IBM: Among the Best Students
Every year international experts from IBM invite students from over 15 countries to learn about their innovative, research, educational, environmental and business projects.
This year the IBM Best Student Recognition Event took place in Montpellier in France. Seventy five students studying in various fields, such as technology, IT management, and business were there, including four students from Russia – that’s more than last year. The Russians were students of the Bauman University, Lomonosov Moscow State University, and Dmitry Aldunin, HSE graduate and prospective master’s student at the Faculty of Business Informatics. Dmitry told us about the event.
— Mainly, there were presentations by IBM staff who showed us what’s up at the company. The topics covered many areas, from cloud computing, modern technologies of data storage and analysis, to ‘smart cities’, Internet of Things, and even forming a personal brand for a young specialist. The presentations were not limited to general marketing data; we were given an opportunity to see energy-saving server rooms, an example of work on a supercomputer with the IBM Watson artificial intelligence system, the Deep Thunder system, which allows forecasting floods with high precision, systems of city traffic management, and many other things.
It was also very interesting to talk to people from different countries and IBM staff in an informal setting. We got to better understand how the work is done in research, marketing, and other departments, as well as how master’s students study and work in Europe.
Olga Bulycheva, specially for the HSE News Service
This summer, students of Asian Studies at HSE Lyceum spent a month in China. They studied at Liaoning Normal University, visited ancient temples, and met the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) Secretary-General. The students spoke to HSE News Service about their trip.
The HSE Centre for Psychological Counseling has been offering internships for master’s students in psychology for five years. Students from HSE, as well as from other universities, can get an internship. Here’s more information on how the programme works and the opportunities it offers.
Carlos Cortez, a bronze medallist of the International Mathematical Olympiad (2011, 2012, 2013) and a Mathematics graduate of MIT, recently completed a two-month research internship at the HSE Faculty of Mathematics under the supervision of Professor Sergei Lando. He will soon be pursuing a Master’s degree at University Paris-Sud in France followed by a PhD at Northwestern University (USA). The research internship was made possible through a cooperation agreement between MIT International Science and Technology Initiatives (MISTI) and HSE.
Over the course of three months, 11 students from the HSE Faculty of Computer Science interned for Google at the company’s offices in the U.S., Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, and Poland. The HSE News Service spoke with several of these students and learned how they got the internships, how Google treats its interns, and whether or not a refrigerator full of ice cream interferes with the work process.
Last week, HSE’s Doing Business in Russia internship programme held an integration module for students who have completed their 6-month internships at German enterprises based in Russia and students who have just arrived in Russia. Those completing the programme presented group projects on a variety of topics, including project management, intercultural relations, and expat experiences. They also shared their impressions with new participants.
From September 28 to October 2, 2015, an induction module of the Doing Business in Russia internship programme took place in Moscow. Twenty-seven new German students came for the autumn semester, and those who are completing their internships presented their final company-based projects. The programme is supported by HSE, the German Embassy in Russia, the German-Russian Foreign Trade Chamber, and DAAD.
This year several students from University of Texas at Austin came to HSE’s Faculty of Economic Sciences for study abroad experience and to do internships as teaching assistants at HSE and as consultants at the Merrill Lynch Writing and Communication Center at the New Economic School. HSE and NES jointly run a bachelor’s programme in Economics. American students share their impressions of Moscow and working at HSE.
Joshua Levy, a first-year student in the Master’s in Governance of Science Technology and Innovation programme, has taken the initiative to complete an internship at Russia Beyond The Headlines, a multilingual news and information resource published by Rossiyskaya Gazeta. He recently spoke with the HSE news service and told us a little more about his experiences at the newspaper.
From 30th March to 3rd April, 50 German students attended a session of the Business in Russia programme, run jointly by HSE and DAAD and the German Chamber of Foreign Trade since 2012. Students on the programme do six-month internships in German company offices in Russia and prepare group projects on various themes, under the guidance of HSE professor Natalya Guseva.
On the 28th January a delegation from the Norwegian business community visited HSE Nizhny Novgorod. The meeting was organised by the Nizhny Novgorod regional resource centre to discuss internships for students on the Presidential programme for training managers.