When Pia spotted the advertisement for the Project Manager Assistant job in IT Projects in 2017, she had no qualms about applying for the role. Pia originally trained as a multimedia designer and administrative office assistant. She subsequently took a 3-year college course in communication and management as part-time studies alongside her previous job. It was here she discovered project management.
As Project Manager Assistant, Pia has her own projects while also supporting the project managers on various tasks such as tests, documentation and coordination.
"I enjoy working at the intersection between administrative tasks and coordination. I believe you need to be prepared for change in order to delve deeply into specific tasks, while also being ready to act quickly if another task requires your urgent attention," she says.
As a project department, IT Projects carries out a lot of work across the organisation, as well as with several external partners. The department comprises a mixture of experts and project employees and, according to Pia, this makes them a very dynamic team:
"There is great synergy between us, even though our tasks differ. I work with some seriously energetic colleagues and this is extremely motivating. We are very social and there is always time to have a laugh, even if we are busy. It is rare that we are all in the same place, so we try to ensure that we have some shared challenges, such as our planking challenge, to create a good sense of community".
During her time off, Pia spends time with friends and family. She goes running, does TRX training and enjoys being outside, while also taking advantage of all that Aarhus has to offer. And Pia is still not done studying. She also studies Spanish once a week during her time off:
"I enjoy a challenge and like trying to do things I'm not very good at. I enjoy the atmosphere of a classroom and it also means I meet people I would otherwise not have met," she concludes.