Graduates of MPMD

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Mónica Andrea Espitia Garcia

Mónica Andrea Espitia Garcia graduated in 2018. She’s from Colombia.

  • Why did you decide to study MPMD at HTW Berlin?
    I decided to study this program because of the attractive combination of analytics and project management in an international city like Berlin and at the biggest public university of applied sciences of Berlin. 
    I had to choose a top program in an excellent university to obtain a scholarship, and the MPMD qualified me to be sponsored by the government of Colombia with a Colfuturo scholarship.
  • What’s special about this study programme?
    This program offered two areas highly searched in the current job market, data science and artificial intelligence are buzzwords in almost every industry. Also PMP professionals are indispensable in any company, therefore MPMD syllabus offers an unique skill set to position graduates at the top careers.
  • What job do you do now?
    I'm a Senior Administrative Partner at Intel Deutschland GmbH supporting the Transportation Solution division that develops In-Vehicle Infotainment (IVI) Systems.
  • What do you miss about your time at HTW Berlin?
    I miss the cultural interaction with people from all over the world, it helped to challenge ourselves to get excellent results taking as an advantage the great diversity of views, study styles and out-of-the-box ideas. 
  • Who would you like to have a cup of coffee with?
    I would like to have a cup of coffee with Angela Merkel. I admire her influence in politics, her science background and beliefs.
Photo: Mónica Espitia

Jorge Urías Peña Escajeda

Jorge Urías Peña Escajeda graduated in 2018. He’s from Mexico.

Interview with Jorge

 

 

Carlos G. Cardenas V.

Carlos G. Cardenas V. graduated in 2019. He’s from Venezuela.

  • Why did you decide to study MPMD at HTW Berlin?
    I was looking for a Master Program to sharpen my analytical skills and that allowed me to position myself in a more data-oriented professional path. HTW Berlin MPMD program was the perfect fit and balance regarding location, quality and prospect.
  • What’s special about this study programme?
    It gives you hands on real cases and the freedom to experiment with several tools and techniques. Also, the fact that you get to interact in such a diverse environment with students coming from all backgrounds and countries helps you boost your communication skills and out-of-the-box thinking.
  • What job do you do now?
    I am working as a Data Scientist in the consultancy sector mostly for marketing.
  • What do you miss about your time at HTW Berlin?
    The opportunity to work with like-minded persons and good friends.
  • Who would you like to have a cup of coffee with?
    Definitely my family :)
Photo: Carlos Cardenas

Charan Teja

Charan Teja graduated in 2019. He’s from India.

  • Why did you decide to study MPMD at HTW Berlin?
    I wanted to pursue my master’s in Data science and was keen on doing it in a city that promoted startup and a university that offered a good balance. That’s when I found the MPMD programme which gave me both and in perfect blend.
  • What’s special about this study programme?
    One of the main perks was people from various parts of the world. I got to look at things from different perpectives. There are two other people who make this programme very special, Tilo Wendler and Sylke Sedelies. They were the main reason why this course work is so smooth and I could always reach out to them for any sorts of concern.
  • What do you miss about your time at HTW Berlin?
    Definitely student life and the friends I made during my studies. Also, how warm I felt when I was at the campus.
  • Who would you like to have a cup of coffee with?

    I am more of a Tea person, so definitely a cup of ginger tea with entire MPMD team at the campus :)

    Dear Charan,

    Thanks for the flowers! :) :) :) We are very much looking forward to a cup of ginger tea at our next Alumni meeting on September 30: So save the date! Best, Sylke

Photo: Charan Teja

Felix Scheibe

Felix Scheibe graduated in 2020. He’s from Germany.

  • Why did you decide to study MPMD at HTW Berlin?
    I had a business background with some solid statistical knowledge, but I didn’t know much about trending algorithms. When “Data Science” became ubiquitious in media and job vacancies, I decided to pursue a degree in this field – and MPMD combines business subjects with statistical programming.
  • What’s special about this study programme?
    Definitely the students: People from all over the world, with different professional and educational backgrounds. It’s not just computer scientists or just economists, so you can learn a lot about different perspectives.
  • What job do you do now?
    I'm working for the CSO office of a medium-sized IT system-house, in charge of Data Analysis, Business Intelligence and Data Protection
  • What do you miss about your time at HTW Berlin?
    Student life – even though Prof. Wendler is famous for his 8AM classes ;)
  • Who would you like to have a cup of coffee with?
    Gabor Steingart – a brilliant mind and a real visionary.
Photo: Felix Scheibe