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Composing the future

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.

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The power of your network

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.

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On numbers, values and risk

“The arts demonstrate that what we later come to recognise as paradigm-changing innovations could hardly have been planned, and as a result are … the work of individuals who took the road less-traveled.” DP graduate Marcel Wälde explores the value of open ended creative inquiry in an era that is increasingly quantified.

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Hot words in higher education

Every college and university around the world is different. They have their own mascots, traditions, student demographics, etc. While this is true, the higher education community is rather connected. Alumnus Matthew Ferby shares his experience with higher education since graduating from the Diploma Programme (DP).

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The US$1million mind

Meet the IB student from a low-income Mexican family who attracted more than US$1million in university scholarships “I always wanted to go to college. Except I was worried about the prices because college is pretty expensive.” Darlene Diaz need worry no more. This 17-year-old IB student from Chicago received offers totaling more than US$1 million […]