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Catherine Kim | Global MBA - Luxury Brand Management Major, France

Previous studies:
Political Science & International Studies, Yonsei University

Spoken languages:
English, Korean, Japanese


Hello there! 안녕하세요! こんにちは!

I was born in the States, grew up back and forth between Korea and the United States (mainly in Korea though), and spent a little while in New Zealand. This multi-cultural experience led to my major which is Political Science and International Studies; only to find out that I do not belong to the community and realized my true love while traveling around the world– Luxury.

Ever since I set foot in the luxury industry with at internship at L’Oréal, every moment along the journey has been nothing but pure joy. From SHU UEMURA, BIOTHERM to GIORGIO ARMANI BEAUTY, my main roles and responsibilities were about digital; digital marketing, online sales, digital PR… you name it.

After working four and a half years, I realized it is time for me to step up my career. Where else would it be other than Paris, the birthplace and the heart of the luxury industry? I have done my research and the ESSEC Global MBA in Luxury Brand Management, had to be the one.

If I have to do it, I knew I had to go for the first and the best. ESSEC is where a luxury-focused MBA program was invented! Where else would you go?

I understand how tough it is to make up your mind to take the GMAT and reach out to people, write the essay to apply for the program, while juggling your work and personal commitments. I have been there, done that.

As a person with the industry background and a current participant in the program, I am more than happy to be your help and share my experience. Feel free to reach out!

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