1. Sell a concept
Everyone can have an idea that is more or less good (like a bar that exclusively sells carrot juice), but knowing how to sell your ideas in order to realize them can be learned. With marketing courses, you become a pro at making almost anything interesting.
2. Organize events
Don’t worry that if you’re part of a BDE, you’ll quickly learn how to set up a real party, with forecasts, suppliers, service providers and all that stuff that seems a little obscure to you today. It will be super useful for you when it comes to setting up professional events, whether it’s a rock festival, a diamond collectors’ convention or a sausage fair.
3. Manage a team
We know, the word “management” doesn’t make you dream, and it reminds you of the little bosses who tortured you in your student jobs, but when you learn how to do it well, you realize that it’s much more human and useful. With these courses, you know how to talk to your friends or future colleagues to organize projects without anyone getting frustrated.
4. Work as a team
Even without talking about management, you have a lot of projects to carry out as a team in business school. It’s good training for the future since, spoiler, we often have to work as a team in professional life. And learning to deal with lots of different personalities who sometimes go all over the place is really not for everyone.
No, we’re not talking about connecting different computers together, since that’s learned in computer school. Here we’re talking about learning to keep professional ties with a whole bunch of classmates who can work with you later or give you a helping hand when you need it (upon revenge, of course). And don’t worry, it’s not because you network that you consider others as tools: it can be done with great respect and kindness.
6. Create an association / Set up a box
You will have already discovered how an association works if you are part of a BDE, but you will also learn how to create one yourself. Ditto for micro-enterprises and businesses that will no longer hold any secrets for you. That way, the day you want to set up your own charity bowling project or sell flying cars, you won’t be in too much trouble.
Of course, you will not master the field as much as students from a communications school, but you will have already practiced the subject a little for your association or in your course projects. You’ll know what it’s like to chat with a graphic designer (don’t worry, they’re nice), to order flyers or to make good posts on the networks, and that’s already not bad.
8. Fluent in Franglais
Between skills, confcalls, brainstos, briefs, deadlines and other slides, you will be able to handle a beautiful hybrid language. A language that will exasperate the French Academy but will allow you to evolve in the professional world like a fish in water. On the other hand, avoid putting “mastery of Franglais” on your CV, oddly enough it is not going very well yet.
9. Fluent in (real) foreign languages
Yes, because we laugh a little (but not too much) with Franglais, but in business school you also learn languages, starting with English. And normally you can take one or two big trips abroad that will take you from beginner to expert level while being part of the best moments of your life. Ask the elders, they will tell you.
10. Finish your projects despite the 15 evenings offered to you per week
Come on, we can admit it, there is still a good chance that the cliché of the many evenings is true. Nevertheless, that too is an apprenticeship since it will teach you the art of knowing how to manage your time between work and fun. Like everything is good to learn, including the coolest stuff.