Katja Thielemann

Katja Thielemann

Katja Thielemann received her Master's degree in General Management from Zeppelin University and now works as a Senior Consultant HCM / SuccessFactors. In her role, she supports various organisations in the implementation of the SAP SuccessFactors talent modules.

How did the degree prepare her for her current job?

"During my time at ZU, I learned how to engage with new topics and approach challenges with confidence and structure. The numerous presentations and papers prepared me very well to speak in front of others and present facts. Be it to present a status report (still ridiculed during my studies) or when moderating a workshop."

When I think back to my time at ZU...

"... I think on the one hand of lectures with a view to the practical relevance of the theories presented, committed lecturers and fellow students, a great campus by the lake, and many exciting discussions. But on the other hand, of course, also of student life (somewhat too short thanks to a semester abroad) with flat-sharing evenings, morning swims in Lake Constance, and many great events, as I could not have imagined better."

What excites me most about my current job?

"What I like about my job is that I face challenges with every project, learn new things and continuously develop myself. It's fun to get involved with different people, issues, and places and to accompany clients in their change processes."

Review: What benefits did ZU offer that can't be found at other universities?

"In terms of teaching, the lecturers managed to present fields of application despite high scientific standards and to convey the subject matter memorably through this practical relevance. At no time did I have the impression that they were teaching 'out of the box.
The greatest advantage of ZU, however, is the students, because they make ZU something special. During my time at the lake, I hardly met anyone who I didn't find to be engaged, reflective, and open. This was especially noticeable during group work, where rarely did anyone try to avoid work or get out of the way, instead they worked together to try to achieve the best possible result, even if that meant extra effort or longer work."

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