And we’re off to a good start!

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!

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Onwards! 🙂 It feels great to have kicked the first master semester off like this, i have to say.

Three years on WordPress!

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 jusjohnson-celebration-of-learning-Thinkstockt 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!

Thank you Montreal

When I first met you we were in the heat of summer, a summer that I eventually came to realize never really seemed to want to end. I still remember our first encounter when I sat in the 747 airport bus, the window open and the warm evening air blowing in my face while I first laid my eyes on your urban cityscape. I immediately felt good about being where I was, gong where I was going. I knew that I was going on a new adventure, but I did not know what it would eventually mean to me, or how it would make me feel when I am sitting here right now, about to leave all that you have given me behind and start a new chapter of my life.

I’m so very happy for everything that you gave me, all the places I got the chance to see, all the experiences that i was given and above all; all the amazing people that I’ve gotten to know. I will never forget the moments we’ve shared. All the fun, craziness and laughs will bring me joy for a long long time to come.

 

This has been the greatest experience of my life so far and I love all of you who shared it with me and made it what it was.

 

We will meet again.

 

Au Revoir Montreal. Je t’aime trop.

And it’s official!

Yesterday i visited the International office at school to pick up my letter of admission from DSC_2719HEC 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.

It’s that time of the month: Exam time!

Our exam in Strategy is coming up this afternoon and that only means one thing for me; maximum exposure to my course material! 🙂

I don’t dare to say that i have good feelings about this one as i don’t want to jinx the bejesus out of my chances for a great grade, but i feel at some sort of ease. Here’s hoping for the right questions!

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Turns out i’ll be going to Montréal this fall!

VuedeMontrealSo 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!

Early Saturday morning..

The alarm on my phone woke me up about an hour ago, and here i am; cross eyed and still pretty sleepy. Some black coffee should take care of that i figured and brewed myself a few cups (or jugs rather, i really like my coffee). Now, why on earth would i drImageag myself out of the comforts of my bed early on a Saturday morning? A justified question indeed… The thing is that i decided that i have some work to do today and since i can’t do any of it later today and tonight due to other (indeed more fun) plans, the best option was to get up fairly early.

In other news the spring semester at Uni has started up well and is running at full steam as we speak. Yesterday the results from our last exam (Macroeconomics) came in and i’m pleased that i can put yet another course behind me now. Microeconomics is in the works right now and it’s going really well so far, it’s the most interesting course so far in my mind, partly since it contains some level of consideration for human behavior, even though the economic theories about man are very simplified. Anyone who who’s taken an introductory course in Microeconomics knows what i’m talking about.

In yet other news the world equity markets appear to have sucked up the heavy turmoil we saw earlier in the week, the past days we’ve seen closings in the green in most of the developed economies, although emerging markets still seem to be suffering from a capital run.

Over and out, have a great weekend anyone who might read this!