“Have you ever thought about social responsibility, maybe engaging in something the government cannot achieve?” This question is the reason why Martinez came to H-BRS for two years to pursue his master degree. He is convinced that the valuable knowledge he received during his studies at H-BRS, gave him the foundation to overcome challenges during his current professional career. Studying at H-BRS gave him insights on how to compile a profitable business plan that helps developing Corporate Social Responsibility within different companies. At the moment, Martinez works together with companies and NGO’s and he creates fundraising strategies, strategic planning, SWOT analysis, business management, marketing design and makes sure to involve all stakeholders.
During his studies, bilingual Martinez was very active and involved. He created an own alumni network for his semester and hence built a frame for constant exchange of feedback between the professors of this newly established master programme and its students. Former classmates describe him as extremely organised, reliable and praise his computer literacy and excellent communication skills.
During the workshops at the first International Alumni Conference in September 2015*, Martinez was able to discuss and reflect on his professional goals as a consultant: “My participation in such an event resulted in a boost to the performance indicators I have foreseen for the first semester of operations.” Furthermore, the CSR & NGO specialist was very much looking forward to meeting professors and seeing his former class mates again.
*The Alumni Conference was sponsored by the DAAD with funds of the German Federal Foreign Office and by Gesellschaft der Förderer der Hochschule Bonn- Rhein-Sieg.
By Marion Ender