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Got questions about INKOMPASS? We're here to answer them all

Why does INKOMPASS offer a 2-cycle approach?

INKOMPASS offers a 2-cycle approach because it is an experiential job interview, giving you a better chance to showcase your skills and abilities and giving us a better chance to get to know you.

Across the two cycles, you will work on projects that will allow you to discover our business challenges, opportunities, processes and systems.

The 1st cycle will give you the opportunity to learn and discover several aspects of our company (i.e. operations, people and culture) through projects that allow you to interact with people from different areas.

The 2nd cycle will give you the opportunity to experience a deep dive into a specific department or functional area.

INKOMPASS college internship program offers a 2-cycle approach because it is an experiential job interview, giving you a better chance to showcase your skills and abilities and giving us a better chance to get to know you.

What happens if I don’t want to commit myself to participate in the 2nd cycle?

We strive to ensure you have a great 1st cycle experience so that you eagerly look forward to get selected for the 2nd cycle.

However, in case you do not want to continue, there is no obligation for you to do so.

What happens between the 2 cycles of internship?

Staying in touch with you throughout your internship journey is very important to us. You will hear from us between the 2 cycles of your internship, through:

1. Invitations to company activities and events (if we have them, for sure you´ll be part of them)
2. Communication from your COACH and BUDDY.

I reside outside of the country where I would like to do my internship, can I still apply to the program?

Yes, if we have a person coming from a different country they need a work permit.

Each country has different requirements for INKOMPASS interns, in terms of country of residence, current year of study, timing of the internship program, as well as legal constraints.

If you apply and are accepted to an INKOMPASS internship in a country that is not your primary country of residence, you will be responsible for covering any expenses that may arise in order for you to be present and available in the internship country for the duration of each cycle.

If you want to be a Colombian Inkompass and you´re coming from a different country you will need a work permit to do so.

If, on the other hand, we send you to another country for business purposes, then all related expenses will be covered by us.

What is the selection process like?

The application steps are the following:

1. Complete the online application by clicking APPLY NOW. If you meet the criteria, you will be invited to the next step.
2. Complete two online tests:
- A Numerical Test will assess your ability to manage and analyze data
- A Situational Judgment Test (SJT), also called Intern Talent Screener (INKOMPASS Only) Test, will assess your decision-making abilities on a wide   variety of simulated scenarios
If you meet the criteria and pass the tests, you will be invited to the next step.
3. Participate in an on-ground assessment (OGA), the final stage of the recruitment process. During the OGA, we will meet face-to-face and get to learn more about each other. You will have a chance to showcase your skills in business cases and team activities, network with other applicants, and meet current Philip Morris International employees. If you meet the criteria, we may invite you to be an INKOMPASS intern!

If I cannot attend the on-ground assessment, are there any other dates available?

The On Ground Assessment is organized during a specific day and is considered a mandatory last step of the process. Unfortunately, if you cannot attend, you will not be able to continue in the process.

Will I receive feedback if I don’t get selected? When?

Yes. You will be informed of your application progress during each step of the process by your registered email.

Whether or not you meet the criteria to progress on to the next application step, you will receive an email confirmation regarding your status. If you do not hear back from us within 2-3 weeks of completing an application step, please contact us at inkompass.colombia@pmi.com or inkompasslac@pmi.com.

When will the internship start and how long will it last? Is there any flexibility with these dates?

The internship consists of 2 cycles.
1st cycle: from July 1st, 2019 to December 20th, 2019
2nd cycle: from January 06th, 2020 to July 06th, 2020

What are the normal work hours?

45 weekly hours, but we have flexible schedules.

You have classes to attend during your internship program? Don´t worry we´ll make it work with your coach and boss.

Is the INKOMPASS internship paid? What contractual conditions will I be under as an intern?

Yes, the INKOMPASS student internship program offer an interesting and competitive salary. Further details will be provided by the time of the offer.

Will I be assigned a group project or an individual project?

Depending on the project scope and expected deliverables, projects may require individual or group work.
In any case, you can be sure that all projects will be meaningful, challenging, and give you the opportunity to showcase and further develop your skills, whether it is in an individual or group setting.

What type of guidance and support can I expect to receive throughout my program, to help develop me professionally?

Every INKOMPASS intern will receive day-to-day guidance and support from their COACH, who has the same function as a supervisor. He / she will introduce you to your project, clarify expectations, guide you on a day-to-day basis, and provide you with feedback.

In addition, you will also receive support from:
- Your PROJECT SPONSOR, who will ensure you have everything you need in terms of resources and budget to execute your proposals;
- Your BUDDY, who will help you answer general questions and network with different people and departments in the company.
- P&C, we will ensure you´ll have the best internship experience through both cycles.

What is the criteria for advancement to the 2nd cycle of the program? How will I be assessed?

During the 1st cycle, you will complete a project with a definite scope and deliverables, based on which you will be assessed. We believe that both WHAT you achieve / deliver and HOW you do so is important. This is why you will also be assessed on the behaviors you display which should be aligned with our company’s work ethics.

Throughout the experience you will receive feedback and guidance so that you understand what is expected of you. The final assessment will take place at the end of each internship cycle.

Will I receive feedback regarding my performance? When?

Your COACH and PROJECT SPONSOR will provide you with feedback throughout your INKOMPASS experience.

We also highly value your insights, feedback, and ideas, so please share them with us as well!

Can I use my internship project experience as a university assignment and / or as credits for graduation?

To use it as credits for graduation, please clarify and confirm with your University all the requirements

Will I receive a job offer with Philip Morris International when I complete my internship?

If you successfully complete both cycles of the INKOMPASS internship and meet the required performance standards, you may receive a job offer at the completion of your 2nd cycle.