December 5-6, 2013


On 5-6 December Google days were held at the Graduate School of Management SPBU.




During the period of two days, Google held a series of events in GSOM SPBU. All events were held in English.

As a part of Google Days, a presentation, which was open to all students, took place. The participants had a chance to learn about Google, its philosophy and culture, including programs available for students and potential job opportunities. The presentation was finished with Questions & Answers session.

Directly after the presentation, CV Clinic event took place, where the students were able to share their resumes with Google representatives, get a feedback and  ask questions. The participants of CV Clinic had been chosen by Google on the basis of their CV’s.

On the next day, 6 December 2013, the company conducted CSI (Creative Skills for Innovation) Workshop. CSI Workshop is a workshop where students work on solving a problem in a creative and funny way. The students were applying arts and crafts at some stage of the workshop (including the usage of such materials as plasticine, colored paper and balloons). The students were divided into groups, each consisting of 7 people. Each group delivered a presentation at the end of the workshop. The winning team received an award from Google.

About Google

Google's mission is to organize the world's information and make it universally accessible and useful. And while the company is committed to building the perfect search engine, the work goes well beyond delivering accurate search results. The spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship that made the company a success right from the start underpins the work we do every day, from constantly pushing the boundaries of our products to researching alternative energies or devising new ways to interact with Google clients.

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23 November 2013

On November 23, 2013, Fall Career Day 2013 took place at the Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg State University.




22 Russian and international companies participated in the Fall Career Day 2013: Procter&Gamble, Citi (Citigroup), L’Oréal, Sberbank Russia North-West Bank, PwC, «BFA» Bank «Russian Standard», Bank «VTB», KPMG, Unilever, SUN InBev, Colliers International, Russian Railways, IKF «ALT» , Deloitte, British American Tobacco, Coca-Cola Hellenic SPb, Gazprom transgaz.


Such companies as Gazprom invest, «Severstal», 3M Russia and MegaFon participated in the event for the first time.


As a part of the Fall Career Day, 12 master-classes and presentations took place:




KPMG: master-class "Related Parties and Audit Risks"

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L’Oreal: master-class by a Senior Brand Manager, a graduate of GSOM, Viktor Gaag 

“From international marketing in Paris to strategic marketing in Russia – the L’Oreal expertise”

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Unilever: How to build a career and not to loose yourself?

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Colliers International: business game "How to use a plot of land for the commercial purpose"

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Group "BFA": the discussion "Career in Russian Company – opportunities and constraints"

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«SUN InBev»: the lecture/presentation "Modern trade in Russia: key account dynamics and impact"

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Sberbank Russia North-West Bank: the presentation of the Interregional Risk Management Center

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Gazprom invest: presentation "Gazprom as a job of a dream"

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P&G: Luxury business of P&G: Specifics of work with perfume brand D&G

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Russian Railways: training "Working out an image of a leader"

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 PwC: business game "Preapproved loans"

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Severstal: presentation "The security of decision-making and the rile of a leader (with the special focus on the mining industry)"


Around 150 students attended the event. Among them were bachelor and master students of GSOM SPBU, the faculties of economics and geology, as well as the students from the other Saint-Petersburg universities.


During the Job Fair, which traditionally took place as a part of the event, the students had a unique opportunity to learn about the vacancies and internships, to get in contact with the companies’ representatives and to present their CV to the potential employer.


The Fall Career Day 2013 was finalized by the mini-game and 26 prizes from the participating companies were raffled.


Pictures form Fall Career Day 2013


You can also look throught  the pictures, illustrating the participation of 3M Russia in the Fall Career Day 2013 in social networks  "В Контакте" and  Facebook.  


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November 18, 2013

On November 18, 2013 the master-class “Graduate Recruitment: the aseessment methods for a graduate” by SHL was held at the Graduate School of Management SPbSU
The Agenda

1. The presentation of the assessment methods and tools, which are used during the recruiting process

2. The demonstration of several SHL solutions and the possibility to deploy them in practice:
- the test of systematical thinking for the assessment of capabilities for the systematical analysis
- the “Brainstorm” test for the assessment of creativity in the solvation of the new problems.

SHL is a world leader in the field of the talent measurement solutions: each year the company organizes 25 million of talent assessment events for its clients. For 20 years the company has been helping in achieving
the remarkable results in business, due to more efficient HR management, starting from the process of screening the candidates to their development and the succession planning. SHL operates in more than 50 countries with 30 different languages.

Our clients are the leading Russian and international companies. SHL helps to create the systems of the talent management and assists throughout the process of succession planning, as well as in personnel development. Moreover, the company facilitates the development of the modern and technologically advanced solutions, which are used for the selection and promotion of the best candidates, in order to do business in a more efficient way.

The tools and solutions developed by SHL are used by Coca-Cola, JTI, Microsoft, Nokia, Heineken, PriceWaterhouseCoopers, L'Oreal , KPMG, Volvo, Valio, Nissan, ТНК-BP, Mars, Lukoil, NOKIAN etc.

For more information please visit our web-site www.shl.ru

November 11, 2013

On 11 November 2013 at the Graduate School of Management SPbSU took place the presentation of The Boston Consulting Group.
BCG Case Cracking session & informal dinner
Date & Time: November 11, 2012 at 18:00
Place: Volkhovskiy per. 3, Room 309
The event consisted of two parts:
  • Formal part* provided the students a unique opportunity to practice real business cases with the BCG consultants.
  • Informal dinner with BCG consultants  gave the students a great chance to discuss the world of consulting and to feel what it’s like to work in our BCG CIS offices



November 05, 2013

On November, 05 at the Graduate School of Management of Saint Petersburg University presentation of bank group Société Générale will take place.
Natalia KURGANSKAYA-HOZIAUX, Senior Inspector, will come to share her experience with you. She will provide you details about this career path adapted to a fast acquisition of responsibilities and she will provide you with some advice to guide you through the recruitment process.

If you are interested in combining an expertise in audit, strategic consulting, and finance and you are about to graduate, sign up for Societe Generale's General Inspection Graduate Programme Presentation on Monday 4th of November at 18:00 Volkhovsky pereulok, 3. Room 410 Working language: Russia/English Please register for the event

October 29, 2013

On October 29, 2013 at Graduate School of Management of Saint Petersburg University A.T. Kearney presentation will take place. Founded in 1926, A.T. Kearney is a leading global management consultancy with more than 3300 professional consultants working in 57 offices located in 39 countries worldwide. Participants will get a rare opportunity to meet our consultants and ask questions. The meeting will also cover internship and employment opportunities. You will meet:

  • Anton Poriadine – Vice President, Partner, Head of Utilities Practice in the Moscow office of A.T. Kearney
  • Konstantin Liakhov – Manager, 7 years of strategy consulting experience in Transportation, Utilities and Aerospace
  • Natalya Volkova – Manager, over 10 years of strategy consulting and FMCG industry experience
  • Evgeni Mitassov – Senior Business Analyst, 2 years of consulting experience in Metals, Mining, Utilities and Woodworking
  • Vasily Khramov – Senior Business Analyst, 3 years of strategy consulting experience in Oil & Gas, Metals & Mining, FMCG, Utilities and woodworking industries.
  • Nelly Gasanova – Recruiting Coordinator

Venue: Volkhovsky Pereulok, 3; Room 403 Time: 17.00 To participate please fill the REGISTRATION FORM.

October 18, 2013

On October, 18th at the Graduate School of Management SPbSU the McKinsey Connect Meeting will take place. Learn more about McKinsey&Company>>. Participants will learn about McKinsey values and mission, key business areas, corporate culture, career opportunities and prospects. Part of the event will be devoted to informal socializing. Following the presentation a buffet reception will be held, where McKinsey consultants will talk about their experience with the company, offer their advice and answer students’ questions regarding McKinsey and management consulting in general. Address: Volkhovsky pereulok, 3, room 309 Time: 18.00 For participation the REGISTRATION is necessary.

October 15, 2013

On October, 15 at the Graduate School of Management SPbSU will be held the open workshop «Career management» by British American Tobacco, Russia (BAT). Workshop is dedicated to successful career building approach in an international company, and would be useful for those who are interested in permanent career development. Major topics:

  • career management: trends
  • career anchors
  • main models of successful career development in an international company
  • career opportunities within British American Tobacco Russia

Speakers: Yury Morgalnikov, Regional distribution manager North-West Management trainees British American Tobacco Russia Time: October, 15, 2013, 17.30-19.00
Place: Volkhovsky pereulok, 3. Room 309

For participation the REGISTRATION is necessary.

October 12, 2013, 10:00

Rosneft Company Day at Graduate School of Management SPbU will take place on October 12, 2013 at 10.00 am at 3, Volkhovsky per., Room 309. Rosneft is the leader of Russia’s petroleum industry ranked among the world’s top publicly traded oil and gas companies. Learn more about the company at http://www.rosneft.ru/ . During the whole day bachelor and master students participated in a wide range of events specially invented by Rosneft company: guest lecture, non-formal communication with the company representatives, business game VINK, prizes awards for winners. Rosneft Day schedule: 10:00 – 12:00 – Rosneft presentation, guest lecture, Q&A session. (Lecture will be held in Russian with simultaneous translation) 12:00 – 13:00 – Coffee break, opportunity for non-formal communication with oil company top managers. 13:00 – 17:30 – Business game VINK (will be held in Russian). During VINKstudents’ teams create, develop and govern their own virtual oil companies. 17.30 – 18.00 – Conclusions and reward Event venue: Volkhovsky pereulok, 3, room 309 Registration starts at 09.30 a.m. For participation the REGISTRATION is necessary.

October 07, 2013, 18:00

On October the 7th, 2013 a master-class by L’Oreal “Path to successful career in marketing together with L’Oreal” will be held at the Graduate School of Management SPbSU.

  • Interested in marketing?
  • Dream of successful career in international company?
  • Ready to try yourself in a real business situation?

Visit the master-class to:

  • Expand your knowledge regarding Marketing and Brand-manager’s role
  • Learn About L’OREAL BRANDSTORM 2014 Brandstorm official website
  • Learn about TASTE OF L’OREAL, new summer internship program
  • Get some practice advises from company’s managers and ask them questions

Main speakers: Alexandr Kazantsev, Group Brand manager L’Oreal Paris and Talent recruitment managers Address: Volkhovsky Pereulok, 3, room 309 Time: 18.00 REGISTRATION is strongly recommended

September 24, 18:30

Bain&Company presentation

Bain & Company invites all students interested in a career in management consulting to attend company presentation scheduled to take place on September, 24 at the Graduate School of Management SPbSU. Join our presentation to meet Bain Moscow team and learn how can you start a career in strategy consulting and become a consultant at Bain & Company. At the presentation you will also have an opportunity to:

  • Talk to a recent graduate of one of the top Russian universities currently working as an Associate Consultant at Bain. You will be able to ask him any questions you might have about his work day, projects he has done, clients and teams he has worked with, skills he has learnt while working with us
  • Find out the details of our selection process – how submit your documents, what are our criteria for successful candidates and how can you best prepare for an interview
  • Learn about our approach to case cracking and get practical advice from Bain consultants on how to solve cases

Presentation date and time: September, 24 (Tuesday), 6-30pm St. Petersburg, 3 Volkhovskiy per., room 309 Registration

April 27, 12:00

McKinsey & Company workshop

We are happy to invite you on McKinsey & Company interactive workshop "Problem Solving & Effective Business Communication" that takes place on 27 April 2013 in GSOM SPbU.
Time: 12.00
Adress: Volhovskiy per., 3, Room 309
Problem solving & Effective Сommunication is an interactive workshop dedicated to the fundamental principles of issue resolution. It describes the key steps of the systemic approach to problem solving, the ways to formulate a problem properly, the assessment tools, and the rules and ways of structuring the problem solving measures. The participants of this workshop will learn to identify problem causes and, in cooperation with experts, examine real-life examples based on their professional experience. During this training program we will advise you on the key message structuring principles and the policies regarding presentation development and delivery. We will also discuss the best choices of slides in terms of communicating your information to the audience, the features of a successful presentation, and the effective audience impact tools. The participants of this workshop will take several exercises in order to reinforce the acquired skills and expertise. Learn more about McKinsey & Company Registration

April 20

Spring Career Day 2013

Graduate School of Management St. Petersburg State University invites its students and graduates to attend the Spring Career Day 2013 to be held on April 20, 2013. Spring Career Day 2013 leading international and Russian company-participants: Procter & Gamble, Citibank, L'Oréal, Sberbank, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Group "BFA", Bank "Russian Standard", Russian Railways (RZD), VTB, Gazprom transgaz Saint-Petersburg, IBM, British American Tobacco, IKF “ALT”, Deloitte, Philip Morris International. This year you could take part in various trainings and workshops aimed at developing the professional and personal soft-skills, also you could learn about internships and employment opportunities during the Job Fair. The participants also will have an opportunity to join a lottery with prizes from partner companies. Lottery tickets will be available on the event day by registration list.

Career Day events will take place on April 20 from 11-00 to 17-00 at 3, Volkhovsky per.
Spring Career Day Program (draft):
room 403
Job Fair
room 403
Lottery with prizes for students from partner companies
Company presentations:
room 209
L’Oreal, master-class:
Backstage of successful interview
room 408
Philip Morris International, presentation:
Summer internship program 2013
room 211
PricewaterhouseCoopers, training:
Negotiation skills: Win Win position. Negotiation - how to succeed
room 204
British American Tobacco, training:
Career anchors or how to build a career in an international company
room 410
Sberbank, training:
Visualization in presentation
room 209
Procter&Gamble, guest lecture: The story of success: Tomek Piszczako– communications direсtor P&G Russia
room 408
Deloitte, seminar:
Myths and reality of audit. What is an audit?
room 204
Group "BFA", training:
Career planning, CV writing and interview passing. Components of success
room 408
Russian Railways (RZD), seminar:
Secrets of motivation

April 18, 18:30

A.T. Kearney presentation

A.T. Kearney presentation at GSOM SPbU will take place on April 18 at 6:30 pm at 3, Volkhovsky per., Room 209. You will have the opportunity to get to know about hands-on consultants’ experience, learn about A.T. Kearney activity in Russia, and talk to our consultants. Learn more about the company Registration

April 16, 18:30

Schneider Electric presentation

Schneider Electric presentation at GSOM SPbU will take place on April 16 at 6:30 pm at 3, Volkhovsky per., Room 309. During the presentation you will know about Schneider Electric and your career opportunities. Also you can participate in business game “Energy Dilemma” and get answers to such questions as:

  • Do you want to know how you can influence your future?
  • Do you want your career to be connected with innovations?
  • Are you ready to create change management plan?

And get opportunities:

  • Act as a project manager.
  • Know how to make the world more energyefficient on your own.
  • Get access to special company’s resources

Learn more about the company here

March 22, 18:30

The Boston Consulting Group training

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global leader in management consulting, invites you to participate in training "Presentation power", which will be held on March 22, 2013 at 18:30 at the Graduate School of Management.

During the training you can learn how to prepare a successful presentation and get practical advice on structuring tools and visualization of information. The company representatives will tell how to do an internship at BCG and become a member of the team immediately after graduation.

The event will be held at Volkhovsky per., 3, room 309.

And if you are interested in summer internship at BCG, on March 23, 2013 (Saturday) from 9:00 to 13:00 in room. 104 and 105 (Volkhovsky per., 3) there will be online test, which is the first stage of selection for a summer internship in the company. Duration of the test (Online Interactive Case) is 45 minutes and for the first group of students it will begin at 9:00.
The last day to register for test is March 21, 2013.

Learn more about BCG, please visit http://www.bcg.ru/.

March 20, 18:30

Changellenge SPb master-class

Master-class by Changellenge SPb at GSOM SPbU will take place on March 20 at 6.30 pm at 3, Volkhovsky per., Room 204 (Language: Russian). The organizer of the annual business case championship among students, Changellenge SPb, together with Landmark Development Company invites you to participate in the master-cleass. Participants of the event have opportunity to learn new information from the presentations of the Championship partners, also the first round case will be announced and some secrets of successful work on it will be revealed. The presentation will be interesting for those who are going to take part in Changellenge >> Cup SPb 2013, as well as for students willing to learn more information about Changellenge and other activities, organized by the Company.

March 4, 17:00

SUN InBev marketing master-class

Sun InBev master-class "Advertising and Design as demand-creating factors" at GSOM SPbU will take place on March 4 at 5:00 pm at 3, Volkhovsky per., Room 403. OJSC "SUN InBev" is a Russian unit of the world's largest brewing company "Anheuser-Busch InBev."

  • The leading global brewer
  • In the world’s TOP-6 FMCG companies
  • Number 1 or 2 market position in 19 countries
  • More than 200 beer brands (Bud, Stella Artois, Becks, Leffe, Lowenbrau, Corona Extra, etc.)

During the master-class Konstantin Tamirov (marketing director of Central and Eastern Europe zone) will share his expertise in brand marketing with the students, then Oksana Obukhova (graduate recruitment manager of Central and Eastern Europe zone) will talk about career opportunities in the company.

To know more about the company, please visit website www.suninbev.ru.