Alumni mentors

  • “This is where I learned to think big”

    Mathematician Rebecca Bürkle

    “This is where I learned to think big”

  • “This is meaningful living at its best!”

    Mentor Karl Fordemann

    “This is meaningful living at its best!”

    After more than twenty years as its Managing Director, TUM Alumni Karl Fordemann decided to leave the family brewery. Today, he is managing an academy for self-development. A decision that has not been easy for him. What he has learned from this experience, he is now passing on to his mentees.

  • “I wanted to give back to TUM”

    Mentor Viktoria Leonhard

    “I wanted to give back to TUM”

    TUM Alumna Viktoria Leonhard never misses out on opportunities for further education and is always on the lookout for new projects. She has twice volunteered her experience as a TUM Mentor. Most recently, she started the Alumni Group Stuttgart. And she does all this alongside her management position at Allianz.

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • “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.

  • „We each hold the future in our hands“

    Alumni Donors Evelyn Albrecht-Goepfert and Arnd Albrecht

    „We each hold the future in our hands“

    Evelyn Albrecht-Goepfert and Arnd Albrecht met at Campus Garching during their studies. For them, TUM is the cornerstone of their extraordinary professional success. Here they both learnt to consistently put their visions into action.

  • “We are challenging each other”

    Mentoring Tandem Dominik von Au and Moritz Kagerer

    “We are challenging each other”

    If TUM Alumni Dominik von Au and his mentee Moritz Kagerer were race drivers, they would most certainly be at the front of the field. The determination they both have with regard to their careers is remarkable. In their mentoring partnership this is mutually beneficial.

  • “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained”

    Mentoring Tandem Thomas Briegel and Paul Kaiser

    “Nothing Ventured, Nothing Gained”

    Mentor and TUM Alumni Thomas Briegel and student and mentee Paul Kaiser are both bursting with energy and willingness to take risks. Both successfully run their own companies. In the mentorship they talk shop on equal terms.

  • “As a data scientist, I can realize my full potential.”

    Data Scientist Laura-Luisa Velikonja

    “As a data scientist, I can realize my full potential.”

  • “I am saving buildings and people”

    Architect Katrin Kredel

    “I am saving buildings and people”

    In her studies TUM Alumna Katrin Kredel learnt how important professional teamwork and friendliness at the workplace are. Today, these competencies are the central formula for success for the freelance consultant and TUM mentor.

  • “If you want to start a business, do it with a purpose!”

    Start-up professional Dr. Tina Ruseva

    “If you want to start a business, do it with a purpose!”

    Dr. Tina Ruseva always wanted to set up her own company, to be the one who “does stuff” and not just “consumes”. After spending several years in the start-up world, she says it’s not about doing things right, but doing the right thing.

  • “TUM is characterised by a culture of support”

    Entrepreneur Catharina van Delden

    “TUM is characterised by a culture of support”

    TUM Alumna Catharina van Delden has founded a company that today is one of the leading providers of software for Agile Innovation. At TUM, she has gained confidence in her abilities.

  • “We just never stopped”

    Mentoring Tandem Daniela Krahmer and Tatjana Diebold

    “We just never stopped”

    TUM student Tatjana Diebold was a bit nervous to meet her mentor for the first time. But there was chemistry between them right from the start. They have been meeting to discuss both professional and private matters for over five years.

  • “I draw the best from different cultures”

    Top Manager Elisabetta Castiglioni

    “I draw the best from different cultures”

  • “Continuous learning will always be in demand”

    Mechanical Engineer Claus von Heydebreck

    “Continuous learning will always be in demand”

    After completing his studies at TUM, Claus von Heydebreck worked successfully for major international corporations. Today, the top manager teaches his TUM Mentees the key skills required for this, working from Brazil.

  • „Life is too short for compromises“

    Business Coach Corinna Schulmeister

    „Life is too short for compromises“

    TUM alumna Corinna Schulmeister had a secure and well-paid job working in business. But she wasn’t happy, so she quit. Today she works as a coach and trainer, encouraging people to live their dreams.

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