Alumni Profile - Stefan Endriss
Name: Stefan Endriss
Current Position, Organisation: DHL Solutions & Innovation
Nationality/cultural identity: German
Languages spoken: English, French, German
Countries lived/worked in: Australia, France, Germany, New Zealand, Singapore
Education overview:Global Executive MBA, University of Sydney and Associate Diploma, Personnel and Operations Management. University of New South Wales
Best business book/motivational book you have read in the last 12 months?: The Tipping Point: How Little Things Can Make a Big Difference (Malcolm Gladwell)
Describe yourself in 3 words: Curious, creative and honest
LinkedIn profile: Stefan Endriss
Why did you choose to study the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM at the University of Sydney Business School?
I chose to study the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM at the University of Sydney Business School because of the extensive international exposure the program offers, Australia as a country and Sydney as a city, the reputation of the CEMS program and the University of Sydney and the large amount of high-quality practical experience in the program.
What was the best part of studying the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM program?
The best part was definitely the people I got to know! Apart from that I would say the international exposure and the practical experiences with Deloitte in Sydney and Greenwich Consulting in Paris.
Briefly describe your CEMS exchange experience
It was a great opportunity to meet another group of fascinating people that became friends, experience one of Europe's greatest cities, have a lot of fun and hear world-class lectures at HEC Paris.
What was the most challenging aspect of your CEMS exchange experience?
Being in a great city like Paris but then again not really being there as HEC is far outside the city was a bit frustrating from time to time.
What was the highlight of your CEMS exchange experience?
Again, the people I met. Other than that: Great lectures, the city of Paris, French cuisine and lifestyle, and of course, for me as a big tennis fan: the French Open ("Roland Garros")
How has completing the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM at the University of Sydney Business School changed you both professionally and personally?
Professionally I'd say I discovered my passion for innovation, entrepreneurship and intrapreneurship which led me to my first role in an innovation department. In addition, I decided to go on a truly international career that will soon take me to Singapore. Personally I think I have become more open-minded and humble.
What have you done since graduating?
I travelled Panama and Costa Rica, visited CEMS-friends in Denmark, had University of Sydney-friends visiting Germany, got my paragliding license and started working for DHL.
What does being a Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM alumnus mean to you?
A great network, both in personal and professional terms. And the accomplishment makes me proud.
What does being a University of Sydney Business School alumnus mean to you?
Same as CEMS.
What would you say to a prospective student who is considering studying the Master of Management (CEMS)/CEMS MIM at the University of Sydney Business School?
Go for it! No other program I've come across offers comparable opportunities: Meeting great people, studying and working in a truly international environment, building a unique network and of course living in amazing places!
Any other comments
Always happy to have a chat with other alumni, current students and prospective students. Do not hesitate to contact me (LinkedIn, email etc.)!