#buildyourpath #Luxury #Kering
There are many advantages of doing a degree in HEC Paris. However, I think that one of the opportunities granted should be mentioned separately. After completion of the core and elective courses, MSc students have to choose a Certificate, which can be described as a course with strong sectoral focus and sponsored by a company operating in a chosen sector. The choice is quite wide, thus, definitely everyone would find something appealing to him or her. While all the general information about the certificates can be read on HEC Paris website and program’s description, I want to mention why I got very excited about this opportunity.
I am a MIF student and I have chosen to pursue the Luxury certificate, which is sponsored by Kering, the leading luxury goods holding. It is not only an opportunity to learn more about the industry I feel passionate about but also to talk to the professionals and network. Moreover, I was surprised that the company itself is very interested in encouraging the students to delve deeper in the luxury sector. Though the certificate will start only at the end of April, in the beginning of February, we were invited to the Headquarters of Kering for a career training. I believe that through such sessions, students indeed learn a lot about what they would be most interested in and what the opportunities are.
I personally have a background in economics and finance, therefore, the path to the luxury industry does not seem to be easy for me: companies have limited number of internships and mostly require previous experience in the field. HEC opens new doors, allowing people from different backgrounds to gain absolutely new experience that maybe will greatly affect the future. I am thankful that my school puts the efforts to make the students develop in various ways and always challenge themselves. I do not know yet what exactly this certificate will bring me but I am looking forward to exploring. I am sure that most students feel the same way, regardless of which certificate they chose.