Archive for January 2013

29 January 2013

Open Day is your chance to come out to the HEC Paris MBA campus, meet with current students, faculty, career and admissions staff.

The day will begin with a short speech from our Dean. You’ll have the opportunity to learn more about our Full-Time and Part-Time MBA programs as well as pose in depth questions to our admissions team. This is also your chance to partake in a masterclass by Prof. Kevyn Yong and talk to the career team about your professional future.

Free shuttle bus available for pick-up at Montparnasse Station at 9 am and drop-off at 3 pm ( beside Voie 24)

Date: February 23, 2013

Time: 9:30 am to 2 pm

Location: HEC Paris MBA – S Building

with campus tour provided by present students.

If you wish to attend the event please email:

We look forward to meeting you in person!

HEC Paris MBA International Open Day


9:30 am – 10:00 am Welcome Breakfast
10:00 am – 11:00 am Welcome & Introduction

  • Bernard Ramanantsoa, Dean of HEC Paris

MBA Program Presentation

  • Bernard Garrette, Associate Dean, HEC MBA

Career Management Center Presentation

  • Tony Somers, Director of Career Management Center
11:00 am – 11:30 am Panel with current students
11:30 am – 1:00 pm Information Desks - Admissions, MBA Council, Clubs, Ambassadors, Careers and Alumni,

Part-Option presentation

12:00 pm Buffet Lunch
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm Organizational Behavior – Master Class

  • Kevyn Yong,PhD,  Professor
2:00 pm Thank you and à bientôt from Bernard Garrette, HEC MBA Associate Dean
Optional Campus Tour managed by Student Ambassadors
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18 January 2013


Name: Yamini Naik

Age: 25

Nationality: Indian

Intake: September 2012 Full-Time

Club Involvement: Co-President of General Management & Leadership Club, Member of The Executive Committee on campus (TEC)

At the start of my MBA program at HEC, in one of the programs organized by the Career Management Center (CMC), we were asked to describe ourselves in 3 words. The words I chose were discovery, passion and fun and surprisingly these are the exact words I would choose to describe my HEC MBA experience!

Contrary to how I might appear on first sight, I’m a geek at heart!

I come from a software engineering background; having enjoyed my engineering studies, 5 years in the software industry as a developer, and 4 years as a software quality engineer.

As community service has always been important to me and just testing software was not service oriented enough, a couple friends and I started a social initiative that enabled students to participate in real life industry projects. This experience helped me realize the business skills I lacked and I started to feel that I wasn’t discovering enough as a software engineer.

And that’s when I made one of the best decisions of my life – to quit my job and do a MBA at HEC!

Travelling, meeting people from different cultures, discovering their stories, learning new languages and understanding new cultures have always been something I love!  As I was learning French for a year before I joined HEC, I knew I wanted to live and work in France to strengthen my command over the language. I also knew I wanted a school that focuses on diversity. And HEC Paris MBA was the best choice and I am not disappointed at all.

Where else can one find 33 nationalities in one room! In the last 5 months at HEC I have discovered so many new cultural traits, festivals, places and traditions! One of my good friends is a girl from Kazakhstan! The learning from the professionally and culturally diverse class has been the greatest value added for me.

At HEC we have cultural weeks organized by each cultural group: so far we have had the American, French, Indian and Japanese weeks and I enjoyed these events thoroughly. I’ve especially learnt so much about Japanese culture and the people and now I know for sure that I want to visit and live in Japan at some point in my life!

Recently we also had the HEC Talent Show which was great way to discover some of the talents of my classmates and also showcase my own talents as an Indian classical dancer.

<My performance at HEC Talent Show >

You’ll find that clubs at HEC are very active, helpful and great value adds to any MBA participant. Through clubs you can network with classmate with backgrounds in fields that might interest you, get in touch with alumni, do additional case cracking, meet and listen to great speakers, participate in business school competitions. There is something in store for everyone.

HEC Paris MBA Student Profile Photo

<CEO Speaker Series Event with GML Club>

The MBA at HEC has also been one of self discovery. Though I am still exploring different career options, I’ve narrowed down my list and now know that I’m best suited for business development or corporate strategy roles.

See more photos and read more about my MBA journey after the jump… (more…)

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09 January 2013

Happy New Year to you all!

We hope you’ll have a very prosperous year.

In addition to welcoming our new January 2013 intake students this month we have a few other important events going on in January we wanted to share here:

Our Virtual Information sessions are ideal if you can’t make it to one of the cities we’ll be visiting because of your location or simply because of your schedule.
January 10th – Virtual Info Chat session available here with one of our Admissions reps:

meet us HEC MBA

Events Worldwide / MBA Tours
Our MBA Team will be coming to a city near you to talk about the HEC Paris MBA and you’ll have the opportunity to get information on your profile, GMAT and scholarship information among other topics:
  • January 21st – We’ll be in LONDON at the 2013 Forte Forum – Goldman Sachs.
  • January 26th – We’ll be in the center of PARIS at the Access MBA One-to-One Event.
  • January 28th – We’ll be in BRUSSELS at the Access MBA One-to-One Event.

HEC Paris MBA will be at the QS World MBA Tour. Come learn how an international MBA from a top-tier school could transform your career and life.

Drop in Session
January 23rd + 30th in Paris.
No sign- up required - More information available here.
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