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D’Amore-McKim School of Business at Northeastern University, one of our IPBS partners for the CESEM Dual Diploma programme, joined together with NEOMA Business School to welcome Françoise de Givenchy, who is Regional Head of EMEA Talent Acquisition at State Street, for a meeting on campus in July.

State Street is a global financial services company that is present in 29 countries and serves more than 100 markets. Founded as a bank in 1792 in Boston, Massachusetts, today State Street has $27.48 trillion in assets under custody and administration and $2.38 trillion in assets under management. “To put it into perspective,” says Dr. Catherine Karyotis, Professor of Finance at NEOMA BS, also in attendance, “State Street is among the Big Three Global Custodians, along with Bank of New York and J.P. Morgan.”

According to Bob Blanchette, Director of Employer Relations at D’Amore-McKim School of Business, “we have a longstanding relationship with the State Street Boston office in the organization of internships and work placements for Northeastern students.” Ms. De Givenchy says that State Street hires up to 600 students around the world annually, and recruits heavily from Ireland. State Street is a specialist provider in Middle and Back Office services globally, and according to Ms. De Givenchy, interns find that their work experience later positions them on top of the applications pile once they are ready to enter the job market after their degree.

Isabelle Chevalier, Director of NEOMA Business School’s Talent & Career Development Unit*, along with Sébastien Thebaud, International Business Development Manager, joined the discussion about State Street and potential opportunities for NEOMA Business School’s students both during and after their studies. “It’s clear from this meeting,” says Ms. Chevalier, “that for students with Front Office ambitions, those who get Back Office experience have a value-added trump card for whatever they want to do afterwards, whether it be in Global Advisory or in Global Markets.”

*The Talent & Career Development Unit is a new, distinctive service for students at NEOMA Business School and is a direct result of the merger of Reims Management School and Rouen Business School. It works to enable students to develop their personal and professional skills and align them with their career objectives.

Ms. De Givenchy’s visit was jointly coordinated by Robin Cohen, Director of Student Services at D’Amore-McKim School of Business, and Jane MacKinnon, Assistant Director of CESEM at NEOMA Business School. Our two institutions have been working together for over 30 years.

Photo (from left to right) Jane MacKinnon, Sébastien Thebaud, Bob Blanchette, Isabelle Chevalier, Françoise de Givenchy, Catherine Karyotis, Robin Cohen.

More about CESEM programme: cesem.neoma-bs.com
Secondary level diploma. 4 year degree, in French and another language, 2 years in France (Reims) + 2 years abroad (partner university). CESEM trains specialists in a specific geographical area in the world, giving them an advanced level double degree. It will give you unique international experience: multicultural, with total immersion and a double degree.