Plans for your career

Text transcript of the "Plans for your career" video

[2 minutes, 24 seconds]

[Caption: Plans for your career]

[Jean-Denis]

There was class, just class, and there was also all the construction, we could say the stuff engineering is made of, that happened outside of class, with people who were a little more specialised, who listened to us, to really build plans for your career.
Because what I was looking for... I went to ENESAD (AgroSup Dijon) seeking a course leading to a degree, but without really knowing how, or what my future would be.

I didn't know at the beginning what I would be in 4 or 5 years, so this exchange, construction, was needed so that I could slowly find a field that interested me.

You find yourself quite clearly, it's [something] when you need to write your thesis. [staturnal?]

It's true that all through the course, every time we needed it, we found, in the faculty, people who were available.

[Cécile]

Especially the professors in charge of your thesis, and of the... which are, by their very nature, the professors with which we test our ability to analyse.

[Jean-Denis]

When I went to suggest the subject of my thesis to different employers, in particular to a bank, it was to offer, in relation to a problem on the field, to be able to offer an original method of approaching it that linked together different fields, skills, and a scientific method, with sociological and mathematical parts.

That excited the professor in charge of my thesis, and I couldn't have done that before.

That openness, I didn't have it before.

[Louis-Marie]

I was able to do the thesis without stressing out.

It was a very interesting experience because I had studied hernias in crucifers (club-root) within the CETIOM, and after this thesis, I kind of became the go-to guy within the CETIOM on this pathogen, so somehow it's recognised inside the CETIOM, and also outside, because it's a problem outside of France also.

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