My name is Elli Kirsikka Jauhiainen and I am a second-year student studying in the Mikkeli program.
I went to high school in Kuopio, a few hours north from here. I have actually never studied in English before, which is why this program has been super great for me! I have always liked a fast-paced life, so I have worked during summers and also alongside high school. After I graduated, I had a small breather and focused only on work. I would consider my interest to be gym, nature and design.
How and why did you end up choosing our BScBA Program?
I really wanted to study in English, and that was the biggest reason I chose this program. I got the idea to study here from an alumna of our high school who came to tell us about this program in Mikkeli.
What has your study experience been like so far?
My study experience here has been overall amazing. The intense studying fits me perfectly, and I enjoy the three-week modules. I decided to study business years ago, so the courses are very interesting in my opinion.
What skills have you learned during your studies in Mikkeli that you find valuable?
I have learned several skills here, but the skill I value the most is how to work in a multicultural environment. In a multicultural environment, it is important to give space for others’ opinions and ways of working, as well as listen to their point of views without trying to stick to what you think is right.