1. Why did you choose SSE?
Our education gives us broad and diverse knowledge to do whatever we wish for. For me, it is a good motivation to continue to strive for good results, as there are proved to be many paths to choose from afterwards.
2. What's it like to study in Stockholm?
I love studying in Stockholm! The student life is great and moving far from home is definitely an experience in itself. One thing is for sure though: The weather is no doubt much better than in Borås. I really feel welcome here, and Stockholm already feels like a second home. Even though my daily life basically only revolves around SSE, it does not feel like I have any need for any other complements to the life that I’m currently living.
3. What tips do you have for a prospective student?
It may sound like a cliché, but the main tip I have is: Do not be afraid to try new things. Sure, you will have three tough years ahead of you, but if you’re not having fun along the way, your time here will be even tougher. Previously, I’ve never dared to try new things, nor have I been very fond of the active school spirit, but coming to SSE, I feel like a part of a huge family. I have already realized that I love our student association and they have honestly and genuinely encouraged me to dare to try applying for whatever I perceive as fun or interesting. That is how I ended up as an ambassador, that is how I ended up in the project group of the biggest event of the year, and that is also precisely how I will end up finding what my dreams of the future are. We can never know whether we find something uninteresting, challenging or fun if we never dare to try.
I suppose that there’s more to it than just daring to try; we also have to allow ourselves to fail. It will be hard on our self-esteems being the hardworking and motivated individuals we all are, but out of failures, we will grow as individuals to even greater extents.