Having done my Bachelor’s in history and area studies, the MA Global History represented the perfect opportunity of being able to pursue both these interests during a Master’s degree. Another huge advantage for me was getting to study together with lots of interesting people from all over the world. Thus, even though I wasn’t able to spend some time abroad during my Master’s, I still could experience an international study atmosphere. Finishing the degree was a lot harder than I had expected but having to work very hard (especially on my thesis) taught me a great deal about the value of good research, analytical skills, mutual support between fellow students, and persistence.
After graduating, I started looking for jobs in international organizations or foundations. I wanted my work environment to be as intercultural and open-minded as my fellow global historians and my work as internationally interconnected. Even though I worked hard to graduate with a very good degree, finding a job in that specific field proved to be somewhat difficult. However, as I had learned that persistence, as well as trusting my abilities, is key, I finally did get a job in a small foundation that coordinates EU-wide Erasmus+ internships. Just as Global History researches interconnectedness and entanglement, and thus interlinks countries, people, and disciplines, I now enjoy working in a field that interconnects people, too.