Sandra Persson: From Intern to Innovator

Apr 9, 2024 3 min

In the bustling heart of Stockholm, amidst the innovative pulse of the tech industry, Sandra Persson embarked on a journey that would not only shape her career but also leave an indelible mark on RELEX. As a final-year industrial engineering student at KTH, Sandra’s academic pursuits in sustainability and organizational change found a practical playground at RELEX, where she started as a summer intern for the product team for pricing and promotion.

Sandra’s story is not just about a successful career transition; it’s a testament to RELEX’s nurturing environment, where passion meets opportunity. “Last June, I started on a developing journey with RELEX as a product intern,” Sandra recalls, highlighting the invaluable industry insights and company culture immersion she experienced. Her dedication and hard work paid off, leading to an offer to continue working part-time while completing her studies.

Beyond her professional achievements, Sandra is a vibrant individual with a love for travel, outdoor activities, and culinary adventures. Her passions reflect the dynamic and diverse culture at RELEX, where employees are encouraged to bring their whole selves to work.

Sandra’s initial draw to RELEX was fueled by her interest in solving complex problems and optimizing processes. The internship experience was “incredibly fulfilling,” she says, paving the way for her seamless transition to a full-time role as a product owner. “It felt like a natural decision to accept the offer,” she adds, underscoring the alignment between her career aspirations and RELEX’s innovative ethos.

In her role, Sandra has navigated from acceptance testing and documentation to a more involved position in ensuring up-to-date internal and customer communications. Her journey from a summer intern to a product intern, and soon to a junior product owner, exemplifies the growth opportunities at RELEX. Collaboration across teams has been a cornerstone of her experience, evolving from supporting tasks to actively participating in product development and documentation.

Sandra’s transition wasn’t without challenges, notably the steep learning curve and balancing work with her studies. Yet, her proactive approach and the supportive RELEX environment facilitated a smooth adaptation. “By communicating with my supervisor, we worked together to make a plan that helped me manage my tasks better,” she shares, highlighting the company’s commitment to employee well-being and development.

What Sandra enjoys most about her role is the autonomy, insight into the app’s development, and the collaborative culture. “This role has significantly enhanced my understanding dynamics,” of our processes and teamwork she reflects. Her work aligns with RELEX’s values of innovation, customer success, and collaboration, contributing positively to the company’s mission.

As Sandra looks forward to her full-time role, she remains inspired by RELEX’s commitment to innovation and collaboration. “It fosters an environment where creativity and forward-thinking are celebrated,” she says, emphasizing the significance of these values in her journey.

A fun fact about Sandra’s time at RELEX encapsulates the company’s vibrant culture: a memorable team evening cruising around Stockholm, bonding over dinner at a waterfront restaurant. “The evening was a wonderful opportunity to bond outside of work and just have fun with your colleagues,” Sandra reminisces, showcasing the camaraderie and spirit of RELEX.

Sandra Persson’s journey from an intern to an innovator at RELEX is a shining example of how the right environment can foster growth, innovation, and a sense of belonging. Her story is not just about career progression; it’s about finding a place where one can thrive, innovate, and make a meaningful impact. At RELEX, Sandra found more than a job; she found a community and a platform to pursue her passions and contribute to a brighter future.

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