DCLead Track: TECMAN
BSc: Information Technology (Hons.)
Worked as: Software Engineer 

I have chosen DCLead because:
The DCLead program is a unique master program with many Industrial partners and different academic institutes. For me it’s a perfect combination of academic and practical experience. It will allow me to gain the insight of social and ethical aspects of deploying IT systems. DCLead provided me the opportunity to study with the people who are all from diverse backgrounds. I believe this program will direct me towards the digitization for the betterment of society.

Iqra JunaidPakistan

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BSc: Bachelor in Engineering (Hons.) Electronics Engineering (Telecommunication)
Worked as: Level 3 Network Engineer 

I have chosen DCLead because:

I have chosen DCLead because I want to be the pioneer of Digital Transformation. This program offers insight on all aspects of digital technologies including policy, innovation, management, ethics, and social studies. A great business of the future requires a deeper understanding and knowledge of digitalization and its impact on society. To be in Europe and witness this era will inspire me towards improving Malaysia to be a better technological nation and hopefully be part of that transformation.

Muhammad Hariz HusniMalaysia

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BSc: Engineering in Computer Science – Universidad de Granada
Worked as: Junior Software Developer, Communication Manager

I have chosen DCLead because:
If I had to choose two things in life that I am passionate about are, without any doubt, people and technology. My development as a student, as a person and as an active citizen has made me highly aware of the fact that joining DCLead can help me get a better understanding on how society is being constantly shaped by ICT tools and how to have an active and ethical role in this process. I am positive about how this interdisciplinary and multicultural experience, getting the opportunity to work with 21 people from 19 different nationalities, will allow me to contribute to society in a better way, generating a positive impact with my future work.

Carlos Alejandro Entrena SerranoSpain

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Communication Studies (Journalism)
MA: Development Communication
Worked as: Advocacy Associate, Primary Health Care Initiative at PAI (Washington DC)

I have chosen DCLead because:
I am interested in broadening my work within the nonprofit health sector to promote the integration of digital media and technologies in the design of health communications and promotional strategies. DCLead will enhance my skills and knowledge to design digital health strategies focused on moving mobile health and electronic health initiatives from pilots to scale, including by integrating digital technologies into existing health system infrastructures and regulations.

Richard Mawutor DzikunuGhana

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Communications Management, University of Applied Sciences Osnabrück
Worked as: Political Referent for a Member of the European Parliament; Intern at the DAAD Regional Office in Jakarta, Indonesia

I have chosen DCLead because:
While working as a Political Referent I realised how important digital communication is in our age. News – true or fake – spread around the world within a few minutes. This offers not only opportunities but also challenges. DCLead will provide me with the skills to identify, understand and overcome these challenges.
Moreover, the programme has an international and interdisciplinary approach. I will meet and exchange with people from various cultural and professional backgrounds, learn from their experiences and gain as much knowledge as possible.

Alex DickmannGermany

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Advertising and Public Relations
Worked as: Venue Crew News Assistant; Employee Communications Assistant

I have chosen DCLead because:
I have always thrived in an international environment that challenges my outlook of the world and helps me improve myself in many ways. Being surrounded by international fellow scholars will grant me an opportunity to think broader, learn from them and grow together to become next generation of digital communication leaders. Moreover, I am certain DC Lead’s curriculum will help me delve into the role of digital communication in our society and gain a fresh view on its effect on us and people around us.

Farangiz DavranbekovaRussia

DCLead Track: POLINN
BSc: Bachelor of Journalism, PgDip in Media Management
Worked as: Digital Marketing Manager

I have chosen DCLead because:
It fills a knowledge gap I have with regards to media policy and innovation. I’m interested in how digital policy can effect social change in media in the global south context. I hope to continue working towards positive developmental change in my country, with a focus on digital storytelling; to construct new narratives and perhaps challenge those that are detrimental to positive change.

Ruth ChatukutaZimbabwe

“I am interested in both communication and the digital world. This programme combines the two and provides more in-dept knowledge about these.
Furthermore, it brings people from all over the world together, which gives you a broader insight in other cultures.”

JannekeIntake 3 Student

“I am fascinated with the fact that the whole world operates differently because of the internet. More opportunities are opened which also means more challenges for humankind. I find what the program offers is very unique, for its aims and technique, as well as culture – wide environment and network.”

Thi Thuy NganIntake 2 Student

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Film Studies
Worked as: Product Manager

I have chosen DCLead because:
In my search for a Masters program I was looking for a course which would not only compliment my academic experience but I would also be able to benefit from my professional experience during my studies. I choose DClead because I want to focus on the presence of social issues in different media outlets. The main areas of interests which lead me to apply were online democracy, education, and communication. The course lays a large emphasis on studying the social, ecomic, and political aspect of the digital. It is also a space where I can meet and work with like-minded people from all over the world. The program encourages its student to be initiative, independent, and ambitious.

Zsofia MeszarosHungary