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Key figures

Access to the 1st job of the 2018 Master’s degree graduates

An excellent professional integration for the 2018 graduating class

In the first quarter of 2020, a focus* has been done on the placement of the 2018 Master’s degree graduating class. Here are the figures to remember.

Twelve months after graduation, 90 % of graduates have a job. Of these 90 %, 88 % are employees of a company, agency or local authority and 12 % are self-employed.

Average wages declared by the 2018 master’s degree graduates

 

The end of studies internship (pre-integration internship in their 2nd year of master) is critical since over 50% of 2018 graduates are hired by the company in which they did their internship.

Average wages declared by the 2017 master’s degree graduates in France and abroad is 31 150 euros per year.

International careers: a constant trend

17% of our young graduates from 2018 are pursuing international careers. They have headed for 9 destinations: Germany, the Netherlands, Belgium, the United Kingdom, Canada, Ireland, Mexico, Sweden and Denmark.

This openness to the international market can be explained by several factors: the opportunity to study MDes Transcultural Design in ChinaIndia, Canada, Brazil, the obligation for students in their MDes program first year to follow a semester or an internship abroad in a foreign company or agency.

A first VAE promotion in 2019

The objective of the VAE is to Validate the Acquired Experience and to officially recognize the skills acquired through professional, personal and associative experience. Applying for a VAE requires taking a step back from one’s professional practice, analysing one’s progress, skills and strengths, presenting oneself with a common thread, but also knowing how to project oneself onto tomorrow’s practice!

Out of the 5 candidates hired this year, 4 have graduated at the end of their defence in November 2019. The result of this first VAE promotion is thus 80% successful. Congratulations to them!

The 5 candidates had varied profiles; graduates of a vocational program in Industrial Product Design, a BDes in Product Design or a MDes in Graphic Design, but also an alumni who had not validated its Design Diploma. For this first promotion, the youngest candidate had 6 years of professional experience and the "dean" had 20 years of experience!

* Survey sources:
- Placement survey by the CGE (Conférence des Grandes Ecoles)
- Placement survey by phone

Contact

Maud MEUDIC
Internship and Work Placement Manager
m.meudic@lecolededesign.com