Careers & Alumni


strong corporate relations and a vast alumni network

ESSEC’s long-standing relationship with the corporate world is characterized by the depth of the partnerships developed over the years. As ESSEC provides a unique and dynamic learning environment that allows participants the flexibility to integrate professional experience in to the curriculum, students are thoroughly prepared to enter the working world immediately upon graduation.


ESSEC strives to offer students all the tools they will need for their future career development and that in part is done through the lasting corporate partnerships that have been created.

Recruiters recognize the superior level of professionalism demonstrated by ESSEC graduates and therefore actively seek to hire them.  Consequently, the majority of students find employment before graduation and almost all students are employed within four months of graduating.


The Career Services department offers 5 recruitment fairs during the year that assembles 160 French and international companies with ESSEC students.
The big events are: 
  • Campus ESSEC: a job fair during which 150 companies come to meet you and it takes place every February. Regardless of your year of study, this is a great opportunity to meet the professionals and to get information about occupations, business sectors and recruitment, and also to negotiate your next internship or future job
  • The Investment Banking Seminar: a specialist investment banking fair which takes place in November each year. It is preceded by a presentation on the recruitment processes which are specific to the sector and a roundtable discussion during which professionals present their occupations.
  • Roundtables: conferences organized throughout the year and each session focuses on a specific industry. One of the principal roundtables is organized in conjunction with the strategy consulting industry. Different consulting companies make presentations about their firms, case studies, and the recruitment processes. The other major roundtable is related to the marketing industry and includes presentations by graduates about their profiles and occupations.
  • Lunchtime Presentations: each year 70 companies come to the Cergy campus, at lunch time, to talk about the company and to recruit. Students are informed of all of these events through regular emails sent by the Career Services department.


London Finance & Fintech Fair
Forum for careers in Finance in partnership with CentraleSupélec
 London  Oct 5
International Career Fair
 Cergy  Oct. 13
International Finance Career Fair
 Cergy   Oct. 13
Jobs in Consulting Fair
 Cergy  Oct. 13
Digital Business Fair
Organized by the students
 Cergy  Oct. 13
Career Fair in partnership with CentraleSupélec
 Shanghai  Nov. 6
Jobs in Law Forum
 Paris La  Défense  Dec. 10
 Cergy  Jan. 31-
Feb. 1
Forum Start Up & Growth Companies
 Cergy  April 16

Some of the multinational companies lead by ESSEC alumni include:
  • L’Oreal, UK & Taiwan
  • LVMH, USA & China
  • KPMG, France
  • Unilever, USA
  • Essilor, USA
  • Société Générale, USA
  • GlaxoSmithKline, Austria
  • Bayard Presse, China
  • Otis, China
  • Pernod Ricard, China & Switzerland