I made it and so can you
Crowdfunding your dreams
My CBS story started when I was doing my bachelor studies in Bologna, Italy. I realised that I had a chance to widen my horizon by joining one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. I chose to pursue my academic career at CBS because this business university has the potential to prepare me for achieving my dreams. CBS is well-positioned and has an outstanding network, for instance with great partner universities. I made sure to take advantage of that as I am preparing myself to spend my exchange semester at the best management school in India (IIMA).
But before joining CBS, I was faced with a challenge. As a non-European student, I had trouble paying the high tuition fee for a Master in International Marketing and Management. So I started a crowd-funding campaign for the tuition and followed up by contacting Danish local journalists to help me expose the campaign. When that did not work out, I did not give up, but contacted some global firms based in Copenhagen to finance my studies. Eventually, this led to financial support and mentoring by one of the most successful Danish bank investors in Denmark, Lars Christian Brask.
For me CBS is not only an institution of education, it is a place where I go to when I want to socialise and have fun with other international and local students. I am also part of the student organisation International Student Ambassadors (ISA), where I get the chance to take part in organising fun activities like Quiz Night and Karaoke Night at Nexus Bar.
I define success as inspiration. What I have learned from those who have inspired me is that to become successful, I need to be determined, passionate and dedicated to realising my vision for my life. Being accepted at CBS was the right opportunity for me to both capture and turn those qualities into reality.
Moreover, I believe that success has no impact or value if it is not shared with others. Therefore my ultimate goal in life is to inspire and be inspired. So I want to share my story because it is real and it might encourage students who wish to pursue their academic career at CBS, while struggling to finance their studies.
I encourage you to get out of your comfort zone and knock on every potential door. Because where there is a will, there is a way. I made it and so can you.