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10 Apr 2020

GSOM adapts extracurricular activities to an online format

In addition to transferring all students' classes to an online format, the GSOM team has developed a plan to adapt extracurricular activities to the digital environment. The plan of online events is aimed at supporting students in an unstable situation and returning access to the various opportunities of the School — networking, teamwork and communication with employers. Activities are carried out in four main areas: career support, personal development, mentoring and networking, sports and leisure. 



The GSOM Career Center at the end of April launches a project called Career Center Online Room —  online consultations in messengers and live broadcasts, where each student will be able to get tips on issues related to internships and interviews. There will also be a series of career events in the online format:


  • Traditional career week was completely reformatted to an online format. During Management Career Week Digital, which will be held in late April, students will be able to meet with representatives of the largest companies at workshops and lectures, individual career consultations, as well as at a digital HR buffet.

  • Intensive “How to Find a First Job” will be held for last year students. It is a series of webinars and newsletters in which participants will find practical tips on writing resumes, cover letters, and job search channels.

  • Students will also be able to participate in BCG Industry Dive —  webinars from a consulting company, where every two weeks they will get acquainted with a certain industry and learn the subtleties of its work.


For several years now, a coaching center has been working at GSOM SPbU. In the near future, the center will conduct individual consultations twice a week and organize a number of events online. So, Go for Coaching, a two-stage career counseling program, will be reformatted to an online format, and the awareness development course will help students better cope with stress and emotional stress. In addition, Alina Stepanchuk, a psychologist, coach and an alumnus of GSOM SPbU, will conduct a training on “Personality Type Management”, as well as a mini-discussion “Man in Crisis”, where representatives of the Coaching Center will share tips with students on how to deal with crisis situation.


One of the main tasks of the GSOM Family is to bring together students, alumni, faculty and staff. Therefore, the Alumni Department launches the GSOM Connect project — a chat bot that will help strengthen communication within the community and find new professional and friendly contacts. The mentoring program Talent Up! continues its work online and at the end of April, a regular meeting of mentors and mentee will take place. An online conference "Product Management Day" will be held, at which industry experts will talk about the profession of a product manager and answer current questions.


The student community plans to hold CyberCup —  a series of tournaments in the games of "Monopoly" and "Mafia", as well as a series of workshops in drawing, dancing and fitness from talented students and alumni. For the first time since the first ceremony Peter Drucker in 1995, in May, the traditional show will not take place — a decision to postpone it to the end of November was made. But voting at the XXIV Drucker Awards has begun now and will last until April 15.