On March 31, 2021, students of the second enrollment the <5g_Dream_Lab> laboratory, a joint project of the Graduate School of Management of St. Petersburg University (GSOM SPbU) and MegaFon, will present project based on 5G technologies to the expert commission. The best students will be able to get an internship or job offer at MegaFon.
In the <5G_Dream_Lab> Laboratory, students receive up-to-date knowledge about tools and approaches for developing IT products, create and test their solutions based on high-tech equipment, learn to work in interdisciplinary teams and develop their own MVP (minimum viable product) based on 5G technologies.
“The laboratory format is unique for Russian higher education. Gathering, teaching and accompanying teams of students from more than 18 St. Petersburg University Departments, we put into practice cross-functional interaction between future specialists. At the end of last season, together with the lab’s graduates, we significantly changed the concept of the project, documented the format and prepared the project for replication. At the same time, we have opportunity for future development. You cannot teach product development without constantly improving the academic format,” noted Rostislav Speransky, Head of the Lab
Graduates of the first recruitment note that working on their own project in the Lab has allowed expanding the knowledge base. “Six months after graduationl we were accepted for an internship at MegaFon, where I improved my skills in development and teamwork. Now I am a junior full-stack developer, I am able to lead a team, although before joining the Lab I had no experience in this direction,” said Anna Kupriyanova, a member of the Speech team.
The Speech team changed the initial concept of the project - they had planned to create a public speaking simulator for speakers with a wide range of functions. Than the team has focused on bloggers, podcast creators and has decided to create a service that help to make speech better by removing parasite words in a short time. The team went to the Sirius Educational Center in Sochi and, together with the students participating in the Linguistics program, developed an algorithm for recognizing unnecessary words. The system now defines 30 such linguistic units.
The second year of the Lab’s work took place in two directions: a developer of digital solutions and an integrator of digital solutions. Students of 3-4 years of Bachelor programs and Master students and graduates of St. Petersburg University in 2017-2020 could take part in the selection process.