Wednesday 27th February 2013 saw our second annual Energy Day, in partnership with the Grande Ecole. We welcomed numerous worldwide energy companies to our campus including Alstom, Nomura, Gamesa and Schlumberger, who presented challenging and emotive topics. The day was organized by our MBA Energy Club, and involved over 90 students from across the HEC Paris Community.
The day included round table debates focused on Traditional vs. Renewable, discussions on the challenges faced by the oil industry and presentations centered on global trends in energy use.
Samuel Rocha (Class of 2014), of the Energy Club felt ‘the 2nd HEC Energy Day was a great achievement and further proof that HEC Students can organize high profile events with international companies. To me the true success of this event would be for it to become a tradition and a link for the school with the Energy World. I hope to return to the HEC campus in 5 years and see the 7th edition of the HEC Energy Day.’
Samuel’s favorite aspect of the event was the ‘diversity and quality of speakers and companies, covering many different sides and views of the Energy world like Trading, Oil, Renewable, Investment, Consulting and even Research on Energy.’
Events such as the Energy Day enable networking and collaboration between external companies, alumni and current students. Our strong and global alumni network of over 45,000 is truly engaged in all of our activities, and richly enhances the experience of students both whilst at HEC, and after having graduated.
Welcoming global companies onto campus is one of the highlights of many students’ experiences; Energy Day is just one of our specialized events throughout the year. Companies attend our annual Career Fair, and our CEO series sees numerous famous names interact with our students. Professional Clubs such as our Energy Club organize events providing networking opportunities with peers with similar interests, alumni and industry leaders.
After an intellectually challenging afternoon, Energy Day participants relaxed over a networking cocktail and closing speech from Bernard Garrette, our MBA Associate Dean.
To learn more about the MBA Energy Club you can visit their website.