Meet Almina and Adrian - graduates of spring 2024

From time to time we are happy to welcome students to the company, and this spring we have the pleasure of welcoming two ambitious graduates: Almina Sofic from Stockholm School of Business and Adrian Wester from LTH Faculty of Engineering, Lund University.

We sat down with them for a quick talk on challenges, hopes, and aspirations.

Question

Firstly could you tell us about your academic background and what you will be doing while here at Nor:disk?

Answer

Almina:

- I’m studying Account Manager focusing on B2B sales and public tenders. During my 2-year education I have had a total of 2 practical training periods - this is my second and final training during which I will conduct my graduation project, as I graduate in May of 2024.

My main focus will be on the Save Per Use concept, which offers subscription of ware washing solutions – rather than traditional purchase and owning. I want to help Nor:disk better understand how that offer fits the public sector.

I’m going to identify and map opportunities, and potential risks, and suggest a strategy for targeting and continuing the work towards this customer group – perhaps suggest adaptations to the concept or communication, based on my findings. My work doing this will demand interviewing both internal parties but also - and more importantly - external parties, such as purchasing centrals with the municipalities.

I'm committed to delivering results and gaining valuable experience during my time here, and I bet it will serve me well in any future endeavor.

Adrian:

- I’m on my fifth and final year studying Mechanical Engineering and Industrial Design. My master's thesis project is titled “Eco-Smart Cabin” and will focus on several things: improving design and reviewing production methods, reducing weight, welding, and simplifying the assembly process to the extent I can. This will in turn hopefully lead to benefits such as cost reduction, and quality improvement but also a positive impact on sustainability. I need to divide my time between investigations into internal processes and production and doing visits and interviews with suppliers and supply chains. I look forward to it all very much!

Both Almina and Adrian agree that while first of all hoping to learn a lot from their time here, they also hope that their work will prove useful for the company going forward.


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What do you hope to learn or take away from your time here?

Almina:
- I want to learn as much as I can, and I’m sure I will. But of course, I also hope that the work I do here is useful for Nor:disk in the future.

Adrian:
- I’m happy just with having the experience, but naturally, I'd be ecstatic to be able to continue my work with this project and see it come alive. So I’m hoping that there will be an opening for me to join Nor:disk in some way or another after my graduation. And if not, my goal is to work with product design, that’s my passion.


Adrian:
- I’ve actually also applied to join the Graduate Program with Sandberg Development (Nor:disk owner), which seems like a really cool opportunity.

Almina:
- Really? That sounds interesting..

Adrian:
- Yea! You didn’t know about that? You should check it out.

Almina:
- No, it’s the first thing I heard about it! I’ll definitely do that.. thanks!


Question

Okay, final question, and this one is just for fun: who are you in the kitchen?

Answer

Adrian:
- Ah, in the kitchen. Much like in my professional endeavors, I thrive on striving for perfection and making things better. So, I’d definitely be in the kitchen cooking every dish they let me – and probably interfere in everyone else’s cooking too.

Almina:
- Oh wow.. tough one.. But definitely not cooking, haha! I’d probably be stuck with the dishes, or sneaking out and being the socialite of the evening. Anything to get away.

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