While preparing my material for a case discussion in International Strategic Management yesterday a class mate told me that the grades for our first two courses this semester had finally arrived. Finally! It’s always exciting to know how you have done, especially this time around when we’re talking about the very first courses of the master program. Personally i liked both these courses, but the one in WTO-law perhaps a bit more than the one in International Business Environment Analysis (coincidentally it was also the trickier one!).
Anyways, i was very happy to discover that i received top grades in both!
Onwards! 🙂 It feels great to have kicked the first master semester off like this, i have to say.
A friendly reminder told me today that I’ve been blogging here on WordPress for the whole of three years today! Incredible! It’s hard to imagine that three years ago today i just left my old job to take the first steps on this very journey that i am on right now, and i am very glad that i decided to start this blogging process that very same day. It has at times provided me a channel to put my thoughts into writing, and at times, perhaps mostly; it has been a fun and worthwhile distraction. I do know that the last several months since i left for my sejour to Canada I’ve not been posting here nearly as much as I’d like, and that will change. Either way, i look forward to the three years ahead; i know that they will be interesting and rewarding in many ways!
It’s 5:00 in the morning and i’ve gotten far too little sleep this past night. Why am I up at this unholy hour? Because I’m finally on my way to my exchange semester in Montreal! Sleepiness aside it feels good to be sitting outside gate 18H at Gothenburg Landvetter airport waiting for the Lufthansa flight that will first take me to Munich, and after a couple of hours sightseeing there onwards to Canada. So much preparation (mostly mental in all honesty) has gone into this the past few weeks so I’m now just happy to get going.
This trip is for me something new, since even though I love to travel I’ve never been out of Sweden for as long as I will be now…I’ll be home again just in time for Christmas (on the very eve itself infact!). I’m very excited about the new adventures and challenges that the rest of this year holds!
Yesterday i visited the International office at school to pick up my letter of admission from HEC Montreal, where i’ll be spending the fall semester later this year. Feels great that things are starting to fall in line! Now i just need to buy airline tickets, sort out accommodation, and a bunch of other stuff.
So at long last the time has come start preparing for the exchange semester this coming fall! I’ve spent a good amount of time until very recently on researching and ranking schools and courses, but finally the application process has come and gone and i can now say that i’ll be going to HEC Montreal in Canada (duh) in the fall! Yay! Signed the papers and everything today 🙂
I ranked three U.S Universities higher than HEC, but turns out at two of them won’t accept any incoming exchange students from our school next semester, and the last one…well, someone else apparently had a tad higher grades than me (just a tad! 😉 and got the spot instead.
Anyways; i’m very happy about going to HEC and also to experience Montreal and Canada, as i’ve previously never been there before. To this point i’ve certainly only heard good things about the country, and the school.
Now it’s time to start refining my very limited knowledge in French, since Quebec where Montréal is located is a French Canadian province. Thankfully the courses i plan to take are all taught in English though, anything else would probably have been problematic at this point 😉
In short: This has been a great day, and the onset of spring like days here in the south of Sweden right now makes any piece of good news even better!
I happened to stumble upon this worthwhile article over at Forbes. Whether you’re in a position of asserting yourself in the business world or applying for your 5th position, it’s pretty spot on and reassuring 🙂