Career interviews

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“It is a testament to the program that while my current role does not have music as its focus, the knowledge and hands-on experience prepared me to approach new, technical challenges in my current role,” says Jackson Goode. He has a Master's in Music, Communication and Technology.

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“Whether you are occupied with literary science or archaeology, if you learn to code, you will have the world at your feet”, says Aleksander Tidemann. He has a Master's in Music, Communication and Technology.

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"Be willing to step outside your comfort zone," says Tiffany Hildre. "In the worst case, you broaden your experience and make new friends. In the best case, you find a career opportunity that wouldn’t necessarily pop up on job advert platforms."

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“The language technology industry will continue to grow steadily in the years to come. A labour market has opened up for linguists who are native speakers of the language for which language technology is being developed,” says Marie Iversdatter Røsok, who has a bachelor’s degree in English and a master’s degree in linguistics.

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"The international and transdisciplinary workplace that SUM offers has prepared me to work in groups from different backgrounds, nationalities and interests," says Guillem Rubio Ramon. He is now a PhD student in Human Geography at the University of Edinburgh.

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“A humanities education helps you see the world from different and useful perspectives,” says Seth Townley. “The critical thinking skills gained during my studies at SUM are vital to my work at Taylor & Francis Group,” which is one of the world's leading publishers of academic research.

“I never expected to be working for the Police, or that my education would be relevant here, but it actually is,” says Camilla Eriksen Andreassen, who has a Master’s degree in South-Asian Culture and Society.

“Choose a subject according to your interests and abilities - and you will get a job when you have completed your studies,” recommends Iselin Stensdal, who is a Researcher at the Fridtjof Nansen Institute and has a Master’s degree in Chinese Studies.

“Without my semester in India I would have had neither the language skills nor the network that I have today,” says Tora Toreng, who has a Bachelor’s degree in South Asian Culture and Society with Hindu and works for Norec (FK Norway).