Caterine is half German, half Estonian - and is now living in Berlin, Germany. She got a Bachelor’s degree in Linguistics and Business Management followed by a Master’s degree in International Management with a focus on Digital Business. During her studies, she interned at companies like Fabletics and Roche to help her decide which career path she was interested in pursuing. She explored marketing and business, but an interest in the tech side of business started to form.
“During my internships in Marketing, I always felt that there was something missing in my tasks and I was never satisfied... During my internship at the online retailer Fabletics, I got some insights into coding. I used to sit next to a developer and look over his shoulder to see what he was doing, which I found very intriguing.”
As her interest in development began to grow, she decided to do an internship in the field of business intelligence. But she realized that basic coding knowledge was a requirement for internships in this field. Hence, she began looking for coding workshops to gain a solid foundation of coding knowledge. It was her goal to develop her coding knowledge, optimize her analytical thinking with hands-on coding practice, gain experience in an internship in a related field, and go on to work for a large, successful, well-known tech company.
“Companies like Microsoft and Amazon fascinated me and my dream was to work in one of these firms some day. Coding was the entry point of my direction towards working in the Tech industry.”