Three intro administrators from HA Pro urge the Senior Management both to open up a dialogue about issues concerning intro and be more supportive towards the work of the intro administrators and guides. “The idea of intro is to encourage people to stay at CBS, but CBS has forgotten that mission, it seems,” says one of the intro admins.
Benjamin Busk began supplying his fellow HA Almen students with secondhand textbooks sold from moving boxes outside CBS. Now, his business, Uni Bazaar, has a fully automated storeroom with more than 4,000 books, and he has just received DKK 75,000 from CBS to expand the service to cover all CBS study programs.
Six students have been temporarily suspended for what CBS calls violating CBS rules and regulations by signing an invitation to a “Slutty Fall Break” party hosted by “Vejlederteamet”. The six students have hired a lawyer and complained about the decision. Now, they want the Danish Agency for Science and Higher Education to look into the matter. The President of CBS has declined to answer follow-up questions.
Some think CBS is overreacting. Others think the suspended students have been punished appropriately. Intro guides and administrators share their thoughts about the temporary suspension of 25 students; how they think it will affect intro; and ask how to make intro both a safe space and somewhere you can “be stupid”.
While everyone else is looking ahead, let’s take a quick glance back at what caught readers’ attention most on CBS WIRE in 2019.
When Maria Pham says she studies at CBS, she is often met with raised eyebrows. “Isn’t CBS only about hardcore finance?” people ask. This stereotypical image of CBS and its students bothers Maria Pham, who thinks potential students are missing out on educational options they never knew they had.
25 students and intro guides have been temporarily suspended from CBS for violating intro activity rules. An additional 44 intro guides have received letters of consultation. Now, the concept of intro weeks is up for discussion, yet again. “Deeply disappointing,” says the President of CBS. “It’s terrible that some students have got off to a bad start,” says the President of CBS Students.
Johan Schack Petersen and Gustav Fog from CBS experienced first-hand the violent demonstrations in Hong Kong when their university came under siege and was turned into a battlefield. While students from the U.S., Italy and Japan were transported away from the university, the five CBS students “were left to ourselves” and are now criticizing the lack of support from CBS and the Danish consulate.
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.
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.
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.
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.
True to tradition, the new semester was kick-started with the Semester Start Party, which every year transforms Solbjerg Plads and the green area between Kilen and Solbjerg Plads into a party zone. Photographer Luyi Liang was on the spot.
The new student organization TechLabs wants to equip CBS students with basic knowledge in artificial intelligence, web development and data science. “Microsoft Office skills aren’t enough anymore,” says one of the founders, who thinks that CBS is lagging behind when it comes to teaching tech-related courses.
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 is getting a royal student this summer, as Prince Nikolai will study Business Administration and Service Management. Wilbert van der Meer, the Head of the Dean’s Office says that Prince Nikolai will, basically, be treated like all the other students at CBS.
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.
So far, 20 to 25 people have been involved in CBS graduate Lena Tünkers’ bread experiment, From Farm to Feast. She’s going through every step of producing a loaf of bread – from picking up grain at the farmer’s to building a clay oven. All of this without spending any money.
By 2050, the area for coffee production will have shrunk by 50 percent, while the demand will have gone up. The coffee company, Peter Larsen Kaffe asked students from CBS and DTU to come up with solutions to inform consumers about the future of coffee production so they can make a responsible choice. The solutions have just been presented at Folkemødet.
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.