Career interviews

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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.

Focus on the subjects you like the most and make sure to get contacts and practical experience through a part time job or voluntary work, says Anette Remme. She is working at The Norwegian Association of Youth with Disabilities's.

Be proactive, be bold, do not give up, believe in yourself and don’t panic. That is Marius Korsnes best tip to new students. Marius is now a postdoctoral researcher at NTNU.

Follow your passions without losing track of the practicalities involved in making a career afterwards, says Liv Jorun Andenes. She holds a master’s degree in Culture, Environment and Sustainability, and works with communication at The City of Oslo's Agency for Urban Environment.

My studies have proven to be very relevant for the job, Heidi Bade says. She has a master's degree in Culture, Environment and Sustainability and works with Norway's international climate and forest initiative in the Ministry of Climate and Environment.

The courses I took during my study have provided the background on the science and politics of climate change which is crucial for my current job at the Centre for International Forestry Research in Bogor, Indonesia, says Intan Maya Sari.

Bureaucracy is a lot about reading, learning and writing. The main difference is that at work, the deadlines are tighter and documents must be shorter and more to the point than academic papers, says adviser Gry Asp Solstad at the Ministry of the Environment.