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Covid19 will never kill plans; let students think ahead of the curve

Moving 100 percent of our classes online was the first step towards creating an uninterrupted learning platform

This is a VUCA(volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous) situation. However, latest studies show that the global health crisis notwithstanding, majority of students who had planned higher education abroad want to continue because international universities have been expeditious in enhancing healthy safety frameworks for students while putting in place stronger support systems and incentives at the same time.

At emlyon business school, we have tried to explain to our students that a crisis is a decisive moment. Covid19 will never kill plans, self-doubt certainly will. The individual response to this blanket challenge is therefore paramount.

The very same economists that forecast an economic downturn are the very same ones to forecast a recovery in 2021. There is a future

Through our #CareShareDare Talks, we have dared students to think ahead of the curve, with a growth mindset rather than a fixed mindset. This crisis has impacted the lives and livelihood of many but has also opened up opportunities. This pandemic is a very unique time in history that calls for unique and focused behaviors.

With our regular interactions, we try and help our students segregate the signal from the noise and dare them to focus and believe. What better time now, to increase their knowledge base, their soft and hard skills; learn a new language, dive into a different culture, meet mentors and take advantage of serendipity? The very same economists that forecast an economic downturn are the very same ones to forecast a recovery in 2021. There is a future.

A Covid19 Task Force to address three key areas of concern – Security, Continuity and Quality was launched as early as February

emlyon business school was among the first B-Schools in France to proactively manage the coronavirus pandemic and help all its students, including the Indian students.

A Covid19 Task Force to address three key areas of concern – Security, Continuity and Quality was launched as early as February. We proved our preparedness and strong infrastructural capabilities by rolling out overnight on the first day of the French official lockdown our digital platform ensuring pedagogical continuity to the satisfaction of all stakeholders (students and professors).

Since this situation has also been taking a toll on the livelihood students, the school also released and emergency fund of 200,000 € (the biggest amount by any B-School in France) to help them cope with the new financial burden

Moving 100 percent of our classes online was the first step towards creating an uninterrupted learning platform. It received a big vote of confidence from 98 percent students who were satisfied with the quality of learning materials and pedagogy.

Since this situation has also been taking a toll on the livelihood students, the school also released and emergency fund of 200,000 € (the biggest amount by any B-School in France) to help them cope with the new financial burden; and the wellness center launched e few years ago geared up as part of the school’s commitment to a holistic approach to the wellness of its stakeholders.

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