International Students Testimonies

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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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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From a HMKW student to a sales manager in the field of ambient advertising and social media marketing

Alumna Lea Kämpken now works as a sales manager.

At this year's graduation ceremony, alumna Lea Kämpken (B.A. Media and Event Management) was awarded for one of the best theses. Congratulations! In her thesis, she examined street art and street art events in brand communication in detail. After graduation, she was able to seamlessly tie in with her research topic: she now works as a sales manager at the Cologne-based agency Perfectly Placed Media.

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Social media marketing and strategic storytelling at the agency StoryMachine

Tessa Behrens works as Associate Director at the social media agency StoryMachine in Berlin.

Tessa Behrens successfully completed her bachelor's degree in Media and Event Management and will soon complete her master's degree in M.A. International Marketing and Media Management. In addition to her studies, Tessa Behrens has already worked for Apple Retail Germany and has since gained a foothold at the social media agency StoryMachine, which specializes in strategic storytelling for top international brands, personalities and political institutions.

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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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