Taking the plunge and moving to Denmark
Ena moved to Kalundborg from Croatia after graduating from high school, although she never visited Denmark before:
“I was curious about getting into the biotech industry, and I heard Denmark is one of the best countries to succeed. I wanted to continue my studies within technology, biology, and natural science”.
Prepped for the pharma industry
Leading to the first fulltime-job position, Ena has had an ongoing collaboration with the pharma industry.
“I started as an intern at Novo Nordisk Kalundborg, where I got insights to what it means being a process supporter. That gave me insights into understanding the processes and learning how engineers work. When it was time to write my bachelor thesis, I had the opportunity to continue the collaboration with Novo Nordisk. Those learnings helped me decide on what direction to go, and which skills I needed to acquire, to get where I wanted to be” she says and adds:
“I had a luck to adapt fast in my new team, where everybody was so welcoming and helpful. I appreciate that my colleagues don’t have any problems speaking English, since I am not fluent in Danish yet.”
Part of a close student community
“When I began studying at Absalon, I was one of the first international students. Being part of the journey Absalon has been on during the last years has been exciting, and during my last semester I had a few courses at the new Campus Kalundborg (read more here).
Life in Kalundborg
Today, Ena lives in Kalundborg by the harbour and plans to stay in the city:
“When I moved here, I lived at the student dorm, which is new and nice. I made a group of friends while living there, and we would meet to make dinner together and do activities such as watching movies, playing volleyball, bicycling in the area, and having parties together”, says Ena, who used to live with co-students from Absalon.
“I have friends in Kalundborg now, and enjoy playing volleyball in the local club, and taking Danish classes a few times a week”, she says.
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