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Good Things Come to Those Who Sweat

CBS Sport, helping students to battle stress, loneliness, and their waistline through team sports and camaraderie. There’s something alluring about sweating with a group of your peers, which tends to create strong bonds. But what’s behind the magic?

Profile |   28. Aug 2017

David Fulop

Student Writer

CBS Sport has been the helping hand that pulls students out of their blues for a little over ten years now, which means they must know a thing or two about empowering and building strong bonds for students.


Moving to a new city and starting a new school often results in students having a rough start at CBS. And it can be difficult to untangle oneself from the loneliness that drapes over you.

Kristin Liiksaar tells us about how “CBS Sport is popular among the internationals. Because when they come here they don’t know anyone and it’s a very good way of meeting new people. But it’s also the same for people who come from other regions in Denmark, for example, we have quite a few people from Jutland.”

One of the new students from Jutland used to be Cecilie Jørgensen, who has since then become the chairman for CBS Sport, shares her initial experience with CBS Sport:

“I was entirely new here in Copenhagen when I was starting at CBS. I was at an intro presentation when I saw CBS Sport members and the panther running down and I got this feeling of excitement because I found something for me.”

Everyone is here for the same reason and that is to be a part of a team sport, everyone is involved

Kristin Liiksaar, Society Manager at CBS Sport


For Cecilie Jørgensen, the opportunity to meet new people and remove herself from isolation literally jumped right out in front of her. Others may be more hesitant to do so. For those people, Cecilie Jørgensen suggests that “you just have to take the jump, but it’s hard in the beginning. It helps when you finally find someone who’s passionate about the same thing as you are.”

For social butterflies, connecting with classmates is no sweat at all; for the more shy and timid, joining a team could be exactly what they need to get their network ball rolling. “After all, everyone is here for the same reason and that is to be a part of a team sport, everyone is involved,” says Kristin Liiksaar.

Moreover, let’s face it, whether you’re an extrovert or an introvert, seeing the same people day in and day out can get a little dull. “Of course, you have your study mates but if you want to expand that and know someone else, then it’s good to join any student organization,” says Cecilie Jørgensen.

On that note, meeting people from different study programs is truly a refreshing experience. “You can get really interesting dynamics from different programs. I’m a finance kinda guy and Cecilie is a Culture girl. In your program, it’s only about 40 people, but in CBS Sports, its hundreds,” says Kris Haase, board member at CBS Sport.


In the case where you cringe at the thought of getting sweaty with others and have to run around gasping for air, the student organization is always in need of administrative help to keep the cogs turning. Kristin Liiksaar explains that CBS Sport is “open to people who are motivated and have new ideas, whether it be a marketing idea or business ideas.”

Whether you want to play sports on a team or get involved with the organization’s administrative side, there is always something to do. “Usually the people who come here, come from very different backgrounds and everyone is welcome,” says Kristin Liiksaar.


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