My experience and insights of joining Konsert as an associate consultant

I first learned about Konsert through my master’s education where Konsert had guest lectures in topics such as IP strategy and management in modern business. I also participated in Konsert arranged events to meet and get to know the team. Right from the start I got the impression of Konsert as a company with highly ambitious individuals aiming to achieve out-of-the box thinking. In combination with always striving to break new ground and providing niched consulting services, everyone seemed genuine, and with a high ambition to grow as a team.

I felt that Konsert was a place where I would learn and develop, while contributing with my drive, curiosity, and interest in the impact of digitization and IoT on business environments. Furthermore, despite its smaller organizational size Konsert is working with some of the largest global companies, targeting intriguing and complex challenges with its unique expertise on how to manage technology, know-how, data, and IP to strengthen competitiveness and profitability. Hence, to me, Konsert almost seemed too good to be true.

During my first 10 months at Konsert I have been involved in several client engagements. The work has included developing business-driven IP strategies for a mobility solutions provider and for an innovative energy management supplier. In both projects we worked in close collaboration with the clients to define strategic business priorities in relation to IP and where to focus IP creation and management activities to successfully navigate the client’s ecosystem for current and future business ambitions. In addition, I have supported global companies with IP cost efficiency initiatives and in framing governance of IP.

In addition to client engagements, I am also part of Konsert’s strategic marketing team. I have worked with employer branding activities and is managing our social media channels. Our team trips for internal knowledge sharing and teambuilding have additionally allowed me to become further integrated into and familiarize with the team and the Konsert culture. The flat organization is a cornerstone in Konsert’s culture and way-of-working. Every team member is encouraged to voice their opinions, ask questions, and suggest solutions, which builds a place with entrepreneurial spirit and creativity.

Working as an Associate at Konsert has been nothing short of my expectations, and most enriching. Apart from joining a great culture and team, I also enjoy being part of developing the company.

My first 9 months as an Associate

Finding your pathway after university can be an exciting and daunting moment. Discovering how to apply the education you have just received will be as important as finding your fit in a culture that helps you succeed.

There has now been nine months since I started at Konsert, and I find myself asking; Am I on the right path?

Before answering the question, I want to introduce you to my experience of being an associate at Konsert. My time here so far can be summarized by three words; gratifying, challenging and evolving. When I first started I had face-to-face meetings with all my new colleagues, and were introduced to the company, methodologies and tools used in projects. Sooner rather than later, I became part of several project teams operating on an international basis, interacting with clients in various industries, helping to set strategic IP and business directions for large international corporations.

I have been involved in three projects, throughout which I have received strong support and guidance. As an associate at Konsert, I am continuously challenged and learn how to quickly absorb new knowledge, which gives me an exponential learning curve and makes me quickly grow as a professional.

"What I appreciate most about Konsert is the high level of transparency, the supporting culture and the expectation on everyone to contribute to the development of the organization."

Three times a year we organize project reviews and team trips with focus on both team and business development. Regardless of how long you have been at Konsert, you are desired to be part of the strategic discussions and have the possibility to contribute to shaping the culture and your working conditions.

Now, tying back to the question: Am I on the right path?

I believe I have found an employer where my background comes well into place, and where I get to be part of a culture which enables me to evolve as a professional and at a same time contribute to the development of the company. Thanks to supporting colleagues and stimulating working conditions I dare to take additional responsibility and I look forward to continuing to be part of delivering technology-based competitiveness to our clients.

If you are a student about to start your professional career and want to know more about life as a graduate at Konsert, don’t hesitate to get in touch.