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Graduate MSc Global Logistics and SCM
My name is Ruben, and I’m studying at KLU for the period 2015-2017. I did my bachelor in Management and International Business in Mexico, during this time, I decided that I wanted to keep enhancing my abilities and knowledge in my areas of interest, but a good way I could reach this would be by gaining work experience in the field, so I was working for about 3 years in a local company in the logistics and purchasing sector. After this time, I thought it was already my time to keep going on the academic sector, so I decided to look for a master degree abroad.
Why I wanted to study in Germany:
The increasing quality level and economical influence that Germany has among the European countries, is something that I’ve been following up since I was doing my bachelor. I wanted to learn not just their culture and life style, but also the academic and labor environment which makes Germany such an attractive country to live in.
Why I wanted to study at KLU:
I found very interesting the location of the University, right in the Harbor were most logistic activities take place in one of the most important ports in the world. After I started to make a research about the programs that it offers, the international environment and also the fact that it was in English, I found it as an excellent option to develop myself and at the same time with people from all over the world.
This is what Ruben is up to:
Since I finished High School, I got the opportunity to travel abroad thanks to an exchange year in Switzerland. From there, my hobbies and my passion has become to travel, get to see new places and get involved with different cultures, implying learning languages, meet new people and try food from all over the world.
I’ve always been a very active person, so during High School I used to practice athletics and I’ve tried different sports such as biking, yoga, ping pong and some contact sports such as judo or kick boxing. I also like to dance and hang out with friends in parties.
During my chilling time I like to read books, make drawings, watch movies and go for walks. I’m also up to learn new languages and keep learning new things.
These are the subjects which Ruben can also help you on:
- Questions related to the KLU
- Accomodation in Hamburg
- Tips to extend your visa (in case your nationality is not from the European Union)
- Life and Tourism in Hamburg
Ruben’s tips for Hamburg:
I found Hamburg as one of the most beautiful and an active cities in Europe. There is always something going on here and it is also a very international city. I would recommend checking in the different guide web pages, of the activities, night life and touristic places you can get to visit, as there are a lot of options. Also to look for accommodation in advance, as it usually takes some time to find a place that is not very far from the city.
What is one piece of advice Ruben would give to a prospective student interested in KLU?
Come with an open mind, without prejudges, international and global environments imply sometimes to have different points of view, but that’s the outcome, to be open enough to learn the best from the different cultures and to gain something good from every experience. If you ever have any doubts or questions, look for support to the staff at the KLU or any other student, it’s a friendly atmosphere.
What Ruben hopes to do after graduation:
I would love to start working in a company in the supply chain management area, adding value to my work, and why not, maybe start my own business.
What Ruben likes the most about KLU:
The accessibility, the facilities, the international atmosphere and the location in a very nice area of the city.
Ruben can answer your questions in the following languages:
English, German or Spanish