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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2010, 08:58
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Hi Guys,
Is it a good idea to ask them the status of my application. I submitted on 2nd Feb.

Also, has anybody started off on the student visa process? How much time does it require?
I am from Asia.


Give them time. It's only been a little over a week. You will be notified one way or another when they select the candidates for interview.

The student visa process will take a minimum of a month to complete, assuming you have all the documents ready. I have a post on this if you would like to read more: http://www.businessbecause.com/lifestyle/visa-woes
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 12 Feb 2010, 20:46
Hi All,

I was accepted to HEC and will be part of the Sept 2010 intake as well.

I'm from New York and love it, but am excited about moving to Paris (well Jouy en Josas 8-) ) in the Fall!

Looking forward to meeting you all! :-D
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2010, 10:42
Hi All and congratulations to all of you who have been already admitted.

I am new here. i have a question about how long takes to be answered if you have been selected for the interviews. I applied online the 1st of february and got and answer from them the 4th of february. How long should i wait??

This uncertainty is killing me.

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2010, 10:52
Hi Pimientaysal, if you got a notification saying that you were pre-selected for an interview, you should receive your interviewers shortly. I received my two contacts the same day; though the timing may depend on your interview location and the interviewers available.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2010, 11:09
Thank you for your prompt answer nycpariscitygal,

I did not received any email yet saying if I have been preselected for the interviews, this is the email I am waiting for. How long did it take in your case??

I have selected Paris and NYC since I am living in manhattan, did you have any problem to schedule and interview in NYC??

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2010, 11:25
Pimientaysal wrote:
Thank you for your prompt answer nycpariscitygal,

I did not received any email yet saying if I have been preselected for the interviews, this is the email I am waiting for. How long did it take in your case??

I have selected Paris and NYC since I am living in manhattan, did you have any problem to schedule and interview in NYC??

Thank you again


I got the pre-selection email about 3 days after I submitted my application (Dec 1st deadline).
You said you applied on Feb 1st and got an answer on the 4th. Was this just the confirmation of your application? Perhaps in the later rounds it takes longer for them to pre-select, because of the application volume.

No, I had no issues scheduling my interview in NYC. I interviewed with 2 alums who are based here. I think there are a lot of alums in the NYC-area.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2010, 11:34
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Pimientaysal wrote:
Thank you for your prompt answer nycpariscitygal,

I did not received any email yet saying if I have been preselected for the interviews, this is the email I am waiting for. How long did it take in your case??

I have selected Paris and NYC since I am living in manhattan, did you have any problem to schedule and interview in NYC??

Thank you again


I got the pre-selection email about 3 days after I submitted my application (Dec 1st deadline).
You said you applied on Feb 1st and got an answer on the 4th. Was this just the confirmation of your application? Perhaps in the later rounds it takes longer for them to pre-select, because of the application volume.

No, I had no issues scheduling my interview in NYC. I interviewed with 2 alums who are based here. I think there are a lot of alums in the NYC-area.


Yes the email I got was a confirmation of my application saying that everything was ok and within a few days they will contact me to let me know if i have been preselected for the interviews.

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 14 Feb 2010, 20:35
I applied several days before the October 26 deadline, and it still took almost two weeks to hear a response back. The time from application confirmation to preselection really varies.

Just sit tight. If you really feel it's been too long, then give them a call. The admissions advisors have been very kind on the phone.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2010, 02:27
Pimientaysal:

I submitted my application early Jan and I got acknowledgement only 7 days later - I had to send an email...
As for the pre-selection, I was called for interviews after 2 weeks.

nycpariscitygal:

'I think there are a lot of alums in the NYC-area.'
You met, at least, a couple of them. Are they American or European? Can you give more details about their position?

Merci;)
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2010, 04:21
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Pimientaysal:

I submitted my application early Jan and I got acknowledgement only 7 days later - I had to send an email...
As for the pre-selection, I was called for interviews after 2 weeks.

nycpariscitygal:

'I think there are a lot of alums in the NYC-area.'
You met, at least, a couple of them. Are they American or European? Can you give more details about their position?

Merci;)
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I met several alums at an event held in New York in November. Current students visiting Finance companies were there, as well as prospective students, and alums.
The ones that I did meet personally were American, however there were some French ones at the event (I just didn't have the opportunity to speak to them). The 2 that interviewed me work in Finance and another one that I met at the event and corresponded with via email works in Luxury Fashion.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 15 Feb 2010, 19:12
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I received the interview invitation for september 2010 and I ask myself a pretty common question : what is a "creative and innovative" subject for a 10 minutes presentation. It seems from google that some website give a list of past interview/presentation feedback but unfortunately I cannot open these website from china where I live.

So question for the people who already had the interview what kind of topic did you choose and how were this subject "creative and innovative" ?

I would like to choose a subject related to one of my previous work experience but I think this doesn't sound very "creative" to choose something work related, on the other hand the industry I was working in was a niche market with a very original product (kind of extrem sport and industry related) and I could simply present this product.

Also I guess most of the time people choose subject on which they have available informations and that they know well (at least probably better than the interviewer potentially could) which makes me think that it is hard to not pick a subject related to my own personal path.

Thanks for your feedback,

Jiang


I would try not to echo your application too much. Touching on a subject raised in your application is ok, but try not to repeat the content of your essays.

I just did my interviews with alumni in NYC, and my presentation was a guide to Ghanaian food. My interviewers thought it was entertaining. Last year I did a business topic for HEC and I thought it was too dry; I really wanted to show off my personality this time.

good luck with your interviews! :)

congrats to those who were accepted!

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2010, 14:20
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JiangNan wrote:
Hi everyone,


I received the interview invitation for september 2010 and I ask myself a pretty common question : what is a "creative and innovative" subject for a 10 minutes presentation. It seems from google that some website give a list of past interview/presentation feedback but unfortunately I cannot open these website from china where I live.

So question for the people who already had the interview what kind of topic did you choose and how were this subject "creative and innovative" ?

I would like to choose a subject related to one of my previous work experience but I think this doesn't sound very "creative" to choose something work related, on the other hand the industry I was working in was a niche market with a very original product (kind of extrem sport and industry related) and I could simply present this product.

Also I guess most of the time people choose subject on which they have available informations and that they know well (at least probably better than the interviewer potentially could) which makes me think that it is hard to not pick a subject related to my own personal path.

Thanks for your feedback,

Jiang


I would try not to echo your application too much. Touching on a subject raised in your application is ok, but try not to repeat the content of your essays.

I just did my interviews with alumni in NYC, and my presentation was a guide to Ghanaian food. My interviewers thought it was entertaining. Last year I did a business topic for HEC and I thought it was too dry; I really wanted to show off my personality this time.

good luck with your interviews! :)

congrats to those who were accepted!

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Good afternoon everybody,

I received my invitation for the interview today....(sighs)

I offered them to do the interviews on-campus and my presentation will be realting a project I want to prepare during the MBA and that I mention on my application in almost every essay. But after reading these post I am not so sure about this idea now.

Could anybody who has been admitted share his/her experience about this issue: If the presentation should be related with your essays or with whatever other thing?

Thank you very much for your help
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2010, 15:19
Since the point is to test your Presentation skills, you probably just need to ensure you prepare a clear and concise presentation. Also, you would probably want to choose a topic that you're passionate about. I agree with the previous poster in that you probably don't want to repeat something already discussed in your application. In fact, in the Interview description document, I think it explicitly says to avoid repeating things already mentioned in your application. My topic was a brand that I was passionate about; I didn't mention this brand anywhere in my application, in fact it's in a completely different industry than what I want to go into post-MBA.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 16 Feb 2010, 15:48
Mate,

I assume you got from HEC the 'interview information sheet', which specifies:
'....You will be evaluated according to the structure of your presentation, its clarity, your preparation, the interest you generate and your level of professionalism....'
It is up to you to decide. If you're really engaged in your project, why not?
You will be evaluated, not the topic you choose.
I chose a topic related to my passion (motorbikes) and I intertwined it with some business info (how to sell in 5 hours 500 bikes worth 60 K€ each). Both interviewers appreciated but, again, I don't think there's a rule.

The first interviewer proposed to meet at starbucks. He read all my file in advance (including the presentation) and asked to give the presentation in the last ten minutes of the interview. Q&A was really cool, about my work experience in France (6 years) and my hobbies.
The second met me at his office. He basically had no clue on my application and asked me to start the interview with the presentation. As for Q&A, he put on the desk a HEC-headed paper with a list of questions and picked up a few.

A few months ago I was introduced to a former alumnus who gave me some insights on the interview process. If my memory is any good, he told me that interviewed applicants are assessed on 4 criteria. The presentation is just one of them and has for sub-criteria -see above.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2010, 09:36
Congratulations to the admitted folks.

I received yesterday an invitation for an Interview. they sent me a pre-acceptance email 4 days before the final date. lets see how it goes.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2010, 10:25
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Congratulations to the admitted folks.

I received yesterday an invitation for an Interview. they sent me a pre-acceptance email 4 days before the final date. lets see how it goes.


If you just received an interview invitation, what do you mean by pre-acceptance email?
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2010, 10:27
Maxpeed,

Where are you located? Your background sounds really interesting.

If you end up getting into both schools that you've listed, which one will you pick?
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2010, 11:00
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nitronori41 wrote:
Congratulations to the admitted folks.

I received yesterday an invitation for an Interview. they sent me a pre-acceptance email 4 days before the final date. lets see how it goes.


If you just received an interview invitation, what do you mean by pre-acceptance email?


i meant that my application has been 'pre-selected' and that i have been 'invited to the admission interviews'

When i said i got an email 4 days earlier than expected, i meant that the deadline for interview notification was the 19th Feb, and i got it on the 15th.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2010, 12:13
nitronori41 wrote:
EggWhitesOnly wrote:
nitronori41 wrote:
Congratulations to the admitted folks.

I received yesterday an invitation for an Interview. they sent me a pre-acceptance email 4 days before the final date. lets see how it goes.


If you just received an interview invitation, what do you mean by pre-acceptance email?


i meant that my application has been 'pre-selected' and that i have been 'invited to the admission interviews'

When i said i got an email 4 days earlier than expected, i meant that the deadline for interview notification was the 19th Feb, and i got it on the 15th.



Ok, let's back up for a second. I think your statements will be confusing for future applicants who read this forum.

Instead of "pre-acceptance email," let's just call it a "pre-selection email." You were pre-selected to interview with admissions folks or alumni. Congrats, that's great news!

Next, there is no deadline for interview notification. HEC has clearly stated on their website that they have a rolling admissions policy and the only deadline they aim to meet is the deadline by which to provide applicants with a final decision. This means acceptance or rejection. Throughout this timeline and before the decision deadline, you will either receive a pre-selection email, or a rejection email. However, this can range from just days after you submit your app to weeks after.

If you submitted on or before Feb. 2, your final decision deadline is March 19. This means that you'll be notified of your final acceptance or rejection by March 19. If other applicants applied on or before Feb. 2 but haven't been notified one way or another, there's still plenty of time to hear back from admissions.

The Feb. 19 deadline you were referring to is the final decision deadline for the applications submitted by Jan. 5. These applicants have already been told whether they are pre-selected for interview or not, and are waiting for acceptance.

See calendar: http://www.mba.hec.edu/Admissions/Application-Process/Admissions-Calendar

Although a great percentage of interviewed candidates are accepted, it's not guaranteed. So to call it a pre-acceptance email would not be entirely accurate. Anyway, good luck and keep us posted!
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 17 Feb 2010, 14:40
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Maxpeed,

Where are you located? Your background sounds really interesting.

If you end up getting into both schools that you've listed, which one will you pick?



Ciao EWO,

I arrived in France 6 years ago and I've been living and working in Paris for almost 5 years. I believe that this helped me a lot to go through the first 'screening'..Knowledge of French was helpful too, I guess.

Neither my choice nor the schools' has been made.
Anyway, countdown is on for HEC's admission committee to state on my fit with the program - tomorrow of friday.
I'll keep you posted, hoping that my fingers don't cross much tighter in the meantime;)

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