Helene works as project manager at IKT-Norge, within digital communication. A job that lets her work closely with the Norwegian IT-industry.
She has a Master of Philosophy in Media Studies from the University of Oslo (2015), and wrote her thesis about Twitter as a communication tool for executives.
While she was a student, she spent most her spare time on student activities and part-time jobs. To get experience besides studying was important to her, mostly because she loves working with people but also because she saw it as a necessity to get relevant experience when having to apply for jobs later in life.
To get experience besides studying was important to her, mostly because she loves working with people but also because she saw it as a necessity to get relevant experience when having to apply for jobs later in life.
[2:50] – Introduction – Helene´s story
[5:32] – Project leader in Digital Communication – Understanding how media works
[6:52] – Why and how Helene ended up choosing Digital Communication
[10:53] – Not sure what education you´re applying for? Ask!
[12:12] – Getting theoretical and practical experience – What it´s like to study for a bachelor and masters degree
[17:31]– What is great about Digital Communication
[22:18] – Job prospects for someone studying Digital Communication
[25:46] – If Digital Communcation was not an option…
[27:27] – Great and inspiring role models
[30:32] – Recommended books that inspire and helps
[36:15] – Hard life lessons that have inspired Helene
[38:20] – Applying for a job is not a “one way dialogue”
[39:45] – Resources recommended by Helene
[47:40] – Helene´s advice when picking a career path
[49:40] – Jobs of the future – What the job prospect might look like in the coming years.
Books, authors, and movies mentioned in the interview
- Lean In by Sheryl Sandberg
- Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance by Robert M. Pirsig
- 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- The Oxford Handbook of Innovation by Jan Fagerberg, David C. Mowery, and Richard R. Nelson
- Economics by N. Gregory Mankiw and Mark P. Taylor
- The Internet’s Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz, a 2014 biographical documentary film about Aaron Swartz, who was a writer, political organizer, and Internet hacktivist
Links and other useful resources
- Hootsuite, the most widely used platform for managing social media, created by Ryan Holmes in 2008.
- Buffer, a software application designed to manage accounts in social networks, by providing the means for a user to schedule posts to Twitter, Facebook and Linkedin.
- Headspace, a digital service that provides guided meditation sessions and mindfulness training.
- Forest, an app that helps you stay off your phone
- Here’s an article which can help give you a better idea of what digital media is, by the Centre for Digital Media
- Check out Wikipedia‘s article on “Digital Marketing“, which helps you understand how marketing works on the internet and other digital platforms!
Wondering how important digital media is? See how it has changed the past and is changing the future!
How often do you use your smartphone? Here’s a video about the “Mobile-movement” and how often we are exposed to digital marketing through our phone-use!
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