Students

Students from the Department of Journalism and Communication at HMKW talk about their experience. 

From an internship in Lyon to a permanent position

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.

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Online marketing internship in sunny Portugal

Julia Flamm really enjoyed her internship abroad and would recommend it to any student.

An internship abroad is not only a wonderful opportunity to gain exciting practical experience, it's also a perfect way to get to know another country and its culture. Cologne journalism student Julia Flamm decided to look beyond the horizon and completed an internship in online marketing in the picturesque metropolis of Lisbon. Here she tells us about her experiences.

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Radio journalism in Namibia

On Air: Hannah Kersting hosted the afternoon show at Hitradio Namibia in Windhoek.

During her internship abroad, former journalism student Hannah Kersting (HMKW Cologne) was able to get a closer look at working at a radio station. While volunteering at Hitradio Namibia in Windhoek, she not only had the chance to gain practical experience, but also to explore the fascinating country in southern Africa.

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Diving into current digital marketing trends: Interview with Nduku Mutinda

Nduku Mutinda is currently writing her master's thesis in the M.A. Public Relations and Digital Marketing program.

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.

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"One day I want to be a prominent scholar in my academic field"

Erastus Kalenga Hamunjela has been studying "Public Relations and Digital Marketing" since winter semester 2020/21

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!

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Exciting and diverse everyday working life in the WELT newsroom

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.

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From student to entrepreneur

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.

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