Written on 12 Oct 2021.
Yiqing Ma joined EDHEC Apprenticeship Track in 2019. She shares insights into the program.
I arrived in France at the age of 18 for my bachelor’s degree in Economics & Management. During my bachelor’s studies, I was lucky to go for an exchange in Barcelona. I also gained some professional experience in France through internships and student jobs.
Because I love the culture, the history, and the language. Lots of different places to visit, lots of delicious food to try… And if you like museums, Paris is definitely the city for you. You never get bored!
I chose the Apprenticeship track to build my professional skills, and gain more experience which helps me better understand some academic theories. It’s a virtuous cycle! And to top it all, I do not need to pay any tuition fees and get a monthly salary!
I’m working for Aon, an insurance and reinsurance brokerage company as a junior broker for Aon reinsurance solutions. I mainly work on reinsurance programs renewal and reinsurance programs analysis. These tasks help me develop my soft and hard skills, build my communication and collaboration skills, improve my analytics capacity and knowledge of reinsurance industry.
I would say that it offers a great combination of academic knowledge and professional experience. Although the pandemic prevented us from doing the study trip and the summer exchange program, the Apprenticeship usually offers an international experience.
I chose the Business & Management – Organization & Strategy Consulting specialisation because I enjoy these topics. Through the coursework, I have learnt to better structure my analysis and provide better solutions for complex business questions.
I would like to continue improving myself, to find a position that stimulates my potential with challenges and helps me grow. It is important for me to keep innovative spirit and constant learning path.
Be motivated and enjoy it! In order to find a company, EDHEC Career Centre provides strong support from career plan-making to offers providing. What’s more, be active on LinkedIn and you will make it!