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I am part of the class of 2008 of the IBBA program of KEDGE Marseille. I currently live in Sydney, where I have just launched my start-up, Skoutli. Skoutli is a platform on which photographers, influencers, or advertising agencies can rent space for shootings or shootings. These rentals can come from individuals who, through an hourly rate, rent their kitchens, bathrooms, swimming pools or vehicles to professionals. I created this start-up a month ago and we just got our first bookings!I followed the IBBA program at Kedge. I started my career by doing a year and a half at school. I then did an internship in event management in Monaco for 6 months. This first experience taught me a lot and that's how I realized that I was interested in the event industry. After that I went to university in Mexico for a year and a half. For my fourth year, I had to do an internship abroad. I sent my CV to several companies in several countries and I was taken for an internship in Sydney, Australia. I didn't know the country at all but I decided to go for it! After these 6 months of internship, I wished to finish my studies in Australia by doing my M2 in Sydney. My associative experience as a partnership and events manager in the Student Office has brought me a lot. It gave me a first approach to the professional world in the field I liked.Also, my career path within the school has given me a great international outlook. Having studied in Australia and Mexico and having done an internship in Sydney, it allowed me to confirm that I wanted to work abroad! The Kedge community is very important too. During my various experiences abroad, I have been able to meet many Kedgeurs on the spot and this has allowed me to create many relationships, both on a personal and professional level.
After my BA European Management (at the University of Westminster in London) I followed this up with an IBBA master's degree at KEDGE Marseille. The first part of the course, the most generalist part, gave me the basics of marketing and business. In London, I learned to work the English way. These two years have been fantastic from every point of view. Then, my master's degree, which I was passionate about from start to finish, confirmed my appetite for the media: publishing, audiovisual... During these years, I was lucky enough to have been supervised by incredible professionals; one of the teachings that will remain forever engraved in my memory is to "always check"; It all started five years ago, when, in addition to my work, I kept a blog in which I wrote mood posts about the toilets in bars and restaurants. Subscribing to news alerts, I realized the abundance of social issues related to this sector: health, ecology, diversity, economy... On the other hand, I was approached by actors of this ecosystem who did not have a reference communication channel. So I realized that I had an innovative editorial line on the one hand, and a viable economic model on the other, thanks to advertising. Since I had always been titillated by the desire to be entrepreneurial, I thought: that's it! That's it! It's time! It was a long way to the release of the first issue, I really took the time to consult professionals from the press and the health sector, to build a business plan... once the brand is well established, we will have a physical shop, and why not expand internationally: FLUSH UK, FLUSH Italia...
After a classic Bac & prep HEC in Angers, I joined the IBBA at KEDGE Marseille and started with 2 years in London before moving to the city of Marseille where I specialized in marketing, I then continued my studies in IAE. I started my career at Shell at the head office where I was in charge of internal communication for SAP projects, then I continued in the automotive industry in a subsidiary of the SNCF where I was responsible for marketing and communication. I then joined the Plastic Omnium Group, where I was in charge of internal communications for the automotive subsidiary. After 7 years in the Paris region, I wanted to return to my native Brittany and joined the ZEISS eyeglass lens manufacturing site in Fougères. Two years ago, a complete change in my career, I joined Laval Virtual as a Watch Manager: since then, I haven't stopped learning about virtual reality and augmented reality: two immersive technologies whose markets are exploding.
The Erasmus program that I followed at KEDGE, (2 years in London, 2 years in Marseille) made my desire to work with an international outlook come true. Even though I am based in France, throughout my career I have worked in English on a daily basis within subsidiaries of international groups, where I learned this notion of openness and cultural differences between European students who are close on paper. I learned to work in groups and in project mode and above all to build a network and deep-rooted friendships, many years later. My training helped me to find a first job for which I was trained and operational, the rest followed. My training has also taught me that nothing is ever acquired and that it is necessary over the years to be trained continuously in order to ... bounce back.
I worked 3 years in London: for Google (Google Glass and Google Maps), for a start-up and an event technology company. I learnt a lot and loved each of my jobs, but I was always looking for an area where I could make a positive impact on the world. I left my job in London to travel 14 months in South America. When I returned to Marseille, the city where I grew up, I found a job in congress organisation. I stay there for 6 months but nothing to do, working in an office for events funded by laboratories is not my thing. So I decide to go to India to train as a yoga teacher. Since then I have been teaching in Marseille and it is a real pleasure to see my students leaving my class on a cloud!
I have been practicing Yoga for several years and I have seen the impact that this practice has on a person's life. Furthermore, I am very committed to the environment and it seems to me that yoga can be another way to bring people towards a healthier relationship with nature and the planet. I wish to continue teaching Yoga in Marseille and abroad at festivals and workshops. I also wish to organize trips that mix Yoga and discovery of a country. For 2020, we will go to Bali! I would like to develop Yoga classes in companies, which allow employees to evacuate the stress and tensions of the day and to do good to themselves. In the long term I would like to open a Yoga studio in Marseille, a place for sharing and learning where I can organise events related to well-being in addition to regular Yoga classes. Finally, I would also like to train more specifically in Yoga for mental health and give adapted classes through associations or in hospitals. KEDGE has reinforced my desire to travel and discover the world. Thanks to my exchanges I have learned how to manage abroad and to be autonomous. Finding something that makes you happy, that makes you vibrate and that brings happiness around you. And if that something is yoga, then go for it!
Following the IBBA programme at KEDGE Business School, I had a first experience in distribution and then I tried my luck by creating my own company. In March 2018, I created WE TRADE INTERNATIONAL SOURCING. In June 2018, I received my first container of products in France. Today, our company employs 7 people (including two kedgers) and has distributed about 30,000 products in France and Europe. The education I received at KEDGE gave me a technical background that was essential to my rapid evolution in my first job. Within the IBBA framework, the various university exchanges were a real source of personal enrichment in terms of opening up to the world, a crucial quality when trading internationally in order to realize projects.
“One of the strengths of this MSc is to access lectures given by industry professionals and to directly discuss with them. Our employability is reinforced. Another asset of the program is rich multicultural exchange with students from all backgrounds. After my internship at Crédit Mutuel CIC BECM, I had the chance to be offered a permanent contract. Being graduated from a MSc is an advantage for my future career within the group thanks to its recognition and international scale.”
“This MSc has developed my knowledge of finance theory with practical applications and research tools. The facilities and equipment used on the programme are of the highest standard, giving me access to the most innovative tools available. This includes a dedicated Reuters trading room facility and a range of databases. I have developed my knowledge and understanding of corporate finance, financial markets and how they impact on decision-making finance. The programme also contains a strong quantitative content with practical applications. As part of the programme, I had also the opportunity to complete the AMF Certification (French Financial Authority) – an industry-recognized professional qualification.”
“I had done my 1st semester online from India and 2nd on the campus. This hybrid programme gave me the benefit of preparing myself beforehand to the courses prerequisites before getting onto the campus. It also allowed me to get used to the French language and culture beforehand. Immediately at the end of my course I was recruited by Crédit Agricole Corporate and Investment Bank in Paris as an intern. Within 30 days after being back to India, I started working with the French Embassy.”
“I entered the International Business programme with just the zest for challenge and desire to learn all I could and what followed was a fantastic experience in a widely multicultural environment. Team work with fellow classmates from different countries, lectures from professors with hands-on experience in incubation, geopolitics & consulting, study trips, courses through interactive gaming-like simulations etc., made the journey a true experience rather than just another academic curriculum. I now work for Global Purchasing in DELPHI Automotive in Luxembourg, where I look after large scale procurement in the EMEA region. Dreams ahead, miles to go and very happy about the good start now.”
As a person who has an engineering background, the overall experience I acquired while studying at the International Business programme was very unique and helpful for whom I want to be in my future career. What I found most rewarding was the quality of lecturers and the content of the courses. The professors of the programme educate students in a very creative way and encourage them to think out of the box to broaden their knowledge beyond their field of studies. Also, the programme has a strong international focus where students learn business principles relevant for a more global world. Having classmates of different cultures and professions, I grew as an individual, learning to interact and talk to people from different backgrounds.