I currently work as an Engineer and am the Operational Process Development & System Solution Architect at National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS) in Trollhättan. During a typical working day, I get into the office early to go through my to-do checklist in OneNote in order to prioritize things I should do for the day. During the early morning, our team always has a short stand up meeting to communicate about the following questions:
As an agile organization, we have adapted our way of working to share our progress, help each other, and react faster to changes.
I work on multiple assignments during a day, such as process development, process communication, business system development and maintenance, IT-related project and support, new platform training as well as communication with and support of Chinese colleagues.
Recently I started focusing more on developing a system solution to visualize the agile organization, new business management process, and project deliverables. Therefore, I continuously need to talk with our internal clients about their needs and feedback for the solution. I’m having meetings with clients to show the solution demo and receive input/feedback for 60% of the day. Thirty percent of the day is left to actually work on the system solution and to prepare for the next demonstration. And 10% of the day is to quickly go through my email in-box and support tickets from IT.
For IT-related projects, sometimes I could spend a whole day trying out third part tools, communicating with a third party tool supplier. And also, there will be some days to test new platforms or web-based solutions, create instructions and promote it to the whole organization.
My working day is full of exciting assignments. I really enjoy my job a lot!
I actually came to University West as an exchange student as part of my bachelor’s programme at the Shanghai Institute of Technology. After my exchange year in Trollhättan I wanted to continue my studies at University West, so I applied for the one-year Master in International Business and luckily I was granted a scholarship.
The knowledge I acquired during my studies at University West helped me develop my critical and systematic thinking. I learned to see things from different angles and to position my working goals from a different perspective. The marketing and communication knowledge I got from the Master in International Business helps me to better promote and communicate my ideas and work for internal and external consumers.
During my studies I learned a lot from self-study and team-work experience. It makes me a more independent person in doing my working assignment and at the same time, I become a team-driven person when doing projects that require cooperation with cross-functional people. It also made me more flexible to understand and accept new things happening in the workplace.
The university also provides a lot of opportunities for students to communicate with local companies. I connected with several companies during some company exhibitions at University West.