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“life-changing career” – What it Means For Me

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  June has finally arrived and in 3 months, the graduate programme for the 2015 batch will be wrapping up. In football terms, we’re in the last 15 minutes of the game with everything there is to win. Indeed, the programme has been true to its tag-line: “life-changing career”. I have learned so much about Novo […]
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My Personal Mantra: Patience, Presence & Persistence

Category: Business Processes Global & European Market Access Global Marketing International Operations Business International Operations Finance People & Organization US Rotational Development Program | (0) comments
Dear All, You might be wondering why it has been silent on the blog for a while! Here’s the answer: all of the 2nd year graduates were busy moving on to their international rotations. So as Francesca has specified in her post a couple of months ago, we are pretty much spread out on the […]
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Calling all master’s students!

Category: Business Processes European Finance Global & European Market Access Global Finance Global Marketing Global Procurement People & Organization Product Supply R&D Global Development R&D Regulatory Affairs | (8) comments
As I wrote in one of my previous graduate blog posts, the graduate programme is not the only option for a life-changing career in Novo Nordisk! If you are studying for a master’s degree and are eager to get started with your career, I can highly recommend applying for one of Novo Nordisk’s more than […]
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Graduate Recruitment Centre – my last-minute tips

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After weeks of waiting, it’s now the final countdown to the Graduate Recruitment Centre (GRC). You have hopefully already prepared most of what you wish to prepare, but I wanted to share some of my last-minute tips: Pre-GRC Prepare to dress to impress Think through your outfit in advance to make sure that you have […]
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Q&A about the GRC (Graduate Recruitment Centre)

Category: Business Processes European Finance Global & European Market Access Global Finance Global Marketing R&D Global Development R&D Regulatory Affairs | (0) comments
If you are reading this graduate blog post, you were likely invited for the Graduate Recruitment Centre (GRC) in Copenhagen next week – so first of all congratulations! You are in for a fun and intense day filled with group exercises, presentations and networking. This blog post is based on three questions I have received […]
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From graduate to the right-hand woman of the CEO

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Sobia Akram started her career in Novo Nordisk in 2004 as a Business Processes Graduate. From 2009 to 2015 she was Executive Assistant (EA) to the former Chief Operational Officer (COO) Kåre Schultz and from 2015, Vice President and EA to the CEO of Novo Nordisk – first Lars Rebien Sørensen and since January 1st […]
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Graduate Recruitment Centre: the final sprint!

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The last hurdle is finally on the horizon: the Graduate Recruitment Centre (GRC)! First off, for those of you who have made it to this last stage, you should be extremely proud of yourselves. There were a lot of applicants this year across all the different programs, many of whom were highly qualified, so good […]
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Target GRC – A Reflection on the Importance of Organisation Culture

Category: International Operations Business International Operations Finance People & Organization | (1) comments
Dear Friends, Based on my recent experiences with potential graduates this year, I have been asked a lot of questions on how Novo Nordisk is as an organisation. Few also asked me about how the work environment is? It is a very broad question and something you need to feel in person. In one of […]
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Before 30 Years Old

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“Before 30 years old, follow somebody. Go to a small company. Normally, in a big company, it is good to learn processing; you are part of a big machine. But when you go to a small company, you learn the passion, you learn the dreams. You learn how to do a lot of things at […]
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Networking 101: Do’s and Don’t’s

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First of all, congratulations to those who have already started their interview processes. It’s going to be an exciting journey and like what my mentor has told me before, “enjoy and just be yourself!” Over the last several days, I have received multiple emails asking for information, personal tips, and questions about the graduate programmes. […]
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