Ivan Smirnov

23 posts

How to Build an Honest and Useful Professional Network

Whether you are looking for a job or trying to meet a new mentor, your best resource will always be people. Most jobs are never listed on the open market. »

How to Pick Classes at UC Berkeley

Picking classes always seems like a daunting task (especially at an institution as large as Berkeley). You have to balance your major/minor requirements, your interests, time constraints, and more. »

Writing Professional Emails

Writing email is seemingly becoming a lost art — with the proliferation of Facebook, Snapchat, Whatsapp, and other social media platforms our focus and skills are shifting to short, informal, instant »

Configuring a Personal VPN

I often find myself in the position of wanting to access my computer remotely, be it to grab a file, check the status of a download, or to show off »

How to Make a Personal Wiki

Why have a personal Wiki? A wiki is an incredible way to organize thoughts and information. Various note taking apps such as Evernote are great, but the lack of easy »