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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 14 Oct 2009, 08:54
well i have got a question here....
In the apps, do u mention your experience till date or do u mention what your experience would be when you join the programme?
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 15 Oct 2009, 19:12
Hello! I am working on the HEC essays this week for R2 as well.

A little about me:

Age: Will be turning 26 by 2010 intake.
WE: 4.5 yrs in clinical research by 2010 at 4 medical device companies (due to divesting, mergers, start-up financing). Increasing progression in WE, 2 Fortune 500 companies (current employer is 1)
GMAT: Not stellar, but 640
GPA: 3.55 in Neurobiology from Top 10 state school
Vitals: Chinese-American/F

Can anyone provide their thoughts on my odds for European schools? Ideally, I'd love to stay in France or the UK to work at a local affiliate for my current company.

Thanks!
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 02:52
Well, let's breathe some new life into this thread!

Anyone submit applications yet? I submitted in the nick of time for R2, and haven't gotten any response yet.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 09:35
Same. I submitted on the 22, but my recs arrived on 10/25. Haven't heard anything yet either...

However, looking at the pagalguy forum, it looks like they do get back to you quicker than other places - one guy who submitted on 10/13 heard back on 10/23...
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 02 Nov 2009, 12:09
i am taking my gmat next week.. (so guys wish me luck....._
i will struggle to make my applications in time for R3.. the deadline for which is 5th January i think...
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 03 Nov 2009, 07:34
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Same. I submitted on the 22, but my recs arrived on 10/25. Haven't heard anything yet either...

However, looking at the pagalguy forum, it looks like they do get back to you quicker than other places - one guy who submitted on 10/13 heard back on 10/23...

Sounds good to me - the less time in suspense the better! Good luck, and let us know when you hear back.

nitronori41 wrote:
i am taking my gmat next week.. (so guys wish me luck....._
i will struggle to make my applications in time for R3.. the deadline for which is 5th January i think...

Good luck!
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 06 Nov 2009, 07:41
Anyone has an idea of how long they take to respond to the preliminary assessment?

I went to their online application site and filled up the quick assessment form and am waiting for a reply for the last 3 days. Just curious if anyone filled that form and got a reply.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 07 Nov 2009, 00:08
yes, i filled it up and got a fairly quick response. (especially considering that i filled it up in the middle of the french summer vacations), it took them about 5 working days to get back to me.

the response is quite detailed. they will tell you what you lack in your profile and what is sufficient based on what input you have provided.

Finally, the response is clear enough for you to make that to-apply-or-not-to-apply decision very easily.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 10 Nov 2009, 03:50
Here is an interesting article about the newly launched HEC Dual Degree program with MIT
http://www.nytimes.com/2009/11/03/educa ... r=1&src=tw

...and the newly announced HEC Dual Degree in Global Real Estate with Wisconsin School of Business!
http://www.bus.wisc.edu/grem/

Good luck for those who recently applied!


Cheers,

http://twitter.com/hecmbaparis
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 11 Nov 2009, 05:11
Applied for 2nd round and got a ding... :(
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 19 Nov 2009, 16:01
Hello! Is anyone else planning to attend HEC next fall? Would love to hear from my fellow classmates-to-be.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 03:29
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Hello! Is anyone else planning to attend HEC next fall? Would love to hear from my fellow classmates-to-be.


Hi, EggWhitesOnly. First of all, congratulations on admission!

I had my alumni interviews last week and just found out last night that I'd been admitted as well! I'm still unsure whether I'll attend next fall - still waiting to hear back from some other programs - but it's looking more and more likely. It's a fantastic program and has a tremendous reputation.

To give you a bit more about myself, I'm a 25 year old American with 3.25 years experience (currently; 4 at matriculation), all within the credit risk department of a major credit card company. I've been living in Belgium for the last year (have also lived in Spain) and am hoping to stay on this side of 'the pond' for the foreseeable future. As per post-MBA aspirations, I'd like to get into a more strategy-focused role, ideally with a small- to medium-sized consultancy.

Please let me know a bit more about yourself too!
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 11:48
Hi Nyinbxl!

Congrats to you too! I'm pretty sure I'll be heading to HEC since a big part of the reason why I decided to go for b school was to be proficient in French and possibly work in luxury goods.

A little about me: Also 25-year-old American, female, having worked for about 3.5 years in biotech (a number of startup and large companies). I grew up and currently work in Silicon Valley. I'm open to post-MBA positions, and if I return to my industry, would want a more strategic-level position. However, I do think luxury goods would be a very interesting change and I'd be interested in pursuing an internship with LVMH or Lancome in France. (Of course, I'd have to be fluent in French by then.)

Anyway, let us know what you decide! If you plan to head over to HEC, it'd be great to meet up in advance.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 20 Nov 2009, 22:40
Hey guys, I was also admitted a few days ago. 26, M, Chinese Canadian, lived a few years in Montreal when I was a kid, so the bilingual stream was a huge draw for me. I also work in IT doing software design in Hong Kong.
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 23 Nov 2009, 14:48
Looking forward to seeing you all in Paris. I just joined the HEC Paris - September 2010 intake LinkedIn group and there are already 25 members :)
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2009, 11:36
Congratulations everybody !!!
Don't you have some advice for a wannabe ?
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 25 Nov 2009, 11:39
I was asking for your experience with HEC interviews, of course... ;p
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 28 Nov 2009, 10:15
baky wrote:
I was asking for your experience with HEC interviews, of course... ;p


Hi Baky,

Feel free to PM me with questions about the interview. Also, if you Google "HEC Paris Pagalguy 2009" you will find a very lengthy thread with plenty of useful information about interviews. (I used it for my own preparation.)

Generally, the interview includes a ten-minute presentation (can be about anything) and a 30-45 minute Q&A session with the standard interview questions. You are provided two alumni interviewers if you are not able to go to campus for an interview and you can present the same presentation to both interviewers. I am based in Northern California and my interviewers included one alum who currently lives in Seattle and a previous HEC exchange student (he's actually a UCLA MBA alum) who lives in LA.

Best of luck!

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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2009, 06:51
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baky wrote:
I was asking for your experience with HEC interviews, of course... ;p


Hi Baky,

Feel free to PM me with questions about the interview. Also, if you Google "HEC Paris Pagalguy 2009" you will find a very lengthy thread with plenty of useful information about interviews. (I used it for my own preparation.)

Generally, the interview includes a ten-minute presentation (can be about anything) and a 30-45 minute Q&A session with the standard interview questions. You are provided two alumni interviewers if you are not able to go to campus for an interview and you can present the same presentation to both interviewers. I am based in Northern California and my interviewers included one alum who currently lives in Seattle and a previous HEC exchange student (he's actually a UCLA MBA alum) who lives in LA.

Best of luck!

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I had a similar experience. I'm based in Brussels, so I had two interviews with alumni here (although I wouldn't have minded hopping on a train to Paris!). For my presentation - which ended up being more like 15 minutes - I picked something work-related and which helped support my overall application 'story'.

The first half of the interview included the presentation and follow-up questions. The other half was regular Q & A-style. But I have to say that the questions from the interviewers were not what I expected. They had very little to do with what I had been doing to date and were almost entirely about 'why an MBA now?', 'what next?' and especially, 'why HEC (and France/Europe)?' and 'what can I bring to the program?'. But both interviewers and interviews were really easy going. It ended up being more of a conversation than anything, and they made it really easy to relax. More than anything, I think both alumni genuinely wanted to make sure that HEC was a good fit in both directions - i.e., that it was a good fit for me and that I was a good fit for the program.

Regarding preparation, I found this link to be of use: http://www.accepted.com/mba/interviews/ ... mit&bhcp=1. I also re-read my application a few times, practiced my presentation with a friend to get comfortable with it and wrote out responses to some common questions (which, in the end, I didn't even really need). In general, I'd say to keep your answers pretty short. The Q & A part was only 30 - 45 minutes, and it became clear very quickly that, given this constraint, the interviewers were after concise answers.

What I would warn against, though, is over-preparation (and this is a theme I found to be common in the accepted.com write-ups found in the link I shared above). I can only speak for the alumni interviews (and not adcom or professor interviews, which are what I think you would see if you had your interviews on campus), but they were really geared toward getting to know you on a personal level. If you sound rehearsed I think you run the risk of not really letting yourself come through.

If you have any other questions, feel free to PM me. And good luck!
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Re: HEC Paris - Sep 2010 intake [#permalink] New post 29 Nov 2009, 08:16
Thanks a lot both of you !! I do hope to join you for sep 2010 Intake... I submit for R3 (2 days left).
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