TESTIMONIALS. Victor and Eyal joined an engineering school in parallel admissions

TESTIMONIALS. Engineering schools reserve places in parallel admissions for students who have not gone through a preparatory course and have not had a linear course. The Student met Victor and Eyal…

Competitive examinations are not a necessary step to integrate an engineering school. Many are diversifying by opening their doors to varied profiles through parallel admissions for students. Two students tell the Student about the path that led them to engineering school.

The choice of the DUT for “not to remain seated on a chair”

In 2019, Victor is about to pass his S baccalaureate, and the path ahead of him seems clear: do a preparatory course before entering an engineering school to then work in the biomedical field.

If the purpose has not changed – Victor still wants to be an engineer in the health sector – his career has undergone some changes. “I didn’t want to sit in my chair from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. every day doing the theory,” he says. He then discovers the possibility of going through a DUTand opted for the one in electrical, computer and industrial engineering at the IUT of Orléans.

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More practical teaching

A choice that left him many open doors for further studies, and that he does not regret today. “There are plenty of advantages. Already, we do a lot more practice, in particular with internships. In addition, if you feel ready to enter the job market, you already have a diploma. Whereas if we fail after two years of preparation, we find ourselves technically without a diploma.

He decided to continue in an engineering school by joining the biomedical course of the Eseo (Higher School of Electronics of the West) in Angers, where he just finished his first year at 20 years old. He has returned on file, without having to pass a competition.

Victor admits it”the step is a little high at the beginning, you have to get into the bath“. But still think that this kind of parallel admission would benefit from being better known because it could correspond to many profiles.

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“A much more personalized support”

‘Classic’ isn’t the first adjective that comes to mind when looking at Eyal’s career. At 22 years, the young man is currently training as a computer engineer at the CY Tech school in Cergy.

Except that at the exit ofa baccalaureate S obtained with honors, he turned to… a first year of medicine. “I hesitated between medicine and IT, I went for the first choice” remembers Eyal.

Unfortunately, his results do not allow him to pass the stage of the competition and he left college after a year and a half. “I didn’t really know what to do next.” He finally decides to start from scratch as if he had just left the baccalaureate and embark on a parallel admission by trying to join the first year of the integrated preparation of CY Techto become a computer engineer.

An integrated preparation allows you to differentiate yourself from other students

After a first selection on file and an interview, he is accepted. And three years later, he is delighted with his choice. “I advise those who are not reassured by the preparation to make a parallel admission. Some are not made for competitions and will find much more personalized support there..”

He, for example, did not know that this kind of course was possible when he was in high school. A lover of coding and programming, this possibility was an unexpected opportunity. “In addition to saving my day, doing an integrated preparation allows you to differentiate yourself from other students. I think that it’s more professionalizing than a prepEyal concludes.

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TESTIMONIALS. Victor and Eyal joined an engineering school in parallel admissions