We are going to make Metropolia Business School students’ experiences a more permanent part of the blog by writing articles and asking for contributions from students past and present. Please send us articles with some pictures of your internship experience or career experience to info(at)metropoliabusinessschool.fi or have one of our blog team interview you.
Jani Levanen, EM-98, is alumni of Metropolia Business School and graduated in 2002. He works as a Manager, Sales Operations, EMEA&APAC at Getty Images. After Jani gave a presentation about Getty Images at Metropolia Business School we wanted to know more about his career:
1. What was the influence to involve with Getty?
Jani: I have always been interested in media and advertising world, and as my other major was marketing, I was looking for companies operating in advertising industry with global reach.
2. What is Getty Images?
Jani:Getty Images is a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage and multimedia products, as well as a recognized provider of other forms of premium digital content, including music. Getty Images serves business customers in more than 100 countries and is the first place creative and media professionals turn to discover, purchase and manage images and other digital content. Its award-winning photographers and imagery help customers produce inspiring work which appears every day in the world’s most influential newspapers, magazines, advertising campaigns, films, television programs, books and Web sites. Visit Getty Images at www.gettyimages.com to learn more about how the company is advancing the unique role of digital media in communications and business, and enabling creative ideas to come to life.
3. What do you think you have or can achieve from working at Getty Images?
Jani: Getty Images has given me a possibility to work in multicultural environment in exciting and fast moving industry. The company allows me to constantly grow as professional and support my personal development.
4. What is the future aspect of your career at Getty Images?
Jani: I am hoping to stay with the company for years to come, this is a great company to work for!
5. Any recommendation concerning career for upcoming graduates of Metropolia Business School?
Jani: Do research! If there is a particular ‘thing’ that you really like, why not make it living and make life fun! For example if you love films or music, look for positions in those industries. In creative industries you still need people with finance, marketing, management etc knowledge!
As a leading creator and distributor of still imagery, footage, music and other premium content, our goal is to inspire communicators – and give them the tools to create inspiring work of their own. Do visit our blog at blog.gettyimages.com.
Good luck Jani and thanks for your time. 🙂