Julien Escher

Julien Escher

MiM Grande Ecole

Class of 2016

German

from Heidelberg University

Worked for 7 months as a Brand Manager Intern for Procter & Gamble

HEC Paris provided me with all the necessary skills and tools to start my career


An obvious first choice

When I first met the HEC Paris development manager at a career fair in early 2013, I was convinced from the start that the Grande Ecole program at HEC Paris would be the right choice for me. What fascinated me the most was the flexibility to choose among a variety of modules and specializations which in the end allowed for a very personalized program.

Diverse student profiles

Besides, unlike many other Master degrees at European business schools, this program at HEC was open to students who did not have a business background. Having finished an undergraduate degree in Chinese Studies and Philosophy, I felt that my exotic background in humanities was here seen as an asset in the pursuit of diversity at the school, rather than a shortcoming. In this regard, HEC did not disappoint me at all. The diverse background of my classmates provided for interesting and fruitful discussions in class, and they ultimately served for a much better understanding of different management cultures around the globe.

More generally, the spirit among fellow students was incredible, creating a bond way beyond the boundaries of the campus. The friends I made during my time at HEC will be friends for a lifetime.

Students taught to excel

On a professional level, HEC provided me with all the necessary skills and tools to start my career. Through several seminars I learned about my interests and my personality characteristics, allowing me to identify the areas of my personal growth. During my gap year, I interned at P&G in Marketing, as well as at two start-ups as a project manager and as a performance analyst. The frequent career fairs organized at HEC made it very easy to reach out to all major companies in every industry.

In summary, the time at HEC Paris has been a truly extraordinary experience. Choosing to come here has been, most probably, the best decision I have ever made.
Published on April 1st 2016