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Department Engineer and Lecturer

“Whether you are occupied with literary science or archaeology, if you learn to code, you will have the world at your feet”, says Aleksander.

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Aleksander Tidemann

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- What are the most important aspects of your job?

– The most important task in my work is to pursue effective problem solving on a number of technological and organisational systems. Equally important is the knowledge work that is part of the associate professor position, where I have to stay up to date on recent research, develop new curricula and spend a lot of time guiding my students.

- What do you like best about your job?

– What I like best about my job is that it is extremely varied and intellectually challenging. I have also been given a lot of responsibilities and the freedom to structure my own working day, which suits me very well.

How are the studies offered by the Faculty of Humanities relevant to your job?

– The most important thing I have gained from my interdisciplinary education is the ability to acquire new knowledge quickly and thrive in new and challenging environments.

- What is the best advice you can give new students who are wondering about job opportunities available to them after graduation?

– If you are looking for work experience, don’t be afraid to make direct contact with companies, professors or research projects. A 15 minute meeting with a business executive or professor you admire can totally change your life and career path. It happened to me. Companies and attractive research projects may seem intimidating on the outside, but they are usually just ordinary people who appreciate committed ‘youth’.

It is equally important to immerse yourself in new technology in smart ways. Whether you are occupied with literary science or archaeology, if you learn to code, you will have the world at your feet.

By Torunn Nyland, Career and Employability Coordinator HF
Published Dec. 15, 2021 11:28 AM - Last modified July 1, 2022 12:50 PM