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'We Are Fanatics, in a Good Sense': A Graduate from HSE University Shares her Consulting Journey

Anastasia Kalugina (left)
Anastasia Kalugina, a graduate of the HSE Faculty of Economic Sciences, now serves as the Director of the Digital Finance Group at Kept. With over eight years of consulting experience, having progressed from a consultant to a director role, Anastasia shares her journey and insights at a meeting withHSE Alumni. Discover how the demands for hard and soft skills may evolve as your career progresses, learn strategies to prevent burnout, and explore whether it's true that consulting always entails overwork in this feature from HSE News Service.

‘Winnie-the-Pooh and All, All, All’. Poster Exhibition of Graduates of HSE Art and Design School

'... And All, All, All'
Until March 15, the exhibition ‘Winnie-the-Pooh and All, All, All’ will be held in the Children's and Youth Department of the Central City Youth Library named after M.A. Svetlov. Graduates of the continuing education programme ‘Illustration. Basic Course’ decided to take a fresh look at A. A. Milne's beloved fairy tale by drawing incredibly colourful posters.

‘Innovation Management Enables Us to Expertly Materialise Ideas Capable of Transforming the World’

‘Innovation Management Enables Us to Expertly Materialise Ideas Capable of Transforming the World’
In 2021, Anatoly Vilikotsky and Victoria Sharapova, as students of HSE University, participated in the BioMedTech business incubator. Their project to develop a leukaemia treatment drug and launch it on the pharmaceutical market was deemed the best one and awarded residency at Skolkovo. In this interview with Success Builder, they explain the process of creating a pharmaceutical product from the ground up, offer insights into fostering a synergy between science and the market, and suggest avenues for applying academic education in the industry.

‘Our Alma Mater Wants Us Back’

‘Our Alma Mater Wants Us Back’
Alexander Usvitskiy, who earned his bachelor’s degree from HSE ICEF (class of 2013) and his PhD from Florida State University (class of 2019), embarked on his teaching career at ICEF this past September. Here’s how these few months unfolded for Alexander as teacher, how he feels about his student years, and what projects he is working on today.

‘The Fulfilment I Derive from Helping Others Makes the Programme Special to Me’

‘The Fulfilment I Derive from Helping Others Makes the Programme Special to Me’
At the end of 2023, HSE University launched its International Mentoring Programme, where international alumni help current students adapt to the new environment, develop their personal skills, set goals, and make clear plans for job search and career growth. The HSE News Service spoke to participants about why the programme is interesting to mentors, what it can offer mentees, how it is it different from other career guidance initiatives, and more.

‘HSE Graduates Have the Luxury of Choosing Their Place in the Sun’

‘HSE Graduates Have the Luxury of Choosing Their Place in the Sun’
Maria Maslennikova, a graduate of HSE FES, chose two paths at once as a specialist: she succeeded in both consulting and investment banking and gained the trust of the international market to such a degree that she now works as an independent consultant. In this interview with Success Builder, she talked about how the HSE community contributes to career success, why working in a boutique company is more interesting than working in a global bank, and how to conduct multibillion-dollar transactions for state corporations.

Zaruhi Hakobyan Shortlisted for HSE Alumni Awards

Zaruhi Hakobyan (left) and Grigory Kantorovich with HSE University graduates at the Russian Centre for Culture and Science in Luxembourg
Zaruhi Hakobyan, master’s graduate of the HSE University Faculty of Economic Sciences and research scientist at the University of Luxembourg, is involved not only in research but also in organising academic events for young scientists and students. As a foreign graduate of HSE University, Zaruhi was nominated for the HSE Alumni Awards ‘for her tireless enthusiasm in popularising economic science, teaching, and research at the international level’ and made the shortlist.

'The Role of a Product Manager Aligns Perfectly with the Potential of an HSE Graduate'

'The Role of a Product Manager Aligns Perfectly with the Potential of an HSE Graduate'
Emilia Arslanova holds a bachelor's in sociology and believes that a degree in humanities provides a strong foundation for a successful career in the field of IT. In her role as a product manager at Domclick, she maintains a strong emphasis on professional development in the digital sphere, both as a researcher and a supervisor. In this interview with Success Builder, Emilia shares her insights on how sociology students can make informed decisions about their future career and choose the right employer, why a humanities education is well-suited for managing digital projects, and what prospective students of her upcoming course at HSE can expect.

‘Our Beloved University Continues to Stride Forward with Unwavering Confidence’

‘Our Beloved University Continues to Stride Forward with Unwavering Confidence’
HSE Rector Nikita Anisimov has congratulated university students, teachers, and staff on the upcoming New Year. ‘May each and every one of you spend these festive days in a heartwarming atmosphere, rejuvenating and reuniting with your families. I hope that the upcoming 2024 is filled with positive events in your lives, studies, and careers,’ he said.

HSE Art and Design School Opens First University Concept Store

HSE Art and Design School Opens First University Concept Store
In December, HSE University launched its first concept store—the HSE ART AND DESIGN STORE (part of the HSE Art and Design School). The new space offers ample opportunities for the successful implementation of design projects and features young and promising brands from students, graduates, and teachers of the HSE University Art and Design School.