Dinka Smajlagic

Candidate for Vice Head for Communication of Transition from higher education to labour market and professional life


What is your motivation to apply for this position?

I am currently involved in the communication board at my research center, at the University of Oslo, where I am employed as a postdoctoral researcher. We are writing and editing a monthly newsletter, doing one special piece dedicated to the most prominent researcher of that month, and organizing a podcast for the students as the biggest target group. During my PhD I was part of a similar communication board only there we focused on writing a scientific blog. I believe my skills and expertise can be used for the position of Vice Head for Communication I am applying for. Also, I strongly believe I can learn a lot from other members of the team(s) within WBAA


What plans or ideas do you have for the team?

I would like to focus on the audio and video forms of communication and perhaps plan the projects involving podcasts and video materials. Additionally, I am happy to be engaged in writing newsletters and potentially blog. 


What skills and qualities can you bring to this position?

Strong communication and presentation skills, as well as writing skills. Currently getting familiar with the podcast “world of communication”. Team player. Excellent in sharing feedback. Excellent in clear communication and explanation of complex terms in a simple manner


Please describe your previous involvement with WBAA

WBAA GA Ohrid 2018