Universum organises annually the competition “Student of the Year” together with some of Sweden's leading companies. The common goal for the companies is to attract students with that little extra.
For the second year in a row, SEB is sponsor for the prize in the category “Tech Talent of the Year”. Last year's winner was Johan Hammarstedt from KTH. He summarises his summer internship at SEB as follows:
“At SEB, you get to work in a vivid Tech organisation where you are encouraged to try new things. It really is a cool and innovative environment with a broad spectrum of challenges to explore and resources to leverage on. I can warmly recommend all students interested in Tech to apply for the Tech Talent of the Year or for any of SEB's Tech programmes”.
How does the competition work?
The application requirements are that you have studied for 2–4 years at a university or college in Sweden, Lithuania, or Latvia and that you have basic programming skills. The last day to apply is January 14th.
In February, ten semi-finalists are welcomed to participate in a digital case week at SEB on the topic of machine learning and sustainability. Of the ten semi-finalists, three finalists will have the chance to take part of the Universum Award Ceremony in March when the winner will be announced. The jury includes Thomas Schön, AI professor at Uppsala University and Joakim Jerbrant, Chief Architect at Google Cloud, Petra Ålund, head of Technology, and other representatives from SEB.
The winner of the Tech Talent of the Year receives an eight-week paid Summer Internship at SEB (based mainly in Sweden or the Baltics depending on residence) and a mentorship for one year.
Here you can read more and see a video about the competition: