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Is there a life after graduation? We believe there’s a whole new world ahead: challenging, yet exciting and full of opportunities. We asked our 2023 grads about their next moves and how skills gained at ITMO help them beyond studies. Enjoy their diverse stories!
This year, a record-breaking 104 students from 11 faculties defended their startups as thesis – using the opportunity first offered by ITMO in 2019. Among their projects are a smart home for people with disabilities, financial courses for kids, and several agrotech startups – read on to learn more.
Along with their digital diplomas, ITMO University’s graduates of 2023 will also receive unique tokens for the social network VK. These NFTs will serve as further proof of their degrees and acquired competencies. In the future, graduates will also be able to upload these tokens into job-seeking services as part of their CV.
An annual awards ceremony to acknowledge the most distinguished graduates of St. Petersburg was held today, on June 28, at the Peter and Paul Fortress. Among this year’s best is Andrey Suvorov, a graduate of ITMO’s Faculty of Infocommunication Technologies, who was awarded a bronze sphinx statuette, which symbolizes wisdom, intelligence, and perseverance.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.