Discover the richness and diversity of HEC Paris’ student body through portraits in the Proust questionnaire’s style.
When I wrote my article on campus life a couple of weeks ago, something stuck in my mind. I couldn’t shake the feeling that one of the best parts of the past school year was the people I met. From all around the world, with a myriad of different stories and lives. We come from different cultures, different countries, different backgrounds, different religions and different ways to understand the world. But we have in common a mind open to listening and trying to understand and to learn from others. So, for my next few articles, I would like to give you a chance to get to know some more fellow HEC fellow travelers. In order to make it more interesting and more in tune with this amazing culture that has welcomed us, I decided to use the famous Proust Questionnaire, with an HEC twist.
This time around I reached out to Omar Sadraoui, a student in the Master in Management. Omar comes from Casablanca, he’s a pre-Qatari PSG fan and has a bachelor in Business & Finance from Cass Business School.
What is your idea of perfect happiness?
Be surrounded by the people I care about.
What is your greatest fear?
I would say darkness.
Which historical figure do you most identify with?
Which living person do you most admire?
What is your greatest extravagance?
Watching all of Morocco’s World Cup games and actually thinking we’re going to win.
On what occasion do you lie?
In order, not to hurt people.
What or who is the greatest love of your life?
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
I’m still looking for it.
What is your current state of mind?
If you were to die and come back as a person or thing, what do you think it would be?
As Robin Hood.
If you could choose what to come back as, what would it be?
Ballon d’Or winner.
What is your most treasured possession?
Where would you like to live?
Somewhere around the Mediterranean.
What is your favorite occupation?
What is your most marked characteristic?
I would say having a good memory.
What do you most value in your friends?
Who are your favorite writers?
Who are your heroes in life?
Meursault in L’Étranger.
What is it that you most dislike?
What is your motto?
Do everything you can without hurting other people along the way.
What do you like the most at HEC?
The people I’ve met, and most of all my friends.
What do you dislike the most about HEC?
If you could change one thing about HEC, what would it be?
If you could change one thing about the past year, what would it be?
I would have bought a couch.
The past year in HEC, when were you happiest?
The Trip to Lebanon.
Which talent would have come most in hand in HEC?
Being more rigorous.
What was the highlight of the past year?
All the good times I spent with my friends along with the amazing discussions I had with them and all the bright people that I’ve met here.