In our #InsideAT series we regularly present new employees. Today it's Henrik Maas' turn. He is starting with us as a working student in Data Strategy in Cologne - 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?
I will support the Cologne team as a working student in the area of Data Strategy.
How did you become aware of AT?
LinkedIn was responsible for that. I became aware of [at] through the job search.
Why did you choose AT?
In the job interviews, a feeling quickly developed that [at] values a collegial atmosphere. It was also important to me to find a company that wants to help shape the future successfully, without ignoring its social responsibility and pursuing clear premises. It was also important for me to be given the opportunity and space to support different topics that are challenging and instructive. This was also quickly confirmed.
What are you looking forward to the most?
I have a great desire to meet new exciting people again and deliver good work together. And above all, to learn a lot of new madness.
What did you do before?
In my current Master's degree, I am particularly interested in the transformation to digital business models and the changing usage behaviour of media. Between my bachelor's and master's degrees, I worked for 3 years in a communications agency in the area of conception and strategy.
Where were you born and raised?
On the Moselle in the border triangle of Germany, France and Luxembourg between vineyards and cows.
What do you do in your spare time?
I like to be out in nature. Running, hiking and road cycling, for example, or snowboarding in winter.
What has been your favourite travel destination so far and where would you definitely like to go?
The most exciting thing for me was a longer round trip through India. And I would very much like to travel part of the old Silk Road. Start in Iran, Uzbekistan
What was your dream job as a child?
First a farmer, then a footballer.
What is your favourite film / series?
Dark is very far ahead for me. To switch off, I like Mordern Family or F-For Family.
How would you describe yourself in one sentence?
What are your three most important work utensils?
MS Office, Twitter for research, Notion to find forgotten things.
What was the last book you read?
The Shortest History of Germany by James Hawes and Every Man by Ferdinand von Schirach
What could you definitely not do without in your travel suitcase?
What used to be your favourite subject at school
What would you get up for in the middle of the night?
Elton John Concert
What do you always carry in your pocket?
The hope of not having forgotten my key again.