It is the 5th anniversary of the Scientific Society of Students and Graduates (SSSG) this year. On the occasion of this event we decided to take an interview with Katerina Sirinyok-Dolgaryova, the graduate student of the Institute of Journalism of Taras Shevchenko National University of Kyiv, the junior instructor of the ZNU Chair of Journalism Creativity, Advertising and PR, who was the first head of the Student Scientific Society (SSS) of the Journalism Department of ZNU (2006-2007), and the ZNU’s SSS (2007-2008). She reorganized the University's science and brought it to the higher level of development.
- Katerina, when did you get interested in science?
- Beginning from the high school years. I was a member of the Youth Academy of science of Ukraine, prepared the research papers in Ukrainian Literature. In the 10th grade I was the winner of the All-Ukrainian High School Olympics in Ukrainian Language and Literature. Later I decided to pursue a degree in journalism, and at my sophomore year started the student scientific research.
- What have you changed as a head of SSS of the Journalism Department?
- Upon my return from the United States, where I spent a year as a exchange student, I had tons of plans. Besides that before my US studying I was the chief editor of the university newspaper Dzuga (2005). Having all these experience I got the idea to hold the scientific conferences in student media, which I had been organizing during my last two student years in 2007 and 2008. In 2008 the All-Ukrainian Exhibition of Student Media followed the conferences.
- What did you start your activities from as a head of the ZNU's SSS?
- My creation is the Scientist. Even though the idea of publishing of the SSS’s informational bulleting had occurred far in 2006, it was implemented only during the period when I had a cabinet. I'm very glad it has been still publishing nowadays. At the same time the first conference "Young Science" was organized, the series of the thematic round tables and many other events that have been successfully held annually since then.
- What is your opinion about the university's student science nowadays?
- It's very positive. As for me, I think the good idea was creating of the e-mailing list of the SSSG's news and announcements. All the conferences are better planned and organized now. The students’ publications became better. It's all great!
- What is your advice to the young scientists?
- It's important to take the active part in all scientific events and be successful in academics too. Go ahead and don't be afraid to participate even in very tough contests, because it's all possible! Good luck!
Head of the Journalism Department's SSSG