Haileybury Astana prepared me well to university life: academically as well as socially. The IBDP program and its core elements, such as Extended Essay, prepared me well for university essays. At my university, I feel that I have a competitive edge among other students in the class, who did not complete an IB program. The major benefit being an IB graduate at Haileybury Astana, and not completing the IB program overseas - is the advantage of being an international student.
Haileybury Astana Alumni Association is the great start to keep in touch with fellow graduates and help them grow and be a part of Haileybury Astana once again. Unfortunately, COVID-19 made things difficult, and students cannot enjoy the studies, as much as they should.
On January 2021, I felt like I should do something, improve my CV and gain experience. My first thought was my school - Haileybury Astana. I wanted to gain a working experience at Haileybury Astana in the Marketing Department out of my own will. I was very excited when I got the response that I can join the Marketing team for two weeks internship. This shows how Haileybury Astana helps their graduates, and I am a real example of it. This opportunity gave me a real insight into how Haileybury Astana works, within PR and marketing. It is such a feeling being back at school as an adult. I understand how valuable experiences are and how it is important to practice.