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Regular version of the site
04
July

Alina Dulskaia

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Alina Dulskaia
Alina Dulskaia


Current job: Master’s student at the Higher School of Economics
Prior education: Specialist degree in International Relations, South Ural State University (Chelyabinsk, Russia)
Professional areas of interest: International Relations, Economics, Marketing
Languages proficient in: Russian, English, German
Most memorable trip: Switzerland, when I fell in love with its magnificent landscapes
Hobbies: Travelling, skiing, reading literature on positive psychology, self-development


Alina, could you share with us, what were your primary motives to enroll in the Master of International Business program at the Higher School of Economics?


To tell you frankly, I had a dream to get a degree in International Business. Even though during my undergraduate studies I specialized in the international relations field, my thesis was devoted to “Trade, economic and investment cooperation of Russia and West-European countries”. Afterwards I interned at the Department of Economics and Forecasting in Emangelinsk (Chelyabinsk region) where I got further involved with the topic of economic development. Therefore applying for the MIB program was a logical continuation of my recent career development. 

Alina, what were your expectations before you started studying as an MIB student and how were they met?


I did not expect that we would have the opportunity to work with real companies! That was quite an exciting and totally surprising experience for me, especially when I could discover new fields of interest and industries such as aerospace industry.


Alina, any exciting courses or instructors you could tell us about?


Certainly! I learned a lot from the Research Methods in International Business taught by I.G. Kratko. It was a well-structured course that gave us a deep understanding of theoretical aspects in International Business and their implications in real life. The course in International Marketing Strategies [by V. Buyevskiy] forced us to develop critical thinking; while in Managerial Economics[by A. Zhukova] we had engaging cases and tasks to work on. 


Alina, almost a year of studies at HSE MIB is over. How do you find this experience so far?

I think our MIB program is really “cool”: very informative, practice-oriented and well structured. Moreover, we have a great chance to get a double degree along with the opportunity to study a semester abroad.In addition, my English proficiency as well as team building skills have definitely improved. I realized that working with totally different people in one group could be a rather challenging task! Besides, I can’t help mentioning what a nice welcoming party and really fantastic New Year party we had with our classmates and professors.