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Emelie got a job with Swedish champions

Published: 15 October 2014

Emelie Lundqvist studied International Business Administration at Luleå University of Technology during 2008-2011. She is currently Marketing and Sales Manager of the reigning Swedish champions Lulea Basket.

How did you do to get the job you have today?

- I got my job through contacts. During my years after graduation, I have worked with sales and marketing in various forms. At the same time, I have built up a personal network of contacts in my field.

What is the best thing about your job?

- The best thing about my job is the changeability and tempo. No day is ever the same, it may sound like a cliché, but in my case it is true indeed and this fits me perfectly. I work in sales, customer relations and events. It's especially fun to work with a professional basketball team and get infected by the enthusiasm and fighting spirit in the team.

What in your career are you particularly proud of?

- I have over the years chosen jobs which I find stimulating and challenging without having any experience in the industry. The attitude has always been, and is, that I can learn what I do not know. It's scary to do new things that you have no previous experience from, but it is also there that the development takes place, I believe.

When you look back on your training, what was the most important thing you learned?

- In addition to the theoretical knowledge that I gained, also good understanding of team collaboration, different ways of working together. I also learned a lot about how I work with others in cooperative situations. Planning and structuring of work was also a learning experience. The exams were also a great way to learn about deadlines and deal with setbacks and successes.

How did you find your time at Luleå University of technology?

- I had a fantastic time at the university. Although I was born and raised in Norrbotten I chose to live the student life "fully" with involvement in student organizations and student housing on Porsön. It gave me contacts and friendships for life, and many fun memories to think back on a typical weekday.

Do you have any tips for those who are looking to study International Economy?

- Remember to network, work extra and show what sets you apart from the crowd of graduates economists around. Be prepared to work hard, and do not be afraid to work with the sales it's fun and often goes hand in hand with marketing!