Elisabeth developed her media skills at BU through her degree studies and extra-curricular involvement in the student-run Nerve Media.

After graduating from BU, Elisabeth studied an MBA in media management at Hamburg Media School during which she was selected as one of 60 global participants for the “Talent meets Bertelsmann” programme.

Together with her team, she impressed the Bertelsmann Executive Board and won the competition. Drawing on this experience, and her university studies, Elisabeth joined German media group, Hubert Burda Media.

Her current role involves supporting the CEO/CPO in communicating with staff, partners and customers. This involves writing speeches, developing business ideas and preparing presentations for the Executive board and the company owners.

Elisabeth says: “I’m certain that I wouldn’t be as qualified for my job without my time at BU as an international student.”


Name: Elisabeth Wurzer
Age: 27
Job role: Managing Associate to the CEO/CPO
Organisation: Hubert Burda Media
Course studied: BA (Hons) Communication and Media
Graduated: 2016

What their colleagues say

Elisabeth has proven time and time again that she has got what it takes for the media industry by applying her skills for additional projects, maintaining an impressive network and by always being informed about the market. It is a real pleasure to work with Elisabeth and I’m looking forward to seeing what is next to come in her, without a doubt, impressive career." 

Manuela Kampp-Wirtz, CPO, BurdaVerlag