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June 8 Dance with Chewbacca and win a prize: Five reasons to go to HSE leaving ball, even if you’re not graduating

On June 20, HSE is holding its university-wide leaving ball. This is not just an event, but an uber-event with prizes to win, the opportunity to dance all night to a space mix and musical surprises. Graduating students, former and future graduates, and tutors are all welcome to attend. These are the five main reasons not to miss this.

'Having Your Own Business Is a Daily Source of Motivation'

'Having Your Own Business Is a Daily Source of Motivation'
Starting your own business is usually a good thing, but it’s very scary, especially for someone with an honours diploma and a promising future in finance. Ekaterina Frolova, an ICEF alumna and the founder of CitYkids, a chain of children's centres, tells Success Builder why she forewent a career as a bank clerk to work with children, how to provide young moms with leisure time, and what motivates happy people.

‘All of You Carry the Name of the University’

On June 3, HSE Rector Yaroslav Kuzminov met in Berlin with university alumni living in Germany, as well as with students and postgraduate students who are currently continuing their studies at Humboldt University. During the meeting, they discussed the development of the Higher School of Economics, differences in approaches to the educational process at universities in Russia and Germany, and the prospect for transferring certain Western practices to the realities of Russia.

‘Studying with Enthusiastic People Around is Fun’

‘Studying with Enthusiastic People Around is Fun’
In 2015 eight graduates from the HSE Faculty of Mathematics started PhD programmes at MIT, McGill, Caltech, Pennsylvania State University and other top universities. HSE 4th year student Dmitry Pirozhkov who has got a place at Columbia University talked to the HSE News Service about how to get onto a prestigious PhD programme and about his expectations and academic plans.

The Audience Must Be Ready to Fall in Love

10th June is the date for the annual Miss HSE beauty contest. Every year the same team of graduates gathers to organise it.  They are convinced that working on this project helped their professional development. One of the organising committee members, HSE alumnus Yuri Korchagin talked to HSE News about how to run a large-scale event without any money, why Miss HSE is better than Miss Russia and how to observe the rules of the genre in an academic environment.

HSE Students and Alumni in Charity Run

HSE Law Faculty alumni Oksana Akhmedova and Tatiana Zolotukhina won prizes at the annual Moscow Legal Run at VDNKh. 62 HSE students worked as volunteer organisers of the run.

Star Wars Party to Launch Graduates

The club Space Moscow will become a spaceship for one night to whisk HSE graduates away into the film fantasy world of Star Wars. Guests will greet one another with, ‘May the HSE be with you!’ assured that this is just the beginning and HSE is the launch pad for their journey into a new life.

'The Double Programme is a Challenge, But a Very Exciting One'

London Connection, online magazine of the University of London International programmes published an interview with Vassiliy Kosov, ICEF BSc Economics and Finance graduate of 2014, and spoke to him about studying for two degrees concurrently, winning a scholarship to LSE, and the economic outlook for Russia.

It's Important to Know What You're Better at and What You Can Be Successful at

It's Important to Know What You're Better at and What You Can Be Successful at
Business is fashionable, but how do you know what your calling is? The ‘chocolate baron’ from the International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF), Oleg Guskov, told 'Success Builder' how to build a business around sweets, whether a luxurious lifestyle can motivate you to open your business, whether it’s possible to recoup investments in just a month, and why you should lure in workers from women’s magazines.

HSE Alumna on Her Master's Programme in Dortmund

Annika Razroeva, who graduated with her undergraduate degree in 2014 from HSE’s School of Statistics and Data Analysis, discusses her experience in getting her master’s in Dortmund, Germany.