DataTjej of the Month: Karin Andersson!

Karin Andersson, a light-haired woman with a gray hat looks into the camera

Name: Karin Andersson
Age: 26
Workplace: Sogeti in Karlstad
Pluggat: Web and Multimedia at KAU
Active year: 2016 / 2017
Role in Data Girl: IT Responsible

Can you tell us how you ended up at your workplace and what your duties are?
I used to work as a front-end developer / designer at an e-commerce company, I had worked there for two years and started getting the urge to test something new. Then I was contacted via LinkedIn by my current colleague. I was invited to Sogeti to meet and have a coffee. It was very relaxed and it felt superb. After doing a work test and having another interview I got the job!

Now I have the title of consultant but work with a focus on front-end and UX. The tasks are very varied and no day is the same. Right now, I work in several different projects. Among other things, I am part of a slightly smaller project and build a web application in .NET while at the same time I am part of a much larger project where my task is to develop a user interface for a new system.

Why did you get involved with Data Girl and what post did you have?
I thought DataTjej seemed like a good association that had many fun events and good contact with the business community. I applied and got the post as IT manager. I was responsible for the association's website and social media, among other things.

What is your best memory of your time at Data Girl?
I have many good memories! But the best part about being a Data Girl is all the fun and nice people I got to know through the association.

Three things we didn't know about you:
- When I was a kid, I wanted to become an artist or writer.
- I easily get restless! It usually gets the gym a few times a week, also bikes mountain bikes and likes to ski or snowboard in the winter.
-In my spare time, I like to spend time with my family, my boyfriend and my friends.

What is your best interview tip?
See the person interviewing you in the eye, relax and invite yourself. Avoid the dead fish handshake!

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