Patrick
from Germany

About me

Hi everyone, my name is Patrick and I’m studying industrial engineering and economics at TU Darmstadt. Two main factors made me decide to come to TU Darmstadt: the excellent rankings and the personal recommendation of some TU Darmstadt alumni engineers that I know. I’m now nearing graduation and I’ve got to say I’m really happy to have had TU Darmstadt as a strong partner who’s supported me in my career planning. Maybe we’ll run into each other on campus or at one of the university clubs.

Patrick,
M.Sc. WI-MB (graduate)

In 2018 I founded the local section of the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) with a few other students from Darmstadt. ESN is a Europe-wide acting non-profit organisation with the aim to make the exchange in another country the best experience during your studies.

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Picture: Britta Hüning

Profile

Nationality:

German

Study programme:

M.Sc. Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – specialising in Mechanical Engineering (Graduate)

Prior education:

B.Sc. Business Administration/Industrial Engineering – specialising in Mechanical Engineering

Why I chose TU Darmstadt:

After completing my bachelor's degree, I spent a year abroad from where I began looking for a university for my masters. What convinced me about TU Darmstadt is, besides the good reputation of the TU (and quite good results in the CHE rankings), the location of the city in the Rhein-Main area.

What I like about Darmstadt:

In relation to the TU, there are many student-led groups in which you can get involved alongside your studies, both to develop yourself personally and to accompany other students on their way.

How I experienced the start of the Digital Semester:

from home :)

My best moment at TU Darmstadt:

Founding the Erasmus Student Network (ESN) Darmstadt! After I came back from my semester abroad where I had an amazing time (among other things because of ESN) I wanted to give something back and share my experiences. So in 2018, together with a couple of other students, we decided to found an ESN section. ESN is a Europe-wide acting non-profit organisation with the aim to make the exchange in another country the best experience during your studies.

What would I have told my younger self:

TAKE YOUR TIME! When I started my studies I thought I’d gain anything if I finish my studies in the standard study period – now that I am about to finish my masters degree I know: You don’t. My advice to my younger self would therefore be: Take your time, go abroad, spend more time volunteering, be active in student-led groups and have fun instead of just sitting in the library :)

My favourite book:

Uh.. I have a lot of books I like – depending on the genre my answer would be different so I’m just gonna throw one of them in here: “The Big Five For Life” by John Strelecky. If you are occasionally asking yourself what you really want to do with your time – and your life – I suggest to check it out.

Three words to describe my personality:

happy, open minded & curious

How I balance my job and my studies:

Just be honest with yourself! You do have enough time if you set your priorities right.

My favourite motto:

„If you can dream it, you can do it!”