Alumni Spotlight #24 Natasha Wrang

 

skaermbillede-2016-10-05-kl-10-29-42Natasha from Sweden and Taiwan, who describes herself as a “menstrual health enthusiast”, is right now working on her Master’s thesis while trying to plan her next adventure.  Natasha finished her bachelor in 2012, making her a part of the very first BIDS-class to graduate. She agreed on sharing some of her experiences with the programme, which might inspire other students to be adventurous; “You can do so much by just contacting interesting organisations”.

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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 #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 #7 Camilo Tellez

 

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Camilo is a BIDS graduate from 2013. He did not take it slow as he continued directly to a master in Welfare Policies and Management in Lund. It was especially his interests in politics and cinema that led him to BIDS but he also see his background as an important factor, as he says that “growing up in Colombia made poverty both a visible and invisible phenomenon, which was later reshaped by my exposure to different Social models in both Sweden and France” where he studied French Culture and French Literature at the Sorbonne. Continue reading

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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BIDS Alumni Spotlight #1 Rebecca Sjöstrand

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Rebecca Sjöstrand graduated from BIDS in 2014 with a major in Sociology with a thesis based on her MFS in Nicaragua where she studied how motherhood seasonal migration affect each other. She says, “my best advice for field studies is to be as prepared as possible before you leave… be aware of your own position, try your very best to create equal meetings and listen to the stories that you are privileged to hear.”

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