As a working student at CANZLER, job prospects open up long before you graduate.
At the Mülheim office, I am responsible for planning and property supervision with a focus on building automation as a project manager. The objects are a colourful mix - from small conversions to complex new buildings, from migration of existing systems to new installations. In this job, you have to be determined and self-confident, but you also have to be able to compromise and be solution-oriented. Qualities that describe me quite well.
Women are still underrepresented in technical professions. What made you decide to learn a technical profession?
True to the motto "Language is often not exact - but mathematics always is", I was already drawn to numbers and logical thinking in forms and structures at school. After school, I therefore considered studying alongside my apprenticeship or purely in the field of economics and finance, or succession in the family business. During my bachelor's degree in industrial engineering, I then became interested in building services engineering, especially control engineering. I did my Master's in that, to which I then added my Master of Engineering in Building Automation in 2018.
And how did you come to CANZLER?
In the first semester of my Master's degree in Engineering and Facility Management at the WHS, I got to know CANZLER in the module "Integral Planning". At the end of the module, the lecturers advertised the company with the opportunity to start my professional life there as a working student while still studying. I wanted to gain practical experience to prepare me for my profession. My wish came true sooner than I thought: I had my first working day at CANZLER in the first semester of my studies in 2013.
" I had my first day at work in the first semester."
What excites you about working at CANZLER?
I like the variety of projects and their specific challenges. The interaction at CANZLER is familiar, you are not a number here and we are a "colourful mix". My colleagues come from different cultures and therefore we learn a lot from each other.
Stephanie Dahmen is an engineer for building automation and found her way to CANZLER as a student trainee during her master's degree in building services engineering. The most important pastime for the project manager is eventing. In her spare time, she also works as a scare actor at Movie Park Bottrop with her husband.