Stockholm School of Economics offers a truly life enriching experience in the PhD program. I cannot personally imagine a better job. The daily life of a PhD student often revolves around reading and writing, but it is very much up to the individual student to decide what, when and how to study. The work is demanding, varied, and flexible – but most of all, incredibly fun. It is sometimes hard, but always meaningful.
As a PhD student you can benefit from the Stockholm School of Economics’ unique closeness to the business community in Sweden. You can expect to interact with the most prominent people in the industry you are researching, as well as world-renowned professors in your theoretical field. Regardless if you seek a career inside or outside academia, you will meet people that will advance your career in ways you could never imagine.
The PhD program is often described as an intellectual journey. To me it has also been a journey in the most obvious and literal sense. So far my research has brought me to Beijing, Jerusalem, London, New York, Paris, Tokyo and many more places. Such trips develop your competence and build your international network. However, the most exciting part of the program is actually the regular day-to-day work at the office. That is exactly how rewarding the PhD program is.