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.
Arturo Calderón is studying the Distance Learning program Visual and Media Anthropology and has been funded with a DAAD scholarship since the winter term 2021/22. Here he explains how he applied for the scholarship, how he received it, and which goals he has set himself for the future.
From Iceland to Berlin: After completing a Bachelor's degree in Anthropology and graduating from the Photography School in Reykjavik, Icelandic photographer and anthropologist Helga Laufey Ásgeirsdóttir is now studying the Distance Learning program M.A. Visual and Media Anthropology. In the interview she told us more about her current creative projects as well as her studies at HMKW.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.