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What my BA journey taught me

What I learned throughout my entire BA journey was mostly patience.

I used to get frustrated that I wasn’t at the same level as many of my friends who I started with at my old university. Many of them already have their master’s and I’m still at the BA level.

Now that I’m at the end of my journey, I can conclude that this process has taught me that we all have different paths, and sometimes you can’t learn about your own purpose by focusing on or comparing yourself to others.

I’ve discovered more about myself throughout this BA journey. And I don’t think I would have been able to, if I’d chosen to focus on my friends or on other people. I discovered my weaknesses and strengths, and how to motivate myself when I get discouraged.

There have been many ups and downs during the semesters. However, focusing on my goal has played a major role in my perseverance throughout my BA process.

I’ve learned that one or two failed exams are not the end of the world, but rather a learning experience on the path to becoming a better student and a great career woman

I’ve learned that one or two failed exams are not the end of the world, but rather a learning experience on the path to becoming a better student and a great career woman.

I’ve also learned that I can only count on myself in most cases, because I sometimes struggle to make myself understood. When my study mates couldn’t understand me, we became frustrated, and in most cases I felt like I was to blame.

So through my increased self-trust, I’ve learned that I probably perform best when working alone, as my work ethic is not compatible with others. And that’s OK. I will still perform well.

This BA journey has also taught me about the art of self-discipline. I’ve discovered that when I discipline myself and put my mind into a subject, I actually end up liking it despite what others might think about it. I’ve also learned to AVOID ‘noise’. This is probably one of the main things from this journey that I can take with me.

I noticed that other people often influenced my attitude towards a subject. Whenever someone expressed their negative opinion about a certain subject, I started feeling the same negative sentiment about it, which could result in poor performance and grades.

I’ve learned to avoid listening to other people’s opinions about certain subjects

Nevertheless, what I’ve learned is to avoid listening to other people’s opinions about certain subjects. What others may perceive as difficult or impossible may not be the case for me, and that’s how it should be every time!

Overall, I’ve learned that focusing on why I started at Copenhagen Business School is the reason why I’ve gotten through my ups and downs.

What has your journey at CBS taught you?

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