Business School: 5 inspiring paths that will surprise you

Digital revolution, pandemic, climate change … business schools are adapting to educate students who are aware of tomorrow’s challenges, able to reinvent themselves throughout their careers.

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Thus, the ESC Clermont Business School, from the Master, offers an à la carte course that allows everyone to express their potential by multiplying experiences and exploring what makes sense to their lives. Proof by example with 5 profiles of young graduates with amazing and inspiring career paths.

Mélissa Alauze: with her master’s degree in business school and her doctorate in Polytechnique, she intends to transform companies with design and innovation.

Mélissa entered the ESC Clermont BS via the Passerelle competition without a specific job project. The student took advantage of the many career opportunities that the school provided to take on Erasmus for six months in England and then take a sabbatical in Paris in an innovation agency. “It was there that I discovered the humanities and social sciences as well as design. I then returned to Clermont-Ferrand to take my final year of the Master’s degree in Innovation and Entrepreneurship, which I did on a work study program in the innovation department of Société Générale ”. After her master’s degree, she took a doctorate at the École Polytechnique, where she joined the CRG (Center for Research in Management), a laboratory specializing in innovation management. She is working on a thesis on the continuous process of design integration within a large retail giant. While maintaining her status as a researcher, Mélissa has just signed a contract with a Parisian innovation agency to develop innovation strategies, her favorite field since leaving ESC Clermont BS.

Alex Tarditi: passionate about Asia and driven by a taste for travel, he thrives today in the prestigious world of exceptional wines

After completing a DUT GEA in Clermont-Ferrand, Alex joined the Master Grande Ecole at the ESC Clermont Business School in 2013. “I chose this school because it was the only one that allowed me to study abroad. After only one year in Clermont-Ferrand. And I was also very interested in the Master’s École course program, very complete, with a pretty broad vision for business and practical travel, with case studies, companies coming on site to discuss with students. ” During his studies, he studied for two semesters in China, and then worked during his middle year in Shanghai in the Castel group, number 1 in wine in Europe. He then began a dual master’s degree in International Business “Doing Business in Asia” at ESC Clermont Business School for a year in South Korea. He is now export manager at Vranken-Pommery Monopole, number 2 in champagne in the world, with responsibility for Asia and the Middle East.

Marine Michelet, in the midst of the Covid crisis, left her position in New York to cross the United States and launch two activities that are particularly close to her heart

Marine joined ESC Clermont BS in 2012 after graduating to pursue a bachelor’s degree in International Management. “I chose this school because of its family atmosphere, because of its bachelor’s degree, which was the best in France at the time, and for the opportunity offered to go abroad last year at a partner school. I spent this third year in Colombia, where I achieved a French and Colombian double degree oriented towards international leadership ”. New York, Asia, Canada … The young woman has a range of professional experiences in the four corners of the world before embarking on her own life coaching to help professionals make more sense of their careers. Across the United States in a school bus with her buddy, she co-founded with him the company @Ads for change, a digital agency for companies and associations with a positive impact. “We support them in raising awareness of their causes, gaining more donations, recruiting volunteers, through social media campaigns and through Google Ads and Google Ad Grants. The latter makes it possible to get $ 10,000 free ads a month and for life. It’s a program unknown to associations that do not benefit from it. ”Now based in Mexico, Marine acknowledges that she owes the openness that characterizes her to ESC Clermont Business School.“ When you leave high school, you do not necessarily know what to do. will with his life.ESC Clermont BS opened up opportunities for me and gave me a range of useful soft skills throughout my professional life, such as teamwork and openness to others ”.

Clément Monnet: after Airbus in Beijing and Silicon Valley, he changes course and now launches French film Netflix in the United States.

A 2011 Master’s graduate from ESC Clermont Business School, Clément took advantage of an intermediate year to take an internship at Airbus in Amiens. “Then the desire to work in technical subjects with engineers came to me. After my diploma, I went to Airbus in Singapore, then to Beijing, where I held the position of Chief of Staff for CEO of Airbus Helicopters China ”. In 2015, we went to Silicon Valley to create, again for Airbus, Uber for helicopters, which allows you to book a helicopter with a few clicks. COVID puts an end to this adventure. Far from giving up, Clément then got the idea to create a French film streaming platform featuring great classics and newer cinema. “While France is the second largest exporter of films in the world, Francophones and Francophiles cannot find French films online. Cinessance was released in mid-November in the US and Canada, and so far so good. “This taste for challenge owes it to the 33-year-old ESC Clermont Business School.” In addition to the knowledge base provided in three years and very competent teachers, ESC Clermont BS is a warm school that teaches how to stay humble while dreaming big. I also appreciated the proximity to the engineers thanks to the double degrees. They brought a new perspective to our problems and forced us to be open ”.

Jessica Pommier: After an amazing experience at The Walt Disney Company, she travels the world and manages to turn her passion for travel into her job

During her master’s degree at ESC Clermont BS, Jessica spent a semester in Indonesia and completed internships at, the youth department of TF1 and The Walt Disney Company France, who employed her on a permanent contract. Three years later, she left her CDI to travel solo around the world with one goal: to offer a travel and culture program for children on youth TV channels when she returns. The blog “My little bits of the world” was born. Once back in France, no channel is interested in her project, but she continues her videos on her blog for her community of children and parents. “Very quickly, destinations or brands in the travel industry approached me to talk about them on social networks and on my blog. This is how I discovered the profession as a travel blogger! “Since 2017, she has lived off this activity of 80%, while also offering her services as a digital and influence marketing consultant and teacher to tourism professionals and business school students. She also presents the ESC Clermont Business School web series” Go see elsewhere if I study “, which describes the life of students abroad.” I present a student from the school who has been taken abroad, shows his daily life, how he found housing, etc. It is instructive and reassuring both for future mobility students and their parents, who will see exactly where they are going ”.

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