profile we are looking for?
- Student in the 2nd or 3rd year (the year of study – preferably, not as a rule)
- High capacity of decision making
- Leadership attitude
- Results driven
- Strong analytical skills
- Ethical and flexible
- Influencing and building networking ability
- Proficiency in English
- Computer skills
How do I apply?
You just hit this link and you will find a set of questions (like a mini interview) which you need to answer. Then, you need to upload your CV and attach to it an essay of no more than 1000 words. Read more…
When do I find out if I was elected to participate in the first phase of the Internship (BIG)?
The 15 chosen students will be announced between the 1st of May and the 5th of May on the site!
How do I find out more about the Program?
You have to either send us your questions by contacting the Internal Booster Coach PepsiCo team or participate to our presentation sessions in Universities. See the program by accessing this link.