My CBS Story


Not being the “studying type” and older than average

I started my CBS-journey when I was 26 which made me older than most of my fellow students. I remember a fellow student came up to me and said: “I think it’s cool that you want to hang out with us even though you’re old.” It made me laugh because it was true. I was older, and it often made people think I was more serious and ambitious than they were, but the truth is that I have never been the type of person who likes to study.

I have always wanted to get a great education, but I have never enjoyed going to school. In 2012, I came home from working abroad for three years and felt that I had to get a degree of some kind. Not being the studying type, I was sure I could not get into CBS, but I had to give it a try. I applied and now – almost five years later – I am about to finish my master’s degree in Business Administration and Organisational Communication. I honestly did not think I could make it, and I am amazed at how fun, hard and challenging it has been getting here.

My time at CBS has given me more than just a degree from one of Denmark’s most prestigious universities; it has also given me great friends, a husband and my son. Becoming a mother while studying has been the hardest thing I have had to do, but it has also been truly amazing. Many people would say to me that CBS is not a place people have children because being pregnant is frown upon, but I have only met great support from CBS, which helped me plan my studies the way I saw fit for my family.

Not being the studying type has, however, been a challenge. CBS got under my skin, and I have come to enjoy learning a lot about the business world and about myself. I am 31 years old and a mother, I have a master’s degree from CBS, and I am ready to overcome the next challenges in the business world thanks to CBS.

So thank you CBS, I am proud to say that I am a CBS Alumni!

Happy 100th Birthday!