Simon Peter

Simon Peter

Belgian

Masters-level graduate, Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management

The prestige of HEC Paris, especially regarding its quality of teaching, represented a significant criteria in selecting HEC Paris for my Summer School experience

First, I was particularly interested by the Summer School’s topic. Having a two week-intensive training about a topic like Social Business was really unique to me. Moreover, the description of the program, the courses and the social, cultural and sportive activities seemed very attractive. The international context was also important.  Finally, the prestige of HEC Paris, especially regarding its quality of teaching, represented a significant criteria in selecting HEC Paris for my Summer School experience.

Before the HEC Paris Summer School program, I finished my Master in Business Engineering at the Solvay Brussels School of Economics and Management. I travelled several months after graduation. The HEC Paris Summer School was the perfect bridge between my studies and my professional life. Currently, I am working in the Consulting industry, as a Business Analyst at Deloitte Belgium.

The main output of this program for my career would be the fact that it really opened my mind. As a matter of fact, I discovered new theories, concepts, points of views and business models about Social & Inclusive Business. I developed knowledge about interesting aspects of the business reality that I never had the chance to discover during my studies. In addition, I also had to work in a team, with people from different backgrounds and cultures.  That was sometimes challenging, but we could really put the theory we learned into practice since our team work was for a real project from a multinational company.

I would definitely recommend the HEC Summer School Program. Here are my six key reasons:

  • Intense, dynamic and interactive learning.
  • Innovative topics, excellent portfolio of courses and qualitative teaching methodologies.
  • Theoretical approach combined with practice by team projects.
  • Quality of service provided by the academic and administrative staff.
  • Social activities: cultural visits, sports, food discovery events, parties, etc.
  • Campus life: campus accommodation, restaurant, excellent academic and sport facilities and great opportunity to meet new people.

The possibility to stay on campus was a real benefit. I lived next to the main facilities. It also allowed me to easily meet other participants and eat with them at the school’s restaurant. Living on campus improved interactions between all of us and other HEC students as well.