After working as a mechanical engineer Matteo decided to pursue a Masters in Energy Management to enable a career change. He now works within a consulting firm in the energy industry
Why did you decide to pursue a postgraduate course?
I think that in life it is necessary to evolve and the best way to do this is to keep learning.
After six years of professional experience in mechanical engineering I wanted to discover more about the industry in which I was working.
What postgraduate course did you study and where?
I studied for a Masters in Energy Management at ESCP Europe in London and Paris.
Why did you choose this postgraduate course and institution?
The energy-specific programme was exactly what I was looking for. ESCP Europe is also one of the most well-respected business schools in the world and the institutions reputation and teaching standards attracted me to the course.
Did you take up further study immediately after your first degree?
No, it took me six years to feel ready for postgraduate education.
I initially obtained a BEng and MSc in Mechanical Engineering from the Polytechnic School of Turin. After that I spent three years in the Hydraulic Laboratory of the EPFL in Switzerland working as a test engineer and three years as R&D engineer at ANDRITZ Hydro in Switzerland.
What are the advantages/disadvantages of further study?
If you have planned your postgraduate study there are no disadvantages. Choose your strategy and stick to it.
What areas of work could you go into as a result of your further study?
I have seen colleagues join big energy corporates, large consulting firms and boutique consulting houses, start-up ventures and banks. This Masters prepares you for infinite possibilities.
What tips would you give to others choosing a Masters degree?
Postgraduate education is a fantastic experience and can help you get where you are aiming to go.
Choose the right moment and be sure of what you want to achieve.
Find out more
Take a look at the energy management course at ESCP Business School.