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Student support services

At Burgundy School of Business, we are committed to offering our students dedicated support services: the International Office, the Career Centre and the Department of Personal Development ensure our students will have the best possible student experience

The International office

We know how important the choice you are making now is, and we want to provide full support to all international students at Burgundy School of Business, whether they are enrolled in international programmes as independent students, in exchange programmes or in short-term programmes.

International students can obtain help and guidance from the International Office at any time during their application process, from pre-departure to their arrival in Dijon, and for the entire duration of their study period at Burgundy School of Business.

How the International Office can support your arrival

  • Administrative support: workshop about living in France, opening of a bank account, residence permit, French culture
  • Accommodation support : availability of a hotline service in 5 languages
  • Pick-up at the train station
  • Orientation week
  • Organised trips to discover Burgundy

The International office also works in close relationship with Melting Potes, a student association dedicated to helping international student integrate into the school through an orientation week, evening social events etc.

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I am from Shanghai (China). I studied my bachelor degree at Shanghai Jiaotong University during my work off time from 2012 to 2014 and I chose to study in BSB since it has very good rankings (top 1 wine management programme and top 1 Management of cultural organisations programme).
During my 6-month school application, BSB offered me the warmest help when I met difficulties on visa applications and other issues, even if I wasn’t yet an official student of BSB. They already helped me to find multiple solutions for me to successfully apply my visa and wipe the difficult out of the way to France. 

Though I've just started my study in BSB, I already like a lot! The professors are very professional, the courses are very interesting. The professor intended to find interactive ways to teach. You never feel boring because you are always activated.
School life is so wonderful. Not just study all the time, almost every week the committee organized plenty of events in all aspect of interesting things. We had breakfast day, melting food night, and other parties. In BSB, you will never feel boring.

At BSB, I have learned to work as a team but more importantly to work with students from other cultures and countries. Today thanks to internet, you can get a lot of knowledge but think differently is another thing, this is the biggest treasure I learned from BSB.

My advice to future student: learn to enjoy the life in campus, don’t be shy, talk with different student from different countries, have fun and enjoy your time in BSB, Dijon!

Yanping (Michelle) Li (Shanghai, China), master in management

 

The Career Center

The Career Centre provides you with personal guidance during your search for companies, be it for an work placement, a gap year or a first job. 

Before, during and after every internship you are assigned a tutor from the school who will help you identify and assess the skills acquired or to be developed. 

The 9 coaches from our Career Centre offer customised support in French, English, Spanish and German.

Career Center services

  • Set-up of your professional project (performance test, crash test)
  • CV and motivation letter-writing workshops
  • Establishing an internship, apprenticeship or job search strategy
  • Interview preparation and simulation (Easy Recrue tool)
  • Personalised briefing and debriefing with our coaches
  • Direct connection with companies


The Career Centre devotes over 3,000 hours to personalised coaching and offers over 9,000 internship and employment opportunities per year

 

The Department of Personal Development (DAP)

BSB's Department of Personal Development is a service devoted to students’ personal development, by providing student counselling services.

This teaching and research department manages a series of modules designed to bolster the social and behavioural skills of students, in order to help them throughout their student life at BSB, better understand themselves, gain in self-confidence and better communicate with others. 

The DAP also offers a forum for discussion designed to help and support students encountering difficulties and/or living in difficult circumstances via an individual and confidential service.

DAP initiatives

  • Relational Management seminar, held at the beginning of every academic year and designed to help students settle into the school from an academic perspective and create a spirit of cohesion within the class year
  • Psychotherapy available in French, English or Spanish for students facing personal difficulties  
  • Mission Handicap, a relay service offered within the school to students with disabilities and designed to provide them with support on both academic and personal issues
  • Coordination of school association life, an important dimension of BSB life in terms of student learning, integration and development

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