What comes to mind when you think about your studies at HMKW?
Going back to study was one of the best choices I made. I am happy I chose Berlin and HMKW. I will miss the direct contact with the professors, the nice stuff, and the learning environment in general.
You acquired a Master of Arts in Convergent Journalism at HMKW Berlin. What is your current job position?
I currently work as a journalist for Deutsche Welle in Berlin. I mostly produce videos for TV and social media.
Did you get any further work experiences prior to your current position that you would like to share with us?
My first professional job experience was in Milan, I was selling the advertising slots of the biggest radio station in the country. It wasn’t my thing. I moved to LA and worked for an event and media production company. There I learned to shoot videos, edit them, and work on motion graphics. These skills are still the bedrock on which I build my career.
When did you figure out your preferred career path? How much was your choice influenced by the compulsory internship?
I knew what I wanted to do before joining HMKW. I knew I liked journalism, and I knew that my video skills could open a door to this career path. The master’s degree at HMKW for me was a ticket to get into a world more aligned with my interests and ethic.
Why did you decide to study “Convergent Journalism”? And what made you choose HMKW Berlin?
I was looking for a journalism university abroad, in English, with reasonable fees, that would accept students with little to no experience in the field. When you run the numbers, there really aren’t many candidates that fit this profile. HMKW was one of the only one that I found. The direct contact with the professors and the support of the staff convinced me it was the right choice.
Which contents of your studies are part of your current job? How do your studies help you in your work routine?
In our course we focused on videos, and those are a significant aspect of my current job. Honestly, though, the game changer for me was not learning knew skills, but acquiring information from professors and journalists, getting inside knowledge otherwise unattainable, as well as a small but significant net of contacts.