3 February 2020

Mandy

Mandy is consultant at agap2 Stockholm as a Laboratory Engineer. She tells us about her first period of work at agap2.

Tell us more about yourself!

My name is Mandy Do and I’m born and raised in Malmö. I graduated with a master’s degree in molecular biology from Lund’s University in 2019 and moved shortly after that to Stockholm for new opportunities. I’m interested in food and enjoy cooking, socializing with friends as well as travelling!

What does the consultant role mean to you, why did you choose it?

What made me interested in the consultant role is that it gives you the opportunity to develop your competencies within different areas and try different roles. You learn so much about the role, the work, how the life sciences industry works, to be flexible and being able to take on new projects but also a lot about yourself. As a newly graduate, it’s not always easy to know exactly what you want to do and for that reason I felt that the consultant role would fit me perfectly. I was longing for the opportunity to be assigned to a project and to get started for real!

How is it to work at agap2 Sweden, what do you see as the hallmark of the company?

I’ve had a great time and most of all very fun with agap2! I’ve been a consultant at agap2 for almost a year now and during that time I’ve been working with incredibly committed and driven colleagues which has been very inspiring. It’s unbelievably fun to see how fast we are growing and I’m proud to be a part of it and help build the company.

How was the first period at agap2?

When I first started at agap2 Stockholm, I was quickly integrated into the team and their daily routines. In the office, we are constantly working with establishing and developing the company in Sweden, like business development and recruiting new colleagues. Before my project started, I was accompanying our Business Managers at costumer meetings, and I was supporting the recruitment of new talents; sourcing and taking part in interviewing candidates. Besides, I was also working with internal projects and taking online-courses to further educate myself within the field as well as sharing my knowledges with the team in Stockholm. Around this time, agap2 was about to participate in the KTH career fair-Armada so I got to help out with the preparations as well.

During this time, I had the chance to explore the business from a different perspective, which I really enjoyed.  

what about your project?

I started my first project in Uppsala where I am part of the research and development group of a large pharmaceutical company. It is a lot of hands on laboratory work which I think is the fun part. The work environment is very dynamic, a lot of things are going on and I am surrounded by people that are experts in different areas so there is so much to learn!

why did you choose agap2?

I chose agap2 because I had a good connection during the interview with my current colleagues, and I felt very welcomed. I also think it is exciting to be a part of a start-up and be able to make an impact on the business.