Category Archives: Career

Sergei Põlme: critical thinking helps survive in the digital jungle

I studied biology at the University of Tartu, first focusing more closely on the study of fish and later, fungi. Currently I am involved in research studies describing the biodiversity and regularities of fungi and also microbes. Biology does not … Continue reading

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My story of finding a job in Tartu

Sooner or later, we as students face a new, challenging task in our lives – finding a job. Some get lucky and have success during the first years of university, some need to fail 1000 interviews to succeed in one, … Continue reading

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Career in science offers new knowledge and freedom

One of this year’s 6,000-euro young talent awards of the L’Oreal Baltic For Women in Science Programme was granted to Mari-Ann Lind, University of Tartu doctoral student in animal ecology. Lind reached her doctoral studies quite by chance – she … Continue reading

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Five myths about working as a freelance content creator

Young people tend to think that becoming an influencer or a freelance content creator is a way to easy living. Former journalism student and freelance content creator Keili Sükijainen shares some facts about her professional life, several of which may … Continue reading

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Being a mentor fosters your growth

I am a graduate of the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of the University of Tartu from 2018. The studies were very inspiring, and immediately after graduation I wanted to give something back to the university. As I am … Continue reading

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Photojournalist Sami Siva: Ignorance is more shocking than harsh events

Sami Siva has covered post-conflict and social-issue stories on three continents. His work has been published in The New York Times, TIME, The Guardian, CNN, and other media outlets. Now Sami studies at the University of Tartu. In May 2010, … Continue reading

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Switching from average success in Moscow to opportunities in Tartu

I have lived all my life in Moscow, the huge, metropolitan city of 15 million. I got my bachelor’s degree in geography at Lomonosov Moscow State University in 2008 and my master’s degree in geography at the same place in 2010. … Continue reading

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