We spoke with Diploma Programme graduate, Earlene Cruz, who has turned her love for food and culture into a career that connects people around the world. In this interview, she talks about her career path and how her IB education has influenced her work.
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“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).
The importance of academic integrity: Q&A with IB Academic Integrity Manager, Celina Garza—Part one
In this two-part Q&A session, we asked Celina Garza, IB Academic Integrity Manager, a few questions about the importance of academic integrity.
Extended Essay Exhibition Celebrates Perseverance and Learning
Trapti Trivedi, Extended Essay (EE) Coordinator at Overseas Family School, Singapore, shares her experience in initiating an annual Extended Essay Exhibition.
An educator initiative that simplifies the EE process
Extended essay (EE) coordinator Kuntal Bhandare explains how the educator initiative ICEE is simplifying the EE process through a collaboration with 11 IB World Schools.
DP students take centre stage
Research congress gives students from Xavier School an opportunity to showcase their extended essays to the Vice President of the Philippines
What is the IB diploma? Ten stories for parents and students new to the IB
The Diploma Programme (DP) is a two-year program that aims to challenge students aged 16-19 on an intellectual, emotional and ethical level while also providing them with the breadth and depth of knowledge of multiple subject areas. Learn more about the components of the DP program and see why it is a valued global curriculum.
Ask questions to build a structured response
Each year we invite IB alumni to share their experiences, interests and advice with our global community in the graduate voices series. We welcome Diploma Programme (DP) graduate Vidish Parikh offers helpful advice to craft their academic writing.
The alumni guide to the extended essay
The extended essay is likely the largest independent task for Diploma Programme (DP) students during their studies, and for this reason carries a reputation as a daunting DP requirement. Alumni share their methods for getting started and discuss the long-term rewards that follow this notable achievement.
What did the extended essay do for you?
By Robin Julian Writing a 4,000-word research essay in the last year of high school is a remarkable accomplishment for many reasons. But how valuable is it really? We completed some research of our own with almost 400 DP graduates to find out more. The extended essay is highly regarded as a tool to help […]
Making the most of your extended essay: choosing a topic
The extended essay may be one of the most complex independent projects that a Diploma Programme (DP) student takes on during their IB years. Stephanie Stan tells us how to make the essay more than just an assignment and transform it into an opportunity to expand your own knowledge.
The extended essay: going beyond research
The extended essay is the longest and most extensive writing assignment in the Diploma Programme (DP). Alumna Sofia Parunova talks about her experience with the extended essay and offers tips for current students.
Essay-writing paved the way to my dream internship
Discussing the extended essay in your university or college application essay
Strengthen your university application with guidance from university admissions. Jonathan Burdick, University of Rochester, talks about strategies students can use to discuss the extended essay in their application.
DP graduate recognized in Sweden for influential medical research
Medical student Puja Shahrouki received his IB Diploma from Hvitfeldtska gymnasiet, Gothenburg, Sweden. He was awarded the Anders Wall scholarship for scientific research, Sweden’s prize for the 2016 young researcher of the year. He tells us about the origins of his passion for scientific research.