"It’s important to stick to your life plan. But it’s more important to have the courage to attempt new things when you realize that your plan was wrong."
With Gerresheimer since: 2011
When I graduated from high school I took a degree in biology and was intending to do a PhD. But when I was admitted to a PhD program I decided to change my plan. I applied for a job that Gerresheimer had advertised and started work at Gerresheimer Bünde straight after graduating with my master degree.
The job in the Validation Department interested me because it involved research work and statistics, two areas that I had been particularly involved in at university.
The decision not to do the PhD was the right one. In my present position, my abilities and opinions are taken seriously and I can make my own decisions in my work and contribute to team decisions.
When I started the job in July 2011 I had a mentor who helped me to acclimatize to working life. I gradually carved out my own sphere of responsibility. As a result, I learned very quickly how to integrate myself in the Gerresheimer world.
My first contact with customers was a very special experience for me at Gerresheimer. When you’re at university you never come into contact with people outside the university, you always have to go through the lecturers. The fact that I am now a customer contact encourages me to stick to my new plan.