My name is Marianne Køien Paulsen and I’m another one of this year’s Management Trainees. I’m 28 years old and from Oslo. My academic background consists of a Bachelor’s in Psychology from the University of Oslo and an MBA from UTS, Sydney Australia. I really loved living abroad and Sydney is now one of my favorite cities in the whole world. During the two years that I spent there I got to learn about the Australian way of life and I really embraced the Aussie lifestyle.
My first,and current, project as a trainee takes place in Visma Software International AS where I work directly under the MD. Visma Software International manufacture, market and sell standardized software for controlling business processes in organizations. My project has the title ‘product marketing’ where the objective is to develop guidelines or best practices for product marketing strategies. I’m looking at how we currently execute product marketing and how we can improve our processes. I’ve in addition been given the overall responsibility for the recruitment of next year’s trainees, a very interesting and challenging task which has provided me with the opportunity of meeting a lot of students through visits to Universities around the country.
Looking at the responsibilities that I’ve been given over the first five weeks as a Management Trainee, the reasons behind why I applied Visma have been met. I chose Visma, firstly because of the opportunity of working for an international fast growing company. Secondly I wanted the responsibilities that come with a trainee position, and considering the tasks that I have been given it looks like I’ve chosen correctly. I will highly recommend applying for the Management Trainee program if you’re seeking a position where you will be challenged, seen and given responsibilities!