Meet the HEC Paris Masters Class of 2022-2023
After several years of preparation and intense studying, the new cohort of master's students has embarked on a new and exciting journey at HEC Paris. Coming from all over the world, with a wide array of backgrounds, and lofty career aspirations, they are enjoying a thrilling ride into the endless opportunities the school has to offer. As they settle into campus, we caught up with some of them to learn more about what motivated them to join HEC Paris, their reflections on the first weeks and their expectations for the year ahead.
Giulia Kobia – Italy & Belgium - Master in Management
"HEC Paris is the perfect environment to immerse yourself in your studies and your extra-curricular life. The proximity to your friends, the large number of associations and opportunities play an overwhelming role in positively shaping the HEC experience and ensuring personal success. I chose the MiM program for two important reasons: flexibility and diversity. The program will help me gain a solid foundation in business and dive into various business areas to figure out what I would like to specialize in. I also appreciate the diversity of academic backgrounds that allows for an exchange of views on business issues from the perspective of different disciplines."
Fabian Stiefel – Germany - M2M HEC and FGV
"The ranking, the unique opportunity to enjoy a diverse student community on an enclosed campus, which is rare in Europe, and the desire to receive a high-quality education encouraged me to apply to HEC Paris. As an Aerospace Engineer and private pilot, the M2M HEC – FGV (Sao Paulo) was the perfect opportunity to pursue my passion for aircraft manufacturing. I am looking forward to the academic phase, which takes place in January and allows each student to further develop skills in a self-chosen area."
"HEC Paris is the perfect environment to immerse yourself in your studies and your extra-curricular life."
Audrey Vanelle Gaingne – Cameroon - Master in Management
"I chose to join HEC Paris for its values, notably inclusion and diversity. Here I feel at home. The environment allows me to combine the professional and family side. We are not only classmates, students and professors, we are a family that respects each other, helps each other and grows together. The Master in Management is also in line with my professional project and ambitions, it is very rich in quality content, which has made it the best program in Europe for several years."
Quentin Defaut – France – Mastère Spécialisé Médiaş Art et Création
"I knew that HEC Paris was a school of excellence that would allow me to realize my professional project at a high level. The wide range of disciplines taught and the very diverse academic team of professors and guest speakers, make the MS Medias, Art and Creation a very rich experience. I can't wait to meet professionals from the cultural and creative industries and see what the master can bring me in terms of career opportunities."
"I knew that HEC Paris was a school of excellence that would allow me to realize my professional project at a high level."
Inas Wafiya – Indonesia – Master in Sustainability and Social Innovation
"In addition to its reputation and the quality of its education, which would undoubtedly be able to increase my professional development, I am convinced that HEC Paris will be a great asset for my personal development. I have been able to meet so many like-minded people from a variety of backgrounds, which make the learning experience engaging and stimulating. The SASI program will allow me to learn more about sustainability from a business and management perspective. For the coming year, I look forward to developing more professional skills and knowledge alongside peers who enrich the journey."
Têko Ange Martial Djogbessi – Ivory Coast – Master in Management
"Apart from being ranked N°1 in Europe, I chose HEC Paris for 3 main reasons. First, the alumni network in Ivory Coast. I intend to go back to Ivory Coast and build a start-up academy. HEC and its strong presence in my home country will greatly assist me in achieving my goals. Second, I wanted a two-year full on-campus program to be able to discover various cultures. Third, I received great feedback from some Ivorian students who graduated from HEC with almost the same background as me. For the year ahead, I really look forward to meeting and discussing with people from around the world to discover their culture."
"At HEC Paris, I have been able to meet so many like-minded people from a variety of backgrounds, which make the learning experience engaging and stimulating."