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“Having the Right People Around is Key to Success as Early Career Scientist”

“Having the Right People Around is Key to Success as Early Career Scientist”
Grigory Zhirnov earned his master’s from ICEF in 2020 and is currently pursuing PhD studies. Grigory combines his research at HSE Laboratory for Macro-Structural Modeling of the Russian Economy with the job as chief economist at VTB Capital Asset Management. In this interview, Grigory talks about creating a match between job and academic studies, why early career scientists find HSE a great place to be, and what scientific explorations are maintained in banks.

Python, Chinese, Time-Management: ICEF's electives you can choose

Python, Chinese, Time-Management: ICEF's electives you can choose
Alongside with the core curriculum, ICEF offers a wide array of electives allowing students to learn programming, data management and much more. Here’s Natalia Arkhipova, BSc Programme Coordinator, about the courses available at ICEF as electives, language learning opportunities, and currently most popular student choice.

Yandex, Alfa Bank, DOM.RF: Connecting Students and Companies in Solving Cases

Yandex, Alfa Bank, DOM.RF: Connecting Students and Companies in Solving Cases
With many companies, February is the starting month of the recruiting season and the time for the prospective candidates to meet employers and show talent at career events. Vera Potekhina is in her third year of bachelor's degree at ICEF and has joined several case competitions and projects over the past month. Here’s Vera’s experience of solving companies’ real-life challenges and how connecting with employers can prompt the right career choice.

ICEF Students Replicate Success in Econometrics Universiade

ICEF Students Replicate Success in Econometrics Universiade
The Econometrics Universiade 2023 has summed up the results of its first stage. Among those who have successfully completed it are many ICEF students, as usual. Twenty-six of them are 3- and 4-year undergraduates and have scored more than half of the points required to proceed to final stage, the latter scheduled for April 8 and will, for the first time since 2019, be held in-person. Since this year, Econometrics Universiade classifies as competition on the Lomonosov list.

What Else To Learn At ICEF Apart From Economics and Finance. Part 1

What Else To Learn At ICEF Apart From Economics and Finance. Part 1
In addition to the core curriculum, ICEF offers a wide array of electives allowing students to learn programming, data management and much more. Students are welcome to join on-campus activities or contribute to project work. Here’s how ICEF students customize their learning process, upgrade their skills as researchers or project team members, and join student life by assuming, for example, roles as tutors.

HSE Students Met with HOFF Hypermarket Chain Founder

Alexander Zayonts
Alexander Zayonts, Founder, President and CEO at Hoff hypermarket chain, delivered his talk, entitled “Promoting Business Under Restrictions”, as part of a series of sessions with leading Russian practicing economists and entrepreneurs. Alexander has a place on ICEF Endowment Fund Board of Trustees. Acting as the moderator was HSE University President Alexander Shokhin.

“ICEF Offers Simply Perfect Blend of Courses, Believe Me”

“ICEF Offers Simply Perfect Blend of Courses, Believe Me”
Alina Shchetnikova is in her first year of bachelor's degree and had been announced winner of the National Economics Olympiad among school students even twice. We asked Alina why she chose ICEF, what makes our learning environment special, and how to decide on a career track when you are a first-year student.

"The Prospects Are Good for ICEF Graduates in Russian Real Economy Sector"

Alexandra Nalobina
Alexandra Nalobina earned her bachelor's from ICEF in 2022. Currently a financial modeling and investment analysis specialist at Uralchem, Alexandra shares about the right approach to job search, the benefits of being employed in real economy sector, and what makes ICEF graduates perfect candidates for highly sought-after jobs.

"Previous Background is What Matters Least”: ICEF Open Day Welcomes Prospective Master’s Students

"Previous Background is What Matters Least”: ICEF Open Day Welcomes Prospective Master’s Students
At MSc Financial Economics Open Day, prospective applicants were able to learn more about how the programme sets itself apart from its counterparts, how to enroll, and what level of math and language training it expects from applicants. Invited to speak were also programme graduates. They spoke about things that help kick-start careers in banking and consulting.

”It Gives Me Great Pleasure Just To Be An ICEF Student"

Artur Isaev
Artur Isaev, who is in his first year of bachelor’s degree, was preparing for college in the USA, but chose to study in Russia and entered ICEF. In this interview, Artur shares about his chosen career path in Economics and Finance, how he found his best friend at ICEF, and why he keeps abreast of trends in architecture.