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Build your professional career with AmCham’s international mentoring program

Today’s job market values professionals ready to learn new skills and collaborate with others. Adaptability and interpersonal skills are crucial to thriving in the workplace.

Build your professional career with AmCham’s international mentoring program
Photo: Hanna and Rebeka receiving their AmCham diplomas

That said, cultivating these skills and navigating the ever-changing workplace can be a challenge without clear goals and proper guidance.  This can quickly turn into an obstacle to your professional growth.

If you need advice on how to move your career forward, but don’t know how to go about it, consider the American Chamber of Commerce in Sweden’s (AmCham) mentoring program.

The program is dedicated to building a community of like-minded professionals by matching experienced mentors and ambitious mentees. It’s eight months long and comprises one workshop every month, meet and greets and one-on-one sessions to help you move your career forward.

''I wanted new perspectives, to expand my network, time to reflect, and a mentor that could help me to accelerate my development. The program fulfilled all of the above!'' says Carl Johan Renvall who works at investment firm Triton Partners.

Find out more about AmCham’s mentoring program

Who is it for?

If you are a professional with at least three years of experience looking to challenge yourself, learn new skills and take more initiative, this program is for you. You will get guidance on how to grow professionally, convert your goals into tangible actions and be mentored by professionals with over seventeen years’ experience, keen to share their wealth of expertise and challenge your perspective.

“The program has really been a start of a new way of thinking for me, a new area of interest and given me new perspectives and new goals to strive for,” says Catharina Steffensson, who is now working as Associate Director, Medical Director Nordics at Sarepta Therapeutics.

What you will practice

AmCham’s mentoring program will provide you with must-have skills and practices essential to move your career forward. After eight months, you will have built a professional network and gained confidence about your performance at work.

With inspiring lectures and workshops led by experienced executives, you will practice techniques to build your confidence and personal brand, learn how to collaborate with others and understand how to network so that you’re remembered by the right people.

By joining the program, you will create meaningful relationships and build a long-lasting community to support you along the way. And you might meet new friends too!

Are you ready to move your career forward with AmCham’s mentoring program? Click here to sign up and take the first step towards increasing your professional and personal performance. Last day for applications is October 19th.

Find out more about AmCham’s mentoring program

OBAMA

Obama reveals he wants to work for… Spotify?

Barack Obama may be leaving the White House, but it looks like he's got his future all planned out.

Obama reveals he wants to work for... Spotify?
Barack Obama on a visit to Sweden in 2013. Photo: AP Photo/Frank Augstein

One of Obama's favourite trips abroad was his 2013 visit to Sweden, US tech entrepreneur, podcast editor and former The Local blogger Natalia Brzezinski has revealed the president told her.

She and her husband Mark Brzezinski, who was the US ambassador to Sweden 2011-2015, were invited to the White House on Wednesday evening along with other diplomats appointed by Obama.

“I finally got the chance to thank him for the life-changing appointment to Sweden,” she wrote in a post on Instagram.

“He said word for word: 'I loved visiting you in Stockholm, it was my favourite trip. I plan to go back there really soon'.”

Obama went to Stockholm on an official state visit in 2013. And Brzezinski, the CEO of creative tech festival Symposium Stockholm, revealed she tried to tempt him back to attend its Brilliant Minds conference in June.

He did not promise anything, but did at least urge Brzezinski to “send him the details”.

Obama leaves his post on January 20th, handing over the reins to Republican president-elect Donald Trump. As for the outgoing president's future, it looks like he's got his heart set on a certain Swedish music streaming giant.

“I'm still waiting for my job at Spotify… 'cause I know y'all loved my playlist,” Brzezinski quoted him as saying.

We are pretty sure he was joking, but it is not the first time Obama has praised Sweden.

Former prime minister Fredrik Reinfeldt revealed in an interview last year that the US president had told him on his visit to Stockholm that he would love to return again with his family.

“Shortly thereafter I met Michelle and Barack Obama again in New York and Michelle confirmed that Barack talked to her about it after his visit to Stockholm. I said I hoped they would find time to return after his presidency,” Reinfeldt told the Aftonbladet tabloid in September.