Some of my NHH experiences after 1,5 years as an MSc student!
I am new to the student blog, but after one and a half years at NHH I have lots of experience and memories to share with you. I also made sure to take all the chances to live my life here to its fullest.
WRITTEN BY: IZABELA HAWRYLKO
ABOUT IZABELA HAWRYLKO
I worked in Poland for a while after finishing my bachelor degree, but my adventurous nature did not let me stay in my home country for too long. I applied to NHH and started my MSc degree here in autumn 2015. During my time here, I have had so many new experiences! For example, I have helped organise the TedXBergen event two times and I have been the President of CEMS Club Bergen. I fell in love with the city, the school and Norway, where I would love to settle down after my CEMS exchange semester in Santiago de Chile. In addition, I met the love of my life here! I will never regret my decision to come to NHH.
I have to admit, I owe NHH a lot. Knowledge I have gathered, fun times I have had and valuable experience from organizing the last two editions of TEDx Bergen and being the leader of CEMS Club Bergen last semester. Above all though, people I have met and friendships I have made. The school is as good as the people who attend it – it may sound like a cliché, but it is true. Especially if we are able to take from each person we meet the best they can offer us. It is not about greed and selfishness; it is about appreciation of somebody else’s strengths and striving for self-development.
My time left at NHH is limited. Like all CEMSies (students in the CEMS Master’s in Management Programme) I am going on my exchange semester. When deciding where to go, I had plenty of great options to consider. CEMS only has the best schools from each country and Europe is rich of those, among others the University of St. Gallen where I did my Erasmus exchange. This time though it was about not only the highest academic level I could get, but also a completely new experience, culture and environment. Being in love with Norway and planning to come back to settle down here, I have also felt that it might be one of the last chances to explore the furthest outskirts of the globe and dive into something completely new over a long period of time. That is why, with my still unsatisfactory level of Spanish, I decided to buy a ticket to Santiago de Chile where I believe a new chapter of my story will soon begin.
Am I excited? Obviously! Am I a little anxious about what will happen? I would be a fool not to be. More than that, I am full of hope for making new friendships and grasping a bigger understanding about the world and its incredible richness. I am looking forward to sharing more of my experiences with you :)