Taking networking to a higher level

You can expect to develop personal and professional skills as graduate at Nordea. Now, three graduates have kicked up the networking part a notch!

Young talents who enter the graduate programme at Nordea can expect to develop their personal and professional skills. That’s part of joining the programme. The means to ensure continuous learning and growth spring from vast opportunities such as invites to international seminars and various professional and social events with fellow graduates in the bank.

Now three Nordea graduates have kicked it up a notch. Cristina Pozzato, Kristen Flanagan and Søren Hamer Adamsen, have joined the steering committee of a new, supplementary graduate network which reaches across industries and involves large corporates in Denmark.

Hear why Søren has committed – and invested – his time to organise events for this new cross-graduate network which started in November 2017 and includes companies like Nordea, Novo Nordisk, Lundbeck, Falck, KPMG, Unilever, Mærsk, L’Oréal, NNIT, Carlsberg – and the network is expanding!

Graduate sees huge potential

What do you think about the network?

I personally think that the cross graduate network is a great initiative. You get to learn more about other industries and meet very smart people who have just started their career too. Also, ever since I started studying business, I have always been told that a great network can take you very far. The cross-graduate network is a great opportunity to do that.

Why were you eager to join the steering committee of this network?

I always want to take an active part in driving new things. Consequently, I want to be part of facilitating this initiative, as it has a huge potential. Furthermore, I am excited about representing Nordea in the various meetings in the committee and informal gatherings.

As a member of the steering committee, I also have the chance to plan and organise the event in Nordea and meet various stakeholders across the company.

Two successful events on the resumé

The cross-graduate network can already add two successful events to its resumé. Common to both events is that they had a special focus on a hot topic in the business environment. One event was located at KPMG with “AI and Robotics” as the topic. The latest event was located at the Carlsberg Museum in Copenhagen with “Digital Transformation of Traditional Companies” as the topic.

The event at Carlsberg focused on the necessity of traditional companies to adapt to the increasing transformation from technology and the requirement of continuous learning. Around 100-120 graduates attended the event – 20 of the attendees were Nordea graduates. Something that surprised Søren:

“I was happily surprised to see the number of Graduates from Nordea, which I think counted for the largest share of company attendees at the event (Besides graduates from host company Carlsberg). This gave me a chance to broaden my network within Nordea.” He said.

We’ve talked to a couple of the graduates – incl. Søren Hammer – who attended the event at Carlsberg, and we’ll share their impressions and take-aways with you. So, stay tuned!

Meanwhile, if you would like to know more about what it’s like to be part of the graduate programme at Nordea, then browse around our career blog. Also, remember to check the vacant positions for graduates!

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