What comes to mind when you think about your studies at HMKW?
Practice-oriented studies, friendly and open-minded lecturers and professors and a relaxed learning environment.
You have studied B.A. Journalism and Corporate Communications. What is your current job position? When did you figure out your preferred career path? How much was your choice influenced by the compulsory internship?
I always wanted to be a journalist. But in my imagination I always had a microphone in my hand, in front of the camera or behind it. That's why I went to ProSieben in Munich for my mandatory internship.That was always my biggest dream! But because I still had a few semesters to go, I ended up back in Berlin. At some point, quite by chance, I read an e-mail from Prof. Dr. Köhler, which said that the Berliner Zeitung was looking for working students. I applied and was successful. After a year I became an online editor and another year and a half later online editor-in-chief. Today I don't have a microphone in my hand, but I enjoy my work a lot.
Why did you decide to study “Journalism and Corporate Communications”? And what made you choose HMKW Berlin?
After my A-levels it was clear that I wanted to go to Berlin and I wanted to study. Since my desire to become a journalist was beyond doubt, I researched where I could study without just browsing through books. I wanted to work both academically and practically and at the same time make contacts. A course of study without job prospects was out of the question. My research led me to HMKW and already on the next day I sent my application.
Which contents of your studies are part of your current job? How do your studies help you in your work routine?
Especially at the beginning, the basic journalism seminars helped me a lot. So I always knew what was expected of me.
What are your plans for the future?
I hope to develop myself further. It's important to me. Even though I'm happy in my job right now, I don't like stagnation. I think that movement can create new challenges. And who knows in which direction it will go...maybe I can come back as a lecturer to HMKW one day.