“When looking at possible universities to pursue a masters in, Denmark was always a dream location, especially as my dad was a PhD candidate in Copenhagen in the 90s!” Rojin says and continues, “Denmark has always been the hub for innovation in a myriad of fields and I wanted to be at the forefront of innovation. Aarhus being a Top 100 university caught my attention.” He adds, “The research at the university was especially intriguing, and the living standards and safety in general was also a big bonus.”
“My time at Aarhus University has been great and I have loved everything about it - the ambience, the buildings, the faculty, and the people!” Rojin exclaims. He adds, “Being close to the sea was a big plus since I come from a coastal city.” He says, “Everything was just lovely. I loved the group work, and the possibility to work on real industrial problems in collaboration with companies was something new and eye-opening.”
“I tried to connect with people in the industry via mutual acquaintances, attending career fairs, and by connecting with people through LinkedIn,” Rojin says. He continues, “The HEADSTART programme got me in contact with a mentor from Grundfos who helped me shape my CV and cover letter and taught me important things to be aware of when applying for jobs in Denmark.”
“The Risskov forest and Risskov Strandpark are my favorite spots as spending time there was always calming,” Rojin reminisces, and adds, “being part of the “Run for friendship" club, we used to often run in the forest and then have a drink at the Studenterhus!”
“I was working on an EUDP (Energy Technology Development and Demonstration Program) project as a part of my thesis along with several companies like DTI and Danfoss. This got me in contact with my boss at Mayekawa Nordic and then a couple of interviews later, I was part of the team,” says Rojin.
“My thesis was on refrigeration and heat pump technologies, and I currently work in research and development in the exact same field. So, my education is vital to my current role in all aspects,” Rojin says, and continues, “while I was deciding my thesis topic, my supervisor Dr. Pourya Forooghi had mentioned that this would open opportunities and that came true!”
“The colleagues are super helpful and always have a smile on their face. The atmosphere at work makes you happy to be there,” tells Rojin. He adds, “The importance of work-life balance is well defined in Denmark, and this has given me the opportunity to be more productive workwise and have a good social life.”
“I hope my future in Denmark involves staying in Denmark for the long haul,” Rojin says. “I would like to settle down, keep working within this field... and eventually learn Danish,” he laughs.