150 Alumni Stories

  • “I want to develop solutions with people”

    Consultant and Mentor Kai-Olaf Dammenhain

    “I want to develop solutions with people”

  • “Money is not an end in itself”

    Financial planner Tatjana Rosendorfer

    “Money is not an end in itself”

    She solves precarious debt situations and plans efficient asset growth. TUM alumna Tatjana Rosendorfer's life revolves around money. She encourages women to break out of old role patterns and take charge of securing their own future.

  • “We are a space taxi service”

    Entrepreneur Daniel Metzler

    “We are a space taxi service”

    TUM Alumni Daniel Metzler is making space more accessible. He has developed a small rocket that allows small satellites to be transported into orbit at low cost.

  • “I didn’t want a secret curiosity shop“

    Microbiologist Karl-Otto Stetter

    “I didn’t want a secret curiosity shop“

    Karl-Otto Stetter is recognized as a pioneer in the study of primeval life. His unabated desire to explore led him to the most remote regions in the world. Whether it is about rare and novel microbes or exotic orchids, the TUM Alumni is always sharing his findings with the world.

  • “We knew that we had a solution that was way ahead of the market”

    Entrepreneur Tobias Knaup

    “We knew that we had a solution that was way ahead of the market”

    Even as a teenager, TUM Alumni Tobias Knaup was already programming websites and internet services. After finishing his studies, he started up his own business in Silicon Valley. Its cutting-edge technology and corporate culture is leaving the competition in the dust.

  • “We are automating Artificial Intelligence!”

    Entrepreneur Adam Probst

    “We are automating Artificial Intelligence!”

    TUM Alumni Adam Probst wants to take the possibilities of Artificial Intelligence to the next level. To this end, he developed a tool that helps companies utilize Artificial Intelligence even more efficiently.

  • “I love simple solutions”

    Manager for Digitalization Katsiaryna Apalkova

    “I love simple solutions”

    TUM Alumna Katsiaryna Apalkova is supporting companies in their efforts to become competitive for the future. Alongside digital solutions, corporate culture also plays a decisive role in this transformation process.

  • “An outside perspective is incredibly helpful”

    Mentoring Tandem Nora Els and Friederike Ott

    “An outside perspective is incredibly helpful”

    After her maternity leave, TUM Alumni Nora Els was looking for support for her return to work. In TUM Alumni Friederike Ott, she not only found her perfect mentor, but through her assistance she also found a new job.

  • “True strength lies within ourselves“

    Member of the Executive Board Sabrina von Nessen

    “True strength lies within ourselves“

    TUM Alumna Sabrina von Nessen is a dedicated executive with 20 years of professional experience in the Finance and IT industry. In her lectures she stresses the importance of emotional intelligence and female empowerment.

  • “You just have to give it a go”

    Sport Psychologist Vanessa Wergin

    “You just have to give it a go”

  • “I want to understand how our brains work”

    TUM Professor Ilona C. Grunwald Kadow

    “I want to understand how our brains work”

    In her role as TUM Professor of Neurobiology, Ilona Grunwald Kadow researches the brains of fruit flies. Her interest is not limited to the evolution of neural circuits. She also wants to change the conditions for women in higher education.

  • “I was able to decide for myself what I wanted to do”

    Computer Scientist Lachana Hada

    “I was able to decide for myself what I wanted to do”

    In Germany, TUM Alumna Lachana Hada is a software engineer in a start-up. In Nepal she teaches women how to programme. In both countries she wants to prove that gender has nothing to do with what you can and cannot do.

  • “At TUM I was able to learn and grow”

    Coach Valentina Luspai

    “At TUM I was able to learn and grow”

    TUM Alumna Valentina Luspai is inquisitive - about herself, about life and about people. As a coach she fully lives out her passion and her strengths. And she wants to encourage other people to do the same.

  • “Deep down in my heart, I am a scientist”

    Entrepreneur Robin Sommer

    “Deep down in my heart, I am a scientist”

    Computers and informatics have been fascinating TUM Alumni Robin Sommer since he was a teenager. Today he is the co-founder of a highly successful software company that helps to uncover security vulnerabilities and prevent hacker attacks.

  • “We want to solve one of the biggest environmental problems”

    Entrepreneur Eleonore Eisath

    “We want to solve one of the biggest environmental problems”

  • “In the future, learning will be virtual”

    Mentoring-Tandem Andreas Talg and Ángela Párraga

    “In the future, learning will be virtual”

    Mentee Ángela Párraga not only worked on her career planning and curriculum vitae with TUM Alumni Andreas Talg. In cooperation with the expert, she also drove forward the virtual learning offers of an international corporation.

  • “I have an enormous creative drive”

    Eco-Architect Christina Risinger

    “I have an enormous creative drive”

    In her job, as a volunteer or in politics - TUM Alumna Christina Risinger is a woman who puts her convictions into practice. As a student at TUM she realised that her interest in architecture and environmental protection could go hand in hand.

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