Among the many reasons for choosing the top ranked University ESCP Europe, having the opportunity to combine study with work experience is definitely one of the most important and a real advantage for entering the job market.
We interviewed Annabel, a 20-year-old Bachelor in Management student at ESCP Europe. She spent her first year in London, the second one in Turin and in September she is going to study at the Berlin ESCP Europe Campus.
In May Annabel started her internship in the Italian startup Tutored as Junior Marketing Executive for the French Market and we asked her to tell us about the opportunity of working before graduation required by her ESCP Europe study plan and to describe her experience in tutored.
Over the 3 years, each student is required to complete at least 2 internships. How important is for you to have the opportunity to work during the University?
We have class from September to April which give us 4 months free during Summer. I think it is really important to use them to get experiences and actually start to build our own career. Thanks to ESCP Europe’s partnerships, we have many opportunities of internships in many interesting companies. We can find internships (and jobs) in all over the world in big corporations like Google, Apple, BNP Paribas, PwC, Hermès and many more but also in small companies or startups.
And what about your personal work experience?
Personally, I have found my internship thanks to the Career Office. In Turin, we received many opportunities across Italy and tutored was looking for a French speaker. I have passed the selection process and here I am in Milan for the summer. I am Marketing Executive for the French Market for this very innovative Italian Startup. It is an amazing opportunity and a real professional experience. I have important responsabilities as I have to develop the platform in France, find some users and ambassadors. Furthermore, I get to know all the strategies that tutored uses in Italy to continue their outstanding growth. I now feel like a member of this amazing team composed by friendly but professional people. They are passionate about their job and now, I am as well.