Students’ curiosities sated during Master Day at JU

On 31 January and 1 February, Master Day was organized with fairs and seminars at Jönköping University’s (JU) four schools. The purpose of the day was to inform current students about the possibilities of continuing their studies at JU at one of the 26 Master programmes.

On site at the schools were study counsellors who could answer questions about eligibility. The International Office were also represented, and they answered questions about studying abroad, application questions and internships for international students.

Master Day and Career Day at the School of Health and Welfare

This year, the School of Health and Welfare combined the Master Day with their Career Day. There was full activity in the entrance with exhibitors and visiting students. During the Career Day, there were exhibitors from nearby municipalities, public activities, companies, and organizations. The day was organized by the school’s student association, Hälsosektionen.

During the day, visitors could also learn more about advanced level education at the School of Health and Welfare and the students could talk to the programme managers and representatives from the research school.

"JIBS Master's courses prepare you to become a problem solver"

It was crowded in the lobby during JIBS’ Master Day. In addition to the fair, there was a Speakers Corner where programme managers held their programme presentations. An appreciated feature was that alumni also gave their views on why you should study a master's.

“JIBS’ master's programmes prepare you to become a problem solver and change agent. I really benefited from that today,” says Raphael Lauren Ownsy, Global Management alumnus.

Amy Bricknell and Panna Bálint are studiying International Management and are considering supplementing their studies with a master's. Panna is interested in something in management, while Amy leans more towards finance or logistics.

“It feels important to supplement with a master's degree in order to narrow down and immerse myself in the areas I am passionate about. I enjoy myself very much at JIBS and the courses are of high quality, so I would love to stay here for a few more years,” says Amy.

Interest in JIBS master's programmes is great. The reasons for this are many, but according to Ryan Rumble, programme manager for International Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Global Management and Strategic Entrepreneurship, it is mainly one thing that makes JIBS unique.

“Master's courses are largely about an opportunity for personal development. You get close to both professors and the business community and build valuable contacts for the future. We see entrepreneurship as a mindset that can be used in any career. Our master's programmes simply give you a broader perspective and make you grow,” says Ryan.

"I can definitely imagine studying a master's at JTH"

Magdalena Nygren from Linköping and Albin Göthberg from Gothenburg, who studies construction technology at the School of Engineering (JTH), were two of the visitors at JTH’s Master Day. Magdalena Nygren is interested in construction and is studying the master's course Production Design at JTH.

“I enjoy both the school and Jönköping, so I can definitely imagine staying here for two more years to study a master's at JTH. It's a reasonably large school with good teachers and some jobs only open up once you've studied a master's,” she says.

Patrik Cannmo, Associate Dean of Education at JTH, believes that you should study a master's degree in order to deepen your knowledge and gain excellence in your field.

“You will be more sought after in your future profession and will have greater opportunities later in your working life. A master's degree also often earns you a higher salary than someone with only a bachelor's degree,” he says.

Caption: Magdalena Nygren, who studies construction technology at JTH, is also studying the Master's in Product Design at the school. In the photo, Magdalena with George Eapen Arikupuram, Nishank Devaiah and Adrian Brito.

Felicia and Cecilia are curious to study a master's at HLK

In the School of Education and Communication (HLK) entrance, coffee, sweets, wraps and lots of information were laid out for students interested in studying a master's programme at HLK.

Two of the students were Felicia Arvidsson and Cecilia Höglund, who are both in their final year of a bachelor's programme in Global Studies.

“I'm a little bit interested in Global Studies: Sustainable Societies and Social Change, it's a natural continuation of what we're studying today,” says Felicia.

Cecilia is on the same track, but she is also interested in Sustainable Communication. She believes that there are several reasons for studying a master's degree.

“If I'm going to study a master's degree, it's to gain in-depth knowledge, a little more practical knowledge and become more focused on a certain subject,” she says.