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ICEF held the Anti-conference. You heard that right.

ICEF held the Anti-conference. You heard that right.
Once a year ICEF finds time to host reporters on all kinds of unscientific topics. The 2017 graduates (the year ICEF had its anniversary) meet at the New Year holiday gathering called “Unconference”, where they take the floor to talk on what is essential but outrageously unacademic.Who presented at Anticonference-2019? What was special about the programme? What did our graduates convey to us? We go ahead.

“I fell in love with London when I first went to the LSE Summer School”

“I fell in love with London when I first went to the LSE Summer School”
On December 5, a meeting of ICEF Alumni was held in London with the participation of ICEF.LSE project team members in a new LSE Centre Building. ICEF ex-students shared their personal stories.

ICEF graduates have been awarded degrees in the residence of the UK ambassador

ICEF graduates have been awarded degrees in the residence of the UK ambassador
The 13th of September witnessed ICEF’s 19th diploma award ceremony. Bachelor’s degrees were awarded to 187 graduates and master’s to 15. 47 bachelor’s graduates earned first class honours degrees from the University of London (UoL), representing around 30% of the total number. Inclusive of this year’s, ICEF graduates now total 2000. We have been to the historic house to witness the ceremony and talk to the graduates about what they think and, more importantly, how they feel about themselves before throwing their caps in the air on one of the most exciting days of their lives.

“ICEF helped me find friends for life and gave confidence to face challenges”

“ICEF helped me find friends for life and gave confidence to face challenges”
Travels, friends abroad, business meetings in different parts of the globe — this is how Stanislav Moscovtsev imagined his ideal day in his teenage years. To make his dream a reality, he did a master’s degree at ICEF, enrolled in Harvard Business School MBA program, received experience of working for a few large companies, and passed a job interview at McKinsey. In this interview, Stanislav tells his career story.

“No other faculty are as responsive as ICEF”

After Maria Titova completed her master’s studies at ICEF in 2015, she enrolled in a PhD programme at the University of California, San Diego. The current year of her studies has been marked by finalizing her major research paper that will help integrate Maria into the academia as a highly promising expert. In this interview, Maria talks about the dissimilarities between PhD training systems in the USA and Europe, why lecturing American students appears easy, and what Job Market Paper is worth on the job market.

“MBA causes one to learn new things on another cognitive level”

“MBA causes one to learn new things on another cognitive level”
After working for one of the Big Three consulting firms, 2016 MSc graduate of ICEF, Mark Zakhvatkin, did an MBA degree at INSEAD Business School in France. Currently a management consultant in the field of data science, Mark shares how to bond Mathematics and Economics together to form a perfect match, how to choose from the massive amount of MBA programmes, and why it is economic education that paves the way towards a successful career.

“ICEF’s principled commitment to training appeals to me”

Vahe Ovasapyan earned his master’s degree from ICEF in 2012. After years of service at Goldman Sachs, one of the world’s largest investment banks, Vahe is currently head of experimental projects at Yandex. In this interview, he shares why it is important to pay heed to small details and what qualities separate good leaders from bad ones.