Hello, my name is Alexandra Wilbs and I am a blogger at TraineeBloggen. This is my very first blog post on TraineeBloggen, therefore, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself to you.

I am from Germany, where I attained a Master of Science in International Business Studies at the Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nuremberg. During my studies, I spent two semesters abroad at the universities of Uppsala and Linköping. Additionally, I completed two internships at the German-Swedish Chamber of Commerce in Stockholm. Hence, Sweden has become my second home and communicating in Swedish in a business setting is perfectly natural for me.

The field of strategic management has always been the main focus of my studies. Furthermore, I became familiar with the sales and marketing business during my internships in Sweden and Australia, where I worked at Australia’s largest telecommunications and media company, Telstra Corporation Limited.

Since my studies and my internships both indicate a strong international focus, it was very important for me to start my professional career in a leading international company. In August 2015, I started working as a Graduate Trainee in Sales & Marketing at Scania. Scania is a perfect fit for me and Scania’s engineering prowess and orientation towards innovation and sustainability fascinate me. Besides, the Scania Graduate Trainee Program offers me the possibility to apply and to deepen my previously acquired experiences and skills as well as my passion for international business relations in an exciting and challenging working environment.

Stay tuned for my next blog posts, in which I will give you a better insight into my life as a Scania Graduate Trainee.