Facing a crisis situation and working as a team, under pressure, on a strategic business case: this was the challenge faced by the students of 2nd year as part of the boot camp organized at the end of November on the Bordeaux and Lyon campuses.Early Monday morning: all the students are gathered in the amphitheater for the launch of the boot camp. At this moment, they do not know the case, nor the instructions that will fall over the hours and days. The teams are randomly constituted and the presentation of the case will be done “all in English”; the tone is set! No theoretical classes this week: students will have to play the role of consulting agencies and work on the subject all day – or even part of the night – accompanied by expert teachers.
BOOT CAMP IS ALL ABOUT TEAMWORK AND PRESSURE
Communication, Marketing, Strategy, Human Resources: the areas to be dealt with are varied and the instructions are given as they come. The students do a lot of hard work that requires speed, relevance and efficiency and face many pitfalls orchestrated by the organizers. Among these unforeseen events: phone calls from a journalist who could appear at any time of the day or night, and who had to be answered in English! Several challenges of this kind marked out the competition, putting the nerves of the competitors to the test.[dt_quote]Lucas testifies on this experience: “It wasn’t always easy because we didn’t necessarily know all the students on the team well. As a result, we encountered some problems of understanding and coordination that could have turned against us, given the little time we had. This boot camp was rich in lessons, both from a human and professional point of view. In a crisis situation, we learned how to manage stress and discern priorities.[/dt_quote]
EVALUATED BY THEIR PEERS
Last exercise: the teams had to present their work in front of a jury composed of4th year students. They were quite demanding of their young friends but also gave good advice. A final moment of pressure for our budding consultants! At the end of these defenses, a4th year student admits ” Their presentation was very dynamic, I don’t remember being so comfortable when I was in their place! “Friday afternoon: the end. After 4 days of work, 6 missions, 2 “crises” and 1 oral, the verdict is in and the winners are chosen. Maxime Dubos, pedagogical manager and organizer of the Bordeaux boot camp underlines “ This exercise allows some students to reveal themselves. More than knowledge, it calls for soft skills: organization, adaptability and reactivity. The winners stand out above all for their team cohesion and their work methods.
Congratulations to the winning teams:
– in Bordeaux: Rosalie Boyer, Alexandre Durand, Maël Johanny, Jérémy Michot and Carl Robineau.
– in Lyon : Florian Auzet, Justine Cardoso, Léa Chauvot, Edmond Gharibeh, Margaux le Chanoine du Manoir de Juaye, Emma Peschier and Guillaume Viallaron.Updated 24 February 2022