Mr. Geist, how did you end up at Heraeus?
It all started with my bachelor’s degree project. My professor of Data Warehousing sent us an email with bachelor’s project opportunities. I noticed the Heraeus proposal, which sounded interesting. After a telephone conversation with the Head of the Business Intelligence Competence Center everything was settled, and the official application was just a formality. It was all very unbureaucratic, which I thought was very cool.
What was your daily routine like during your bachelor’s degree project?
In my last semester I had a three-month period of practical work. During that time I worked here at Heraeus, getting to know the working processes and writing my bachelor’s degree project report. My team always supported me when I had questions. My supervisor, Mr. Kluin, was even one of the individuals responsible for evaluating my dissertation.
What is the advantage of working on your dissertation at a company like Heraeus?
I have made lots of great contacts! After I completed my bachelor’s degree my team offered me a work-study position, allowing me to continue my relationship with the company and learn even more. As a graduate in Industrial Information Technology, you need practical experience, and you can only get that in the working world. My master’s dissertation is the next task. I will be writing it at a company providing services for Heraeus.