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Testimonial of Alima

Alumna of the Industrial Sustainable Engineering Master

Updated on May 10, 2021
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Before applying to the Master of Substainable Industrial Engineering at Grenoble INP - Génie industriel, Alima Ahmed had already worked as Research and Development Engineer, and as Merchandising Manager at a supplier of Decathlon Bangladesh. Alima graduated in 2020 and she is now working as Logistics Manager in a marketplace called Singulart in Paris, France.

Please, introduce yourself?
My name is Alima Ahmed, I am from Bangladesh.

What is your current profession?
I am working as Logistics manager in a marketplace called Singulart in Paris, France.

Could you explain your job responsibilities?
As logistics manager the core responsibilities include :
  • Planning and  strategically implementing shipping/tracking of goods and coordinating their full order cycle;
  • Negotiate and maintain relationship with 3PLs;
  • Manage project for claims as part of cost optimization with approach of Lean Logistics;
  • Analyze data to find opportunities for claims regarding overcharge due to weight variations, damage/lost packages, delay in delivery, customs surcharge etc.

What is your professional background?
 My professional background is Supply Chain and Logistics in genre of Luxury Industry.

What was your background before entering the Sustainable Industrial Engineering Master?
I had my bachelor degree in Leather Products Engineering, which is a branch of Industrial Engineering but specialized in Leather Products industries. After graduation I worked as Research and Development Engineer with a German-Bangladesh joint venture Leather Industry called Picard, and later worked as Merchandising Manager at Zeil's Shop Limited, which was supplier of Decathlon Bangladesh.

Why did you choose specifically the Sustainable Industrial Engineering Master and how did you hear about it?
 I specifically chose this Masters by seeing the course content which seemed to develop my future career and it actually has! I found it by searching through English Masters course in France and it came into the top few suggestions. 

In your opinion, what are the main strengths of the Sustainable Industrial Engineering Master program?
The main strength of this Masters program is the relevant project in different courses and their practical implementation. Even theory based subjects had excellent partial project which showed how the theory works in real life.

What was the most challenging course or project you had at Génie industriel? Why?
The most challenging course/project was Plateau Project. Because I had background in Supply Chain and Logistics, but I had the project where knowledge of design was must. So at the beginning I was struggling even with basic design tools, on top of that another goal of the course was to integrate with French and other international students and learn to work in a team with diversity. The course was for whole 1 year, and the first couple of months were very challenging. With time I started gaining confidence and took the challenge. At end of the year I could design my own part by using the design tool, and also had a very good team presentation. So the project taught me that with proper effort I can do any project even if it is not within my skill sets and diverse team members are the best in case of knowledge sharing.

What skills have you developed?
 The courses of this Masters are very well planned with lots of practical projects and the tools/technology required for the projects are upto date. They helped me to get idea of how the industries in Europe work, what type of tools they use etc. So when I started my job using new tools or techniques seemed quite acquainted to me. 

What do you think about the way of life in Grenoble and its area?
I loved living in Grenoble, as a student city it's perfect. Also I think UGA is one of the very few universities in France which has high number of international students. So it makes Grenoble more charming and joyful with continuous activities and the breathtaking view of Alps adds the extra topping on it.

Do you have an anecdote to tell about your experience of studying here?
 I have actually many anecdotes! Studying in this Masters course has been one of the best things in my life!
I had a study gap of 5 years due to my job just after bachelor. So when I started the Masters catching up with study seemed very difficult to me. My confidence level was almost 0. Also I heard from previous students passing in all subjects or getting above 10 is very difficult in UGA. Among all courses Economics was the one everyone was scared of. We heard 50 percent students cannot pass in this course in first attempt. In fact the course was very difficult. So everyone of our class started putting extra effort, helping each other in group study etc. When the first result came out with very few pass rate the nightmare became true. I was so scared even to check my name on the list, but somehow I got the courage and asked professor. With my utter surprise professor said I got 16.5 which was one of the highest and I could not believe myself! This will always be my most favorite story of the Masters, as from this point I got my confidence back and I never had to look back!

What advice would you give to a student from your country who would like to come and study here?
The only advice I have for upcoming students of my country is to have an optimistic mind to learn everything and enjoy the learning. The course is well structured with very skilled professors as mentors, so no one should miss the opportunity to obtain the knowledge these wise mentors are ready to share. 

Alima Ahmed was graduated in 2020.
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Date of update May 10, 2021

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