How did you end up founding a company and what tips would you give to a student interested in founding a company?
We were a bunch of like-minded and entrepreneurial people who wanted to do something meaningful and when the opportunity presented itself we ran away with it and never looked back.
You could always be wiser, richer, and more experienced, so you might as well give it a shot now that you don’t have a mortgage and you’re used to eating microwave dinners anyway.
How have you found working in a multicultural environment?
It’s one of our greatest strengths as it enriches our thinking, grants more perspective, and enables us to hire talented individuals from all over the world who could potentially struggle to get hired and fit in a more homogeneous working environment.
Did you work during your studies? What is your advice for babas interested in working during their studies?
I had a summer job at a bank, which taught me a lot, including that I don’t want to work in a bank. Get an internship at a startup and embrace the chaos or get ready to climb the corporate ladder.
Why should someone pick the BScBA Program?
It’s a fast-paced program that prepares you well for the working life and all the challenges it might throw at you. I especially think the frequent presentations help BScBA Mikkeli students stand out from the crowd in a positive light. Last but not least the program is not too big, which really helps create an amazing team spirit among the students.
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