Why did you choose to study Environmental management and Sustainability science?
Since as long as I can remember, I had curiosity for broad range of topics related to environment. I have completed Bachelor degree in Environmental Management (in Aarhus), so it felt very natural to continue within the same line; and as it happened, it was at AAU. In total, I have been studying for 5, 5 years and there was not a day that I would regret my study choice :)
Executive Assistant at IF Recycling A/S,
MSc Environmental management and Sustainability Science
Did you do an internship?
Yes, I did. I actually had a chance to work with two companies during the period. A part of the internship was at Gabriel A/S, a leading textile company with headquarters located in Aalborg; whereas the second part was at Gabriel’s co-owned textile dye-house in Lithuania. In both places I was taking a part of on-going day to day activities, which taught me use of theoretical knowledge in a practical setting. I have been in contact with Gabriel’s customers, subsidiaries and suppliers in Europe, USA and Asia. After the internship I continued working with the company in relation to my master thesis ‘Supply Chain Sustainability Reporting’.
How did you get your first job?
Couple weeks after the graduation, I was contacted by the company and invited for an interview. I did not know that there was a job opening, so it was a nice surprise.
Tell me about your work
It is a medium size company; it is both challenging and very exciting. Apart from being a CEO assistant I have other responsibilities such as finding foreign customers, possible new projects, as well as cooperating in waste and raw material trade around the globe. So far I enjoy working at the company very much.