I can help with
- Working while studying
- The study environment at CBS
- Time management and workload
- Academic content of the programme
- Teaching style and exams
Before finally deciding on IB, I was considering the IBP-programme and Law at KU. If I were to reconsider my choice today, I would also have kept the B.Sc. in Business Administration and Digital Management in mind. However, I finally ended up landing at the IB-programme, due to two fundamental elements: Primarily, I knew I wanted to combine my interest within economics with a more overall, broad understanding of business, and with IB offering courses such as marketing, strategy and communications I knew that it would be a match academically. Furthermore, having a chance to study and work alongside some of the brightest students in the country, was also a great motivational factor for selecting IB. At IB you get the best of both worlds along with many additional aspects of the international business environment. Today, I am still confident that choosing IB was the right choice for me.
Having been living abroad for 2 years, my biggest challenge was the transition from being a full-time employee to become a full-time student. Coming from an everyday life, where many of my hours of the day was devoted to different activities to all of a sudden managing all of my time of my own, demanded a revision of the study techniques I used in my upper secondary. However, by talking to fellow students, learning from them, I overcame that challenge. Learning from those individuals sitting right next to you at the lectures is a major key in cracking the IB-code. One of the greatest characteristics of the study environment is the competition. Though many have negative preconception about this very specific point, particularly at the IB programme, it has contributed pushing my own ambitions, and even better, skills and knowledge, further. The social as well as the academic environment in our course, has been a major motivational feature for me. Being surrounded by bright and ambitious student, and being able to learn from them, is a gift for your own personal development.
Structure, prioritize and find your right balance. Being a good student, is not necessarily equal to spending 14 hours a day buried in your books. Do not underestimate the power of time-management. Try different ways of working, and go with what works best for you.
Participate in the social activities arranged throughout the year, such as the Gala, burnouts and Dinners. Expand your network by being socially active and use your fellow students to overcome struggles of your own. Don’t be afraid to ask for help.
There will most likely be courses you are not very fond of. Don’t worry. At IB there is always light at the end of the tunnel. By only having courses for 7-9 weeks at a time, the next courses are always just around the corner.