In the realm of education, where the pursuit of knowledge intertwines with the desire for practical application, dual studies emerge as a beacon of innovation, seamlessly blending the rigors of academia with the hands-on experience of the professional world. This unique approach to learning has transformed the lives of countless aspiring professionals, empowering them to bridge the gap between theoretical understanding and real-world expertise.

Justin, a recent graduate of the University of Applied Sciences for Economics (FHDW) in Bielefeld, stands as a testament to the transformative power of dual studies. With a degree in business informatics and a focus on software engineering, Justin embarked on a journey that seamlessly integrated his academic pursuits with the dynamic world of software development at Getslash GmbH.

The FHDW‘s distinctive approach to dual studies, characterized by small-group learning and a strong emphasis on practical application, proved to be an ideal setting for Justin’s growth. Immersed in a collaborative environment alongside fellow students and experienced professionals, Justin honed his technical skills while gaining invaluable insights into the intricacies of software engineering.

During his tenure at Getslash GmbH, Justin’s contributions extended far beyond the realm of academics. He actively participated in a diverse range of projects, including the development of new features for the company’s flagship cloud-based ERP system. His involvement in these endeavors not only enriched his understanding of software engineering principles but also provided him with practical experience in project management, teamwork, and customer service. Justin’s ability to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application was evident throughout his dual study experience. He seamlessly integrated the concepts he learned in the classroom into his work at Getslash GmbH, consistently demonstrating his ability to translate abstract ideas into tangible solutions. Furthermore, he relished the opportunity to learn from experienced software engineers and other professionals within the company, absorbing their expertise and incorporating it into his own skillset.

My dual studies at the FHDW and Getslash GmbH were an invaluable experience I gained an in-depth understanding of software engineering, project management, and the business world as a whole. I am incredibly grateful for the opportunity to have worked with such a talented and supportive team at Getslash.”



For his bachelor’s thesis, Justin delved into the fascinating realm of human-computer interaction, exploring the topic of “Evaluation of user acceptance of a virtual TV remote control in hotel/cruise operations.” His research aimed to provide a comprehensive overview of the technical underpinnings of IoT technology and its application in the hospitality industry, specifically focusing on the concept of digital remote controls. By utilizing Getslash’s app as an illustrative example, Justin devised a set of user acceptance criteria for digital remote controls and evaluated their relevance to users. Upon completing his dual studies, Justin’s exceptional talent and dedication were recognized by Getslash GmbH, who promptly offered him a full-time position as a software developer. Embracing this opportunity, Justin continues to contribute to the company’s success by developing innovative features for the ERP system and actively shaping the future of Getslash GmbH.

Justin’s journey serves as an inspiring example of the transformative power of dual studies. By seamlessly blending the rigors of academia with the hands-on experience of the professional world, dual studies empowers individuals like Justin to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, preparing them for a fulfilling and successful career in their chosen field.


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