Following my MBA, I plan to seek a position as marketing director in one of the world’s largest FMCG companies, such as Nestle, L’Oreal, Unilever or Kraft Heinz. Within 5-7 years I hope to head a division in a large company and, ultimately, to become a group CEO.
Now is the ideal time for me to apply to HEC.
My five years serving in the military in the Submarine unit honed my teamwork and leadership skills, making me today and in the future a more effective colleague and manager. My service in the University Student Union, particularly as Vice President, taught me to see the bigger picture and to make decisions that achieve maximum value under challenging circumstances.
Following graduation, working as Brand Manager at L’Oreal, I learned industry basics, such as the value chain, trade and marketing, and showed me how a global company works. My current job as Manager, CCSD, at Nestle, has helped develop my understanding of trade, sales and business development methodologies, while enabling me to improve my managerial and leadership skills.
Now, with a solid background in my chosen industry, and a strong platform of skills, I believe that earning my MBA at HEC will provide the tools and knowledge I still need to succeed in my goals.
The Marketing specialization, with courses including “Creativity Accelerators” and “Decision Making and Influence” will enable me to approach marketing decisions with greater confidence. As well, HEC’s practical teaching methods and hands-on training are ideal for me. I’m especially excited about the Fieldwork Project, where I hope to be assigned to a fast moving consumer goods company, working in the marketing segment. Working in this capacity, hand-in-hand with senior executives, will prepare me to approach the challenges I’ll later meet as marketing director in a global company.
Later, to succeed as a Division CEO, I’ll need a combination of general management, leadership, strategy and finance skills. Fundamental courses such as “Strategic Management” and “Operation Management” will help me to see crucial and complex processes through the bird’s-eye view of a manager.
I’m also eager to join the General Management & Leadership Club, where I can attend lectures by top CEO speakers, such as Jean-Paul Agon and Fabrice Bregier, and participate in club workshops. I also plan to join the MBA Council, where I can leverage my 4 years as an elected representative in my university’s Student Union.
HEC’s career center and unlimited support in helping students find the right post-graduation employment is another exceptional offering. The fact that many of the companies I’m interested in are top recruiters at HEC is an enormous bonus.
I truly believe that HEC is the perfect place for earning my MBA. If given the opportunity, I hope to give back to the school as much as I will gain. From serving as a council member or ambassador, to taking on a leadership role in the Luxury Club or participating in the MBA Tournament, I plan to be a contributing member.