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October 11, 2014
Direction shift but still Forward
is there actually a word to describe the first sip of hot tea after four hours of sleep?
When we finished our bachelors (Int. Finance) in 2012 many of my fellow students automatically ran into the finance sector. Some ended up as trainees at Deutsche Börse and others became junior analysts at the BaFin (Federal Financial Supervisory Authority). Because of the down-sizing of investment banking after 2008 only three colleagues actually got full-time jobs at banks.
I was the only person who chose to go into Sales. I had done a three months internship at Deutsche Bank and seen the life and work of the analysts and associates. My summary was that all they did all day was "pushing numbers". Minimal human interaction, low international opportunities and a work day of 11 hours on average.
During my two years in trading and sales I travelled to 12 countries and worked with over 50 clients. It was quite hard some times but enjoyable to see your work materializing and having the opportunity to try new business models and products fascinated me.
At the moment I think the best way for me to bring changes and having a real-world business lab is through advisory and consultancy. The challange of the practical new through an idea in your head is my driving force for this year.
I want to make an impact.
PS: Here is a video I though you guys would like to see.