HEC Paris MBA
Describe yourself in 15 words or less: Steadfast, risk-taking woman who doesn´t give up the ship and always looks on the bright side.
Hometown: Buenos Aires, Argentina
Fun Fact About Yourself: Being vegetarian in a country with the highest meat consumption per capita, a treachery for the family and the “asados” (Argentinean barbecue) on Sundays!
Undergraduate School and Major: Industrial Engineering
Employers and Job Titles Since Graduation: Project Engineer at Miebach Consulting; Senior Consultant at EY; Manager at EY
Describe your biggest accomplishment in your career so far: After 3 years of working as a Senior Consultant at EY, I was promoted to Manager at a quite early age for the position, effectively becoming the first woman Manager in the Supply Chain department.
Looking back on your experience, what advice would you give to future business school applicants? Keep in mind the due dates for the applications! and plan backwards. It will easily take you a year to prepare everything. Take your time to write the essays because they will reflect on you, your personality and your passion. Be prepared for the interviews; if you get nervous, practice your presentation! Try to apply at Round 1. And please, definitely do not plan to get married once you’ve been admitted, it can be quite an experience!
What led you to choose this program for your full-time MBA? I wanted to study in Europe so I aimed for the Top 3 European Business Schools. From that selection, HEC Paris was my perfect match because it has an ideal program length to integrate new knowledge, 90% of its students are international which is a great plus to learn from other cultures, and it offers the TEC On-Campus experience, a mentoring program that gives students the opportunity to learn through meetings with CEOs and group discussions with fellow participants.
Tell us about your dream job or dream employer at this point in your life? I dream of a job that will let me improve others’ lives, for example by helping others to build a better world. I work not just for money but to be happy and find reward in my accomplishments. My dream job is a job that makes me feel useful to a community.
What would you like your business school peers to say about you after you graduate from this program? I would like them to know that they can learn from my professional life as well as from my life experiences, and that we have created a supportive community that will last for the rest of our lives. Being collaborative in a MBA program is a great asset to capitalize on.