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The New Students

  It’s been a few days since the first admission report of the universities was sent out. Some people are happy with their results, some didn’t get exactly the result they were waiting for. If you didn’t get the result you were waiting for, then you have another shot at getting your spot on the 6th of August if someone turns down their spot. If you still don’t get the place you really wanted, I would recommend you to study hard the whole summer and sign up for the SAT’s before the 15th of September and then nail it in October! To everyone that made it into the school: Good job and congratulations! About the school year of 2015 I have to brag a bit. The bachelor at Stockholm School of Economics is the bachelor with the most first choice applications in the whole of Sweden. A staggering 2321 applied […]

So Midsummer or Midsommar or one of the hundred different spelling it has is slowly creeping up on us again. Some of you might have no idea what Midsummer is, and other might celebrate it religiously. It is a celebration celebrated mostly in the northern European countries, but with migration the influence have spread to countries like United States, Canada, Australia and Great Britain. Countries celebrate this feast in different ways, some by dancing, and some with bonfires and like us in Sweden, dancing around the midsummers-pole. The biggest midsummer celebrations is hold in the city of Leksand in the middle of Sweden, where thousands of people meet up to dress out in traditional clothing, drink traditional food and dance and sing. Another big celebration is in the city center of Stockholm at Skansen Park. The biggest celebration outside of Sweden takes place in Battery Park in New York City, […]

Summerburst Festival

Hi everyone, I hope you’re all happy today because I sure am! My summer is definitely kicking off with a good start, my friends just called me and she has won two ticket to Summerburst Festival that is kicking off this weekend, so we’re going! So the festival Summerburst have been taking place in Stockholm Stadion, a football stadium in central Stockholm. This year though they have chosen to move the whole festival to Gärdet, a big open space just outside the city. The artists this year is gonna be very big ones, Axwell and Ingrosso are the big Swedish artists that is coming this year, but they will be accompanied by artist no smaller then Afrojack, BlasterJaxx och Don Diablo and many more. I really feel like I have to dance in the summer heat, so this festival couldn’t come in a more perfect time. And to top this […]

Hi everone! So freedom (summer) is almost here isn’t it? Maybe the temperature has to work a bit harder to convince me that it really means business, but I do think it’s slowly creeping up on us. So what is everyone’s plans for the summer? I’ve been thinking and this summer I’m gonna do something I’ve never done before, something that I’ve been thinking about doing my whole life but it never happened. I’ve come up with a plan, and it should be possible without any complications I reckon. So my grand plan is to climb Kebnekaise this summer, Sweden’s highest mountain! You might say: “oooo it’s not that high it’s just only over two thousand meters so it shouldn’t be a big deal.” This might be true but it’s more the principle of climbing the highest mountain of my country that makes me want to do it. I’ve had […]

Graduation 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 […]

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 […]

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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