ParisTech International Admission Program – find the webinar online!

Each year, ParisTech recruits more than 100 students in five emerging countries: Argentina, Brazil, China, Colombia and Russia. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, ParisTech chose this year to host a webinar to introduce its international admission program. The webinar took place on May 20.

The 6 ParisTech schools participating in the international admission program were all present during the webinar: AgroParisTech, Chimie ParisTech, Ecole des Ponts ParisTech, ESPCI Paris, Institut d'Optique Graduate School, MINES ParisTech. Organized simultaneously worldwide, the webinar welcomed participants from over 20 countries.

Close to 1,000 people signed up for this online event. 59% logged in, and attended the presentation of ParisTech, of the six schools participating in the International Admission Program, and of the program itself.

Marie-Christine Bert, Director of International Relations and Business Partnerships at the Ecole des Ponts ParisTech first explained the values shared by all ParisTech schools, emphasizing on what makes them outstanding and original in terms of training, research and innovation.

The Directors of International Relations then introduced their respective schools, highlighting their areas of specialty, both in teaching and in research. The vibrant student life on their campuses was also part of their presentations.

Last, Ricardo Lobo, Director of International Relations at ESPCI Paris, presented the International Admission Program and the recruitment process, from the sought-after candidates’ profiles, to the recruitment agenda or information for students on how to prepare their applications.

Representatives of the 6 schools - Jeanne Beyrand, Artemio Plana Fattori and Christophe Sodore (AgroParisTech), Fethi Bedioui and Antoine Mercier (Chimie ParisTech), Marie-Christine Bert (Ecole des Ponts ParisTech), Ricardo Lobo (ESPCI Paris), Pierre Baladi (Institut d'Optique), Alma Catala Luna and Marilène Langlois (MINES ParisTech) - as well as the ParisTech team - Laura Villette and Yuan Yuan Shen in Shanghai, Florence Lelait in Paris - answered the participants' questions during two Q&A sessions, and via the Zoom chat. More than 150 questions were answered, some general, some more specific to some students’ profiles.
Both the presentations and Q&A sessions helped remove uncertainties, and explain in detail and in nuance the ParisTech jury’s elements of appreciation during applications’ examination.

The webinar was overall a precious moment for the ParisTech team to interact directly with students interested in French engineering training. A moment of sharing and exchanges that will bear fruit in the coming months.

For all those who unfortunately could not attend this webinar, all isn’t lost! The webinar is now available on ParisTech YouTube channel as well as students’ testimonials. Watch, rewatch, and do not hesitate to contact country or school referents if you need more information!

Read also the interview of Jing WANG, student in environmental engineering at Wuhan University, who was admitted in MINES ParisTech in 2020.

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