Alumni profiles Article Meet graduates from the Institute for Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship (ICCE). Showing undergraduate/bachelors students. Showing postgraduate students. Profiles Zandile DumasMA Social EntrepreneurshipBuilding on the knowledge from the MA, my vision is to contribute to the design of ecosystems that support the demand & supply of socially innovative Indigenous Knowledge Systems products and services and build its capabilities to subsequently impact the country's triple challenge of poverty, unemployment & inequalityCaroline HamblyMA Events & Experience ManagementBeing exposed to many high-quality employers gave ample opportunity to network. Connecting with one of the guest speakers, I have continued to work with her on various projects since I have left universityAisling ConnaughtonMA Social EntrepreneurshipThis MA was life changing. It gave me the tools, confidence and support to leave a corporate career and co-found CYD ConnectsPhoenix FryMA Creative & Cultural EntrepreneurshipRather than squishing me into a ‘business studies’ mould, ICCE enabled me to open up & think entrepreneurially in every directionAlexandra KleggMA Luxury Brand ManagementMA in Luxury Brand Management has contributed not only to the comprehensive acquisition of new knowledge but also became a breakthrough in my careerSara Dos SantosMA Cultural Policy, Relations & DiplomacyThe Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy MA offered a safe space to research, learn and innovate.Valerie Ee Zi YunBA (Hons) Arts ManagementWhat I felt was the most beneficial about the course in BA Arts Management was their holistic approach in facilitating both theoretical and practical learnings about the creative and cultural sectorNuri KohBA (Hons) Arts ManagementI had many career paths to choose from when job seeking after graduation, thanks to the sheer amount of practical experience I gained in the field during my years in London. Studying at Goldsmiths proved to be a pivotal moment in my lifeGandhali BhideMA Cultural Policy, Relations & DiplomacyThe MA in Cultural Policy, Relations and Diplomacy made me realize that our perspectives are largely a result of ‘where we come from’. Marice CumberMA Social EntrepreneurshipThe MA gave me the space to research and test different approaches in building a sustainable social enterpriseTatjana GreciukMA Luxury Brand ManagementAfter discovering MA in Luxury Brand Management at Goldsmiths, I knew it was the right choice for me because it is different and revolutionaryHsin-Wei TangMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyThe arts organisation visits and talks offered me practical experiences, and shaped my goals regarding working in the cultural industriesLeticia LukácsBA (Hons) Arts ManagementBA Arts management lectures taught me transferable skills; with the help of my lecturers, I gained more experience in the industry which eventually led me to full time roleEdward DixonMPhil/PhD Creative & Cultural EntrepreneurshipGoldsmiths provide a rich learning environment with an academic staff that was welcoming and approachableMervat SlaterMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyUsing the many transferable skills I learned on the MA has enabled me to pursue a new career with an international humanitarian organisation.Yasuko AdachiMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyHaving a knowledge of art and the cultural policy situation in the UK and other European countries is very useful for my research job.Isabelle NewtonBA (Hons) Arts ManagementI have no doubt that the BA Arts Management course played a large role in my ability to find a job so quickly after graduationAurélien JolyMA Cultural Policy, Relations & DiplomacyThe MA encouraged me to reach out to discover fresh perspectives & challenge academic notionsFabiane da CruzMA Social EntrepreneurshipStudying at Goldsmiths not only enhanced my academic background but also gave me the confidence to embrace my future endeavoursLinda SaviniBA (Hons) Arts ManagementThe course gave me the tools to apply an understanding of cultural issues and a creative approach to entrepreneurial practice. Kristoffer Aarhus HudsonBA (Hons) Arts ManagementBA Arts Management allows you to apply both the practical & theoretical work you have gained, and use the knowledge in a practical way.Byungsu KimMA Social EntrepreneurshipMA Social Entrepreneurship opened my eyes to global issues & gave me lots of ideas to tackle social problemsRoxane SchavoirMA Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacythe lecturers are inspiring & encourage you to think outside of the box & develop critical thinkingWeiqing ZhangMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policythe experience I gained on this programme layed a solid foundation to help me realise my dreamsRicardo de Lacerda FerreiraMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policythe academic background gained in ICCE gave me a solid foundation to continue researching cultural policyEmily ThompsonMA Luxury Brand ManagementI feel strongly that London is the best place to be studying luxury brand management because of the exceptional mix of established heritage brands, younger emerging brands and a thriving luxury ecommerce industryCatalinaMA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"We were continuously encouraged to have a different viewpoint"Cassandra PiroutzMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"Studying at Goldsmiths was a supremely inspiring experience and one that I highly recommend."Margarita MonacoMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"After completing my MA in Arts Administration and Cultural Policy at Goldsmiths, I felt that I finally had the tools to pursue my dream career."Angelos Aivazis MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway"This programme proved to be a vital asset in my involvement in the field of Events Management as well as Music Business"Stefanie Aegerter MA Social Entrepreneurship" After completing my MA in Social Entrepreneurship I took a job in my church to build up and enlarge their social sector."Philipp Kenel MA Social Entrepreneurship"My personal highlights were the open-mindedness in contents and non-dogmatic approaches from both staff and fellow students as well as the diversity of my cohort"Lucia Davenport MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"It’s one of the most fulfilling things I have done and a lot of the research from my MA CCE project has flown back into my work for TEDx."Dan Goran MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"The ICCE Department equipped me with the business understanding that made me stand out from other candidates throughout my early career."Bariah El-Ajou MA Social Entrepreneurship"I was grateful to find a major that suits my aspirations, studying MA in Social Entrepreneurship was a turning point in my life."Jeremy Young MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"The classroom is embedded into your life as a creative worker, not the other way around."Chanikarn RuangrajitpakornMA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship: Design Pathway"Goldsmiths taught me to drive safely on this fast-paced road."Mylène DosalMA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"Without my tutors and friends from Goldsmiths I couldn’t have tapped into the boundless magic of creativity and find the necessary courage to be my creative self."Jean-Baptiste Leroux MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship" Goldsmith's MA opened my eyes to the artist's mindset and the need to mix business with empathy."Rassi N Pang MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"I learned to continuously observe and pay attention to market behaviours so our brand can be more tuned to the audience we want to speak to."Christos Zantis MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship: Design Pathway"The knowledge I acquired during my time at Goldsmiths has been indispensable to my development as an entrepreneurial professional."Amira AklMA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"Studying with ICCE has allowed Amira to build upon her design experience and gain new strategic and business skills."Courtney McLaughlin MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"Since leaving Goldsmiths, I have been really lucky to continue projects worked on during my MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship"Devankit Biswas MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"Our mentors guided us through this course wonderfully and I will be eternally grateful for their role in my journey."Stefano Marrone MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"I developed the ideas and the foundations for my business, Nucco Brain, during my MA at Goldsmiths."Sirasar Boonma MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship: Music Pathway"MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship, Music pathway lead me to the world of service design and understand the concept of start-up and business."Paulina Marquez MA Creative & Cultural EntrepreneurshipAfter studying her MA at Goldsmiths, Paulina co-founded Schiev, an eclectic music festival based in Brussels, Belgium.Ko Manafumi MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"I am currently working on two books for Math Paper Press, a study on the music industry, as well as the launch of Artophilers, a global arts journal."Henning Heinrich MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"The MA at Goldsmiths tremendously inspired me to work between sports and business" Andre Hoyte MA Creative & Cultural Entrepreneurship"Since graduating with a MA in Creative and Cultural Entrepreneurship in 2013, I had the amazing opportunity to work with the Ministry Of Culture in Barbados toward having the First ever Cultural Industries Development Bill passed in Barbados."Valerie Taylor Roberts MA Social Entrepreneurship“The MA Social Entrepreneurship course enabled me to effectively and efficiently pivot my professional focus to support social enterprises and the entrepreneurs building them.”Chun-Ying Wei MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"Studying with bright minds from all over the world and enjoying great arts in London made the year in Goldsmiths unforgettable."Rabih Yazbeck MA Social Entrepreneurship"Since completing my MA, I have led the development of 11 programmes in seven countries in the Middle East and Africa that blend social entrepreneurship and market systems development - with a focus on women and youth - to advance self-reliance, peace, civic engagement and recovery in crisis-affected communities."Kris Wong MA Social Entrepreneurship"I now have an even greater passion for social innovation and am inspired to cultivate social entrepreneurial spirit within my current organization to create greater social impacts for society."Saira DhanooMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy" My current roles involve being part of so many different worlds, but they all come together and Goldsmiths provided invaluable industry mentorship towards this end."Zulfiqar Ahmed MA Social Entrepreneurship"Since completing my masters in social entrepreneurship, I have been working as mentor and a trainer in the social enterprise sector in Pakistan."Melanie AkerboomMA Social Entrepreneurship"Studying at Goldsmiths was a very inspiring time, not only because of the course content, but also because of being in a class full of (aspiring) change makers from all over the world. It helped me immensely to build my global network."Evangelia EfthimiadouMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"The Goldsmiths MA has been an absolutely indispensable degree!"Rachael David MA Tourism & Cultural Policy" The Entrepreneurial Modelling course I took as part of my degree helped me develop my business planning skills which I use daily when producing project business plans and fundraising strategies."Adrian Lesurf MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"My MA introduced me to such a broad range of industry professionals. Those contacts, along with the academic learning from the course, still inform my practice today – some 15 years later!" Biung Ismahasan MA Cultural Policy, Relations & Diplomacy"MA CPRD is a trans-disciplinary programme that addresses the field not only through theory and practice of cultural policy and international cultural relations, but also through art diplomacy."Nancy GalenianouMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyFor the last several years, Nancy has been working in the arts sector as a freelance event organizer as well as a performer.Riika Lahti MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy" The Arts Administration and Cultural Policy course provided me with a great variety of transferable skills which have provided me job opportunities within and beyond art."Lorna Wooldridge MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"The MA introduced me not just to the arts scene in the UK, but the rest of the world, too, and through research I got to explore how our funding system for the arts and the audience development strategies used here compare to that elsewhere."Nastasia AsimakopoulouMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"I was very fortunate to have wonderful and talented peers around me from all over the world and, therefore, have the chance to exchange ideas and have stimulating discussions with them."Michael Budiman MulyadiMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway"The course and the atmosphere at Goldsmiths nurtured my entrepreneurial spirit and pushed me to embrace DIY culture that is very beneficial for my current work."Victoria Forsey MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway" During the MA I focused my dissertation on the cultural education agenda in place in England. The ability to conduct this research in an institution that encourages lateral thinking and reaching beyond the bounds of societal structures, was truly empowering."Hoo-Ron YauMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyAfter completing his MA in 2016, Hoo-Ron works at the West Kowloon Cultural District Authority as the Performing Arts officer (Theatre).Rachel Hutchison MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"Coming from an amazing undergraduate programme in arts administration from Drury University in the US, I wanted to complete my post-grad work in a city that would allow me to explore ways to merge my passion for cultural policy and urban studies with my background in arts administration - Goldsmiths was the obvious choice for me."Zélie RocheMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy" Since August 2016, I have worked as a Public Relations Assistant at Musée d'Orsay in Paris. "Gloria Guan MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"During this Master's journey, whilst taking part in respectful debates, critical thoughts, challenges and new ideas, I have learnt from professors, tutors and peers alike."Cecilie DreyerMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway"The practical focus of the music pathway course pushed me to take my new understanding and form it into a real-life project."Mica Cutts MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"The MA Administration and Cultural Policy course covers a very wide range of topics, providing me with a multitude of transferable skills and knowledge that allow me to enter a variety of different fields of work."Michelle AizpuruMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"The diversity in personal and professional backgrounds and interests made the dialogue rich and stimulating and for that I will be forever grateful to have been able to study at Goldsmiths."Annette BrookMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyAnnette is a playwright and has had work shown at Soho Theatre, Brockley Jack Studio, Theatre503 and The Feminist Library.J J El-Far MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"I am confident that the experience and expertise I gained at Goldsmiths will continue to open doors for me throughout my professional life."Jack Dean MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"After graduating, I worked for two years as General Manager at the Bike Shed Theatre, then embarked on a full time career as a freelance theatre maker and writer."Jess Robertson MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy: Music Pathway"The course really opened my eyes to the possibilities of what a creative mind (with a love of logistics and organisation, like mine!) could do."Ray Kang MA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy" Serving for Samsung’s in-house advertising agency (Cheil Worldwide) for more than 5 years was the trigger for me to enter this course, because finding the sustainable harmony between the visual art and conventional industries has felt been my vocation since the beginning of my career."Nadezhda ZhelyazkovaMA Arts Administration & Cultural Policy"During her time on the course, Nadezhda was thrilled to meet so many professionals from every area of the arts and beyond, both among her peers and lecturers." Tatjana Schäfer MA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyICCE has taught me that it is possible to build one’s own professional pathway in the creative industryNahum MA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyNahum is the Founding Director of KOSMICA, a global institute founded in 2011 with the mission to establish a platform for critical, cultural and poetic discourse on our relationship with outer space and the impact of space activities here on Earth.Dianne SquiresMA Arts Administration & Cultural PolicyDianne is now Senior Account Coordinator in Barbados-based marketing communications firm, G&A Communications Inc.