Why did I choose my programme?
I really wanted to live and study in Copenhagen, as it is a super fun, youthful city! This also means there is a great social environment among students here, and there are a lot of really exciting job opportunities. I was really excited to start on IB to have an international perspective as I see this as being highly relevant in an increasingly globalized world. I have spoken to a few former IB’ers who have spoken very positively about the friendly, ambitious, intelligent, and inclusive people on the programme.
What do I like the best?
The intelligent and ambitious people, who are still extremely friendly and social, and make studying so much more manageable!
What do I think is difficult?
I find it challenging when starting a new course to figure out what study structure is right for me and for each course, as it really is a good idea to tailor this to each course. It can be challenging to find the right balance of everything that you want to do as there are so many opportunities in Copenhagen and CBS! The study pace makes it fun but challenging as you can’t get too far behind as exams are coming up (luckily, people are always super friendly and will help you if this happens!).
What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?
I do think that I knew this and thought about this when I started, but my one biggest advice before starting really is to be super open to meeting people during your first weeks: Do not worry too much about the courses, you will catch up on that, but really prioritize getting to know the people whom you are going to be studying with for the next three years, and who will have such large impact on your study life. The first weeks (months?) are such a great time where no one really knows a lot of people yet.
What do I want to do after finishing my programme?
Have one heck of a celebration and summer break – then either take a year or two of working full time or continue my studies straight away with a Masters in Economics either at CBS or perhaps London.
If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…
To be as open to meeting new people – and actively do something to meet them – as possible! Get to know the people you will be spending a whole lot of time with, it can really make your studies SO much more fun (and easy!).