Following graduation, I started working as an intern at the International Waters Cluster of the United Nations Office for Project Services in Copenhagen, Denmark. After six months I moved to one of the projects of this portfolio in Pretoria, South Africa where I could learn more about transboundary water management and of course enjoy the exceptional nature of southern Africa. After six months, I returned to Berlin, my home city, where I wrote a PhD proposal, as I realised how much I had enjoyed research and analysis while at university. Meanwhile, I received an offer from another UN agency to work as a research and advocacy officer on a climate change mitigation programme in Indonesia and am now excited to move to Jakarta next month. The knowledge that I gathered about issues pertaining to climate change during my year at Oxford was not only decisive in being selected for my forthcoming position but also makes me feel confident to be able to deliver. Writing this, I am on my way to England to visit a friend from the MSc. The programme not only prepared me with knowledge and skills but also enabled me to meet friends for life.