I first got to know about Skoltech when I attended some international conferences. According to the students, Skoltech gave them opportunities to learn from leading scientists about forefront research, international experience, access to a supercomputer, and much more. All this motivated me to consider applying to a Master's program in computational and data-intensive science.
In the last year of undergraduate studies, my friends invited me to join a team to participate in the NTI Olympiad dedicated to the Internet of Things (IoT). The Olympiad gives many opportunities, including admission to Skoltech. The first stage consisted of a bunch of theoretical problems. The second stage included solving non-standard tasks related to IoT technologies. As a result, I was fortunate to be accepted at Skoltech for the Information Science and Technology program*.
*Editor's note: Information Science and Technology MSc program has transitioned into the Data Science, Internet of Things & Wireless Technology and Advanced Computational Science.