Now – At the moment you and many other viable candidates are sending in applications to become some of the few who move on to the coming rounds of the recruitment process. It is clear that in order to become one of the few you need to be motivated to do so, simply applying for the sake of applying won’t work. Thus I would encourage you to think about your motivation for applying and from where that stems and tell us about it. Have you been a Globetrekker during your early years and want a company that can encompass that? Are you passionate about the need to provide for others? Bring this across in your application and thus explain why you actually want the position for which you are applying, not just because it is a great career opportunity.
During – Once you then join the program in September of this year you will go through a number of situations and processes which will help make it clear to you why you are here from a personal perspective, finding out what it is that you wish to gain from being part of the program. As with many other situations, the program will give you certain things, however it is largely what you make of it yourself. If you choose to be ambitious and driven and attempt to excel above the rest you will be given the opportunities to do so. (on a side note – if you don’t then perhaps the graduate program isn’t where you should be heading) Even in your day to day life going being willing to, and seeking the opportunities for going that extra step will define your experience.
After – Upon completing the program you will be equipped depending largely on your efforts during its term. You will be one few highly profiled individuals in a global organization. You will undoubtedly have a network spanning the globe, a network which you must care for in order to foster the opportunities for future employment, as it is likely through it that you will find your next job. You will also likely be presented with some sort of opportunity, however in most circumstances the ideal ones are those which you seek out yourself.
Thus for those unsure about joining the graduate program, I would encourage you to reflect on your motivation for doing so and what you wish to accomplish. For the rest, making your motivation clear to us is half the battle of an application process. The other half is us making sure you are the person for the job and for Novo Nordisk, and in short the best way to meet that is be yourself, and recognize that you also need to fit the organization personality-wise as well as in terms of proficiency.
Hope those thoughts helped, should you have any questions please post them in the comments below and I will try to answer as best I can.