HSE Students Serve as Interpreters at International Conferences
First-year students in the Masters’ programme on Socio-political and Economic Development of Modern Asia recently took part in a number of conferences by serving as interpreters at the events for official foreign delegations.
Knowledge of several languages, including Asian languages such as Chinese and Japanese, was an advantage and the main factor in being selected to serve as a volunteer at the conferences. These events were attended by Russian and foreign business elites, governmental officials, politicians, industry association managers and experts in the field.
Among the most prominent events where students accompanied official delegations were the Russia-Asia Business Forum (November 1-2), the ENES 2016 V International Energy Efficiency and Energy Development Forum (November 22-26), and the International Colloquium on Adaptive and Transformative Governance for Large City Development, BRICS+ City Lab (December 7-9). The latter two meetings were organized by the Department for External Economic and International Relations of the Moscow City Government while the Russia-Asia Business Forum was held by DNBD Interactive Forums.
While working at the conferences, HSE students proved themselves to be professionals, skilled interpreters and assistants who could address multiple challenges. The events’ organizers expressed gratitude for the students’ work and offered letters of recommendation, while the students themselves gained invaluable experience from communicating with international guests.
Best wishes to all our colleagues for a productive 2017.