What Bachelor’s graduates take away from their studies at Sciences Po

What Bachelor’s graduates take away from their studies at Sciences Po

On 6 September, students celebrated their graduation from the Sciences Po Undergraduate College. They all spent two years at one of the seven Sciences Po campuses in France, and one year abroad studying at a partner university. Those enrolled in a dual Bachelor’s degree programme spent two years in France then two years at the partner university abroad.

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“When I arrived at Sciences Po, i was left-wing”

“When I arrived at Sciences Po, i was left-wing”

“I was eighteen years old, I was just starting at Sciences Po and I was left-wing because, given what I was and what I was reading, I didn’t see how I could have been otherwise*.” The year is 1989. Édouard Philippe had “only just” passed the Sciences Po entrance exam after a year of literary classe préparatoire. It was the start of three “dream years” for him on the university’s Paris campus.

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“With machines performing complex tasks, it is up to humans to prioritise data”

“With machines performing complex tasks, it is up to humans to prioritise data”

Sciences Po alumnus Sunghan Kim has recently been named on the Forbes 30 Under 30 Asia list. In his role as principal product owner at Coupang—the world's fastest growing e-commerce site, known as the "Amazon" of South Korea—he has developed a fraud detection system to identify reviewers not associated with sellers. Alongside Coupang’s founder, Sunghan Kim has helped turn the platform into a multi-billion-dollar enterprise within four years. Interview.

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Emmanuel Macron, French president-elect, Class of 2001

Emmanuel Macron, French president-elect, Class of 2001

Emmanuel Macron was 21 years old when he arrived at Sciences Po. After three years of preparatory classes in the arts section at lycée Henri IV and two failed attempts at the entrance exams for the École Normale Supérieure, he is said to have gone to Sciences Po to “lick his wounds,” perhaps even “with a certain spirit of revenge”. More

Nur Arafeh is a 2017 Rhodes Scholar

Nur Arafeh is a 2017 Rhodes Scholar

Nur Arafeh was recently selected as a 2017 Rhodes Scholar, and will pursue a Doctor of Philosophy degree in international development at Oxford University next fall. Arafeh is one of just three students who were selected from the region of Syria, Jordan, Lebanon, and Palestine this year, which is the first year that the Rhodes Trust has awarded scholarships in that region.

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“One can become innovative through learning”

“One can become innovative through learning”

Lucille Perrier, a recent Sciences Po graduate, is now in charge of the Innovation Lab at Mahindra, the Indian automobile manufacturer. She shares her vision of innovation, stresses the importance of mentorship in the field and reflects on the origins of her love for India.

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