New professions – Community Manager for Norway at Toluna in Paris


The internet has brought a lot of things, and one of them is a new profession that is establishing itself firmly in the corporate world. It’s the role of the Community Manager.

It’s probably one of the first roles that any startup tries to fill, but even good old multinationals are hiring Community Managers.

As a community manager you typically manage the company’s blog and other social properties like the Facebook page, the Twitter page etc… You are in charge for interacting with the users. You build a social strategy and execute it through a variety of online tools.

This role started as a typical internship position but it’s becoming more and more strategic.

Here’s a good description of the role: “A Community Manager is the face of a company, managing communications in both directions. This digital-savvy employee is responsible for all communications, PR, social media, events, and content creation, among other things.” by Erin Bury. Read full article.

Here is a link to a Community Manager job at online research company Toluna. They are based in Paris and are currently looking for Norwegian natives.

More Community Manager/ Social media specialist roles on iAgora.


Internship in London for french natives – Stage à Londres


ASOS is startup based in London, UK. They are a leading online fashion and beauty retailer and they are currently looking for a French intern to do digital marketing.

“We’re looking to hire a Digital Marketing Intern to work in the French team for one year or six months. This is a full-time contract. This is a perfect position for someone who is looking for a placement year. You must be in London, proficient in French and English.”

Interested in a London internship that combines fashion, the internet and in a startup environment?

Here is a direct link to the post


Voici une opportunité intéressante pour les étudiants francophones souhaitant faire un stage à l’étranger à Londres. L’entreprise est une startup leader dans le secteur de la mode en ligne. Ils vendent déjà dans 190 pays et cherchent des stagiaires francophones pour un poste en marketing digital.

Lancez-vous à l’avenure outre-manche, voici un lien direct vers l’annonce.

Et sinon vous avez un grand nombre de stages à Londres, au UK et à l’étranger sur iAgora.


Join the Mailchimp team in Atlanta – Looking for multilinguals!

31/05/2013, the leading service

It’s a cool company, they’re great at what they do, they are a private company, so pressure might be a bit less intense than in the typical cutting edge, VC-funded companies in sillicon valley… And they are based in Atlanta, which is original for leading hi-tech business.

If you speak any European languaga you might have good chances to get a job there, because they are currently looking for multilingual people in their techsupport department…

Click here to apply

Click here to see more jobs

Click here to read about Mailchimp

… or come to iAgora to search for more jobs and internships in tech companies and startups.

Careers in Online Payments industry – Paymentwall – Turkey


Paymentwall is and internet company based in Berlin which has built a very interesting payment system.

The ‘online payments’ industry is very competitive. Apart from the old players like PayPal, internet giants like Amazon and Google are coming in, and so are new companies like Braintree or mobile payments companies… There are many challenges to solve.

More information about the company:

They are offering many different job opportunities, like this one:

Business Development Turkey

Agent Service B2C Internship – El Tenedor, Barcelona


El Tenedor is the leading restaurant booking service in France and Spain.

They are looking for French natives to deal with customer/restaurant communications.

Check the advert here (.pdf doc)

You can also check their other opportunities here, or read about the company here.

Barcelona hitech startup looking for Content Marketing Intern


Fever, is a Barcelona-based tech startup that develops a ‘going-out’ app. The team is young, dynamic and full of passion about technology.

You might want to check it out if you want to work in the tech field and/or live in Barcelona.

From the job description (click to view and apply):

“What we are looking for:

  • A great person, who we will enjoy to work with.
  • Cool, collective demeanour to perform under deadlines and pressure.
  • Self-directed and the ability to recognize key business trends within the social industry.
  • A positive mental attitude coupled with a passion for providing the best product ever.
  • Someone with an engaging and outgoing personality.
  • Know how to have a good time. After all, our industry is about leisure and entertainment.
  • Thorough understanding of our product needs and potential future market opportunities.
  • Cultural fit and PR experience i.e. you get along easily with people and can perform under pressure.”

… or check other opportunities at Fever.

… or check their website

And you’re interested in this check iAgora for similar opportunities in Barcelona, in tech, or in Europe. Search smart.



Wooga renting 20 flats for international hires in Berlin


Wooga is a cool company (online gaming leader) based in a super-cool city (Berlin).

“What I thought was amazing about Wooga when I visited the company’s offices in Berlin (which, by the way, are stunning as you can probably tell from the photos embedded in this article), is just how international its workforce is – and how Wooga has managed to get this talent from all over the world interested in joining (and sticking with) them.” Read full article

So check to see whether they have interesting opportunities for you.

Or better even, go to and save time searching jobs at Wooga and similar companies in Europe and beyond.



Engineers wanted at hot tech startup in Barcelona


If you are an engineer interested in joining a young and dynamic team working on a pretty exciting new app you might want to check Fever ( This is probably one of the most US-like European startups I’ve heard in a long time.

Design Engineer:

All 9 current vacancies:

Check the LinkedIn profile of their very young yet experienced founder:

FT MBA Rankings 2010 — An international perspective


This is a table I’ve pulled from the Financial Times website.

I have reorganized the MBA rankings using very iAgorical criteria of ‘International students’ (% of students who come from another country) and ‘International experience’ (it’s an FT index that is made of ‘4 criteria’ to measure the international exposure throughout the MBA)

It is interesting to see that the list changes when ranked based on ‘international exposure’. It’s as if there is a trade-off, surprisingly enough. The top ‘international exposure’ seem to be specialists, not the best schools in terms of overall rankings.

The only Top10 MBAs that are also in the Top10 of ‘international exposure’ are IESE, Insead and Hong-Kong UST.

The top American MBAs like Harvard do pretty poorly in terms of international experience. The first top American MBA appears at #15 (Stanford). Harvard is in position #59.

European MBAs seem to do better to combine ‘international exposure’ and ‘overall ranking’.

Current rank School name Country Int. students Int. course
61 Hult International Business School U.S.A. / U.K. / U.A.E. / China 91 1
80 University of South Carolina: Moore U.S.A. 27 2
64 Ipade Mexico 9 3
9 Iese Business School Spain 80 4
4 Insead France / Singapore 92 5
99 Kaist College of Business South Korea 6 6
60 University of Cape Town GSB South Africa 34 7
77 Incae Business School Costa Rica 61 8
6 Hong Kong UST Business School China 93 9
96 Politecnico di Milano School of Management Italy 80 10
1 London Business School U.K. 92 11
23 National University of Singapore School of Business Singapore 88 12
18 HEC Paris France 83 13
36 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Netherlands 93 14
4 Stanford University GSB U.S.A. 41 15
21 Northwestern University: Kellogg U.S.A. 34 16
21 Esade Business School Spain 85 17
35 Australian School of Business: AGSM Australia 78 18
29 Manchester Business School U.K. 93 19
80 University of British Columbia: Sauder Canada 45 20
49 York University: Schulich Canada 69 21
17 Ceibs China 42 22
72 Ohio State University: Fisher U.S.A. 27 23
100 EM Lyon Business School France 68 24
9 MIT Sloan School of Management U.S.A. 51 25
58 Warwick Business School U.K. 80 26
57 McGill University: Desautels Canada 61 27
20 Duke University: Fuqua U.S.A. 39 28
32 City University: Cass U.K. 77 29
25 University of California at Berkeley: Haas U.S.A. 42 30
15 New York University: Stern U.S.A. 35 31
88 University of Edinburgh Business School U.K. 96 32
1 University of Pennsylvania: Wharton U.S.A. 34 33
8 IE Business School Spain 87 34
15 Yale School of Management U.S.A. 33 35
68 Thunderbird School of Global Management U.S.A. 55 36
53 Melbourne Business School Australia 90 37
18 Dartmouth College: Tuck U.S.A. 40 38
68 SP Jain Center of Management Dubai / Singapore 100 39
80 University of Notre Dame: Mendoza U.S.A. 18 40
86 University of Washington Business School: Foster U.S.A. 18 41
30 Cornell University: Johnson U.S.A. 31 42
28 SDA Bocconi Italy 67 43
24 University of Michigan: Ross U.S.A. 29 44
31 UCLA: Anderson U.S.A. 37 45
14 IMD Switzerland 100 46
62 University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler U.S.A. 27 47
78 University College Dublin: Smurfit Ireland 47 48
55 Durham Business School U.K. 85 49
12 University of Chicago: Booth U.S.A 44 50
84 Eada Spain 93 51
92 Pepperdine University: Graziadio U.S.A. 24 52
41 Carnegie Mellon: Tepper U.S.A. 37 53
98 IAE Business School Argentina 57 54
68 Boston University School of Management U.S.A. 37 55
27 University of Oxford: Saïd U.K. 95 56
7 Columbia Business School U.S.A. 46 57
41 University of Virginia: Darden U.S.A. 33 58
3 Harvard Business School U.S.A. 34 59
74 University of Strathclyde Business School U.K. 97 60
33 Nanyang Business School Singapore 87 61
38 Georgetown University: McDonough U.S.A. 28 62
63 Wisconsin School of Business U.S.A. 16 63
49 University of Texas at Austin: McCombs U.S.A. 27 64
46 University of Toronto: Rotman Canada 42 65
46 University of Western Ontario: Ivey Canada 23 66
73 Indiana University: Kelley U.S.A. 28 67
34 Cranfield School of Management U.K. 82 68
41 Lancaster University Management School U.K. 94 69
26 University of Cambridge: Judge U.K. 94 70
88 SMU: Cox U.S.A. 23 71
44 Texas A & M University: Mays U.S.A. 19 72
84 Babson College: Olin U.S.A. 49 73
90 Bradford School of Management/TiasNimbas Business School U.K. / Netherlands / Germany 94 74
37 Imperial College Business School U.K. 70 75
38 Emory University: Goizueta U.S.A. 36 76
13 Indian School of Business India 5 77
91 Brigham Young University: Marriott U.S.A. 13 78
51 Vanderbilt University: Owen U.S.A. 23 79
64 University of Southern California: Marshall U.S.A. 22 80
11 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) India 8 81
74 Boston College: Carroll U.S.A. 34 82
78 Wake Forest University: Babcock U.S.A. 30 83
68 Birmingham Business School U.K. 93 84
53 University of California at Irvine: Merage U.S.A. 30 85
44 Rice University: Jones U.S.A. 31 86
46 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign U.S.A. 37 87
86 College of William and Mary: Mason U.S.A. 33 88
59 Pennsylvania State University: Smeal U.S.A. 39 89
83 University of California: Davis U.S.A. 25 90
55 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Belgium 86 91
97 Georgia Institute of Technology U.S.A. 13 92
52 University of Rochester: Simon U.S.A. 55 93
64 University of Iowa: Tippie U.S.A. 19 94
74 Purdue University: Krannert U.S.A. 50 95
94 Leeds University Business School U.K. 79 96
40 University of Maryland: Smith U.S.A. 46 97
94 University of Florida: Hough U.S.A. 20 98
93 University of Georgia: Terry U.S.A. 18 99
64 Arizona State University: Carey U.S.A. 24 100

Picking your MBA



I did my MBA at INSEAD and I believe there are a few important things to take into account that we don’t talk too much about.

– Alumni: It’s not just the size and quality of the alumni network (what positions in which companies) but also the distribution of the alumni base. If you know in which country you want to work it’s important to take this into account. For instance if you know you want to work in Spain then IESE or ESADE would be top choices, even if INSEAD’s alumni base worldwide is much bigger.

– Large Vs small intakes: Harvard and INSEAD have huge promotions of about 900 MBAs/year. Other prestigious institutions like Stanford or IMD have intakes of about 100 MBAs/year. Although there are great strengths of having large numbers of graduates (alumni network, diversity in the classroom) small MBAs are more tight knit and the tuition/careers services is much more personalised.

– Life as an international student: Try getting the feel about how international a school is, how students live, is there also a social life etc… You can find out about this on iAgora’s study section, which gathers 90.000 experiences of international students :

– Quality of students: You are supposed to learn in an MBA and a lot of the interesting part comes from having interesting discussions in the classroom. I believe there are a few indicators about the quality of students: selectivity (% of applicants that are accepted, average GMAT scores), quality of recruiters (where do the most demanding recruiters like McKinsey and Goldman Sachs recruit?), rankings are also an indicator but remember that many top schools decide not to cooperate with some of them.

– Diversity of students: Here is where size matters, but also does the selection criteria and their objectives in terms of diversity. Personally I thought that diversity in terms of cultures, social backgrounds, professional backgrounds, academic backgrounds, languages etc… made the experience truly unique.

So think of where you want to work, what kind of environment you want to live in, whether you want a truly personalised service or a more detached one.


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