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PhD Student Association

PhD - image - Poonacha Medappa
As a job market candidate, I benefited from the PhD seminar series where I was given the opportunity to practice my job talk in front of PhD students and faculty. The feedback that I received has been invaluable, preparing me thoroughly to face the realities of the job market.

Poonacha Medappa

PhD Student, ISOM

The PhD Student Association has as key mission to strengthen HEC PhD Community. They do so by organizing both academic and social activities.

To help PhD students in their research efforts, the PhD Association manages a “brown bag” research seminar series in which students give feedback on each other projects. They organize mock job talks to help prepare PhD students for the job market in a safe environment.


The PhD Association also meets students' need for relaxation and socialization. They organize BBQ parties, movie evenings, cultural visits, as well as food and wine tastings to discover and enjoy French life.


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The first brown bag seminar of the year was hold by Paul Gouvard, PhD Strategy and Business Policy,
who presented his paper: "Risk/Return revisited in IPO valuation: a natural language processing study
of IPOs’ typicality and exemplarity."


PhD - image - student association


PhD - image - PhD Association - Visit to Paris and Montmartre
Visit to Paris and Montmartre