Jan Evler, Research Associate, Technische Universität Dresden


Servizio alumni

9 Marzo 2020

Diversi nostri laureati per aiutare gli attuali studenti e neolaureati ad orientarsi nel mondo del lavoro, hanno condiviso la storia della loro carriera. Ecco la storia di Jan Evler, Research Associate per la Technische Universität Dresden. USI Degree: Master in International Tourism, 2017.

Come hai iniziato la tua carriera?

I applied for traineeships and entry-positions in very different directions including mobility consulting, airport planning, destination management and transport research. After several frustrating interviews where I didn't feel any connection between the company and myself, I had two very inspiring interviews and went for the job which provided me with more opportunities for personal development.

Perché hai scelto di lavorare presso la Technische Universität Dresden?

I like the challenge of investing myself into a long-term research project on process analytics and the opportunity to learn scientific practice for obtaining a doctoral degree.

In cosa consiste il tuo ruolo?

I am currently working at the Institute of Aviation and Logistics of TU Dresden on a Joint Research Project between Academia and Industry which focuses on Big Data Analytics in Aviation Management. Our main interest is the tactical control of airline ground operations in the event of schedule disruptions. In my dissertation project, which is funded by the European Air Traffic Management Institution “EUROCONTROL”, I aim to analyze the optimal behavior of airline operations controllers considering different decision paradigms, i.e., minimizing passenger misconnections, maximizing on-time performance or minimizing fuel burn. Additionally, I am co-lecturing the course in Airline Management.

Quali sono, a tuo parere, le qualità necessarie per fare carriera alla Technische Universität Dresden?

It is all about finding the appropriate research method for translating a real-world, hands-on problem into a scientific model in order to simulate different strategies for its solution/ optimization.

Quali sono secondo te le caratteristiche/gli aspetti positivi dell'USI?

Very applied teaching style, constant feedback on methodology and stimulation for critical thinking in a multicultural context.

Quali competenze e/o capacità acquisite durante il tuo percorso di studi all’USI sono risultate utili nella tua carriera professionale?

Analytical mind-set for approaching business models and best-practices from the industry, presentation skills and intercultural communication.

Cosa potresti suggerire ad un neolaureato USI che deve entrare nel mondo del lavoro?

Better wait for your first job to be the one where you feel a good fit rather than going for the first option - you always feel in the first interview whether its a match or not - unfortunately you cannot judge before that interview either, so test yourself with applications in different directions.