Diploma Programme graduate Kristen Leer discusses why she feels empathy is a necessary skill to help people build relationships and meaningful connections. She is a Wisconsin, US native with a passion for community engagement.
Ocie Marie Grimsley talks about rising and adapting to the challenge of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) while juggling a part-time job and extracurricular activities.
We invite IB Diploma Programme (DP) graduates to reflect on their lives and studies. Sofia Parunova completed the IB Diploma Programme at Kolding Gymnasium, Denmark in 2011, which took her to the University of Essex in the UK to obtain a Bachelor’s degree in Law.
Gracie Lowes, a recent IB graduate from Ridley College, in Canada, has worked tirelessly for her school community. Now she’s going for Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s job
Since Stellup was founded in 2015, the company has grown into a group of ten core team members and campus ambassadors. We asked co-founders Vincenzo Belpiede and Giuseppe Belpiede a few burning questions about the platform, which includes a group for Diploma Programme graduates.
These IB diploma graduates wrote about their experience throughout the course of 2016 and were the first ongoing graduate contributors to the community blog. Here are their stories.
While studying at St. Stephen’s School, Italy, Oliver Page launched his first startup at 17, an ipad case company called NutKase. In September 2015, he co-founded his second startup in Rome, Scooterino, the first scooter ride sharing solution in Europe.
As you continue your senior year, the combination of regular school responsibilities and the university or college application process will almost certainly cause stress. Just remember, however, that at the end of all that stress, you will find yourself with an incredible new opportunity: a place where you find an academic, social, and personal home.
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Alumna Haley Clasen reflects on the attributes that lead alumni of the IB Diploma Programme (DP) graduates to success and the dense webs of relationships that connect these individuals who find they can relate despite seemingly obvious differences – a testament to its deep influence on intercultural understanding and respect.
“Studying the arts and setting aside time for creativity within formal education is important” says alumnus Frances Marsh, “for fostering imagination, as respite from German grammar and as an opportunity for these important moments of community, collaboration.”
Former IB Career-related Programme (CP) students share how the programme has given them the skills to change the world for the better
IB alumnus and recent university graduate Sunniva Midtskogen imagines re-writing her university entrance essay. She says, “When you apply to university you are asked who you will be as a student, how you will face up to challenges, attack problems and prove yourself smart and innovative…but what about when you leave?…when you know who that […]
Monique Dorsainvil didn’t have a job, a home, or even know anyone when she moved to Washington D.C. Six years later, she is walking the West Wing. She received her IB diploma from UWC-USA and was featured in the March 2016 edition of IB World magazine.
As an IB diploma student at Oberoi International School, Namrata Haribal examined mathematical models of perfection and beauty, only to conclude that we’re not really that far from ideal – and our imperfections provide individuals with their most unique characteristics.