It also allows the students, within the framework of mini-forums, to exchange ideas with professionals about the issues, topics and challenges imposed by a market-driven economy.
The 2018 edition welcomed around thirty companies and representatives of most sectors of the country’s economy: (consultancies, banks, insurance companies, distribution companies, telecommunications, among others). The number of attending students from both Esprit School of Business and its sister school ESE (Esprit School of Engineering) was massive.
The first edition was an opportunity for the latter – whether from Esprit School of Business or elsewhere – to learn about the range of Master’s programs offered by the school, their specificities and the professions that Master’s degree holders qualify for. The discussion aimed to answer two fundamental questions. First, what skills should the students aim to acquire to meet the companies’ needs? And second, what are the job prospects?
The students present at the forum were able to get answers to these two questions, thanks to three factors: (a) the fruitful encounters with trainers and course supervisors, (b) the insightful exchanges, with colleagues who preceded them, about their academic journey and their foray into the world of business, and (c) the presence of work placement mentors and other professionals from different sectors (IT consulting, web marketing and digital consulting, telecommunications, banking, audit, import / export, etc.) who also informed the public about the skills they expect interns to develop, and of course, the necessary skills that those who wish to join their companies need to acquire and hone.