Blogginlägg av Hanna Allervik

Hanna Allervik

Welcome to Volvo land! My name is Hanna Allervik, I'm 26 years old and I’m studying International Sales B2B at IHM Business School. I was asked to blog during my internship at Volvo Cars. It will be an adventure, for sure! Enjoy!

The first New Volvo XC90 exited today the Torslanda productions site! Congratulations Volvo Car! My guess is that in twenty years people will talk about this car as a landmark in Volvo history! Located in the harbour with a beautiful view of the archipelago the Volvo Museum is something everyone visiting Gothenburg should see. Walking through the history of cars and the history of Volvo it gets really obvious what an enormous impact this industry have had on this city. Welcome to the Volvo time machine! My personal opinion, Volvo had some good times.... and some really bad ones! :)  My favourite one was a concept car made by only women. Well, I'm a feminist but that's not the reason I liked it. It was lots of smart solutions for women, extra space for the legs to make it easier to switch from high heels etc. And it was in general very feministic, beautiful. I never thought about that before... But cars are usually pretty masculine.   Then it was these things.. do I need to explain?...

It is early morning and I’m on the bus, the Volvo bus, traveling through a barren winter landscape. Passing the Älvsborgs Bridge looking out over the quiet harbor of Gothenburg, call me cheesy but it’s damn beautiful. This is actually one of my favorite moments of the day. I wish the bus could stop, just for a minute, so that I can finish my take away coffee facing this beautiful view. Amanda Bergman singing Vintersaga on the radio enhances the feeling..The feeling of Sweden.  She sings about the melancholy “ det stora vemodet”. I don’t know how to interpret that since I think it has a negative touch and the feeling I’m having is calm and warm, I’m feeling home.   I’m truly impressed by the level that Volvo Cars is taking TV-commercial. It’s more thought through than most understand. Volvo honors what is Swedish by including famous swedes who’s taking a stand, making a statement. The first ones, Zlatan and Robyn, representing Sweden globally.  Jason Diakité (Timbuktu), Emma Green, ...

Welcome to Volvoland! We don’t have maps and we don’t have glossaries but you are most welcome!No really, my days here so far have been great! I’m learning so much I don’t even understand how it all fits up there. But it is true, no maps and no glossaries, I’m thankful my coach Peder is filling all the blanks (which are many). I find it really interesting, the way such a big company function. It’s like a big shoal of fish, moving in the same direction in perfect harmony, fascinating. Ever seen Finding Nemo? I guess it’s the same effect if someone were to move outside the shoal.  You’d most probably die, getting eaten by a shark. Seeing all the barriers and regulations, that are necessary in big-size companies of course, makes an intrapreneurs heart beat a little bit faster. It’s for sure something that takes time to get used to.My perspective, with a background working in small, startup alike, companies, is being put to a test. The saying that big (Swedish) companies move to slow an...

Hello there! My name is Hanna Allervik and I'm studying my first year of "Internationell Säljare - B2B" at IHM Business School in Gothenburg. I was asked to write this blog during my internship at Volvo Cars. Short about me: I chose to start at IHM Business School to get to the next step. I've been working with sales for a couple of years. I started with F2F sales and went on to B2C where I ended up as quality manager, coach and team leader. Lately I've worked with B2B. I felt it was time to, besides getting a diploma, learn more about business. The reason I chose a business school, yrkeshögskola, instead of university was the combination of lecturers, the pedagogy and the 26 weeks of internship.  I can't wait to start!  /Hanna 

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