Three questions for Nicolai Adams

March 14, 2023

"Three questions for..." is a format of the regularly published newsletter for Startup & Entrepreneurship at the University of Stuttgart. Here, people from the ecosystem of the University of Stuttgart introduce themselves, report on their experiences with the topic of "startup and entrepreneurship" and reveal tips for people interested in founding a company.

1. Please briefly introduce yourself and your current job.

My name is Nicolai Adams and I have been working as an Administrative Assistant at the Institute for Entrepreneurship and Innovation Science (ENI) since January 2023. My job is to ensure that the internal processes at ENI run smoothly. Among other things, I am therefore responsible for personnel administration and support my colleagues in organising events with external companies. In addition, as part of the Gründermotor team, I take care of budget management.


2. How did you get involved in entrepreneurship?

After completing my apprenticeship as a marketing communications specialist in an advertising agency in Stuttgart, I initially worked in very different commercial areas. Among other things, I worked in publishing and health care. I first came into contact with the topic of "entrepreneurship" at ENI. Here, I was particularly attracted by the modern working environment on a research campus and the many interlocking areas of responsibility.


3. Do you have any advice for students who are not sure about their study decision?

Nothing ventured, nothing gained. From my own experience I can say that the "right" career path is not always the direct one. Sometimes you reach your destination via detours. I first completed an apprenticeship as a music and sound designer and then began to study audiovisual media. It was only through the marketing lectures during my studies that I realised that my professional future is less in the technical field and more in the commercial field. In retrospect, the decision to study did not correspond to my expectations, but it had a positive influence on my career.


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