After graduation from SSE I joined a one-year trainee program rotating between Sweden’s central bank (the Swedish Riksbank), the Swedish Financial Supervisory Authority, and the Swedish National Debt Office, leading to a full-time position as an economist at the Riksbank.
Having grown up in Sweden, I have always known that SSE is considered the best business school in Sweden. However, I was interested in social science and economics when I applied to bachelor programs, so I applied to Lund University. It was only towards the end of my bachelor that I started thinking about doing a master, and then SSE was my only choice.
Since we were the first Master students at SSE, my first year was very interesting and I think class of 2012 played a big role in helping to shape the program into what it is today. The thing that makes SSE such a unique school is how the tough workload makes everyone come together and help each other out. I found that really motivating and different from other schools where I have studied.
SSE and CEMS have opened up so many opportunities for me. Being around ambitious students from all over the world really makes you think about what you want in life, and maybe reach a little bit higher than you thought was possible. In starting my career, I was extremely satisfied to realize that SSE has given me the analytical and technical skills that my position requires. And on top of that, I have a network that stretches from Tokyo to São Paulo, with friends now working in companies and organizations that many people dream about working for. I find that truly inspiring!