Meet Sofie, a student from BSc in International Business

Why did I choose my programme?    
I have always loved school but have mostly been interested in the humanities. Therefore, I surprised myself when I chose to study International Business at CBS. I chose to study this programme because I wanted to study a subject that combines academics with a practical focus and finish with a degree that I could use in the real world. Looking at my resume, my focus has always been to work with something meaningful. However, I have always been really confused about exactly how I would be best set to do so. Also, I love to travel and would like to work abroad in the future. These are the two primary reasons why I chose to study IB. 
With no prior experiences with business, I also found the programme ideal, because it is super broad and grants me insights into all the major fields.

What do I like the best?    
I like the freedom that university life brings. I like that I can choose myself exactly when and how I want to study. I also enjoy the quarter structure, as it means that I only have two courses at the same time. It simplifies everything a lot, and I feel like I can engage myself more easily and in detail when I only have two courses to focus on.

What do I think is difficult?    
Even though I am on my last year of my bachelor’s, I still find it difficult to juggle work, studies, friends, and family sometimes and how to prioritise each of them. In the weeks before exams, I spend a lot of time preparing and studying. Therefore, I need to enjoy life, relax, and spend time being with friends and family before that - and I often need to remind myself of that. 

What would I have liked to have known before starting my programme?    
That everything will be okay. It takes some time to get used to life at university, because it looks very different from the way you were used to doing things at your upper secondary degree. However, you will find your way around and figure out how to do things in a way that works for you. 

What do I want to do after finishing my programme?    
I either want to continue studying or have a gap year where I do an internship and travel some more.

If I could give myself a piece of advice, before starting it would be…    
I would have advised myself to spend a lot of time and effort making friends in the first quarter. It is important to have good friends and people you can rely on when things get difficult.

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