International Students Testimonies

Photographer, filmmaker, anthropologist: Interview with Gemma Lynch

Gemma Lynch studiert im 3. Semester den Distance-Learning-Studiengang Visual and Media Anthropology an der HMKW Berlin.

Gemma Lynch has been passionate about visual storytelling since she was a teenager. She spent almost 10 years working in various roles in the film/television industry and was Head of Production for the Fondazione Sardegna Film Commission for 5 years. With her studies in Visual and Media Anthropology at HMKW Berlin, she now has the chance to enhance her practical skills with a theoretical background. In the interview she told us more about her creative projects, her practical experiences as well as the highlights of her studies so far.

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Storytelling and science communication at the Quantitative Biosciences Institute in California

Alexa Rocourt, student of the M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology, perfectly combines professional practice and research: Besides her studies, she works as a Media Communications Specialist and Events Coordinator at the research institute QBI (Quantitative Biosciences Institute) in San Francisco. In this interview, she gives us an insight into her work and reveals what she particularly likes about the study program.

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Online marketing internship in sunny Portugal

Julia Flamm hat ihr Auslandspraktikum sehr genossen und würde es jedem Studierenden weiterempfehlen.

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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From HMKW Cologne to Porsche in Prague

Daniel Boerop konnte während seines Praktikums bei Porsche in Prag viele neue Eindrücke sammeln.

HMKW Cologne graduate Daniel Boerop (B.A. Media and Event Management) did his internship at Porsche in Prague. In this interview, he talks about the areas he got to know at the company, what his most exciting tasks were, and how he liked the Czech capital.

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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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Germany Scholarship Holder Luisa-Maria Mrcela introduces herself

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.

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Radio journalism in Namibia

On Air: Hannah Kersting moderierte beim Hitradio Namibia in Windhoek die Nachmittagsshow.

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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How to start a business "as easy as pie"

HMKW-Student Julius Heyers mit der Stipendienurkunde.

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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