I am Le Bei Sze from Malaysia. I am a Master’s degree student in International Business Management at Oulu Business School. I have two-and-a-half years of working experience in sales and marketing; I specialized in business-to-business marketing.
My reasons for coming to Oulu were a desire to leave my comfort zone a hope to be close to my spouse who was already in Oulu doing doctoral studies. I perceived that an opportunity to live in an overseas country would open my eyes to explore the world. The good reputation of the Finnish education system helped with my decision. I felt grateful to receive a study offer from the University of Oulu. Now that I am a student at the University of Oulu, I wish to utilize the opportunity to broaden my knowledge, gain experiences and build networks with international peers.
I would rate the education system and study environment at the University of Oulu excellent. The professors are patient, friendly, and willing to give advice. The study atmosphere and facilities are good. If I want to focus on studying without any distractions, there are plenty of places to choose from, and when I am looking for fun or want to hang out with friends, there are many activities and events.
What I have learned in the classes and workshops has allowed me to become more independent, autonomous and target-oriented as to my future career path. I enjoy my study experience in Oulu: studies, scientific and academic challenges, new local and international friends, gaining understanding of many cultures and joining parties. One of the best things is that there are many start-up events and everyone has a chance to become an entrepreneur even without a previous business background. My first start-up event was the Polar Bear Pitching 2017 event.
Oulu is a peaceful city and nature is everywhere to be seen and experienced. I have to admit having a hard time with the -30ºC winter temperatures but then again, I have had a true chance to explore the beautiful four seasons. What can I say - I love Oulu, and the people are awesome!
Last updated: 11.12.2017