Studies: M.A. Applied Cultural Studies

Graduation year: 2010

Professional career: I work as a Managing Director in my own company PhilCo in Singapore. There I do business development, sales, and consulting for various clients in the aviation sector in Asia.

When I look back on my time at Leuphana today, I...

...I remember an exciting study time with many lasting friendships, insights, and expertise in very different fields of study and topics and a lot of freedom to try things out.

How did your studies prepare you for your current job?

My studies provided me with a very broad spectrum of knowledge in line with my individual interests. I can apply a lot of it today in my day-to-day dealings with different cultures.

To whom would you recommend studying at Leuphana?

I would recommend the Applied Cultural Studies program to people who want to become generalists rather than specialists, who enjoy different subjects and not just their main subject. Here you can try things out and are urged to deal with questions that you had not previously considered.

What experiences can I bring in as an Alumni Angel?

The path through (professional) life is rarely straightforward. I can help the students by telling them about my own path, including all the successes, failures, and changes, and how you can find your way to success with the right attitude.


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