Mira Oberhagemann

Our thirteenth alumni presented in this series of Alumni of Psychology is Mira Oberhagemann. She graduated in 2017 from the master Human Factors & Engineering and works as a consultant (software test engineer) at Alten in Apeldoorn.

How long did it take to find your first job?

It took me two months to find a first temporary job and another four months after that to find my current job.

What are your tasks and responsibilities?

I am a consultant (software test engineer)at Alten Nederland in Apeldoorn. My task is to identify a good test strategy and write test cases to determine if (software) products work correctly and if they meet the defined specifications.

What have you taken along your study which you now profit from?

The ability to set up and conduct (good) research

What do you hope to achieve in your career?

I hope that I can keep learning new things every day.

If you think about you study time, which memory comes up first?

Drinking free coffee at the Cubicus for hours because the weather was too bad to go home by bike.

Which tips and tricks would you like to give to current students?

If you are doing the Human Factors Master and don’t want to end up in research, try to learn prototyping or programming.

Mira graduated writing a thesis which aimed to investigate the effects of a technical support tool for collaborative decision making. This research focused mainly on possible benefits and disadvantages such a tool could have during a collaborative design discussion. Especially regarding the possible influence on the focus on the topic, the awareness of the communicational aspects used, the structure and flow of the discussion and the cognitive load.

Any questions to Mira?

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Published: February 18th, 2019