The Revamped Career Center at HEC Paris

We are pleased to announce a redesign to The Career Center (formerly the MBA Career Management Center) at the HEC Paris MBA.

The Career Center has been revamped to better position HEC Paris MBA students for the job market. With transversal staff to leverage the strong relationships and expertise across all HEC programs, the team will focus on shared goals to provide integrated recruitment opportunities, as well as dedicated MBA events.

Leading the launch of this new service is Yasmina Mallam-Hassam, Director of Careers, who joined us with more than 15 years experience in Careers in higher education. Her last position was with Imperial College London.

To foster our personalized and customized approach, the team has expanded and now boasts 9 Career & Corporate Development Mangers (CCDMs), who have a dual role coaching students on technical and behavioral elements, as well as working with employers to boost opportunities for networking and recruitment. The CCDMs come from a variety of diverse professional backgrounds with prior experience that includes: strategy consulting recruitment firms, leading business schools, marketing and investment banking. In addition, our Career Center features an Employer Engagement team, fully dedicated to sourcing new opportunities with international corporate partners.

A new careers-focused curriculum offers assessments and simulations early on to evaluate skills and development needs. The goal is to help students strengthen their career plan and to provide them with comprehensive lifelong skills and tools that will be useful across their career as they join a competitive market and begin their professional journey upon graduation.

With a sharp focus on assessment of technical skills and gaps early on and regular checkpoints through the program, students can monitor their progress and areas of growth. Case cracking, mock interviews and feedback from consultants on progress are all elements embedded across sectors.

“We’ve seen an increase in companies recruiting MBAs on campus and students are increasingly successful in securing excellent roles,” said Mallam-Hassam.  “We are excited to see even further growth! The employment rate three months after graduation is at 93 percent and post-MBA salaries are growing year after year.”