I’m Veikka Partanen and I started studies in Mikkeli in 2018. I’ve been moving a lot around Finland with my family and own much of my social character to that constant changing of cities and schools. My whole family is Finnish, so the only international influence I have gotten came from my high school Turun Normaalikoulu IB -program.
I’ve always been really interested in visual things, and I used to draw a lot in my younger years. Since then, I have switched the pen to a camera, and I do it for a living. I’ve been working as a part-time entrepreneur for around 4 years now, managing my own photo and videography business.
How and why did you end up choosing our BScBA program?
The high school IB program taught me to use English on a daily basis and I really liked the idea of being bi-lingual. During an economics class on my second year, two BScBA students gave a promotional presentation at my school and I knew then and there that I wanted to go to Mikkeli. It was such a strong calling, that I didn’t even apply to anywhere else!
What has your study experience been like so far? What have you enjoyed the most?
I have enjoyed it more than I could have ever imagined. I love the city, the nature and the people. The campus is in a great location and our small community is tightly knit around our student culture.
The thing I have enjoyed the most, is taking part in student events all around Finland with my friends, meeting a bunch of new people and getting new experiences. Naturally that’s on hold as of right now, but maybe someday in the future we get to experience that again! The ultimate highlight of my studies has been my role as the communications coordinator of our beloved student board Probba ry.