6 Questions For Start-Up Shipitwise Marketing manager

Viktorija describes herself as 20 something years old rebel who moved to Estonia from Lithuania.  After couple of years in university she decided to leave and move to another country to see what will happen. So far she does not regret any of her decision.

We met up on an untypically warm and rainy February night in an upcoming hipster neighborhood in Tallinn. Had a cup of tea and a lively discussion about start-ups, start-up culture in Estonia and how Vik has made her way into all of this.

What do you do exactly?
I study in Estonian Business School and as well I work in Shipitwise as a marketing manager. I am a growth hacker. The start-up is very new and fresh and is in a developing stage. My goal is to make the start-up grow.

So, I must ask, why start-up?
After finishing my AIESEC experience, everything was circulation around start-ups and everything seemed very sexy about it and I did not see myself getting into a corporate world. Start-ups are very flexible, they have a different work flow then traditional companies, start-ups are very global, and as a non-Estonian speaker that environment suited me very well.
I recommend being part of a start-up because of an idea and mission, because it is different, because it is interesting, and there is a lot of room for personal growth. Start up is an experiment, and I would recommend it for a young person likes a bit of chaos. You learn everyday something new, you become stress resistant, and you become faster learner. I find people to be bit different in start-ups: They are more open minded and it seems to me that Estonian start-ups in general are more culturally diverse, more tolerant, more collaborative then other companies, which makes it very unique place where to work. I feel like if I were to sit in my office just for the whole day, I would learn a lot just by being there. So it is a place full of energy, ideas and learning and sometimes it seems like the room is about to explode because the room cannot contain all of it. But start-up is also about actions. You have the confidence to do it because you have people around who will guide you, mentor you, give advice, and you get the sense that you are not doing it on your own.

Well, is your typical work day sexy then?
Yes, it is actually. I would not say that I wake up and feel sexy, it is not about that.But every day it feels like I am doing something that is actually needed and it feels like I am learning at the same time. At the end of day I feel like I gave something that I have and took from it as well. Everyday ends with a win-win situation. It is a very sexy job.

 How has your time in AIESEC contributed to your current career?
So when I joined AIESEC 3,5 years ago I started very randomly: I was a member, a project manager, I was part of Human Resources, then I found myself being on communications team, which turned out into marketing team and at that point I knew little about marketing or communications. But I decided to put effort into it, I was learning about the topic, I studied a lot. And I discovered that I really liked it. I was drawn to it because it is not stable. The world of marketing and communications is constantly changing, you need to learn all the time and know what is happening in the field. It is like computer software that needs to be constantly updated. When I moved to Estonia, I got a position in AIESEC National Board as a Vice president of Marketing and I thought that I was going to share my knowledge, experience, working on what I know but I learned a freaking a lot during that year.

When it comes to recruiting, what do you think start-ups need?
It is hard to say start-ups in general, every start-up has their own needs, own directions, but for what I personally see is that, especially young start-ups, they need to recruit a dynamic team because in the beginning it is all about the team, and if the team cannot work together, the start-up cannot move forward. I still don’t know what magic they do in Shipitwise, but the team is insanely great. Like really.

What might Estonian start-ups look like in the near future?
I believe in the next couple of years we will probably see more virtual reality on the market, machine learning, and artificial intelligence, because this is what has become sexy right now and will attract young people.

 

Alusta karjääri Global Entrepreneuriga!

Kas Sind ei võeta tööle, kuna Sul pole kogemust, kuna Sind ei võeta tööle? Kui Sinagi oled üks neist, kes on kinni selles kohutavas nõiaringis, ära muretse! AIESEC Eestil on Sulle lahendus ja see lahendus on meie Global Entrepreneur programm!

Global Entrepreneur programm on hea viis oma karjäärile hoog sisse saada. Programmi raames saad olla lühiajaline intern tasustamata kohal märkimisväärses start-up firmas.

 

Projektide kestus on 6-8 nädalat ja valikus on üle saja erineva sihtriigi. Majutuse eest maksma ei pea, endal tuleb tasuda programmitasu 150 EUR ja transport sihtriiki ja tagasi.

 

Parim osa AIESECi Global Entrepreneur programmi juures on see, et eelnev kogemus pole nõutav, kui kandidaat on pühendunud ja kirglik antud start-upis töötamise osas. Ainukesed nõudmised internile AIESECi poolt on, et intern oleks vanusevahemikus 18-30 ning oskaks inglise keelt (piisab B1, B2 tasemest). Tuleks küll meeles pidada, et mõned firmad võivad esitada ka spetsiifilisemaid nõudmisi.

 

Valikuprotsess ise on äärmiselt lihtne – kui näed projekti, mis Sulle meeldib, kandideeri sellele lehe www.opportunities.aiesec.org kaudu. Peale avalduse esitamist võetakse Sinuga ühendust ja tehakse töövestlus nii sihtriigi AIESECi esinduse kui ka firma esindajaga. Peale seda tuleb Sul lihtsalt oodata valituks saamist ja – hey, presto! – rahvusvaheline praktikakoht on Sul tagataskus!

 

Registreeruda ja meie projektidega tutvuda saad siin: www.opportunities.aiesec.org. Näeme seal!

 

Jätkates start-upide teemaga, on meil hea uudis ettevõtlikele noortele, kellel juhtumisi 10. märts veel vaba. AIESEC Eesti korraldab taaskord üritust nimega LEAP, mis on päev täis erinevaid loenguid ja töötubasid Sinus peituvale ärimehele/naisele/inimesele!

 

Mis on LEAP? Hea küsimus! LEAP on AIESEC Eesti poolt korraldatav iga-aastane üritus, mille eesmärk on kasvatada Eesti noortes ettevõtlikkust läbi firmade ja start-upide poolt korraldatavate interaktiivsete õpitubade.

LEAP 2017 plaanis on loengud firmadelt nagu Taxify, Shipitwise; Testlio jne, ja ka töötoad firmadelt nagu Timbiter, Shipitwise, Greenhouse CI jne. Suur lisaväärtus LEAPi puhul lisaks informatiivsele kavale on networkingu võimalus. Kui mõni üritusel osalevatest firmadest Sulle potentsiaalse tööandjana silma jääb, astu pausi ajalt julgelt firma esindajale ligi ja puhu temaga juttu!

LEAP 2017 toimub MEKTORYs, Raja 15, Tallinn. Pilet maksab ei rohkem ega vähem kui 4 eurot. Pileteid on piiratud koguses, seega haara enda oma siit juba täna: http://bit.ly/JoinLEAP2017

Seega pole olukors Sinu jaoks sugugi lootusetu, isegi, kuima sul oma erialal veel kogemus puudub. Lihtsalt haara härjal sarvist, carpe diem ja lase AIESECil oma karjäärile hoog sisse puhuda!

 

#3 AIESECer’s Leadership Story – Dajana

Dajana, member of incoming global volunteering team in local committee Tallinn University

 

Ma olin sündinud Eestis. Kogu minu elu ma elasin Eestis. Minu vanemad olid sündinud Eestis. Mul on eesti rahvuslikkus. Kuid aga inimesed küsivad, mis on minu rahvus, ma ei oska vastata sellele küsimusele. Miks? Minu ema on pool venelane ja pool sakslane. Minu isal on sugulased Venemaalt, Ukrainast ja Soomest. Minu emakeel on vene, aga mul on saksa perekonnanimi 2 grammaatilise viguga (mis teeb seda tegelikult juudiks). Kes ma olen siis? Ma isegi ise ei tea seda. Ma olen täiesti paljurahvuseline laps ja ma olen uhke selle üle, et olen nii paljude kultuuride segu näide.

Miks ma rääkisin sellest praegu? Ma lihtsalt tean, et absolüütselt kõik inimesed maailmas on erinevad. Igaüks on kuidagi unikaalne. Isegi kui sa oled sadaprotsendiliselt eestlane või sadaprotsendiliselt venelane, ei ole teist inimest, kes on sada protsendiliselt eestlane või sadaprotsendiliselt venelane sama isloomuga nagu sina. Ma usun, et igaühel on oma arvamus, oma unistused, oma eesmärgid, oma väärtused, oma kultuur jne. Kõik need erinevad inimesed erinevate mõttede ja ideedega peavad elama kuidagi koos ühel planeedil. Siin on ainult üks viis, et seda teha. Meil ei ole teist valikut, et lihtsalt teine teist aktsepteerida, aktsepteerida meie erinevusi.

Ma mõtlen, et kui sa saad seda teha, sa võtad maailmast palju rohkem kui enne seda. See on põhjus, miks ma olen organisatsiooni AIESEC liige. AIESEC on täis erinevvate tudegitega erineevatest kultuuridest. Millest me räägiksime, kui oleksid kõik ühesugused? AIESEC-eritega on alati olemas midagi uurida. Iga päev ma saan teada midagi uut minu sõpradest AIESEC-ist. Ma tunnen, et mul on päris lai silmaring ja ma olen valmis suhtlema mistahees inimesega. Ma ei karda erinevusi inimestes. See on isegi vastupidi mminuga. Nad meeldivad mulle. Ma tean, et ma olen täis empaatiaga ja ma tahan jagada seda ühiskonnaga. Ma tean ka, et ma ei saa muuta maaiklma üksinda, ainult kõik koos me saame teha seda. Mitmekultuurilisus ühindab AIESEC-ereid ja teeb meid tugevaks. Me oleme kõik erinevad, aga me oleme üks suur pere.

Nüüd on sinulgi võimalus olla osa AIESECist ja arendada ennast! Ühine meiega: www.aiesec.ee/join-aiesec/