At CBS I discovered my passions
I spent five years at CBS, but my take away from my time as a student stretches way beyond that. It may sound a bit unoriginal, but CBS is the place where I discovered my passions in life and made those passions my livelihood. The mindset, the people and the experiences are all major contributors to why I recently founded Denmark’s first socio-economic communications agency. Without my time at CBS, I am not sure it would have happened.
Some call CBS the cradle of business and project development, and there is some truth to it. CBS is a playground for people with great ambitions and more energy than they know what to do with. In my time at CBS, I founded a student organisation, which I am delighted to see still grows, I was a tutor a couple of times, and I volunteered as a buddy in CBS’ Buddy Program numerous times. In relation to activities outside CBS, I had a lot of relevant student jobs and volunteer work. On top of that, I helped small businesses with strategy, communications and marketing on a freelance basis.
These activities were all different steps on my journey to a job I am passionate about. The people I met on the way taught me a lot about myself, organisational development, businesses and so on. The same can be said about the professors you meet throughout your student years – the great ones teach you more than just the content of the papers; they challenge your way of thinking and make you see the world through a different lens. Those professors are the best. You can take all the useful theories, which scholars can spend a lifetime on, with you and use them in your work.
The student years are all about exploring new land and satisfying one’s curiosity and eagerness to try new things. When you are a student, you do not really understand how much the years at your university impact you. It does not matter whether you study at CBS or Copenhagen University. The size of the impact depends on you. What you decide to make of your time, relationships, classes, jobs, student organisations etc. All I can say is that I am happy I tried to make the most of my time, and I hope as many of the current students try to make the most of their time, in their own way.
This is my story so far. The good news is that the journey has only just begun.