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Lunch Talk

On Monday 14 November, Inès BRILLAUD came to talk about her studies, in particular her 3 years of training in CPES (Cycle Pluridisciplinaire d’Etudes Supérieurs), her master’s degree at Sciences Po as well as her experience as an intern in charge of culture at the Alliance Française.

She went into detail about her atypical journey. Similar to a preparatory class, but without the stress linked to pressure, this course allows students to study different subjects and to select those that best suit them. Inès then explained to the students that it was possible to join the Sciences Po curriculum after a Bachelor’s degree. She gave them tools to prepare for the admissions interviews, and in particular the need to be relevant in their choice of internships. She then shared her experience on the internship she is currently doing in the cultural field at the Alliance Française. We would like to thank her for coming to meet our students.

On Monday 21 November 2022, Mr Cheikh Tidjane N’DONGO was kind enough To come talk about his studies and career path. He is currently Acting Head of the Food Security Unit of the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD).

After two years of studying for a degree in English and German, Cheikh Tidjane N’DONGO realized that he was not on the right track. He then integrated a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology in the second year, followed by a Bachelor’s degree and an Honours degree in Political Science. This course of study was done at the University of Nanterre Paris X. Finally, he did his Masters in Geopolitics and International Security at the Institut Catholique de Paris. He emphasized that a university course allows for professional opportunities

He was then able to explain to the students that jobs in international organizations and diplomacy are not always easy to obtain, that it is essential to persevere and to create one’s own network as early as high school (internships, Agora Monde etc.).

The students were also very interested in Cheikh Tidjane N’DONGO experience in the African Union, the situation of the countries of the African continent and the evolutions of development which could take place there.

We would like to thank him for making time to come speak to our students.

Coming up…

We look forward to welcoming Mr. MARCHANT Emmanuel, GM of DANONE Southern Africa on campus this Wednesday, 30 November 2022.

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