“Stay curious. In a workplace such as Ericsson, the pool of knowledge is nearly infinite. To take part of it, all one must do is ask.”

Meet Emil Asplund, a high school natural sciences student from Sweden.
Emil Asplund

What do you do here at Ericsson?

I work at Ericsson Research (Radio) or ER Radio for short. As of now, I am part of preparing for future tests. To make sure that they will run smoothly, we are measuring what signals are traveling through the building, and if there is any risk of interference with future equipment.

Tell us about your typical day?

My day at work begins before I arrive at the office. I like to think about my tasks on my morning commute, and I’ve found that a little extra thinking and planning can streamline most missions. When I arrive at office, I check my mail and talk to my colleagues to see if anyone has any insights or opinions about how the day should go about, so a “typical day” can vary. I experience certain things daily, such as widening my understanding of the subjects I work with, learning about the company culture, and getting valuable insights about how everyday work best should be done. On the other hand, nothing I do or learn stays the same, which I think makes the work various and interesting.

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

Yes, to stay curious. In a workplace such as Ericsson, the pool of knowledge is nearly infinite. To take part of it, all one must do is ask. I think acquiring advice and knowledge is a stepping stone in any career, anywhere.

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

I certainly hadn’t considered how broad their area of work is. Neither did I know how oriented the company is towards the future, which I find especially interesting.

Where do you get your inspiration from?

To me, listening to others is inspiring. Everyone has their own share of knowledge, experience and thoughts, and I think taking part in and learning from other people’s views is an important step in creating your own.

Any final word?

I would like to thank all the people at Ericsson for being such interesting, friendly, and pedagogical people. I have learned a great deal about researching, cooperating, and working at Ericsson, and for that I am grateful.