Alumni Interview

What is your position today?

I am currently a Data Scientist at Veltys, a young and fresh Paris-based consulting firm that provides data-driven analyses for econometrical and/or statistical issues that our clients may have.

What was your path from graduation to your current position? What would you say were the key elements that helped you make your choice?

My choice to work at Veltys was made long before my graduation. Therefore, when my enthusiasm met theirs and  they hired me, I started directly after my Stat-Eco M2 as an intern. I used this opportunity to try to be on every kind of mission: the ones regarding economics, statistics, econometrics, or even programming. I am still following this path today: I think this is a good way to discover new fields, expand your knowledge and learn more efficiently in an open-minded atmosphere. The fact that Veltys offers both these high-level multidisciplinary missions and a great workplace with young and talented minds at the same time were key element of my choice to work there.

What are the most useful skills you learned at TSE?

TSE taught me how to solve problems more efficiently, the BDE taught me how to manage my time and how to better structure my schedule and workflow —and also how not to be a hermit. TSE offers a wide spectrum of courses that you can choose from. This spectrum gives students the opportunity to open their minds and learn a lot of new content. We will forget most of it, but I am convinced that if the school can make you “like” a course or a topic during your whole journey there, then the school did its job perfectly. I had no idea about what I wanted to do of my life, until I took Applied Multivariate (with Anne Ruiz-Gazen) as an elective during my M1. It made me want to go to the M2 Stat-Eco to learn more about this topic. Now, this is what I do for a living.

What advice would you like to give to students at TSE?

Let’s say that I think if you graduate from TSE without being involved in the school’s life (e.g. the many associations), then you have definitely missed what TSE truly is. They might look, at first, like secretive and private guilds, but they just cannot wait for you to join. Besides, TSE is a great school which is recognized worldwide, enjoy your stay there and learn as much as you can. Trust me, now that I am in Paris, I really miss Toulouse – its weather, and also la Couleur.

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