Having acquired a law degree in Kenya and with more than four years of experience working as an admitted lawyer and in managerial positions in Kenya, Angella Kerubo relocated to Germany in 2015. 

She faced the toughest obstacle of accessing the job market abroad with a foreign degree qualification. The main reason was that her law degree was not recognised in Germany. However Angella was convinced that there must be a way on how she can successfully tap into the job market.Angella decided to venture into other ways on how she could tap into the job market by first enrolling for German language lessons.

After seeking for advice from the Profession Recognition Authorities in Germany, Angella was adviced to pursue a Masters programme which is the only possible way to have the foreign degree recognised. This is what led her to join Steinbeis University Berlin in 2016 for the Master's Degree in International Business Law. This was the optimal way on how combining both degrees would have her foreign qualifications recognised in Germany. During this time, she also enrolled for German language lessons upto C1.

Since she needed to have the exposure of the legal language, Angella approached a Law firm which granted her an opportunity to intern with the company. This helped her gain first hand experience in the German Corporate Law. During the internship, the Lawyer she worked with handed her a legal dictionery which helped alot in acquiring the legal terminologies needed in the legal sector. Angella successfully graduated in 2018 and managed to join adidas in Germany. She is currently working as a Privacy Counsel in Data Protection. Never give up in life. Always try out all the possible ways. “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” ―Nelson Mandela. Watch her inspirational video below!

>>How I got my Kenyan Law Degree recognised in Germany


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