Monday 15 June 2015

Apprenticeship - one of the best options to combine study and work

ESSEC offers its students a variety of opportunities to gain valuable professional experience, not only pure academic understanding of business. Moreover, it is required for a student to validate at least 18 months of professional experience before graduation. Among classical work opportunities for students such as internships, ESSEC, as well as some other French business schools, offers a very attractive option called an apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship is a contract between a student, the school and an employer, lasting for 2 years. During this period, the student combines studying at the school and working for the employer. The position is considered to be full-time, and thus is treated even more valuable than an internship on the student’s CV. The reason is because working as an apprentice the student has an opportunity to be exposed to more long-term projects than any intern.

Thursday 11 June 2015

Interview with Saurav on his time at ESSEC so far


I am Saurav Berlia. I did my Bachelors in Commerce from Calcutta University, India. Thereafter, I worked as a Business Development Manager for a leading tea manufacturing company in North-East India for a period of two years. While working, I decided to pursue my further studies. So, after taking into account all factors, I made up my mind to come to ESSEC Business School, France. It has been almost a year at ESSEC and I am thoroughly enjoying my experience here. Also, I am part of a dynamic student association, MELT, at ESSEC. And currently, I am working as a Business Development Intern in a Paris based start-up. Apart from my studies, I am taking advantage of my stay here in France to travel Europe.