Elena Okorochenko graduated with a Bachelor’s from Moscow State University’s Faculty of Economics and received a Master’s in Economics (with honours) from HSE. Elena, who was in HSE’s very first class of students, started her career in risk management at Credit Suisse First Boston in Moscow. She currently serves as Managing Director, Head of Asia-Pacific Ratings at S&P Global Ratings. She is responsible for driving strategy, business growth, and managing regulatory, investor, and client relationships.
A Harry Potter-themed university graduation party has been held at HSE. This year, the party was completely organized by HSE students, they selected everything – from the location to the entertainment, and not only graduates, but also their friends and family were invited.
This year, 15 students and graduates of HSE's Faculty of Economics were admitted to PhD programmes at leading universities in the U.S., Canada, Europe, and Australia. Eight of them are undergraduates:
Anna Sokolova, who completed her PhD at the HSE Doctoral School of Economics and is an instructor in the Department of Theoretical Economics, has been offered a position as an Assistant Professor at the University of Nevada, Reno, demonstrating the high demand for graduates of HSE doctoral programmes on the international academic job market.
Konstantin Golyaev, BSc in Economics'2004 HSE, MAE NES’2006, Ph.D., University of Minnesota 2011, explains how this interdisciplinary field is related to a graduate degree in economics
Arshak Minasyan, a recent graduate of the Bachelor’s program "Economics" of the Faculty of Economic Sciences takes a chance to thank HSE
On June 28, another university-wide graduation ceremony was held at the Higher School of Economics. This year, the celebration’s theme was the future and continuous progress. And the university’s graduates are the engines of this progress.
Each year, scores of HSE students from varying disciplines set off for PhD programmes at some of the best universities in the world. Nadezhda Kotova, who is currently in her final year of the HSE-NES joint programme in economics, tells us how she got into the Stanford Graduate School of Business.
This year, 18 students and graduates of HSE's Faculty of Economics were admitted to PhD programmes at leading universities in the U.S. Ten of them are undergraduates.
«To work at the Economic Development Ministry, you need professional training and a very mobile mindset»
HSE alumnus Oleg Fomichev, who is currently Deputy Economic Development Minister of Russia, has tried to make the ministry’s work more understandable to the average Russian, and he allows those who work under him to be creative in their work with such a conservative discipline as economics. In an exclusive interview with Success Builder, Fomichev discusses what it is like working as a state official, as well as why a recent college graduate might be interested in such a field.