Alumni Panel Discussion: Working & Living in New York
Curious about what it's like to live and work in New York? Then join us for a panel discussion with four alumni who will share their experiences and advice for moving to and working in New York City!
We'll talk about the workplace culture, the recruitment process, interactions with colleagues, work-life balance, moments of culture shock and more. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions during the event.
When: Tuesday 27 April at 18:00-19:15 CEST
Where: The event will be broadcasted live via Zoom Webinar
This event is brought to you by the Alumni Relations Office at Lund University and is part of a new event series where you will meet alumni working in different cities around the world.
Meet the panel
Hanna Blandford is currently employed in the field of Marketing and Client Services at the award-winning, women-owned relocation company NYC Navigator. She has lived in New York City for the past seven years. Prior to her current role, Hanna completed her MBA in Marketing and worked for an International School of Higher Education. She holds a Bachelor in Service Management from Lund University (2010) and has also spent a semester at the State University of New York in New Paltz. Hanna currently resides on the Upper West Side, where she enjoys taking long walks along the Hudson River.
Gustav Fagerström received a Master's degree in Architecture from LTH, Lund University in 2007. He is the co-founder and Digital Practice Leader with the Walter P Moore New York office, where he leads the computational modeling for façade engineering. Specializing in design computation, he operates at the intersection of architecture, engineering and computer science. Gustav has practiced with KPF, UNStudio and BuroHappold and has published, given workshops and been on academic juries at architecture and engineering universities worldwide. Work of his has been presented at the Venice Biennale, CAADRIA, ACADIA, FABRICATE and the SmartGeometry conference. He currently teaches at Pratt Institute and University of Pennsylvania.
Ulrika Johnson was born and raised in Skåne. She received a law degree from Lund University in 2008. After graduation, she worked first at a business law firm and then as in-house counsel at Systembolaget before moving to New York City. An LLM degree at Fordham University brought her to the Big Apple, but love convinced her to stay. In time, Ulrika's creative drive and passion for design made her switch careers and she graduated as a graphic designer in 2016. In the fall of 2020 she launched her own stationery company, Belle Belette.
Fredrik Uddsten graduated from Lund University with a MSc in Business and Economics (Civilekonom) in 2015. He started his career at Ernst & Young (EY) in the Stockholm office in 2016. Today, he works as a Senior Consultant within the Data and Analytics practice at EY New York.
Questions? Please send an email to info [at] alumni [dot] lu [dot] se.