Finished study at EFRI and the year of completion: International business, 2016.
Current work position: Managment trainee at Nordic Enterntainment Group
"My role as alumni means being a good ambassador, offering support and advice to current students, both on educational and professional areas, with an emphasis on experience."
1What was your first work experience and how has your career developed until today?
After graduating at EFRI I moved to Copenhagen to pursue a Master in Management of Creative Business Processes with a minor in Data in Business. This M.Sc. was focused on the interface between creativity and business - two things that I am greatly interested in. Here I gained a lot of knowledge about balancing creativity and doing business, innovation and marketing through practical assignments in different creative industries.
Alongside my studies, I started worked at Flying Tiger Copenhagen as an IT Project Management and Retail Assistant. Immediately after completing my studies, I was offered a full-time position as a Business Intelligence Specialist, where I fulfilled my interest in data insights and analytics.
After three years in Denmark, I felt it was time for the next step in my career, where I wanted to focus more on my interest in the creative industry. Specifically, to follow the new trends of business management, and to learn how new technologies and innovations can create solutions and new possibilities in creative industries. Now I’m working in London as a management trainee in the media and entertainment company, Nordic Entertainment Group.
2How do you think studying International business at EFRI affected your approach to business adn development of your career?
From my personal experience, obtaining a fully English-thought degree has greatly ease my further education and finally employment. It enhanced my personal development where I facilitated communication with international students and gained understandings of other cultures and different lifestyles. This exposure to different cultures empowered me with the adaptable mind-set that I believe will continuously serve me well throughout life, both personally and professionally. Furthermore, this encouraged me to pursue my Master’s degree abroad to expand my multicultural awareness and international experience. Furthermore, this bolster my can-do attitude and open-mindedness, which I will always cherish and carry on with me in future endeavours.
3How do you perceive Alumni EFRI and your role in it?
I believe alumni network is an important part of any institution and its future success as it facilitates supportive network for future students and at the same time nurtures life-long mutually beneficial relationships between the University, alumni and current and future students. My role as alumni means being a good ambassador, offering support and advice to current students, both on educational and professional areas, with an emphasis on experience.
4What is your advice for other alumni, current and future ones?
Finally, my advice to is to be proactive, take initiative and don’t be afraid to challenge yourself!