Friday, December 15, 2017

What I took away from our Entrepreneurship class

by George Thomas, ESSEC Global MBA Student Ambassador 2017-2018 | Strategy & Management Major

For the longest time, I believed that most people who succeed as entrepreneurs inherently possess certain skills, personality, and capabilities that set them up for success – skills that cannot be taught in the classroom. One either has them or not. While it is true that successful entrepreneurs require certain traits, what my Entrepreneurship class with Prof. Lepoutre helped me appreciate was that most of those skills and capabilities can be learned and acquired, if not all.
Below are my key take-aways and reflections from the class:

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

My journey in the ESSEC Global MBA

By Abhinav IYER, ESSEC Global MBA Class of 2017


Around this time last year, I was in India grappling with the dilemma of whether I needed to do the MBA. A critical life incident involving my family had made me question my choice.
In situations involving no easy answers, I took the plunge based on what my family and well-wishers at work recommended. One could argue that "free will" was suspended and I decided to come to ESSEC amidst several cobwebs in the mind, full of questions and with some anxiety.
Perhaps, I kept telling myself that time would simply fly past me and transform the journey into a surrealistic blur.

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

6 GMAT tips from an MBA recruiter

By Eric Lucrezia, Recruitment Manager, ESSEC Global MBA

The irony about the GMAT is that it is usually the thing that people spend the most time stressing about, yet it is only one component of your entire application. Your interview, essays, references, career goals, and soft skills will also play an important role in the final admission decision; however, a competitive score falling within the appropriate range of your dream school can really strengthen your application and yield some great scholarship offers.

All of the GMAT tips shared below also apply to the GRE and are useful resources to anyone preparing for an English proficiency test such as the IELTS or TOEFL. A great GMAT score is just one of the many elements that make a successful application. Keep things in perspective, follow these key steps, and do your best.