Multiplicity of experiences is definitely one of the greatest things about the PhD Program at HEC Paris.
HEC Paris is a fostering and welcoming environment which enables you to believe in – and to achieve – your scholarly goals. As daring as your idea might be, you will be able to find advice on how to develop and enhance it. Same is also true when you are still looking for ideas. Also, along with being a perfect place to learn, HEC Paris has all the advantages any student might wish for – like great reputation, community, and location.
Multiplicity of experiences is definitely one of the greatest things about the PhD Program at HEC Paris. In addition to the core intensive training and research activity in my specialization, I like to benefit from getting familiar with adjacent fields and to learn from both professors and fellow PhD students. Courses, informal conversations, research and grading assistance, grant applications, brainstorms, presentations, new encounters, social events and friendships are all part of the PhD Program experience, which I think make it a great way to prepare for the academic career.
Being a PhD student at HEC Paris means having the luxury to learn from scholars at the frontiers of managerial science, both within and outside the school. This also entails the freedom to explore the field and – maybe even more importantly – yourself and to grow. That is why my advice to prospective students would be to be both introspective and open-minded: think and reflect carefully on what you’d like to do, but also allow yourself to be surprised and carried away from the things you are used to, things you think you know, and, of course, remember to enjoy yourself in the meantime.