Founder & Managing Director, One Week Experience
While Svanja was studying, she wished for more opportunities for orientation and a more authentic insight in various study contents – it is for this reason she and her team founded One Week Student e.V. during her Bachelor’s program. Since the launch of the webpage www.oneweekstudent.de in 2012 pupils can find students online and get the chance to accompany them through their study routine offline. After her Master’s program at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin she decided to transform the student initiative into a hybrid Social Business. As a result, she and three other companions founded the One Week Opportunities UG in addition to the association and expanded the offers for orientation in July 2016 with One Week Azubi. One Week Student and One Week Azubi were affiliated into the Social Startup One Week Experience in September 2016.
Svanja has experiences in teambuilding, team leadership and project management. Besides her work for One Week Experince she gained experiences abroad (South and North America, Italy) and worked for GIZ and Porsche AG in finance, public relations and sales.
One year One Week Experience – a year full of challenges and learnings. Building up a hybrid legal and funding structure, new divisions and growing from zero to 12 employees came along with new challenges. I am looking forward to sharing those and more learnings with you! Related