Imagine pursuing an internship that could kick-started a global
career – Jennifer Dennis can. Global Product Manager of Rare Blood
Disorders and an Early Talent success story, Jennifer recounts what
her 4-month internship experience was like.
“It was my first introduction to
pharma. I hadn't really had any experience at that point. But
that's the whole point of [a] co-op – to try things that you've
never tried and to see what you like. I had a couple of
interviews…and it sounded like a really interesting job. It
sounded like something I hadn't done before, but I would enjoy.
And so off I went.”
And off she went, indeed. Originally located in Canada and working
at the Novo Nordisk Canada affiliate after graduation, Jennifer made
the nearly 7,000km jump to Zurich, Switzerland where she is now living
“This has always been something
that I wanted to do - to go live somewhere else, to experience
and work in a different culture and see what it's like – to get
that global experience.”
For many individuals, making such a bold move can be frightening
and often discouraged by others. But not for Jennifer.
“It was an easy decision to make
because it's something I knew I always wanted to do, and the
company supported it and that is also one of the reasons that
I've enjoyed working for Novo Nordisk for so long.”