Student

Elin

MSc International Management; First Year

Goodness, where to begin? I was born in Hoverberg, a tiny town in Sweden. When I was seven years old, we moved to Brooklyn, where we lived for about six years, before moving to Paris, then London, then Bergen, Norway, where I went to high school and completed the International Baccalaureate program. I finished my first year of university in New York, transferred to a small business school in Paris, then went on to Prague, where I graduated. (By the way, this is the short version of the story.)

It might sound silly, but one of the reasons I wanted to apply to AUP was that when I was in middle school, my brother’s girlfriend was studying there. I remember being in awe of her for attending such a prestigious university. I’ve always loved studying: I like to learn, to push myself, to see how well I understand something that I didn’t the day before and since coming to AUP myself, I’ve been amazed by my professors. They’re distinguished, knowledgeable, and professional, and learning from them and getting to know them has been an honor.

Since coming to AUP, I’ve been amazed by my professors. They’re distinguished, knowledgeable, and professional, and learning from them and getting to know them has been an honor.

Elin Anastasia Rosedalen

One of the great things about being in such a small program is that everyone gets the chance to know each other very well and I often feel less like a student and more like a colleague, which I appreciate. I’ve especially enjoyed the frequent class presentations and on one occasion, I got to act out the role of a “concern troll”, meaning that I had to pretend that I was supportive of the presenters, while simultaneously undermining them. I thoroughly enjoyed myself! and all the group-work we have to do. Not only have we all worked with each other very closely, in different combinations of teams over our courses, but often, we get difficult goals and everyone competes – which is super fun. I love that pretty much all our work not only has real-world relevance, the conditions of the projects such as deliverables and deadlines are also very much like what we can expect in the workplace.

I’ve been taking more and more time to reflect on my future plans: should I move directly into another academic program after graduation? Should I focus on kick starting my career? Being at AUP has made me feel equally confident about either direction, almost as if someone is telling me: I know what you’re capable of and I’ll support you no matter what. And that someone who’s backing me is a serious institution with incredibly qualified professors.  

I feel as though I’ve finally managed to climb up on some sort of stage, where I’m standing at a podium. Except, I’m not looking down at an audience: I’m looking at the world itself, at all of the career opportunities, all the cities that I can now freely visit, all the places I want to see, all the people I want to meet. I genuinely love being at AUP.

 

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