Stolpestad is the new leader of the Student Association

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‘I honestly think I could become almost anything and love it, because I’m interested in a lot of things. I wanted to study law, medicine and engineering. Everything is very exciting, but I really enjoy economics, in particular social economy, where you can study things at the macro level. I think that’s really cool,’ says Stine Stolpestad, who keeps very busy in her new leadership role. Photo: Helge Skodvin
NHH By Mari Kittilsen

7 April 2021 11:20

Stolpestad is the new leader of the Student Association

In January, 22-year-old Stine Stolpestad took over as the leader of NHHS. She wants to make it an even more inclusive student association.

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Many NHH students recognise Stolpestad from the school's Snapchat account where she has opened up and shown new aspects of what it's like to be a student at NHH. ‘You have to like having a high profile when you're the Snapchat coordinator. And I suppose I can't deny that,’ laughs the third year student. Photo: Mari Kittilsen

‘Everyone who wants to join, should be able to join,’ says the bachelor’s degree student at NHH.

SNAPCHAT SUCCESS

Many NHH students recognise Stolpestad from the school's Snapchat account where she has opened up and shown new aspects of what it's like to be a student at NHH.

‘It was such a fun job, and it's really sad that I must now move on from it. I just don't have enough time. As I said, I love being on stage, and Snapchat is such a nice platform where you can show that everything is deadly serious and you can make fun of most things. It was important for me to show this, and to show what we have to offer here at NHH from an informal angle,’ says the 22-year old and adds:

‘And, of course, you have to like having a high profile when you're the Snapchat coordinator. And I suppose I can't deny that,’ laughs the bubbly and busy third year student.

Science and swimming

Stine Stolpestad loved science subjects and was a keen swimmer before starting at NHH. Now she loves singing in a choir and performing on stage. She says she can thank the student association for that.

‘I did a lot of sports and studied science subjects at upper secondary school, so to start singing in a choir at NHH was great fun. I had never been on a stage before, but I suddenly discovered that performing in revues was real fun. That was what drove me in the beginning – simply expressing my creativity,’ says the enthusiastic 22-year old.

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And Stolpestad is certainly very enthusiastic and engaged. In January, she took over as leader of the student association NHHS and she hopes to be able to contribute to making it an even more inclusive association.

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Master’s degree student Nils-Fredrik Solem (25) is set to graduate with a business economics degree this summer. He was offered a permanent position with successful start-up Forte_Digital in September.

‘I really wanted to get involved in even more things than I already was, and also at the administrative level. We have so many amazing things going on in NHHS, but there are also some things we need to change. We don't want a closed environment or an environment where people might feel excluded. I have had an opportunity to join in so many things, so it’s important to me that anyone who wants to should have the chance to join as many of the student association's activities as possible,’ says the NHHS leader.

Wanted to be an engineer

After upper secondary school, Stolpestad spent time travelling and was uncertain about what she wanted to study.

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‘I travelled on my own for two years before I moved to Bergen to enrol at NHH, so I became very used to being alone.’

In 2018, she started at NHH without knowing very many people in the city. For a long time, Stolpestad was certain she would become an engineer like her parents.

‘I honestly think I could become almost anything and love it, because I’m interested in a lot of things. I wanted to study law, medicine and engineering. Everything is very exciting, but I really enjoy economics, in particular social economy, where you can study things at the macro level. I think that’s really cool,’ says the energetic student, who keeps very busy in her new leadership role.

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‘What do you really think about living in Bergen?’

‘I think it's an amazing city for student, because it’s so compact, but at the same time there are so many opportunities. I can walk to both NHH and to the city centre from where I live. Although it's a big town, it feels quite small.

She lives equidistant from the university and the city centre, in Sandviken.