Why did you decide to write your Master Thesis at GF?
I was deliberately looking for a future-oriented technology-based topic at a renowned firm. Together with the offered coaching sessions in the wake of the “Corporate Master Thesis Program” between ETH Zurich (CH) and GF, this was the perfect match for my ambitions. Additionally, the pre-organized nature of the program allows a maximal focus on the thesis and minimal administrative efforts.
What does your Master Thesis entail and which aspects do you like most about the collaboration with GF?
In my master thesis I’m striving to create a theoretical framework that guides companies in the implementation of additive manufacturing (e.g. 3D printing). This framework is validated together with GF in a case study setting. As part of my thesis I’m interviewing GF employees as well as external experts on the topic in order to derive the most important points companies have to consider. The best part of my work with GF is the amazing support I get from my case manager as well as all from the other employees across all hierarchy levels.
What kind of advice would you give to potential GF Master Thesis applicants?
Be proactive! Whether you need somebody’s advice, assistance or a certain budget for a part of your thesis, don’t be afraid to ask. In my entire time at GF I haven’t heard a single “no”. Know what you want and then go out and get it – people at GF are happy to help.