Carina joined our team in November and is working as our Partnership Manager. She is supporting our team, especially Michi, with her wide knowledge of the topics Entrepreneurship and Innovation.
Could you start by explaining how you ended up at craftworks?
In my previous company, which organizes hackathons on a regular basis I got to know craftworks. As I wanted to join an innovative startup, craftworks seemed like the obvious choice. 🙂
What did you do before craftworks?
As I was always interested in the topic Entrepreneurship & Innovation, I did my master in that field in Lund, Sweden. Over the last three years I was working for Pioneers – a startup and innovation platform, which organizes events and connects corporates with highly promising startups in the respective field. I was responsible for getting international clients on board.
Could you describe craftworks in 3 words?
innovative – open – professional
What about your work do you like the most?
I really enjoy working with people, both the internal team and partner companies. Also, I like that every day is different and I have various tasks and responsibilities.
What advice would you give someone who’s just starting out in your field?
Preparation is key, especially when you just started out in a customer facing role – Have an agenda and good questions ready for every single call or meeting and think about what you want to achieve! The more inexperienced you are, the more time you should spend preparing a meeting.
And something that is true for any career choice: Never stop learning & questioning the status quo – What worked yesterday might not work tomorrow anymore. Don’t be afraid of trial and error!
What does your typical day at craftworks look like?
No day is like the other – some might be at the office, some might be at an event or with clients. I am usually one of the first ones in the office at around half past 8, saying “hi” to the others, grabbing my first coffee and reading some newsletters to stay up to date. Then I work on presentations, reaching out to clients, etc. In between, I have some client meetings or calls.
Where and how do you like to spend your free time?
My ideal weekend would be hiking in the beautiful alps with good friends. Moreover, I enjoy cooking & baking, travelling, being in nature, yoga and simply hanging with my friends.
3 short questions:
Mac or PC?
Team Mac 🙂
Office or remote?
Office – I enjoy the work environment and hanging out with my co-workers at our beautiful office. The good coffee and Club Mate got me also convinced 😉
Which music is playing on your player right now?
The new album of RY X
Thank you Carina!
Thank you Betül!
Thank you for reading our interviews!
PS: Due to the large amount of new projects we have, we’re currently hiring more team-members. Sounds interesting? Check our career page.