Written on 28 October 2021.
Aikumis Sydykova joined EDHEC MSc in Marketing Management in 2021. Lifestyle blogger, Aikumis shares her study abroad experience on Instagram.
“Bonjour! My name is Aikumis Sydykova, I come from Kazakhstan. In June 2021, I received my Bachelor of Arts in Economics degree from Nazarbayev University, the best research-oriented university in Central Asia. During my studies, I worked as a research assistant, interpreter, and SMM manager, founded a student club, traveled, and started learning French. I knew for sure that I wanted to pursue my studies in Marketing, so when it was time to apply for a graduate school, EDHEC was my definitive choice.
It has been almost 3 months since my arrival in France. I feel that I am already in love with French food, culture, and people. I also actively work on my little blog, @aika_sydykova on Instagram, where I share my daily life as an international student in France. My followers are often curious about the application process and study experience at EDHEC, so I do my best to share helpful information for the Russian-speaking audience, and I really hope that in the future, there will be more students from the CIS countries at EDHEC.!
The first thing I love about EDHEC is its international community. For instance, this year we have students from 42 countries in my MSc, and I can say that I have found friends from all over the world. Another thing I like is that we are given a lot of real-life cases to solve during the lectures. For example, we are currently working on proposing a new product for Group SEB, the largest manufacturer of cookware in the world! We also have meetings with the managers from well-known companies like L’Oréal and LVMH.”
I think that EDHEC is a perfect place to start making your dreams come true!"