The fourth year of the Grande École Programme sees students consolidate their knowledge in managing complex issues (change management, risk management, conflict management, etc.) as part of an international curriculum or as part of a block release curriculum.
Through this training arrangement, you will be able to sign a block release contract (alternating study/professional training contract or alternating study/work placement contract) with a company. You will thus receive a salary allowing you to have all or some of the study fees covered by the company.
Governance, strategies and company policies are covered. The analysis of projects or of company paths constitutes firm rooting for your knowledge.
“The personal challenge” – personal work carried out over the year – serves to enhance the structuring of original individual thought within the social sphere.
The majority of fourth year students choose to extend their project, which they commenced the previous year, until December. In this way, students live their association investment to the full with the possibility of transmitting all the knowledge acquired to new recruits.
After following a three-year curriculum at ISTEC, block release training and the English programme seemed to be an obvious choice to me. This year gave me the opportunity to discover the world of French start-ups. For one year I was the marketing and communication manager of a start-up that creates objects that charge up through movement.
With mainly international goals, the practice of marketing and communication in English at the school has been of real benefit to my block release training. This block release training has been a real springboard into my professional life and it allows me to enter my last year in possession of a specific professional project.