I felt quite prepared when I started my first job, since the master gave me great confidence.
- Education: Tourism (BA); Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship (MA)
- Graduated in: 2014
- Current job: Cultural Strategist at Region of Halland, Sweden
“I chose the Cultural Economics and Entrepreneurship master due to the fact that it offers an international and economic perspective on culture. My goal was to obtain a master that could open many doors for my future career and the combination of culture and economics seemed like the best choice for the ambitions I had. At Cultural Economics I learned how to think critically and analyze situations and context. I now understand the greater view, which consists of details. These are some of the skills that I developed during university and that I now continue to develop at my job.”
Working as a cultural strategist
“Before I graduated, I already found a job. When I was writing my master thesis, I contacted a Swedish cultural association and told them I could organize a seminar/workshop for them about the subject of my master thesis. They invited me over and among the guests were representatives of the city council. The next day I received a phone call: they offered me a job. From the city council I moved on to the regional council of the Region of Halland within a year after graduation. This is where I still work, at the cultural department as a cultural strategist. This means I work on strategic developments and the planning and implementation of cultural policies.”
“I felt quite prepared when I started my first job. The master gave me great confidence. Also, I was very eager to start working as soon as I finished my master. My advice to current and prospective students would be: don’t wait for your master to finish before you start looking for a job. Start looking right away and contact all kinds of interesting people and organizations where you’d like to work.”