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‘A Good Chief Editor Is Constantly Learning New Things and Thinks of the Editorial Office as a Living Organism’

‘A Good Chief Editor Is Constantly Learning New Things and Thinks of the Editorial Office as a Living Organism’
Choosing a specific subject to major in at a university does not mean you will never become a ‘specialist with a broad profile’. Vladimir Todorov, graduate of the HSE Oriental Studies bachelor’s programme, once studied and worked in China, but has leveraged that international experience to build a successful career as a journalist and now works as chief editor of the Lenta.ru portal. In this interview with Success Builder, he explains how an ex-pat can earn a living in China, why HSE teaches students about the ‘living’ East and how to ‘retool’ from Sinologist to journalist.

ICEF Graduation Ceremony Hosted by HSE Cultures Centre

ICEF Graduation Ceremony Hosted by HSE Cultures Centre
ICEF hosted its first in-person graduation ceremony since the pandemic led to the restrictions. Diplomas were awarded to two classes. Hosted by HSE Cultures Centre, the day-long ceremony unfolded in sessions, one for bachelor’s students and one for master’s. Congratulating graduands  were the faculty of ICEF HSE and professors of the University of London (LU) and the London School of Economics (LSE).

‘By Participating in HSE Life, I Help Develop Russia’s Startup Community’

‘By Participating in HSE Life, I Help Develop Russia’s Startup Community’
Someone who has achieved global success does not customarily speak about their mistakes and frustrations. But it is impossible to have a successful business without failures because they point the way to the correct strategy. Andrey Zakharchenko, who holds a master’s degree from the Faculty of Management (now the HSE Graduate Business School) and is the founder and director of the Standard Trade logistics company, told Success Builder how his deepest crisis led him to success, the nature of trade relations with China and what helped his team achieve record indicators during the pandemic.

‘More and More Often, We Need to Analyse Data That Is Non-Financial’

‘More and More Often, We Need to Analyse Data That Is Non-Financial’
In September, the new HSE online master’s programme in Business Analytics launched on Coursera. Its educational content is close to the practice-oriented on-site HSE master’s programme in Corporate Finance. Graduates of the programme go on to pursue brilliant careers in business, retail, banking and finance, as well as create their own start-ups.

‘I Studied as an International Student at ICEF, but Never Felt Like One’

‘I Studied as an International Student at ICEF, but Never Felt Like One’
Tonka Lange graduated from the HSE International College of Economics and Finance (ICEF) in 2008 and then entered the LSE Master’s programme. After five years of working at Goldman Sachs, she got her MBA at INSEAD and in 2021, started working as Senior Treasury Analyst at Amazon (Singapore). In this interview, Tonka talks about how a finance graduate can survive a crisis, what to do to get the most out of the LSE master’s programme, and the main advantages of an MBA degree.

HSE Art and Design School Hosts Stand at Young Contemporary Art Fair

HSE Art and Design School Hosts Stand at Young Contemporary Art Fair
Visitors to the blazar art fair—the first major art event of autumn 2021—had the chance to visit the HSE Art and Design School stand to see works by Aleksandra Walz, Katerina Egorova, Polina Shilkinite, and Andrey Valmus. Another six HSE students and graduates took part as independent artists in the fair, which ran from September 8–12.

'Programming Is an Ideal Profession and There’s No Better Time for It Than Now’

'Programming Is an Ideal Profession and There’s No Better Time for It Than Now’
Ernest Sadykov, a graduate of the HSE Faculty of Computer Science (FCS), works as a software engineer at Facebook. In this interview, he tells Success Builder how an extrovert can be a 'techie', why companies have trouble finding IT specialists and what Facebook’s philosophy is.

‘I Have Always Wanted to Be a Multifaceted Person’

‘I Have Always Wanted to Be a Multifaceted Person’
This spring, ICEF graduate Oleg Bezumov joined the list of HSE alumna named in the Forbes 30 Under 30 rating for 2021, winning in the Finance and Investment category. Mr Bezumov is currently an executive director of the investment banking department of Goldman Sachs (London), where he was a key participant in the largest-ever $29 billion IPO of the Saudi Aramco oil company. Here, he tells Success Builder why life in London is good for personal development, how sports contribute to career success, how prestige is measured in the investment business, as well as about the benefits of networking and meeting David Beckham.

‘I Enjoyed All Four Years of My Bachelor Degree’

Olga Shikhantsova
Olga Shikhantsova is a Bachelor’s graduate from the Faculty of Economic Studies (FES) and a Master with a degree in Financial Economics, ICEF. In the early spring of 2021, she joined the SpeedInvest venture capital fund as a Principal with a focus on seeding Fintech. In May, Olga was included on the Forbes’ 30 Under 30 list in the Finance and Investment category. In this interview with the HSE News Portal, Olga speaks about her work in the venture capital industry, time management, management philosophy and her affection for HSE University.

‘We Need to Learn How to Sell Space Technologies’

‘We Need to Learn How to Sell Space Technologies’
Zhanna Medvedeva, graduate of the HSE Faculty of World Economy and International Affairs (WEIA), works as German space company Exolaunch’s Vice President for Launches and was recently named the 2021 Forbes ‘30 under 30’ winner in Science and Technology. In this interview with Success Builder, she explains how and where to study management for the space industry, who will ‘clean up’ near-earth orbits, what the New Space market is and how to develop it in Russia, and much more.