recently featured this article about my career as a lawyer ….When I started my career as a lawyer, individuality was nothing you would aim for: the definition of what a good lawyer has to be and do were solid and in place for a very long time. The way was clearly marked and there was no doubt of what has to be done.

Without practice you will not get a job later on. While everybody else was working in law firms and legal departments during the summer or in part-time student jobs, I found this amazing job at the Vienna International Airport. Austrian Airlines was hiring students for passenger handling and boarding during peak seasons. I loved this job! I could practice all my foreign languages, met people from all over the world, and after 6 months of working there I was eligible to the airline employees travel policy: I could apply for stand-by tickets at a 90% discount.

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