French Students at UW-Parkside - Montpellier Business School

Published: September 10, 2015

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A holiday this summer? Not for three of our alternate, diplômables 2015, guests on a business seminar two weeks in the U.S. 

Present currently in Kenosha, near Chicago, three alternate students, diplômables 2015 Montpellier Business School, took advantage of their summer holidays to attend a seminar entitled "Doing Business in the USA." Live from the University of Wisconsin-Parkside, Ian, Laura and William, respectively StartUp specializations, negotiating sale, and Supply Chain tell how they live this experience. 

It was during a trip to Mikkeli, Finland, Ian met Dr. Abey Kuruvilla, Special Assistant to the Chancellor for International Relations and Associate Professor of Business at the university. "We kept contact (Montpellier Business School because we are taught to maintain a network ... laughs) and spring, he offered to participate in a seminar called "Doing Business in USA" initially for MBA. Of course I took the opportunity and sharing information with my promotion friends, Laura and William finally embarked with me," says Ian. "We are here for several reasons. There was first the discovery of Business Management specificities in the U.S. through exciting interventions. But there is also the discovery of American culture and the creation of a new network, the U.S. time, through meetings with key individuals and businesses. In the U.S., managers or officers are very accessible so it is very fast for the little that we have some communication skills (and this is not our specialization course officials who say otherwise ... teachers little dedication Annie Mahé and Cyril Pierre Alain Rogel Foropon!). 

To summarize, we are here to seize the opportunity before us and to build relationships with the U.S. after our careers can be improvised from there ... We are all delighted to experience! "He adds. For Guillaume, alternating among Septéo as a buyer junior assistant, is his first time in the USA. "I try to take as much information and be hyper responsive to all that we can learn. Classes resume the foundation of the teachings we received in Montpellier Business School but are highly 'Americanized.' I would say that this trip is a nice way to finish my studies. It allows to compare the knowledge acquired and to open ourselves more to the world, as for me, I want to have an international career." 

Laure finally adds that American values are far from those of our good old Europe. The American dream remains an integral part of their culture. "They have a different way of thinking, a different way of teaching, it is consistent with the parallel between professional success and money. Moreover, their shares or their gifts are called the charity business." 

No doubt these three diplômables 2015 have many things to tell in their businesses on their return!

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