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

Why did I choose my programme? 
After high school I was convinced that going to university was not something for me, so for five years I worked my way up in different service companies and ended as a store manager in Lagkagehuset. I found out that I dreamt of working in HR and talent development, as I love helping others, optimizing task solution in daily operations, and developing people. I chose SEM to get an international perspective on the retail and service industry.

What do I like the best?
I think it is very motivating to study SEM as the program introduces you to all the different elements of a company and I believe this creates a good foundation for investigating what you think is interesting and therefore being able to make the right decision of your specialization in the master program and future career. For me, the social aspect of studying is as important as the academic and it is amazing that CBS has so many social and spare time activities.

What do I think is difficult?
One of the biggest challenges for me was definitely that the program and social activities are purely in English. It takes time to adjust, and it is difficult transformation for everyone that does not have English as their mother tongue.

What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
It takes time to find the right work life and study balance. Therefore, relax – nobody becomes the perfect student during the first semester.

What do I want to do after finishing my programme?       
At the moment, I would like to work with human capital and organizational transformation in a consulting firm.

If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…         
1) Choose a program that you think is interesting as 100 pages of homework are tough to get through if you are not passionate about your bachelor program.
2) Join a student organization as soon as possible to expand your network and meet new awesome people.

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