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2020 : together differently

As everyone else, we had to adapt during this exceptional period. Even if we could not get together physically, many events could be maintained or even created in video conference!  We suggest you discover some of them below:

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Alumni Career Talks

Between May and June, three Alumni Career Talks took place with Isabelle Fabre de Morlhon (H.05), Vincent Laurencin (H.99) and Fabrice Berrebi (H.93). Organized in association with the HEC London office, UK-based alumni talked to campus students about their career paths, offered advice, provided new perspectives and shared a convivial moment with the students during this difficult campus lockdown period.

HEC Paris for YOU

The Careers and Corporate Partners Department launched bimonthly meetings with corporate partners to present actions implemented in our ecosystem. The first meeting took place in November on the theme “Disability, A Common Challenge” and it was a resounding success with the School’s corporate partners..

International meetings with Peter Todd

A series of four video-conferences provided an opportunity for donors based in Europe, Asia and the USA to come together for informal and friendly discussions with Peter Todd. Some twenty participants at each session were able to exchange views with the Dean of HEC on the current crisis, its economic impact on the School, student life and the emergence of opportunities and new models.

Digital meetings with the Grand Donors

Several remote meetings with Peter Todd highlighted the community’s commitment to the School and Foundation. These meetings served to provide an update on campus life, on the strategy implemented by the teams in light of the health crisis and its economic and social impacts. In late November, the traditional Grand Donors’ event enabled more than 40 donors to meet with Eloïc Peyrache, the newly-appointed Dean of HEC Paris.

1st virtual "US Gathering"

Each year, US alumni based on the West Coast gather in a prestigious venue to rally together and support the Foundation’s actions. 2020 saw the 1st virtual edition, organized in collaboration with the HEC USA Office and moderated by Aurélia Setton (H.02). More than 70 alumni from the US met Eloïc Peyrache, discovered the vision and challenges of the Hi! PARIS Center in the company of Professor Thierry Foucault, and heard from Delphine Colson about the Impact tomorrow campaign.

Update on the HEC Paris Equal Opportunities plan

A meeting was held with Eloïc Peyrache, the Club Donors and Grand Donors to examine in detail the schemes rolled out by the School, in association with the Foundation, to support students and equal opportunities. The aim of the new meeting format with limited numbers of participants was to foster interaction and discussion on a theme which is central to our action. To be pursued in 2021!