Kenan Buhic


The day in the life of a Working Student at Arkwright Digital

Day In The Life
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“My supervisor at my University’s Career Center always said my persona and character fits that of a start-up. I, on the other hand, always wanted to work for a well established firm. At Arkwright Digital, I get the best of both worlds.”

Being born in Norway to Bosnian parents, I knew how my summer vacations would start. In a car, on the road, for approximately 2.500 kilometers.

For many the thought alone of having to sit crammed in the backseat of a 93’ Passat is enough to elevate cortisol levels beyond what is considered healthy.

To me, albeit young, it sparked a curiosity of what Europe - and especially Germany  - had to offer, as I experienced the country like most others - through numerous pit stops on the Autobahn.

It was just something about fast cars and surprisingly tasty food at the Shell stations that led me to learn the phrase:

“In der Zukunft will ich nach Deutschland umziehen”.

A 12-year old me at a gas station somewhere in the south of Germany

I mostly used this catch-phrase to flatter my German teacher into giving me better grades in High-School, but little did I know that I, a couple of years later, would actually be working for a German firm in Germany. Funny how life works, huh? 

Let me tell you what led me to Arkwright Digital in Hamburg

While doing my Bachelor’s degree in Norway, I spent 7 months at Karl-Franzens-Universität in Graz, Austria. My experience there instigated a wish for me to do my Master’s degree in a German-speaking country, and my decision ultimately landed on WHU - Otto Beisheim School of Management. Here, I am currently in my ultimate year of a MSc Management degree with a Data Analytics concentration. 

Prior to joining Arkwright Digital, I had been exposed to a myriad of different jobs and industries as a working student. To name a few; at 18 I was working at a leading software company within the Oil & Gas industry for two years. Next to it, I took on projects as a Freelance web designer and developer. The Summer of 2021 I spent working for Germany’s fastest growing B2C-company, based in Berlin. 

Due to my relatively extensive and highly diverse prior working experience, putting a finger on exactly what I wanted to do next seemed difficult, and I often found myself vacillating between  consulting and tech. I knew I wanted to work within the intersection of business, technology and design - and I wanted to do that with great people around me. 

I just did not know where I could do so - until I found Arkwright Digital. 

Arkwright Digital, being a subsidiary of Arkwright Consulting, perfectly intertwined my interests, and I instantly knew that this is the company I’d like to work for. 

A day in the life of a Working Student at Arkwright Digital

Having spent a little over half a year at Arkwright Digital, I have been involved and given direct responsibility to a myriad of projects and tasks.

As of now, our services mostly concern that of the payment industry. Arkwright Digital is working with international and renowned  companies within this domain, and we take on the responsibility to plan, design, develop and implement an array of digital services which are of utmost importance for our clients. 

No project is the same, and the variety of skillsets you attain and deploy during preliminary and implementation phases are invaluable to personal and professional growth. 

Since the company is relatively young, you are not given duties only for external stakeholders, but are also given responsibility internally within the company to aid its growth. This gives you the impression that your involvement does make a difference, and that you are directly affecting the trajectory and path the company is taking.

During my first few months at Arkwright Digital, I have been involved in projects for the Nordic, European and Oceanian markets. Furthermore, due to my background in design and development, I have also been given responsibility for web-related projects internally within Arkwright Consulting and Arkwright Digital. 

That being said, Arkwright Digital respects and understands that your main occupation is still being a student. In my experience, the team and management perfectly align tasks and working hours at the firm with your actual studies.  

My working station while being on my exchange semester to Reims, France

So, should you consider a career at Arkwright Digital?

Arkwright Digital works like a fast-growing startup. The organisational structure is horizontal, and you are surrounded by individuals who are domain experts. The expertise and quality of work Arkwright Digital delivers has not gone by unnoticed by our clients, and as a result the company has seen unparalleled growth the past couple of years.

We are therefore constantly on the lookout for bright minds and ambitious souls to join us and our clients on exciting projects to come.

If this sounds like an environment you would thrive in, do not hesitate to read more about our career opportunities on our career pages, or reach out to me.