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Alexandrea Swanson

Managing Director #SheTransformsIT BDI e.V.

A Nebraskan turned Germanophile. Alexandrea (Alex) Swanson first moved from Omaha to Marburg back in 2014, in order to pursue a Fulbright Scholarship. Seven years, a Masters Degree and a few jobs (and cities) later, Alex now calls Berlin her home. She currently serves as managing director for the #SheTransformsIT initiative at the Federation of German Industries, which aims on getting more women into IT and digitalization. In her spare time, she curates the deutschaf instagram account, which seeks to advise other expats on how they can better integrate. Any ideas on how to get more women into IT in Germany or interested in a deutschaf collaboration? Feel free to get in touch!

Finding A Job & Working In Germany Adapting To Life In Germany

Lessons from changing jobs in Germany (Alexandrea from the USA)

June 22, 2022

Alexandrea from the USA (and former guest on the podcast ) left her job in Hamburg for one in Frankfurt. However, she realized almost immediately that the new job was not a good fit. She left during her trial period and foun…

Adapting To Life In Germany

Sparkling wine receptions, digitization, WG living, and coming to Germany on a scholarship (Alex from the USA)

March 1, 2021

Alex is originally from Nebraska, USA, but is now living in Hamburg. She joins me with a glass of sparkling wine to discuss, among other things, her love for "zu verschenken" culture, how scholarships offer a world of opport…