HPI Alumni Talk about their Career

Many students are not aware of the wide range of job opportunities after completing a degree in IT. We show several careers of HPI alumni and their experiences to give some examples for sucessful career pathways in IT. Our alumni give insights into jobs in the IT and software industrie, the challenges IT engineers are faced with and what they like most about their jobs and research.


These examples provide an insight into possible career pathways after graduating from the Hasso Plattner Institute - whether in a large corporation or small startup, in the role of an IT engineer, a manager, or a consultant. The demand for young talents in the IT industry shows no sign of abating. With almost limitless opportunities in the job market, every graduate can find the right fit for them.

For more interviews, see the German version of the website.

(Foto: HPI/C. Yunck)

Assistant Professor, Human-Computer Interaction Institute, School of Computer Science, Carnegie Mellon University, USA

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Ion

HPI Degree: Doctorare 2019


Prof. Alexandra Ion came to HPI as a PhD student and successfully completed her PhD on "Metamaterial Devices" in 2019. She is now an Assistant Professor at Carnegie Mellon University in the USA. In the interview, she talks about her research and her career from student to professor.


Assistant Professor, Head of the Human Computer Integration Lab, University of Chicago

Assistant Professor, Head of the Big Data Management Group, TU Berlin