• Sailing through Italy

    Sailors can become MBA students or vice versa. Nowhere is this more apparent than in the largest MBA regatta held on the globe–the Rolex MBA Regatta and Conference–hosted in Santa Margherita Ligure, Italy, by the SDA Bocconi Sailing Club. From 29 September to 2 October, 23 HEC students and alumni competed in two divisions for… Continue Reading

  • “Engineering” a roller coaster out of paper

    “Act Your Success” Puts You in Front of the Class

    After a smooth check-in on campus, expect to deep-dive directly into the transformation you dreamed about while drafting your candidate profile for the MBA program. “Act your Success” is a three-day seminar where you interact for the first time with your fellow MBA students through a series of writing and improvisational workshops. The end goal is to… Continue Reading

  • Romanian Cultural Day

    On September 22, the HEC Romanian community organized this year’s first networking event with all three MBA intakes. In partnership with the Romanian Embassy, the cultural evening was held in the Hôtel de Béhague, one of Paris’ finest hôtel particuliers, and a property owned by the embassy. Built in the second half of XIXth century, the hôtel… Continue Reading

  • Integration Weekend at Dune du Pilat

    Two weeks after setting foot on HEC’s campus for the first time, the MBA September ’16 intake (Class of 2018) embarked on “Integration Weekend,” which consisted of a glamping trip to Dune du Pilat and Bordeaux. Starting from Montparnasse, spirits were high the entire train ride, with lots of food, drink, and an impromptu salsa… Continue Reading

  • Entering the Mindset of a Professional Management Consultant

    Forty-five MBA students ended their summer vacations early this year to attend Peak Week, a six-day event jointly organized by the Career Center and the Consulting Club. An intensive preparation for the upcoming consulting-recruitment season, the week featured case-cracking sessions and workshops designed to hone students’ interview skills. Events kicked off with Fernando Martinelli, CEO… Continue Reading

  • Blue skies over the California campus in summertime

    Stepping out of your comfort zone, and into UCLA

    It is a Sunday evening in late June when I cross the UCLA campus. The cinematographic “magic hour” has just started, making the Anderson School of Management appear golden against a dark-blue backdrop. I am on my way to the welcome drink that kicks off my exchange week at the U.S. business institution, remembering how… Continue Reading

  • Living like Royalty

      Sharon shares a few insights into castle life: How to Rent a Castle “Back in October, when I knew that I wouldn’t be living on campus, I started looking for a place. The apartment was listed on www.PAP.fr. The MBA program has Facebook group for admitted students, and I asked if anyone would like to… Continue Reading

  • Celebrating the Class of 2016

    So proud of the accomplishments of the Class of 2016! Despite hosting a commencement celebration that included champagne and cocktails, an elegant garden party, and speeches by several of France’s top CEOs, those of us at the HEC Paris MBA program wanted yet another way to honor this year’s graduates. The Class of 2016 was… Continue Reading