Do you want to avoid an uncertain career path?

Then the Elite Coaching by Pumpkin is the right choice for you. Together we pursue the mission of enabling you to realize the full potential of your career.

Make use of your potential and apply now for our free career advisory call to let us jointly ensure that your career becomes a success story!

Do you want to avoid an uncertain career path?

Then the Elite Coaching by pumpkin is the right choice for you. Together we pursue the mission of enabling you to realize the full potential of your career.

Make use of your potential and apply now for our free status-quo analysis to let us jointly ensure that your career becomes a success story!

That's what the Elite Coaching by pumpkin offers:

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Exclusive Content

With detailed video material as well as several templates, company lists and presentations, the Elite Coaching provides you with an incomparable selection of high quality material that will enable you to achieve your career-goals!

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Individual support

Your coaches will give you intensive support in several weekly live calls, which will allow you to address your open questions directly. In addition to the live calls they are permanently available for questions and support via the exclusive Facebook Group and the Discord Channel.

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Ambitious Network

The Elite Coaching gives you access to an ambitious and global network. This network enables its members to achieve their own goals through lively exchange and mutual support.The global network you build here will support you long after you leave pumpkin!

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This is how it works

Fill out our application form to give us some information about you so we can understand your current situation.

If you can convince us in the first interview, you will have the chance to have a detailed conversation with one of our career advisors. In this call you will discuss your professional goals, strategy and plans to achieve them.

If both parties feel that you fit our Elite Coaching, you have the opportunity to join us and get the most out of your career potential.

Exclusive content

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Your coaches are practice-proven experts that have working experience in Investment Banking, Private Equity, Asset Management, Management Consulting and Venture Capital at BCG, Bank of America Merill Lynch, UBS, Roland Berger, Perella Weinberg, Cinven, Triton Partners and Bain.

Since your coaches have already taken the steps you need for a successful career, we have been able to develop a standardized plan for every starting point. With this personalized plan, we accelerate your career regardless of your current situation.

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Consulting

Our consulting content helps you plan out your consulting career, land an interview at your favorite firms and ace the interviews. Our coaches from McKinsey, BCG, Bain, Roland Berger, Deloitte and other top firms guide you during the process.

Sell-side

Our sell-side content helps you build the ideal investmentbanking career. Spring weeks, networking or acing the technical interviews - we have you covered. You're supported personally by coaches from Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley, Rothschild, etc.

Buy-side

Want to skip banking and go straight to the sell-side? We help you get into private equity, venture capital, asset management or hedgefund careers. Our coaches are from leaders such as Cinven, One Equity (JPM), etc.

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Looking for other alternative career paths? We also have content on the startup world and the corporate world. We are constantly adding content and coaches to our platform. Even more career paths will be covered in the future!

Individual support:

Live Calls

In the live calls, which take place several times a week, you can talk to your coaches and prepare for your job interviews. Your coaches will further check all your application documents (including your CV and application letters). This way all your questions will be answered. The live calls are divided into five topics: learning/motivation, written application, career planning, interview preparation and networking.

Constant Support

Apart from the live calls you always benefit from our individual support. You’ll get access to our exclusive Facebook group and our Discord Channel, so that none of your questions remain unanswered.

Interviews with experts

Thanks to our large network, we regularly welcome long-standing employees of the most popular firms (including BCG, McKinsey, Google, Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley or General Atlantic) for our live calls. This is a unique opportunity for you to informally exchange ideas with such experts and benefit from their experiences.

Internship opportunities

We can place a certain number of Elite-Coaching members in exclusive internship and working student roles with pivate equity and venture capital companies every year. Opportunities include virtual as well as offline (China, Germany, more coming) internships and programs. 80% of our candidates take advantage of this opportunity to gain practical experience and enhance their CV. 

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Ambitious network:

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What our participants appreciate the most is the strong network you build through our Elite Coaching. Think of it as a second network of ambitious high-potentials you build in addition to your existing student friendships. Through local events, groups, chats etc. you build ties that will be helpful long after you leave Pumpkin.

Your coaches:

Sebastian Schröer - Investment Banking

Sebastian recently started his Investment Banking career as an analyst with Perella Weinberg Partners in London. Before that Sebastian completed his dual studies at Bertelsmann, where he spent 18 months working in the group's M&A team. After completing his bachelor's degree, he undertook various internships in Investment Banking, among others at Rothschild and Barclays. At Pumpkin Sebastian brings in his expertise in accounting, valuation, financial modeling and interview preparation.

Niklas Krusche - Investment Banking & Private Equity

Niklas works for a medium-sized Private Equity company. Prior to this, he spent 1.5 years at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, where he was part of the Investment Banking team for the DACH region and part of the Private Equity Coverage team. During his studies he gained practical experience at Triton Partners, Berenberg, EY and Daimler, among others. At Pumpkin, Niklas brings in his knowledge of Private Equity, Investment Banking and the interview processes to both industries.

Nadine Reinhart - Asset Management, Investment Banking

Nadine works at UBS as an Analyst in London since summer 2020. Before that, she completed her dual studies in Asset Management in cooperation with the DWS Group at the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management and completed several internships in M&A, among others at Rothschild and also at UBS. In addition to her extensive industry knowledge, Nadine is an expert in application processes and is an expert for Investment Banking interviews.

David Döbele - Grades, Application Processes

After gaining experiences as assitant to the Board at UBS and achieving top marks in his studies, David decided to share his experiences on YouTube. Today, he is Germany's leading influencer in the field of business studies and careers. In addition, he is alumni of the Foundation of German Business. At pumpkin he is responsible for grades, motivation and application letters.

Jonas Stegh - Career-planning, Strategy Consulting

After working in M&A and the strategy department of Bertelsmann, Jonas completed internships at the Strategy Consultancies Roland Berger and BCG, as well as at the Private Equity firm Triton Partners - all while still in his bachelor's studies. Due to his experience and his network, Jonas is especially responsible for career planning and case interview preparation.

Jonas Malfertheiner - Investment Banking, Consulting

Jonas completed his Bachelor's degree at Vienna School of Economics and Business and is currently pursuing his Master's degree at London Business School. Before beginning his master's studies, Jonas gained experience in consulting at Roland Berger and Kearney and in private equity at FSN Capital. After graduation, Jonas will join McKinsey & Company for an internship.

Kevin Worner - Career planning, VC, Consulting

Kevin studied at Germany's leading business school University of Mannheim and worked at top-tier companies in banking (German Federal Reserve), consulting (Roland Berger), venture incubation (Rocket Internet) and as a founder across APAC and Europe. He built a following on social media and YouTube helping young people achieve their ambitious career dreams. Currently, he leads a startup accelerator in Shanghai and serves as managing director of multiple institutions in the VC space.

Frederic Jennes - Management Consulting, Private Equity

Frederic works across South-East Asia for Bain & Company Kuala Lumpur. He is part of the Private Equity Group covering deals in SEA markets. Before joining Bain, Frederic worked at Roland Berger in Europe for three years, mainly focusing on M&A and corporate finance topics. Before that he was a Consultant at PwC. He did the International MBA Program with Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Tsinghua University in China.

Julian Popov - Networking & Strategieberatung

After his dual Bachelor's degree, Julian completed a Master's in Finance at WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. During this time he completed internships in M&A at UBS and Bank of America Merrill Lynch, in Private Equity / Private Debt at Rantum Capital, in Venture Capital at Golden Equator Capital in Singapore and in Restructuring Consulting at Andersch. Julian will join Bain & Company in early 2021 as a Management Consultant. At Pumpkin, Julian is responsible for networking and communication.

Hendrick Henatsch - Hedgefunds, Private Equity, Investmentbanking

Hendrik is an Investment Banking Analyst at Morgan Stanley's Media & Communications Group in London. Prior to joining Morgan Stanley, he gained considerable experience working in hedgefunds (Cevian Capital), private equity (Altor Equity Partners), consulting (L.E.K. Consulting) as well as banking (HSBC). He obtained his education at University of Mannheim, University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Stockholm School of Economics.

Viktor Stoll - Investment Banking & Private Equity

Viktor works for a medium-sized private equity company. Before that, he was an analyst at an American Bulge Bracket Bank in Frankfurt. During his studies, he gained practical experience at Oakley Capital, Cinven, Partners Group and Raymond James, among others. Viktor brings his knowledge of private equity, investment banking and the interview process to both industries.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who can apply for the Elite Coaching?

Before you start thinking about it - just take the first step and fill in our form. A member of our team will then call you shortly and discuss everything else with you. We are primarily looking for students and professionals with ambitious goals who would like to pursue a career in consulting, investment banking, private equity or a start-up after graduation.

How do I get into the Elite Coaching?

Participation in our Elite Coaching requires an enormous level of motivation from you. Only if you convince us in the first call and in the following longer Consultation call that you are pursuing really high professional goals after graduation and are also willing to invest in your professional future, we will make you an offer for participation.

Why choose Pumpkin?

Pumpkin founders Jonas, David & Kevin have achieved everything you need for a career start with top employers: Very good grades, commitment & scholarships as well as impressive internships (among others BCG, UBS, Roland Berger, Triton, Bertelsmann, ...). In addition to our two founders, many other coaches with numerous other highly relevant experiences (e.g. at Bain, Rothschild, Bank of America, Perella Weinberg, Cinven, Oakley, Partners Group) are now supporting you in the Elite-Coaching. You can find an overview of our coaches here. We also regularly have experts in our live calls. These experts have already worked for JP Morgan, Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, McKinsey, Google and others.

At the same time, as Pumpkin coaches, we have not only achieved this ourselves, but have also proven in numerous coaching sessions that we can also help other students to achieve these successes. 

What are you waiting for?

Make use of your potential and apply now. Let us jointly ensure that your career becomes a success story!

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