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Calling all HEC Paris MBA applicants: Jan 2019 intake

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Hey..np..I've got used to this confusion now :grin:

The interviews were great. I had one Skype and one face-to-face. HEC tries to get you at least one face-to-face in your preferred area.

Interview 1: Skype

One of the best interviews I have had. Very unconventional. No textbook interview questions. It started off with my reasons for second-MBA. Then it went towards a detailed discussion on how Digital transformation is impacting businesses globally. Strengths/weaknesses. Some bit of work ex. Had my presentation in between. Not many questions on it.

Key areas:

1. Motivations for MBA - includes Why HEC, Why now, Short term/long term goals, Where else have you applied to
2. Work ex - How well I know about my work
3. Personality traits - Questions on Strengths/weaknesses

Overall, the interview was very chilled out. Very friendly. He shared lots of stuff on his experience at HEC and provided very useful and candid responses to what I asked from him. Appreciated my

Interview 2: Face-to-face. Happened in a cafe in Delhi.

Very detailed interview but very predictable. Some of the questions which I remember:

1. Tell me something about yourself
2. Why second MBA
3. What do you know about HEC
4. Situational question: I had to give my views as a Team Lead on how I will handle a team conflict in a global team where people are not ready to work with each other
5. What has been your biggest professional achievement
6. Strengths/weaknesses
7. Where else have you applied to - Why not LBS/INSEAD
8. What is your current proficiency in French
9. Presentation: Some basic questions on the 10 mins presentation

Very down to earth individual. Shared his experiences at HEC. Gave his views on the culture at HEC, clubs, etc.

My two-cents on the overall experience

The HEC interviews are a way to check your fit to the program. These are not very formal interviews as is the case with Adcom interviews. HEC is very selective about the applicants. They want to understand very clearly on why you want an MBA at this point in your career and why only HEC can help you fulfill those goals. So read up and do great research on the program. Talk to as many current students as possible. Attend Information sessions in your city if possible.

Be clear about why you have chosen the presentation topic. I think the presentation is an opportunity for you to link it to how you can contribute to the HEC MBA (IMPLICITLY) apart from demonstrating your communication and presentation skills. But it shouldn't be about you selling yourself through the presentation.

Prepare the normal textbook interview questions such as Strengths/weaknesses, handling conflict, failure, ethical dilemma, etc.

Overall, just be chilled out and go with a clear head. For anything else, let me know! All the best for your applications.


Can you please brief me what exactly happens once we click on Submit button of application?
I am planning for June 1st deadline, your help is useful and highly appreciated


You hear from the adcom within 2-3 weeks from the deadline with details about the interviewers. The interviewers are HEC alums. You need to schedule the interviews with them. After about 5 weeks from the deadline, you hear about your final outcome.

Hope this was useful!


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Thanks! Only thing is in my case, I am not a 100% on leaving North America, so that is the *only* thing I am mulling over


I am sure Europe ain't that bad :grin:
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No! I was at Copenhagen Business School before coming to the US, wonderful place. HEC of course is in a league of its own. Couple of things:

1) Do you know about your scholarship?
2) Is there a Whatsapp group for the admits? I can PM my cell number if there is, to add me to it

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New post 04 May 2018, 00:03
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Elated to get a mail from HEC regarding my admission to HEC. Excited to meet you all.

Do we have a WhatsApp group or Facebook page for admitted folks?

Anyone else who got in?


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Got my admit yesterday by phone! Still waiting for an email so I can figure out how to apply for scholarships.

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No! I was at Copenhagen Business School before coming to the US, wonderful place. HEC of course is in a league of its own. Couple of things:

1) Do you know about your scholarship?
2) Is there a Whatsapp group for the admits? I can PM my cell number if there is, to add me to it

Thanks!


Good to hear that.

1. We need to apply for scholarships after getting an official mail from HEC. There is a separate dashboard where we can do that.

2. Even I am looking for one. Lets create that if there isn’t any.



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divyabhtyagi wrote:
Elated to get a mail from HEC regarding my admission to HEC. Excited to meet you all.

Do we have a WhatsApp group or Facebook page for admitted folks?

Anyone else who got in?


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Got my admit yesterday by phone! Still waiting for an email so I can figure out how to apply for scholarships.

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Cool..is there a facebook/WhatsApp group for the admits?


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Hello people! There is an official WhatsApp group which I just got into for J19 cohort. PM me your number and I’ll add you to the same.


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New post 15 May 2018, 07:42
Just got admit email. yay
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Aloha everyone!
I am just trying to understand the admissions procedure at HEC and similar schools. For the January intake, does it sound plausible to apply this late?

Anyone with any advice in general?

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Hi everyone,

I'm planning to apply for the 1st July deadline.

I need some info about how to send TOEIC scores to HEC. Does anyone have info about this ?

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Hi wysiwyg,

I can remember that you just have to report your score in one of the fields of the online admission form, and attach a scanned copy of your TOEIC results certificate (the online interface allows you to attach some documents).

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Thank you Pewi.
Thought it had the same process as the GMAT score.

Got another question about academic transcripts.
If I got it right, it has to be sent to the admission office.

Do we have to send just the final degree or the actual grades of each semester?

Thanks.

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Aloha everyone!
I am just trying to understand the admissions procedure at HEC and similar schools. For the January intake, does it sound plausible to apply this late?

Anyone with any advice in general?


I believe you can still apply.

As for general advice, HEC follows a rolling admissions process so I'd advice you to apply sooner rather than later, provided that you are already prepared with a strong application.

All the very best to you! :-) :thumbup:
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Thank you Pewi.
Thought it had the same process as the GMAT score.

Got another question about academic transcripts.
If I got it right, it has to be sent to the admission office.

Do we have to send just the final degree or the actual grades of each semester?

Thanks.

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You're welcome!

Even if there are probably different possibilities, I sent a record per year (I had a synthesis at the end of each studying year) and this was nice!
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Hi all, can someone help me answer the following:


- what's the rythm of the courses ? Is it 5 days a week, 8 hours a day ?
- Is it mandatory to live on campus ?
- According to you, what is the discriminating factor that HEC hopes to find in its students ?
- On the other hand, what is it that make HEC unique ? and better thant other Bschools in France ?

Thank you for your help.
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New post 20 Jul 2018, 09:09
Hey all!

Congratulations for all those who have already been admitted!

I am planning to apply in the upcoming deadline (August 15) and wanted someone to review my profile.

I am a 27-year old male from India. Scored 660 (Q49, V31) in my last GMAT. I scored 70% during my graduation. I graduated in Computer Science Engineering after which I joined the Teach For India Fellowship in April 2015. I completed my Fellowship in April 2017 and have been working as a Recruiter for Teach For India since then. (Total Work-ex = 37 months).

I am planning to give the GMAT once again in the first week of August and hope to score around 720.

Is my profile strong enough to be accepted for the Jan '19 intake?
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I'm current student from J18, heres my 2 cents.. (I am currently on summer break so my feedback is based on first 2 cores)

- what's the rythm of the courses ? Is it 5 days a week, 8 hours a day ?

8am to 4pm (with usually 1 half day off) Mon - Thu
Friday is careers day but some Fridays are free (depends on how many careers events you sign up for)

- Is it mandatory to live on campus ?
No, but advisable (for first core at least)

- According to you, what is the discriminating factor that HEC hopes to find in its students ?
not one thing.. each student brings something unique to the batch but I would say international experience/exposure is one common thing I found in my batchmates


- On the other hand, what is it that make HEC unique ? and better thant other Bschools in France ?
It is a very French school as opposed to Insead (very global program)
If you want to live in France after school, HEC is your best shot!

One thing I would stress on and wish I did when I had time - WORK ON YOUR FRENCH!!


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New post 27 Jul 2018, 05:33
Hi,

I just received acceptance e-mail. Huge sigh of relief..

Looking forward to connecting with the rest of the Jan18 batch!
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Does it make sense to apply for Jan'19 intake in September?
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Hi prateekmathur18,

for over-represented backgrounds it is a bit risky. I would recommend applying for the Sep 2019 intake instead.

I hope this helps.

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