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Students’ feedback

Discover our students’ feedback on the EDCBA master, their internships and their career opportunities after their studies.

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Hasnae Bakkar (EDCBA 2018-2020), ICTD
“Since day one of joining the EDCBA master program I learned a lot, the multidisciplinarity of the courses allowed me to fulfill my knowledge in different aspects that touch my interest from investment decisions to carrying out evaluations of projects in different sectors of the economy. During the year we were able to attend seminars and forums that helped us to widen our sight on the different organizations and their missions in order to choose the best internship. Eventually, I was keen to do academic research that the reason why I had my 6 months internship as a Research assistant on a project funded by the International Center for Tax and Development and inside the Institute of Economic and Social Research, this opportunity was a mile stone in my career and allowed me to learn and develop my analytical/quantitative skills.”

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Fatou Camara Thiam (EDCBA 2019-2021), Deloitte
“Working in a consulting firm had been my career ambition long before I joined the EDCBA master programme. The annual Job Forum organized by the Paris School of Economics is an excellent opportunity for students to meet with future employers. As for me, I had the chance to engage with Deloitte’s recruitment team on this occasion. Deloitte had heard of the master’s reputation and was willing to recruit one of the EDCBA students. After a preliminary discussion, they scheduled an interview, that eventually led to a 6-month internship. The Job Forum was a crucial step to fulfill my professional ambition.”

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Michel El-Khoury Favilla de Paula (EDCBA 2020-2021)
“I joined the EDCBA Master’s program to have a wider picture of how companies and public entities behave when it comes to evaluating a project: is it worth investing in this opportunity? By how much? What are its impacts on society and companies? Through complete and diversified courses, I have learned in how to adopt both a qualitative and a quantitative vision on various sectors and to identify the main topics that should be enhanced to achieve a more sustainable future. Despite the restrictions due to the COVID, my colleagues and I have managed to maintain our motivation and hard work routine. I have surely made friends for life; and with excellent professors, insightful seminars, continuous follow-ups, and a reactive and adaptable staff, EDCBA has opened a whole new world of opportunities for me.”

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Liz Gabriela Huamani Avalos (EDCBA 2020-2021)
“It was early 2020 and I was looking for a master’s program that could combine quantitative and analytical skills for investment decisions. I wanted my background in Economics with a focus on Development Economics to be enriched with more technical skills within a stimulating academic environment. Then, I found the MSc EDCBA that was fitting these requirements, and, to my surprise, I found widely more than a fascinating master’s provided by two prestigious schools (Ecole des Ponts and Paris School of Economics). I found excellent professors who listen to their students and are strongly committed to them. I found as well, incredible classmates from every continent who enriched the program and became close friends. Definitively, taking part in the EDCBA Master’s has been one of the best decisions of my life. Currently, I do an internship at Sciences Po working on the evaluation of the Regional Health Project of the Parisian Region and certainly, EDCBA has given me the accurate tools to get into this experience.”

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Mona Harnett (EDCBA 2020-2021)
“3 months into the EDCBA course and so far the programme has been extremely well balanced and fascinating. With a combination of mathematical/quantitative courses, well sandwiched between theoretical/research based courses. The programme is dynamically planned in short concise bursts, so you intensively study a topic for two months or so and move on, which I enjoy. I have been beyond impressed by the level of competence from our professors, they are genuinely leading experts in their disciplines, which makes for very relevant and in touch discussions. Hands down, the best part of this experience so far has been to connect with a super cohort of students, with vast international and professional backgrounds. Since we work often on group projects, the different perspectives have been fruitful and sure to lead to lasting relationships beyond EDCBA.”

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Charles-Elie Laly (EDCBA 2018-2020), Citizing
“During my EDCBA master, I did an internship at Citizing Consulting that eventually led to a full-time position as an analyst. The EDCBA faculty network and the job forum have been of significant support to find this opportunity, which is a crucial step towards employment.”
Today, his job consists in assessing the relevance and value of public projects and conducting market studies for Citizing.

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Bekzat Mukhanova (EDCBA 2020-2021)
“From the wide choice of the specialized Master’s degree programs available in France, I knew from the beginning that EDCBA would be the most interesting one. It was also fitting all the criteria that I had for continuing my education: representing institutions well known in the academic and professional world, providing knowledge in economic decisions in the context of current realities and social needs, and helping to develop necessary skills in practice. My expectations were fully met thanks to the well-thought-out program and the team of highly respectable professors. Another, not the least important benefit of the EDCBA program is the team of our classmates. For the academic year 2020-2021, this program united students from almost every continent, students with such a diverse background, students with a sharp mind, endless curiosity, and caring hearts. The classes and projects offered by the EDCBA program helped us to build a great sense of team spirit and strong cohesion that benefited to all.”

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Gaurav Premnath (EDCBA 2019-2021), Lazard Paris
“I chose EDCBA because the degree is offered by two elite universities of France, the ENPC Ecole des Points and the Paris School of Economics. Moreover the opportunity to do a capstone project and the requirement of an internship appealed to me, since I would be able to apply the teachings of the course in a practical and professional manner. The programme has gone beyond my expectations: the teachers and administration are very tight-knit with the students, which is truly unique. In addition, the lasting relationships with other students who are of very different cultural and educational backgrounds are deeply enriching: I got to spend more time with engineering students and they have spent more time with finance and social science students like myself. Eventually, I was able to get my dream internship at Lazard Paris. PSE, an institution at the forefront of the economic conversations and society at the moment, is an excellent place to study.”

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Cecilia Veiga (EDCBA 2018-2020), Lyxor Asset Management
“Before joining the EDCBA master programme, I had done different internships in consulting and financial advisory that comforted me in continuing on this career path. During the Job Forum, I attended the companies’ presentations and got the chance to engage with professionals, which convinced me to pursue more specifically in asset management. After a couple of internship interviews, I eventually joined Lyxor Asset Management’s Cross-Asset Research department for 6 months. This position surpassed all my expectations and taught me immensely. The opportunity given by the Job Forum to get in touch with so many different companies was imperative for me to understand my real career objectives and interests.”