Success Story of Robel Debesay

Portrait of Robel Debesay, Alumnus Powercoders

I consider myself a lucky person.

Before Robel joined UBS as an intern, he lived for five years on the road as a person from a refugee background

IT Quality &Test Engineer(EE) at UBS, Alumnus Powercoders

April 2020

Robel radiates so much warmth and cordiality that you immediately feel comfortable around him. He was a participant in our Bootcamp in Basel in 2018, got an internship with UBS after our Career Day and after that got employed as IT Quality &Test Engineer. Congratulations to you, dear Robel!

Words like luck and career have different meanings to different people. Robel was portrayed at UBS – how he went from master’s student to an exile in his own country, to a person from a refugee background seeking asylum wherever he could find it, to a coder with a promising career – isn’t one most would define solely by luck. Read his full story here.