We recently welcomed Douglas to the SACC-NE team as our new Volunteer and he has since the start, assisted us with our daily operations on Fridays.
He is pursuing his BBA at the International University of Monaco (IUM) but is currently studying a trimester abroad, at Sawyer Business School – Suffolk University in Boston. We got in touch with Douglas through a recommendation from our previous Intern, Adam Bogefors that is today working with Business Development at AAK.
What have your experience at SACC-NE been like so far?
I have nothing but positive experiences and I feel sincerely honored to be part of this wonderful team directed by Christina Björnström. I believe that the SACC is a great organization that creates many interesting meetings between people and organizations with considerable potential.
Why did you choose Boston as your trimester abroad?
The fact that some of my childhood friends study in the area, of whom I have been separated with ever since I moved back to Sweden from Switzerland, was a big incentive. Apart from that, I had only heard good things about the city from my fellow IUM friend and former SACC-NE team member, Adam. When I realized the possibility to combine my time here with academic studies and working for the Chamber, I was sold.
How will you contribute to the team?
I think that I will be able to engage and contribute to the team with my open mind and eagerness to develop as a young professional. I am a creative person and I hope that my background and network can be useful as we expand the organization.
Where do you see yourself in the future?
I am not sure, but I am open to most projects and branches. At the moment, I am taking some extra finance classes which have really open my eyes to peruse a career in either Private Equity or Venture Capital, as I would love to combine my entrepreneurial spirit with finance and management.
What was the latest book you read?
I recently finished reading The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho. A fascinating story about a young shepherd following his dreams. Currently, I am reading another fiction novel by Ola Larsmo, Swede Hallow, about a group of Swedes that immigrated to America during the 19th century.