Meet Pearl Safari – Intern at Scandinavian Design Center.
Upon commencing my junior year in Sydney, I was interested in an internship that would
better my experience in my field of study – International Business. I chose Scandinavian
Design Center since it matched my career goals. I’m keen in working for an organization that
undertakes global operational activities. Having spent 15 weeks here, I have worked with
people of different nationalities in a vibrant work setting.
I was taken under the wing of my mentor, Annika with whom I closely worked with on the
English site. I was mostly impressed with the amount of responsibility given to me within a
short period. At the company, I was encouraged and supported to develop my own
Marketing events. Observing what professionals do helped in gaining new insights about the
field. During this journey, I also had a chance to develop my analytical and interpersonal
The internship was not only professional but also a human experience. The hierarchy was
very flat, something I experienced for the first time. I would always look forward to the fika
and lunch breaks with my colleagues. From time to time, we had after-work activities such as
dinners and barbeques, which were always filled with laughter.
I have nothing but praise for all my colleagues, who helped shape this fantastic experience
here. The internship was relevant to my studies and has been nothing short of a practical
and enriching process. It is something that will be very useful in my future career – which will
hopefully continue in Sweden once I graduate.