DCLead Track: TECMAN
BSc: Computer Engineering

I have chosen DCLead because: Communication is an integral aspect of our society, and now even more so through Digital Communication. As someone with a technical background, I felt the necessity to set a holistic approach to my education. I chose to study something that I felt would bridge all the skills I possess, make me a better communicator, and immerse me in a multicultural environment. Through my courses, I am challenged to think about societal issues in a different light. I am keen to see where this takes me.

Gloria DwomohGreece

DCLead Track: POLINN
BSc: Mathematics (Major); Statistics & Physics (Minor)
MBA: Communication Management
Worked as: Copywriter; Design Manager; Brand Strategist; Data Researcher; Digital Experience Lead; Creative Director; Filmmaker

I have chosen DCLead because:
If we are to sustain open societies, there is an increasing need for systems that help us understand and process information that is constantly in formation. Software is now both policy and politics. It is to this shifting, generative world of data as soft power that DCLead speaks. I’m profoundly interested in how media institutions and infrastructures contribute to various types of order—social, cultural, political, economic and ethical. What is media’s role in shaping a new global communication order? How can communication rights and technologies be used to address social and digital inequalities? This is the work that I look forward to advancing in the context of my learning at DCLead.

Nitin NathIndia

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Media and Communication Management
Worked as: TEDxEhrenfeld Organizer

I have chosen DCLead because:
In a world mixed with cultures, languages, genders… – we are told to focus on self development rather than the big picture. But as a community of 7.8 Billion people it is crucial to also focus on our diversity and what we can do to provide a united environment for new generations to grow up in. DCLead gives us the opportunity to meet people from around the world, to study cultures and experience diversity of any kind. As curious students we come together with one goal: To shape our future.

Tabea WagnerGermany

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BA: Bachelor of Computer Engineering
Worked as: Associate Software Engineer at Icertis Solutions, CEO and Founder of RandomDotTech

I have chosen DCLead because:
DCLead is a platform where potential future world leaders are shaped together. We are exposed to people from different cultures, countries, attitudes and viewpoints. For me, who wants to be an entrepreneur, this sounded like the perfect place to make connections that will last for lifetime. All the tracks are designed such that they together complete a product, organization or a company. It’s a course which blends Leadership along with Digital Communication which I find exceptionally booming.

Mukul BagulIndia

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Bachelor of Social Science in Communication and Journalism, University of Chittagong
MSc: Masters of Social Science in Communication and Journalism, University of Chittagong
Worked as: Research Assistant, Public Relations Officer

I have chosen DCLead because:
The interdisciplinary approach of DCLead amalgamates different aspects of media and communication with technology and policy design. The inevitable prospects of digital communication, the diverse background of students and it’s inclusiveness propelled me to apply for DCLead. I think the collaboration of DCLead with top-notch academic and industry partners would facilitate me to think innovatively about critical insights of digital communication and to get profound knowledge of new media, technology and society that will ameliorate my skills to be a well-rounded professional in the field of digital communication.

Hedayetul Islam JewelBangladesh

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BA: Digital Media Communication
Worked as: Software Engineer at Hallo; UX Designer and Product manager at Actions Security

I have chosen DCLead because:
We’re in a time of rapid change due to the development of new technologies that are revolutionizing the way we live. For this reason, I found the program of DcLead, a program that combines areas of communication, technology, and design, a perfect match for my interests. I want to be able to impact society by using technology. I think this program is the perfect opportunity for me to thrive forward to a more fulfilling career in my chosen field of study.

Bob Henrique de FariasBrasil

DCLead Track: ICT4D
BA: BA Broadcast Communication
Worked as: Multiplatform Reporter for ABS-CBN News

I have chosen DCLead because:
In a time with unforeseen circumstances such as the pandemic, communicating effectively through digital takes center stage. As a Filipino leader, I am committed to co-design development-oriented programs for vulnerable communities in my country. I believe DCLead is a golden opportunity. With the collaborative and ethical environment at DCLead, I hope to master ICT4D to engage more efficiently with the people, understand their stories deeper, and contribute to building bridges for marginalized communities facing this crisis.

Kevin Manalo PamatmatPhilippines

DCLead Track: ICT4D
BA: Bachelor of Science with a major in Media and Communication studies, University of Gothenburg
Worked as: Communications Officer and Social Media Community Manager

I have chosen DCLead because:
Our transforming digital society requires professionals who critically push the research and development of digital communication toward more conscious and ethical solutions. I aspire to identify the benefits, as well as the challenges of digitalization on a global scale by taking a leading role in understanding, embracing, and shaping this transformation. With its multidisciplinary curriculum, this master’s program will equip me with the right tools, in-depth skills, and inspiration to guide and prepare myself for my own contribution to the field. Moreover, DClead provides an opportunity to share ideas and gain valuable knowledge from people with different professional and cultural backgrounds, which I believe builds and deepens the understanding of digital communication.

Chalene JohanssonSweden

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Mass Communication
MA: Advertising & Public Relations
Worked as: CEO & Founder – The Digital Wizards, CEO & Founder – The Self Love Project, Digital Skills Instructor – UN Women, JICA

I have chosen DCLead because:If not DCLead, then what? I feel this program has been my calling, and I couldn’t be happier to have been selected. My experience in digital advocacy, gender parity, and social issues like mental health & women empowerment have made me realize that there is nothing more important than the right digital communication strategy to achieve our goals in modern times. Having taught Digital Skills to women entrepreneurs from underprivileged communities UN Women & JICA has opened my eyes to how anything we want to be noticed in the world has to have perfect synergy with the ever-changing digital landscape.
Thus, DCLead felt like the most natural option to pursue my Master’s in. The program is the perfect marriage between digital communication and what it takes to be the right leader. The policy and innovation track is just what I wanted to hone in on my advocacy and lobbying experience in the mental health sector. I am sure DCLead is going to be the perfect inter-disciplinary program to help me make sure my voice is not only heard but registered!

Kainaat MaqboolPakistan

DCLead Track: ICT4D
BA: International Information
MA/MSc: International Information
Worked as: Communications Expert for Ukraine’s National Agency for Corruption Prevention, Communications Advisor for Ukraine’s Prosecutor General, Video/Photo Editor (journalist) for EU Advisory Misson, Senior Press Assistant for OSCE Special Monitoring Mission

I have chosen DCLead because:
How to overcome challenges and threats posed by the new realities emerging with rapid growth of digital technologies? How to take the most of the technologies to make the world a better place and eliminate its negative impact on society development and democracy? These questions brought me to the DC Lead Master Programme. It not only provides high quality education by well-established universities, but also gives an opportunity to meet with people of similar interests from around the world.

Mariia AleksevychUkraine