DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Social Communication – Journalism
Worked as: Digital Content Producer, Copywriter

I have chosen DCLead because:
I have always been interested in the digital aspect of communication, both in a practical and theoretical level. DCLead is a great opportunity to explore this diverse field in a master’s level at the same time that it allows me to live a life changing experience in two different countries.

Yasmim Silva PessoaBrazil

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BSc: Software Engineering – FPT University Vietnam
Worked as: Product Manager for Rakuten Inc, Japan

I have chosen DCLead because:
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.  Have been urging for shifting my career from technical to business and social aspects for the last couple of years, “I need appropriate approaches and methodologies to get involved.” I find what the program offers is very unique, for its aims and technique, as well as culture – wide environment and network. I am optimistic about seeing myself, together with other DC Leaders in communication area, we are changing the world better.

Thi Thuy Ngan DangVietnam

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BA: Information Technologies Management – Yerevan, Armenia
Worked as: Project Manager in Initiatives for Development of Armenia (IDeA) Foundation

I have chosen DCLead because:
A Master’s degree in DC LEAD will help me develop a cross-functional approach towards understanding the nuances of management and digital technologies. What particularly attracts me to this program is its innovative approach. Apart from the depth one gathers in certain academic fields, he acquires practical and hands-on experience with the ability to think strategically and solve problems, building strong interpersonal skills, excellent communication and presentation skills and a global perspective on business processes. By the time a student graduates, he is rich with comprehensive and an in-depth knowledge across all functional areas. Besides, DC LEAD places the students in the same kind of team environment that exists in most of the top business organizations today. Student become adept at collaboration and team problem solving, and they challenge each other to think from different perspectives. Overall, I believe that DC LEAD’s curriculum molds the student into a complete professional, fully equipped to face the challenges of emerging business environments.

Tigran GevorgyanArmenia

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Media Studies, Kathmandu University, Nepal
MA: Public Administration, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Worked as: Communications Coordinator

I have chosen DCLead because:
This is an extremely unique course that has collaborated with communicators and technologists to discuss on contemporary global issues of digitised world and prepare them to be leaders in the very competitive sector. The program’s values and objectives exactly matches with my interests given my prior experiences in the field of media, development and policies. I am confident the course will teach me the ways to actively and meaningfully participate in the development and policymaking process through the power of digital communication and contribute to social change with creative and innovative approaches. Also, sharing classroom with diverse people from around the world with different walks of life has obviously a lot to offer.

Sangam SilpakarNepal

DCLead Track: POLINN
BSc: (Hons.) Social Sciences (Major in Political Science and Minor in Media Studies)
Worked as: Journalist, Editor and Project Coordinator (Simorgh)

I have chosen DCLead because:
There are vast lacunae in the field of digital communication in my home country. As a journalist in the 21st century, it is imperative to usher media houses of developing countries to the new age, with more methods of communication and information dissemination. I started this process back at home, but much more was needed for the media houses of Pakistan to even think of competing with international trends and practices. DC Lead will help me understand the structure of digital communication in the world at large, and look towards helping implement policies that ensure the improvement of communication across the world, while looking to prevent large corporations from taking advantage of the average user with little to no information about how the entire system works.

Rehman ZahaidPakistan

DCLead Track: POLINN
BA: Media and Culture Studies, University of Amsterdam
Worked as: Social Media strategist, Online specialist

I have chosen DCLead because:
Exceptional professors and a small group of students, a great recipe for a fantastic masters program. Moreover, DCLead gives me the opportunity to study in (at least) two mighty cities. What not to love? After meeting our partners during the Summer School, I was impressed. What a wide range of options in the 4th semester! It is a great honor to be selected as a DCLead student. So far, it has been incredible to study with the great minds from all over the world.

Nina van der GiessenThe Netherlands
DCLead Track: TECMAN
BSc: Mathematics and Computer Science (Statistical Engineering) – University of Sciences and Technology Houari Boumediene, Algeria.
Worked as: Digital Communication Specialist at World Learning in AlgeriaI have chosen DCLead because:
The comprehensive quality of the curriculum brings together both technical and soft aspects of digital communication, combined with the Problem and Project Based Learning approach make DCLead a unique and a special opportunity. DCLead also links both media from business, technical and artistic perspectives, with the media’s impact on society, economy and politics, a prospect in which I have long been interested.

Mouloud KessirAlgeria

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BSc: Computer Science, Ateneo de Manila University
Worked as: Data Design Lead at Thinking Machines and Freelance Design Consultant

I have chosen DCLead because:
There is no other programme that combines so many technological and social science disciplines and at the same time exposing me to a lot of cultural interaction and learning. I believe that this will help me in my career path to becoming a Chief Design Officer of a creative technology company solving the world’s most difficult problems.

Mika AldabaPhilippines

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BSc: Computer Engineering, King Mongkut’s University of Technology Thonburi, Thailand
Worked as: Creative Technologist for Bit Studio

I have chosen DCLead because:
Digital Communication Leadership programme would enrich my abilities and experiences for my prospective career. Focusing on innovation and digital management would enable me to broaden my horizons. This master programme fulfil my ambition on user experience design and creative innovation which can be used for presenting information in many aspects.

Kanokporn RattanacharoenpornThailand

DCLead Track: TECMAN
BSc: Computer Science Engineering – Universidad del Valle de Guatemala
Worked as: Software Engineer, Product Designer, Engineering Mentor

I have chosen DCLead because:
As we continue to understand technology, businesses and media, it becomes increasingly evident that it is necessary to have more holistic perspectives to address today’s challenges. I chose DCLead because it brings all these topics together to form leaders from different backgrounds and cultures who can think critically to build a better future.

Jorge LainfiestaGuatemala