We have four new summer workers in our team this summer. One of them, Venla Loimovuori, started in the beginning of May. Here are Venla's thoughts on her new job:
Hello! I am Venla Loimovuori, a 22-year-old business student from Turku School of Economics. At Variantum I work as a marketing assistant and do all kinds of tasks varying from blog posts to organizing events. In my free time I recently started to train crossfit. Horseback-riding has also been my passion for many years. I also have a 5-month-old miniature schnauzer puppy called Lumi.
My story at Variantum started a little differently than with my previous summer jobs. This year I wanted to try a different way of job searching so I posted a CV-video to LinkedIn and Facebook. The video reached a lot of people and many of them also contacted me about a summer job. Kimmo Karhu, the CEO of Variantum oy, was one of them and we scheduled a meeting.
I chose to work at Variantum this summer because it seemed like a great place to learn. I can use my imagination and it is easy to share your own ideas at Variantum. I also get to take responsibility, which is challenging. IT-sector is a new takeover for me, and I look forward to new challenges!
The first days at Variantum have been a little strange due to the COVID19 situation. It is odd to start at a new job without being at the office and seeing the other coworkers. Luckily, we have already scheduled coffee breaks on Teams so that I can get to know others too and hopefully the situation will not last too long. At least there has been talk about going back to the office in a month. However, everyone who I have been able to meet up with have been very nice, helpful and welcoming!
Stay safe and have a great summer!