If you were asked to highlight one thing that you have learnt during your time at the Hertie School what would it be and why?
There is much we know, but more still to learn.
How has your professional network across the public, private and/or civil society sectors expanded during your time at the Hertie School?
The great thing about the course is that it not only offers an opportunity to meet people from other authorities, organizations and sectors from different countries, it helps to build up real alliances and friendships with these people. Many of our paths are sure to cross as our careers develop, and the foundation provided by the school provides a real advantage in this regard.
The greatest benefit I derived from the EMPM was the frank discussions with peers and professors on general theories, latest insights and personal opinions relating to the interface of administration, private sector and civil society. Far from encouraging you to view the world from the famed ivory tower of academia, the EMPM helps to critically assess not just the prevailing theories, but also your own work environment. The time spent reflecting and discussing theories helped to put the working environment into a much clearer context.