attended: University of the Sunshine Coast
It is no surprise that Arne easily
found work as a business consultant after he gained his second master’s
qualification in Australia. However, he says that it was not only a strong
academic record which helped him to win the position; his employer was impressed
with his overseas experience and fluent English.
“The HR person of my company
was in Australia studying as well so I had a good icebreaker at the beginning of
my job interview,” he said.
“The fact that I was overseas for ten months and
therefore speak English fluently was important.”
Arne describes his masters
program as being “of high quality.” The course coordinators were senior
lecturers who had worked in the industry for many years. All of the materials
and case studies were practically orientated and up-to-date.
With both German
and Australian master qualifications, Arne has experienced the two different
education systems. He values the Australian approach to learning.
beginning it was hard to keep up with the pace. When you get used to it, it is
the better system. You steadily learn your stuff and write several papers during
the semester. In Germany there is one big exam at the end, so you put all your
energy in that. But up to ten exams in two weeks gets you in trouble. There is
never enough time to learn all the stuff,” he said.
“If you really want to
remember what you have learned, the Australian way is the right one.”