During my semester in Canada, I was a member of a voluntary team, where I worked together with four other students as an external consultant for a social enterprise. Our client was a house which provided subsidized accommodation for out-of-town families of children who require care at nearby hospitals. However, the house has not operated financially self-sustainable during the recent years, and therefore, we came up with a new financial scheme and provided ideas how to close service gaps to gain a bigger customer base. This experience was one of the best during my bachelor studies as I confirmed to myself that I would like to work as a consultant for non-profit and NGO organizations in the future.
Before we had our final exams in Canada, we went for a weekend study retreat with my whole class a bit further from Vancouver. The main event was a case competition. This time we had 24 hours to solve the problem in a group of four people. The topic was supply chains of NGOs during natural disasters. After three hours of sleep, we successfully presented our findings, however, we did not win.
After our return back to Vancouver, the hardest part of the semester began: handing in all my final reports and preparation for the final reports. This period was slightly unusual for me, as in Copenhagen, we always have only two exams after seven weeks of lectures and no side assignments. And suddenly, I had five final reports and five final exams. However, the last two weeks went by fast and my program had after our last final exam also our closing ceremony. During moments like these, one must look back to last year and a half of the program. And I must say, it was the most amazing year and a half of my entire life. I gained new knowledge not only in academic spheres but also in the cultural one and I made not only important network contacts but most importantly friends all over the world.
Saying goodbye was incredibly hard and from freezing Vancouver I got back to very similarly freezing Copenhagen. I am finishing my bachelor degree back at my mother university Copenhagen Business School with two more subjects to go and starting to write my bachelor theses. I chose Innovation in Global Cities as a topic for my bachelor thesis. Besides, I am still deciding where to continue for my master studies. And if you are in the same situation like me, when you do not know which program to choose, at which university and in which country, I feel with you because I know very well how hard it is.
As I near the end of my undergraduate studies, I would like to dedicate a blog to what has shaped me perhaps the most during my time here - and I'm not referring to the invaluable professors or internships I've written about on this blog, but to life in the Newman House Chaplaincy.
Motivation for Altruism, Helping Professions and Burnout Syndrome
Altruistic behavior is commonly explained as selfless, beneficial, and focused primarily on the good of others.
What Connects the OECD and Mladá Boleslav? or My Experience from an Internship on Economic Migration
Vaccinating at a football stadium
The combination of covid and bachelor's exams is not entirely funny
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