Making the most of the last piece of 2020

Time flies! Now we are approaching the year end. For a second-year master student who takes research seminar this semester, master thesis and Christmas holiday make up the last month of my 2020. Regarding the research seminar, participating in and coordinating with everything course related online is something new and of course challenging. However, 11.12 […]

Living in a country, where you don’t speak the language. At first!

Hey, it’s Barbora again. A second-year master’s student in International Strategy and Sustainability. This one’s for all of those who fear the Finnish language (I used to be one of you). Or those who feel the uncertainty of moving to a country, where you don’t speak the language. Or anyone who’s thinking of giving up […]

How to get the best of your traineeship?

Hi everyone, Hanh’s finally back with her blog after couple of months 🙂 Today I’d like to share with you guys a story about my summer traineeship at UPM and some fundamental lessons that I’ve picked up along the journey. Now, seat tight and tag along for the next couple of minutes, okay? Around 8 […]

Some practical aspects of student life in Finland

Hey there! In today’s post, I’d like to share some insights into everyday life and tell you about some opportunities to save money in Finland (which is always pleasant 😊). It is known that Finland is not a cheap country to live in – especially if you don’t have an income in euros. But the […]

First Impressions: Finland, HIT, and Adjusting During Covid-19 Times

There comes a time when structure becomes chaos, you have more questions than there are answers, and life asks for a bit more flexibility than you are used to. Covid-19 times have tested our ability to adapt but moving to a foreign country can also do the same! Picture it: a Texas girl, grew up […]

FINDING MY “SISU”: learning to persevere in the times of a pandemic.

Hello, dear readers! Jitesh here, again! In February, I wrote my first Nordic Brilliance blog post (link here). A lot has happened between then and now.  Covid decided to enter our world and change it in ways that we are yet to fully grasp. I just hope that you and everyone close to you has […]

Balancing study life

Studying for a Master’s degree can surely keep you busy indoors for long stretches at a time. Visiting the library and sitting in front of a computer doing research, have taken much of my time in the first few weeks of this semester. Particularly, during this difficult time of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are not […]

Discovering New Tricks to Stay Motivated

Hello there! Hope you are doing great and enjoying the last piece of summer. Today I am going to share some new tricks I just discovered to motivate myself, and hopefully this could provide you with some orientations😊Let’s get started! Every day has been basically the same since Teams meeting started to dominate our lives. […]

Summer courses at Hanken

Time flies, and here we are in a month from summer already, so it’s a good time to reflect on the departed vacation. As Reetuparna mentioned in her post on the internship in Helsinki, students indeed have various activities to choose from during the summertime. Since in my previous university summer courses weren’t a common […]

Summer Research Internship in Helsinki

Summer is the most beautiful season in Helsinki, especially since it is so short, and the weather is delightful. Everywhere you go, you see happy faces and positive vibes, and boy, a lot of style. The grey-black overcoat hues of the winter give way to colourful floral dresses and printed jeans when the sun finally […]