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Startup by ITMO Alumni Attracts $900,000 in Investments
Forbes Russia reports: WeGoTrip, an audio tour service founded by ITMO alumni, attracted $900,000 in investments from Joint Journey foundation, Tripster app for travellers, and an anonymous founder of a unicorn startup from Silicon Valley.
Enrolling As an ITMO Star: A Wealth of Opportunities
Four years ago, ITMO University launched ITMO.STARS, a unique initiative that allows applicants to enroll at the university based on their personal accomplishments. Several dozens of gifted students entered the university as ITMO.STARS since – and this year the first cohort of them is graduating with their Bachelor’s degrees. In this special series, we present seven stories of these first graduates, who share how taking part in ITMO.STARS changed their lives, what projects they are implementing at the university, and what they are dreaming of next.
ITMO Graduate Asya Kaplan Shares Science Art Insights
Having graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in soil science from St. Petersburg State University, Asya Kaplan made a radical career change and joined ITMO’s Art & Science Master’s program. During her studies, she successfully organized several exhibitions and is now a curator at ITMO’s Art & Science Center. How does one create a science art exhibition and why is this artform gaining in popularity? Read on to find out.
ITMO Graduate Alexandra Zavorovskaya On Finding Her Path in UX Design and Teaching Through Practice
ITMO isn't just a place where you can learn, but also a place to share your knowledge with others. For instance, the DesArm student club for design enthusiasts hosts free workshops and other educational events. Recently, ITMO graduate and lead designer Alexandra Zavorovskaya has launched her own workshop at the club. In this interview, we talk about Alexandra’s path in the field of design, the essential qualities of amateur designers, and her experience of teaching design through practice.
ITMO Is About Endless Opportunities: The University Hosts Its Annual ITMO.LiVE Graduation Party
This year, as per tradition, the ITMO.LiVE graduation party took place at the Peter and Paul Fortress in the very heart of St. Petersburg. Graduating students were awarded state-recognized diplomas, forty of them receiving brand new ITMO Diplomas, too. Here is what happened at the event and what the recent graduates think about their time at ITMO.
Ask a Graduate: ITMO’s Mentorship Program and How It Works
Is there a way to complete an internship at a major firm – or even launch your own startup – all while getting your degree? How do you build your career? And which job interview life hacks are essential? At ITMO, students receive answers to these and other questions from mentors – successful graduates who hold high-profile positions at major companies in Russia and abroad. We spoke to Lyudmila Tsoy, a manager at the Creative and Corporate Projects Planning Center, about the mentor consultations available to ITMO students.
ITMO Ranked Among Top 3 in Graduate Salaries in IT Industry
The job-hunting platform SuperJob has published its research center’s annual ranking of Russian universities according to the size of salaries earned by young graduates in the IT industry. This year, ITMO was once again included among the top 3 – according to the data, the St. Petersburg-based university’s alumni earn an average of 200,000 rubles per month.
ITMO Graduate Daria Yakovleva on Building a Career in IT, Working at VK, and Launching NFT Startup
Daria Yakovleva got her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees from ITMO and is now a PhD student at the Information Technologies and Programming Faculty. Her career in IT began during her Master's studies with an internship in Silicon Valley and becoming a team lead at VK. Recently, Daria launched her own NFT startup that has already won the international hackathon by Algorand and was named best in its cohort at ITMO Accelerator. In this interview, we asked Daria about finding her purpose and why she left a corporate job behind to focus on her startup.
ITMO Alumnus Ilya Lazerson on Why Chefs Should Have Higher Education
Today, Ilya Lazerson is one of the most prominent chefs in St. Petersburg and Russia. He worked with owners of world-class restaurants in Europe, published numerous cookbooks, hosted more than one TV show, and joined the Eda (Food) TV channel. These days, Ilya is also a famous YouTube blogger with over a million subscribers. He became interested in cooking when he was fifteen years old and in the 90s, he graduated from the Leningrad Technological Institute of Refrigeration Industry (currently, part of ITMO’s School of Biotechnology and Cryogenic Systems). ITMO.NEWS talked to the star chef to learn more about his student years and media presence, as well as what he thinks about the current foodtech trends and the importance of university education for chefs.
Top Russian Manager Alexander Zverev on His Career in Yandex and Ways to Inspire Students
Alexander Zverev, an ITMO graduate and the head of Business Development at Yandex.Verticals, was ranked among the top 1,000 Russian managers in the Online Platforms category. Every year, the Russian Managers Association and newspaper Kommersant conduct expert voting to award the best professionals across the country. ITMO.NEWS talked to Alexander to learn more about his career path, what differs Yandex from other companies, and what traits and skills modern graduates should work on.