The ambiance was festive and bright as the graduating class of 2013 commenced on the HEC Campus for their final adieu.
As the group arrived with their friends and family, laughter was in the air. Many of the new graduates were travelling from outside of France for this very special occasion and happy to have been reunited with their fellow classmates.
Some MBAs were here with their spouses and children. Some were here with their parents who are also alums of HEC Paris.
Before the graduation ceremony guests enjoyed some cocktails in our Garden Party with a band.
Months of hard work, teamwork, dedication and leadership cumulated in a magnificent Commencement Ceremony that was led by Dean Bernard Garrette. Guest speaker was Jean Hornain CEO of Le Parisian Magazine who told us about the importance of following your passion and being authentic in your communication with people.
His one tip for the MBA was “Just be nice”, followed by “I know this is not what everyone graduating from a business program would expect to hear, but there is a lot to be said about your character and integrity if you keep things simple, work hard and be nice to people”, said Mr. Hornain.
The MBA Team would like to say heartfelt Congratulations to the MBA Class of 2013.