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Support and guidance by our professionals
As a student, you can choose from an exceptionally wide range of options to help shape your careers. These are developed in partnership with the Career Services, partner companies and ESSEC alumni:
- Recruitment events held with over 300 partner companies such as on-campus forums and sector-specific seminars, career round tables and company presentations;
- Interview and CV workshops plus career orientation guidance to prepare students to optimise their entry into the professional world and develop their career plans;
- Online job portal where more than 15,000 internship opportunities and 6,000 job offers for young graduates are posted each year;
- Access to an active and extensive global network of 46,000 alumni with 60 chapters worldwide. Visit ESSEC Alumni;
- ...many more forms of personal guidance.
Before ESSEC, I was an assistant project manager in a construction company and was thinking about changes. Now at ESSEC, I have benefited a lot from my new business perspective, thanks to the gorgeous people I met here. I am very glad that I came here and I am totally optimistic about my future. I hope I can work in a combined field where both engineering and business knowledge are required, and I am sure ESSEC will help me with its high-quality education resources.
ESSEC Ventures: our own incubator
Calling all entrepreneurs! If you are (or would like to be) an entrepreneur, ESSEC Business School provides you the opportunity to join our in-house incubator, ESSEC Ventures, which supports you whilst you develop and launch your startup project. The ecosystem, reputation, and network of our school will ensure you make the most out of your business endeavour.
Where are our graduates now?
The statistics Graduate Career Survey 2015 analyzed the careers of our class of '15. To read the full report on how our graduates of 2015 performed after graduating click here.
A few highlights from the survey:
53,000 EUR was the average starting salary for our 2015 graduates. 92% of them attained open-ended contracts (not fixed term). 98% found a job within 6 months after graduation. In fact, 70% found their job even before graduating. 37% found a job outside of their country of origin and 7 of our graduates have started an entrepreneurial career!
Hall of fame
Graduate of the Class of 1981
Graduate of the Class of 1994
Minister of Culture and Communication
Graduate of the Class of 2006
Founder of Deezer
Matthias Hoffmann, German, 2011:
Associate in the European Real Estate Investment team of GIC, Singapore's sovereign wealth fund
Minzhongxia Ding, Chinese, 2012:
Investment Banking Senior Associate at ICBC Europe Investment Banking Centre
Praveen Kumar, Indian, 2011:
Operateur de Marché (Trader), BNP Paribas Arbitrage (CIB)
ESSEC Career Services
A word from our Career Advisor
“While at ESSEC, our students will have to validate 18 months of professional experience. They will do so both in France and abroad, in a wide variety of companies and sectors. My role as a career advisor, is to give you the tools and confidence to define your career objectives, and build a successful job search strategy.
Throughout your studies, students will be offered multiple opportunities to learn and grow: the career services team provides career training sessions, individual career coaching, and also organises major corporate events such as a Finance Forum or a 2-day Forum gathering more than 300 companies each year.
Our international students have to be prepared for the specificities of the French job market. Through intercultural and career workshops we strongly encourage you to take an active part in on and off- campus activities. While gradually building a student and company network, you increase your ability to find a professional experience that matches your objective and skills.
Our Career Center (career website) is a key tool providing you with career advice and company information. It is also a great opportunity to connect with the alumni community and current ESSEC students. Networking with peers and alumni allows you to better understand the job market, and to secure interesting internships/jobs.
My advice for international students: if you wish to work in France, give yourself every opportunity to practise French, as this is going to be a key asset for your job search!!!"
Mélanie Castres Saint Martin
Careers Advisor - MSc in Management
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