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Tessa Wonge

Marketing Assistant, S-cubed ApS

Joining S-cubed and becoming a marketer

Becoming the Marketing Assistant at S-cubed has been a fun and exciting journey. After finishing Danish college, I decided to take a gap year to work and travel. I got a full-time job at Kähler Design, a Danish interior brand. I met a lot of interesting and professional people here, who taught me about marketing, and the importance of it. Working at Kähler Design made me realize what educational path I wanted to follow. Therefore, in the fall of 2016, I started my AP Degree in Commerce Management with a specialty in sales and branding. A part of the education is taking an 8 month paid internship period. Luckily for me, I found myself joining Kähler Design, working in their PR and Marketing department. It was very educational for me and at that time I knew that I wanted to become a marketer.

After graduating in the summer of 2018, I took another gap year, this time to work and travel. My bachelor’s degree started in the fall of 2019. First semester was very good and informative, but as we all know COVID-19 came and made everything a tiny bit more difficult. The last couple of months of 2020, made it very clear to me that when graduating I wanted to find a full-time job in marketing and gain experience. Joining S-cubed and so many talented and professional people only a month after graduating is a dream come true. For me, S-cubed has offered an opportunity to join a great team, to learn and be exposed to a wide variety of work.

How has the COVID-19 situation affected your life?

When the pandemic first started, I was working at a cleaning company, helping them set up their Google Ads and Analytics. Unfortunately, I was laid off, as office cleaning work was drying up due to COVID-19. Back then I was studying full time on my bachelor’s in Køge, doing a project setting up a WordPress website from the bottom. Luckily I and my study group managed to keep the project going using zoom and TeamViewer. My partner, Tobias and I decided to make the best out of the situation, only seeing very close relatives and going for long walks. COVID-19 is annoying for sure, fortunately for me, I’ve still been able to do most of the things I had already planned for my 2020.

Your virtual working day

Waking up at 7:00 am, the first thing I do is fire up my kettle and pour up a nice cup of coffee. Next thing is eating breakfast, getting ready, and go into the living room where I have my little office. As a Marketing Assistant, I report to AJ de Montjoie, and most days we have a morning meeting, to get started on today’s projects. As the vast majority of the work is completed on a computer which is what you’d expect with digital marketing, I try to balance not working too many hours in a row. I have made a plan that includes short breaks and taking my eyes off the screen, maybe outside or doing a little yoga session.

When wrapping up at the end of the working day, I try to schedule the following days activities. This gives me a clear head and a positive feeling when closing my computer. Also, it allows me to be able to balance my work and home life. It is easy to quickly check something on the computer or send an email when working from home. To me, it’s important to have time off and be with Tobias or family. Feel free to take a look at my LinkedIn profile and connect!

Where in the world?Marketing Assistant Tessa Wonge in New Zealand

If I won the lottery I would do one of three things. I would either travel to America, buy a sailboat and go sailing or travel to New Zealand. A big part of my family lives in California, I haven’t seen them for the last 5 years, and would love to go back. My parents-in-law own a beautiful sailboat, and I love being out on the water. New Zealand is one of my favourite countries in the world, I love its nature, its culture, and the people. Truly it would be a dream come true to go back and explore more of that beautiful country. This question made me think about a quote I’ve always liked by Danish author Hans Christian Andersen:

To move, To breathe, To fly, To float,
To gain all while you give,
To roam the roads of lands remote,
To travel is to live

I think that sums me up completely.

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