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MIM Alumni Q & A

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Geng GENG (耿耿)

Geng GENG (耿耿)

Nationality: Chinese
Study background before ESMT: Financial Management
Job position after graduation: Graduate Program at Allianz in Munich, Germany

What did you like about ESMT?

"The best part of my experience in Berlin was the ESMT team. They were always available and helped us students out in case of any confusions or challenges, which I sincerely appreciated.“

What did you learn?

“The investment industry is looking for determined, adaptive and professional talent, and the ESMT Berlin MIM helped me to develop these required qualifications. The courses focus on how to learn quickly and independently and include soft skills workshops, which taught me how to interact more professionally."

How did ESMT help you transition into your career?

"The Career Services team at ESMT provided me with the support and methodologies to set my career goals and to specify my interests. These features helped me to successfully stand out among 250 applicants for the position to which I applied: So here I am now, working in the graduate program at Allianz Investment Management!"

Geng Geng - Master’s in Management Alumna
Geng Geng - Master’s in Management Alumna
Kateryna Malysheva

Kateryna Malysheva

Nationality: Ukrainian
Study background before ESMT: Economics
Job position after graduation: Energy Consultant at PwC in Munich

What did you like about ESMT?

"I enjoyed working in intercultural teams throughout the program. I am also convinced that the workload and time pressure, which we underwent during the modules, perfectly prepared us for the real working life."

How did the MIM help you transition into your career?

“Every bit of the MIM program contributed to my successful career transition. I think "conventional" universities do not put enough emphasis on the training of the soft skills, and this is something that ESMT is really good at. I acquired field expertise during my internship at Apricum, a boutique consultancy for the renewables based in Berlin. I perfected my analytical skills during the Value Chain Analytics specialization, and I applied all the knowledge learned during the social impact project with Deloitte. The MIM program equipped me with all the necessary skills and experiences to qualify for the position of a Business Consultant in the energy industry at Pricewaterhouse Coopers.”

Kateryna Malysheva - Master’s in Management Alumna
Kateryna Malysheva - Master’s in Management Alumna


 

Nelly Ogonda

Nelly Ogonda

Nationality: Kenyan (Kofi Annan Fellow)
Study background before ESMT: Mathematics
Job position after graduation: Graduate Rotational Program at RBC Luxembourg (Royal Bank of Canada Investor and Treasury Services)

What did you like about ESMT?

“ESMT Berlin is an amazing, fun and vibrant place to study. The learning experience during the MIM program was very practical. The school strives to link theory gained in class to real life business problems through class simulations and internships."

What did you learn?

"The courses focus on developing strong business fundamentals and training students to be better managers. The aim is to achieve sustainability and competitiveness in companies by considering social, environmental and economic matters in a holistic approach to handle constantly changing technologies and the challenging business world."

How did the MIM help you transition into your career?

"The well-rounded program enriched my knowledge and skills, helped me excel during my internship at Commerzbank AG in Frankfurt and at the RBC assessment center in Luxembourg where I am about to start a Graduate Rotational Program in September. The learning experience at ESMT has expanded my horizons and motivated me to strive beyond my self-imposed limitations. I have discovered my strengths and potential in areas that I had not been aware of. It was a worthy choice to study the MIM program at ESMT Berlin.”

Nelly Ogonda - Master’s in Management Alumna
Nelly Ogonda - Master’s in Management Alumna
Bar Schwarz

Bar Schwarz

Nationality: Israeli
Study background before ESMT: Software Engineering
Job position after graduation: Product Manager at Raisin Global in Berlin

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Funda Kirezci

Funda Kirezci

Nationality: Turkish
Study background before ESMT: Chemical Engineering
Job position after graduation: Merchandise Planning Assistant in Category Management at Zalando in Berlin

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Matida Ndlovu

Matida Ndlovu

Nationality: Zimbabwean
Study background before ESMT: Electrical Engineering & IT

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