Frieder Mecklenburg, 2012

How I first learned about Fletcher: Searching for a suitable way to develop my professional skills, I noticed an article in a legal magazine about Fletcher, written by an alumnus. After some research, I emailed the author, who later called me and enthusiastically depicted his Fletcher experience. This all happened in the midst of the financial crisis—he took 45 minutes at 11 pm to speak with me before returning to work!  This showed me that Fletcher is about more than just providing professional skill development; it’s a place where people go out of their way for each other. 

How Fletcher has broadened my global perspective: Fletcher is broadening my global perspective every single day. I am constantly involved in heated discussions about many different issues that start during class and last throughout the afternoon into our study groups and beyond. Everyone has such diverse backgrounds—businessmen, development aid workers, professional trainers, future scholars, soldiers—but we are all looking to specialize or to change our career paths. With all my interactions, it’s impossible not to look at the world with differing perspectives each day.

Favorite magazine:

Economist, Jeune Afrique

Favorite movie:

Film noir in general

Favorite city:

Shanghai

Most rewarding trip:

Road trip through Morocco

 

Fields of Study

  • Development Economics
  • International Business Relations

Activities involved in at Fletcher

  • Fletcher UN Club
  • Harvard Law and International Development Society
  • Fletcher International Business Club
  • European Affairs Society

Education before Fletcher

  • First State Examination in Law, Law, University of Göttingen

Experience before Fletcher

  • UNDP Regional Centre Colombo, Law Clerk - Colombo, Sri Lanka
  • Taylor Wessing, Law Clerk - Düsseldorf, Germany
  • German Chamber of Commerce, Law Clerk - Shanghai, China

Languages

  • German
  • French
  • English

Summer Internship

  • UN Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific - Bangkok, Thailand