EEMI is a school for internet-based professions and just like us they’ve been housed in La Bourse since last September.
The school prepares students for post-high school internet-based careers (in community management, web architetecture, development, traffic analysis, etc?).
It was created by the three European leaders on the Net, in response to their own needs as well as to those of a profession that is not only highly promising but also in constant evolution; Jacques-Antoine Granjon, Marc Simoncini et Xavier Niel.
What it meant to do an internship at a startup?
About twenty of their students here came along to Le Camping, to get to know how it works, its acceleration process, the world of innovation and startups, for which some of them are destined and must, inevitably, understand.
For Florent Quinti from OléaPark, a virtual networking tool which came out of Season 2, “Doing an internship in a startup is the best way to learn: you get to know the project from A-Z, see all the aspects, you’re immersed in an environment where flexibility and agility are priceless commodities.
It’s extremely educational and totally different to large companies where you are restricted to just one small part of the process!”
Some of the students also expressed an interest in setting up their own startups, and turned out to be quite mature… and already well on their way! We might have some future Campers on our hands here.
Lastly, Marc-Arthur from Cup of Teach, a platform connecting individuals for classes in many different subjects, gave them both a pragmatic and exhaustive lesson on ways to find an internship at a startup.
“The rule book gets thrown out the window, during an interview you’ll never get asked what your three weaknesses and strengths are, they’re more likely to ask you what blogs you read.”
The world of startups may look young and cool, its not all beer and skittles.
He also reiterated, and quite rightly so, the fact that, though the world of startups may look young and cool, its not all beer and skittles. Discipline, passion, flexibility, curiosity and efficiency are the necessary qualities in order to succeed and be seen.
Word to the wise! This meeting of minds nonetheless left us with a great deal of enthusiasm and the students are more than welcome to come along to the mentor sessions or even just to pick our brains.