b + b trainee stories
Would you like to know what your everyday life as a dual student at b + b looks like during your practical phase? Our dual student Charlotte gives you an insight!
At the moment I am working at the headquarters in our main plant in Beerfelden. Everyday work there begins at 7:30 a.m. and usually ends around 4:30 p.m., a little earlier on Fridays.
Numerous different tasks await you at the head office. For example, you take care of customer visits, take calls, process the mail,….
I am also currently employed in service, where I process service orders and book hotels for our service technicians, among other things.
In my first practical phase, I was also employed in accounting. I checked and posted incoming invoices there.
I decided on the dual course of study because you don't just study for three years without ever having actually sat in a real workplace. You always have different tasks and you can actually apply what you have learned from university at work, which means you have a much greater learning effect and can actually apply the things.
Charlotte is studying business administration with a focus on industry in the 2nd semester.
Would you like to know what to expect in the theoretical phase at DHBW Mosbach?
I get up at 6 a.m. in the morning, prepare, grab my bag and drive to the DHBW in Mosbach. Lectures begin between 8:00 a.m. and 8:15 a.m. Most of the time, they last until 4:00 p.m. or 4:30 p.m., depending on when the course starts in the morning (although there are also half days on which the lecture ends at 12:00 p.m.).
You have a lecture in the morning, then a 45-minute lunch break and then you continue with another lecture.
The respective scripts are dealt with in the lectures. Often there are also practice phases in which tasks or group work are done, as the courses at the DHBW have few students (approx. 25) compared to normal universities. Often tasks are also worked out that then have to be presented in a presentation. This strengthens free speech and promotes the ability to react quickly to unfamiliar situations. This is very important in everyday work.
You can always ask the lecturer in the lecture as soon as anything is unclear and it is normal for the questions to be answered. The learning is therefore very pleasant and also quite familiar, as the groups compare are small and you can imagine the lecture more like a lesson in school than a normal lecture in a lecture hall with 200 people.
The focus is on subjects in the field of economics and mathematics. This includes, for example, general business administration, production management, marketing, economics or business mathematics. However, there are also seminars on, for example, negotiation training, communication and body language, etc.
After university, I read through the documents from the day again and, if necessary, rework something, prepare something or complete tasks that we have been given.
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