• Transitioning from Science to Business

    Even though inventing a new vaccine technology might seem like the ultimate in scientific research, it left Daria Jacob unfulfilled. “I see so many researchers who have fun only doing lab work, but that’s not me,” the Russian MBA candidate explains. “I really missed communicating with people.” It was in the middle of her post-doctorate… Continue Reading

  • Exploring the World of Luxury

    In a uniquely Parisian office with sweeping views of the Eiffel Tower and the Arc de Triomphe, Xavier Romatet (MBA ’86) described his rise to CEO of Condé Nast France. Twenty-three HEC Paris MBA students from the MBA Luxury Club listened to him speak about his personal experiences as part of the club’s trek to… Continue Reading

  • Tahira Taylor (bottom, right) spent 3 months as an exchange student at HEC Paris

    Best of Both Worlds: Studying at HEC and in the U.S.

    HEC Paris MBA participants in international exchanges with 40 business schools throughout the world. In Fall 2016, we welcomed Tahira Taylor, an exchange student from Georgetown University’s McDonough School of Business. We asked Tahira to share an insider’s view of her three months on campus, and the differences she found between European and American programs.  … Continue Reading

  • And the winners are (from left): Nadège Zambon, Elias Fares, Mathieu Mondan and Alexandre Legeay

    Team Istisharat Key’s Win Teaches about Teamwork

    When the four HEC Paris MBA students first stepped onstage at the AT Kearney Global Prize Strategy Case Competition, they had already logged 120 hours writing their proposal. Add in another 10 rehearsals for their verbal presentation, and it’s easy to see why team “Istisharat Key” won the prestigious, multi-week contest. Now in its 20th year, the Global… Continue Reading

  • 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