Alumni Profile - Stefan Endriss

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)

Daily website 'favourites': TechVrunch and Financial Times

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.)!