Carlson from Tanzania
What is the best thing about your programme?
“There are so many layers to uncover when describing the uniqueness of this Master’s programme. The international diversity of both staff members and students stands out. You learn to look at things from a global perspective, which is a vital element for me. The programme is well tailored and highly competitive and gives students the professional basis to develop ideas and thoughts for their independent research work.”
Why did you choose the specialisation Retail?
“I am an entrepreneur by nature, but I needed a professional touch to add to what I already have. Lund University has the best way of sharpening minds with its theoretical approaches and learning process, which is why I am here.”
What do you think of the teaching style within the programme?
“It is challenging in a good way and gives you special opportunities to engage with the subject from different angles that make you understand it inside out. You will hence be rendered with an undisputed knowledge that you cannot easily forget.”
What do you plan to do after your studies?
“I have two wild dreams, the first one of which is to open my own international service consultation firm focusing on the African marketing setting. I want to help spread the knowledge I acquired at Lund University, which brings us to my second dream of opening retail gold store chains across the globe.”
What do you do in your spare time?
“I usually like to meet with other Master’s students for evening walks, board games and movie nights. On the weekend I have time to write new songs, sing and dance. I plan to start working part-time later on.”
What is it like to live in Sweden and what have you learnt from it so far?
“Sweden is a beautiful country with plenty of opportunities. You need to be bold and daring to fit into the society. Avoid isolating yourself; rather go where Swedes go and do what Swedes do. Then you will be able to speak Swedish, have Swedish friends and do the things you truly like to do and not feel alone.”
Do you have any advice for students considering to study at Lund University or Campus Helsingborg?
“Studying in Lund is a life-changing experience, so make sure it does not take you by surprise. Being here helps you put together your plans for your future career, so tackle the opportunity with excitement. Be open to making new professional connections and have fun while studying. Campus Helsingborg is filled with lots of wonderful people from across the globe with whom one can do lots of different social activities. Welcome to Lund University, where academia meets normal life!”