Women in Business: Taking Risks Helps You Advance in Your Career

by Jana Vogel | August 24, 2021
In this interview, full-time Master in Management student Sina Maria Nöding opens up about the importance of trusting her gut, how her friends encouraged her to lead one of HHL’s initiatives and why having a mentor has pushed her out of her comfort zone.

Interview with Sina Maria Nöding, full-time Master in Management student

New opportunities can be both exciting and scary at the same time. While we often look back and congratulate ourselves on taking the risk, the time leading up to that decision can be filled with doubts. Are we good enough? Will we be able to take on the responsibility? In this Women in Business interview Sina Maria Nöding shares how she navigated this phase and ultimately took risks that payed off.

Career switch: From full-time job to full-time studies

Sina is currently studying the full-time Master in Management program and was elected Head of the Energy Conference. Before joining HHL she worked for EVONIK as a Junior Manager for Operatives Marketing & Brand Management.

Taking risks in business and life

In this conversation Sina opens up about the importance of trusting her gut, how her friends encouraged her to lead one of HHL’s initiatives and why having a mentor has pushed her out of her comfort zone.

You think you know your limits, but then you are surprised how much you can actually achieve. This is something I learned at HHL.

Watch now and learn how to:

  • Trust your gut with important decisions.
  • Quiet that nagging voice in your head telling you that you aren’t good enough.
  • Apply for a position you don’t feel qualified for.
  • Grow a supportive relationship with a mentor.

If you keep hearing that little voice in your head, watch this interview and learn how to work with instead of against it.

Watch the full interview with Sina

Want to read more inspirational stories?

Listen to our HHL alumnae talk about the ups and downs of navigating life and career opportunities. Read about our Women in Business Success Stories on the HHL Blog, watch the interviews on Youtube or discover all the ways we offer support to our female students.

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