Everything fell into place perfectly for journalism student (and now graduate) Joël Pütz (M.A. Convergent Journalism, now: Digital Journalism): After his internship abroad at the online magazine Parlons Basket in Lyon, he was offered a job there and is now happy to have a permanent position as an editor. We asked him, among other things, what he particularly liked about his internship and what advice he would give other students for their own stay abroad.
Whether as founder of the university's own student newspaper obacht_ or in numerous practical projects: Alumnus Thorsten Gutmann developed an enthusiasm for PR early on. Today, he is head of the communications and marketing department at the German-Russian Chamber of Commerce (AHK) in Moscow. In the interview, he tells us more about his current job and how his studies laid the groundwork for his future career.
Kathleen Laux, a journalism student from Berlin, is one of four lucky Germany scholarship holders for the upcoming academic year. In this interview, she tells us what motivated her to apply for the much sought-after scholarship and what advice she would give to future applicants.
Luisa-Maria Mrcela, in the 3rd semester of her Master's degree in "Public Relations and Digital Marketing" at the Frankfurt Campus, was amazed when the university management informed her that she had won the Deutschlandstipendium. Here, she tells us a bit about her volunteer work and her work-study activities. Incidentally, Luisa successfully completed her Bachelor's degree in "Journalism and Corporate Communications" at HMKW in Cologne.
Nduku Mutinda is about to finish her M.A. in Public Relations and Digital Marketing, where she is writing her master's thesis on brand activism and researching the potential of effective marketing to influence consumers' behavior. We invited her for an interview and asked her about her studies at HMKW, her life in the multicultural city of Berlin and her current job at a Berlin-based language tech company.
Intern, working student, trainee: Saskia Damaschke moves seamlessly from her studies into professional life. Already in October she starts her job at the renowned Frankfurt communication agency PSM&W Kommunikation and will support the team in the development of effective campaigns. We wish her a good start in her first job and thank her very much for the interview!
For Erastus Kalenga Hamunjela, a first dream has already come true when he came to Berlin to study Public Relations and Digital Marketing. He works as a Social Media Manager alongside his studies and is happy about all the valuable input he gained at HMKW. In addition, he is also active as a model: For example, he has appeared in the CSD Berlin Pride campaign and volunteered for equal rights of the LGBTQIA+ community. Well done and keep up the good work!
Merle Giesel has accomplished what many people dream of: right after graduating, she was able to start working as a news editor at the TV station WELT, where she is responsible for editing news reports for the current live broadcast, among other tasks. In this interview, she tells us more about her path to her dream job and how her Bachelor studies at HMKW have shaped her future in TV journalism.
Jesuina Januario, student of M.A. Public Relations and Digital Marketing, is already focusing on her great passion in addition to her studies: She is currently a working student at Blinkist and is constantly dealing with new podcasts. Her love goes so far that she wants to investigate the role of podcasts for People of Colour in her master's thesis. Sounds exciting? In the interview she told us more about her studies, her plans as well as her job.
Digital marketing is Ayesha Samia's great passion. She already knows that she wants to get started in this field after graduation (currently: M.A. Public Relations and Digital Marketing). She is currently gaining valuable practical experience as a working student at the digital marketing agency Crealytics. In the interview, we asked her about her work, her favorite courses and projects, and her goals for the future.
Strong communication skills and creativity: two qualities that a radio presenter should definitely have. Laura Fliegenschmidt has turned her passion for communication and music into a career and joined the Berlin radio station 98.8 KISS FM as a trainee.
An exciting course of study at a familiar university, lots of friends from all over the world and plenty of inspiring input: Laura Mühlenmeier (M.A. Convergent Journalism) has found a new creative home at HMKW Berlin. In this interview, she told us why she enjoys being part of the Talent Campus_Video workshop so much and what defines good journalism.
Benedikt Wolter successfully completed his bachelor's degree in journalism and corporate communications at HMKW Cologne this year. In this interview, alumnus Benedikt Wolter tells us about his career from student to founder of his own marketing agency, as well as his professional and private goals for the future.
From Frankfurt to Berlin. Christopher Nagorr set off for the capital for his mandatory internship to report on the music scene for the online magazine "DIFFUS". He is studying B.A. Journalism and Corporate Communications at the Frankfurt Campus.
Warda Imran, student of M.A. Convergent Journalism (since WS 2020 M.A. Digital Journalism, editor's note) is about to start her traineeship at Deutsche Welle in Bonn. But before she packs her bags, we talked to her about her best moments and experiences at the HMKW, her participation in the workshop Talent Campus_Video and her student life in Berlin.
Studying journalism in a dynamic and diverse city like Berlin: For Lisa Frising, student of M.A. Convergent Journalism (from WS 2020: M.A. Digital Journalism, editor's note), there is currently hardly anything more enriching. In the interview she reveals why she decided to study at HMKW Berlin, which courses she is particularly interested in and why she wants to live and work in Berlin in the near future.
Katharina Klube has already successfully completed her Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Corporate Communications at HMKW Berlin in 2016. What has changed professionally since then? We were curious and made contact again. In an interview, she now tells us about her work as a press spokesperson for the German Veterinary Association and her professional and private goals for the future.
Being open to new things and remaining flexible in your choice of career: Graduate Giny Mateke definitely proved these two qualities after graduating in Journalism and Corporate Communications. She has turned her favourite hobby, graphic design, into a profession and has now been working for 4 years as a communication designer for a medium-sized IT service provider.
Journalism or corporate communications? At HMKW Berlin Robert Pintz was initially able to deepen his knowledge in both areas. After graduating, things turned out differently than expected and he ended up in the field of social media and performance marketing. In this interview, he tells us what particularly inspired him about his studies at HMKW and what goals he would like to pursue in the near future.
In September, Lorenzo Cervantes completed his Master's degree in Convergent Journalism at HMKW. Immediately after his graduation he was able to start his career in the Communication Department of the European Space Agency in the Netherlands. In this interview he told us about his most valuable experiences from his studies and what he finds most challenging and fascinating about his work.
Christian Caurla, graduate of M.A. Convergent Journalism, already worked as an intern at Deutsche Welle during his studies and was able to join the company after graduating as a journalist. In his daily work, he now mainly produces videos for television and social media. In the interview he told us more about his current job, his best memories of his student days and the biggest challenges in his profession.
Fiene Oswald discovered her fascination for corporate communications during her studies. Meanwhile she is working in the public relations team of a large international corporation and develops effective PR and communication strategies. In the interview she tells how she made her way to her dream job and what she particularly liked about her time at HMKW Berlin.
Felix Liomin has successfully entered the media industry: After his studies he was able to complete an internship at ProSiebenSat1. He is now working there as Social Sales Manager. Why did Felix Liomin decide to study at HMKW Berlin and what are his best memories from this time? This and much more he tells in this interview.
Yvonne Röttgers always wanted to "do something with media". After her studies she was able to specify her career aspirations: In addition to her master's degree in sustainable development cooperation, she now works as a PR trainee in an owner-managed agency. In this interview she talks about her time at HMKW Berlin and explains what she likes most about her current position.
As early as 2016, we spoke with Svetlana Pavelko, graduate of B.A. Journalism and Corporate Communications, about her entry into professional life. What has changed since then? What new experiences has she gained? In the interview, Svetlana Pavelko now reveals more about her current work as a marketing specialist in the medical field and what goals she has set herself for the future.
Anne Dittmann lives her dream and works as a freelance journalist, author, blogger, speaker and activist. During her work she dedicates herself to the topics that really move her: feminism, sustainability, motherhood and justice. In the interview she told us what she particularly likes about her job and to what extent her studies at HMKW have influenced her.
Laura Braeunig has successfully started her career in the PR industry. After working for rbb Fernsehen and as a freelancer for various companies and agencies, she has been a PR consultant with the agency PIABO since 2019. In the interview she tells how she figured out her preferred career path and how her studies at the HMKW Berlin helped her.
Great freedom and individual supervision by our lecturers: Graduate Lennart Richter particularly appreciated these both aspects during his time at the HMKW Berlin. After studying M.A. Convergent Journalism, he worked in various PR agencies. Recently, he has started to work as a freelancer. In the interview he tells us more about his current projects and his plans for the future.
Ciara Mac Gowan has achieved what many people dream of: she got a job at Google in Dublin and has been working here as an Account Strategist since the beginning of February. What are her biggest challenges at work? And what advice can she give new students to get closer to their dream job? In a personal interview, Mac Gowan talks about her experiences during her studies and her career start.
It had been clear to Dominik Schwaegerl that he would like to work in the media industry one day, even before his bachelor's degree in Journalism and Corporate Communications. During his studies, he did an internship at Sat.1 Frühstücksfernsehen, where he was able to do a traineeship directly after graduation. Today he is an editor & on-air reporter on the morning show and especially appreciates the diversity of tasks and the contact with people.
Lukas Kuite acquired a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and Corporate Communications at HMKW Berlin and Cologne. After gaining initial work experience at local and regional newspapers as well as the radio station SWR4, he has now joined the well-known news agency Reuters as a freelance journalist. In this interview he talks about his greatest professional challenges, his plans for the future and gives students practical advice for their entry into journalism.
Christopher Rust discovered his enthusiasm for corporate communications during his studies. After working for Hamburger SV and the agency schoesslers, he has been responsible for internal and external communications for all German hotels of the Scandic Group since August 2019. In the interview we asked him about his career start and his previous experiences.
Leoni Brill studies B.A. Journalism and Corporate Communications at HMKW Berlin and is currently doing her internship at heute-show (Prime Productions GmbH) in Cologne. As an editorial trainee she researches topics and prepares them for the show. In the interview she talks about her experiences.
It was already clear to Ofelia Maghakyan in her school days that she wanted to become a journalist. After her studies at HMKW Berlin her dream came true: Maghakyan is now working as editor-in-chief (CvD) in the online editorial department of the Berliner Zeitung. Among other things, she is responsible here for the coordination between editorial, production and advertising departments.
Making coffee? Certainly not in this internship: After a veritable job application marathon, Cologne-based HMKW student Nora Goldschmidt found her dream internship at the chemical company Bayer AG. In this interview, she describes the versatility of her communications job in the HR department and tells which contents from her studies she had been able to apply.