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Alumna portrait

Photo shows Claudia Brune

Claudia Brune
Graduated in September 1995





Career

  • October 1995 – February 2003
    IT Specialist, Information Technology Division, Land Central Bank in North Rhine-Westphalia, Düsseldorf
  • March 2003 – November 2004
    Bundesbank civil servant training programme, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main
  • December 2004 – February 2007
    Deputy Head of Section, Training Division, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main
  • March 2007 – June 2015
    Project Coordinator and Head of Section, Centre for Technical Central Bank Cooperation, Deutsche Bundesbank, Frankfurt am Main
  • Since July 2015
    Deputy Head of the Centre for Technical Central Bank Cooperation

Interview

What tasks are you currently working on?

As the Head of the Centre for Technical Central Bank Cooperation (TCBC) is very often abroad on business, I quite frequently step into his shoes in his absence. In addition to this, my main tasks comprise dealing with policy issues concerning the strategic orientation of the TCBC, tailoring the range of services offered to meet demand and the organisational development of the TCBC.

How did your studies at the Bundesbank's University of Applied Sciences prepare you for the requirements of your job, especially your current position?

I became very familiar with the Bundesbank as an institution and the principles it stands for. My studies also provided me with a broad foundation for my professional career. The course equipped me with the specialist knowledge I need and I was also able to establish a network of contacts at an early stage – something which has often helped me in a wide range of professional situations. The broad focus of the studies comes in useful for the wide variety of topics covered by the TCBC's activities.

In what way has studying at the Bundesbank's University of Applied Sciences influenced you?

Although I didn't have a "typical student life", our study group had a lot of fun and there was a good team spirit. Some good friendships were created. With regard to my career, the course at the Bundesbank's university definitely formed the basis for my further professional development. I have very happy memories of my time there. The combination of practical training and studying business administration was the perfect mix for me. I have always regarded it as a very great privilege to be able to study in a small study group with close contact to the lecturers, almost all of whom have practical experience and can therefore impart more than just the theory.

What was the biggest challenge you faced while studying?

Definitely life in the castle at Hachenburg. There's no doubt that working, learning and living in a community in quite a confined space produces synergy effects and ultimately provides added value for all concerned. But discipline, cooperation and consideration are also called for. Everyone contributes a bit of their personality and their style of work to the actual goal. That was a nice challenge.

Do you still feel connected to "your" university?

The university and the TCBC are part of the same department, so this alone results in me still having close ties with the university. I have been very pleased to see the positive developments, such as the university's successful accreditation. The students are welcome "guests" at the TCBC during their practical modules, and I always take the opportunity to chat to them about our respective experiences at Hachenburg.

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