Why did I choose my programme?
I was never sure exactly what I wanted to study. However, I knew what I wanted the programme I ended up with to be comprised of. I was interested in business, technology, and digitalization and I wanted to study in English. I started looking into programmes that catered to all of this, which was when I discovered digital management. As soon as I read the programme description, I knew that it would be the ideal choice, due to the combination of business and technology, and its relevance for the future.
What do I like the best?
That CBS is much more than just an academic institution. You have countless opportunities to explore your creativity and interest by getting involved in social or academic activities with other students, e.g., through student organizations. Additionally, a ton of fascinating and knowledgeable guest speakers attend events that are held and organized by CBS students, and I would highly recommend attending as many as possible. I have, and it is always a very enlightening experience.
What do I think is difficult?
For me, the coding courses of the programme have been the most difficult so far. I was aware that the first and second semesters included some Python programming, which I initially thought would be fun and interesting. Nevertheless, it turned out to be more challenging than I had anticipated, especially since I didn’t have any previous coding experience. Luckily, it got easier and easier the more I practiced, and I also had amazing classmates who were happy to help and share their knowledge.
What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
That it is unlikely to completely nail every single course - and that’s okay. You will learn a lot about yourself and your weaknesses and strengths, and you will find that some courses are more challenging- or interesting- than others. So don’t feel discouraged if some courses feel more demanding and difficult to get through and remember that it’s totally fine to ask for help, whether it’s from your classmates or the professors.
What do I want to do after finishing my programme?
Part of the reason I chose digital management was because of its broadness and thereby the many opportunities that will lay open. You become a generalist in many subjects which can help you understand your strengths and interest better and guide you in finding your own way. This is especially nice if you, like me, are unsure of your future career path. What I do know is that I would like to work in the field of digitalization, perhaps within e-business or digital marketing.
If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…
To relax! Meaning, not to stress yourself out. It will take some time to adjust to university and find the right balance between studying, work life, social life, private life etc., but everything will fall into place eventually. Also, participate in as much as possible from the beginning and in the intro week, especially when it comes to activities within your own programme. People tend to form groups after a while, so it’s nice to get to know as many of your fellow students as possible from the get-go.