• From Campus to 21K at HEC Paris

    The swathes of gorgeous forest that the HEC campus boasts of have always seemed, at first glance, somewhat mysterious to incoming students. Yet these wooded roads, which are populated by deer who make fleeting blink-and-you-miss-’em cameos, are the perfect place to release your inner runner. The campus has three marked running trails of 3 km, 6… Continue Reading

  • A castle, a picturesque lake and our newest MBA students

    Hours after finishing the fast-paced, multi-day business game known as Negosim, students in the January 2018 intake embarked on a different type of adventure—Integration Weekend. Designed as a fun retreat to one of France’s most luxurious corporate resorts, the event transported HEC Paris MBA students to Les Fontaines, a wooded estate originally owned by the… Continue Reading

  • As American as Apple Pie

    The diversity of the HEC Paris MBA was one of the main draws for me to the program, and with that comes sharing my own culture and traditions with my classmates. American Week kicked off with a talk about managing expectations in challenging times, given by David Gallagher, my former CEO at Ketchum London and… Continue Reading

  • MBA Fair Dishes Up International Foods

    In its role as the MBA’s favorite way of ordering fresh, home-cooked meals, Our Kitchen has served up delicious dishes from far-flung corners of the world. Last week’s event hosted by the student-run startup proved no exception: on the menu for “Around the World in Many Plates” were countless tantalizing and traditional dishes from students’ homelands,… Continue Reading

  • Getting Immersed in the French Culture

    Visiting a place as a tourist is totally different from living there. I realized this very soon after moving to the HEC Paris campus for the MBA program. Having visited France twice before, I thought I was well versed in the French culture. What little did I know back then… During the first month of… Continue Reading

  • 7 Surprising Facts about HEC Paris

    Every diligent MBA candidate can recite from memory the deadline dates and average GMAT scores of their preferred school, but only a few go in depth and really learn about the institution’s past. Having been around for 136 years means there is much to discover about HEC Paris’ history. Here are seven facts that you… Continue Reading

  • Our Kitchen Startup Offers a Taste of Home

    If there’s one thing on-campus students crave, it’s a home-cooked meal. Preferably one prepared by someone else–someone who actually has time to cook–and who knows the flavors of their homeland. That’s why three HEC Paris MBA students—Siddharth Gurnani, Varad Deshpande and Shir Sheftel—created Our Kitchen, an online marketplace that connects home cooks with hungry customers… Continue Reading

  • The Graduating Class of 2017

    HEC Paris MBA Graduation 2017

    As with every commencement day that takes place at HEC Paris, Saturday, June 10, 2017 was filled with many moments of wonder and grace. Amid the pomp of grandiose speeches and soaring violin serenades, our 184 students came together one last time to share congratulations, hugs and their incredibly joyful smiles. To the HEC Paris… Continue Reading

  • Students Share their Favorite Places in Paris

    It’s one thing to visit Paris as a tourist, as nearly 15 million people do every year. But the real magic happens when you have the time to simply inhabit the city, to meander its side streets and find the places normally reserved for in-the-know Parisians. To help fuel your wanderlust for the 2,000-year-old French… Continue Reading

  • Business Leaders among the Highlights of Italian Culture Week

    Five MBA students just made it clear why Italy is known as il bel paese (the beautiful country). Determined to go beyond the pasta and pizza stereotypes typical to their homeland, the students—Federico Mussini, Alessio Scipione, Tancredi Fichera, Francesco Iannelli and Joonatan Portman—created two events for last week’s Italian Professional and Cultural Week that showcased… Continue Reading