Alumni Experiences & Careers
"I joined Carl Benz School (CBS) after completing my International Baccalaureate (IB) in Paris, in 2010. With the desire to remain in Europe and the admiration for German engineering, I was thrilled to pursue my bachelor’s degree in CBS under the auspices of Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), one of the most reputed technical universities in Europe. I am currently working as a project manager in sales at Festo AG&Co.KG, a market leader in pneumatic automation.
The foundation for my career in product development was laid during my bachelor’s degree at CBS, where I gained valuable technical experience in product development with not only corporate companies such as Hilti AG, a global power-tool manufacturer but also startups such as Inreal Technologies GmbH, an innovative virtual reality solutions provider. Apart from excellent technical knowledge, CBS enabled me to grow personally by providing the opportunity to join numerous student organizations such as PionierGarage and Student Association of International Department (SAID). I strongly believe that CBS has provided me with the right foundation and network to achieve my goal of building a sustainable business of my own, driven by technology, to tackle social challenges."
"I was looking for mechanical engineering programs in general in the last year of high school since my intention was to work in the automotive industry. Since Germany is well known for its precision and quality in engineering particularly in the automotive industry, this program caught my attention. After researching a bit more, I also figured KIT is one of the top universities in Germany. Eventually, since CBS program was offering mechanical engineering in English at KIT, I decided to study at this program.
The highlights for me were the student housing and classes mostly less than 30 people. It’s really hard to find a flat in Karlsruhe, it was really convenient have this offer. On the other hand, classes with few people allowed ability to ask questions to the lecturer and also increased level of interaction."
"The lectures offered at CBS were held by the same professors as the German-taught students. However, with smaller classrooms, we were able to have closer interactions with our lecturers. The quality of the lectures and workshops were superb, the facilities exceptional. As expected from an engineering school, we learned to think analytically and were thought to take at things from different perspectives.
As a result of the smooth integration to the German society and to the engineering world, my work during my internship at DLR (The German Aerospace Center) drew attention of my supervisors. I was invited to work on my final thesis at DLR, which gave me further insight into the research world. I worked enthusiastically on my thesis about carbon fiber matrix composites which is a top research subject nowadays. This enthusiasm and the great fit supported by CBS, helped me to an excellent thesis result and graduation mark. Upon completion of my Bachelor’s degree, I am planning to continue my education in an area related to material science, while continuing my work at DLR. I am very grateful to CBS for giving me this support and excellent education which will carry me into the future."