My CBS Story


From a small town to the big city

My story begins, very cliché-like, in a small town placed on an island called Als. I have lived in Sønderborg most of my life, and it was, therefore, a big step for a country girl like me to move to Copenhagen, the big city and capital of Denmark. CBS was the university rumoured to be inhabited by arrogant, privileged and snobbish children from the upper class of Nordsjælland; the total opposite of me, an awkward child from the middleclass. There was definitely no doubt at all in the entire world that I had chosen the most perfect place to study.

Against the odds, I enrolled on the study programme named BA Information Management. The programme was my 3rd priority, and I only skimmed the description of it and thought: “not bad”. Today, I could not be happier with the choice I made back then. In the last year of upper secondary school, I had no clue of what field I wanted to work in, but I knew that I wanted to be a business woman like my mom; my role model. Now I know I want to work in the field of social media marketing and communications – and CBS gives me the competences I need for my future career path.

To study at CBS is truly a privilege (look at the latest quotients – are you kidding me), and I can confirm that it is a great place to study – at least for me. Yes, things can always be better, but I want to highlight the good aspects of this university. I like that the above mentioned prejudices about CBS are not true since students of all backgrounds and nationalities are to be found. There are a vast amount of organisations to join and lots of Thursday bars to attend. The social aspect is amazing, but most importantly is the academic aspect.

I want to salute the professors who always try to engage the students no matter how lazy we might be. I want to salute the professors who follow their passions and interests, and who inspire us, the students, to follow ours in the hope of finding  our own career paths and inspiring others one day. And most important of all, I am grateful to CBS for giving me this opportunity to learn and aspire; and for being one of the reasons why I am where I am today.

CBS may not be everybody’s cup of tea, but it certainly is for a country girl like me.

Happy 100th old sport!