Experience

Beyond Theory

Experience

What's it all good for, if you can't apply it?!

My one grudge with the education system is, it doesn't care too much about experience. And yet, this is where all comes to life. Whenever a chance presented itself, I urged myself to get into it. So,...training recruits on life firearms? Did that! Traveling through Central-Europe to finish off logistic jobs? Jipp! Going on a research trip to India? Done! Facilitating a class? Did that too - many! Doing volunteer work in Ireland? Thank you, my Sister! Figuring out how to create a business-facing website? Also done! What can I say? In general: I love busy mondays at the Institute, when everything is humming like a beehive and there's stuff to do people care about.

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Student Research Assistant

Münster University

Key Responsibilities

  • Preparing lectures, seminars, conferences, presentations for internal and external events
  • Literature and media administration including research, acquisition, circulation and maintenance
  • Cataloguing and digital archiving
  • Exam supervision
  • General research
  • Close collaboration with partners, guest lecturers and scientists from around the world

Key achievements

  • Set up a journal series as a publication platform for outstanding graduate theses
  • Stand-in for the administration of third-party/external funding
  • Assistant editor for manuscript work for book publications featuring dozens of authors and chapters
  • Layout/graphic design for lectures, summer schools, pilot studies and corporate design
  • Launch preparations for a new master's programme

Trier University

Key Responsibilities

  • Literature and media administration
  • Equipment acquisition and its work place integration
  • Seminar teaching/training for undergraduate students (50) and staff (10)
  • General research

Key achievements

  • Hired due to excellent student performance, organizational and technical expertise
  • Full process planning, budgeting, preparation and execution of a month-long research field trip to India for a team of 11 covering multiple states and cities
  • After successful graduation extension via special-order contract
  • Full process DVD production for a 30 minute–long video documentary

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Website Developer

Built and maintained a website for a professional purpose from scratch on a content management system (CMS), including:

  • template coding in HTML, CSS and a little Javascript and PHP,
  • layout and graphic design
  • tailored to a subscription based business model with a 300+ subscriber base
  • including general product presentation,
  • product campaigns,
  • e-mail campaigns,
  • product recommendations based on query,
  • web shop,
  • member area with privilege and profile management,
  • database migration,
  • social media integration,
  • captcha secured contact forms,
  • HTTPS/SSL certificate implementation,
  • covering legal compliance,
  • disclaimer notice and
  • backups for emergency rollbacks and
  • testing facilities.

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Video Producer

This one started out as an extension to the field research trip to india, about which you can read more here. The goal was to give insight into the first steps anthropology undergraduates undertake when they make first contact with the field and do not yet know what to expect. The documentary covers the entire thought-process from:

  • planning,
  • researching,
  • managing expectations and concerns,
  • traveling to the field,
  • making contact,
  • conducting field research,
  • overcoming unexpected challenges,
  • finishing up and leaving the field to finally
  • going through the post processing.

On the technical side the product was finalized with:

  • 30 minute long content
  • recording studio voice over
  • Subtitles
  • DVD format
  • Cover
  • Label
  • Menue
  • Chapter division
  • small scale production volume

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Scientific Trainee

Key Achievements

Collaborative research project between the seminar for european anthropology of münster university and the media department of the landschaftsverband westfalen-lippe (LWL). Subject was the evolution and usage of private photo- and videography in the 20th century. The project was finalized with a public event presenting all the results.

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Assistant Drill Instructor

Key Responsibilities

  • Service and maintenance for platoon's equipment and appliances
  • Composition and preparation for the entire drill and training of a platoon (50+ soldiers) and a company (200+ soldiers), including multi-day combat training on multiple training grounds
  • Training recruits on live firearms
  • Carrying out administration for personnel management on the level of a platoon (50+ soldiers)

Key Achievements

  • Due to extraordinary performance integrated into the team of instructors
  • Platoon's treasurer
  • Multiple honorable mentions
  • Recommendation for the career as an officer

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Event Logistician

Key Responsibilities

  • Logistical coordination of small and large-scale events with local, national and global players
  • Dealing with diverse groups and individuals on practically every deployment
  • Acting as the key point of contact for client’s logistical event requirements
  • Collaborating with other logistics coordinators aligning knowledge, resources and efforts including, but not limited to catering, housekeeping, scheduling services, IT, security, parking services
  • Working flexible hours meeting client needs during events which take place outside regular Monday-Friday business hours (nights, multi-day stays, weekends)
  • Adhering to multiple time- and deadlines
  • Working through challenges with various partners and service providers trouble shooting and resolving arising issues
  • Managing high pressure situations and last minute changes

Key Achievements

  • Promotion to team manager
  • Created lasting professional relationships with longstanding business partners

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