Claudia Ingelmann, M.A.

Claudia Ingelmann, M.A.

Current job:
Personal Assistant to the Mayor

Studies in Mannheim:
German Studies

Highest degree:


While I was enrolled in German Studies, I was already gaining hands-on experience in journalism. I was the chief editor of the bASTA student magazine and worked freelance for the Rheinpfalz newspaper. In addition, I completed valuable internships at TV and radio stations, such as 3sat/Kulturzeit, RTL Hessen, and Radio Tonkuhle, which helped me find my career. Through these experiences I discovered that working on the radio was something I enjoyed. In 2008, I completed my bachelor's degree in German Studies and continued with a master’s program in German Studies at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology. One of my highlights was the semester I spent abroad in Beijing. In 2011, I concluded my studies and started a practical training at Radio Seefunk, where I continued working as a cub editor. Afterwards I worked as an editor for the broadcasting company all4radio for several years. In 2017, I got a job as press officer at Remstal Gartenschau 2019 GmbH. After two years in this position I landed a new job and have since been a Personal Assistant to a mayor.

Tips for starting your career

I would recommend everybody interested in journalism or public relations to do internships at newspaper publishing companies, radio or TV stations during their semester breaks. Having done internships is very important to find a job in this field.

Relevance of the studied program

Studying at the University of Mannheim was relevant to my career as I gained key competences. The hands-on seminars with editors of the Mannheimer Morgen newspaper were particularly useful. Of course, I was able to expand my horizons throughout the entire program.

 Last updated: February 2023


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