• Networking at the Paris Talent Summit

    In May 2018, I joined the second edition of the Paris Talent Summit, a two-day networking event and career fair dedicated to the technology industry. Organized by Talent Space, a career accelerator for all things digital, in collaboration with Station F, the world’s largest startup campus, the summit proved to be a great place to… Continue Reading

  • A Career at the World’s Largest Car Manufacturer

    In the race to bring fully autonomous cars to the public, Martin Dion’s goal is to be among those in the figurative driver’s seat. During the past 12 months alone, the HEC Paris MBA alumnus has been promoted from overseeing sales at one car dealership to supervising the sales of used cars at 11 different… Continue Reading

  • From MBA Classmates to Soulmates

    Is it romantic at business school? To answer that light-hearted question, we turn to Tere Carral and Jaja Okigwe, two former students who attended the HEC Paris MBA 23 years ago. Jaja was a full-time MBA student; Tere was on a 6-month exchange from IPADE Business School in Mexico. The two of them met during… Continue Reading

  • From Athlete to CEO

    While most people are considered successful if they make it to the top of one industry, Jean Hornain, MBA ’88, has made it to the pinnacle of three. At 18 years old, Hornain was the youngest player recruited to the 1979 French national volleyball team. After representing France in nearly 200 international competitions, a knee… Continue Reading

  • How to Fine-Tune Your Pitch

    Staying one step ahead of the competition during a job interview is tough, and stressful. That’s why HEC Paris recently asked alumnus Jacques Birol (H ’74) to come to campus and share his top tips for selling yourself to potential employers. A “master pitcher” himself, Jacques was able to bounce back from a failed venture… Continue Reading

  • Pascal Cagni speaking at the MBA Afterwork Event

    The First Global Afterwork Event

    During the last week of October 2017, 200+ HEC MBA alumni had gathered across five cities to celebrate the strength of the MBA alumni. In Singapore, Mumbai, Paris, London, and New York, MBA alumni from the Classes of 1989 to 2017 joined Dean Masini, MBA Staff, prospective and current students, and each other as part… Continue Reading

  • The Revamped Career Center at HEC Paris

    We are pleased to announce a redesign to The Career Center (formerly the MBA Career Management Center) at the HEC Paris MBA. The Career Center has been revamped to better position HEC Paris MBA students for the job market. With transversal staff to leverage the strong relationships and expertise across all HEC programs, the team will focus… Continue Reading

  • At Ease With That Awkward Question

    The room feels bigger than it actually is. You are seated in a typical conference room, a space occupied by 20 dark shaded chairs, a bare whiteboard and a teleconference unit perfectly positioned in the middle of a giant table. In this corporate environment, you are having an interesting conversation: a job interview. So far,… Continue Reading

  • Pascal Cagni, MBA '86

    Alumni in High Places

    We sheepishly admit it: It is satisfying to be the best. We are referring to the Times Higher Education Alma Mater Index, the prestigious annual ranking that reveals the academic backgrounds of the world’s top chief executives. The January 2017 edition names HEC Paris as the top business school in Europe for educating the CEOs… Continue Reading

  • Alexander Eldred, Class of 2016

    Alexander Eldred Uses his MBA to Make a Triple Jump

    Alexander Eldred (MBA ’16) is no stranger to creating new opportunities. Upon earning his undergraduate degree, the American moved to China pursue a career in global food exports with a startup, learning to speak Chinese on the job. After completing his MBA at HEC Paris, he underwent a complete career transformation, changing job sector, function… Continue Reading