Participating students & testimonials

Participating students

The Future Talent Meets the Industry initiative allows students from around the world the chance to participate in one of ESOMAR’s global events. Students recommended by their professors have the opportunity to attend conference sessions, network with the industry’s leading minds and assist ESOMAR in the staging of the event. Places in the initiative are highly sought after and preceded by a stringent review process that includes interviews and a written submission to ensure that the best and brightest students from around the world are chosen to participate.

Learn more about some of the students present in our events.


The initiative, Future Talent Meets the Industry, is really an amazing opportunity for students interested in that field to gain a deeper insight and first-hand experience in the field of market research. By giving me the opportunity to participate I learned a lot and met interesting people whom I am still in contact with. I was really happy I could participate in the ESOMAR Qualitative 2011 and be part of the “research world” for a few days. Thank you very much for giving me this chance!
Janina Kuhagen, Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, ESADE Barcelona – Attended Qualitative 2011 in Vienna, 13-15 November

I had a great experience with ESOMAR. It was a great opportunity to listen to different speakers who are authorities in their work and passionate about it. It was also great to see what is happening in the industry and take part in it through the presentations.
Michaël Vanden Plas, University of Brussels, EHSAL Management School, Brussels, Belgium - Attended Insights 2011 in Brussels, 27 February – 1 March

It’s really a terrific experience to participate in the APAC conference in Melbourne. I was one of the student guides who helped facilitate networking activities during the conference. It was a professional and global conference, where I saw the hot topics and trends in the market research industry. Also, I had the opportunity to take part in the workshop with academics and professionals. Finally, I sincerely appreciated the experience and all that I learned from ESOMAR team.
Xing Wan, Communication University of China, Beijing, China - Attended Asia Pacific 2011 in Melbourne, Australia, 20 – 22 March

The ESOMAR event was a once in a lifetime opportunity for me. It opened a whole new vista into market research as practiced around the globe. It provided me with a wonderful opportunity to connect with some of the leading minds in the market research industry. Their unconventional methodologies and fresh approaches went beyond any classroom learning I have ever experienced. Thank you so much ESOMAR, for this wonderful experience!
Jaisurya Pavithran, Amrita School of Business, Ettimadai, India - Attended Asia Pacific 2011 in Melbourne, Australia, 20 – 22 March

Being a student guide at the ESOMAR Congress was a very memorable experience for me. It was a great opportunity to be a part of a multicultural team and also to meet market research professionals during the event. It covered all the latest thinking and hot topics, which allowed us to get a glimpse of what the most influential practitioners think about the future of the market research industry. Also spending a couple of days in Amsterdam was simply amazing.
Peter Nagy, Corvinus University of Budapest, Hungary - Attended Congress 2011 in Amsterdam, 18 - 21 September

I would like to thank ESOMAR for the amazing opportunity to participate in the Qualitative 2011 conference in Vienna. It was an incredible experience to hear remarkable speakers, participate in workshops and meet with the best talent in the industry. Also working with the other members of ESOMAR was an absolute pleasure from which I learned a lot. I left the event with a lot of new insights and would definitely recommend the experience to anyone interested in marketing research.
Tal Miller, Vienna University of Economics and Business (WU) - Attended Qualitative 2011 in Vienna, 13-15 November

Participating as a student guide in the ESOMAR conference in Melbourne was a very good opportunity for me. That was the first market research conference I had attended, and the various speakers and their presentations were inspiring. They showed me real-world and innovative applications of market research, which made me want to pursue a career in this industry. I am grateful for the connections I made, and I appreciate the support I received over the duration of the conference.
Urmimala Rajkhowa, University of Melbourne, Melbourne Business School - Attended Asia Pacific 2011 in Melbourne, Australia, 20 – 22 March