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Roman Yanalov graduated from ITMO University’s Master’s program in Design of Embedded Computing Systems in 2014. Since then, he has worked in game development and at a company developing assistance systems for drivers – all of which led him to join a team working on the creation of self-driving cars at Yandex. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Roman to learn more about his current work, university studies and the opportunities offered by the Master’s program.
ITMO University’s admission campaign 2020 is fully online. Moreover, all students will be able to choose between offline and online studies in the first semester. The pandemic won’t prevent us from beginning the new semester on time. ITMO University also offers a whole range of scholarships and contests that will allow the students not only to study and do research, but also to make money. More about these and other opportunities – in this ITMO.NEWS article.
Stepan Rakitin graduated from ITMO’s Master’s program in Big Data and Machine Learning in 2018, and then spent two years working as a Java developer at the largest European startup in fintech. These days, he lives in Berlin and holds a job at an American platform for data science. ITMO.NEWS got in touch with Stepan to ask him about making a career in IT, the unique features of studying at ITMO and the reasons for choosing a startup instead of a major corporation.
Who are testers? Which qualities and knowledge should they possess? What is their role in software development? Denis Polev, a QA manager at VEEAM, answered these questions and proved that testers not only look for bugs but, above all, use their logical thinking to foresee many scenarios. The webinar was organized by ITMO University’s Career Center.
Ever since his school years, Dmitry Vavulin wanted to become a physicist. He graduated from ITMO University’s School of Photonics, defended his PhD thesis. But after his PhD studies, he decided to transition from physics to IT and focus on applied work. In this interview with ITMO.NEWS, Dmitry talks about his physics research, academic competitions, student years, and working at Yandex.
Profimap is an online service for career guidance in the field of IT. Among its features are tests, analysis of soft skills, recommendations on specializations and educational institutions, as well as career advice. The service was created by ITMO University students Dmitry Pokidov and Veronika Petrukhina. Now there are six people on their team, including Nail Khabibulin, also an ITMO University graduate. Read on to learn about the idea behind Profimap and how it works.
On April 6-10, 2020 ITMO University’s Career Center hosted the ITMO.DigitalCareerWeek’20 online event. Over the course of the week, the organizers hosted six webinars and two Q&A sessions with 14 companies and raffled off several personal career consultations by top-tier professionals. Read on to learn more about how the new online format changed the event.
Starting from March 20, ITMO is holding a competitive selection of candidates for academic positions at the university. ITMO.NEWS spoke to Irina Panina, head of Educational Programs Implementation Office at the Department of Academic Affairs, to find out how to participate in the competition.
According to Rosstat, chemical biotechnology is among the disciplines in which 72 to 96% of students build careers in fields relevant to their major. It’s no accident that this discipline is in demand. According to the UN’s annual report, around 820 million people globally don’t have access to a sufficient amount of food supply. And the number keeps growing year after year. At the same time, there’s an increase in the number of people suffering from excessive weight and obesity. That led food manufacturers all over the world to start considering ways to produce more food of better quality while also cutting down on production costs. Trained professionals were needed in this field – and that was when the biotechnologist profession came into being. Now, you can become one by studying at ITMO. Over 50% of employers in the field of food manufacturing in Russia are ready to offer new staff members a starting salary of 50,000 rubles. Learn more about biotechnologists and their positions in this ITMO.NEWS article.
We live in the age of total digitalization. More and more people work in the digital field. Every day new professions appear, and familiar specializations are changing and transforming at the speed of light. In order to keep up, everyone should study constantly, follow the trends, and gain new skills. Maksim Popov, a representative of the LeaderCup project, has given an open lecture on choosing a profession in the digital field, and we have summarized it for you.