In this Q&A session, we speak with Amanda Luce, IB DP alumna, about her thoughts on the IB Learner Profile attribute of being a ‘thinker’.
Archive | Inspiring alumni
A career in politics awaits Career-related Programme alumnus
In this blog, we speak with Karajahyah Schlagenhauf, IB Career-related Programme (CP) alumnus and first ever black head boy of St Leonards School in Scotland.
Career-related studies provide opportunities in a competitive job market
In this blog, we speak with Hanna Olofsson, an IB Career-related Programme (CP) alumna, who reflects on her IB journey, the value of practical learning, and how she got a head start in her career path since graduating from the CP.
Celebrating inspirational IB alumnae for International Women’s Day
In this blog, we spoke with Manuelita Rojas, Alejandra Molina, and Monika Lionaite about how their IB education has empowered them as female leaders in the digital age.
Exploring the universe: the IB learner profile drives one alum’s work at NASA
In this Q&A, we spoke with IB DP alumnus and aerospace professional, Johnathan Brendle, about his inspiring journey from a childhood fascination with space to a career at NASA.
“Don’t let underrepresentation discourage you”: Discovering the value of STEM with Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann
In this Q&A session, we asked IB DP alumna, Dr. Elsie Effah Kaufmann, a few questions about her career in engineering and her time completing the Diploma Programme (DP).
Becoming an inquirer: Q&A with IB alumna, Gioia Riboni Verri
In this Q&A session, we asked Gioia Riboni Verri, an IB DP alumna, to reflect on her IB journey of becoming an inquirer – an attribute that the IB Learner Profile encourages students to be.
How to develop confidence – an alumna perspective
For many people, developing self-confidence can be difficult. According to IB DP alumna, Sammie Walker Herrera, it’s worth the effort.
Student well-being – an alumna view
We speak to IB Alum Yasmeen Awad, who recently presented the findings of her survey which explored the well-being and mental health of IB students to Director General Olli-Pekka Heinonen.
The importance of an IB education: Q&A with IB alumnus, Daniel Treviño Colunga
In this Q&A session, we asked IB DP Alumni Daniel Treviño Colunga a few questions about the importance of an IB education.
A ‘‘Thank You’’ letter to my Spanish and Chinese language teachers
Learning a new language can be challenging but what happens when you have a great teacher by your side? Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Katherine Ahn explains why they teach so much more than a language.
Three life lessons I learned from TOK
Theory of knowledge (TOK) may be confusing at first glance but is there is anything we can learn from it? Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Meng-Ping Hsu shares three life lessons she took from TOK.
Be a forward-thinking IB learner: Tips for managing yourself during the DP.
Are you looking for ways to manage your time better? Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Kenneth shares his top three tips for current DP students.
From Transoceanic to Transcontinental: Moving to New Places, Sight Unseen
Are you looking to move to a new place and in need of some useful tips? Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Nicole Fitchett of J.W. Robinson Secondary School shares three that helped her with her recent move to San Francisco.
What does a career mean for undergraduate?
The definition of a ‘career’ has evolved over the years but what does it mean in the 21st Century? Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Harrison Li shares his top four tips.