At the MIT European Career Fair, more than 50 universities and Grandes Ecoles came to represent France!
This year, the Office for Science and Technology from the Embassy of France in the United States and the Consulate General of France in Boston had organized a large French Corner at the MIT Johnson Athletic Center with 12 booths dedicated to studying and conducting research in France.
The entryway to the French Corner boasted fruitful opportunities of business, academia, and innovation!
Here are a few examples of the information one could get...
At the table of Science and Innovation in France from the Office for Science and Technology, Michael Vallée, Higher Education Officer, Anne-Sophie Moroni, Deputy Science Attaché, and Ines Carme from the Cultural Services of the Consulate General of France in Boston, directed interested candidates to professional resources for career growth. The table offered a rich network tech opportunities in France and in the U.S.
Mrs. Minh-Hà PHAM, PhD, Conseillère pour la Science et la Technologie/Counselor for Science and Technology especially came from Washington, DC to welcome everyone at the French Corner.
Consul General, Valéry Freland, also came and visited the 12 booths.
This MIT student is moving to France this year. He attended the MIT European Career Fair to seek a job in Paris within his field. Ines was a great help in directing him to professional resources to help him in his job search in Paris. We wish him luck!
Paris Sciences et Lettres - PSL Research University was represented at a neighboring booth. Audrene Eliot, Directrice des partenariats et du development (Director of Partnerships and Development), was thrilled to recruit potential students for the world-class research university. PSL’s distinctive federal structure brings together 26 prestigious academic and research institutions, a student body of 21,200, 178 research centers, and over 80 libraries and museums.
PSL’s Audrène Eloit spoke with an interested student at the fair, as pictured below.
Institut Curie offered exceptional opportunities within one of the largest cancer research centers in Europe. Pictured here is the Institut’s representative at the fair, Antoine Coulon. Institut Curie has locations in Paris, Orsay, and Saint-Cloud.
Paris-Saclay University is a leading French institute which combines top-level research, academics, and innovation at the cutting edge of science and technology. Programs offered include Bachelors, Masters, and PhD. Graduate Degrees at this school are taught primarily in English.
The booth advertised the university as a an exciting multicultural university where students passionate about science and innovation can fulfill all of their learning potential! To support academic mobility, 160 international fully funded scholarships are offered for masters students.
University Côte D’Azur - UCA welcomed interested candidates to learn about research opportunities in France. On the right we see Associate Professor Matteo Caglioni who was thrilled to represent the school here in Boston! University Côte D’Azur has over 30,000 students currently.
Andreas Gabl from HEC Paris is pictured in this photo representing programs of international business and marketing, unique summer programs on HEC’s campus, and much more. HEC Paris was ranked second business school in Europe by the Financial Times’ overall business school ranking in December 2016.
Thales representatives spent much of the day sharing information with interested students and candidates! Thales is in the business of providing relevant, reliable information to decision-makers working in aerospace, space, ground transportation, defense, and security.
At the Network "n+i" booth, which is a consortium of 50 French engineering institutions of higher education (Arts et Métiers ParisTech, CentraleSupélec, INSA (s), Polytech (s), etc.) who share international strategies and mutualize their international cooperation efforts to welcome high-caliber foreign students, also came Polytech Paris Sud (Telecom / IT, Physical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials, Electronics, Electricity, Computer science), Polytech Nantes (Telecom / IT, Materials, Energy, Electronics, Electricity, Computer science) ENSAE (Applied Mathematics, Computer science), EI CESI (Industrial, Environment, Electronics, Computer science, Civil Engineering / Building, Mechanical Engineering, Telecom / IT), EPF (Mechanical Engineering, Industrial, Environment, Energy, Computer science, Civil Engineering / Building, Aeronautical Engineering, Telecom / IT), EISTI (Computer science, Applied Mathematics).
Pictured here is EISTI’s Director of International Relations (Directrice Relations Internationales), Marie-Josee Lamerre.
Le Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS). Pictured on the left is Associate Director for North America Sarah Mondet, and on the right is Director Roland Pellenq. As the largest fundamental research organization in Europe, the CNRS carries out research in all fields of knowledge, through its ten institutes. CNRS also posts hundreds of post-docs yearly. All nationalities are welcome to apply.
It was a great day with a wonderful turn out! We are looking forward to next year edition!! We will keep you posted.