Study Experience at California State University

I wanted to write something personal to my blog as well, just to convince the readers that I’m actually not a robot, cranking out posts from the conveyor. Hence, I might as well write about my student experience in California State University of Fullerton, where I am finishing up my minor in International Marketing Management.

It has been a great journey. I have met a lot of nice people, and seen some must sees’ within the close range. Unlike my friends think, the exchange studies in here are not much of a holiday (compared to my previous experience in Spain in 2008-2009). Studying in here is a bit more guided, tied to schedules and attendance than it is in my home university, LUT. Studying in here requires a lot of time and effort.

But it has been worth it! The studies in here have been very intriguing and I have met so many nice people during my stay. It wasn’t like someone just asked me to come here and arranged everything, but it was a process that was in my mind for years and took six months of planning. I feel honored that I got the opportunity to study exactly what I wanted to, and so my minor consists of Strategic Internet Marketing, Marketing Information Technology, Retail Business Strategies and Consumer Behavior. I couldn’t have asked for better collection.

IMG_7605Our team presenting our eCommerce business idea at the Strategic Internet Marketing class.

I’m excited about finishing up the studies, so that I can finally start traveling and experiencing things in here! I am also stoked about the internship opportunities there are in California and I’m looking forward to start mapping out the prospective employers in the area! Studies are not over yet though, as I’m still preparing for my last two consecutive exams tomorrow. While I’m writing this blog post, I have been in the library for 16 hours in a row, and it’s 5.30 AM. This describes pretty much the past couple of weeks I have had in here. So it’s time to go home take a couple hours of sleep and then back in business studies! Thank you CSUF!


About tonikarkkainen

I am Toni Karkkainen 28 years old marketing prospect from Finland. I am Soon to be graduated as a Master's of Science in Economics and Business Administration, from Lappeenranta University of Technology, Finland. I major in Strategy, Innovation and Sustainability and my two minors are of International Marketing Management and Strategic Management. I just finished my marketing minor in California State University in Fullerton, California and I am actively seeking for internship opportunities in the area. I am an innovation enthusiast and I have a natural curiosity in new trends and initiatives, especially when it comes to marketing and commerce in all of their respective channels. That is what I blog about is around these topics. I flag for open communication and sometimes I challenge to initiate discussion, thinking and exchange of ideas between people. I think a healthy self-critique is essential for the development of any individual or organization, including myself. I usually have lot of things to say, in good and in bad, but before this blog, I feel like I haven't had a proper forum to share and discuss about my thoughts. You are very welcome to comment and critique my posts, since they aren't necessarily "the absolute truths" about the topics, but rather my own opinions and thoughts on them. So be Brave! During my leisure time I go to gym, skate and surf, and I try to hang out with my friends always when I'm not busy with work and/or school. I am currently finishing up my studies in California State University where I have been studying for Strategic Internet Marketing, Retail Marketing Strategies, Marketing Information Technology and Consumer Behaviour. As mentioned, I'm in a search for a marketing internship, preferably in Los Angeles. Please see my LinkedIn and other social media platforms for my experience and contact information.
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