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Keeping Cass in the family

MSc student follows his sister to Cass

Patricia and Reinhard Kalkofen are siblings that share another special link - they are both students of Cass Business School.

MSc Management alumna, Patricia Kalkofen, graduated from Cass in August 2012 and her brother Reinhard Kalkofen is attending the School this academic year.

Patricia, 24, came to Cass because of its close links to the City and the good reputation of the School.

Her brother, Reinhard, 26, has just started the Cass MSc in Shipping, Trade & Finance programme.

Patricia says: "I recommended Cass to my brother because I had a very positive learning experience here. I liked the practical approach of my course and the high quality of teaching."

Reinhard has always been interested in the shipping and trade industry and took an undergraduate programme in Logistics and Retail in Hamburg.

Following his sister's recommendation and his own research, he came to Cass because he wanted to gain an internationally recognised education.

Reinhard says: "The MSc in Shipping and Trading at Cass has an outstanding reputation. The School has an excellent body of Professors and guest lecturers and I am enjoying my course very much."

"Studying at Cass has already given me the opportunity to meet students from different countries from all over the world with a different connection to the field of shipping, as some have already been working in the shipping industry."

After finishing his course at Cass, Reinhard plans to look for trainee or graduate schemes which can help him gain a broader insight into the shipping industry. He also hopes to work in the shipping industry overseas.

Patricia is currently working in the European marketing department of a global cosmetic brand in London. She said: "Studying at Cass helped me gain a theoretical foundation for working in the "real world"."

"We had various opportunities to network with alumni and professionals and Cass has given me practical hands-on experience to apply the theories I have learnt in the working environment."

Watch Patricia Kalkofen talk about her experience at Cass in our MSc Diaries: Class of 2011/12.

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