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Today we are pleased to introduce you to another interesting person from our team. We couldn't hide her from you any longer. Drum roll, please... Klara!!
Klara studied psychology in Aachen and recently finished her master's degree at the University of Münster. At edyoucated, she is part of our content team since the beginning of 2021. Find out what her ultimate learning tip is and why she decided to stay in Münster a little longer. Enjoy reading!
Hi Klara, it's nice to finally have you here. 🙂 But first of all, please introduce yourself - we are curious. What makes 'Klara' so special?
Hey, thanks for having me! I'm Klara, 25 years old and originally from Aachen. After my bachelor's degree in psychology, I moved to beautiful Münster to continue with a master's degree here. I have been a part of edyoucated since the beginning of the year and joined full-time as content lead after finishing my studies. 👩🏽🎓
I generally love being outside in nature, going hiking, cycling, or on a walk ☀️ In the photo, you can see me enjoying the view of the famous "Trolltunga" during my exchange semester in Norway (joining the group of Norway-lovers on the team 🇳🇴 ). Other than that, having some coffee or good food together with friends is what usually makes me most happy (although that really doesn't make me special, I guess most people would agree 😄). What else might be interesting to know? Even though I love being outside, I'm not really a "summer person". When at the lake or canal with friends, I'm usually the first one to move to the shade, as I don't really enjoy the bright summer sun. While I know a lot of people wish for eternal summer, I'm always looking forward to whatever the next season is.
What an amazing view! 😮 Our Norway lovers will be delighted when they see this. 🇳🇴 But now, please tell us what your road to edyoucated did look like. You've been here a little longer, right? 🙂
Well, I originally never really saw myself at a start-up, and had also planned to move to a different city after graduating - but here we are. 🤷🏻♀️ I first got to know edyoucated as a learner, when taking part in a coding boot camp at the non-profit organization TechLabs. I thought the concept of the platform was really interesting, so I decided to apply as a working student. Even though my start was still in the middle of the Covid lockdown, I felt like part of the team really quickly and fell in love with the fast growth, change, and inspiring atmosphere here.
I just took on a new role recently, leading the content team here at edyoucated. This means that I'm responsible for the learning content we offer on our online platform. Part of my job is to research and determine future learning needs and challenges in collaboration with other company teams and provide the best possible digital content to our learners. I also coordinate the initiatives within the team and try to improve our workflows and processes. We are growing quite fast, so there are always new challenges coming up.
Sounds cool! Congratulations, Klara 🥳 If I remember correctly, colleagues describe you as very determined and eager to learn, not only at work but also at uni. What are your individual learning preferences? Do you have some learning habits?
Haha oh, I'm not sure that's how you want to be characterized by your colleagues 🤓 But yes, of course, I love learning new things! My favorite way to learn is through exchange with other people. I could spend hours learning about other views and opinions or discussing interesting topics. My worst nightmare on the other hand is being stuck at home studying alone all day. When I'm forced to learn on my own (like when preparing for an exam) I still love to have other people around me, so you'd either find me at the university library or occasionally at a café. ☕
I can absolutely relate to that! Learning should indeed be social. Looking back, what would you say did you learn from working at edyoucated over the last three quarters of the year? 🙂
Aside from the general process of how a start-up is run (I never worked at a start-up before), my biggest takeaway is probably how to think big and not get lost in details along the way. I can be a bit of a perfectionist, so learning in which situations to be precise, and when "done is better than perfect" is really important for me. I feel like my learning curve is still growing a lot every day, which is one of the reasons I decided to stay here at edyoucated after finishing my studies! 📈
What a great learning. I love that! 😍 I think our time is almost up, but we can still have one more question: What is your secret passion or your favorite hobby? 😊
It's not really a secret, but I love everything design-related. Beautiful architecture, art at a museum, or a well-designed website makes me equally happy. 💛 When traveling, I tend to annoy my travel partners by enthusiastically pointing out a beautiful house at least every 5 minutes!
Haha, what a shame that your friends do not share your passion 😄 And that's it. We are done. Thank you, Klara, for your time and your exciting insights 🙂
Any time! 🙂
If you would like to become part of our team or if you are also a Norway-lover, check out our open positions! 🚀
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