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      09-18-2012, 04:55 PM   #1
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Working for BMW?

Hey, I'm in college, halfway done, prob. going into communications but not sure, and I would love to work for BMW after college. Not in a dealership but beyond that. The careers offered on their website ask for lots of experience, and many prefer a masters. Most however do not list what degrees are preferred so some insight on that would be great. I assume interning with BMW would be helpful, but it's not easy to find out about an internship, where it's at, is it paid, stuff like that. Also, it says they are may-aug (summer ones) and my college lets out in June. Anyways, just figured maybe someone works for corporate on here and could give me some advice about majors and things I should be doing now or how to get in with the company. I have already wrote corporate and such. Thanks in advance for the help, Matt.
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      09-29-2012, 12:13 PM   #2
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really, no one?
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      09-29-2012, 01:24 PM   #3
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Have you tried contacting anyone at the plant in Spartanburg, SC?

Study mechanical engineering.
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      09-29-2012, 03:18 PM   #4
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I live right near their BMW of NA headquarters (same town). Does that count?
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      10-07-2012, 02:09 PM   #5
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ha no but thanks for responding at least!
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      10-07-2012, 02:56 PM   #6
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Unlike some other car manufactures, BMW does not have a huge presense in north america. Their cars are developed mostly in germany and only retrofitted for the north american market. So if you are looking to get into the vehicle side of things, you'll probably have to move to germany, and learn german to get involved with that. But i do believe marketing is located here for the american market, as it should be. You could get into that with a communications degree, but it would help if you double majored in marketing as well, or got a minor in marketing, graphic design, etc.

I'm afraid the options for BMW are quite limited in the United States, however interning with BMW would be a huge step forward towards working for them or another car company.
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      10-07-2012, 04:16 PM   #7
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I stayed with a friend from Switzerland who was interning for BMW in Munich.

BMW apparently does *not* hire interns. I forget which division my friend worked for (was 3 years ago already) but her friend was an intern for BMW ///M, and yes, it was as unbelievable as you all think it would be. She had to get a special BMW "permit" because she would be expected to be behind the wheel of M cars from time to time. They even brought her out for the 24h race to the Nürburgring.. huge party.

Needless to say, I was very jealous.

I have looked into working with BMW; I have a B.Comm (Hons.) with double major in Finance and International Business and I do speak fluent German. Regardless, it's VERY difficult from what I can tell without an EU passport... Everybody loves Canadians (lol), but not when it can be a headache for the company to hire you

Maybe I don't have the experience they want or what, but I plan to apply on a regular basis over the next few years. Hopefully one day I'll get the call. I'd happily move back to Germany in a New York minute.
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      10-08-2012, 10:05 AM   #8
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Wrong forum.
You shd visit linkedin.com
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      10-09-2012, 10:56 PM   #9
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Well Different places and different car manufactures, BMW does not change a Brobdingnagian presence in northwest side. Their cars are industrial mostly in frg and exclusive retrofitted for the northwestern side. So if you are sensing to get into the vehicle indorse of things, you'll probably bonk to suggest to Germany, and acquire Teutonic to get implicated with that.
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      10-10-2012, 11:36 PM   #10
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Perseverance pays off. Move to the city where BMW HQ is based in your country as a first step would help, that's what I did and sure enough it paid off...in the end. My tip is, be ninja-like and keep your eyes and ears open for all possible opportunities. Your first job may not be with BMW but use that as a stepping stone toward your goal.

Good luck!
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      10-11-2012, 01:08 AM   #11
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I worked for BMW for seven years at their Rosslyn, SA Plant. I never met any Trainees or Interns in my Department, I'm an Automotive Tooling Engineer, we take concepts through to Production.
I never needed to speak German, I'm British, and so were 70% of the Engineers there, the German Engineers who came over spoke English anyway, once you get the German Blueprints down you're good to go.
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      10-18-2012, 03:53 PM   #12
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I remember after graduating college and trying to get BMW in Spartenburg to consider me. Me = ivy league undergrad, mechanical engineering, 3.8 magna cum laude. I couldn't even get them to glance one second at my resume. Anyway, that was many years ago. Their loss.
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      10-20-2012, 09:38 PM   #13
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wow seems like its really difficult ]= guess ill just be driving them, and for whoever mentioned linked in, sure its a great resource but it only allows you a limited number of messages per month and comes with a hefty price tag...
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