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Graduate of the neue fische boot camp “Data Science”

I was able to pursue my dream and even meet my first employer during the bootcamp, which allowed me to start my career directly!

After my Chemistry studies and subsequent doctoral thesis in the field of Physical Chemistry, Data Science was a perfect fit as a further educational and career direction thanks to my quantitative background. Through an internet search, I came across the bootcamp “neue fische”, which was a good fit for my ideas, but financially not feasible for me. In my search for financing possibilities, I came across CHANCEN eG: Their solidarity-based concept fits well with me and my values; I am grateful that the bootcamp was made financially possible for me. Alternatively, I would have had to work in parallel, which would have been very exhausting. So, thanks to CHANCEN, I was able to pursue my dream and even meet my first employer during the bootcamp! This made it possible for me to start my career directly. In this job, I was able to directly apply many of the skills I learned at the bootcamp. Now, I work as a Data Scientist for another company, where I can also refer to a lot of what I learned. Of course, you always learn new things, but the bootcamp at “neue fische” was, despite all that, a good foundation and preparation for working life.

I started my repayment in 2020, the year after my bootcamp. The process is super relaxed; you only have to do the annual tax return and prove the professional relevance of the bootcamp to the tax office if necessary. I even got money back from the tax office for last year already! The amount to be repaid is also not too high – you can make ends meet very well since the amount of the repayments is adjusted to your salary. The payments are debited automatically, so I don’t have to worry about it. I also think it’s great that you can suspend payments if things get tough. That way everyone is taken into consideration. 

In the future, I would like to create contact with future students so that the repayment process is a little more personal. I think that would be beneficial for both parties: repayers can act as tutors for students and see how their contribution positively influences future generations.


If you want to find out more about neue fische and its offers, you can find more information on our website and on neue fische’s.

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