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02 September 2013
Summer is over and the new academic year has begun! September is a busy month for us here at HEC, both on and off campus; we have a new batch of students arriving and a wide range of access events organised around the world. Here are the highlights for the coming month and some dates for your diary.
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Orientation Week

- Beginning the 4/5th September and continuing throughout the week of the 9th

  • From helping new students arrive and get to grips with their new surroundings to welcoming back old faces, we have a full programme of events running throughout the week.

Career Day

- 26th September

  • For our 5th annual HEC MBA Career Day, we welcome twenty prospective employers from around the world to the HEC campus. With presentations, Q & A sessions and a chance to make some industry contacts, our Career Day is a unique opportunity and is certainly one of the highlights of the academic year.

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Want to Learn more?

Worldwide events:

  • Members of our Admissions Development Team will be giving talks around the world this month. Highlights include:
  • 5-7th September: Lima
  • 5th September: Beijing
  • 7th September: Shanghai
  • 11th September: Santiago
  • 14th September: Sao Paulo
  • 15th September: New York
  • 27th September: Moscow
  • 30th September: Brussels
    • For a full list of HEC events around the world and further details, see here.

    Paris events:

    • On the 28th September, there will be an Access MBA event in Paris at Le Meridan Etoile, 75017 Paris, 9am-4pm

    Online Chat Sessions

    • If you want to learn more about the HEC MBA programme and you cannot make it to any of the worldwide events detailed above, you can sign up here for one of our virtual chat sessions.
      • 18th September: Virtual Information Session for South-East Asian Pacific candidates
      • 24th September: Virtual Information Session for women candidates

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    And finally, we’d like to extend a warm welcome to all of our new students, the class of 2015!

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    18 July 2013

    Located in the MBA building, the CAREER MANAGEMENT CENTER (CMC) offers participants a rich array of services ranging from coaching to how to build a career plan via sector advice and meetings with businesses.

    Customized services

    Founded in 2009 at the initiative of Tony Somers, the CMC offers a very different approach from a standard career management department in that it provides individual follow-up throughout the students’ academic studies. Indeed, all these students already have professional experience and their decision to study at HEC often signifies a desire to change orientation and profession.

    As soon as they arrive, students are issued a ‘passport’ containing the individual program they are to follow. This passport will accompany them throughout their studies. Beforehand, they will have had an individual interview in order to clarify their expectations and their character traits.

    Students can then go on to pursue their studies and plan their career management along three specific lines: “Know Yourself”, “Know the Market”, and “Match Yourself and the Market”.

    In parallel to students’ lessons, coaching sessions, workshops and learning modules are thus offered all year long, alternating with individual interviews. Theater classes and various other events are also proposed, including meetings with recruiters and alumni.

    These alumni are very prominent and willing to share their experience and guide future graduates. Before leaving the campus, students write up a report for them, explaining their career plan. Following this work they get feedback and an assessment, both of which are much appreciated.

    “Everyone should be able to find the job of their dreams; the CMC doesn’t actually supply jobs but is there to help define and build the participant’s aspirations,” explains Corinne Bonifay, Associate Director, Operations.

    To achieve this, the CMC (in particular its team of Corporate Development Managers) tackles the “Match Yourself and the Market” aspect of the program through long-term or recent ties with businesses.

    Events on campus come at very regular intervals during the fall, the main hiring season: MBA Career Day, participation in other cross-department forums (Consulting, Finance, Crossroads), company presentations, conferences, treks, etc.

    Suffice to say that the role of the CMC is crucial to the image of the HEC MBA. Once they have graduated, 89% of participants change profession (just 8% return to their former company), and do so within three months following graduation.

    Today internationally acknowledged by numerous companies, the MBA and its CMC continue to take up the challenges of a constantly changing world.

    NB – You can still sign up for the MBA Career Day for September 26th, 2013

    (Source: Parole Exchanges)

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