The new intern

Hi everybody!

As I promised, it is time for an update. It has now been almost two weeks since I left Sweden and moved to Amsterdam, and I am currently on my second week of my internship. As I have mentioned previously, I am doing an internship in marketing at a digital agency named info.nl. The first week was very intense. The office is 4 floors and there is approximately 70 employees. The first couple of days was mostly greeting people and getting familiar with the environment and all the different systems they use. I went to several meetings, and I must say that it is very fun! The first day I was introduced to LinkedIn, which hopefully all of you know what it is. I did some research on the employees and we are currently trying to make everybody’s profiles look similar – at least with the same information. I have also been introduced to the conference that my company is participating/hosting in end of November. I am going to do their social media, so I have been looking through what we currently have and also started updating them a little bit. Of course I have been doing even more things, but writing about all of them is probably not that interesting.

So far so good to say at least! I am really enjoying my time here, and everybody is super nice. But I have to admit that I was a bit unsocial the first week, but that was mostly because of everything being new and all the new impressions. I am improving everyday haha. One thing I noticed is that I am CONSTANTLY tired. My body and mind havn’t been this activated for a while, but hopefully I will get used to it.

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Right now Amsterdam is filled with tourists, but the weather has been treating me good. Except for today. It is pouring down and I biked to the office this morning. I am trying to adapt to the Dutch culture where you bike everywhere, but today it was definitely instant regrets.

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I did some planning of the social media for the conference ThingsCon Amsterdam

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And I had an amazing dinner with my family before I left.

Hope all of you are having a great time, and those who have started studying at CIL – have an amazing kick-off!

//Johanna ISM15

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Sommaren är kort…

Ja som rubriken säger och som Thomas Ledin sjunger så är sommaren kort, eller den har känts som det i alla fall. Kan bero på att min sommar har gått i 110 och det hänt en himla massa saker både jobbmässigt och på de lediga helgerna. Jobbmässigt har jag som tidigare nämnt i mitt förra inlägg fått chansen att jobba på Electrolux Laundry System under sommaren. Där har jag avverkat 12 veckor som leveransbevakare samt hoppat in som innesäljare för att backa upp vid behov. Det har varit mycket lärorikt och givande för mig både som arbetslivserfarenheten och som jag kommer att kunna ta med mig in i det nya läsåret. Jag tar även tillfället i akt och passar på att tacka mina kollegor som jag har haft under sommaren. De har tagit väl hand om mig och som inte tröttnat på mig efter alla dessa frågor som har ställts.

Innan jobbet skulle börja hann jag med en weekend i Torrevieja med mina vänner och flickvän. Därefter har helgerna förvaltats väl med midsommarfirande på Öland, bröllop i Ryssby, Håkan Hellström på Ullevi, härliga dagar i Halmstad och även någon ”slappedag” med x antal serieavsnitt i soffan.

Kort o gott så har sommaren varit kanon och igår drog 2a läsåret igång. Så med en hel del läropengar i bakfickan och ny energi går jag in med huvud högt in i det 2a läsåret tillsammans med min klass som jag hoppas haft en lika bra sommar jag.

Jag är tyvärr rätt dålig på att ta bilder på semestern men lyckades ta en bild från balkongen i Torrevieja så jag bjuder på den!

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Vi hörs!

// Olof

 

 

5 days

Hello again! I hope that all of you have had an amazing summer so far.

Today I only have 5 days (!!!) left in Sweden, and I must say that the summer has gone by super quickly. I have mostly relaxed this summer, although I have been to my grandmother twice, Gothenburg twice and then Sundsvall once. Overall the break has been really good, even if the weather has been quite bad. I have tried to keep myself busy, since I get restless really easily – however, I survived!!

As I said, I only have 5 days left in Sweden. Both my friends and family are constantly asking how I am feeling about moving abroad again, and if I am nervous or anxious. Honestly, I am not very nervous about the move – but more about starting my internship. I believe that most of my class mates feel the same, mostly because this is our time to shine and put our theoretical knowledge into practice with that being said, I am both excited and nervous. Moving abroad is a rather big thing, but this will be my third time moving away from Sweden so I think I will do just fine. The upcoming days I will start packing and buying smaller items that I need to have before the move. I am also finishing an online course I am taking in digital marketing which is actually really interesting. It is called The Complete Digital Marketing Course and you can find it on udemy.com if you’re interested in studying it.

I am going to update you in a couple of weeks, and tell you about how I am doing in Amsterdam and with my internship! And for all of you that are starting your studies at CIL this fall, good luck and enjoy your time there cause it goes by way too fast!

// Johanna ISM15

Back in Sweden

Hi guys,

It is finally time for me to write that caption. I AM BACK IN SWEDEN. Everything happened very quickly, and I am extremely surprised that I am already back in Stockholm. The finals were tough. And by tough I really mean that they were horrible. Me and Pauline studied for weeks straight, trying to combine group projects and exams. These weeks meant early mornings and late nights, a lot of Redbull and coffee. But in the end, it was definitely worth it. We wrote our last exams on the 13th of June, and have been waiting for the results anxiously since then. And then it happened. I passed all my exams and got the last grade on the morning of the 22nd. I quickly rebooked my flight, ordered a taxi and left early morning the 23rd. Now I have been home for a couple of days, just relaxing and trying to cope with the fact that we survived the finals period.

The months in the Netherlands went by quickly. When you’re living abroad there are different cultures and people, and the time just flies by. I am really glad that I decided to go to the Netherlands, mostly because of the people there. The Dutch are so easy-going and nice, and the fact that basically everyone speaks English is amazing. My semester abroad has been really good, and I appreciate that we have the opportunity to go abroad on the ISM program.

The upcoming months will be really relaxing, and I will mostly be reading some books and just preparing for the third and last year. As I have mentioned previously, I am going to do my internship at a digital agency in Amsterdam. Right now I am trying to find somewhere to live during that time period, which is definitely easier said than done. I am constantly searching, but it is really difficult. Cross your fingers!

This is probably the last post from me for a while, so I would like to wish all of you a pleasant summer and we’ll see each other in a couple of weeks!

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Last Wednesday me and Pauline went to Amsterdam to relax a little bit and drop off one of my suitcases at my internship.

//Johanna, ISM15

”I believe it is safe to say that the ISM program gave me what I wanted”

“People should pursue what they’re passionate about. That will make them happier than pretty much anything else.” – Elon Musk.

Five years ago, my 20 year old self moved south to Lund and started my uni-studies. A year later I moved to Italy. 6 months after I decided to apply for a bachelor program and be done with my studies before 25. I also said to my mother that I would have a job before that as well.

Said and done – I applied and got enrolled in the International Sales and Marketing program in 2014. I applied to it after seeing the first word; international. I was even more excited after reading semester abroad. I just did not get why anyone wanted to be in the same place all the time (I still don’t). On top of that I was already interested in marketing after studying media and communication in Lund.

So, the last three years I have been studying everything from sales and marketing (as the name indicated) to production system, ERP system, logistic, advertising, finance and accounting. Since I’m a bit of a nerd I found most of the courses interesting (maybe not the finance part but it’s due to my very limited interest and skills in numbers). Further, all the courses was integrated into the actual business life which made the theoretical part more logical. I had the privilege to work both with Logent AB (logistic) and Kalmar (material handling), part of the Cargotec concern. Leading to that I gained both theoretical knowledge and actual practical business skills. After three years this concept paid off for me – a few days before graduation I signed my papers and work today as a Marketing Officer at Micropower E.D. Marketing in Växjö.

The greatest asset for me is that the program involved courses connected to the entire business. Even though I mainly work with marketing I have sales related issues to deal with, logistical aspects to consider and a need to know how our production and products works. Basically all the courses I have taken under my three years (maybe not the methodology course (sorry Tomas and Firouze)) have been valuable for my actual work as a marketer.

So, in three weeks I turn 25. I got the education and the job as I said to my mum I would. I also got the world as my workplace and a job that challenges my creative thinking as well as develops my technical competence. I believe it is safe to say that the ISM program gave me what I wanted.

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Rebecca Andersson Student of ISM14

Reflektioner & tankar kring programmet Informationslogistik 180hp

Studentröst: Olivia Olsson, IL14

Jag började på programmet för informationslogistik under hösten 2014 och tog examen i juni 2017. Programmet är ett relativt brett program vilket jag upplevde som lämpligt då jag var osäker på vad det var jag ville arbeta med i framtiden. Under utbildningens gång var det många spridda kurser som genomfördes även om alla kurser bottnade i ett liknande tänk. Alla kurser upplevde jag inte som intressanta men trots det så känner jag nu i efterhand att jag nog tar med mig någonting ut i arbetslivet även från dessa kurser. De kurser som jag upplevde som mest intressanta och de kurser som jag tar med mig mest ifrån är ”affärs- och tjänsteutveckling”, ”Supply chain management”, ” informationslogistiska problem och lösningar” samt ”projektledning”. Jag valde även att genomföra kurserna ”logistik A ” och ”kvalitetsstyrning A” på distans under termin 6 vilket kompletterade kurserna i programmet mycket väl.

Under min praktikperiod (termin 5) valde jag att praktisera på det företag där jag under utbildningen hade arbetat som timanställd 2-3 dagar per vecka. Praktikterminen genomfördes på Getinge Infection Control AB som är en del av Getinge Group. Under min praktiktermin arbetade jag med ett projekt som innefattade att sätta upp maximala orderkvantiteter för ett fåtal kunder på en viss del av företagets produktsortiment. Det var ett mycket intressant projekt och företaget har idag implementerat resultatet vilket är extra roligt.

Nu efter examen kommer jag till att arbeta som ”Buyer Planner” på Getinge Infection Control AB. Jag kommer till att arbeta med planering av inköp och arbeta tillsammans med leverantörerna för att få rätt produkt levererad i rätt tid och till rätt plats. Jag kommer främst till att ta med mig det informationslogistiska ”tänket” om att det ska levereras rätt produkt, i rätt tid, till rätt person, till rätt pris etc. in i mitt nya arbete. Jag kommer även ta med mig mycket kunskap från andra kurser om informationslogistiska problem och lösningar men även begreppsdefinitioner för att skapa en större förståelse för arbetet. Vikten av att ständigt bibehålla effektiva informationsflöden både mellan individer, avdelningar och i organisationen är även någonting jag kommer till att ta med mig in i arbetet.

Utbildningen har gett mig en stor förståelse för vikten av information samt vikten av information mellan alla led i försörjningskedjan. Om ett företag inte har fungerande informationsflöden ökar risken för dubbelarbete och det är svårt att få avdelningar att arbeta mot företagets gemensamma mål. Utbildningen har även gett mig en stor förståelse för processkartläggning och vikten av att kartlägga en organisations processer. Genom att kartlägga processer är det möjligt att identifiera brister i processen och det är därmed möjligt att åtgärda dem.

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Examen 2017, IL14

Olivia Olsson