Lets start with the standard introduction:
My name is Kasper Thastrup Tindbæk; I’m 21 years old, from Denmark and I study Multimedia. When I live in Denmark I study at Aarhus Business Academy, but at the moment I do my studies in the United States at Mission College in Santa Clara, California. I have been working since I was 13, and I’ve enjoyed every workday where I could earn my own money. With that being said, I am vigorous person, a team player and I’m definitely not afraid of taking work home with me.
Now let’s continue to what we really want to know:
I have a passion for Business Management. I grew up in a family where leadership is a part of the everyday work, my father, my uncle and my grandfather were and currently are all leaders and I have a dream that one day I could do the honor to join them.
This is why I decided to study abroad in the United States, to boost myself personally and my English skills as I would love to work abroad. With my time in the USA I have without a doubt learned a lot about myself, what I’m capable of and where I need to put some more focus in the future. In addition, it is great to learn a new culture and I have to admit, I love USA!
I am good at organizing and I love timetables.
To follow a fast paced developing industry, I understood the path of becoming a Multimedia designer was the right choice, and with Aarhus Business Academy, including Mission College’s close connections to the companies around them I’ve gotten a pretty good insight into the Multimedia industry.
As part of becoming a multimedia designer there is a lot of focus on projects in which all of them are team-based and with these I’ve embraced working in groups as a potential project. I’m not afraid of taking the jobs no one wants and I have no problem doing the heavy lifting. Whenever I work in groups I usually get the role as the project manager. With this role, there are a lot of responsibilities and even though I’m working with friends it has to be on a professional level so we can reach our common goal. With these projects I’ve used the management method Scrum, which helps with all the basics. It is a very powerful tool to get started with a project.
I am good at organizing and I love timetables. As much as I like timetables, I am also flexible in my planning, as with certainties there will be sidesteps. Not all projects are straight ahead and this can be very frustrating, I excel at remaining focused, so we can get back on track. It can be very time consuming for everyone in the group, but it is important to explain the goal we have to reach and sometimes it will take more hours than first counted, but I will be the first in line to take all the hours needed with out a doubt.
To keep everyone motivated it takes a lot of self-motivation, which I have. I would love to help wherever I can and if it requires the learning and comprehension of new things I find no obstacles. I’ll do it! It is my priority and responsibility to make sure my working hours are being used 100% so my working day is maximized.
“Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you”
As much as I love being a project manager it is not enough during my education since the groups are so small. That’s why I also take the role as business analytic, including branding. I’ve put focus on these skills at my stay abroad in the U.S, my course Global Business helps me with that. As a business leader it is important to see from the same perspective as the client. Learning from this course has taught me to improve my leadership skills.
As in every project there is a finishing phase, where you present your product for the client. I prefer to present our product to the client, as I’m not afraid of standing in front of a client or a crowd. You’ve put a lot of hours in the product so it is important to be proud of it when you present it!
It is usually tough to write about yourself and to give a real impression about who you are as a person. That’s why I follow a pretty basic quote from Thomas Jefferson: “Do you want to know who you are? Don’t ask. Act! Action will delineate and define you”.