Katarina D.

Duales Studium Betriebswirtschaftslehre (BWL) Handel im 2. Ausbildungsjahr

1/3 already gone!

Hey everyone, one whole year is already gone! I have just left two semesters behind me and can’t really fandom how the time flies.

  • So, let me start the tales… Sometime before starting the second semester all I heard about it were horror stories. That was THE semester, which filled the hearts of many students with fear. A lot of classes, as much exams and not that much time.  

    Well, I gotta say, it wasn’t so bad at all. Remembering a lot of stuff from the first semester I found it to be a lot easier to understand the classes and be able to actively participate. It was a lot more interesting and easier to learn. Subjects like tatistics, Law and Controlling brought a lot of praxis examples with them. All in all, it was fun to listen to the professors talking about it.

    A new thing that was intriguing was the option to do the ADA Certificate.  This enables and allows to train apprentices  in a lot of firms in your profession. One is more attractive for potential firms, and has more alternatives on the job market. Psychology of learning and development of young people is a big part of ADA. As a trainer of apprentices or trainees, one is automatically more than just one role in a company. One is a teacher, a coach, a boss, a medium between the Big Boss and the trainee…. One has to be able to synchronize all of these roles and maintain a good relationship with the trainee. That alone is a huge responsibility and a challenge, but it is definitely worthy.

    Another important factor in the second semester was that I leant constantly. That was immensely important because I got sick a week before the exams. For a brief period of time I also had to be hospitalized, which kinda got in the way of me studying. Even though a few factors bet against me in this exam phase, I made it anyway and am happy with the results.

    A new semester is starting in a few days… With the end of the third semester comes also the end of one half of my University time. Crazy, right?

    Anyway, looking forward to new challenges and adventures.

    And wondering what is waiting for me…

    There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.  (Colin Powell)