What kind of mobile brand do you prefer?
I am an absolute Apple fan. It’s already my 3rd iPhone and it would be extremely difficult for me to shift to another brand. Even after having interned in Google, getting a Nexus and working on a Chromebook, I haven’t changed my preference.
Why did you apply for a role with Tele2?
Tele2 is an amazing company with a strong challenger spirit within a rapidly changing and extremely important industry. Communication is a basic right and need and telecoms make this possible. Being a part of Tele2 is a true inspiration for me – every day I feel that we make this life more convenient and enjoyable.
What did you do before?
Before joining Tele2 I did a double degree in MSc in Finance in Stockholm School of Economics and CEMS Master in International Management in Bocconi University in Milan. I have professional experience from working in Corporate Banking in DNB and interning in Google.
Describe a typical day at Tele2:
A typical day in Tele2 is quite unpredictable. I start work early with creating a plan for the day. Ad-hoc tasks are added to the plan during the day, therefore, is important to manage the tasks and prioritize. There are several longer-term projects that I need to coordinate, however, the beauty of this position that I can focus on things that are interesting to me and projects where I feel I can contribute.
What challenges are you facing in your day-to-day job?
The main challenge for me is the lack of time. Change is the only constant in this company – a lot of exciting things happen simultaneously and setting up my own agenda is a matter of prioritization. There are so many tasks and projects that I would like to be involved in that sometimes it is quite difficult to choose.
Of all the Apps on your mobile, which one do you cherish the most and why?
My favorite is the Podcast app. Every morning I go to work and listen to podcasts in Swedish to practice the language; at work, when I need to focus to build a model in Excel or apply some trainee magic to a Power Point, I listen to instrumental house music; and in the evening, when I work out, I listen to some energetic club music.
If you were to delete one App, which one would it be?
All of these apps I use every day, however, I wish that one day, when my Swedish becomes better, I could delete the Folkets Lexikon app.
What was the biggest surprise when you started at Tele2?
My biggest surprise was the level of responsibility and trust that we, Executive Trainees, get from the Leadership Team. Before joining I knew that in this role we can make a difference, however, the actual scale of it was truly surprising to me.
What is your best career advice for students who are about to start their careers?
My advice would be to understand your strengths and find a company and industry where that is highly valued. Do your homework and don’t be fooled by the brands. One should learn as much as possible about the company, its values and vibe and feel that this is truly the environment where one wants to be.
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