“Ericsson is a company that is very suitable for young people to start their first career with. It has a strong research atmosphere and an international working environment.”

Meet Claire Yang, a second-year student from China, majoring in Information and Network Engineering at KTH.
Claire Yang

What do you do here at Ericsson?

I am working at the Cloud System and Platform group at Ericsson Research, and my work is mainly on quantum algorithms and quantum computing.

Have you been given any career advice you feel will be useful in your future career?

As an engineer, it is very important to find out whether you are more interested in development or researching. A position of development focuses more on the products or application, while a position of researching is about preparing techniques for the future. They are quite different, so this advice reminds me that it is important to think about what you really like.

What do you know now that you didn’t know before?

What I didn't know before was that Ericsson had such a long history. It was built-in the 1870s, and after so many years, it is still the leader of mobile communications, which surprised me. What is more, the widely used technique, Bluetooth, was first raised by Ericsson.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

The teamwork inspires me a lot. I can always get valuable suggestions from my supervisor, and when sharing ideas with the other interns on the same/similar project, their working direction also provides me with a lot of inspirations.

What does an ordinary day at Ericsson look like for you?

An ordinary day is like: having a cup of tea - checking emails - some coding work - lunch with colleagues - preparing for the weekly meeting with my supervisor - meeting - continuing with the coding work or some documentation.

Any final words?

Ericsson is a company that is very suitable for young people to start their first career with. It has a strong research atmosphere and an international working environment.