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  • 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.

    16.06.2022

  • 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.

    16.06.2022

  • 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. 

    14.04.2022

  • 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.

    01.12.2021

  • 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.

    12.11.2021

  • ITMO Graduate Vadim Zayats On Launching a Family Business

    ITMO graduate Vadim Zayats together with his brother Andrey Chekan founded LIIS Engineering Solutions in 2006. The company specializes in home and office automation. Over a 15-year period, it has developed a smart office for VK, automated Lakhta Center, the tallest skyscraper in Europe, and presidential suites in the Grand Hotel Europe, as well as implemented other major projects. In an interview with ITMO.NEWS, Vadim shared how he started the business, who influenced the company, and what competencies you need to join his team.

    24.09.2021

  • ITMO Enters QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022

    ITMO University made it into the QS Graduate Employability Ranking 2022, an annual ranking of universities all over the world. It’s published by Quacquarelli Symonds, one of the leading analytical agencies in the field of higher education. This QS Ranking evaluates the employability of university graduates on the global market.

    23.09.2021

  • Yandex Launches Voice-Over Translation Using Neural Networks

    On September 7, Yandex presented a new tool – automatized voice-over translation of English videos from YouTube, Vimeo, Facebook, and other websites into Russian. It’s available through Yandex.Browser, which allows it to work with videos posted on any website.  

    14.09.2021

  • ITMO’s Best Graduation Papers 2021: Big Data, Biotech, and More

    This year, 12 Bachelor’s and Master’s graduates won ITMO’s annual competition for the best thesis. 

    03.09.2021

  • ITMO Graduate Alexey Ivanov on Life and Work in Silicon Valley

    Having moved to the United States ten years ago, Alexey Ivanov is now a principal engineer at Dropbox. ITMO.NEWS talked to the ITMO graduate to learn more about what difficulties he faced when moving to a new country, how much IT specialists earn in Silicon Valley, and how different business cultures in Russia and abroad are.

    24.08.2021