On the eve of the first spring holiday SCIT welcomed a renown interpreter and a big friend of the School Andrey Falaleyev. Apart from the engaging conversation Andrey offered to the SCIT students an intensive master-class in simultaneous interpreting in the booths, showing in practice the effectiveness of his training methods. The students were inspired by the opportunity to meet in person such a famous interpreter and to ask him about the secrets of mastering the profession, ways of professional growth and personal qualities necessary to become a top interpreter. The students from the T&I Department of the Herzen Institute of Foreign Languages were also invited to join the conversation.