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Maxime's story: student, graduate, finance entrepreneur

Published on 08 September 2020

Maxime Parra, an alumnus with a passion for finance and marketing, started his first business, New Trading, while studying here. Now living in Brazil, he tells us about his experience at SKEMA and talks about his entrepreneurial journey in finance.

Can you tell us about your educational background and your professional experience?

"After attending a French preparatory school for two years, I decided to continue my studies at SKEMA, on the Sophia Antipolis campus at first and then in Lille. During the second semester of my M1, I specialised in finance with the Master in International Financial Analysis.

Between the two years of the master’s programme, SKEMA allowed students to take a year off to start a business. I jumped at the chance to launch my first company, New Trading, giving people the opportunity to delve more seriously into trading (without any miracle strategies or promises of easy money)."

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