I graduated from ASERI in International Relations in 2017 after finishing an internship at the Economic Department of the German Embassy in Washington D.C.. My favorite part about the Master´s at ASERI was the multi-faceted approach to international relations. Global politics, law, social studies and international economic relations all started to make sense when looking at it from various different perspectives and angles-which is what we did throughout the Master. By understanding the international community and how all stakeholders are connected more and more, I couldn´t stop to wonder how the inequalities that exist in this world can be minimized and how I could contribute to that.
I now am a Junior Project Manager at Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, the German development agency, in a project on cooperation with the private sector, working on realizing the Agenda 2030. I get to be part of solving challenges in development cooperation in emerging and developing economies and work with people from all around the world. ASERI made me realize that this is exactly what I want to do and I am more than thankful that the program prepared me for it. It taught me how to work with people from different backgrounds and provided a contextual basis that guides me through my day-to-day work.
Cora Bay, Junior Project Manager, GIZ, MIR 2016-2017, Germany