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Your environment changes your perception of the opportunities you have

Your environment changes your perception of the opportunities you have
Polina Maltseva earned her BA from ICEF in 2008 and enrolled in the Master’s programme of the London School of Economics. In 2009-2012, worked as a consultant with McKinsey and earned an MBA from the Harvard Business School (USA). Began working in 2014 as Director of Operations for the Letovo International School, now a revolutionary example of Russian school education. Currently works for the Ascon Group’s Dobrograd (“Kindville”) project to create a cultural and educational urban environment.

“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.

ICEF relocation to campus at Pokrovsky Boulevard

ICEF relocation to campus at Pokrovsky Boulevard
This summer several HSE faculties are to change their locations. ICEF has returned to its former campus at 11 Pokrovsky Boulevard, which was completely re-built and refurbished.

“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.

“Lecturing teaches you how to present complex ideas clearly”

Meet Anastasia Parakhonyak, an ICEF MSc graduate (class of 2012) who earned, in 2018, her PhD degree from Toulouse School of Economics and is currently a lecturer at Durham University in the UK. In her interview, Anastasia shares her thoughts about the nature of the UK education system, how professors’ personal experience can help students progress career-wise, what advantages future economics can expect from doing a degree in Europe, and why an average ICEF student is considered bright in Europe.

“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.

“The main key to career success is apply yourself to the job”

Fedor Novozhilov, Head of Credit Risk Management at Sberbank CIB Risk Department, ICEF graduate and lecturer in master’s course Risk Management, about what makes his course special, how to become a risk officer, make your boss happy, excel at an interview and find your own bible.