This kind of retaining Love I have

March has always been a special month for me. Some years ago, a lot happened during this period of the year. A set of events and decisions which reshaped my life in a different way. Maybe to a better way ? I never knew. Today especially is way more special. On this day -and some…

6 tips to increase your net salary in Germany

Taxes are deducted “from the source” in Germany (directly from the gross salary) and the fact to do a tax declaration each year helps you get some money back, if it seems that you’ve paid too much during the fiscal year . Unlike France, for example, financial coverage in case of incapacity to work and supplementary pension…

Steuererklärung for beginners

Germany has the most complicated taxation system in the world. In the country of rules, regulations and law, finance people and politicians went too far with detailing every single case and finding a financial context for it. Now, none can master this taxation system by heart and even experts mostly need a lot of time and…

The pursuit of Happiness

You wake up everyday sleepy, confused and not really in the mood to start a new day ? Your daily commutes and your tasks at work have recently become a source of overwhelming routine ? Are you sometimes being too negative and pessimistic ? Well me too… So what to say ? Welcome to the club….

[Part 2] Answers every graduate should have known before

This article is a continuity of the first one, to keep the thread of ideas start reading the part 1. What is the best approach towards the successful job search ? – Focus on the interests of the company that you are interested in. The more we know about a company, the more we can…

[Part 1] Answers every graduate should have known before

As young engineers, we wish we understood many questions BEFORE wehad the situation. Based on experiences and real-life case studie, let’s break it down. Does it really matter, which school youa have graduated from ? Basically, no. Hypothetically, yes. The reason why this could be an issue is because big schools give you a bigger…

How a 40-hour-a-week job boosts you career, or kills your creativity

When you successfully finish university, and finally get rid of the stress of the exams, you will be, like every fresh graduate, full of motivation, positiveness and optimism, with ideas to change the world with your newly-acquired skills, and also enough energy to stay focused to reach your next milestone: find great job and start…

Life abroad ? Culture shock ? Check how it scientifically goes

Whether you have just decided to go and study abroad, just got successfully a working contract for career-promising job, or just decided to move out and get a fresh start, you must be, at the very beginning very excited, then a little bit unsure when the day-to-leave is coming closer, then somehow confused when you…

Because only tiny details can make a significant difference

As a member of the Pilot Project of the Promotion of the Legal Mobility of High-skilled Graduates of Tunisia, I was placed, after studying German full-time for 5 months, in a small city to make a 6-month internship at Continental Automotive GmbH. Before moving out and after some googling, I found that this city, Villingen-Schwenningen,…

Just graduated? Ok then what’s next?

It’s the end of the year, final year students are on the top of the stress curve. The last days of the Bachelor / Master / Engineer Diploma Thesis, everything is in rush, not much time anymore. Then suddenly comes the graduation party, we celebrate, we wish all the best for our friends and classmates….

All you can know about the Germany Blue Card for non-EU Engineers

During the few last years, the German economy is witnessing a significant growth. The automotive industry, which is the heart of the German machine is leading this phenomena. Volkswagen, the biggest cars producer scored last year the biggest turnover since it was created, although the automotive market was struggling against a purchase crisis. Germany is…