Graduate year 2012
Which expectations did you have before you started the Sport, Culture and Event Management study program at the FH Kufstein Tirol?
I was expecting a mixture of theory and practice – and that is what I got! After working for almost ten years, I did not want to give up my job. That’s why I decided to study part-time. My long-term aim was to work freelance in the events sector, so this study program was perfect for me. It was important to me to develop a broad range of knowledge and hands-on expertise in order to be able to work in this field.
Do you think there is a good balance between the demands of the study program and the support given to students?
Yes, I think so. It is always a challenge to study part-time on top of a demanding job, especially as Kufstein is around 250km from where I live and work. During the three years when I was studying I had to plan and organize a lot – that didn’t leave much time for friends and family.
Did the personal relationship between students and lecturers help you with your learning process?
Yes, definitely! The relationship between students and lecturers was always a very good one, almost like between friends. The lecturers always had time to listen to our questions, worries and wishes.
Did the semester abroad help you develop your skills, both on a professional and a personal level?
Because I chose to study part-time, I did not have to and would not have been able to spend a semester abroad. The study trip to Athens was a great experience for all the members of the group.
Does your current job you match the job you had hoped for before starting your studies?
Absolutely YES. While I was still studying at the FH Kufstein Tirol I founded my own event agency, which has been a great success. I also manage the project office of a town in eastern Bavaria focusing on urban development and marketing. And on top of that, I still work part-time in the job I had when I started studying.
Would you recommend the Sport, Culture and Event Management study program to friends?
Yes. I would most definitely recommend the Sport, Culture and Event Management study program.