Success Stories Department of Psychology

Connecting with international students at Coventry University

HMKW student Kristin Hessel (second from the right) with fellow students

Kristin Hessel (B.Sc. Media and Business Psychology at HMKW Cologne) was looking for a new challenge: She spent the last winter semester at Coventry University, an Erasmus partner university of HMKW. Here she tells us about exciting experiences, encounters with international students and how her semester abroad helped her in both personal and professional terms.

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Becoming self-employed with one's own art-based consulting business

Combining the best of both worlds: This is the goal that alumna Bella Zhang (M.A. Business Psychology) is pursuing after graduation. In Sweden, she has started her own consulting business and offers, among other things, art-based workshops in companies on the topics of health promotion, mindfulness and team development.

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How to start a business "as easy as pie"

HMKW student Julius Heyers with the scholarship certificate.

HMKW student Julius Heyers has long enjoyed working with children and young people. Since the beginning of the year, he has been passing on his business know-how to students as part of IW JUNIOR - and won a Deutschlandstipendium at the start of the semester. We interviewed the dual B.A. Media and Business Psychology student.

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From university to a professional career as a marketing project manager and local politician

Johanna Koch studied media and business psychology dual at HMKW Berlin.

Alumna Johanna Koch pursues two professions with great enthusiasm: She has been working at the EUREF campus since the summer as a project manager in the area of marketing and business development. At the same time, she is active in local politics: In the current election, she was elected to the district council for the FDP Berlin Mitte. When we met her for a coffee, we chatted with her about her career start, her current jobs, and her goals for the future.

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Students' thesis featured in scientific magazine

Alicia Hänsel finished her Bachelors’ degree in Media and Business Psychology at HMKW in Frankfurt with an outstanding evaluation. The topic of her thesis is interesting enough for the abstract to be featured in a scientific magazine. She gained experience as a working student in a coaching company and is planning on improving her skills in a Masters’ program in Business Psychology next semester.

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Marketing know-how based on theory and practice

[Translate to englisch:] Hannah Löhr hat an der HMKW den Bachelor-Studiengang Medien- und Wirtschaftspsychologie absolviert. Foto: privat

Hannah Löhr, a recent graduate in media and business psychology, has been hired by her internship company, the social media agency THE WANTS SOCIAL. In this interview, she talks about the main motives behind her choice of study and the advantages of a practice-oriented study program.

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"Work with passion - and you will win!"

Alumna Lena Janovics is now working in the area of personnel development and recruiting.

For Lena Janovics, graduate of B.A. Media and Business Psychology, it was already clear during her studies that she would like to work in human resources later on. Because she simply loves to work with people! Thanks to her student trainee job at Deutsche Wohnen SE, she was able to start her career right after graduation. In this interview, she talks about her first job position as a recruiter, her plans for the future and her best memories from her student days.

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DJ, artist, label manager: Graduate Joe Metzenmacher lives his dream

Joe Metzenmacher holds a B.A. in Media and Business Psychology from HMKW Berlin.

Music is Joe Metzenmacher's greatest passion. Early on he prepared his professional career in the music business by working on various projects while still a student. So much ambition and tenacity pays off: Today, Metzenmacher now works as a DJ and artist and is a co-owner and label manager of Heideton Records. In this interview he told us to what extent his studies have helped him on his way and which advice he would like to share with other students.

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Turning a hobby into a profession: Akeel Schilde on his career entry into the gaming industry

Akeel Schilde works at the ComboStrike agency.

Computer and video games are Akeel Schildes great passion. So it was clear to him early on that he would like to work in this diverse industry. Since November, he has been working as a Partner Management Specialist at ComboStrike, a Berlin-based agency specializing in the games industry. In the interview he talks about his previous professional experiences and reveals what he enjoys most about his job.

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How to become a feel good manager

Andreas Müller works for Kaufland Dienstleistung GmbH as a person of trust in employee retention.

Andreas Müller got to know the job profile of a feel good manager already during his studies of media and business psychology. And he knew: "That's what I'd like to become one day." In the meantime, he has been working for Kaufland Dienstleistung GmbH as a person of trust in employee retention and is taking up the challenge of making the employees' everyday work as pleasant as possible.

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Diverse and challenging: Graduate Paul Nickel about his current job as a HR consultant

Paul Nickel works for the consulting company Robert Half.

Working with people can be found incredibly enriching but challenging at the same time. Paul Nickel who studied B.A. Media and Business Psychology at HMKW Berlin experiences this every day in his job. As a HR consultant he supports Berlin-based IT companies to find the right and appropriate staff. How do his studies help him in his profession and what does he love about his current job? Learn more about Paul Nickel and his work as a consultant in this interview.

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From psychology studies to corporate health management

Nadja Schleif (B.A. Media and Business Psychology) was able to take up work immediately after her studies: She has since her graduation been working as a consultant for company health management and organizational development. What she particularly liked about her studies, what she appreciates about her current job and what qualities students of her subject should have, she reveals in this interview.

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"At the end of the day, what counts for me are the candidates"

Today Sana Guist works in the field of human resources.

Small learning groups and a cosmopolitan, multicultural atmosphere: this is what Sana Guist, a graduate in business psychology, particularly appreciated during her studies at the HMKW Berlin. Today she still works intensively with people: She works as a recruiter in the Human Resources department and ensures optimal application and selection processes during her work. In the interview she talks about her professional life.

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Alumna Lena Herrgesell organizes weddings and events

Lena Herrgesell (B.A. Media and Business Psychology) works now as a event and wedding planner.

Events are Lena Herrgesell's greatest passion. Immediately after her studies of media and business psychology she started her own business as a wedding planner. How does her experience and knowledge from her studies help her in her profession today? We asked her about her everyday work and her time at HMKW Berlin.

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The future starts now: Marketing on the EUREF Campus in Berlin

Business psychologist Sarah Mehlhorn on the EUREF Campus (in the background the Gasometer Schöneberg)

For Sarah Mehlhorn, her great enthusiasm for marketing was already apparent during her studies in business psychology. She completed both her bachelor's and master's degree at the HMKW Berlin. Today she works at the EUREF campus in Berlin-Schöneberg and in her everyday work she deals with seminal topics such as energy, sustainability and mobility.

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Focused on innovation and the urban future

[Translate to englisch:] Ein Foto noch aus der Studienzeit bei einem Shooting mit Constantin Dubyk an der HMKW Köln. Foto: Werner Siess

For HMKW graduate Constantin Dubyk, the B.A. degree in Media and Business Psychology was the right choice: During his studies, he used the potential of the wide-ranging program by concentrating on his own areas of interest. In Berlin and Potsdam, he has now taken up innovation and future-oriented activities in both his job and master's degree.

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