First of all the staff at Pericles would like to wish
all who visit us a Happy New Year. And we hope that this upcoming year
is just as good if not better than last years successes. As for our
Student of the Month, well it is the beginning of the year 2002 and
this years January Student of the Month is starting the year off on
a high note. I would like to introduce to you Maxim Litvinov, who has
been selected as Pericles' first Student of the Month for the year 2002.
The reasons for his selection are many and I would like to share a few
After graduating from Peoples Friendship University,
Maxim, became a Marketing Manager for a company that sold printing equipment.
However, like many the crisis took its toll and this is when Maxim opened
his own company "Office Comfort" which sells office furniture
for pubic organizations and corporate clients. What started as a small
company eventually grew into a 30 employee operation. Now, like so many
others, Maxim felt that it was time to receive more knowledge about
business, especially as his company continues to grow. This decision
led him to the idea of getting his MBA from a Western University. And
like so many that have come before him Maxim came to Pericles to study
for the GMAT exam. After taking our course Maxim received a 690 on the
GMAT, a score higher than the average. And although he did not take
our TOEFL course we would also like to mention that Mr. Litvinov also
received a 260 on the TOEFL exam with a 5.5 on the essay.
Since taking the exams, Maxim, has applied to 7 top
universities, and has already received acceptance letters from Duke
and IESE (Where he could use his Spanish). He is currently waiting for
his acceptance letter from Wharton, which we are sure will come soon.
In addition to his success so far on trying to enter business school,
and his success in running a growing company during one of Russia's
worst economic times, Mr. Litvinov is a devoted family man. In 3 months
Maxim is expecting his second child and plans on taking his wife, new
born, and six year old daughter with him while he studies for his MBA
(should be a nice experience for the whole family).
Maxim, for all you have accomplished and for all you
future successes we, here at Pericles, would like congratulate you and
wish you a Happy New Year. We also would like to wish you success in
everything you do.