6 questions to Marine Chevallier


Apprentice - Marketing and communication assistant

1.    Could you tell us a little about your career ?

« After a two years degree in International Trade, I passed a Business Manager bachelor’s degree at the Mbway school. It was during the springboard year that I really realised my interest in marketing and communication, so it came naturally to me to take on a master in marketing and Digital Communication. The choice of a work-study contract seemed obvious to me in order to respond to my desire to train myself in a concrete way and to meet the demands of the current job market. At 23, I am therefore an apprentice Marketing Assistant in the Société Générale Payroll Savings service since September 2019. »

2.    Can you describe your role in three words ?

« CREATIVITY: this is the keyword of marketing, being as creative as possible while meeting the needs of business client and their employees. We must constantly seek new ideas, improve and modernize what already exists. What I like is to take documents from scratch and give them a new life by making them more impactful, more esthetic and above all more accessible: because this is what is at stake in our profession, making terms sometimes complex of the banking community understandable by the greatest number.

REACTIVITY: requests and needs are diverse and often urgent, activities must be prioritized and we must be as efficient as possible to meet often short deadlines. This was one of my first challenges as an apprentice: being able to become independent very quickly in order to be as efficient as possible.

ADAPTATION: in this business, you have to be able to demonstrate adaptability, we deal with various and varied subjects (Loi Pacte, events organization,…), on different supports (interactive guide, video, poster,…) what requires knowing how to “navigate” from one project to another quickly and without losing track. »

3.    What makes the job worthwhile ?

« It might sound like a “cliché” but I would say my alarm clock! I have to be honest, I am not particularly an early riser I have to admit it, but I’m lucky to be in a great team and have great challenges that await me every day. In addition to the desire to enrich my training and my skills, it motivates me to give the best of myself everyday.»

4.    Marine, what’s your motto, your philosophy ?

« “Whoever has no goals is unlikely to achieve them.” You can wait for a long time. I am convinced that if we give ourselves all the means to succeed, no matter which path we take, we will get there. » 

5.    What are your interests in life ?

« When it comes to students budget, it is often very little I discovered myself a passion for catering, manufacturing furniture and decoration furniture which I'm rather proud of it: it allows you to follow trends with small budgets.

Travelling is also a great passion: discovering new cultures and meeting new people are fundamental for me. I have been in a few countries already and my main goal would be to be able to go to every continent in the world and discover as many countries as possible! »

6.    How can you say that you are the future?

« I am a volunteer and I want to accomplish, create and innovate! I really intend to gain the maximum of skills thanks to experiences that I hope human, rich and diverse!

My work-study experience at Société Générale is a real turning point in my career and it is a real chance to evolve within a group where the opportunities are numerous.

The answer to "What do you want to do when you grow up?" evolves over the years but one thing remains constant: the desire to one day be my own boss and manage a team remains my ultimate goal.

We are currently living in a global crisis where only solidarity and kindness will get us out of this difficult situation, and I can definitely say that Société Générale has these values and that all the teams help each other widely, I am proud to be an apprentice within the Société Générale group.»