My Järnefelt. Photo: Private
My Järnefelt. Photo: Private

What are you doing now?

I work at the Swedish Social Insurance Agency (Försäkringskassan) as an analyst/forecaster. I work at the department of Analysis and Prognoses, and am responsible for forcasting the expenses of four different benefits and allowances. In addition, I do forecasts on the volume of predicted applications for the same benefits and allowances. In between periods of forecasting I do various analyses, on behalf of other departments.

How did our Master's Programme in Demography help you realize your professional goals?

The multidisciplinary aspect of the Master’s Programme at SUDA was probably one of the reasons that I was hired. At SUDA I was trained in the ability to evaluate and interpret empirical results and statistics in a way that makes sense in a societal context. In my job it is important to be able to describe what the statistics means and how they correlate with reality. The training in these skills, combined with the high quality of the quantitative methodological education at SUDA, helped me realize my professional goals. 

How did you like living and working in Stockholm?

I lived in Stockholm for five years before I began my studies at Stockholm university. It’s a great city with a lot to offer, not only on campus but through out the city.

How come you chose SUDA and Stockholm University for your master studies?

I was recommended to the Master’s programme by a very skillful and passionate lecturer (Jani Turunen) during my Bachleor’s programme at the Department of Sociology, Stockholm University. I am very glad that I took that advice!