What comes to mind when you think about your studies at HMKW?
I think of a very practice-oriented study program with many great projects and dedicated professors.
You acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Event Management at HMKW Berlin. What is your current job position?
As part of my extra-occupational master studies, I work as an SAP consultant at IBM in the automotive/logistics sector and study Business Consulting & Digital Management at FOM Berlin.
Did you get any further work experiences prior to your current position that you would like to share with us?
Prior to my job at IBM I did an internship at Lufthansa Technik AG in Key Account Management and before that I gained some experience in the agency and media sector. During my studies I also worked as a working student in a 5-star hotel.
When did you figure out your preferred career path? How much was your choice influenced by the compulsory internship?
Before I started studying at HMKW, it was pretty much clear to me that I wanted to work in the media industry (TV, moderation) or in a brand agency. During my internship in an agency, I realized that the "dream jobs" I originally had in mind did not correspond to my imagination. I therefore decided to end my internship there after 6 weeks and to try out my skills in another industry.
In making this decision, I learned to pay more attention to the corporate culture and thought more about this aspect of a job. Then I looked especially for jobs and industries that at the first glance I hadn’t taken into consideration.
Why did you decide to study “Media and Event Management”? And what made you choose HMKW Berlin?
I have always loved events and wanted to do something that I enjoy. Since other universities and colleges offered the subject event management only in combination with sports management, which I didn't want to do, HMKW fortunately offered a combination of event management and media management.
Moreover, it was clear to me from the beginning that studying at a state university would not be the right for me. State universities live on public funds which are almost always very limited. HMKW has the financial means to teach the chosen course of studies in a practical way while keeping study contents always up-to-date.