Sevdije Asanovski

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My choice

I always had a tough time deciding what I want to study and work with in the future, but something I was always sure about is that I want to study and work with people from vastly diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. CBS (Copenhagen Business School) was an easy choice for me because not only I could work in an international environment I could also choose a program that would allow me to work in different fields that would satisfy my diverse interests.

When it comes to the academic content, I choose SEM with a concentration in tourism and hospitality, over the other programs for two reasons: The first being, the more general academic content of SEM and the second reason being my love for travelling.

Coming from a small town where everyone knows each other I was a bit worried about how well I will manage to make a good first impression on my new peers. This was something new for me because in general I never had to worry about that before.

Something else I was also always worried about is how does CBS expect me to dress up and more so how will the other students perceive me because of it. Would they think I’m hard to approach if I choose to wear something more formal or would they think I do not take my enrolment in SEM seriously if I don’t?

Before I applied for SEM, I heard a lot about the good image that CBS has and how widely it has been recognized as well as for its competitive environment. This of course in a mind of an “excited soon to be student in a new city” created very big expectations that sometimes were also a bit intimidating. Considering that and my experience so far, I can comfortably say that CBS and SEM did exceed my expectations, not in the way that “SEM is perfect,” but in the way that “SEM Is all that people say it is, but it is also a program where students can enjoy their student lives”

My programme

I always had a tough time deciding what I want to study and work in the future, but I was sure that I want to study and work with people from vastly diverse cultural, social, and ethnic backgrounds. CBS (Copenhagen Business School) was an easy choice for me because not only I could study in an international environment, I could also choose a program that would allow me to work in different fields, that would satisfy my diverse interests.

When it comes to the academic content, I choose SEM with a concentration in tourism and hospitality, over the other programs for two reasons: The first being, the more general academic content of SEM and the second reason being my love for travelling.

Coming from a small town where everyone knows each other I was a bit worried about how well I will manage to make a good first impression on my new peers. This was something new for me because in general I never had to worry about that before.

Before I applied for SEM, I heard a lot about the good image that CBS has and how widely it has been recognized as well as for its competitive environment. This of course in a mind of an “excited soon to be student in a new city” created very big expectations that sometimes were also a bit intimidating. Considering that and my experience so far, I can comfortably say that CBS and SEM did exceed my expectations, not in the way that “SEM is perfect,” but in the way that “SEM Is all that people say it is, but it is also a program where students can enjoy their student lives”

My advice

1

One of the most important things to remember when choosing a program is to really take your time to self-reflect and get to know yourself. This will make your choice of program easier and lower your chances of not liking the program that you will choose. This goes hand in hand with knowing the program that you want to enroll in. Make sure that you do your research.

2

Leave your high school mentality behind. Plain and simple. What has worked for you until now, will most probably not work for you as a university student. Expecting yourself to read every single sentence and memorizing it? Expecting yourself to ace all your exams? Thinking this way will only bring you stress and more stress. Trust me, I’ve been there and still struggling with it sometimes.

3

Be the greatest friend possible to yourself. Study, let yourself rest when needed, be active, meet people, create a game plan… Look at your situation objectively as much as you do subjectively and ask questions whenever one appears in your mind.

STUDENTS AT SEM

Hear the students' reflections on choosing their study programme and being a student on SEM. Feel free to contact them with your questions.