Marianne Castrén

Marianne has worked at SSES since January 2020. As an education coordinator at the Student and Faculty Services she takes care of various administrative tasks to make sure everything runs smoothly for our students, faculty and member schools.

Marianne got her master’s degree in Nordic languages and education in Finland where she is from. Marianne first moved to Sweden to help a Finnish start-up get going in the Swedish market and enjoyed that journey so much she did it once more with another Finnish start-up. Marianne became an entrepreneurial soul without even noticing it. She still loves the entrepreneurial way of thinking today and is thriving at SSES.

What is your educational background? (university education(s) and field(s))
I have a Master’s Degree in Nordic Languages and Pedagogics from the University of Tampere.

What is your title at SSES?
Education Manager

What are some of the everyday activities you perform at SSES?
I work with all the courses and activities at SSES on the admin side of things so there are a lot of things going on every day. Planning, communicating with all parties involved, making sure that everything flows would be some of the daily tasks.

What is your previous work experience?
I have worked in two different start-ups helping the companies start and grow their business on the Swedish market. Before that, when I was studying, I worked a lot in different type of customer service roles.

Name one or several of your unexpected skills
I can dance bachata.

What is the best thing about working at SSES?
People, people, people. 😊

What is your idea of perfect happiness?
I dream of a lazy Sunday morning with a nice, long breakfast while reading good old newspaper without any interruptions. Don’t know if it’s perfect happiness but something I would really enjoy and that I haven’t been able to do for a long time.

Which living person do you most admire?
Don’t really know the answer to this one… I find everyone’s life stories very interesting.

Which words or phrases do you most overuse?

What is your motto?
Let’s do this!

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