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Jiawei Zhang: First introduction

 September 2015

Thanks Emil for that hand over – we look forward to following your progress and development in your new role with Accedo. With that said, its time for us to present our new trainees. First up Jiawei!

Jiawei Zhang, one of this year’s trainees at Accedo.

Hej! My name is Jiawei Zhang (张家玮). I thought I would take this first blog post as an opportunity to introduce myself. I am 26 years old, from China and I am now one of three new trainees joining Accedo. In my freetime I enjoy reading, traveling, playing PC Games, playing soccer and ping-pongand I am passionate about new technologies.

I have a Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Technology from the Beijing Jiaotong University and a Master’s degree in Software Engineering of Distributed Systems from KTH, Royal Institute of Technology. In fact, it was originally my studies that brought me to Sweden three years ago. I came over on a one year exchange program, but decided I wanted to finalize my studies here.
Even before I came to Sweden, I had a very good impression and now I live here there are uncountable things that attract me. Not only is Sweden full of beauty, peace and happiness, but I also like to eat meat balls, travelling through the most beautiful metro station in Stockholm and enjoying “fika” with friends.
While doing my Master Thesis, I did a lot of research on different companies and potential employers in this country. I am the type of person that pays attention to detail, and especially the design of artefacts, and to be honest, my first positive impression of Accedo was the logo – which was really well designed. To me this says something about the company, it conveyed a feeling of passion and told me that quality was important. As I researched further I discovered that although Accedo is Swedish, they have a truly global presence and are growing fast. I could immediately see the challenges a company like this could offer me and therefore submitted my application via LinkedIn. After several rounds of interviews, I was lucky to be selected for the trainee program.

I see the trainee program as a really good chance to familiarize myself with the company culture and get to know people across the whole company. As mentioned before, Accedo is growing very fast and I hope to grow with it.
My first assignment is within the Product department. I will be working on one of the most advanced products in the company, which is very challenging and exciting.
I look forward to sharing my experiences with you all. Have a great weekend!

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