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HA Psyk. students learn presentation techniques to curb exam stress

Students in their first and third semesters of the BSc in Business Administration and Psychology program will soon be taught presentational techniques to help them communicate their new knowledge during oral exams. The course lecturer, Mathias Bruhn, hopes the techniques will reduce the stress related to oral exams, and offers advice on preparing for them.

Snapshots from Entrepreneurial Day: Making a business out of the SDGs

For the fifth time, CBS Entrepreneurial Day brought together students with innovative and curious mindsets. Visitors had a chance to explore more than 20 different start-ups and gain inspiration on how the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals can be transformed into a business.

Job guide: He cracked the code to the Danish labor market

Is there a way for international students to crack the code and get a job in Denmark? One MSc student currently studying at CBS, Oded Yair Menuhin from Israel, thinks there is. He has applied for about 300 jobs. Based on his experience from job interviews, chats with HR experts and industry professionals, he’s created a guide with all his tricks for increasing the chances of getting a job.

“After cleaning 60 kilos of grain, I was so tired of it”:  Lena wanted to make 100 loaves of bread from scratch – here’s how it went down

In August, Lena Tünkers found herself standing in a one-meter deep hole digging for clay. She needed it to build a clay oven so she could bake 100 loaves of bread. But there was no clay. CBS graduate Lena Tünkers spent her summer turning 100 kilos of grain into bread using almost no money and just a little help from her friends. Here’s how it went down.

94 students got their grades mixed up: Should students be worried that other grades are flawed?

A typing error was the reason why 94 students out of a class of 104 got their grades mixed up before the summer holiday. Now, some of the affected students are worried that other grades might be flawed too. The Acting Director of the Study Administration at CBS calls the case “unfortunate” and “extraordinary”. He explains why students shouldn’t be worried about their grades being flawed and how typing errors can be avoided.

CBS accepts more bachelor students – but it’s still super hard to get in

Although CBS has increased the number of study placements by six percent this year, and therefore admitted more students, it’s still hard to get accepted to a bachelor’s program. CBS programs have some of Denmark’s highest entry requirements. But the end of the “artificially high” entry requirements is near, argues the Head of the Dean’s Office at CBS.

“It’s not the music that needs to change, it’s the culture”

The fine arts are having a tough time attracting a younger audience. Lærke Mogensen, President of CBS Culture has an idea why. At Folkemødet, she shared her thoughts and challenged the directors of concert halls and Danish symphony orchestras in a panel debate, which resulted in collaboration on the shaping of DR Koncerthuset’s forthcoming program.

Trash Mayhem III: CBS Students needs your help to fix a trashy issue

The images from the aftermath of the handing-in party in May have provoked students and staff of CBS to share their thoughts and feelings on CBS WIRE’s Facebook and Instagram pages. Some have also come up with ideas on how to fix the problem, and they're welcomed by the Vice President of CBS Students who asks for even more ideas about what to do.

Trash mayhem II: Does student demand for sustainability have a hollow ring to it?

This year’s thesis handing-in party left a mess outside Café Nexus. Just like last year. The Vice President of CBS Students agrees that the student demand for more sustainability has a hollow ring to it if they leave a mess like that. CBS Students hopes to kick-start a change of behavior this coming semester to avoid trash being thrown around.

Simple concept from CBS students can change Pandora’s sales

Fewer British men buy Pandora jewelry as gifts. CBS students were asked to crack the case and present solutions to Pandora’s executive team. The live case format builds a bridge between theory and practice and it’s here to stay, according to a CBS teacher and the person who developed the concept

Are you suffering from skin starvation?

An exhibition created by CBS and KADK students explores the theme of different bodies through ceramics, blown glass, textiles and a performance piece with touch from strangers. “We’re losing touch with each other,” argues one of the students behind the exhibition.

Christina pushes for more democracy in Moldova

CBS student Christina Hansen was in Moldova during the recent election as a volunteer for the youth organization, Silba. She was there to talk about democracy with adolescents and to observe that everything went according to plan, as electoral fraud is common. “My experience in Moldova has helped me figure out what I want to do with my career,” she says.

A month of welfare: How can CBS increase student welfare?

Student wellbeing is being impacted on all sides. So what can be done about it? During May, CBS Students wants to invite the students of CBS to events that talk about how to improve wellbeing. Also, CBS Students encourages you to share your ideas on what CBS can do.

Students build neural network that can recognize skin cancer  

People have trained neural networks to recognize the differences between dogs and muffins. CBS students Mads Gade Henrichsen and Aske Bøttger have taken this one step further and built a neural network that can detect cancer with 90 percent accuracy using scanned images of moles.

Maj juggles political work and master’s studies from Brussels

As the newly elected Secretary General for Young European Socialists, CBS student Maj Jensen is going to work full-time in Brussels while studying for her master’s in Copenhagen. “My calendar and I are very close friends,” she says and gives tips on how to combine a full-time job and studies.

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