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 #26 Olle Hammar

 

ollehammarRead about Olle Hammar, who graduated in 2012 with a major in Political Science.  Before enrolling in the BIDS programme, Olle studied at the Business and Economics Department – He shares how this has given him broader knowledge in terms of research, as he is now doing his PhD concerning development economics and global inequality.

 

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Alumni Spotlight #23 Klara Lindvall

klaralindvallRead about Klara Lindvall, who did an interesting Minor Field Study in Turkey, studying local Turkish migration management in relation to the EU external border and migration regime. Klara recommends everyone who considers it to dare go on an MFS as it challenged her and she gained a lot from it. Moreover, she expresses how important it is to try different things and not settle straight away.

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Alumni Spotlight #16 Adriana Pereira

 

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“As a BIDS student, you go to any dinner conversation – you have something to say.”
Growing up in Denmark made Adriana want to study in an international environment, which led her to study the BIDS program. In 2014, she finished with a major in Political Science.

I met up with Adriana in a café in Copenhagen to discuss her experience during and after BIDS and to reflect on how we can make a change.

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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 #10 Eva Theil

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After double-majoring in political science and economic history, managing two internships during BIDS, and studying one year on a master-level, Eva Theil found her way of making a difference in the world to be teaching. Eva is now enrolled to become a primary school teacher, but has still development-related issues close to her heart. In her interview Eva reveals many inspiring tips for current BIDS-students.
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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 #6 David Morrow

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David Morrow graduated from BIDS in 2014 with a major in Political Science with a thesis focusing on Sex Trafficking. His advice for fellow BIDSters, “try to enjoy your time… [and] find this balance of your ideals and your dreams and think about how you can practically do or make something with this (based on your own abilities strengths etc.).”

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