Go France! Approach local startups rather than big companies

  • Career & Development
  • Le 29 novembre 2019

We are delighted to bring you “Go France”, the guide for international students looking to work in France!

Devised and compiled by Audencia’s Career Centre and Alumni team, with the support of the School's student reporters, “Go France” is a valuable resource for internationals considering a career in France after their studies. Starting with HR professionals’ top tips and debunking the myths and realities of the workplace, Go France also showcases the experiences of more than 20 international alumni who have aced the challenge of finding a job in France.

This week, discover what Deepak Shivdutt Kandpal, MBA 15, has to say.

About Deepak

  • Graduated from the MBA 15 programme
  • Originally from India
  • Working as Service Delivery Manager at Infosys in Paris
  • Daily working language ▶ English
  • Native language (s) ▶ Hindi
  • Level of French ▶ Elementary
  • Other languages spoken ▶ Marathi
  • Other degrees ▶ Master of Science in Software Systems

Deepak's key advice
Approach the local startups rather than big international companies.

How it all started
I started as a trainee electronics engineer in Mumbai, Maharashtra, India before coming to France for my MBA at Audencia. I hope my next carer step will take me to a different country!

Pastimes
Passion is to become a Serial and Social Entrepreneur and Leader/Mentor.

Most memorable experience
Mixing with French culture through language, wine factories, dance and shopping.

Keeping in touch
WhatsApp and Facebook groups.

Myths & realities
Realities: You need to have a basic command of French to work in France. My main challenge was my lack of experience of French culture.

Speaking French
  • French language courses
  • Relaxed nature of co-workers - Laissez Faire

Advice and top tips
  • Be careful in making the right decision of choosing companies to work
  • Be confident in whatever you want and do!
 
CAN YOU HELP?
Are you an international alum in France or, are you a French alum working abroad?
Do you have a story to tell about your journey and how you secured your job or internship?
Do you have advice that you would like to share with current students?

If you have answered YES to all of the above, then please follow this link!

Thank you
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