I am a person, who really loves to experience new things and progress forward in life. I was a second year student at Universitas Gadjah Mada (UGM) in Yogyakarta, Indonesia and had the dream to study abroad and get a degree in Europe for my bachelor. I found out that UGM has a partnership with some of the best universities in the world for their double degree program. So, it really was a difficult choice, but finally I decided to pursue my second degree at Pforzheim University in Germany, what completely changed my life!
The first atmosphere I felt at the beginning of my life in Pforzheim was the diversity. I lived in student housing ("Studentenwohnheim") at Keplerstr. 75 and you will never find such diversity on any other place! I got the chance to meet some people with the brightest minds. I never stopped learning, even in the kitchen, while we cooked and shared our native dishes. I also connected with the people on personal basis every day, which really opened my mind to different opportunities, which we had been available out there. I am still in close contact with my best friends, which I could find during my time in Germany.
At university, I was taught by the best teachers from all over the world, while the teaching process was really interactive. There is no restriction if you want to tallk or discuss with the professors. In addition, we had the opportunity to work together in different teams with the smartest students from different continents! If you put your effort, you can even land some scholarships like the "Baden Württemberg Scholarship" and the Matching Funds.
Pforzheim University really understands how to balance fun and working hard at the same time. It is not just a place where you are allowed to learn a lot of things. On the other hand, a student committee arranged a lot of fun events, like travelling around Germany, international dinners or something else.
With the possibility of a residence permit - which you can get as a BIM Double Degree student - you are allowed to travel to all Schengen countries in Europe. Using part time jobs, scholarships and some travel tricks you even don't have to worry about the money. We never had a boring time in Pforzheim and I get to know people, who visited more than 10 countries!
After one year of study I had to find an internship for six months, which was quite challenging, but not impossible! Some friends from the MBA program in Pforzheim taught me in preparing my application files and getting through this process. They taught me, how to give good interviews, how to find the internship and even how to find a good flat during that time.
I finally started at Danone Waters DE, which is based in the area around the city of Frankfurt and offered me a lot of challenging tasks and complex problems, I could solve.