In our #InsideAT series, we regularly introduce new employees. Today it's Maximilian Ries' turn. He is starting with us as a Data Science intern - in this interview he tells us what drove him to join, what his background is and how he likes to spend his life outside of work.
What position will you take on at AT?
Maximilian Ries: I'm joining AT as a trainee in the Data Science department.
How did you become aware of AT?
Maximilian Ries: At the TU Munich, there is a big job application/career fair every year, the IKOM. AT caught my eye there.
Why did you choose AT?
Maximilian Ries: I wanted to see what you can do in your professional life with a physics degree. The field of data science is fascinating, dynamic and has great potential. AT GmbH is at the forefront in Germany and can be reached from my flat.
What are you looking forward to the most?
Maximilian Ries: Most of all, I am looking forward to gaining an insight into the day-to-day work of an industry that deals with precisely this at a time when data protection, but also the opportunities offered by data, are driving society.
What did you do before?
Maximilian Ries: Until recently, I did my bachelor's degree in physics.
Where were you born and raised?
Maximilian Ries: I was born on Lake Constance, but my family then moved near Frankfurt, where I grew up until I switched to a boarding school in the Rheingau in the 10th grade.
What do you do in your spare time?
Maximilian Ries: In my free time I like to cook and bake, and when I have a bit more time I go bouldering.
What has been your favourite travel destination so far and where would you definitely like to go?
Maximilian Ries: My favourite destination so far was Bali. I definitely still want to see the comparison between the rainforests of Indonesia and South America, so I would call Ecuador a dream destination.
What are your three most important work utensils?
Maximilian Ries: I need a laptop to work, of course, but I also need a pen and paper so that I don't lose track of what has already been done or still needs to be done.
What used to be your favourite subject at school?
Maximilian Ries: My favourite subject at school used to be maths.