• A Tour of The Peninsula Paris

    The most astounding part of the €3,850-a-night suite we are standing in at The Peninsula Paris isn’t its private rooftop garden overlooking the Eiffel Tower, or that all the rooms—and there are many—are so utterly luxurious that the French Ministry of Tourism has granted the hotel its highest “Palace” ranking. It’s that visible through a bedroom… Continue Reading

  • Learning to Pitch your Startup

    The MBA Entrepreneurship Club held a workshop on “How to Pitch Effectively,” on March 1. The workshop, facilitated by Michel Safars, HEC Paris Affiliate Professor and Academic Director of the MBA’s Entrepreneurship Specialization, started with the participants explaining their knowledge of pitching and sharing what we wanted to learn from the training. During his introduction, Professor… Continue Reading

  • Introducing Students to Lean Thinking

    With the nervous anxiety of our first exams and the excitement of the looming winter break, we assumed the leadership of the Industry Club in December 2017 and took over club operations in early 2018. My fellow club members and I decided that our main mission would be to increase awareness among current MBA students… 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

  • Student Voice: Shelbie Vermette

    Shelbie Vermette, MBA ’18, knows how to get—and keep—your attention. As the founder of a visual branding consultancy, she’s helped over a dozen of Canada’s top publishers strategize and implement a unique “look” for their online and print publications. In the almost four years that she served as director of photography at The Grid Toronto,… 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

  • Making the Most of Your MBA

    If you’re starting an MBA, get ready for an adventure. You’re launching into a dynamic, close-knit community of some of the most inspiring and energizing people you’ll ever meet. Your social calendar is about to become the envy of all your non-MBA friends, but you’ll have to balance it with mountainous loads of schoolwork. You’ll… 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

  • Time to Indulge in Rest, Relaxation and Reading

    It’s vacation, which means it’s the perfect time to indulge in the three “R”s: rest, relaxation and reading. Here is a collection of books, recommended by professors at the HEC Paris MBA, that are guaranteed to keep your interest piqued even after you’ve returned home from the holidays. Age of Discovery: Navigating the Risks and Rewards of our New Renaissance, by Ian Goldin and‎… 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