"Pathway is much more than an English programme"

Tina Tajik started her journey at Jönköping University as a pathway student. The Pathway Programme provided her with the skills she needed to start her academic journey. This is her story.

Tina Tajik, Demand and supply planner at Husqvarna Group

Tina Tajik, Demand and supply planner at Husqvarna Group

The Pathway Programme was so much more than just learning English. Besides being happy with the content, I appreciated the effort our teachers put into helping us learn about Swedish culture and providing tools to face future challenges and adapting to life in Sweden. Pathway helped me familiarise myself with a new education system so that I could start my bachelor programme well prepared.

Bachelor's degree at JU

My bachelor’s programme Sustainable Supply Chain Management was quite broad and gave me the possibility of working in various companies. The great way JU supports their students in introducing them to different industries in Sweden is worth mentioning - the annual career fair Karriärum is a great example of this. The course I enjoyed the most was the industrial work placement course.

We also had a few guest lectures from different companies, one of them being Husqvarna Group, a world-famous but local company. After being introduced to them, I applied for an internship and a summer job. After these experiences I got a job offer as a demand and supply planner (the same position as my internship) and a few months later I signed my permanent contract. Having the internship not only helped me increase my practical knowledge it also ultimately gave me my first job. By setting mandatory internship courses, JU gives students a real head start in their future careers.

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