Discover the testimony of Lishi Chen who graduated from the emlyon IMBA programme (promo 2018) and received career guidance in her post graduate job search from Career Booster, career services dedicated to recent graduates.
Lishi, what did you do before the IMBA at emlyon business school ?
I was Project Engineer in GE China after Electric Engineer and Automation Bachelor degree. I worked GE for three years with rotations in commercial, sales and engineering during first two years.
During your year at emlyon business school, could you tell us about one or two unforgettable significant experience(s)?
I like emlyon Makers’ Lab very much to do my own 3D printing/laser cut projects, I participated makers’ bootcamp with other 19 French students to assemble mini 3D printer and artificial limb, which boost my confidence that I can co-work pretty well in an immersive 100% french environment.
Besides, Finland trip also impressed me a lot during my IMBA. One-week <Nordic business way> not only broadened my horizon about difference between South Europe and North Europe, but also gave me an opportunity to leverage my schedule to travel 95% EU countries, which had a great impact on my later job searching focused on different countries.
What were your ambition(s) at the end of your course ? How did it go ?
At final stage of my IMBA, I exchanged to Cheung Kong Graduate School of Business (CKGSB) for two months. There I realized overseas work experience will add shining points in my career path. My dream is to enter consulting industry in France, energy market. But after four months searching, I felt French work proficiency is a big challenge and with 3 to 4 interviews each month, I was almost broken down.
After graduation, you benefited from the Career Booster services : how did you hear about Career Booster in the first place ?
I kept close attention to emlyonforever.com website. The “Career Center – Recent Graduates” Columns gave me many insights about latest career coach, especially online/offline job search bootcamp, individual career guidance, and Firsthand platform resources.
What did you think of your experience with Career Booster ? Tell us what services you benefitted from exactly ?
I attended both online and offline Career Booster. The career coaches gave me very pragmatic suggestions. During offline Career Booster in Paris Campus, my LinkedIn profile was ranked top among 770,000 people when searching certain key words by HR account. One month later, recruiters contacted me directly to ask me if I’m interested in new opportunities.
During online Career Booster, the small group (3-5 attendees) enabled us to give feedback and suggestions on each CV/Cover Letter.
It’s very helpful since the samples were all from our targeted industry/jobs. After refreshing my CV with more visual points and Cover Letter with more logic way, I got 3 interviews in one week.
And since then… what has happened ?
I got a permanent offer as Project Manager in Schneider Electric.
And finally, what shall we wish you for the future ?
I’m very honoured to be one of the emlyon alumni, thanks to emlyon powerful resources, I will be more than happy to meet cohorts to share experience.
Later, if she whishes, Lishi could benefit again from the Career Booster services, within 3 years after graduation.
Alumni 2016, 2017, 2018 : Career Booster is a career service dedicated to recent graduates (up to three years after graduation) : on programme this month : https://www.emlyonforever.com/news/62525