Hi, my name is Marvin. I’m 28 years old and I am from Berlin, Germany. I did my bachelor's in Mechanical Engineering at TU Berlin and spent two semesters at the École Polytechnique de Montréal, Canada. One reason I joined the EIT Digital Master School was to get a great education from different places in Europe. My entry year was in Trento, Italy, and my exit year at EURECOM in Southern France. I love creating things from scratch and building solutions for problems I care about. I think it’s fun to work on projects and solve problems, especially related to IT and IoT. I speak German, French and English.
Why did you choose the EIT Digital Master School?
I saw a lack of entrepreneurial education and state of the art technologies in many master's programmes. The EIT Digital Master School doesn’t just offer new technologies, it provides an entrepreneurial foundation, and also equips you with an amazing network and ecosystem.
What do you like most about your academic curriculum?
I like having the opportunity to pick and choose from lots of good classes. That way I can decide if I want to focus more on artificial intelligence, communication or other fields that are important to autonomous systems.
Was it easy to move to your entry/exit universities?
It wasn’t easy, nor was it hard. I think if you are willing to move to different countries and widen your cultural, professional and academic horizons, the benefits greatly outweigh the challenges.
What is the greatest lesson this academic journey has taught you?
Go for it! If you have a dream, you should go for it. Don’t let people talk you down or create fear and doubt.
Working with people from different countries has taught me that my way of thinking is not always the best when it comes to a globalised economy.
Do you consider yourself a digital innovator?
Yes, definitely. I constantly think about different technologies and ways I can use them to create new products.
Which advice would you give to future students to be successful and make the best of this EIT Digital experience?
Be open minded. Know what you want and where you want to go. Use all the tools EIT Digital gives you, because with EIT Digital, you have all the support you need.