Ac­tivities and Achiev­ements

Cer­tificate for extra­curricular achieve­ments and ac­tivities, issued by Her­der­schule Rends­burg (2010): Download PDF (German language)

Special Achieve­ments

July 2015 Ex­cel­lent Ser­vice Award. Silver Award, Exe­cutive cate­gory.
June 2015 Work­shop 'Managing Guests In Chal­lenging Si­tuations' (Pizza Hut Singa­pore)
May 2014 WSQ Follow Food & Beverage Safety and Hygiene Policies and Procedures
April 2011 Basic aptitude test for air traffic con­trollers on be­half of Deu­tsche Flug­sicher­ung
In this test applicants are tes­ted for the basic skills re­quired for the pro­fession of an air traffic con­troller.
  1. Spatial orientation
  2. Acoustical me­mory ca­pacity
  3. Visual me­mory ca­pacity
  4. Vigi­lance
  5. Multi­tasking
  6. Con­centration
  7. R­eaction speed and pre­cision
  8. English
  9. Radar oper­ations simu­lation
  10. Infor­mation strip oper­ations simu­lation

July 2010 Basic aptitude test for air­line pilots on be­half of Deu­tsche Luft­hansa
This test tries to de­ter­mine whether applicants have the ba­sic skills for the job of an air­line pilot and are fit for the train­ing. The test co­vers all re­levant topics and skills.
  1. English
  2. Math­ematics (complex problems and mental arith­metic)
  3. Physics
  4. Tech­nical under­standing
  5. Con­centration
  6. Visual per­ception ca­pacity
  7. Visual me­mory ca­pacity
  8. Acous­tical me­mory ca­pacity (run­ning me­mory span)
  9. Spatial orien­tation
  10. Spatial visuali­zation ca­pacity
  11. Multi­tasking
  12. Eye-hand co­ordination


Lead role in cur­ricul­um de­velop­ment for Eng­lish classes in China (2013-2014)

Ex­pe­rience gain­ed through this Teach­ing Eng­lish to chil­dren and youth in China pre­sents prob­lems of a cul­tural di­mension in ad­dition to com­munication prob­lems. It was there­fore neces­sary to de­velop and ap­ply teach­ing methods that can over­come this in­creased com­muni­cation gap. Draw­ing from ex­perien­ces in the in­ter­na­tion­al en­viron­ment dur­ing my em­ploy­ment in hos­pi­tal­ity, I ap­plied prin­ciples of body lan­guage and com­municat­ing through images. Col­leagues intro­duced an ef­fect­ive method of word me­mori­zation which we im­plement­ed in vo­cabul­ary units.

For­mation of a Chinese lan­guage club in school, teach­ing Man­dar­in Chi­nese (2008 - 2010)

Ex­pe­rience gain­ed through this I taught in co­operat­ion with a friend who is a na­tive speaker of Man­dar­in, where­as I was still learn­ing auto­didacti­cally. By com­bining these two ap­proaches to the lan­guage and in dialog with the stu­dents we de­velop­ed a teaching con­cept which also con­tained ex­perimental methods.
The ex­perience of being the teacher for once was im­por­tant to me for two reasons. Firstly it helped me de­velop my skills in teaching others and build up Emotional Intelligence, secondly it helped me un­der­stand the behavior of teachers which some­times is dif­ficult for stu­dents.

Train­ing and ac­tivity as con­flict media­tor (2005 - 2007)

Ex­pe­rience gain­ed through this The fo­cus of this train­ing was less the hand­ling of others but rather self-per­ception and self-re­flection ("How do I react to cer­tain si­tu­ations?", "How do I feel when being pro­voked?") as well as per­cipience, classifi­cation and justifi­cation of other people's be­havior­al patterns (e.g. dif­ferent 'con­flict types' and behavioral and re­actional patterns of those). We learn­ed to no­tice and peace­ful­ly sol­ve con­flicts we were per­sonal­ly in­volved in. The step to­wards mo­derat­ing con­flict sol­ving of third par­ties was a minor one.
There­fore, this train­ing was very val­uable for me personally. I learned much about my­self and mean­while I have been able to pre­vent conflicts from es­calating.

Stu­dent re­present­ation (2007 - 2010)

  1. Dele­gate at the county's youth par­li­ament
  2. Dele­gate at the school (PTA) board
  3. Member of the subject council for Phi­loso­phy
  4. Class Re­presen­tative in various classes

Tu­toring (Latin and Eng­lish)

Ex­per­ience gain­ed through this The ex­pe­rience gain­ed here is similar to that gained from teaching Man­darin Chinese. I could further en­han­ce my skills in ex­plaining sub­jects and intro­ducing learning tech­niques to some­one as well as de­velop sen­sitivity.

Par­ticipation in the family busi­ness (Ub­ben Rei­sen)

Ex­pe­rience gain­ed through this In this small family-run busi­ness there is no clear di­viding li­ne be­tween the pri­vate and busi­ness life. Hence, all fam­ily mem­bers are wel­come to par­ticipate in inter­nal discus­sion and bring in new ideas. I could gain new ex­per­ien­ce in man­ag­ing person­nel and re­sources as well as long-term and short-term plann­ing process­es and crisis man­age­ment.
Further­more, I helped out in practic­al busi­ness processes. This mainly includes trans­ferring customers in a house-to-house shuttle service from the bus stop in a car, as well as accompanying tra­vel groups as a com­pany re­present­ative.

Partici­pation in dif­ferent extra­curricular ac­tivities at East Asia In­sti­tute of Man­age­ment (2011 - 2012)

  1. Basket­ball
  2. Soccer
  3. Per­forming Arts

Various travels

Ex­pe­rience gain­ed through this Travel­ling to far­away coun­tries alone requires a cer­tain ability to live indepen­dently. My travels con­siderably en­hanced this ability. More­over, travels re­quire and im­prove thought­ful plan­ning, the ability to adapt to a new si­tua­tion quick­ly and living on a limit­ed bud­get. (This means keep­ing track of money spent and the money needed later dur­ing the trip)
Even more im­por­tant is the chan­ge of attitude to­wards life I ex­perienc­ed during my first long-dis­tance travels. By success­fully travel­ling around the globe, communi­cating with people in another lan­guage and find­ing my way through foreign cities I ex­perien­ced a boost in self-esteem. Most im­porant­ly I learn­ed to pur­sue my goals cease­less­ly.