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Date(s) - 09/01/2016
1:30 pm - 4:30 pm

Alliance Française de Trivandrum



9 January, 2016, 2.00 pm @ Alliance Française de Trivandrum

Campus France India (the French national agency for higher studies in France) in association with the Alliance Francaise of India and Vidya Suresh (Official

representative in India of ESIGELEC Engineering School) are pleased to announce the THE WRITTEN WORD, a workshop provide students with tips on how to write an effective CV (Résumé) and Statement of Purpose.

This event will allow students to write the perfect CV and Statement of Purpose,also known as a motivation letter, to maximize their chances to get a job abroad, apply to a French higher education institutions or even apply to various Scholarship programs.

Students are invited to register with Sithara Vijayan, Campus France Counselor: [email protected]

The workshop will be organised at The Alliance Francaise de Trivandrum, Forest Office Lane,Vazhuthacaud,Trivandrum,Kerala.

Students will have the opportunity to discover the importance of a well-drafted CV and Statement of purpose,explore the various CV formats specifically the European CV one,introduction to a good SOP and its contents,followed by some interactive exercises to give them a first-hand idea of a good CV and SOP.

The trainer

With over 20 years of teaching experience at the Alliance Française de Bangalore and more than 10 years of experience in student counseling, Vidya Suresh currently handles the India Office of ESIGELEC, a Premier French Graduate School of Engineering. She has also served for eight years as Education Adviser, Campus France, Bangalore.

Having met and interacted with a large number of students over the years, she came across many of them who found it difficult to get started with drafting their CV and Statement of Purpose. It was with the intention of assisting them that she organized the first workshop, The Written Word, at the Alliance Française de Bangalore and which was conducted by professors and working professionals. From then on, she has been involved more directly with helping students on a one-on-one basis for these particular aspects. She now conducts the workshops herself, most often, in association with the Campus France offices in India.

Information of Studies in France:

France is the third most preferred destination worldwide for International students and an increasingly favourite choice for Indian students. Over 3000 Indian students studied in France in 2014 a figure that is expected to grow at double digit rates in the next few years. France’s education and research systems are changing fast, embracing globalization. Paris was voted in 2012, 2013 and 2014 the best international student city by the QS team – no surprise considering the number of internationally ranked institutions it harbors and the quality of living in the capital of France. Students often enjoy extensive access to leading academics, with small class sizes and intensive teaching, and that, too, at low fees. France is a major gateway to Europe’s work and business culture. French engineering and business schools fare extremely well in European rankings. With their international faculty as well as student body, French institutes enable Indian students to develop their own international networks of contacts, while building a strong sense of European business culture. The language barrier is

no more : English is now widely used as a teaching medium and more than 800 courses taught in English are now available at the Master’s, and increasingly at the Bachelor’s level.

The Indian student community has been growing fast in France, as thousands of students from India now choose to study there every year. The country is keen to welcome more Indian students. To encourage this trend, the Ambassador of France to India, H.E. Mr François Richier, decided on Bastille Day (14th July) 2013 to grant 5-year short-stay visas to all Indian alumni of French institutes (past, present and future students, upon graduation) who hold a master’s or any post-graduate degree. Graduates also have the opportunity to stay on in France for up to a year after completion of their course, to find employment there.

In India as well there are many openings for Indian alumni with French degrees. More than 700 French companies have set up operations in India and are constantly on the lookout for young talent. Indian students who obtained a post-graduate degree in France can seek assistance in finding the companies most suitable for their qualifications and talents, via the India-France Job Opportunities Board, a network connecting alumni and French companies and their subsidiaries in India.

For more information, please contact: Ph: 0471 2320666 / 6578808.