Amadeus, IBM, L'Oreal, SAP, Paypal, Valeo, Atos Consulting, and Accor presented their career opportunities for the experienced international profiles of the EDHEC Global MBA at this year's Global Talent Day in Paris. After the presentations, participants networked and met one-on-one with recruiters and managers from these leading international firms. Following the sessions, Sodexo's Group Director of Diversity, Satu Heschung, joined Grégoire Beaurain, Founder of Walter Flynn International and Christelle Caucheteux, Director of EDHEC Alumni for a panel discussion on mentoring for career success.
The panel looked at mentoring from the company, school and individual standpoint. Satu Heschung pointed out, “Mentoring has a huge ROI, it is a very cost-effective way to impact retention, internal promotion, and employee development.” The panel also discussed informal mentoring and looked at it through the eyes of the mentor and the mentee, “If you look back on your career, you will remember those mentors who made a difference in your career, sometimes in the space of a conversation,” shared Grégoire Beaurain.
Finally, EDHEC's Alumni Director, Christelle Caucheteux pointed out the keys to a successful mentoring relationship, “Mentoring will only work if a relevant goal has been set and agreed upon by the people involved.” The panel marked the announcement of a mentoring program launch for EDHEC MBA students.
Throughout the day students and recruiters voted for best company and best student pitch. At the closing cocktail winners were awarded by Hays Executive, event partners. Amadeus' team, Christine Manglano, HR School Relations, and Chris Dolphin, Associate Director, Global IT Support Services took first prize for Best Company Pitch, followed by Francis Barel of Paypal, with SAP's Yann Bell in 3rd place.
Best Student Pitch went to Ms. Soumita Roy, a technology professional from India with 11 years experience at Cognizant, IBM, and Infosys.