Kristine went from student to a job in record time

Already two months after the start of her studies, Latvian Kristine Ida Aulik joined the company that she is currently working in as a graphic designer and e-learning developer.

30-year-old Kristine Ida Aulik uses the skills she learnt on her Multimedia programme on a daily basis while she builds e-learning courses for large Danish companies and organisations. With video, icons and text, she visualises information for carefully selected audiences. Hours of research and ingenuity precede this.

The right place

For Kristine, our Multimedia Design programme has opened the door to a creative job market, and a subject that she loves.

‘I love doing what I do. It’s very creative,’ says the graphic designer and e-learning developer Kristine Ida Aulik, who grew up just outside Latvia’s capital Riga and came to Denmark in 2010 to study.

Before Kristine found her niche as a multimedia designer, she went to Aalborg University for a bachelor’s degree in Art and Technology.

Got a job at once

She got her job at ProLearning only two months after starting her studies on our Multimedia Design programme. First, she was employed in a student job, then as an intern and after graduation, she became a permanent employee.

Builds e-learning for doctors and the police

ProLearning is large in the health sector and their client list includes public authorities, political parties and companies listed on the stock exchange.

Kristine has, among other things, built an e-learning course that helps police and healthcare professionals deal with and understand rape victims and their anguish. A task she also worked on during her internship.

‘It was perfect timing that I was given the task of building an e-learning system for the Centre for Rape Victims because thanks to that project I demonstrated all my skills to my employer and used everything I had learnt in the programme. And when my internship stopped, they still needed me to work on that project,’ says Kristine, who cycles to work every day in Hasselager and lives in a house in Harlev with her American husband and their 2-year-old daughter.

Fingers on the keyboard

When Kristine looks back at her student days, the best part of her programme was the many workshops and hours of practical work with programs such as Illustrator and WordPress, where she was taught digital skills.

‘I was surprised at how case-orientated and hands-on the teaching was. We really got our hands into the practical work with sketches, testing and coding,’ says Kristine.

Learn Danish and build a portfolio

When Kristine did her internship in her fourth semester, she had already lived in Denmark for six years and therefore had learnt Danish. The fact that she spoke fluent Danish has certainly helped her get a foothold in a Danish labour market.

‘So, my best advice for all other international students is that they should do their utmost to learn Danish. In addition, it is a good idea to do some graphic work alongside your studies, either voluntarily or as a freelancer, so that you can expand your portfolio. This can also bring you closer to a job,’ she stresses.