Why did I choose my programme?
I chose BSc SOC due to its foundation in interdisciplinarity and its focus on the societal aspect of a business.
What do I like the best?
What I like the most about the programme is first of all the versatility of the programme, meaning that it can easily be used as a foundation for going in a different direction if that is what you want, since it is so focused on developing a mindset on how to think, approach and solve challenges.
Generally, CBS offers a lot of possibilities in terms of the student union and the many different kinds of organizations that you can learn a lot of practical things from as well as gain friends from other programs.
What do I think is difficult?
What I found difficult was getting accustomed to the ‘university way of learning’ and finding a system to easily remember the sociologists and their opinions as well as what they could be used for when exams came.
What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
I would have liked to know that it is normal if it does not make sense for a while after starting, since SOC is so much more about teaching you how to think and approach problems and solve challenges, than just learning about the different sociologists and their opinion.
I would also have liked to know how much sociology that would actually be involved in the courses, as it is a lot more than I had expected. E.g., with the finance and accounting courses there is a big focus on the sociological aspect of them, meaning less focus on learning pure accounting.
What do I want to do after finishing my programme?
I will be studying a master’s in Business Administration and E-Business, in order to go into a more IT related industry.
If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…
My advice would be to write summaries for every text from the beginning. They are really useful as a test to see if you understood the text, but also really good for exams when you have to figure out what concept or theorist to use. I would advise people to remember to lean on each other especially in the beginning where everything can seem a bit overwhelming as it becomes a lot easier when you go through it together.