First things first, I have a BA in English and Business Communications and a MA in Corporate Communications, PR & IMC (master thesis on crisis communication) from Aarhus School of Business, in Denmark.

After graduating in 2014, I took up various freelance jobs as copywriter, translator and content creator, before landing a job as a Content Marketing Manager for the Danish market at trivago NV, which led to an internal communications manager-role at the same company.

As an Internal Communication professional I have been working on various projects, i.e. implementing a brand new company intranet from scratch to developing and driving internal communication formats that enhance the company culture and engage and retain employees.

I have shared my experiences on strategic internal communications in the books: “Wie Kommuniziert Start-ups” (2022) and “Communications Guide for Startups”(2023) in collaboration with Lydia Prexl and +70 brilliant communication experts from Germany and Europe.

The common denominator for my career so far has been creativity, data-driven, and people-focused, which complements my newly obtained certification in UX design at Career Foundry. The certification makes me capable of taking on various tasks within the digital sphere and combined with my extensive experiences in communications, I’m a strong asset for any company who wants to enhance their company culture or products through a human-centric design approach.

Maria Andersen (2023)