Today, I’ve finished all the school stuff including my bachelor thesis and presentation. I’m genuinely glad that I could complete this five year of studying at my university where I wasn’t willing to get into.
Through the past few years, I’ve participated in many projects, academic research, and school activities to just gain some experience and utilize them somehow for my future career. However, I’m now at the point of where I have no idea where I’m going after graduating from this school. This is because I chose to continue studying my major, which is marketing, as a master’s degree in Europe. Here’s the problem comes in. Due to the different education system between Japan and Europe, there’s blank time of not knowing if I’m going to go Europe or staying in Japan.
It’s been scary. What if I wouldn’t be accepted by the school and just miss opportunities to get a job? Without being certain about your future is scary and stresses me out. Especially, considering that other students are getting ready for their new life working for companies, I can’t be sure about my decision.
I know I always wanted to have some kind of guarantee to make sure that I was not making a mistake in my life. However, I try not to think about the worst-case scenario too much. Worrying not helps me anyway.
I’ve got accepted from Global Entrepreneurship Summer School 2017, which is organized by the Social Entrepreneurship Akademie in cooperation with four major universities in Munich. There’ll be 105 students selected throughout the world and the challenge of this year is the food crisis.
I’m so glad to be back in Europe this year although after participating the program I might be going to bankrupt because of the expenses I have to spend. However, this summer school will provide accommodation, food, and transportation fees in Munich. All I need to prepare is the travel budget! One way flight costs around 600euro at cheapest and I’m thinking to visit Copenhagen first to see one business school there before coming down to Munich.
That school where I’m planning to apply for a master degree next year is Copenhagen Business School. I can’t describe how nervous I am when imagining the worse case scenario in which I would be declined to enter the school. This time will be the best opportunity for me as a non-EU student to get to know the school life there.
Hopefully, I’ll see some of my friends in Europe during my stay! This gets me so excited about going back there and there’s nothing more I could ask for since I came back to Japan. I strongly hope to get a job and live in Europe where people choose to live their own life for the sake of themselves rather than live for their work, unlike my country.
I hope this short visit will be the next step to get closer to my future plans!