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Our experience with the Schneider Global Student Experience!

Co-authored by Tosin Akintan and Zhi Sheng Teo

In today’s rapidly evolving and increasingly competitive employment market, it’s more important than ever to equip yourself with the knowledge and skills required to pursue your future career. Although schools can be effective in providing students with valuable forms of technical knowledge, many of us enter professions lacking the crucial kinds of “soft skills” that are essential in the workplace.

This is why we joined Schneider Electric’s Global Student Experience. It is a program designed to allow students to learn more about a career with Schneider at the same time as developing new skills through a series of e-learning modules and simulated projects.

This means you can self-pace your learning!

Throughout our experience, we were able to educate ourselves about the teams at Schneider Electric through different learning tracks – including sales and marketing, services, and supply chain. We gained skills that we can take with us into future projects, interviews, and internships and were provided throughout with valuable insights and coaching tips.

Last year we were just two of the more than 7,000 students who registered for the Global Student Experience! And we’re excited that for this year’s third edition, there will be two vital additional learning tracks – digital and sustainability!

Both of us are now interns at Schneider Electric, and the Global Student Experience was crucial in enabling this progression. It provided us with an invaluable opportunity to explore different career paths and discover more about the industry.

What did we learn?

Tosin, Graduate Intern in Sales, Nigeria

Previous Participant of Student Experience

In 2020, I was in my penultimate year studying engineering. During the pandemic I came across a program on LinkedIn, the Global Student Experience. So, I filled out the form and, a few weeks later, I received the result – I got in!

I was on the services pathway and was able to learn about the company, as well as the sustainability and energy and power industries. The sessions with the Schneider leaders were highly inspiring. It changed my conceptualization of the world – I now view it, not as a resource to exploit, but as a cherished environment to conserve.

After I graduated, I was sure that I wanted to work in Schneider. I joined through the graduate program in the Lagos office. I am working with the smartest and most supportive people here. Through all the projects and trainings, I connect with colleagues across the world, making it a truly global experience.

I am glad I participated in the Global Student Experience. It has taken me on a learning journey, that has transformed my mindset and outlook.

Zhi Sheng, Logistics Procurement Intern, SingaporePrevious Participant of Student Experience

I participated in the supply chain track. I gained much workplace knowledge such as best practices in managing various functions of the supply chain. Beyond the online learning, we were also given a platform to develop solutions to supply chain sustainability topics through a simulated project.

I would say that the global student experience is a great addition to what is being taught in school. The program allowed me to gain insights into how a multinational corporation can effectively apply industry concepts and processes to successfully manage the complexity of its global supply chain.

I was inspired by Schneider Electric’s strong commitment to accelerate sustainability. Hence, I decided to join Schneider’s internship program as a Logistics Procurement Intern. I am glad to be a part of this meaningful and exciting journey.

Register for the program now!

After reading about our past experiences with the program, are you interested in signing up for Schneider Global Student Experience 2022? If you are a current undergraduate or master’s student, do not hesitate to join the program and share it with your friends!

Click here to learn more and apply for the experience before June 15.


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