Thursday, July 30, 2009

HEC R2 Second Interview - January 2009

The second HEC interview took place with an alumnus working the Aerospace industry.

After my 10 minutes presentation (I took care to be only 10 minutes this time), we talked about the topic I presented. The alumnus was very interested by it and asked some very pertinent questions. (I might share my presentation with you but not sure yet)

After that we went through the usual MBA questions:
  • Why MBA?
  • Why HEC?
  • Why now?
  • Could you talk about one of your latest achievments?
After that, he asked me whether I was married/engaged and if I had taken this parameter into account:
  • Does your wife agree you do an MBA?
  • Did you have to convince her?
  • How do you plan to finance your MBA?
Then we discussed about the HEC program, teachers and student life. One thing I liked about this interview was that my interviewer was really excited about his time at HEC and mentionned several teachers he had and how they made an impact on him.

As I previously mentionned I was interested in the Entrepreneurship track of HEC, he acknowledged he followed the same one. Even though he is not pursuing a career in entrepreneurship (such as setting up his own business), he thought these electives were the most inspiring ones of his MBA time and the most thought-provoking.

Then he asked me several other questions:
  • what are your hobbies?
  • to which other schools have you applied?
Finally we briefly discussed about his career path and what kind of jobs he had following the HEC MBA.


Mani said...

I was wondering why did you decide to join HEC even though you got into Haas ?
I am an applicant this year. Would you be willing to answer some questions regarding MBA at HEC?
I am an not in Eorope and I do not know anyone at HEC. If you could give me your email address , I would like to email you.

Mani said...

May I have your email address.....I am an HEC applicant this year. I am in the USA and needed some advice.I left another message on your blog but it didnot get published somehow.

The Parisian MBA said...

Hi Mani, you can contact me on
Take care,
Parisian MBA