The Russian Geographical Society and St Petersburg University will hold the All-Russian Student Olympiad “I am a Professional”

In the sixth season, the Russian Geographical Society again acts as a partner of the All-Russian Student Olympiad “I am a Professional” in the direction of “Geography”. About 100 applications from universities from all over Russia participated in the competitive selection for organizing and holding the event. The experience of holding intellectual competitions for students, the breadth of partnerships of the organizers, the opportunities for information support of the federal project, and much more were evaluated. Supported by the Russian Geographical Society, the application of St. Petersburg State University for the direction “Geography” was duly appreciated by the expert commission and won the selection.

“I am a professional” is one of the flagship projects of the presidential platform “Russia is a Land of Opportunities”. In the sixth season, the Olympiad has 33 organizing universities, more than 500 partner employers and 73 directions. Four of them are conducted by St. Petersburg State University: “Geography”, “Linguistics”, “Philology” and “Jurisprudence”.

Students enrolled in bachelor’s, specialist’s or master’s programs can take part in the new season of the Olympiad. Diploma winners of the Olympiad can claim advantages when entering the country’s leading universities for master’s, postgraduate and residency programs, get the opportunity to undergo an internship in a large specialized company. The strongest participants in the Olympiad – bronze, silver and gold medalists – will also receive cash prizes from 100 to 300 thousand rubles.

Registration for the Olympiad ends on November 15, 2022. The qualifying round will run from November 18 to December 4. Olympiad website and registration:

The All-Russian Student Olympiad “I am a Professional” is one of the largest student competitions in the country. The goal of the project is to support talented students of various specialties, which will allow them to continue their studies at the country’s leading university or start a career in a large company.

The organizers of the Olympiad are: the Association of organizers of student Olympiads “I am a professional”, the All-Russian Association of Employers “Russian Union of Industrialists and Entrepreneurs”, leading Russian universities, industry leaders and institutions, including the Russian Geographical Society, Geoscan Group of Companies, Leontievsky Center, Institute of Linguistic Studies of the Russian Academy of Sciences, Institute of Russian Literature (Pushkin House) of the Russian Academy of Sciences, GC “Prosveshchenie”, law firm Versus Legal, Notary Chamber of St. Petersburg and others. The technical partner of the Olympiad is Yandex. In total, more than 500 Russian companies are involved in organizing and holding the Olympiad.

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