BIDS Alumni Spotlight Special: New Years Edition – BIDS’ Founding Fathers speak up

library1Did you just spend the holidays with your family, and have been tired explaining to them what is it you are (or have been) actually studying and more importantly, “what you will become?” Worry not, because now we are going to present to you the underlying foundation of our studies; in the words of the Founding Fathers of BIDS, Yahia Mahmoud, Tobias Axelsson, and Axel Fredholm.
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Alumni Spotlight #27 Jordan Perrault

skaermbillede-2016-12-06-kl-21-36-52In this Spotlight interview you can read about Jordan who graduated in 2012 with a major in Human Geography. Before and during his studies at Lund University Jordan has traveled and worked in the Middle East. Jordan shares his thoughts about the BIDS-Programme and how analytical skills and perspectives on global problems also can contribute to projects beyond the BIDS-programme.
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Spotlight Special II: Karin and Andreas report from the University of Ghana

AndreasochKarinThis week Andreas and Karin from the BIDS class of 2017 talk about their exchange semester at the University of Ghana in Accra. They write about the application process as free movers and how they connect the reality of Ghanaian development they witness every day to their class room teachings. So far, Karin and Andreas can “nothing but warmly recommend future students to go“.

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Alumni Spotlight #18 Astrid Fabrin

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Astrid Fabrin tells that after her graduation from BIDS in 2015, she was very confused about the endless options she could potentially pursue. She decided to travel for a while, and is now about to finish another bachelor degree in Social Anthropology. During BIDS, she majored in Human Geography and conducted minor field studies in Kenya.  Astrid encourages future graduates to “find some work that actually helps people!”

 

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Spotlight Special: Hannah and Yannick speak about their exchange experiences in Brazil and Hong Kong

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Hannah and I from the class of 2016 went on exchange to the far-away countries of Brazil and Hong Kong respectively and came away with most different experiences and lessons learnt. This interview reports the inspiring moments we had, challenges we faced and advice that future BIDSters going on exchange might find interesting both for the application process and the actual exchange. If you have any questions, feel free to post in the comment section.

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Alumni Spotlight #13 Anders Magnusson

Anders MagnussonGraduating in 2015, Anders Magnusson was looking back on an iridescent BIDS career. He majored in Human Geography and pursued MFS in Kenya, to now continue his studies at London School of Economics. Grown up in Stockholm, Anders always felt a “passion for travelling and exploring new places and cultures” and has connections to several countries outside Scandinavia. During BIDS he was engaged as both class and student representative and initiated various extra-academic activities. Anders encourages BIDSters to “[get] active, meet as many people as you can, try to develop your ideas into something real and don’t give up just because someone tells you that it’s not doable.”

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Alumni Spotlight #9 Sophia Djane

sphia.bidsSophia Djane is a BIDS Graduate of 2012 with a Political Science major. Sophia was born and raised in Lund, though she has also spent longer periods in Accra and London. Currently she works for IM (Individuell Människohjälp) in Lund, and is involved in a  local movement called Tillsammans för Lund (Together for Lund). If currents BIDSters have questions regarding exchange studies (in Africa), Sophia encourages them to contact her. 🙂

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Alumni Spotlight #3 Vera Karmebäck

VeraVera Karmebäck graduated from BIDS in 2013 and has since been living in Nairobi, Kenya. With a major Human Geography and a thesis focusing on the sustainability of the food chain her advice to her fellow BIDSters is simple, “Don’t panic about the perceived impossibility to find a job in our field- start somewhere, say yes to opportunities that open up for you and don’t underestimate the value of practical experience.”

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