Syrga Karybekova

Syrga Karybekova

MIF

Class of 2016

Kyrgyz

from MGIMO

Intern Analyst at Beyond Investment Group LLC

Through numerous group assignments on real-life business cases we learned to not only come up with definitive solutions but also look at the underlying causes of a problem

Prior to HEC Paris, I studied International Economic Relations at Moscow State Institute of International Relations (MGIMO-University). Upon graduation, I had an opportunity to gain work experience at the foreign-policy office and the Government of the Kyrgyz Republic.

A world of opportunities

Our very first week at HEC Paris consisted of various informational sessions and workshops which were designed to provide us with valuable information on job opportunities and advice on career progression from the representatives of our Alumni Network and professors. It opened a lot of opportunities for us to network and learn more about professional development from experts who have had extensive experience in the industry.

A practical approach

I believe that our program helps us to link the theoretical concepts with practical approach, which stems from the program curriculum and individual course outlines. Through numerous group assignments on real-life business cases we learned to not only come up with definitive solutions but also look at the underlying causes of a problem. Furthermore, being in a group with students from different countries and industries and with diverse interests and ambitions represented a chance for me to learn new approaches to problem-solving.

Considerable degree flexibility

Through our program we received fundamental knowledge of different aspects of finance, but, in addition to that, according to our career aspirations, we also chose the block courses that we would want to explore in greater detail: the Corporate Finance Block or the Financial Markets Block. I would say that the coursework was sometimes challenging, but, in the end, it significantly widened my knowledge and outlook.

An invaluable support network

I am extremely grateful to our professors for their willingness to assist us in our learning process. They encouraged us to ask questions and present our views and even dedicated their time outside class hours to explain us the concepts that were outside the course curriculum.
Published on March 16, 2016