Assistant to Director
Head of Protocol and Records Management Department
I received an invitation to work at Innopolis University as a Director Assistant in early 2017, while still being on a maternity leave. By this time, I had already heard a lot about Innopolis University as a unique place that not only teaches students, but also implements scientific and industrial projects. I had a lot of experience in office & protocol management in the banking field, but I had no experience in the proposed position in education, so I decided that this was a great time to try something new and step out of the usual comfort zone.
I like that I can freely put my ideas forward and can openly make suggestions, while obtaining useful feedback and support from the management team.
As a Director Assistant, I noticed how I could use my experience to improve work processes at the University. Development of a regulatory framework for document management, automation of documents uploading from 1C — these and other ideas were implemented together with colleagues from the Department of Education Quality Assurance, IT Department and my team of the Department of Protocol and Records Management, which I was entrusted to lead by the management.
What was my idea of Innopolis before I met it? It looked empty, with lots of further work to do. But when I arrived I saw that behind this small and seemingly powerless city lies everything that all of us need. Here you can not only see the birth of ambitious projects, but also be their creator; you are exposed to unlimited opportunities for your development. And when you develop, everything around you develops.
Innopolis University grew right before my eyes and I grew up with It. I came here in 2013 as a system administrator. At that time, the University employed about 15 people. We were sitting in several rooms of a building on trade Union street in Kazan. In 2015, we moved to Innopolis. we were most impressed by the architecture of the University campus. And the main building turned out even better than on the layouts. And the more projects the University had, the more people came here.