Within our series of “Meet alumni”, today Shashank - graduate of 2014 - writes about his professional experiences since graduation, his experiences and personal development at Jacobs University. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Shashank via facebook.
"My name is Shashank, I am currently working as an Analytics Manger in Commercial Supply Chain Management of Coloplast. I recently started this new job that is located in Copenhagen. I came to Denmark after graduation from Jacobs University in June 2014 to start my professional life in aviation industry. Companies are in need of intelligent and open minded professionals who can grow while being outside of their comfort zone. The whole world now is connected, and all sorts of transactions occur across different cultures. You need to interculturally adept to be successful. My studies and my overall experiences at Jacobs supported me in become exactly that. Of course, you have to put your heart and mind to it as well. Beyond that, I gained a lot of things throughout my studies which help me a lot in my current professional environment. If I had to limit it to three, I would mention that I learned to become a structured problem solver; I developed lots of soft skills; and I learned how to have fun while working... 🙂 Of course, it is not just skills that I learned which made Jacobs a memorable place for me. It is also the learning environment which gave space to open, stimulating discussions on a broad range of topics. And it is about the people: I made great friends - and I include professors and staff in this category too! From my own experience, I recommend to make yourself familiar with your host country: though you will be learning in English, make sure to learn German and meet young communities in Bremen." ... See MoreSee Less
Several students of SCEM share their experiences with you: what do you like about this program? Lawal likes its practical relevance and the job opportunities in particular. Here, you find Lawal's answer: youtu.be/DJgn8-QNv0E... See MoreSee Less
Within our series of “Meet alumni”, today Georgiana - graduate of 2016 - writes about her job at a start-up in Berlin, her experiences and personal development at Jacobs University. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Georgi via facebook.
"Hey, my name is Georgiana and I graduated from SCEM in June 2016. Currently, I live in the best city in the world - Berlin - working for HelloFresh as an International Product Analyst. In few words, I am driving insights for offering delicious recipes to our customers and building tools for improving our internal processes. I enjoy a lot my current job and see myself in the tech scene in the future also! There are 3 main skills that I have definitely improved during my time at Jacobs: 1) analytical mind - by always critically questioning a situation, 2) communication skills - due to all the interactive courses we had and 3) fast learning - couldn't make it otherwise through the diversity of topics we studied. I strongly recommend study at Jacobs University mainly because of these 3 points I just mentioned. They are essential for a job afterwards! Other than this, Jacobs is a great place where I met some of my best friends, I learnt from impressive teachers and I had a bunch of opportunities outside my study program. Some of the highlights I still remember were the highly interactive courses: for example, the one where we run a simulated bicycles production line, the one which dealt with the super hands-on challenge of designing the best supply chain for an electronics company or the one when we openly discussed topics such as gender inequality. For me, another highlight was, definitely, when I qualified with other 3 colleagues in the regional finals for Hult Prize. My advise to the new students starting soon is to learn German and to invest time and energy to do so! Speaking German always helps – throughout your studies, when looking for student jobs or starting a career after graduation." ... See MoreSee Less