Written on 23 Nov 2015.
Danae Sakkou, 29, is an EDHEC Gobal MBA participant from Greece with a background in education and linguistics. She graduates in December and is currently focusing on how to use the MBA to make a career change. “EDHEC’s CareerSMART programme is so useful in helping us decide what we want to do, and how to achieve it. Sandra Richez, the Career Services Director and all the staff provide advice and guidance and they organize CareerSmart days that build our skills and confidence.” This is a sentiment that many other MBA candidates share. “Since September there have been workshops during which we receive feedback from professionals and peers on our CVs, LinkedIn profiles, cover letters, networking pitch and job-search issues.”
For Danae who is hoping to make a career switch into client relationship management within the education sector, changing her professional image is crucial for accomplishing her goal. “The CareerSmart programme offers mock interviews with recruiters to enhance our interview skills and provides us with networking opportunities. For the individualised coaching sessions we are assigned a career coach according to our desired career paths. They offer us direction and guidance to transform our careers.”
According to the Economist ranking of Top 100 MBAs worldwide, EDHEC is 28th for student assessment of careers service and 1st in France with 93% of graduates finding jobs within 3 months after graduation.