Recruiters from top financial institutions visit EDHEC Business School’s annual Finance Career Day in Nice

Written on 20 September 2013.


Companies such as BlackRock, BNP Paribas, Citi, Morgan Stanley, Société Générale, LVMH and L’Oréal attended the event to talk to students about internships and jobs. The Financial Economics track, part of the Grande Ecole programme, specialises in all aspects of finance, from trading and asset management to auditing and management control. More than 700 students, French and international, are in this top-flight programme. The MSc in Financial Markets, which is one of the degree offerings that make up the programme, is ranked fourth in the world by the Financial Times.

This year’s novelty was a virtual forum, held Sept. 19, that linked students with institutions in the United Kingdom, Italy, Hong Kong, Shanghai and elsewhere. There were also Alumni Spotlights, roundtables moderated by EDHEC alumni that focused on the professional experience. The traditional recruitment forum, held Sept. 20, allowed company representatives and students to meet face to face. The career event came to a close with a conference —‘How to develop talent in-house?’—moderated by Monique Valcour, professor of management at EDHEC, and with top-drawer speakers: Pierre-Antoine Duffaud (EY), Malcolm Horton (Nomura), Terence Perrin (BNP Paribas), Susan Slack (EDF Trading).

‘By bringing forty French and international companies to campus’, said Fernanda Diaz, EDHEC Career Centre director, ‘the Finance Career Days creates a unique opportunity for students to get information, to network and to get an internship or first job,
all in a highly sociable atmosphere. For recruiters, for their part, it’s an ideal place to meet highly motivated and well-prepared applicants ready to respond to the current challenges facing the world of finance.’

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