Maximillion is delighted to welcome our new intern Elina who has come all the way from Finland!
We wish her all the best as she settles into life in Edinburgh and her internship with the Maximillion family.
To get to know her better we asked her the following questions:
Name: Elina Leskinen
Tell us a little about your background?
I grew up in a small village in Southern Finland. After high school I lived in Barcelona for 8 months working as an au pair. Last year I did college exchange in Canada – I’ve never felt like I belong in Finland!
What made you want to undertake an internship with Maximillion?
I’m studying for an undergraduate degree in Hospitality Management. I’ve been going back and forth between hotel and event work, but my interests lie more in events management. I wanted to come to the UK, and Maximillion seemed like an excellent option! It still does!
What are you looking to gain out of your time at Maximillion?
As much experience as possible in all the different areas of the business – and ultimately a career in events. I’m confident that Maximillion is able to provide me with the most valuable of introductions into the business.
What are your career aspirations?
I’ve been very indecisive about what I want to do when I grow up, but now that I’ve scratched the surface of the event industry I’m quite certain I’ve found the answer.
Now for some would you rathers…
Would you rather go back in time to meet your ancestors or jump forward in time to meet your great grandchildren…why?
I’ve always been very curious about the future so I’d choose the latter. It would be amazing (or awful) to see where this insanely fast development leads to!
Attend school in Hogwarts or live in Narnia…why?
Hogwarts. No doubt. I’m a massive Potter geek! I may or may not have a wee Potter tattoo…
Take a cultural city break or a relaxing beach break…why?
A cultural city break. Laying on the beach makes me very antsy – and I don’t like sunburn!