International Library Staff Week – Istanbul, April 2019

In April, I had the opportunity to participate to the 2nd International Library Staff Week held in Istanbul, Turkey, which was organized by the Suna Kirac Library team at KOC University.

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GEM Alumni Networking Event in Paris

On January 28, 2019, the MSc Finance programme from GEM (Grenoble Ecole de Management) organized an Alumni Networking Event at the restaurant Zango Les Halles in Paris. Many alumni attended, and MSc students had the opportunity to speak with many of them, including Allen Barrak (MBA, 2017), who has been working as a senior consultant in banking and financial services at Julhiet Sterwen for 2 years now. Before he joined this company, he worked as a management consultant at HSBC. We also met with Camille Verwaerde (PGE, 2016 – MIB 2015), who is working as an associate in transaction services at PwC, and Cesar Cantu (Msc Finance, 2017), who is working as a fixed income and FX exotic derivatives modelisation controller at Société Générale. From Green Giraffe, we met with Hicham Aissi (MSc Finance, 2017), who did an internship in Natixis after his graduation and now he is working as a financial adviser at Green Giraffe, and Luiz Gustavo Lafosse (PGE, 2010). We also talked with Mehdi Boukhalkhal (MSc Finance, 2017), who is working as consultant in financial risk management at Deloitte, and Philippe Millot (Msc Finance, 2017), who is a consultant CFO adviser at Sia Partners since 2017. Before securing this job, he had internships at E&Y, Groupe BPCE and BNP. He graduated from Grenoble Ecole de Management in Finance and got the diploma with merit. Finally, we had the chance to meet Yasmine Fakir (MSc Finance, 2018), who is an incoming capital markets origination analyst at Citi. Before this, she did an internship as a capital markets origination summer analyst at Citi in 2018 and an internship as a DCM analyst at SGCIB in 2017.

During the interview, we asked them two or three questions which I think will be very helpful to the current MSc Finance students who are in the process of looking for internships. Here are the transcripts of each of these interview:

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The international experience at GEM shared by Deborah, Maniph and Yixin

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The Pass-World entrance exam is an exam in which students with non-French diplomas can pass in order to enroll in the 2-year Master in Management program within one of the select French business schools. Grenoble Ecole de Management is one of the seven French business schools that offers the Pass-World exam for entry into Masters in Management program. Three Pass-world students who are currently studying at Grenoble Ecole de Management have shared some of their experiences of being an international student at GEM.

Deborah Lesseihi

Deborah LesseihiDeborah is a Pass-world student from Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) who is currently finishing her first year of studies at GEM. Deborah chose to study in France because she wanted to add an international competence to her background. She chose GEM because Continue reading

Interview with Kang LI, Market Segment Executive at Total

Hi everyone, my name is LI Kang. I’m from Yantai, a beautiful coastal city in Eastern China. From 2008 to 2012, I studied in Sichuan International Studies University. During my bachelor studies, I got the chance to do one year’s exchange in France. This year has left me a deep impression and has encouraged me to come back to France for my future studies and work. The first time I got to know Grenoble Ecole de Management was during a French school presentation in Chongqing. Continue reading

Caroline Gauthier, Professor at Grenoble Ecole de Management Shared Her Experience in South Korea at AGERA Conference

The AGERA network (Alliance Des Grandes Ecoles Rhône-Alpes Auvergne) which consists of 41 of the most prestigious higher education establishments in the Rhône-Alpes and Auvergne regions of France organized a conference in terms of the developments and opportunities of South Korea  (La Corée du Sud: Pays de toutes les opportunités. Une des populations les mieux formées de la planète) on 12 March 2015. Caroline Gauthier, Professor and Researcher of Strategy in Grenoble Ecole de Management and Director of Advance Research Program for Doctoral school at GEM participated in this event and shared her experiences in South Korea with substantial supportive fact and data.


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