Orientation Week: Meetings about Career with Graduates for First-Years
From October 3 till October 9, HSE University-St Petersburg holds the first Orientation Week—it is a series of meetings with the graduates for the first-years. The students of all the faculties will be able to meet the graduates, understand the employment prospects after the Bachelor's degree and think about the future career.
The project 'Orientation Week' was created together with Anastasia Korchagina, graduate of the Bachelor's programme 'Philology'. The students of each educational programme will listen to the speeches of the graduates who represent various professional tracks. In the short-speech format, they will tell the first-years about themselves, their work, tasks and the company they work for.
The main goal of the event is to tell the first-years the most essential things about a career path: what skills are important, what courses and subjects will come in handy at work, how the employment process went, what important moments helped the graduates to find themselves during the studies. There will also be the graduates who will tell about the academic career in detail.
Anastasia Korchagina, graduate of the Bachelor's programme 'Philology'
When I was a first-year student, I had a question: What will I be when I grow up? I really wanted to hear from the graduates who already work somewhere what options there are, what is worth paying attention to. It seems to me that the project 'Orientation Weel' will be useful for graduates, students, and the university. The students will be able to learn firsthand about the graduates' actual experience, and the graduates will have a chance to share their knowledge. It is important to shape the continuity of generations—from the graduates to the first-years.
I am extremely happy that HSE University and the Alumni Community invited me as a co-organiser. For me, it is significant to help people find themselves. The meetings during 'Orientation Week' will help the students and show that it is not necessary to focus on one direction. That is why it is important to us that the event will be attended by the graduates who work both in the specialty and in other directions, including the academic sphere. It is possible to build an action plan and a career track starting from the first year of studies.
The schedule of events will be published in the VK group of the Career Centre. The meetings will be integrated into the timetable of each programme.
English-speaking meetings will be held:
- on October 3 for the students of the Bachelor’s programme ‘Sociology and Social Informatics’;
- on October 5 for the students of the Bachelor’s programme ‘Political Science and World Politics’;
- on October 6 for the students of the Bachelor’s programme ‘International Bachelor's in Business and Economics’.