Tell us a little about yourself.
Before coming here I grew up and worked in Moldova.
What did you do before you started at our Master’s programme in Service Management?
I had worked for about one year in the purchasing and logistics field before I started my studies, which was then really useful for the studies I pursued here.
Why did you choose Sweden as the place for your studies?
Sweden has always attracted me because there are so many international companies originating from Sweden as Ikea, Volvo, Tetra Pak etc. so it was interesting for me to see how they develop. I chose Lund University because I saw that it is placed in the world’s top 100 universities ranking and I wanted to know how it is like to study here. When I found out that I was accepted at Lund University, I knew that it would be a promising adventure. Thanks to a Swedish Institute Scholarship, my dream of studying in Sweden came true.
What was the best thing about the programme?
I literally had an amazing experience here that gave me new inspiration in understanding the world of logistics better. During this time I had a steep learning curve where I could challenge my thinking with talented colleagues and inspiring professors. Each professor had an extensive experience in the field and gladly shared it with curious students.
What else do you remember from your studies?
My experience here was both a result of being active during seminars and lectures in the class and getting involved in extracurricular activities that I think is very important for future managers. One of the learning points for me is that a future manager requires a proactive attitude and entrepreneurial spirit during the courses and student life. I also remember that through a MIH student project, I got the opportunity to have a mentor who is a senior manager at an international company. I learned about Swedish culture at the work place, discussed professional and personal development and got valuable advice for my future career.
What did you write about for your master’s thesis?
During my Master’s Thesis I worked on a transparency concept as a way to improve social and environmental sustainability in road freight distribution in Sweden. It was an interesting opportunity were I could discuss with leading transport companies operating Sweden about their challenges in developing the market and implementing sustainability in the industry.