“Skyrocket in IT” Career Fair
The Youth Innopark of PetrSU hosted the “Skyrocket in IT” Career Fair. Over 200 people – students of the Institute of Mathematics and Information Technologies, Institute of Physics and Technologies of PetrSU along with schoolchildren – met the representatives of IT-companies of Petrozavodsk, Moscow, and Vologda.
One of them is Opti-Soft, created with full participation of Petrozavodsk State University. Vladislav Sokolov, the leading programmer of the company, said that 90-95% of employees are graduates of Petrozavodsk University. “When I talked to the students, I saw their interest in working in IT, pursuing their profession. Opti-Soft needs programmers, testers, analysts. If the students wish to continue studying after graduation, carry on mastering the intricacies of the profession, we are ready to employ them,” noted Vladislav Sokolov.
The event was held for the first time and fulfilled the main task as it showed the scale and prospects of the IT sphere.
“As the organizers of the event, we aimed at introducing everyone interested in IT-technologies to this sphere, job opportunities, and professions. We invited schoolchildren to take part in the event so that when they choose a university and career path they know what prospects await them, where they can fulfill themselves and use the education they receive,” clarified Nina Svetova, the Director of the Institute of Mathematics and Information Technologies.
The efficiency of such topical event was noted by its guest Yu.B. Mishkov, the Director of the Employment Office of Petrozavodsk: “We are long-time partners with the University, the largest employer in Petrozavodsk. We hold many events jointly with the Career Center. The topical form of career fairs and meetings with employers is the most efficient, as it helps to find employment, draws the target audience, people most interested in pursuing their profession.”
The organizers of the event were the Career Center and the Institute of Mathematics and Information Technologies of Petrozavodsk State University.