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Matching the alumni: ICEF Mentoring Programme in action

Matching the alumni: ICEF Mentoring Programme in action
Along with Career Development Centre, ICEF operates a mentoring programme to prepare its students for the job market – a project started in 2016 by Maxim Bochkov, a graduate of ICEF Bachelor’s Programme and currently an Associate at Oliver Wyman. In this interview, Maxim unveils the secret to a good mentor-mentee match and explains how the matching process happens and why alumni find mentoring exciting.

‘Live and learn, or you will simply disappear from view!’

‘Live and learn, or you will simply disappear from view!’
A 2002 ICEF Bachelor’s alumnus Vasily Storozhuk has also graduated from the London Business School, Northwestern University and Wharton Business School, as well as defended his thesis at MSU. He is now the CFO at UGMK Holding, and also Chairman of the Board of Directors of “Koltso Urala” Bank. In the following interview, he recounts why it is important to regularly update one’s knowledge, how to put one’s experience to good use career-wise and why it is important to have a forward-looking perspective.

Vaccine as a profession: ICEF graduate about his career at Sanofi Pasteur

Vaccine as a profession: ICEF graduate about his career at Sanofi Pasteur
Nikolay Kuzin earned his bachelor's from ICEF in 2011 and is currently a brand manager for new products (Eastern Europe) at Sanofi Pasteur (France). Sanofi Pasteur has a proven track record in producing vaccines. In this interview, Nikolay shares how his financial background helps him in his role as a manager, how French master’s programmes differ from their counterparts in other countries, how long it takes to develop a vaccine, and why Europeans trust medical developments in their countries.

ICEF, Oxford, Yale: ICEF graduate speaks about his education in 3 universities

ICEF, Oxford, Yale: ICEF graduate speaks about his education in 3 universities
Dmitry Aksakov completed the ICEF BSc programme in 2008, then entered MSc programme at the University of Oxford and, after having worked at Deutsche Bank, studied for an MBA at Yale University. Now he is Vice-president at the VEB Development Corporation

'Your interest in the topic is a key contributor to successful thesis defense'

'Your interest in the topic is a key contributor to successful thesis defense'
As last year, master's thesis defenses have been moved online at ICEF. Defending their papers were thirty-six majors in Financial Economics. The thesis by Varvara Ushakova, titled The Impact of Economic Incentives on Dishonesty, earned special mention of the board as unique among its kind in HSE’s history of thesis defenses. We asked the graduates how they chose their topics, what they learned from their research supervisors at ICEF, and where they see themselves applying their knowledge.

ICEF Evening School for High School Students: Learning from the best to be the best

ICEF Evening School for High School Students: Learning from the best to be the best
For six years now, International Evening School (IES) has been operating at ICEF HSE. The programme is completely free of charge and offers high school students (grades 9-11) a course in Economics which is designed to prepare them for university. Here is how IES works and how to enroll.

‘Fundamental education is not a goal in itself, but a way of getting life skills’

‘Fundamental education is not a goal in itself, but a way of getting life skills’
Asan Kurmanguzhin graduated from the ICEF BSc programme in 2008, then enrolled on the MSc programme at the London School of Economics. After having worked in McKinsey he also received an MBA from Harvard. He is now a CEO at SberMarket, a part of Sberbank’s ecosystem. SberMarket is a successful online grocery delivery service, which was recently launched all around Russia. In the interview Asan spoke about career building in the technological sphere, e-commerce and the main difficulties of studying on the MBA.

2021 Summer Workshop Series in Finance

The International Laboratory of Financial Economics has resumed the Summer Workshop series in Finance.

'Access to double-degree track has played a big role in my career'

'Access to double-degree track has played a big role in my career'
A member of ICEF class of 2006, Anatoly Braverman has achieved a significant track record in petroleum transactions and has witnessed the Russian economy receive increased investment as one of the first members of RDIF team since 2011. How does the Russian economy benefit from international degree programmes? How does investing in antiviral drugs work and how has it been used by RDIF to develop Sputnik 5 vaccine? Anatoly Braverman answers these and many other questions in his interview with Success Builder.

“I am looking forward to lecturing live”

“I am looking forward to lecturing live”
Peio Zuazo-Garin, ICEF assistant professor and a PhD graduate from the University of the Basque Country, joined HSE at a time when all the usual formats of research and teaching were disrupted by the pandemic. In an interview he told how to adapt to a new place of work online, what are the pros and cons of academic prestige, why he loves Moscow and why he recalls bullfighting during the discussions with ICEF students.