The solemn ceremony was held on July 3 in the Assembly Hall of the Twelve Collegia Building. This year, 139 students became bachelors and 124 became masters. Seventeen Master graduates and seven bachelors obtained diplomas with distinction.
Master graduates were first to receive diplomas. Director general of GSOM SPbU Andrey L. Kostin and Head of School Konstantin V. Krotov addressed their wishes to the graduates. Also in the ceremony participated: Head of Citibank St. Petersburg branch Ruslan Belyaev, Director General of Ahlers Russia Stefan Van Doorslaer, senior HR business-partner Coca-Cola HBC Russia Ksenia Ecova, Boft executive director Elena Trofimova and product manager of Wrike Ekaterina Mitusova.
Ekaterina Mitusova told graduates her story. She graduated from GSOM SPbU in 2014 and went to work for Google, but two years later she returned to St. Petersburg to participate in one start-up. Ekaterina advised graduates to find their own way and never compare themselves to other people. “The day I received my diploma, I wrote in Facebook: Dreams come true when you work hard and don’t give up,” — said Ekaterina and wished graduates luck.
On behalf of professors senior Lecturer of Marketing Department Olga Nikolaevna Alkanova addressed to the graduates. Also in both ceremonies took part Board member of the SPbU Alumni Association Igor Khodachek and Head of GSOM SPbU Alumni Relations Department Alexandra Rogozhina.
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At 14:00 the ceremony for bachelors began. Andrey L. Kostin wished the graduates to remain ambitious and motivated, and Konstantin V. Krotov said to bachelors: be enthusiastic, study constantly and respect yourself and people you communicate and work with.
Moreover in bachelor ceremony took part: Head of Corporate Banking at CCB (Citi Commercial Bank) Konstantin Morozov, co-founder and director of BeSmart Communications School Madi Shahrur, General Director of ZAO Petersburg Products International (P&G) Dmitry Lazarchuk, founder of the Aerospace Company Galaktika Aliya Prokofieva and Deputy of Legislative Assembly of Leningrad Region Vadim Malyk. On behalf of professors Associate Professor of Department of Strategic and International Management Yury E. Blagov addressed to the bachelors.
Photo gallery: Masters
Photo gallery: Bachelors