Meet Sille, a student from BSc in Business Administration and Service Management

Why did I choose my programme?
After one year as Assistant Studio Manager and Yoga Teacher in a start-up yoga studio in Copenhagen, I found that the administrative work in my field of passion was quite fun and exciting. To start my own small business one day became a small dream of mine, so when I found the SEM - Arts and Culture programme at CBS, I knew this could be a good fit for me. Here I could combine my passion for yoga and arts with a business degree, and I didn’t have to choose between the two.

What do I like the best?
I like my everyday life on campus. There are so many things to do and small communities to be a part of. I am a part of CBS Yoga, a small yoga studio on campus. It is really fun to explore these small societies, made by students for students.
I also like that my group of peers at SEM is so diverse. We are people from all over the world, and everyone has a unique reason for being enrolled in this very programme - it leads to many interesting conversations.

What do I think is difficult?   
My biggest challenge is to simply: sit down, focus and study. After two years of travelling and working, it was a big challenge for me to adjust to the reading, especially in the more math-heavy subjects. I now have a study-buddy and a mentor that I studied with in subjects like Managerial Economics and Statistics, and that helped me a lot. It’s difficult to try and do everything alone, but luckily you don’t have to!

What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme? 
One of my peers pointed out to me, that the notes and desktop on my computer were too messy, and looking at my cluttered screen stressed her out! So she taught me some simple ways to get digitally organized. It was a huge help, and an underrated piece of advice I wish I would have known before I started studying. You will receive many documents and large files in the next three years, so do yourself a favor and clean up your laptop. It saves you so much time - trust me.

What do I want to do after finishing my programme?
After graduating I will probably apply for a master’s programme right away. I am not sure which one yet, but I would like to study for a master’s where I can keep my focus on business within arts and culture. Last year I found that I find Branding and Leisure Management quite interesting after working with cases concerning different music festivals. So I am also considering moving in that direction.

If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be… 
To let go of the very high expectations I had for myself in the first semester. I went to every party and every social event I possibly could because I didn’t want to “fall behind” in the crowd of new people and miss out on fun things. At the same time I also wanted to read everything, see my friends outside of campus, exercise, get 8 hours of sleep and do yoga…Remember that there is only 24 hours in a day. Everything will feel very new for a long time, so saying “no” sometimes is okay and very necessary!

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