My name is Rainer Kravets, 2nd year student in the International Business Program and I am from Estonia. Before coming to Aalto, I studied in an economics class in Tallinn Secondary School of Science. I think that my first international academic experience was in 10th grade when I participated in the finals of Junior Peak Time economics competition in Stockholm School of Economics in Riga. In the summer after graduating from high school and before starting studying in Mikkeli I had a chance to do an internship in LHV bank’s brokerage department. All these experiences encouraged me to study business.
How and why did you end up choosing our BScBA Program?
I decided to study abroad pretty much in the last minute, but I knew already before that I wanted to study business. What caught my eye was the fast-paced curriculum and the mandatory exchange semester that added even more international aspects to this program. Before making the final decision, I visited Mikkeli and I really liked the small city, especially its forests and running paths.
What has your study experience been like so far?
I have enjoyed my time in Mikkeli a lot. I believe that one of the most valuable aspects about this program is the diversity among professors. Every three weeks we get new perspectives from different parts of the world. Even with the online studies I have not felt that I have gained less knowledge. This shows that our professors do exceptionally good job.