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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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24 June 2013

Adelaide FatetAdelaide Fatet

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!

Are you interested to know how you match up to the MBA program? Why not complete a quick profile check online and hear back from Adelaide, or send her an email at

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07 June 2013

HEC Paris MBA welcome event with hobsons beat the gmat daniela locreille

We recently held an International Welcome Event to some of the world’s top companies and influencers within the MBA education arena. It was our pleasure to have Daniela Locreille from Hobsons U.S., Beat the GMAT over the three days.

On Friday the group got a firsthand introduction to the HEC Paris MBA experience; our long history of educational excellence and our goals for the future of the program was presented by Dean Bernard Garrette.

Later on, after the presentation we dispatched for a tour of the campus with some of the other stakeholders and members of the MBA program team such as Luciano Roland (Associate Director Development Global Initiatives) and Philippe Oster (HEC Paris MBA Communication, Development and Admissions Director).

We wrapped up event was a networking dinner at the Trianon Palace Hotel in Versailles.

Saturday was Grand Slam day.  We gathered at the famous French Open for breakfast and then on to some tennis watching.

Daniela, Director of Student Marketing, specializes in global strategic marketing, communication and student outreach, as well as development of key  in-country partnerships to position Hobsons top products worldwide.

“I was very impressed by the warm welcome of the administrators and faculty of HEC, Paris. This was probably the most global staff I have ever met, from over 30 different countries, one cannot stop but think what a rich multicultural experience it must be to study here. The highlight of the event was hearing first-hand the experiences of 4 current MBA students, what made them choose this prestigious institution over others that were probably more suitable because they were in their own home countries.  Each one of these students exuded values that any company would like to have in their employees: true leadership, passion and purpose, a dare to challenge their environment and above all camaraderie and teamwork.”

We look forward to a continuous collaboration from companies such as Hobsons, BEAT The GMAT for creating such a strong online network of information to top level MBA candidates and also spreading the message of HEC Paris MBA internationally.

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