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Happy Holidays & Some Other Stuff

A very late merry Christmas to everyone! I hope you have enjoyed your holidays with family or friends and if you are as lucky as me, you are still on a break (more or less).

The last weeks before Christmas had been super busy for me. We’ve finished up the Cemus course, which came with many hand-ins, assignments and studying for the exam, of course. In this course we had a collective exam, where the whole group needed to work together to collectively pass (or fail) the test. It was a great experience: fun but very stressful at the same time. I must really say that “The Global Economy” was one of the best classes I have ever had and I can only recommend all Economics students to take a course like that. It felt like stepping out of a bubble (for once) and putting your subject into perspective with other disciplines. It surely didn’t train my Math skills, but I got a lot of ideas and inspiration from it. Hopefully I can manage to use this motivation for my upcoming master thesis and job search.

Apart from that, I have been (and I still am) taking the course “Economic Growth and Sustainable Development” at SLU, where we have the exam in January. After that the “only” thing I have left is my thesis, so I am planning on giving a little feedback on the program courses soon.

Hopefully I will have the time to post regularly again once I get back to Uppsala. For now I want to wish you a happy new year 2017. Take care everyone and remember that the deadline for applying to the master programs in Sweden is the 16 January (for the autumn semester!). Find more information here.

Vi ses nästa år!

Franzi 🙂

Pareto Gasque

I must first of all say sorry for the little break. Since the last weeks were really busy for me, I didn’t find the time to blog. Hopefully I’ll manage to make it up to you with many high quality posts during the next weeks.

This Thursday it was time once again for a gasque: a very traditional combination of a more or less formal dinner and a (definitely much less formal) party. And this one was a very special one, if you ask me. It was Pareto’s second gasque for this year – and also its second gasque ever.

Pareto is the student organization of the economics master students at Uppsala University. They arrange study visits, case competitions, course evaluations and are the students’ connection to the department.

Even though Pareto is established at Uppsala University, they have always been very welcoming towards us SLU students as well. Until very recently I was part of the board and mainly involved in planning social events and the welcome activities for this year’s new students. While I left the board to make room for the “new generation”, I am still a member of Pareto and I love to visit their events. So naturally I attended their gasque at Gästrike-Hälsinge Nation on Thursday. The topic was masquerade, so people looked absolutely spectacular. It was so much fun to see how people interpreted the topic.

A polaroid from the pre-party: Can’t decide which mask or girl I love most!

I am sure the Pareto gasques will become a great and long tradition, as you meet so many friends and familiar faces at these events. To me the economics students often feel like a big family, so I really, really enjoyed that night full of fun speeches, singing, dancing, eating & drinking and even some stand-up comedy.

Except for the fact that the toilets are renovated at the moment, GH was a pretty good choice as a location. The food was very good and the rooms looked great. Of course that was mainly thanks to Anna and Unn, who proved exceptional party planning skills in this event.

Another person who should be applauded was Alex, who did a really great job with the music. The dancefloor was constantly packed until they kicked us out! 🙂

Everyone who doesn’t know about Pareto yet should check out their homepage and facebook site, where we’ll hopefully find some pictures of the gasque soon.

Have a great start into the week!


Even John Maynard Keynes attended the event