Career Management Center

The HEC Paris MBA Career Management Center (CMC) offers a unique approach in helping you achieve your career transformation. Our corporate approach focuses on increasing the range and deepening the quality of the companies you want to meet.  Our individualized approach focuses on giving you the tools you need to realize your post-MBA career goals.

The MBA Career Management Center (CMC) has developed a program which follows our unique three-step procedure. This enables you to achieve transformation, whether for a career shift to a new industry or to step out as a budding entrepreneur.

Step One - Know Yourself  

Know Yourself’ is the first and most important element of your strategy. Here, you will be given you will be provided with a series of individual self-assessment exercises and one-on-one counselling sessions, enabling you to learn more about your personal profile – your strengths, weaknesses, preferences and motivations. These sessions all take place within the first month of your arrival, thus ensuring you get off to the best possible start.

Step Two – Know the Market

‘Know the Market’ is not just about getting in contact with the companies that will hire you; it is also about understanding their requirements, cultures and hiring practices.

This is done in three ways. Firstly, by helping you to effectively leverage our 52,000+ strong HEC alumni network, by organizing career fairs and company presentations, by promoting and supporting MBA club events and by organizing treks to various destinations worldwide. Secondly, by organizing information and ‘how-to’ sessions on the key sectors, functions and geographies for post-MBA careers.  Finally, by identifying the target companies of each intake in order to ensure we attract and retain the ones that are most important to them.

‘Know the Market’ as a process extends throughout the MBA program, while the CMC information and ‘how-to’ sessions on the key sectors, functions and geographies take place in the first three months of your MBA.

Step Three – Match yourself and the Market

Focusing on both the content and ideal timing of your job search strategy, you will be provided with the tools you need as you apply for internships and full-time jobs. ‘Match Yourself and the Market’ includes not only the core elements of the CMC curriculum (such as CV writing, interviewing and networking skills), but also activities such as sector-focused practice interviews, internship and job search strategy sessions and case competitions.

In addition, you can take advantage of our ‘Fast-Track’ option, which is essentially geared to providing both an overview and a ‘deep-dive’ into the seven most popular post- MBA career options for HEC participants, namely consulting, finance, marketing, luxury, management development programs, entrepreneurship and energy. These options are organized in way that allows you to balance your career goals with your academic and personal commitments, while also taking into account the requirements of our recruiting companies.

All these activities culminate in the presentation of your ‘Career Action Plan’ to select alumni, which takes place approximately six months after you start your MBA.  Their feedback enables you to fine tune or adjust your strategy so that you are fully prepared in time for the recruiting calendars of your target companies.