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Alumni – News

UoL International Students Celebrate Graduation

“At ICEF there’s enough room to be creative”

Andrei Kostylev graduated from the ICEF Master’s Programme in 2012, and is now a Senior Manager in the Strategic Direction department at the state corporation Rosatom. On Saturdays, Andrei leads a course in Business Negotiation and workshops on ‘The Foundations of Banking and Finance” for ICEF students. Andrei told us a little about his studies and career.

“I try to find time for everything – both work and play”

Ksenia Kushner graduated from the Master’s Programme at ICEF in 2015, and later that year joined the team at XENON Capital Partners, one of the leading financial investment consultancies.

“While your brain is working, you have to learn as many things as possible”

Vladimir Shmarov graduated from the Master’s Programme in Financial Economics in 2015 and went on to complete a summer internship at Barclays in London. He now works there full-time as an ESG quant. Vladimir tells us not only about his studies and work in the bank, but also about teaching, dancing and how useful sitcoms can be.

“I feel happy when I am moving forward”

Maria Logvinenko graduated from the ICEF BSc programme in 2006. For ten years, she worked in marketing, first at Nestle and then at The Coca-Cola Company, and she now works as a Line Manager in Services at Avito.

“I chose ICEF, because I knew that here I would have an unforgettable experience and learn a huge amount”

ICEF graduate Georgy Tseluiko continued his academic career with a MSc in Investment Management at Cranfield University. In this interview, part of our series that profiles recent graduates, he discusses his life goals, his studies at ICEF and Cranfield and how best to choose a Master’s programme.

“Oxford has a very solid reputation”

ICEF graduate Vazgen Badalyan (2014), now working in investment banking, describes what it was like to study on one of the best finance master’s programmes in Britain…

"Engage in research as early as possible"

Dmitry Storcheus graduated from ICEF in 2011 and continued his research at The Courant Institute in the USA. Now, he is a leading expert in machine learning, working in Google Research Group in New York. Dmitry explains why studying at ICEF was essential for his rapid academic success.

A good university teaches you how to be flexible, learn, and grow

Working abroad after the university is both a step forward in your career, as well as a valuable personal experience. ICEF HSE graduate Mikhail Savkin, who is currently the Director of Global Strategy at France’s Schneider Electric, tells Success Builder how easy it is for a consultant to lead a nomadic lifestyle, why HSE should become a subculture, and how to survive in the French corporate world without losing your own cultural identity.

Interview with Svetlana Bryzgalova, ICEF MSc Programme Graduate for HSE portal