Our Intern's Stories

Claire Gardner

Claire Gardnerdiversophy® Marketing Specialist   I was born and raised in California. I grew up in Santa Cruz and Folsom California. In high school I took classes on geography and French. I enjoy traveling and social media. I have recently graduated high school early to study cultural diversity in the South of France as an intern for George Simons.

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Madina Baikulova

Madina Baikulovadiversophy® Development Specialist I was born and raised in Russia, Saint-Petersburg. At the age of 18, I decided to change my life and move abroad for my bachelor studies. As a destination I chose Central Finland, a city called Jyväskylä. Studying in English for the first time in my life, meeting people from all over the world, and most importantly, living on my own – all those things changed me completely as a person.After my first year of studying in JAMK University, I found an internship in my hometown related to event management. I was in charge of establishing...

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Marina Ivanova

  Marina Ivanova diversophy® Development Specialist Marina was born in Moscow, Russia. After graduation from the Lyceum of the High School of Economics in Moscow, Marina entered JAMK University of Applied sciences in Jyväskylä, Finland. There, she studied International Business and actively participated in the New Horizons project development and facilitations. Marina wrote her Thesis contributing to the development of the Youth game. Later, she was interviewed by George Simons for summer Internship for diversophy®. During the internship, Marina worked on database management, cards’ development, and digital marketing. She was pleased to contribute her skills in order to benefit to...

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Meri Saarela

Meri Saareladiversophy® Marketing and Development Specialist I was born and grew up in small town called Haapamäki in middle of Finland. At the age of 16 I moved to Jyväskylä to do my studies and during those studies and afterwards I gained experience from working both in and outside of Finland in different fields. I lived in Switzerland and for short period in Denmark and also traveled around Europe. I have always been interested in studying and working in English instead of my mother language Finnish and for that I am studying International Business at JAMK University of Applied Sciences...

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Ira Salo

Ira Salo, Marketing and Development Specialist at diversophy®, 2019I was born and raised in a small town in South-West Finland. After graduating high school, I moved to Jyväskylä in Central- Finland to pursue my higher education. There, I chose to enroll in JAMK University of Applied Sciences’ International Business program. I have always wanted to study in English as well as study and work abroad, so this was the perfect place for me. Being interested in marketing, internationalization and competitiveness, I chose Marketing Management and Economics of Internationalization and Competitiveness as my focal areas. I have worked previously in Finland...

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