Summer graduation 2023
Augustinas: You develop much faster when you study abroad
Augustinas from Lithuania completes three years of studies at IBA with an impressive bachelor's degree. Now, he will spend the summer working at the Trendhim webshop, and in September, he hopes to pursue a master's degree in Aarhus.
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Business
The top-up Bachelor of Arts (Hons) International Business was developed by IBA in collaboration with Coventry University.
As part of the programme, students learn about strategy, e-commerce, human resources and marketing in an international context.
Augustinas Petrovskis from Lithuania feels that he has undergone tremendous personal development by studying for three years at IBA. Additionally, he has gained a lot of academic knowledge during his time there.
- I have always known that I wanted to study in another country. My parents also encouraged me to do so because the opportunities in Lithuania are not as good as the ones I can find abroad," says Augustinas Petrovskis and continues, "In my home country, Lithuania, it was said that Denmark had the highest level of education and that it was challenging to get admitted. But I managed to succeed."
So, when Augustinas turned 19, he moved to Denmark to pursue a professional academy education in Marketing Management. Afterward, he continued with a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business.
The latter program was a self-funded one, as he did not receive financial aid (SU). Nevertheless, he performed exceptionally well in his studies, receiving commendations during the graduation ceremony for achieving extraordinary high grades.
Augustinas har fået job hos webshoppen Trendhim i Horsens, som sælger accessories til mænd. Her skal han arbejde hele sommeren.
During his education, Augustinas got a job at the webshop Trendhim, which sells accessories for men, including items like jewelry, sunglasses, and bags. The company's headquarters are located in Horsens.
He will continue working there over the summer while waiting for a response from Aarhus University, where he has applied for a master's degree. He is not done with his professional and personal development yet:
"When you travel to another country, as I have done, you just develop much faster than your peers back home. Suddenly having to handle everything on your own leads to significant personal growth," says Augustinas.
Therefore, he strongly recommends other young people to be open to new opportunities and study abroad in countries like Denmark.
Just after turning 19, as an only child, he left his parents and family in Lithuania and moved to Denmark to pursue his studies. However, he believes he is good at visiting his family back home. As for Augustinas Petrovskis, he doesn't have any plans to move back anytime soon.
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