1. Why did you choose SSE and your specific program?
For my master degree I was searching for a university and a program which could offer the opportunity of 1) further developing a global mindset, 2) thriving academically in an international environment and 3) exchanging ideas and beliefs in an atmosphere of collegiality. I firmly believed that the SSE in combination with the MIB/CEMS MIM was the perfect location to achieve these goals for the following reasons: Firstly, the SSE and the CEMS program in particular has a rich international flavor with students hailing from a plethora of countries and cultures. Secondly, the SSE offers a multitude of extracurricular activities, which manifests itself, for instance, in the presence of the Student Ambassadors, SASSE and countless other student driven organizations. Lastly, the SSE promises a vibrant and colorful student life with students having similar ambitious goals and strong commitment to achieve them. It was this atmosphere of living and learning together that I wanted to experience and be part of and hence, the decisive factor for my application.
2. Why would you encourage others to apply to SSE?
Regardless of the program you end up applying for, SSE has a great international reputation and countless partnerships with other academic institutions and companies. If you want to go abroad during your stay in Sweden, there are many ways to do so such as your CEMS semester or Double Degree programs. However, if you rather want to stay, the city of Stockholm is an incredible place to study in and offers lots of opportunities for leisure activities.
3. What tips do you have for prospective students?
You probably end up with more than one university on your short list. Make sure to make up your mind what is important for you and try to do as much research as possible on the different universities and their respective programs. Even better, I can highly recommend to reach out to students of the universities to get real insight views about the student life, the lectures, and so on. The MSc and BSc Student Ambassadors, for example, will gladly answer all the burning questions on your mind.