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Graduating times

Time is really going by like crazy. I can still remember the times when I used to live at home with my parents and my siblings in my hometown, but now I’m sitting here in Stockholm daily studying more hours than I can count on my own two hands. That I’m getting older myself is strange because sometimes I still feel like 13, but what really freaks me out is when people around me are getting older. That’s when you really realize that the years are just passing by. The freaking out of the day is that my younger brother is graduating High School or “Tar studenten” as we say in Swedish, roughly translated into “taking the student.” I feel like I just graduated and now it’s his turn, but that means that he’s 19 years old already? For me he’s just 10 years old and I just graduated, but […]

Heads up for the SAT’s!

  Just a friendly reminder to all you people trying to get into college (and I do hope that’s most of you). The deadline for this summer’s SAT’s have already passed, but I can happily inform that you can still to a late registration through mail (before 22nd of May) or through phone or online (before 27th of May). So for all of you that missed the last date, there is still a chance to sign up for the test that is taking place on the 6th of June 2015.   The SAT is of course no stroll in the park and you will need to study a lot and plan your time to pass the test. But you shouldn’t just settle with passing the test. You’re going to make the best SAT you could dream of and be able to pick what university you want to go to without […]

I could easily make the statement that I have the most boring life in the world at the moment. If someone thinks that they can beat me, please contact me. All I’ve been doing the last months is studying, and there is a reason why studying is an abbreviation of student and dying. The last weeks we’ve been working on our final exams and thesis before the semester is over. The last year have run past like a whirlwind. It feels like I just sat down in the school bench for the first time thinking about what I got myself into, but now it feels like this is all I’ve ever done. I got to say that I’m really happy that I made the choice of starting at the XL-program at Stockholm School of Economics. I met people from all over the world and shared their cultures with mine, but […]

Work or travel?

  When you’re starting to see the finish line of your studies it kind of freaks you out. Okay I’m not really there yet but after being in school for years and years there’s really no other reality then school. And of course this get you thinking what to do with your life when you finished with this only reality you had your whole life almost. Some of my friends knows exactly which company they want to go to, exactly what they want to do, and some other friends know that they don’t want to get that serious job quite yet. They either want to travel or write a book or go to a Yoga camp. Myself I think I’m a bit in the middle. I don’t really feel like I’m ready to find my place quite yet, I mean, I haven’t really seen to much of the world when I think […]

Sun and Studies!

Hello people! Sping is slowly starting to come here to Stockholm and it’s a beautiful period to spend some time outside! After a long and dark winter it is important to keep up the vitamin D level in the body, and what better way is there to do that then to get a serious tan? It’s a win-win situation! (And I have also been told beer contains some vitamin D, so I might give it a try.) Spring really make this city come alive, especially for us students. It’s been a lot of studying lately, being locked in our rooms with liters and liters of coffee, ignoring the bliztering winter outside. But soon the summer is coming thankfully! Before summer there is one last big essay to be done, it has to be in the area of Global Marketing through technology. I was talking to a friend today about how […]

Easter

Hi everyone! It has been a great weekend for the students of the MCXL programme. We have had 4 days off without any studies what so ever and it has been so nice! It is fun to be a student but it is also very demanding, to have studie breaks once in a while is important to keep up with the motivation to school related stuff. Tomorrow we are going back to the usual school days. We are gonna start a new, exciting project tomorrow: an essay related to a problem in the society. I have choosen compulsive gaming as the subject of my essay. Other students chose subjects such as  alcoholism, victimization and so on. The reason I chose compulsive gaming is because my older brother use to be a game addict and that caused a lot of problems both for him and people arround him. Compulsive gaming is […]

Music matters

  While studying for the final exams I just wanted to share some inspirational music that helped me a lot in the learning process. Studies have proven that music helps to learn new things, therefore listening to music while studying will improve your results! Studies states: “Listening to music for relaxation is common among students to counter the effects of stress or anxiety while completing difficult academic tasks. Some studies supporting this technique have shown that background music promotes cognitive performance while other studies have shown that listening to music while engaged in complex cognitive tasks can  impair performance. This study focuses on the impact different genres of music, played at different volume levels, have on the cognitive abilities of college students completing academic tasks.”   I like to listen to calm music in the background, if the volume gets to loud I find it hard to concentrate. Above I´ve attached […]

Interview

We recently started a course called “entrepreneurship”. Me and my friend Anna decided to meet up with the passionated entrepreneur Pauline Grindvall, the founder of My Perfect Day, to do an interview about her being an entrepreneur.   How did you come up with the idea about My Perfect Day? Well, I recognized some issues when planning my own wedding. I did not find any online shop selling decorations for events and weddings so I decided to create one my own, since the market seemed to really need something like that. How old were you when you called yourself an entrepreneur for the first time? Hmm, I would not call myself an entrepreneur, I usually just say that I am running a company. I started my first own company when I was 20 years old, thats is 8 years ago. I have been a partner in a marketing company and also […]

Do not forget to have fun!

Studying for the exams can be very demanding. If feels like all I have been doing for these past three weeks is reading books, writing notes and trying to keep up with the pace. Yesterday I felt so stressed out I needed to remind myself I have to relax and have fun too. So, for all student feeling the way I do, here is a list of fun things you all should consider trying:   1. Spend time with your friends – I do not know how many times my friends have make me feel better when I have been stressed out our felt bad about something. Call your best friends, schedule a date, for example you can go for dinner, grab a beer or just relax at home. You will laught and it will make you feel relaxed and happy! 2. Exercise – I know not all of you […]

How to study effectively

  Hi guys, Next week we have another exam coming up, and it is very important to do a good job while studying to make sure you perform well on the actual test. I decided to do some research to get some helpful advice in how to maximize your learning skills and found this article on the internet. For example, make sure your mind is in the right set, being positive while studying will make your results better. Also, choose a nice spot to study. I really like to sit in a café, studying while drinking coffé. Make sure you bring the right material with you and leave stuff you do not need at home, your phone for example. Do not forget to make the process fun! Study together with your friends and come up with games related to the subject, memory card is my favourite. Also, remember that good […]

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