Bulgaria

Petar, Master student in Strategy, Organisation and Leadership

My name is Petar Petrov and I am from Sofia, Bulgaria. I have started my journey in Denmark with a Bachelor in Marketing and Mangement Communication at Aathus BSS. Currently, I am a Master student in Strategy, Organisation and Leadership.

Looking back at how I found Aarhus BSS and the MMC programme, every time I catch myself with an unintentional smile. I was in my 10th grade of High school when I was already thinking what do I want to study, where do I want to continue my education after graduation, how do I see myself in two years. The answers of these questions became more and more important and demanding as days were passing. I cleared to myself that I want to work with people in a business context. Once I had realized that I wanted to work within business communication, the clouds of uncertainty slowly began to fade away.

Finding out about Aarhus BSS was by pure chance. I met one of my childhood friends that I hadn‘t seen for a long time and I shared my confusion and anxiety about making the right choice for university. At that time he was a bachelor student at Aarhus. He told me about the student life in Aarhus and proposed me to look at the possibilities for a bachelor in Aarhus University. That conversation grabbed my attention and as soon as I got home I started my own research. It turned out that not only they offered a programme that fully matched my interests, but it also turned out that Aarhus BSS is one of the leading business schools in Europe. I was intrigued and started to read, search and ask my friend for more information about Denmark. I felt captivated and at the same time relieved that I found something that I really wanted.

Arriving in August 2015, I was really excited and full of expectations both from the programme and the student life in Aarhus. I can firmly say that they were surpassed by all means. In the beginning it was difficult because I didn‘t know anyone and everything was so different from what I was used to back in Bulgaria. However, that changed in an incredibly short period of time. Aarhus turned out to be vibrant and highly international student city. Every week my calendar is filled out with interesting and diverse events organized either from the University or the many NGOs and independent student organizations in the city. I have the unique chance to meet people from all over the world on a daily basis and now I can proudly say that I have friends from more than 15 countries. Besides, you can get immersed in the Danish language and culture even more when attending free courses. This is a big benefit when you socialize and get to know your Danish classmates.

Last but not least, I regard my MMC programme as highly modernized and adapted to the dynamic world we live in. The subjects and the topics we discuss are contemporary and thought-provoking. Critical thinking is highly praised and encouraged. We are divided into small study groups and supervised by our teachers we solve real life business cases. After every lecture or tutorial I feel empowered and inspired to read more. Sometimes it is hard to balance social life and studies. There are so many exciting and gripping your attention things so that sometimes you feel 24h are just not enough.

If you want to know more about Aarhus University, the MMC programme or being a student in Aarhus as a whole, feel free to contact me. I will happily answer all your questions.

My email is peter18dp@gmail.com.

Vladislava, Bachelor student in Marketing and Management Communication

Hi, everyone! My name is Vladislava and am currently in my 5th semester of BA in Marketing and Management Communication.

Choosing to pursue an education abroad was a very easy decision as I knew I wanted to explore new territories. The harder part was actually choosing what and where to study until I stumbled upon a description of MMC. Afterwards, all of my preparation efforts in terms of high-school grades and English-proficiency certificates were aligned with the AU admission criteria. From then on it was smooth sailing to probably the most life-changing experience I have ever had.

Getting out of my comfort zone was exactly what Denmark provided, as it is so different from what I was used to in Bulgaria both in terms of lifestyle and education system. Honestly, it was quite overwhelming at the beginning, having to juggle so many new responsibilities in a completely unfamiliar environment. Now, two years down the road I finally start to see the bigger picture and why going through everything is worth it. Self-organization and independence are now two of the qualities I can safely add to my resume and it is all due to being in Denmark.

The BAMMC programme structure is very task oriented and aims to prepare us for everything we might later need in our jobs – oral presentations in front of large groups of people, doing independent research, writing business proposals, proper arguing for your choices, all with a large foundation of academic knowledge. As a new student, sometimes it seems that some of the activities are unnecessary or not well-organized. However, after a few semesters of experience it all comes together to reveal the practical importance of going through all those large written assignments and group work tasks. Each exam is devised to be a real or next-to-real case work and something that you might stumble upon once you find a job. All in all, is it a wonderful blend of theory and practice, exercised in a controlled comforting and stimulating environment.

If you are considering applying to Aarhus University or just want to know more about the experience of being a student here, I would be delighted to answer any questions you may have. Feel free to email me at vladislava.garkova@gmail.com