ILS high school students heard a fascinating lecture on the modern Russian economy delivered by Maksim Krivelevich, who is a Candidate of Economic Sciences and a senior scholar at the Institute of Economic Studies of the Far Eastern Division of the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Our students learned about various features of the modern Russian import and export markets, as well as about areas of professional activity that are likely to be in great demand in the near future, given the current state of the world.
“Strange though it may seem, the legal profession has held third place for many years,” Maksim Krivelevich explained. “Neurobiology and genetics are in second place, with economics as the leading profession.”
Not all the students agreed with the speaker and asked challenging questions, to which they received detailed answers.
“It is important to take into consideration the extent of competition in different professions and decide whether you want ‘easy’ money or ‘big’ money,” noted Maksim Krivelevich. “Ideas about competition differ from country to country, and our working model in Russia might have little in common with the model used in some other country”
“In order to learn how to orient themselves on the market of professions and choose the right area for self-development, students need as much information as possible,” says ILS Principal Olga Shevchenko. “That is why we invite specialists from many different areas of science, scholarship and business to meet with our students.”