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Emelie Ekersund - personal banker at Nordea

Published: 14 June 2011

Name: Emelie Ekersund
Age: 25
Hometown prior study at LTU: Skellefteå
Education: Economics, specializing in marketing

What are you working with today?
I work as a personal banker at Nordea in Hamngatan in Stockholm. My work means that I am responsible for approximately 650 existing residential customers and helps with everything related to personal finance to do. In addition to meeting existing customers, I have much contact with new potential customers, both at the branch office and outside the company. There is a lot to keep track of, and at times very stressful, but in exchange you meet very interesting people and I can be when making their food business and fulfill their dreams.

What do you think was crucial to ensure you get the job?
During my studies I worked at Nordea in Luleå and Boden and got good references from there. The advantage of working within a large company which is a bit of all is that it helps when you want to move. It has never been a disadvantage to be north of Sweden in Stockholm!

Tip for those who want to work on similar tasks?
Practical advice is to try to get a foot, be patient and wait for opportunities. It is not always that dream job falling into your lap right after graduation, then you'll instead try to do something to get you a bit. Be helpful and nice to people in your life, tell me what you would like to work with and ensure that they will not hesitate to recommend you if something would turn up. I slipped in on a banana skin when I was recommended by a girl from Luleå Students' Union, which I had previously taken a course with. This led to summer jobs during the study, which was a long temporary position in Stockholm which finally gave me the job I have today.

What was the best with their studies at the university?
Community and cohesion among students. We had a lot of group work, putting it got to know each other very well. For better or worse, of course, but many of my old group of companions is now my best friends so the positive outweighs strong! Besides this, I remember the teachers' availability. The doors are always open and you can get with questions and thoughts without experiencing disturbing.

Tip for anyone thinking of studying at LTU?
My tip to those who already live in or around the catalog I recommend to take advantage of student life! It is easy to make it more comfortable to hang out with normal friends, work out at the gym in town and just have the university to study at and then go home to his "normal life". Put a bit of STUK, work out in style, get to know other students and miss for anything in life is not zero, period! Conversely, I recommend students based on not to get caught on campus. Get to know one Lulebo and hang with on a scooter, take you out to the archipelago ... there is plenty to explore outside Porsön!

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