Former students present themselves

Our Alumni alumni share their career paths and explain in way they benefit from their studies at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg in their current working environment.

Martin Thienel

Career:

  • 2010: successful completion of the M.Sc. Empirical Economics and Policy Advice
  • 2010: internship at Daimler in Möhringen, Stuttgart (Global Compliance Communications Unit)
  • 2011: career entry in the field of business consultancy with a focus on operational consulting in the finance industry
  • since 2013: specialisation in Compliance and Process Management

Statement on the Master's Program:

"Halle (Saale) and especially the Master‘s program EEP provided me with an excellent stud environment. Today I give advice to major banks in Germany in the fields of Compliance and Process Management, among others. The skills and the knowledge obtained during my studies build the foundation of my present job."

Dr. Annette Illy

Career:

  • 2009: successful completion of the M.Sc. Empirical Economics and Policy Advice
  • 2009 - 2014: research associate at the Chair of Econometrics at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg and completing the doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.)
  • since 2014: adviser at the State Statistical Office Rheinland-Pfalz, department "National Accounts, Labour Market"

Statement on the Master's Program:

"Through the sound methodical education and the project work, the study course prepared me very well for my doctorate as well as for my current professional tasks at the State Statistical Office."

Dr. Claus Michelsen

Career:

  • research associate at the Halle Institute for Economic Research (IWH)
  • 2013: defence of the dissertation at Martin-Luther University Halle-Wittenberg
  • since 2013: research associate atThe German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin) 

Statement on the Master's Program:

"The study program EEP formed the basis for my successful doctoarate. Particularly the methodical content of the Master are of crucial importance in the range of scientific policy advice."

Lukas Schreier

Career:

  • 2004 - 2008: Bachelor Philosophy and Economics, University Bayreuth
  • 2008 - 2010: Master Empirical Economics and Policy Advice
  • 2014 - 2014: research associate at the Chair of Econometrics at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
  • since 2014: adviser for demography and sustainability, Ostdeutscher Sparkassenverband,  Berlin
 

Statement on the Master's Program:

 "After my philosophical studies, I was keen on learning empirical methods in order to be able to test hypotheses empirically.
 
Digitalization and Big Data are key issues of the future and an understanding of figures, databases and interrelations will become core requirements for a successful career in almost all industries.
 
In the “Ostdeutschen Sparkassenverband“, I now advice savings banks in the areas of demography and sustainability and I work on exciting and implementation-oriented projects at the interface between politics, economy and science – exactly what I always wanted to.”