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09 September 2019

Our Incredible Life Paths- Inès EL JAMALI (TBS 2011)

Please say a few words about yourself.

My name is Inès El Jamali (Class of 2011). I’m 32 years old and am French-Moroccan.

Before I went to TBS, I grew up in Casablanca, and got my Bac at a French high school, then I went to Paris to do an HEC prep.


Why did you choose to go to Toulouse and TBS to study?

I immediately felt welcome in Toulouse. 

In fact, during the oral exams, I found the students and team to be very kind.

On top of that, Toulouse is a very beautiful city and I immediately liked it.

On the other hand, I was attracted to TBS because it offers double degrees abroad, particularly in South America, where I was especially interested.

Finally, I finally did an exchange in Costa Rica, and my end of studies internship in Buenos Aires, Argentina.


Would you tell us about your time as a student at TBS?

My time at TBS was rather short, because I only spent a year and four months in Toulouse before I moved abroad.

It was short, but intense. I built my adult life and I met my best friends during those years.

Additionally, I always felt attached to TBS, even during when I was living in Costa Rica and Argentina,


Do you have stories from your graduating class to share? (Student associations, projects, professors ...)

For my last year, I did the "Line Management" option in relation to the time with digital marketing. There were 16 or 17 people in the class, most of whom were men. We were viewed as the geeks of the school.

I loved this course because there were only a few of us, and we had the opportunity to meet stakeholders who are now influential in France’s digital ecosystem.


Who are you now?

After spending five years in Buenos Aires, I’m now working as a freelancer in Barcelona.

I help business analyse and implement their web communications strategies.

Also, I co-manage the TBS Alumni’s Barcelona Chapter.

From what perspective did you enter the labour force after graduation? What motivated you?

I’ve always done what I wanted to do.

My goal has always been to have a job where I don’t feel like I'm working, and one that has only minimal restrictions. 


Why did you choose this field, this path? 

I love the digital world, digital strategy, and the internet ecosystem.

Also, I was looking for a flexible job that would change over time. Not something too static or structured.


Where do you see yourself in ten years?

I see myself in a place that I love, somewhere in Europe.


How has the alumni network been a support for you?

When you’re a freelancer, you need to meet people.

In fact, when I arrived in Spain three years ago, I didn’t know anyone, so I decided to contact TBS Alumni.

The association gave me the chance to meet new people and build new networks, both professional and personal.


What advice would you give to TBS alumni, students or graduates? 

If you want to do something ... don’t hesitate, just it!

Don’t regret your journey, and change it as necessary at any given moment as your desires change.


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