Meet Christa, a student from BSc in Business Administration and Sociology

Why did I choose my programme?                
I chose a BSc in Sociology because there is a mix of business and how humans work in a workplace, which is something I feel is not studied enough. Getting to learn how people react in certain situations or how people make decisions in the workplace. It is a blend of two elements that are overlooked at times. 

What do I like the best?         
I love the aspect of applying theories to real life examples and seeing how people react in certain situations and how similar they are to these theories. I also enjoy the people I study with and the connections I have made with people from the years above me and below me. I believe the best part is the mix between the two and learning more every semester. An example is the class ‘Introduction to Organizational Sociology’ because I had the opportunity to learn about the human connection behind making decisions in the workplace.

What do I think is difficult?   
The most difficult part is trying to remember how some sociologist's theories are distinct from others and trying to remember the details of them all! Karl Marx is one of the many people we learn about and attempting to remember what he describes in certain theories can be a bit confusing. Another difficult aspect is balancing time and studies. It can be a challenge to know how much to read and when to take a break and hang out with friends or watch a tv show but it is a process that takes time.

What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
I would have liked to know how much reading there is and how the classes are split up between business classes and sociology classes. There is quite a difference but, in the end, it all comes together and makes sense.

What do I want to do after finishing my programme?         
I will continue on to my master’s degree at CBS in International Business and Politics with an emphasis on strategy.

If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…                          
Relax and know that everyone struggles at the start. Do not overwork yourself and ask as many questions as you can.

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