We’re sending a very warm welcome to Adelaide Fatet; the newest addition to our MBA team. Adelaide joined us in March 2013 as part of the Development Team, and is featured here in our Meet the Team series.
Adelaide’s background truly fits with our program; as a multinational French-Lebanese and Canadian who has lived and worked worldwide Adelaide can really identify with both prospective and current MBA participants. Educated in Political Sciences, Adelaide’s academic experience was split between France and Canada – equipping her with a real appreciation for international study. Having experienced an exciting career working for the French Embassy in Canada as a Diplomat and dealing with high profile officials and French companies based overseas, Adelaide made the move back to France two years ago.
After securing experience working for another French Business School, Adelaide looked for an opening in another international, top tier Business School. Teamed with our location in the heart of France and close to the world renowned business hub of Paris, HEC Paris met all Adelaide’s requirements to further continue with her career in Business Development.
Adelaide’s role here as a Development Manager focuses on recruiting the best participants to ensure the experience all participants receive is the best it can ever be. The Development Teams aim is to uphold the standards and integrity of the program. Adelaide centres on recruiting from North America, and Part-time students from France, informing interested prospective students about our program, the HEC MBA experience and the application procedure.
A piece of advice from Adelaide for anyone considering an MBA:
‘‘be sure of exactly why you wish to join an MBA program – it’s not a decision to be taken lightly as the program is an experience that will change your life.’’
It is vital all candidates have a clear goal to aim towards with the MBA, and Adelaide also believes in the importance of timing – ‘‘it’s paramount that it’s the right time in a candidate’s life to embark on an MBA program.’’
Speaking of more practical advice, Adelaide moved on to mention the importance of international exposure, career progression and having a sound GMAT score before considering an MBA program.
Equipped with an excellent life motto ‘Be daring and always do the best you can’ Adelaide is determined to aid our MBAs progression and development over her time here.
Look out for Adelaide around campus and at recruitment events near you soon!