What comes to mind when you think about your studies at HMKW?
I would describe HMKW with the terms "affiliation" and "diversity". My decision to choose the university to complete my studies was based particularly on the aspect of affiliation. The size of the institution and the size of the classes make it possible to get to know people quickly and to have the opportunity to interact with the teachers. Lecturers and professors always have an open ear for questions and suggestions so that you feel comfortable from the very beginning.
Diversity is also an aspect that is clearly visible. Multicultural classes enable a lively exchange and English has become a standard language at the university. I see this as a positive side-effect, as it improves your language skills and allows you to learn about new cultures and traditions.
You acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Business Psychology at HMKW Berlin. What is your current job position?
During my studies I specialized in the field of human resources. I am currently working as a recruiter.
When did you figure out your preferred career path? How much was your choice influenced by the compulsory internship?
At the beginning of my studies, I was uncertain in which direction my interests would develop. It was only at the end of my Bachelor's degree that I realized that HR offers me the opportunity to give applicants a positive experience, speaking of the "Candidate Journey", and to take away their fear of the application process. The internship gave me first insights into Human Resources, but the final decision was not made at that point.
Why did you decide to study “Media and Business Psychology”? And what made you choose HMKW Berlin?
I have always been fascinated by psychology, but I did not want to learn pure clinical psychology. The combination subject offered me the opportunity to learn the basics of psychology and to apply them in an economic context. At that time, there were only two universities that offered business psychology as a course of study. The combination of media and business psychology was unique at HMKW.
You have also completed your Master's degree at HMKW. What were your reasons for this decision?
I made my decision mainly for the reasons mentioned above. I had already established contacts with students and had always felt comfortable at HMKW. I found the practice-oriented seminars exciting and I would have missed somewhere else that you could always approach the teachers directly with questions. Furthermore, I wanted to complete an English-speaking master's degree in order to improve my language skills and meet a new challenge.
What are your plans for the future?
I haven't decided that yet. I like working in HR and would like to continue my work in this field. However, I will see what happens in the coming years.