Joanne P. is studying to become a Chemical Engineer / Color and Coatings at the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences in cooperation with Mankiewicz as practice partner. After her apprenticeship as Chemical Lab Technician, her next goal was to study. However, she didn't want to give up the employment experience and financial independence that a working life offers. "Therefore, I decided for a degree program with enhanced practical experience. During the semester breaks, the internship semester and Bachelor thesis, I work at Mankiewicz in Hamburg. For me, this means not only the change from student to working life, but also a local change from the South to the North of Germany.
At the Esslingen University of Applied Sciences, the first two semesters are spent teaching the basics of chemistry. In the main study period, things become colorful: In the lectures and laboratories, you learn everything about coatings – from adhesives and pigments, the production and testing of coatings, to application technology. What I particularly appreciate about the university is the practical and industry-oriented lectures but also the friendly and direct interaction with lecturers and fellow students. The student council always organizes great leisure activities, such as the city rally, ice skating or the student council party. This allows for an easy contact and exchange with students from higher semesters.
For me work at Mankiewicz provides a pleasant alternation from everyday life at university and, above all, a chance to acquire further professional qualifications. During this time, I get to know the different laboratories from the industry, automotive and aerospace department and enhance my practical experience. I met former students of the Esslingen University in almost every part of the company which facilitates a helpful exchange of ideas and sharing of experiences."