NTNU student won an internship in Arctic: – A unique opportunity

– The internship gives me valuable experience at a leading investment bank, says Andreas Østensen, winner of a case competition in Arctic.

– An internship in Arctic is a unique opportunity for me, working with industry-leading experts within exciting and future-oriented business areas, Andreas says.

Andreas is in his second year of a bachelor’s degree. Among other things, he is the leader of the student union STØH Kapital at NTNU Business School.

Learning from discussions
For the past year, Arctic’s Atle Jordbræk has been a guest lecturer at the NTNU course «Ethics, sustainability and CSR». A total of 330 students participated throughout the course.

A very exciting cooperation for both parties, according to Atle:

– Working with NTNU has connected Arctic even further with the buzzing student environment. We have had plenty of good discussions and the students keep us on our toes, he says.

Demanding sincere employers
The NTNU students says its critically important for employers to take environmental challenges seriously. Moreover, they must face the challenges in a sincere way.

– «My» students were really engaged in Arctic, and they dared to ask challenging questions. For me, this was both impressive and inspirational, Atle says.

"We were all honestly impressed by what they achieved in such a limited time frame".

And the winner is …
To challenge the students to utilize their theoretical knowledge, Arctic was asked to host a case competition. We decided that the winner should be awarded with an internship.

Arctic chose four highly skilled finalists to pitch. The Arctic jury consisted of Hege Marthinussen, Mona C. Bugge, Tor Fredrik Grøndahl and Atle himself.

– The students had 48 hours to prepare the case. They came in from various professional backgrounds and experience. We were all honestly impressed by what they achieved in such a limited time frame, Atle says.

In the end, Andreas Østensen got the victory, in close competition with three other well-prepared students.

He is excellent
– I learned a lot from working with a realistic case, competing with my fellow students. I have also appreciated the insightful lectures from Atle during the course, Andreas Østensen says.

– Andreas is excellent. He wrote about a cement factory and the ethics involved in losing money today by investing in climate adaptations, but from which society benefits in the future. He is a great presenter and he deserved to win, Atle concludes.

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