Alumni Spotlight #20 Milja Norberg

Read about Milja Norberg who graduated in 2014 with a major in Economic History. The flexibility of the Economic History Department allowed her to spend a year in Lebanon in the middle of the early refugee crises. Among other interesting points, Milja writes that in the field of development, “it is easy to be critical, but not as easy to come up with better alternatives”.

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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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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 #14 Hanna Norelius

HHanna_Noreliusanna Norelius, a BIDS graduate from the class of 2014 with a major in Political Science, has put her experience from BIDS to use in internships in Malawi and Kenya. Only there she has found her passion for health-related issues, which she now pursues at Copenhagen University with a master programme in Global Health. “Have an open mind and take the opportunities you get”, is her advice to future graduates.

 

 

 

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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 #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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