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.
In the meantime, discover what Bing Zhang-Rose, GE 08, has to say.
- Graduated from the GE 08 programme
- Originally from China
- Worked in France as Trade Marketing Manager, Global Travel Retail at CHRISTIAN DIOR PERFUMES, Paris (2009-17)
Currently working in Hong Kong as Trade Marketing Manager at Moet Hennessy Global Travel Retail
- Native language (s) ▶ Chinese
- Level of French ▶ fluent
- Other languages spoken ▶ English
- Other degrees ▶ Bachelor of Arts in History
Being Chinese can be obstacle for getting a job in France but can also be an advantage: some companies are looking for your knowledge of the Chinese market.
Bing's key advice
I started my career in advertising in China before studying at Audencia. I did 2 internships with Apple Europe and L'Oreal. After graduation, I entered L'Oreal headquarters in Clichy working for Maybelline Asia Pacific zone. Later I joined Parfums Christian Dior (LVMH group) as Operational Marketing Manager for Japan and China, based in Paris. Late 2017, I moved to Hong Kong, and joined Moet Hennessy (LVMH group), managing all MH portfolio brands
How it all started
trade marketing activities in travel retail channel.
Realities: Speaking French, understanding the culture and being able to adapt and integrate are essential.
Myths & realities
Myths: 35 hours is not for the "cadres" and not for those who desire to excel at work.