Sergey Shares his Experience to Inspire Quantum College Students
It is not a secret that after leaving school and recording numerous achievements in different phases of their lives, Quantum alumni not only remember the College but also use the first opportunity given to revisit Quantum and be a part of its everyday life. Sergey Shahverdyan, a graduate of 2003-2004 academic year, who currently lives in London, visited the College a few days ago.
During a meeting with students Sergey mentioned 2001 as a crucial year in his life: after reading a newspaper ad on the Contest of Gifted Children organized by Quantum College, he decided to participate. The decision was a right one: Sergey was announced the winner and given the opportunity to study at Quantum with a full covering of tuition fee. During his study at the College Sergey was a great success in republic Olympiads, and in 2004 won a bronze medal in Physics International Olympiad. Years later, graduating from the YSU Faculty of Informatics and Applied Mathematics, he continued his studies at Oxford University. In 2015 Sergey successfully completed his PhD at Oxford University faculty of Mathematical and Computational Finance. He currently works in Goldman Sachs, a leading bank in London.
Quantum College students were eager to ask a number of different questions to Sergey regarding his study at Quantum, his work experience, his formula of success, etc. During his speech Sergey noted: “Nature awards us with mental abilities, but hard work is the only way to success”. With these words Sergey expressed his gratitude to his teachers whose contribution resulted in his love for knowledge, and who attended him on the hard way towards the world of Science.