We interviewed four Diploma Programme (DP) graduates who have used their experiences and forward thinking to disrupt the social entrepreneur scene. Read more about what inspired these IB graduates to dedicate their careers to social enterprise below.
Ena Peeva launched EDUACTIVE Società Cooperative (EDUACTIVE) to empower young professionals in the job market after graduation. She completed the IB Diploma Programme (DP) at Josip Broz Tito High School, Macedonia.
GoSol.solar brings solar thermal energy to small and medium entrepreneurs in developing and emerging markets. Urs Riggenbach, a graduate of UWC Mahindra College, India and the company’s Chief Operating Officer, shares his journey with this social enterprise.
Cristina Balbás launched Escuelab to counteract the decrease in Spanish students pursuing STEM degrees and a lack of availability in after-school programming. She is a graduate of Li Po Chun United World College of Hong Kong.
Is your IB World School planning a reunion? Or bringing together past IB graduates to speak with students? We’d like to hear about it and share news of your event here on blogs.ibo.org and on social media.
Krista Kaufmann joined international start-up, Impact Hub, to help social entrepreneurs access valuable training resources, work spaces and community-building networks as they tackle large-scale social issues. She is a graduate of UWC Mahindra College.
Do you know an IB student who blends their interests in science, music and sports? We got the full story from three graduates who kept their interests well-balanced both during and after the IB Diploma Programme (DP).
With the IB’s programmes, one can achieve anything. They can pursue any dream. Meet Mythili Zatakia, IB alum, who is now a professional dancer. She shared her story with us on how her Diploma Programme (DP) environment inspired her to follow her dreams.
Music and the sciences don’t have to be mutually exclusive, despite what people may think. IB alum Henry Kantrow talks about how his passion for music persisted within the Diploma Programme (DP) and into his college years.
We invited DP musician, arts and athlete alumni to talk about their DP experiences. DP alum Alejandro Viramontes talks to us about IB music Higher level (HL), making music, and supportive environments in this inspiring article about transforming dreams into reality.
Some of the greatest ideas on education come from those receiving it. Using video conferencing, we brought together 12 IB students and alumni from all four corners of the globe, and asked them to analyse the key issues in education. The results are enlightening.
We invited the alumni network to join us in Geneva, Switzerland on 26 October 2018 to meet with IB leadership and to celebrate our 50th anniversary. The event brought together IB graduates in a way that we had never done before
Twelve IB alumni from around the world shared their stories throughout the year as part of our series of graduate voices. They gave advice to current students, reflected on their DP experience, their accomplishments and adventures since graduation.
We asked IB alumni to offer their best advice for making the transition from IB life to university life. Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Vidish Parikh is a 2016 alumnus of Turner Fenton Secondary School, Canada and now a student at Wilfrid Laurier University, Canada.
Up until now, good grades, community service, and other individual accolades got you what you deserved… That is, however, not exactly how it works after you complete the DP. Alumni, Matthew Ferby, shares his advice on networking and navigating the professional playing field beyond the Diploma Programme.