This is an overview of my work and education over the years, starting with Norway's equivalent to High School. The information is sorted descending within each section.
Originally formed as Janco Kabel-TV AS in 1969; merged with Norkabel in late 1997 to become Janco Multicom AS. Name changed to United Pan-Europe Communications Norge AS (abbreviated UPC) on September 6, 1999, marking its transition from Norwegian cable company to international multimedia corporation as a part of the UPC conglomerate. Sold in late 2005 to long-standing equity house Candover Investments, PLC and on October 16, 2006, was rebranded into GET AS. As of 2007, ownership is divided between Quadrangle Group, LLC, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., and Candover Investments.
GET AS is Norway's foremost provider of digital television (the company's HD pvr was elected 2008's GADGET OF THE YEAR by the major consumer magazine Teknisk Ukeblad), broadband Internet, and Voice over Internet Protocol telephony.
Originally Norway's leading patent bureau (established 1877 by Otto Schönheyder, one of the first Norwegian patent engineers able to turn his profession into his livelihood). In 2001, Bryns Patentkontor AS merged with Denmark's Hofman-Bang & Boutard and Sweden's K.Y. Zacco & E.H. Bruhn to become Zacco, a high-profile intellectual property consultancy.
Established 1997 as a result of a merger between MultiChoice and Telenor/CTV; owned by French TV conglomerate CANAL+ and Norwegian company Telenor. One of the leading providers of Pay TV, broadband Internet, and VoIP telephony.
Norway's The Motor Vehicle & Driving License Inspectorate, formerly known as Bilsakkyndige and Biltilsynet. Duties included periodically manning the switchboard, answered queries as part of the automobile registry telephone service, input sales and registry data into their computer systems, and kept track of licence plates handed in by vehicle owners.
Formerly Columbia Records, affiliate to the CBS conglomerate. Home to such diverse recording artists as Beyoncé, Mariah Carey, Celine Dion, Bob Dylan, Michael Jackson, Billy Joel, Bruce Springsteen, Take That, Robin Williams, and hundreds more. In 2004, Sony Music merged with BMG (Bertelsmann Music Group) to become Sony BMG Music Entertainment AS.
As assistant purchaser, distributed sales figures actual and projected, ordered merchandise over modem connection, entered said merchandise into computer systems, distributed samples to various executives, and proofread newsletters.
Additionally, filled in for the lead purchaser when absent.
Rikshospitalet, founded in 1826, is a highly specialized university hospital with special assignments in research and the development of innovations in treatment. Rikshospitalet is a part of Southern / Eastern Norway Regional Health Authority, and is affiliated with the University of Oslo. The hospital is also responsible for health care to the Norwegian Royal Family.
Worked in the Neurology Ward; served patients dinner and evening meals, maintained the kitchen, and kept things orderly.
EDUCATION & COURSES
Hans Majestet Kongens Garde (abbreviated HMKG) has existed since November 1, 1856, formed as Det Kongelige Norske Gardeskarpskytterkompagni at the behest of King Oscar I of Sweden and Norway to underline his position as monarch of both countries. In 1888, the guard was transferred to Oslo, or Christiania as the capital city was then known, and upon Norway's release from Sweden in 1905, gained its now familiar name. It continues to serve and protect the Royal Family.
Duties included guarding the Royal Palace, the royal family's private residence, the King's Guard garrison, and the fortress of Akershus, as well as participating in parades in support of international visits to the King from such significant statesmen and -women as the former Icelandic president Vigdis Finnbogadottir. Parades were also held in honour of the royal couple's silver wedding anniversary in 1993. Also functioned as gunner and MG-2 (assisting the machine gunner).