The Great Transition 2018-2019: top ten projects presented to the jury

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Discover the ten most promising projects developed by our students to face the "urgency of now" which were presented to the jury of the GreatTransition class with Marie Laure SALLES, PhD HDR Dhc.

The three winners chosen by the jury and the public are :

  • "Econect" an app to help users get exact data on the ecological impact of their internet use and helps them reduce their footprint.
  • "Poêle de carotte"offers intergenerational cooking-classes to fight against food waste and favor a better integration of the elders as well as healthy eating-habits amongst the younger generation.
  • "Strim-App" a solution for a more responsable and economical use of electricity thanks to open data.

Many thanks to all students and to the jury members Laura Brimont (IDDRI), Luisa Ferreira (European Investment Bank), Valérie Gaudart (Engie) Amélie Lepoutre (Thinkers and Doers) Maxime Marzin (Centre pour l'entrepreunariat de Sciences Po) Eric Philippon (Famae) and Jean Saslawski (La France s'engage)

Samuel Hopkins (Graduated in 2016)

From the Master in Economics and Business, Equity Analyst Energy and Agriculture at Responsability Investment AG
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Please note: starting in 2019, the master 'Economics & Business' has evolved into the Master in International Management & Sustainability

I did an undergraduate degree in Economics at the London School of Economics and then worked at BlackRock, supporting the use of their portfolio management system by external clients. After a few years, I wanted to fulfil two personal goals I had at the time; moving abroad and continuing my studies.

I chose the Master Economics and Business for its breadth and location (Paris is a great city!). With a core curriculum of economics and business, the Master offers a strong academic foundation supplemented by a large range of electives. The electives, taught by working professionals, provide a practical understanding of specific industries; developing core skills by applying them to various contexts. The breadth of the Master really allows you to make a well-informed decision about your future career possibilities.

In fact, I learnt about the company at which I'm doing my final 6-month internship, responsAbility, from a presentation one of the MDs did for my Microfinance course. responsAbility is an investment manager focused on sustainable development finance for emerging markets, allowing me to have a positive social impact from my work, while remaining in the private sector. This complements my studies at Sciences Po well, as it requires both strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills.

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New Dual Degree with the Stockholm School of Economics

Business, Management, and Sustainability
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The Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation in Paris and the Stockholm School of Economics have joined forces to create a dual Master's degree programme in Economics, Management and Sustainability.

Students will complete the programme in two years, spending the first year at Sciences Po in the Master in International Management & Sustainability and the second year at the Stockholm School of Economics in the Master in Business & Management.

This two-year framework is based on mutual recognition of the existing curricula at each school, with a specific focus on innovation and change management, business development and entrepreneurship. The combined strengths of the two institutions will prepare students for careers in consulting, management or entrepreneurship. After successfully completing the two-year programme, students receive a Master's degree from Sciences Po and a Master's degree from SSE. Applications are open until February 1st, 2019 for qualified applicants from around the world.

For more details, please visit the dedicated webpage

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VR for Empathy

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Students of our Master Marketing programme (fr.) getting closer to the reality of migrants crossing the Mediterranean thanks to a #VR installation.

Many thanks to Jean-Edouard André who teaches "Web, hyper-médias et Empowerment" (fr.) and Sarah Mariotte of smartVR studio for this experience !

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Inclusive Capitalism and Social Progress

Debate about the Conclusions of the Internationa Panel on Social Progress
5th of November 2018 - 5 to 7 pm
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DEBATE AROUND THE CONCLUSIONS OF THE INTERNATIONAL PANEL FOR SOCIAL PROGRESS AND THE BOOK A MANIFESTO FOR SOCIAL PROGRESS - IDEAS FOR A BETTER SOCIETY

Date: November 5th, 2018, from 17:00 till 19:00 Sciences Po, Amphithéâtre Simone Veil (28, rue des Saints-Pères, 75007 Paris)

What is IPSP?

The International Panel on Social Progress is an independent association of world leading researchers from social sciences and the humanities, who teamed up with the goal of developing research-based, multi-disciplinary, non-partisan, action-driven solutions to pressing challenges of our time. The perspective is that of a reinvented and pragmatic utopia – an optimistic projection towards a world that thinks and acts in favour of social progress and justice.

The Event

After four years of drafting, debating, rethinking and revision, the IPSP report was published in September 2018 (Rethinking Society for the 21st Century, Cambridge University Press) together with a programmatic short book – A Manifesto for Social Progress. We take the opportunity of this publication to present the main results and propositions of the report. A discussion with actors in the field – International Organizations, Business, Civil Society – who all champion Inclusive Growth and Social Progress is a good way to put those results in perspective.

Speakers

Gustaf Arrhenius, Director, Institute for Futures Studies (Stockholm), Professor of Practical Philosophy at the Stockholm University.

Olivier Bouin, Director, Network of French Institutes for Advanced Study. Member of the IPSP Steering Committee.

Marie-Laure Djelic, Dean of the School of Management and Innovation and Professor of Sociology at Sciences Po (Paris). Member of the IPSP Steering Committee.

Martine Durand, Chief Statistician and Director of Statistics and Data Directorate, OECD.

Marc Fleurbaey, Robert E. Kuenne Professor of Economics and Humanistic Studies, Princeton University. Member of the IPSP Steering Committee.

Helga Nowotny, Former President of the European Research Council (ERC), Professor emerita of Science and Technology Studies, ETH Zurich. Co-Chair of the IPSP Scientific Council.

Bruno Roche, Chief Economist and Director, Mars Catalyst, Think Tank of the Mars Group.

Frédéric Sève, Member of the Bureau, French Democratic Confederation of Labour (CFDT)

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The Camera as a Weapon, Photographs as Bombs

Experimental photographer JR discusses the politicism of art with students at Sciences Po
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Cameras that “serve as weapons”, photos as “political bombs” that “explode”: such was the language of photographer JR when he addressed a packed lecture hall of students at Sciences Po this week. Taking his audience on a two-hour whistle-stop tour of the most provocative pieces of his career – by way of Paris, Rio de Janeiro, and the Mexican border – JR answered the question of whether art is by its nature political. If his compelling lecture made one thing clear, it’s that his work certainly always is.

“The idea is not to show that people are good or that people are bad, it’s to show that in every one of us there is good and bad, but that we are not going to avoid representing anyone. The point is that when one looks at the fresco, everybody is represented: each of us observes one another.”

Whether they are pasted to the exterior of demolished housing estates on Paris’ outskirts, or peering over walls dividing countries around the world, JR’s photos are as much about their viewers as the people they contain. Spectatorship is the crucial concept, as he explained at Sciences Po – his own eyes obscured as ever behind a pair of trademark sunglasses.

Static images become interactive installations, he told students, via the reactions of spectators: whether that means tearing the photos down, strolling obliviously on top of them, or taking a selfie alongside. In that sense, JR’s art belongs equally to the often overlooked (another keyword) corners of society that he seeks to represent, as to the ruling authorities he is usually required to work around.

“We asked [the American Border Patrol Guard] whether we could post the video on social media – because nobody expected that any of the guards would allow that… He said do it, and I must have asked him at least three times: he said do it because that is the only way we will change ideas and reopen the debate.”

Opening up a debate is exactly what JR succeeded in doing within the Emile Boutmy Lecture Hall at Sciences Po. Having processed the artist’s message as much with their eyes as with their ears, students were invited to pose any questions. As they have before in various locations around the world, JR’s photographs proved their tireless ability to open eyes and provoke a reaction.

A full recording of the event is available to watch back (video in French):

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App icons are the new trademarks

10 recommendations for strong and distinctive app icon design from Zeeger Vink, Intellectual Property Lawyer and Lecturer at the School of Management & Innovation
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The explosion of the mobile app market has completely changed the way that consumers interact with logos and trademarks. Apps now rely on their icons to distinguish them from large numbers of brands offering similar and rival services. Zeeger Vink, Intellectual Property Lawyer and Lecturer in Communications, Media & Creative Industries at the School of Management and Innovation, gives ten recommendations to ensure the creation of a strong, distinctive, and protected app icon. Watch his tutorial.

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'App icons are the new trademarks', Zeeger Vink, The Trademark Lawyer, Issue 5 (2018)

Graduate Employability: Where Are Our 2017 Graduates Now?

Results of the 2019 Graduate Employability Survey

The 2019 Graduate Employability Survey asked the Class of 2017 what they were up to now. Their responses indicated that Sciences Po graduates are entering the job market even more quickly than in previous years, with 87% landing a job less than 6 months after graduating (compared to 83.6% for the Class of 2016).

Graduates’ attractivity amongst employers is stronger than ever before. More young graduates declare that they are in a stable job with a permanent contract (76%), and they are also better paid with an average gross annual salary outside of France reaching 40.611 euros. The majority of the Class of 2017 responded that they are satisfied with their job taking into account new measures of professional well-being.

> See the full results of the survey and read the press release

Survey Results in 5 key figures

  • 91% of graduates who decided to enter the job market are currently working (this figure remains stable compared to last year)

  • 87% found their first job less than 6 months after graduating (compared to 83.7% in the 2018 Graduate Employability Survey)

  • 70% work in the private sector (69% in the 2018 survey)

  • 34% are working outside of France (this figure is stable)

  • The average gross annual income outside of France has gone up to 40.6K€ (compared to 37.4K euros in the 2018 survey)

A Quicker Entrance onto the Job Market

82% of graduates decided to enter the workforce, a stable figure compared to last year’s survey. 91% of them are currently working (either in a stable job, internship, newly created position or student civil servant).

87% of graduates who are working found their job in less than 6 months post graduation (compared with 84% in the 2018 survey), and 44% of them had found their job before graduation (+5 points compared to the previous class).

Stable jobs (CDI/permanent contracts, civil servants, international civil servants, public service contracts) have increased compared to the 2018 survey, from 72% to 76%.

Salaries Are on the Rise

The average gross annual salary is 38.6K euros all countries combined -- or 40.6K euros outside of France. This is higher than last year (the average was 37K euros for the Class of 2016). The average income remains higher abroad than in France with an average gross salary of 40.6K euros, compared to 37.4K euros in the 2018 survey.

70% of Graduates Work in the Private Sector

70% of employed graduates work in the private sector (compared to 69% in the 2017 survey); 10% joined an international organization or work in the European institutions (compared to 9% in 2016) and 20% work in the public sector (22% in 2016).

A Wide Variety of Paths

Auditing and consulting (19%), the public sector (15%) and banking, finance and insurance (10%) remain the top choices for graduates. A new sector that is emerging is technology, data and computing. These jobs attract 4% of graduates.

More Than a Third Start their Career Abroad

As in the 2018 survey, 34% of graduates started their career outside of France. All in all, Sciences Po graduates work in 77 different countries. This strong internationalization is linked in part to international students returning to their country of origin, but it also concerns French students - 21% of them decide to start an international career abroad.

Previous Professional Experience Pays Off

In the search for a first job, statistics show that previous professional experience obtained before graduation- whether it be internships or apprenticeships - is a decisive lever. 40% of the Class of 2017 found their first job thanks to their previous experience, compared to 30% of graduates of the Class of 2016.

Furthermore, the majority of apprenticeship students (59% of them) found a job before even graduating, compared to 42% of the rest of the students. Learn more about apprenticeships at Sciences Po.

The Power of Dual Degrees and One-Year Master Programmes 

In general, the situation of young graduates with a dual degree (17% of the class) is similar to that of the entire class but with one significant difference: the choice of a dual degree turns out to be more profitable (13% higher salaries before bonuses). Consequently, it is safe to say that dual degrees tend to give access to higher-paying jobs internationally.

The same is true for graduates of the one-year master’s programmes for young professionals. They benefit from a gross annual salary that is 18% higher than that of other graduates of the Class of 2017. However, this can most often be explained by their previous professional experience.

Job Satisfaction is High

For the first time, the Graduate Employability Survey asked graduates about their professional well-being and their level of satisfaction with their jobs. 86% responded  that they were satisfied. More specifically, the satisfaction rate is at 77% for job conditions, location and autonomy. However, it is at 55% when it comes to salary. Over 75% of graduates say they are satisfied with their relationships with their colleagues. 

The 2019 edition of the Graduate Employability Survey was conducted by Sciences Po Careers under the scientific supervision of Roberto Galbiati (Professor of Economics at Sciences Po and CNRS) and with the expertise of the Sciences Po Socio-Political Data Center (CDSP). 1,575 graduates of the Class of 2017 responded, which amounts to a participation rate of 66%.

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Beauty in the CCG

the age of digitisation
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Today’s consumer is young, connected, curious and looking for a sophisticated & personalized offer online & offline. This new reality explains the roaring success of new beauty players that smartly capture and reflect the modern mindset.

Welcome speech: Frédéric Mion Director of Sciences Po 

Inroduction: Nathalie Jacquet, Director of Strategy and Development, Sciences Po

Presentation: Marie-Laure Djelic, Dean, Sciences Po School of Management and Innovation

With guest speakers:

Patrick Chalhoub, CEO, Chalhoub Group
Michael Jaïs, Co-founder and CEO, Launchmetrics; Teacher at Sciences Po’s master of marketing, School of Management and Innovation
Olivier Billion, Founder and CEO, Ykone
Sania Ramdane, Entrepreneur & influencer manager.
Moderator: Jonathan Siboni, CEO, Luxurynsight; Teacher at Sciences Po’s master of marketing, School of Management and Innovation.

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"Intelligence(s)" by Anders Sandberg

An exceptional guest at the School of Management and Innovation
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Anders Sandberg is Senior Research Fellow at the Future of Humanity Institute at the Oxford Martin School, University of Oxford. His research centres on societal and ethical issues surrounding neuroscience, human enhancement and new technologies. Stream his keynote speech, ‘Making better intelligence: attempts at imitating or improving biological intelligence, and what we can learn from them’, at the School of Management and Innovation.

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