These past fews weeks I have been a very busy woman due to the final preparations and hosting of International Business Student Week 2016!!!
I know I have written a post on the application process before, but I wanted to share all of the details about this week with all of you and strongly encourage you to apply next year and take part in this amazing week filled with both business and fun!
This year we had 18 international students come to stay with us from mostly Croatia (Zagreb) and Russia (Moscow). We decided to host the international students in our apartments this year instead of putting them in a hostel. We were a little worried about finding people who could accommodate, but it worked out really well and all of the students enjoyed it because it allowed us all to really build a connection and show them Sweden a little bit better.
It was perfect timing this week since Stockholm Business School was also hosting international professors from our partner universities this week who held lectures and workshops all week on a variety of interesting topics. We had the opportunity to attend quite a few of these lectures and it was great to learn about Managerial Challenges of the 21st Century, Modern Marketing, Consumer Behavior, The Role of Culture in the Business Environment, and much more!
We visited three companies as well and had the privilege of exploring and getting to know Arla, Nordea, and Universum Global. These were really great companies to work with and it was great for everyone to see companies working with different things so they could get a feel of what kind of company and they would like to work with and within what field.
Now we did not just have all business this week, we also had a bunch of fun activities! On the first day we had a welcoming BBQ which we could not have had better weather for. It was amazing to chill by the water right by the business campus and enjoy ourselves with some good food and icebreaker activities. The second day we took an evening city tour of Stockholm and everyone got to know Stockholm on a better level. For Wednesday we got to explore in our free time and then attended music industry lectures hosted by another project in the International Committee (join and become a part of a super fun committee!). It was very interesting to get some insight into the business side of music. The formal dinner/sittning was held on Wednesday night as well, which I had planned. I found it so rewarding to see it turn out so well and everyone really enjoyed themselves and got to eat some delicious food. On Thursday we went to Skansen and got to see some Scandinavian animals and enjoy the sun a little more, before heading out that evening to Stureplan to do some clubbing! Finally, on Friday we took a boat trip out to Vaxholm in the archipelago and continued to enjoy the sun and had a nice dinner with each other.
It was been a very successful week and I am so sad to see that it is over. I have made some amazing friends this week and I can not wait to come visit Croatia and Russia! I strongly encourage you to take a part in the event next year! Whether it is planning, being a buddy, or coming as an international student you are sure to have a great time!
If you have any question do not hesitate to ask and I hope to see you participating next year!