From studies to the Bundesliga
Katharina has studied Sport & Event Management in Iserlohn. "I have been guided by the experiences I gained in my internship. I noticed early on there that I wanted to work at a soccer club and that working in this club structure was really good fun for me. Of course all of the lectures helped me to find out my strengths and weaknesses as well as figure out what I really wanted to in the future and what I wanted to focus on. Many presentations on the topic of soccer held above and beyond the lectures were always extremely helpful and reinforced my career choice.
My mandatory internship which I was able to do at the events agency had a particularly strong impact. I was employed there as a freelance project manager after my internship and was able to gain professional experience while studying. Projects included organizing events for BVB (Borussia Dortmund soccer club) (season opener, employee party, etc.). This way I was also able to gain first experiences with events related to a soccer club.
I cannot neglect to mention the semester abroad. I was in San Diego and that was a very wonderful and eventful time, both in terms of the study and the country as a whole. During that time I was of course able to improve my English further and make contacts. We were able to do a practical project during that semester as well, and that once again gave me new perspectives on working abroad. I would do that again given the opportunity and I am still very thankful that the semester abroad was mandatory for us and we were supported so well by the host university as well as our alma mater."