My name is Marika Myllymäki and I am the newest member on board at Study Advisory, pleased to meet you all. My background is in media studies and communications with an underlying passion for an international career. I am going to introduce myself and share some feelings about my first weeks at the office, by defining some keywords.
S – Start up
This is the first time I am working in a start-up company. I am super excited to learn new things and to see how a great idea is progressing day by day.
T – Tampere
My new office is located in Tampere, Finland. I´ve always been curious about this city and I have done different tourist things here my whole life, for example visiting Moomin museum and Särkänniemi (amusement park). This time I am actually living here, in this beautiful and cool old factory scenery.
U – Utrecht
I spent my exchange times in Utrecht, Holland. I got familiar with some parts of the Dutch culture, like bicycling everywhere, eating tons of bread (even for lunch) and studying hard. Utrecht is very picturesque city with plenty of nice cafés, bars and clubs. If you are planning on studying in Utrecht, check out the university profiles here.
D – Diversity
I am happy to have co-workers from different countries and it is quite exciting to have the weekly meetings with people from the Hongkong office. The world seems to be our playground at Study Advisory.
Y – Youth
Another thing that is new to me, is to work with such young group of people. Or maybe it is just that I am getting older, haha.
A – Adventure
I am truly encouraging everyone to study and work abroad, since it is always healthy to have a little adventure in your life. Adjusting in a new environment is also a self-esteem-boosting experience.
D – Dancing
I have always been dancing. At home, at clubs, at gigs and also trying different styles in dance schools. My latest experiment is salsa! By dancing the world makes sense again.
V – Vintage
I love vintage and second hand clothes and things. Luckily Tampere offers a lot of nice flea markets and shops for some treasure hunting.
I – Imagination
In a start-up company it is important to have a good imagination and give time for creativity and brainstorming.
S – Sushi
I just simply love sushi.
O – Optimism
At Study Advisory I find the atmosphere very positive towards new ideas and new people.
R – Rodents
The only animals I believe I understand. Okay, this is going a bit too far.
Y – Yoga
To have balance and flexibility I have been doing yoga everywhere I go. I have ended up in the yoga studios even in Holland, Goa and Portugal.
Here is a riddle for you, which words are built up from the letters?