Perfect combination: Senior Business Consultant and Agricultural Skilled Worker in Beekeeping

Today we talked to our colleague Brigitte Zupanc about her role at UNiQUARE and about her biggest hobby – beekeeping.

Brigitte, what exactly do you do at UNiQUARE?

I am a Senior Business Consultant. Many people find it difficult to imagine what this means. In short: I am the interface between the customers’ requirements and the implementation at UNiQUARE that translates these customer requirements into programming code.

What excites you about your work?

My job is never boring; every day brings exciting tasks and new challenges. Project work is teamwork, and I particularly like the contact and close cooperation with colleagues and with our customers.

What is your day-to-day work like?

I used to be at the customers’ sites a lot and looked after a number of loan projects in Germany and Austria. Nowadays, the majority is done virtually, such as in the customer projects in Switzerland, in which I am currently heavily involved.

What balances your challenging job in your private life?

I am very close to nature and love my garden. Even when this involves a lot of work, I can no longer do without the colorful variety in summer and I enjoy my time in nature.

I have always been fascinated by bees. Over the past 3-4 years my interest in them has grown even more. It all started in 2018 with a short lecture on bees at the VHS (a community college). I followed it by a couple of further trainings and in 2020 by a one-year agricultural skilled worker training in beekeeping in the second education stream. Over time, I have acquired my own home apiary and a couple of external stalls that total around 20 hives.

Taking care of my bees and with my own honey and further honey products, working with bees has become more than just a time-consuming hobby for me. I enjoy the close relationship to nature.