We decided to interview our guest bloggers to share their stories about being a blogger with us at The Newbie Guide to Sweden.
We wouldn’t be where we are now without our capable bloggers. Thank you to all of you.
It’s thanks to our bloggers if we can share different life stories and each one of them with a unique and personal voice. Every blogger is an oldbie (or newbie) in Sweden that had been in same situations as many other newbies, sharing tips and advices based on their experience.
Being with us, our bloggers have the opportunity to learn new skills, increase their knowledge, build a network and, last but not least, add an interesting experience to their portfolio.
Once again, thank you to all of you!
This is the second of our bloggers interview. Today we get to know Silvia López Prieto. Enjoy your reading!
Why did you decide to move to Sweden?
Sweden always interested me as a country. Everything started because of the Swedish music. When I was little, my mum used to listen a lot of ABBA music and I also liked the Swedish Eurovision music. Then I started to also be interested in their culture, the nature, how the society worked, heard about how good the education was etc. I visited Stockholm first time when I was 16 and since that moment, I knew I would like to live here! After I finished my bachelor in Spain, I thought that moving here and apply for a master to improve my education would be fantastic, and that is what I did!
What was your career background before your moved to Sweden?
I had been working as an English teacher and as a cashier while I was doing my bachelor but due to the economic crisis Spain experienced, finding jobs or internships on my study field was almost impossible. After moving to Sweden this has been a bit better, I could study a two years master, do an internship and take part in different volunteers that are helping me to grow and learn many new things.
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Now, let’s keep going with the questions with Silvia!
How did you find out about The Newbie Guide?
The Newbie Guide contacted me after being part of the Study in Stockholm team and reading some of the articles I was publishing there. The team was interested in me because I was studying Political Science and I was focussing on human rights and equality.
Why did you decide to become a volunteer blogger with us?
I like to take part in new activities and adventures and, being a blogger at The Newbie Guide provided me with the opportunity of writing about topics that I like and also learn a lot of new things that other members of the team write. I also thought that it would be something that could help me on my career and CV.
What things have you learned being a volunteer blogger at The Newbie Guide to Sweden?
First of all, a lot of things more about Sweden. Writing articles and reading others’ articles have made me learnt about a lot of different topics. Besides, I have also learnt a bit more about editing and publishing things on a website, something in what I did not have any previous knowledge. I think I have also found a great team, always nice and understanding about our needs.
What things do you value the most being part of the newbie blogger’s team?
I think one of the things I value the most is the fact that the team is always welcoming us. When I have been very busy with job and studies, the team understood that I could not write articles, but they have never complained about it. On the contrary, the team has always been welcoming me back and including me in all the projects!
Does being a blogger volunteer helped you in your work career in Sweden?
Not yet. At the moment, I am looking for jobs after I finished my master’s degree, but the situation is not making it very easy. Hopefully it will help me, and I will find a job soon!
Thank you Silvia for the interview and for your experiences shared with of all of us at The Newbie Guide.
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