Juliette Hackett

6-month internship in Consumer & Market Intelligence at Ubisoft International HQ


What is your background?

I am 21 years old, I am French-British and I study at the Audencia Business School. The internship I had at Ubisoft was the first part of my gap year, and my first experience in a big company and in the world of the video game.My experience was in market research and it opened doors for me to continue with another internship with Xbox in operational marketing.

What is the most exciting project you’ve worked on?

During my internship, I had the chance to work on a variety of different projects. What I really enjoyed was this diversity and the ability to switch from one mission to another so you never get bored.The market research studies which I participated in were really exciting because you get to give a voice to the gamers.

What did you learn during your internship?

I learnt on every front at Ubisoft including how to evolve in a large company, how to work in an international context and the ability to understand the challenges of the video game industry on a day to day basis.I had the opportunity to understand in detail players’ motivations, but also to better understand the job ofan analyst within the CMK, the department of strategic research studies of Ubisoft.

Why would you recommend this internship at Ubisoft to other students?

This internship is very instructive and enriching to develop ordeepen one’s analytical skills and knowledge of the world of video games. I especially enjoyed it because it is an exciting environment and there is a good spirit within Ubisoft.I'm not quite sure I'd hear colleagues debating about Gannon's role in Zelda in the hallway of any company!

In your opinion, which qualities are required to succeed as an intern at Ubisoft?

The first thing would be to adopt an open, flexible and very curious mindset from the very beginning. I learnt new things every day because the environment evolves very quickly and I had to be able to adapt fast.Even when you are a beginner, being curious and proactive allows you to grow very quickly because you have the opportunity to interact with very talented people, whose experience is invaluable.