What comes to mind when you think about your studies at HMKW?
I had a very formative time at HMKW and always enjoyed studying and was interested in learning new things. In the first semester I had a course with Prof. Dr. Schulz on the basics of science. We learned a lot about different philosophical approaches. That gave me a completely different perspective.
You acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Corporate Communications at HMKW Berlin. What is your current job position?
I now work as a PR consultant at PIABO, an agency that specializes in PR for tech-driven topics.
Did you get any further work experiences prior to your current position that you would like to share with us?
I was previously a freelancer for rbb Fernsehen. There I worked as an editorial assistant, but I was also able to realize a few contributions as an author. At the same time I worked as a freelancer in the field of PR and content creation - for companies and also for agencies. As the mother of a small son, I decided to change to an employment relationship in order to bring a certain constancy into my working hours.
When did you figure out your preferred career path? How much was your choice influenced by the compulsory internship?
Before my studies I already completed an apprenticeship in the commercial sector. So I wasn't completely inexperienced and have constantly gained experience as a working student during my studies. During my compulory internship at VICE I discovered my interest in editorial work and wanted to work more with the video format. That's how I ended up at rbb and then I was in charge of the editorial realization of video portraits at a start-up - in other words, I was in charge of the entire process. From conception, storyline, and copywriting, in part, to shooting and accompanying the video editing.
Why did you decide to study “Journalism and Corporate Communications”? And what made you choose HMKW Berlin?
I was specifically looking for a course of study that combines journalism and managed communication in the Bachelor's degree. I also knew that there would be no better place to study communication than Berlin. Berlin is the capital. Many media companies and agencies are based here and so much is happening here: whether political, social or cultural.