Where do ESSEC luxe grads go?


Ninjava
There are no employment stats on their website as far as I could see.
Is it reasonable to expect to land a job at the likes of LVMH (in Paris) with no prior marketing experience and an elementary level of French? I am Indian.
Which other school do luxury brands recruit "freshers" at? I had a look at the best schools for luxury brand management list but that doesn't answer my question. Nor do the websites of these schools... Who else recruits at ESSEC?
There are no employment stats on their website as far as I could see.
Is it reasonable to expect to land a job at the likes of LVMH (in Paris) with no prior marketing experience and an elementary level of French? I am Indian.
Which other school do luxury brands recruit "freshers" at? I had a look at the best schools for luxury brand management list but that doesn't answer my question. Nor do the websites of these schools... Who else recruits at ESSEC?
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Duncan
That does not seem like a reasonable expectation. Try https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559
That does not seem like a reasonable expectation. Try https://find-mba.com/board/general-forum/how-to-use-linkedin-to-find-the-best-school-28559
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Ninjava
Yes, I did use the tactics outlined in that post. The results were disappointing but I was hoping that isn't the complete picture. Anyway! Thank you for confirming this.
Yes, I did use the tactics outlined in that post. The results were disappointing but I was hoping that isn't the complete picture. Anyway! Thank you for confirming this.
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Duncan
I searched LinkedIn for ESSEC luxe MBA and found 732 people, around 500 in France, some of whom took other programmes. It looks like the foreigners in France speak French.
I searched LinkedIn for ESSEC luxe MBA and found 732 people, around 500 in France, some of whom took other programmes. It looks like the foreigners in France speak French.
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Ninjava
Fluency in French is absolutely necessary. That i know. I was wondering if lack of prior marketing experience makes entry into luxury marketing impossible. I saw a lot of people go for internships that did not convert.
Fluency in French is absolutely necessary. That i know. I was wondering if lack of prior marketing experience makes entry into luxury marketing impossible. I saw a lot of people go for internships that did not convert.
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Duncan
Yes, without marketing experience or a strong internship a move into mainstream marketing will be hard. However, people with a quant background might get into customer analysis or market research roles.
Yes, without marketing experience or a strong internship a move into mainstream marketing will be hard. However, people with a quant background might get into customer analysis or market research roles.
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Ninjava
How long of an internship? Do you know how often do the lvmh internships convert? ESSEC has a 'consulting mission' built into the program but it does not sound like a pure marketing internship.
How long of an internship? Do you know how often do the lvmh internships convert? ESSEC has a 'consulting mission' built into the program but it does not sound like a pure marketing internship.
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Duncan
The luxe MBA has the option for a internship in the 3rd term. I'd also consider a summer internship before the start of the program. The conversion rate will differ greatly for international students without business French.
The luxe MBA has the option for a internship in the 3rd term. I'd also consider a summer internship before the start of the program. The conversion rate will differ greatly for international students without business French.
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Ninjava
I'll work on that summer internship idea. Thank you for your inputs!
I'll work on that summer internship idea. Thank you for your inputs!
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Hi there! I'm a current participant in the Luxury Brand Management major in ESSEC's Global MBA program, and the major's ambassador. In addition to what Duncan has shared, I wanted to share a little more about how this program helps participants transition their careers.

In this year's batch, almost everyone will be changing at least one or at most all of their industries, functions, and markets (locations). I will agree that working here in France pretty much requires having a good handle on the French language and it would be good if you can start on your French even before joining the program; however, I would not say that you need Marketing experience in the least. The Luxury Brand Management major will not only equip you with hard skills, such as quite a bit of knowledge and skills on Marketing but also offers plentiful opportunities to network with those in your target sector (e.g. Fashion & Accessories, Watches & Jewelry, Fragrances & Cosmetics, Wine & Spirits). The program was founded in partnership with LVMH and L'Oréal, the two largest luxury conglomerates in the world, and the school continues to have very strong relationships with these companies. These founding partners, along with many others, make the networking opportunities immense, and being able to expand your network in the Luxury industry as such is indispensable.

[Edited by Emilia WILSON on Nov 13, 2018]

Hi there! I'm a current participant in the Luxury Brand Management major in ESSEC's Global MBA program, and the major's ambassador. In addition to what Duncan has shared, I wanted to share a little more about how this program helps participants transition their careers.

In this year's batch, almost everyone will be changing at least one or at most all of their industries, functions, and markets (locations). I will agree that working here in France pretty much requires having a good handle on the French language and it would be good if you can start on your French even before joining the program; however, I would not say that you need Marketing experience in the least. The Luxury Brand Management major will not only equip you with hard skills, such as quite a bit of knowledge and skills on Marketing but also offers plentiful opportunities to network with those in your target sector (e.g. Fashion & Accessories, Watches & Jewelry, Fragrances & Cosmetics, Wine & Spirits). The program was founded in partnership with LVMH and L'Oréal, the two largest luxury conglomerates in the world, and the school continues to have very strong relationships with these companies. These founding partners, along with many others, make the networking opportunities immense, and being able to expand your network in the Luxury industry as such is indispensable.
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Razors Edg...
Does ESSEC publish career statistics?
Does ESSEC publish career statistics?
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Ninjava
Thank you for jumping in Emilia!
I was wondering about the employment stats too, like Razors Edge above.
Thank you for jumping in Emilia!
I was wondering about the employment stats too, like Razors Edge above.
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