Ms Rybak opted for the classic carer in a major company of the region (DP DHL). The choice of her area of studies had payed off for her. First she worked as Chief of Staff for the division DHL Express in Brussels where she was responsible for the organisation of the IT. Since 2011 she is head of the IT Performance Management in Bonn and in charge of the development of scorecards for monitoring progress, process optimisation and Europe-wide communication.
We asked Ms Rybak about her today’s view on her studies at the Bonn-Rhein-Sieg University of Applied Sciences.
How do you look back on your time at the university from today’s perspective?
I still value the good education in small groups and I am glad that I had the the opportunity of studying abroad. This was an important step for me in the direction of multinational management; it provided me with the necessary tools.
What piece of advice woul you give our current students (especially the female students) for the planning of their studies and for their future career?
You can’t plan everything. Hence it is all the more important to rely on one’s intuition and feeling. Opportunities often come up without having been seen by you before.
Pracitical experience, capacity for teamwork and personality are often more important at the beginning than miscellaneous certificates. I would like to encourage students to go their way and to rely on their own competences and capabilities.