Take a look inside the Deutsche Börse Group - image courtesy of the Deutsche Börse Group -  Main left: Lara Atkinson. Top row from left:  Christian Hoops, Ryan Finn, Lin Xu. Bottom row from left: Markus Stoker, Mélanie Moos, Peeyush Arora. Main right: Agathe Glatz.

Take a look inside the Deutsche Börse Group - image courtesy of the Deutsche Börse Group -  Main left: Lara Atkinson. Top row from left:  Christian Hoops, Ryan Finn, Lin Xu. Bottom row from left: Markus Stoker, Mélanie Moos, Peeyush Arora. Main right: Agathe Glatz.

Highlights of individual experiences of working at one of the world's leading stock exchanges!

Lara Atkinson

When Lara Atkinson started as a student assistant in the Deutsche Börse Media Relations Team, she used to write posts like this one. Now, she works as PR & Content Manager for STOXX Ltd, our index provider based in Zurich. Through her work, Lara is travelling a lot and is connected to colleagues all over the world. In doing so, she likes to check twice which time zone her counterpart is in. Among ther things, she loves the immediate visibility of success in her work, e.g. when an interview or article is published. “Deutsche Börse has become a piece of home,” says Lara. “Here I have developed my skills and met many great people.”

Mélanie Moos

Mélanie Moos is on the fast track. She took over at the helm of Clearstream’s Lending Operations in Luxemburg at the age of 25. “My age was not a problem. I was able to adapt quickly because I joined a well-structured and motivated team,” says Mélanie. Together with her colleagues she manages securities lending and collateral management for the international central securities depository (ICSD) of Deutsche Börse Group. “For us no one day is like another.” Besides her work Mélanie really likes sports. She used to play Basketball in Belgium’s second division and has finished marathons.

Agathe Glatz

Variety and new challenges – two important factors for Agathe Glatz. Three years ago she started as a student assistant in the Relationship Management of our subsidiary Clearstream and even spent four month in England during that time. After her bachelor’s degree she is now supporting our German customers in the same department. “I really like the range of possibilities offered at Deutsche Börse. With all the widespread tasks and departments, everyone can find something interesting and it never gets boring,” she says.

The best of 2016 and what to expect in 2017- Nico Rosberg driving in 2016 - Copyright: Cristiano Barni / Shutterstock.com. Tesla charging stations -  Copyright: Jag_cz / Shutterstock.com.  Serena Williams in action in 2016 -  Copyright:Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com.

The best of 2016 and what to expect in 2017- Nico Rosberg driving in 2016 - Copyright: Cristiano Barni / Shutterstock.com. Tesla charging stations -  Copyright: Jag_cz / Shutterstock.com.  Serena Williams in action in 2016 -  Copyright:Leonard Zhukovsky / Shutterstock.com.

A year in review - an OriginalSteps.com feature

One can safely deduce that people from here to Mars have something to say about the outgoing year 2016 - mostly bad things unfortunately. However such a bleak outlook is quite inconsiderate considering people, and actual human-beings where conceived and born within this year! These individuals might even end up becoming the next generation of superhero's the world has longed for.

However right now it feels like the world could use some superhuman strength to power through to 2017.

Europa-Park: The adventure, the excitement and the pumpkins - Image Credit BreakingStereotypes.orgEuropa-Park: The adventure, the excitement and the pumpkins - Image Credit BreakingStereotypes.org

A trip to Europa-Park makes one understand the true meaning of the word: entertainment. And that is exactly what the place is all about. It allows children and adults to escape from their daily life and engage with thousands of adventure seekers.

Borg/McEnroe Copyright: Julie Vrabelová Image courtesy of Nordisk Film

Borg/McEnroe Copyright: Julie Vrabelová Image courtesy of Nordisk Film

Borg/McEnroe is a film of one of the world’s greatest icons Björn Borg and his biggest rival, the young and talented John McEnroe. It's a story of two men that became legends and the prize they had to pay.

The film stars Swedish award winning actor Sverrir Gudnason as Borg, American actor Shia LaBeouf as his tennis court rival, John McEnroe. As Borg’s trainer, the legendary Lennart “Labbe” Bergelin, Swedish acclaimed actor Stellan Skarsgård returns for a major part in a Swedish film for the first time in almost ten years.

The magical world of a neurosurgeon-gone-oddly-strange.

Superhero Careers: Dr. Strange from Marvel: Avengers Alliance Credit: Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Superhero Careers: Dr. Strange from Marvel: Avengers Alliance Image Credit: Marvel Entertainment, LLC

Brilliance and being smart is one thing. Having the skills to focus on a career that serves the human nervous-system which includes the brain and spine, takes a lot more than grey matter but also hard work and dedication to the specialization of neurological surgery.

Doctor Strange, also known as Stephen Vincent Strange, takes such skills to the next level by becoming a sorcerer. Probably the best way to think of a sorcerer would be a magician with steroid enhanced skills. Therefore if one combined the likes of David Blaine and David Copperfield with the aptitude of a Medical Doctor like Doogie Howser, M.D you would just about be the value-add needed to become such a superhero.