My RSM experience - Anneli Nylund

My RSM experience - Anneli Nylund

 

“Graduates have many opportunities to work all over the world. My goal is to find a nice job in an international company somewhere in continental Europe.”

 

Name: Anneli Nylund
Age: 24
Programme: MSc International Management/CEMS
Home city and country: Vaasa, Finland
Previous studies: BSc in Economics at Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, and studies in mass communication at University of Helsinki


Why did you decide to do this MSc programme at RSM?
“I wanted to study abroad and considered many different options. I chose this programme because of its reputation, content and career opportunities. I thought it would be a good fit for me and I also very much liked the concept of CEMS, with its networking opportunities and corporate partners.”

What are the biggest differences between your master and bachelor studies?
“The workload is higher and you have to prepare a lot for each class. There is more team work and the classes are mandatory to attend. It’s also harder to get good grades even if you work a lot.”

What is the most impressive thing in the programme so far?
“My fellow students are very nice and bright people. Everybody gets along very well even though we have different backgrounds. They are friendly, open people as well as ambitious and hard-working students. We have many different nationalities in the group, and most people have studied or worked outside their home country.” 

What is a normal day like at RSM?
“I usually have classes three days a week. Sessions start at 9:00 at the earliest and usually last three hours. Quite often we have group meetings and I also spend a lot of time in the library. Luckily there is also time for social events and meeting fellow students.”

What is life in Rotterdam like?
“Life is what you make it, there are many ways to spend your time here. Thanks to the large cultural diversity in Rotterdam, you can find all kinds of people, activities and food from all over the world.”

What do you like best about living in the Netherlands?
“The distances are shorter, the price level is lower and the weather is warmer than in Finland.”

What advice do you have for future MSc students?
“Prepare sufficiently for each class, otherwise you’re going to have a hard time.”

After the MSc programme, what does the future hold?
“Graduates have many opportunities to work all over the world. My goal is to find a nice job in an international company somewhere in continental Europe.”