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Annett Gottschling
Graduated in September 2007





Career

  • August 1997 – January 2000
    Trained as a bank clerk
  • February 2000 – April 2005
    Customer adviser at a universal bank
  • May 2005 – September 2007
    Studied at the Bundesbank's University of Applied Sciences in Hachenburg
  • October 2007 – October 2014
    Analyst in the Regional Division of Banking and Financial Supervision at the Bundesbank's Regional Office in Hesse
  • Since November 2014
    Senior Supervisor and Bundesbank representative in a Joint Supervisory Team (JST) of the European Central Bank (ECB)

Interview

What tasks are you currently working on?

As a member of a JST, I am currently supervising a major German bank as part of the Single Supervisory Mechanism (SSM), jointly with colleagues from the ECB, the German Federal Financial Supervisory Authority (BaFin) and other national supervisory authorities.

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

The choice of my course at the Bundesbank's University in Hachenburg was a conscious decision for a career in banking supervision. It is basically the only course offering this specialisation. When I graduated, the dual structure of the course had provided me with a good set of tools in terms of theoretical knowledge and practical experience with which to meet the requirements of my job today.

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

The most striking aspect was working together closely with fellow students, not least due to the quiet surroundings of Hachenburg Castle.

What was the biggest challenge you faced while studying?

Given that I had graduated from high school quite some time before commencing my studies at the Bundesbank's University, I had to learn how to study again. However, the support I received from my fellow students and my lecturers, who were available for questions at all times, helped me overcome this obstacle. The biggest challenge for me personally was being away from my husband so often, which certainly put my time management skills to the test. At the same time, the friendships I forged with other students have lasted to this day.

Do you still feel connected to "your" university?

Absolutely! I like to reminisce about the challenging but also fulfilled time I had. In addition, I feel connected to the Bundesbank's university because I now tutor students during their practical modules myself and hopefully show them how interesting our work is.

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