I've just graduated. What now?
What direct benefits do you feel you’ve gained from getting this training? Did it give you access to new professional opportunities (job changes, new assignments) in either the short- or medium-term?
The direct benefits were apparent right from the start. I very quickly had a better understanding of the value of my position within the company. I also became more proactive and took a closer interest in my company’s strategy.
My manager left a few months after I started the programme, so my responsibilities quickly evolved. The current health crisis also accelerated some internal changes, therefore I was able to put to the knowledge I had learned to use, both on a human and technical level.
How did your courses go? What are the two main experiences/memories that have stuck with you? With hindsight, would you do it again?
My courses went very well. The teaching team was very welcoming, the premises are perfectly adapted for learning, and the course content was far beyond my expectations. As for memories, my first is the week-long “Corporate Environment - Big Picture” course. We had to prepare a group presentation in English in one day, and had to go before the class and two teachers in the campus auditorium. There were fruitful exchanges and it was well-paced despite the pressure of timing. That experience strengthened our bonds and we all benefited from the research done by the whole class.
My second memory is about work we had to do to prepare for an innovation course. We had to complete an audit grid on purchasing organisations with regard to innovation. That work gave me the ability to communicate in detail with the European director of my company's R&D department, better understand their roles, and learn about current projects.
“Because of the training I received, questioning the internal actors of my company was warranted so that I could better understand their expectations. That enabled me to open up new channels of communication.”
Looking back, I would do it again without hesitation. It breathes new life in a career, as well as being very useful both professionally and personally.
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The business environment is increasingly changing and requires a constant effort to acquire and update one’s knowledge and skills. What type of profile would you recommend attend continuing education courses at KEDGE?
In my opinion, KEDGE's continuing education programme is suitable for individuals who are looking for professional and personal enrichment. The programme offers the technical tools and feedback necessary to progress in a position or career change.
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