Jun stayed in Sweden and works for the high-tech and global engineering group Sandvik
Jun Zhang graduated from the master’s programme in Computer Science in 2019. She now works as a backend engineer at Sandvik.
Hi Jun, where are you working at the moment?
I'm currently working in Applied Manufacturing Technologies in Sandvik AB as a backend engineer.
What is a regular day like at your job?
My daily work consists of developing new features required by the project team, maintaining and improving infrastructure, and fixing bugs.
Why did you choose this programme at KTH?
When I first started thinking about going abroad for my master’s study, I knew I wanted to find a university that provided a two-year master’s programme with a convincing academic profile, and KTH appeared when I searched the ranking lists. What also impressed me on a previous trip to Stockholm was that most people are very fluent in English, which gave me the confidence to study in a country in which English is not the official language.
Are there any insights you acquired during your studies that have been particularly useful for you in your career?
I think the ability to self-learn and collaborate with others is especially significant. In such a fast-developing world, you cannot expect to learn everything at school, and the knowledge I acquired during my studies is the foundation and the way to identify new concepts. In my job, I work in a team comprising different people who handle various parts of the whole project. It would be unrealistic not to cooperate. I'm glad I got the chance to get used to this way of working as most of the projects on my programme were conducted in groups.
What are your plans for the future?
I'm not good at making long-term plans. Currently, I would like to have more insight into the area in which I’m working and maybe be a senior on that. But perhaps I'll change my mind if something more interesting comes along. We'll see.
What would you want to say to a student who was thinking of applying for this programme?
Find the right balance between study and life! Enjoy it!