International Students Testimonies

"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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Finding and developing individual talents and strengths

Annabell Duda at her best - scribbling on the graphics tablet at HMKW.

Annabell Duda is in her first semester of B.A. Game Design and Interactive Media at HMKW Cologne. Due to the Corona pandemic, teaching has so far taken place online. Nevertheless, the student is happy about her choice of study and would like to encourage prospective students to apply.

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Successful career start as a graphic designer in the field of UX and UI design

Marcel Wedekind works currently as a graphic designer at Jobufo, a Berlin-based HR tech startup.

Marcel Wedekind is passionate about design since his school days. After completing his dual studies at HMKW Berlin, he now works as a graphic designer at Jobufo, a Berlin-based HR tech startup, where he plays a key role in developing the user experience and the user interface. In a short interview, Marcel told us more about the most valuable experiences he gained during his studies and the challenges he faces in his day-to-day work.

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Students' thesis featured in scientific magazine

Alicia Hänsel finished her Bachelors’ degree in Media and Business Psychology at HMKW in Frankfurt with an outstanding evaluation. The topic of her thesis is interesting enough for the abstract to be featured in a scientific magazine. She gained experience as a working student in a coaching company and is planning on improving her skills in a Masters’ program in Business Psychology next semester.

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The facets of event management: from agency life to public service

Meret Gesierich successfully completed her dual degree in media and event management in 2019 - and was able to join a full-service event agency straight after graduation. But then suddenly a lot of flexibility was required, due to the pandemic that intervened. Fortunately, Meret was able to change jobs quickly and found a permanent position as an event manager in the field of press and public relations. In this interview, she told us more about her current job and the advantages of the dual study program at HMKW.

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Creative and hands-on: Lisa Pommerening on her dual studies in graphic design

Lisa Pommerening's biggest dream for the time after her dual studies in graphic design and visual communication: joining the Berlin film and TV production company STORY HOUSE Productions as a permanent employee. Not only did she complete her practical year here, but she also continues to work for the company as a student trainee. In the following interview, she told us about the advantages of the dual study program at HMKW and what she would like to focus on in her bachelor's thesis.

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