Meet Valeria Munteanu from Moldova

Graduate of International Sales and Marketing

Meet Valeria

It’s important to know that work experience alongside studies is very much appreciated in Denmark. Internships and/or part-time jobs truly make a difference when a graduate is applying for a first-time job

Why did you choose to study in Denmark?

When I graduated from high school, I was interested in pursuing a degree in English. At that time, it seemed more realistic to study in Europe and I started researching undergraduate programmes in the Nordic countries. People in the Nordics speak English very well and it proved to be a good choice to study here. I was also fortunate to receive a scholarship for my studies, which also made a difference.

The best thing about living and working in Denmark:

One of the things I enjoy the most is the fact that there is no hierarchy in universities and at the workplace. Certainly, people treat each other respectfully and are aware of each other’s roles. However, the organisations are flat, which makes it easy to express your opinion and get involved. I also enjoy that it’s a safe country and that people ride bikes.

 

My job

Currently, I am working as Commercial Operations Specialist at Trustpilot, which is a consumer review website founded in Denmark. Some of my main responsibilities are to analyse processes and data, create reports, sales forecasts and find areas of opportunity for operational improvement, which can positively impact the Customer Success Department in Copenhagen.

 

How I got my job

I have been applying through official channels and sometimes it worked, other times it did not. At one point I discovered the power of networking. One week after attending an event at Trustpilot about ‘Women in Tech’ an attractive job opening was posted. The description was everything I wanted to work with and I applied. It was a good match for the company and myself and I got the job. However, I do feel that it made a difference that I’ve completed 3 internships during my studies (Tulip Food Company, Teledyne RESON and Novo Nordisk) and had several part-time jobs alongside my studies.

What I like about my job

I am working in a very dynamic environment. No two days are the same in a tech company. I believe that this fast-paced environment is keeping me more alert and motivated. There are always challenges which require solutions. I often experience being out of my comfort zone which does help me develop both personally and professionally.

 

My advice

It’s important to know that work experience alongside studies is very much appreciated in Denmark. Internships and/or part-time jobs truly make a difference when a graduate is applying for a first-time job. Being pro-active and getting involved in activities outside of university, as well as learning Danish will make it easier to succeed here.

 

My inspirations

I am all about improvement and change. It does scare me, but it is the most rewarding thing ever, be it at work or outside of work. I am still at the beginning of my career, but eventually I would like to become a mentor. I would also want to open a business in my home country at some point and get involved with charity in some part of the world.