2005 HEC MBA Admissions Chat with Joshua Kobb


2005 HEC MBA Admissions Chat with Joshua Kobb

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CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 10:17:19 AM)
First I want to welcome you all to Accepted.com’s International MBA Admissions Chat, with HEC. I also want to welcome Joshua Kobb, Development Director and HEC students.

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 10:17:43 AM)
I'd also like to introduce "Auditor" who's agreed to answer some questions. Auditor, could you tell us a little bit about yourself ?

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 10:18:49 AM)
For background, I'm American, with 5 years of private sector experience before entering the HEC in Sept. 2003. I'm married and lived off campus. I'm currently pursuing a double degree in international relations.

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 10:21:21 AM)
Auditor, what do you like best at HEC? What would you like to see improved?

Radu (Dec 7, 2004 10:22:46 AM)
What are the possibilities for an internship during the studies? What is the longest time possible for an internship?

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 10:22:52 AM)
As I mentioned earlier, one of the outstanding attributes of the program, one that permeates every facet of life there, is the international make-up of the student body. It helps the classroom dynamic, makes the work informative, challenging and helps students build an international network. As far as improvements, I'd love to see expansion of the relationships between the administration and students! There are great connections with professors and alums, as well as outside business leaders.

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:23:25 AM)
Radu, at HEC we offer something called the IPP. It allows a participant to spend 4-6 months working in a company on a specific project, while being paid. It's better than an internship because it is more strategic.

Ozzy (Dec 7, 2004 10:24:48 AM)
I have a question regarding the admissions process. I submitted my profile for review but didn't include my GMAT scores as I haven't taken the test yet. Will I get feedback on my profile regardless?

SEC (Mexico) (Dec 7, 2004 10:24:56 AM)
Is the IPP after or during the program?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:25:06 AM)
You can get an evaluation without submitting your GMAT. The Candidate Profile allows you to receive a preliminary evaluation before applying. You can create an on-line account from the admissions section of our site. The direct link is https://app.applyyourself.com/?id=hec-mba  to create the Candidate Profile.

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:26:34 AM)
The IPP is an option during the end of the program, the last 4-6 months.

Ozzy (Dec 7, 2004 10:27:34 AM)
How long does it generally take before you get feedback of your candidate profile?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:27:45 AM)
It usually takes a day or two.

Radu (Dec 7, 2004 10:27:56 AM)
Do you accept recommendation letters sent by recommenders to you by fax? I have applied to a number of MBA programs recently and those who can provide me recommendations are becoming not so willing to go to post office anymore.

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:28:44 AM)
For recommendations, fax is OK but we prefer on-line recommendations.

ANDRE5150 (Dec 7, 2004 10:28:56 AM)
Could you please comment on the admitted applicants' work experience? I was told most had international exposure.

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:29:16 AM)
International experience is very favorably looked on. It is not essential, but does strengthen the application.

RossChapman (Dec 7, 2004 10:29:52 AM)
Josh, the IPP is very interesting. Does HEC tap into the alumni network to enable students to place in positions of interest?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:30:18 AM)
Certainly.

Kazawi (Dec 7, 2004 10:30:33 AM)
Hi Joshua, for IPP, do you have some examples of the projects or companies students are involved with?

jmruiz (Dec 7, 2004 10:30:44 AM)
To be consider for the IPP, does the student need to be fluent in French?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:31:53 AM)
No jmruiz, IPP projects can be outside of France.

Ozzy (Dec 7, 2004 10:32:56 AM)
Joshua, can you explain how diverse HEC MBA's backgrounds are in terms of work experience? I get the feeling a large proportion of those admitted are consultants or investment bankers.

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:33:08 AM)
The average work experience is 6 years. Our students come from a variety of positions. I'd say no more than thirty percent come from consulting or banking.

Meisha (Dec 7, 2004 10:34:27 AM)
I didn't see in the application where HEC is requesting a copy of an applicant's transcript. Should applicants send this information anyway?

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 10:34:32 AM)
To follow up on Ross's question regarding alumni, they are on campus pretty frequently, either because they're doing company presentations, or career services brings them in for other talks, or the different interest groups in the alumni association come to talk to student clubs with similar interests (entrepreneurship, consulting, banking, etc.)

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:34:42 AM)
Meisha, we need official transcripts for a final decision.

ToshiakiHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:35:01 AM)
This is Toshi, current HEC student taking questions!

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 10:35:09 AM)
Welcome, Toshiaki. Can you tell us about yourself?

hector (Dec 7, 2004 10:35:51 AM)
Joshua, I'm from Colombia and my transcripts are in Spanish. Should I have them translated to English or French?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:36:14 AM)
You should be able to get the transcript in English, but we have enough Spanish skills to accept a transcript in Spanish.

ToshiakiHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:36:16 AM)
Yes, sure. I am Japanese and married.

Ozzy (Dec 7, 2004 10:36:58 AM)
Would you say HEC is better for finding jobs in France after your MBA? Is HEC rated higher in France than internationally?

SEC (Mexico) (Dec 7, 2004 10:37:13 AM)
Do you help students to be in contact with employers in order to get a job after they finish the MBA?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:37:35 AM)
Hard question Ozzy. HEC has a very long history in France indeed, and an incredibly strong reputation here. However, more than half of our grads work outside of France post-MBA.

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:38:59 AM)
SEC, career development helps you make contacts with companies. We have a big series of on-campus information sessions and 4 on-campus job fairs.

RossChapman (Dec 7, 2004 10:39:03 AM)
From my research I am confident in my ability to build international relationships and European credibility with an HEC'MBA. I'd now like to understand how the HEC curriculum differs from those at US schools?

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 10:39:07 AM)
HEC's alumni network is certainly strong in France, but it's also very strong broad. I have friends interviewing for jobs overseas, working in the Middle East, South America, Asia, the US.

ToshiakiHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:40:44 AM)
Almost every week, we have had recruiting sessions on campus.

SpencerHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:41:13 AM)
Hello everyone. My name is Spencer and I'm a first year MBA here at HEC.

Kazawi (Dec 7, 2004 10:41:19 AM)
Toshi, how would you qualify the work load during the first year of the program? Do you think one can work part-time or not?

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 10:42:05 AM)
In my experience the curriculum is similar to a US MBA (it's a relatively standardized degree) with a few advantages. Accounting teaches not only US GAAP, but other standards and helps make sense of all of them in comparison to each other. You use cases from around the world, not just HBS cases. Your interaction, the discussions you have about business, are international in nature, not just American-centric.

christieHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:42:09 AM)
Hi, I'm a current student at HEC and I will answer your questions regarding the curriculum difference.

Kazawi (Dec 7, 2004 10:42:16 AM)
Spencer, do you have some international clubs on campus for cultural activities?

ToshiakiHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:42:20 AM)
I will say you cannot do the program, while working part-time.

peru_cargill (Dec 7, 2004 10:42:39 AM)
Joshua, I had an interview with Bettina Sattler here in Lima, Peru during the MBA Tour after sending my Candidate Profile. Does it count as one of the mandatory interviews after sending the whole application? Can the interview be done over the phone?

RossChapman (Dec 7, 2004 10:42:42 AM)
Auditor, great example, thank you!

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:43:01 AM)
Only pre-selected candidates are invited to interview as part of our formal interviews. We are always happy to meet individuals to discuss the program though!

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 10:43:24 AM)
Joshua, is there any advice that you have specifically for applicants from the US, from other parts of the world?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:43:40 AM)
We get applications from around the world so there is no specific information for one nationality over another. In general, the best advice is just to be yourself. Be honest and explain your goals clearly and how you will contribute to HEC. Academic background and work experience are very important elements of the application, and of course the GMAT.

christieHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:45:07 AM)
I agree with Auditor, but I'll add that the international student mix makes the discussions much more international in nature.

SpencerHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:45:14 AM)
Kazawi, yes, there are international clubs on campus; whatever the students want to organize. So far we had a Chinese Night and a Japanese night that were terrific. The local students organized them, with local food and entertainment. The entire MBA attended.

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 10:45:34 AM)
Students, what has been your “not to be missed” class? Who has been your best professor?

Eric_Oslo (Dec 7, 2004 10:45:46 AM)
I am 37 now. Should I go for an MBA or an EMBA?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:46:04 AM)
We do not have a minimum or maximum age at HEC. With that much experience though, you should also consider our TRIUM EMBA, www.triumemba.org .

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 10:47:02 AM)
In terms of differences with US Business Schools, I can't stress enough, the strength of HEC in getting local business leaders to campus. When you are discussing a case, and then, that day or the next you have the CEO of that company, or the director of strategy, or the director of marketing there to discuss the case with you, it's not something you're going to get at a lot of schools.

christieHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:47:05 AM)
I think my favorite professor has been professor Fevry for corporate finance.

Sebastien (Dec 7, 2004 10:47:15 AM)
>>Would you say the strength of the MBA at HEC is in finance?

SpencerHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:47:19 AM)
For me, the economics class was my favorite. I looked forward to it each week. Dynamic professor who came from I-Banking and is in touch with the European economic community. Very stimulating course. Using topics of the day as much of the material. But everyone will have their different favorites.

Radu (Dec 7, 2004 10:48:12 AM)
As someone with a deep background in IT, and who wishes to build upon this through an MBA, is HEC a correct choice for a future career that combines IT with management?

>>peru_cargill (Dec 7, 2004 10:48:31 AM)
Joshua, is the loan program for funding the MBA studying costs is intended for international students too? Does it requires a co-signer?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:48:44 AM)
HEC is a general management degree which can help you get into senior positions in any area.

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 10:48:59 AM)
Not to be missed classes...marketing (JN Kapferer); financial accounting (Stolowy); social management (LeMattre). I also enjoyed the opportunity to do an evening theatre workshop... great for presentation skills!

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:49:04 AM)
We do get many participants from IT backgrounds and others that go that way post-MBA.

SpencerHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:49:35 AM)
Yes, I am coming from 6 years of IT consulting.

jmruiz (Dec 7, 2004 10:50:02 AM)
Can someone tell me how many students enrolled are married and have children?

Ozzy (Dec 7, 2004 10:50:24 AM)
>>Does the HEC MBA give courses in real estate investment or property development or are the subjects at least covered somewhat?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:50:44 AM)
Real estate, not specifically, but we have a double degree with LSE and their MSC in real estate management. You can look it up on the web at  http://www.hec.fr/hec/eng/mba/program/international_dd_cross.html .

Pranjal (Dec 7, 2004 10:51:13 AM)
Joshua, can you please tell me if the last 2 to 3 rounds are more competitive than the first few rounds of intake?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:51:33 AM)
It is always better to apply as early as possible but I wouldn't say that one round is more competitive than another.

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 10:51:44 AM)
jmruiz, not sure on the percentage, but it's significant. My wife made wonderful friends in the partner's group.

manuel (Dec 7, 2004 10:51:58 AM)
In order to pursue the double degree with LSE, must the candidate be accepted at both universities?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:52:17 AM)
For all our double degrees, including NYU Stern you must be admitted by both programs. The idea is you would do year one at one school, year two at the other school and at the end you get both degrees. ( http://www.hec.fr/hec/eng/mba/program/international_doubledegree.html )

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 10:53:59 AM)
Student participants, what do you wish you would have done before starting your MBA that would have made the beginning/transition easier? Did you do anything especially effective that helped you?

manuel (Dec 7, 2004 10:54:15 AM)
What is the range of GMAT scores from the accepted applicants?

christieHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:54:56 AM)
Cydney, I would have studied French!

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:54:58 AM)
The GMAT average is 660, ranging from around 590 up.

jmruiz (Dec 7, 2004 10:55:24 AM)
How many applicants are enrolled each term? What is the rate of acceptance?

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 10:55:34 AM)
In terms of transition, in terms of getting paperwork done, the school is really helpful. I would have taken the opportunity to talk to students (they've got a 'buddy' program in place now which would have been helpful). And I would have researched housing and transportation a bit more... that said, we had a very good transition.

SpencerHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:55:39 AM)
Personally, as much French as possible. On campus, life is fine with English. But of course to enjoy life outside of campus to the utmost, French is a must. Attend the pre-term French courses.

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:55:40 AM)
Acceptance is around 25%. The total class size is 200. We have more in the September intake than the January intake.

Meisha (Dec 7, 2004 10:56:08 AM)
How diverse is the student population with regards to ethnicity?

manuel (Dec 7, 2004 10:56:33 AM)
When accepted, when do the French courses start? August, July?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:56:39 AM)
80% of the students are non French, more than 50% are from outside of Europe.

SEC (Mexico) (Dec 7, 2004 10:58:10 AM)
Currently, what is the specialization with most participates in the MBA program?

christieHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:58:16 AM)
There is an optional French course in Montpellier in August. Very fun. Good idea to get immersed at the beginning. Once school starts, they have the French courses3 times each week for 1.5 hour.

SpencerHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:58:18 AM)
There was a course in Montpellier that was in August this year. A 3 week course, just before classes began in September.

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:58:19 AM)
Meisha, Europe is inherently international, so if you are looking for a global vision of business, that's what we do!

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:58:41 AM)
The MBA is general but we do offer several "specializations,"  which include marketing, entrepreneurship, finance, and strategies for growth.

SpencerHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:58:41 AM)
Of course, there are many organizations locally that offer courses. Or Alliance Francais, internationally, Berlitz, etc.

Kazawi (Dec 7, 2004 10:58:45 AM)
During the core phase, are the classes selected by the students depend on interest or it is set, predefined classes?

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 10:59:31 AM)
Ethnically, you've got Indians, Chinese, Africans, South Americans, North Americans (there's a range there). I don't recall any Antarcticans, but we did have Australians.

SpencerHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:59:34 AM)
Predefined courses during the core phase plus a couple of elective options.

christieHEC (Dec 7, 2004 10:59:42 AM)
Core phase consists of mandatory courses, you select during the personalized phase.

B_Mark (Dec 7, 2004 10:59:54 AM)
Can you please discuss the interview process, specifically if they are arranged locally for the applicant and when they occur during the admissions process if selected for one?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:00:11 AM)
Pre-selected candidates are invited to interview usually with alumni or corporate contacts. We interview in many locations around the world, or on the HEC campus for those who want to take advantage for a visit.

PVA (Dec 7, 2004 11:00:12 AM)
Can we have a mix, say, marketing & strategies for growth?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:00:59 AM)
PVA, for the specializations you need to choose, during the final four months, what you want to do. Either the IPP, company consulting project, exchange or a "specialization."

ANDRE5150 (Dec 7, 2004 11:01:44 AM)
For Joshua: Could you please tell us of a time when the school did not admit an apparently strong applicant. Why was that?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:02:05 AM)
It could be personality. Each applicant must choose the right program, and be able to convince us why but if someone is strong overall, they'd be admitted, right?

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 11:02:55 AM)
There is a pretty good spread of specializations among entrepreneurship, finance, and marketing, other people move right into the internships or group projects. I think we're pretty strong in all of those areas...there's a business plan competition for everyone (particularly the entrepreneurship folks). There's a marketing strategy game; lots of options to engage in one area specifically and get significant exposure to others.

Ozzy (Dec 7, 2004 11:03:00 AM)
When you say 'right program' what do you mean?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:03:27 AM)
Each MBA is a little different and attracts a certain kind of applicant/participant. I mean that a student coming to HEC comes to contribute to the learning environment and the brand in the long-term.

Ozzy (Dec 7, 2004 11:04:25 AM)
What kind of applicants does HEC generally attract?

PVA (Dec 7, 2004 11:04:39 AM)
Is the 25% acceptance rate an overall rate or only among people who go up to the interview?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:05:32 AM)
25% is an overall acceptance rate.

manuel (Dec 7, 2004 11:05:59 AM)
How do you measure cooperativeness in a candidate?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:06:10 AM)
We measure this by teamwork and open-mindedness.

hector (Dec 7, 2004 11:06:24 AM)
Is there any loan available for international students? What are the requirements?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:06:45 AM)
We have a loan program with HSBC that will cover up to 100% of tuition. Go to http://www.hec.fr/hec/eng/mba/admissions/financing.html for info on all financing

Kazawi (Dec 7, 2004 11:07:00 AM)
About the Business Plan Competition, do you have a website of previous projects? Can one participate during the core phase? Also, is there an entrepreneur club?

christieHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:07:18 AM)
I agree with Joshua; it is challenging to work in extremely international groups and it takes a certain sort of person to be successful in such an environment.

jmruiz (Dec 7, 2004 11:07:54 AM)
Do any of the international students have kids?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:08:07 AM)
Many have children.

Ozzy (Dec 7, 2004 11:08:16 AM)
Will HEC host any informative sessions and interviews during weekends any time soon?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:08:26 AM)
Where are you located Ozzy?

christieHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:08:33 AM)
Actually a lot of children were born during the MBA!

SpencerHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:08:44 AM)
Yes, some students with children live on-campus and some in local apartments.

Ozzy (Dec 7, 2004 11:08:54 AM)
I'm based in Amsterdam but happy to travel to Paris on the weekends.

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:09:29 AM)
We do a lot of road-shows and have formal campus visits twice a week. Check out our event list at http://www.hec.fr/hec/eng/mba/meetus_events.html .

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 11:10:17 AM)
I don't think the business plan competition information is available outside of the school due to privacy concerns about the proposals. I don't believe you can participate in the core phase, this takes place in the fall semester and you're up to your eyeballs in course work, projects, homework, presentations, piano bar parties (oops, did I say that ;), playing soccer, meeting classmates... that you don't really have time to get involved.

PVA (Dec 7, 2004 11:11:18 AM)
So how big is the share of applicants that actually gets interviewed?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:11:53 AM)
We tend to give the benefit of the doubt to the applicant for interviews. I'd say we interview about 60%.

jmruiz (Dec 7, 2004 11:13:04 AM)
Do you carry on line interviews for international students?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:13:25 AM)
Interviews are always live, face to face. and we do two of them.

Radu (Dec 7, 2004 11:13:43 AM)
I cannot rise more than about 10,000 EUR. With a GMAT of 650, is there any chance for me to get scholarship/loans to attend HEC or not?

PVA (Dec 7, 2004 11:14:12 AM)
I have to state that I have been recently interviewed and it was a very interesting experience.

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:14:25 AM)
An MBA is expensive and you need to plan we can make it easier with scholarships and loans. You can also look locally at scholarships. Where are you from?

jmruiz (Dec 7, 2004 11:15:07 AM)
Will HEC help our partners find a job? Are there any partners working at HEC?

Radu (Dec 7, 2004 11:15:28 AM)
I am from Iasi, Romania.

RossChapman (Dec 7, 2004 11:15:46 AM)
How is the rivalry with other euro MBAs? Other than the tourney, is there collaboration/networking?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:16:14 AM)
We exchange with most of the other schools here tonight so I guess academically we get along fine.

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 11:16:58 AM)
HEC participants, how accessible are the professors? Do they have office hours for students to come and meet with them? Are there social events where you interact?

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 11:17:15 AM)
Some partners did work, but they were mostly Europeans or they got internal transfers with large multinationals. The standard visa for a 'accompanying' spouse doesn't allow them to work.

christieHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:17:18 AM)
I think there's a friendly rivalry, but the biggest benefit of an MBA is the ability to network. Many students go on an exchange program between the different European MBA school.

SpencerHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:18:34 AM)
Professors are very accessible, usually chatting with students after class, with their doors always open. They e-mail us weekly with feedback, discussions on different topics. It is a community environment here and the professors are definitely a part of it.

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 11:18:38 AM)
Seeing the soccer ball, we have a healthy rivalry with INSEAD (we beat them soundly last year), but also play companies and embassy teams.

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 11:19:52 AM)
How active are alumni once they have graduated?

christieHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:20:57 AM)
Well, I actually got invited to an alumni event in Los Angeles just after interviewing. It seemed they met every couple weeks.

SEC (Mexico) (Dec 7, 2004 11:21:00 AM)
How many times do alumni get a good job once they have graduated? Do you have any follow up once they have graduated?

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 11:22:48 AM)
I can comment from Boston, that there's a solid core of folks here. We had about a half dozen for dinner recently... finance folks, a business professor, consultants... interesting people too. I mean, they chose to get an MBA overseas so they're at minimum a little adventurous. It was also a mix of nationalities - French, American, Spanish, and Danish.

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:22:49 AM)
Our graduates are indeed successful. You always need to look at your MBA as long-term career growth.

Guest (Dec 7, 2004 11:23:11 AM)
Are there accommodations at HEC available for all students?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:24:33 AM)
In terms of placement stats--each individual is different, and much will depend on how well you manage your job search, what you have done pre-MBA and what you want to do post-MBA.

Kiem (Dec 7, 2004 11:25:02 AM)
When do applications for the January 2006 intake start?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:25:51 AM)
I'd suggest applying in April/May for January '06. Here is our calendar http://www.hec.fr/hec/eng/mba/admissions/admissions_calendar.html .

ANDRE5150 (Dec 7, 2004 11:26:21 AM)
What companies recruit most intensively for finance?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:26:56 AM)
Here is the list of who recruited the class of 2004 for finance: ABN AMRO, Santander, BNP, Fortis, Sachs, HSBC, JP Morgan, Lehman, Lazar, Merril. They all made offers to our MBA students.

SEC (Mexico) (Dec 7, 2004 11:28:43 AM)
What about for marketing?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:29:37 AM)
Marketing : J&J, Hilti, L'Oreal. This was 19% of the 2004 class.

PVA (Dec 7, 2004 11:29:48 AM)
I find the HEC Honorship Fund loan scheme very innovative. Could you please tell us more about it?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:30:14 AM)
The idea is that if you get a scholarship through the Honorship Fund. You have a moral obligation to return it, in the form of a donation to HEC, within 2 years of graduation. Of course you can always return more...

PVA (Dec 7, 2004 11:31:14 AM)
How is the selection made for the Honorship Fund?

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:31:32 AM)
Honorship is need-based but we also have merit-based scholarships. Need-based focuses on financial need. Applicants for all rounds are considered for scholarships.

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 11:32:32 AM)
Wow, hadn't heard of that. The Honorship Fund is not only a statement of trust of the students but a pretty strong statement of the expectations of career placement and salary quality!

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:33:08 AM)
Honorship was launched thanks to the class gift of 2002 and 2004, thanks to our alumni!

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 11:33:53 AM)
We need to wrap up now – it’s getting late in Paris. Thank you again all for participating today. Special thanks to Joshua Kobb, Auditor, Christie, Toshiaki, and Spencer.

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 11:34:17 AM)
We look forward to seeing you at future chats, and here is a list of the upcoming scheduled chats:

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 11:34:26 AM)
Tuck: Dec. 15 Chicago GSB: Jan. 4

JoshuaKobbHEC (Dec 7, 2004 11:34:43 AM)
Thanks to all, hope it was helpful.

Auditor (Dec 7, 2004 11:34:50 AM)
Cheers and best of luck to all you applicants!

PVA (Dec 7, 2004 11:34:56 AM)
Thank you all very much.

RossChapman (Dec 7, 2004 11:35:06 AM)
Josh and HEC team, thank you for the informative session. It's always great to learn more about HEC!

CydneyFoote (Dec 7, 2004 11:35:20 AM)
Good luck with your applications!

manuel (Dec 7, 2004 11:35:44 AM)
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