Jens Hopfgartner


Jens Hopfgartner
Jens Hopfgartner


Study Program: Mechatronics & Smart Technologies (Bachelor & Master)

When I look back at my time at MCI...

I wouldn't want to miss any of the experiences I gained, the friendships I made and the decisions I made. Even though the balancing act between studies, professional and private life was not always easy, the efforts of these five years have definitely paid off.

How did your studies at MCI prepare you for your current job?

In retrospect, my personal as well as professional development during my studies at MCI paved the way for me to join the management team at MICADO. I learned how closely technical and business interests are linked within our company and have a direct impact on our success. In addition to the challenging, technical course content, classroom subjects such as change management and leadership had a major, positive impact on my progression into my current role.

Furthermore, contacts and friendships I made and developed at the MCI had a positive impact on the development of our company. This even resulted, for example, in ongoing partnerships with some of my fellow students as suppliers or customers.

What would you tell someone who is considering studying at MCI?

In addition to interesting lectures and practical laboratory exercises with state-of-the-art infrastructure, the MCI offers you a strong network that will accompany and support you beyond your studies. With a certain degree of commitment, the demanding exams and laboratory exercises will become a personal sense of achievement that no one can take away from you.