Posts Tagged ‘admissions’

09 August 2013

Admissions Recruitment Manager Pierrette Doz-Perdrix recruits MBA candidates from the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific. She joined the HEC Paris MBA team in 2009 and also specializes in recruiting women MBA.

Pierrette travels to your cities via MBA fairs and various global information events with the French consulates or partner universities for example.   You  can also meet her on  campus and virtual information sessions frequently held online. She responds to all questions, concerns and queries from prospective students.

Today we asked her to answer a few of the most commonly asked questions by prospectives trying to get into the MBA program:

Q: How will I finance my MBA? Are there any scholarships dedicated specifically for candidates from my region?

A: Multiple financing options are available; you can find all the details on our website. Regarding the regions Pierrette works with personally, the Eiffel Scholarship, designed to bolster international recruiting by French schools of higher education, is often of interest.

Q: Can I live on campus? What’s the campus environment like?

A: We have dedicated MBA residences on campus, just a 5 minute walk away from the MBA building. We aim to accommodate every student who wishes to live on campus. The campus environment is one that fosters life-long friendships, with many social activities.

Another major benefit of the campus environment is the sheer diversity; 85% of students are international.  Cultural weeks are a prime example of this – students put on social activities, meals and parties typical to their native culture.

Pierrette often tells candidates about our Partners Club too – the club is a place for spouses of MBA students to get together, share their experiences and make the most of their time here at HEC. It’s a supportive environment in which people have made great friends over the years.

See more information on the Partners Club website here

Q: Can you tell us a bit about your work with female applicants, students and business women.

A: We are happy to see the increase in percentage of women MBA  increase to 33% in 2013 – a great success for Pierrette!

Pierrette is deeply involved in the Women in Leadership Club; the club focuses on topics that are close to Pierrette’s heart and she has always had a strong passion and interest for gender equality. Currently lead by two participants: Neisha Machado and Paula Quinones, the club works closely with our General Management Club, organizing events focused on women in leadership roles and fostering alumnae interactions. At HEC all women participants automatically become members of the European Professional Women’s Network (EPWN) and Forte Foundation, which creates further networking opportunities dedicated specifically to women.  On campus, the club participates in our Campus Visits, offering advice and support for all women candidates who visit. Check out the WIL Clubs blog here to learn more.


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17 April 2013

At HEC Paris MBA our staff members are as diverse and dedicated to the ideas of leadership, community and personal growth as the students we attract.  In our new blog feature: ‘Meet the Team’ we wanted to take you, our readers, behind the scenes to learn more about our team.

You’ve probably met them if you’re a student or an alum or you’ll probably meet them somewhere along your HEC Paris journey if you’re an applicant or a new admit.

Mathieu coordinates our Admissions team at HEC Paris MBA; ensuring applications are dealt with efficiently and effectively. Mathieu’s role centers on the Admission Juries and ensuring that all candidates receive the information and support they need during the application process.  Along with the Admissions Team, he oversees every application we receive to ensure an excellent selection of applicants with strong academic standing, personal progression and professional diversity.

Mathieu began working at HEC in March 2010 as an Admissions Officer. Prior to working here he studied Fashion Marketing in London, and graduated with a BA from The London College of Fashion.  Having experienced many other industries and after a change of heart he moved to the Education sector and joined us at HEC Paris.

Describe a typical day in your shoes

I arrive at the office, having dropped my son off at school. Next I get down to my emails; I always receive many throughout the night due to the time difference between us and many of our international applicants. Then, I’ll start responding to questions, organizing admissions meetings and dealing with funding issues.

Throughout the day the admissions team prepares all received applications for the Admissions Juries, where we discuss candidates’ profiles for selection to the MBA Program.

Twice per week my colleagues and some of the MBA students play basketball or handball, during lunch time, before getting back to work.


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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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