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Madina eats her way through Japan

Bento boxes, cheap ramen soup, and crazy expensive apples. Madina Balgabek is doing her second exchange in Japan, this time as part of her Master's at CBS, and one way to get to know East Asian culture is to enjoy the food.

New York City is similar to Copenhagen, and yet so different

Caroline Sølver studies at CBS and is spending her fifth semester interning at a Copenhagen/NYC company based in hip Williamsburg. In this article, she shares her personal story about how she’s immersing herself in the Big Apple and in a culture that is similar, and yet so different, to what she knows in Copenhagen.

Exchange is a rollercoaster just ride it

Malaysia has made CBS student, Mihika Deb feel overwhelmed, frustrated, content, and incredibly happy just within the first two weeks. She is on exchange in Malaysia and will be reporting about her stay for the next couple of months.

Denmark taught me to smile😊

Smiling was the first thing that I noticed when moving to Denmark from the Kazakh culture. I was shocked that everybody smiles at you and you automatically smile back.

Counting successes

Confidence comes from success. I may feel like: I haven’t done anything yet, or what do I have to feel great about. That’s exactly the mentality I fight against.

Why I ignore noises

I remember during the past years, I used to be a follower of other people’s attitude and opinions towards their bad situations. For instance, if someone expressed their frustrations in a given situation, I will follow and believe that I will be just as frustrated as them, even without trying. This was mostly in school and workplaces.

Handing in your thesis, but giving away your identity?

With next week’s date for Master thesis hand-in, plenty of students will be pleased to celebrate the final hurdle in getting their academic degree. But beyond all the excitement of celebrating the finished assignments, will the students also be mourning the loss of their student identity? Reality lies ahead and the CBS days may be harder to transfer out of than one might think.

A passport won or lost?

"Did I gain power or give up power by saying goodbye to that old green booklet – the Tanzanian passport?" asks Eric Maganga in his latest blog. And why is it so scary to let go of the 'old' identity?

Time to break with Facebook?

With the recent revelation that Cambridge Analytica exploited the data of 80 million Facebook profiles, should we, as users, take the last stand and #deletefacebook?

I believe in taking challenges

My current situation is that I am challenging myself with the difficult subjects that normally one would rather give up on. As a student, challenging myself has been one of my strengths.

Challenging the negative thought status-quo

"I can see if they have opened my messages. Then it burns if they don’t reply," writes Eric Maganga in his latest blog about the overwhelming feelings and negative thoughts that sometimes come crawling when his friends and relatives are not responding.

How do CBS students spend their money?

Students would rather spend their money than risk missing out on having fun with their friends. They all have a restaurant budget, and they all want to spend their savings on travel. Student reporter, Caroline Sølver, asked four of her friends who are doing their bachelors in Intercultural Market Communication at CBS about their relationship with money.

Are CBS students locking themselves out of the conflict?

As time comes closer to the final decision on whether or not the big lockout of over 120.000 state employees will happen, thoughts arise on what role the younger generation should play in the conflict. Is this the students’ fight to fight?

Being a CBS student puts pressure on me!

Entering this new semester, I am feeling the pressure more than ever! Imagine doing such a great job to a point where you feel that you have set new standards to keep up and in addition to that, the people around you have set the same standards for you too. This is my current situation.

I’m going to the concert alone

"This is the kind of blog you don't share on your Facebook page. Even for an emotional exhibitionist like me," writes Eric Maganga in his latest blog about being lonely. You can read the blog and listen to the voice over of the blog at the bottom of the blog.

Stress has taken over my life!

Monday morning, I log into mycbs.dk and check my CBS emails per usual. I see 40 unread messages, 7 assignment deadlines and over 200 book pages to read. I immediately start shaking and sweating. I now realise that I am stressing. Stress has taken over my life! I feel helpless and do not know where to begin with all these deadlines. How am I going to survive this?

Life on demand: Are smartphones really making life smarter?

We spend more and more time on our individual tablets and mobile phones where we shift between various apps and programs. With its endless choices, the modern streaming life seems like a liberal utopia. But are these new habits creating a more lonely and isolated life?

The unemployment trap

"He wrote in his journal he needs to find a unique skill," writes Eric Maganga in his latest blog about unemployment, and what it does to you. You can listen to the voice over of the blog at the bottom of the blog.

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