Julia Steier

Product Manager
Google

What dissent of yours was the most important one in your career?

Not getting a master's degree! I studied computer science and I didn't really know what to do with that degree as I did not want to become a programmer. I decided to start working first (against the german 'convention' to do a master's) and to potentially come back to a master's. That's when I found product management. No one asks me for why I didn't do a master's anymore and I got to invest my time in learning on the job and side projects (like the drawing) helped me grow more than a master's degree ever could.