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Episode 42 – Helene

Humans of SDU
Humans of SDU
Episode 42 - Helene


We are sure most of you know Helene – from SDU Rio. Usually, she listens to your problems about your career but now it is her time to talk about hers. Are you curious about how a plant scientist ended up helping students find their dream jobs in Denmark? This is your chance now! In the 42nd episode of Humans of SDU, we talk to Helene about the hardships internationals face after graduation and why she finds this job exciting and challenging at the same time.

  • What is Helene’s opinion about Excel spreadsheets?
  • Where is her husband from?
  • Why does it feel rewarding to help international students?

How did we find Helene?

As we are exclusively internationals in our podcast team, every one of us has come across Helene – she works in SDU RIO and helps international students find their place in Denmark.

However, although many know who Helene is, we were pretty sure that her real story remains uncovered. And so, being true to our podcast motto discovering your stories, we approached her and invited her for an interview.

Spoiler alert: She said yes!

Portrait of Helene

I think curiosity is one of our main drivers in life.


As always, it turned out to be a wonderful discussion. We were pleased that it also found its place on Helene’s LinkedIn and grateful for all the positive reactions there.

Enjoy listening to Helene’s thoughts on her career shift, approach to interculturality, research mindset, and inclusion of internationals into Danish society.

How well did you listen?

Done listening? Well, click below and test your knowledge of Helene’s story in a simple quiz! Can you get all three answers right?

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What is Helene educated as?
Why did she like to call herself a rocket scientist?
What does she mention as an important factor for internationals who want to work in Denmark?
E42: Helene
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Did you enjoy getting to know Helene from Humans of SDU? Great! Who is next? Click on the picture of the person you would like to learn more about. Or click here if you’d prefer choosing the next episode based on a topic.

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