Career change: lateral entry programs in IT

Why the Tech Industry Needs Artists, Germanists and Teachers – Career Changers Report

German studies, teaching, parental leave: career changers present their path into the tech industry and report on their experiences. From job search and application process, to start-up difficulties and culture shock, to first promotion and recognition of lateral entry skills: are you thinking about how the lateral entry into IT could succeed? Sign up and get support from the career changer community!

Moderation: Julia Büchting
Julia has a degree in art and now works as a data artist at an IT consultancy. The lateral entry was preceded by a long search for the perfect job – from no experience and IT knowledge to senior consultant in two years: Julia has benefited a lot from support herself and would like to support other career changers to successfully make the leap into IT.


Patricia Bobe – Gipfelstürmer (Woodmark Consulting AG)
Patricia has been with Woodmark Consulting for over 5 years, now in the role of Solution Expert. But actually it comes from the humanities. After earning her bachelor’s degree in German studies and master’s degree in communications research, she started at Woodmark after a brief foray into event management at Gipfelstürmer. Afterwards she specialized in Tableau and Data Analytics and is now mainly active as a project manager, Scrum Master and also mentor.

Oksana Kirschbaum – Data School (The Information Lab Germany)
Oksana is a Junior Data Analyst at The Information Lab, a trained social economist and a mother of 2 children. She completely revamped her  career after 7 years of parental leave.

More speakers coming soon – stay tuned!


01. June 2022


12:30 - 13:30

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