Our first two weeks at Orkla Summer Academy

Hi, and welcome to the Orkla Summer Academy blog. For the next eight weeks, we (the summer interns) will share our experience at Orkla through this blog. We are a total of six summer interns who are lucky enough to participate in the first ever Orkla Summer Academy, a project created to focus on talent development and to strengthen Orkla’s digital capabilities. Throughout the summer we will be working on real business cases, and thereby be able to use theory from school in practice. We are working in pairs on three exciting projects, which we all will write about on this blog along with other experiences from the internship.

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From the left: Benjamin Drabløs, Connie Jacobsen, Sigrun Myhrvold, Viktoriia Vinnik, Karoline Bjørnstadjordet, Benjamin Aanes

My name is Karoline Bjørnstadjordet, and I’m studying for a master’s degree in Strategy and Management at NHH in Bergen. This summer, I’m working with Benjamin Aanes in the department of New Business and Innovation in Orkla Home and Personal Care. The project is called Student Cleaning, and the starting point is that cleaning routines can be a challenge for many students in shared apartments. Our aim is to try to find out why this is a problem and eventually try to come up with a solution!

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Creative process with design thinking.

Our first two weeks have been very interesting working on the projects, getting to know the office and meet other employees through meetings, at lunch and at social events after work. We are excited to see what the next weeks will bring us, and we will make sure to tell you all about it on this blog!