Forum: Application & Admission (2 Comments)

Profile Evaluation for ESSEC and HEC paris

  • Posted by - niksterz - on 27 September 2013 - 8:45pm

    Hi Thomas,

    I am applying to HEC Paris and ESSEC for MiM in the next two weeks and I am worried about my application.

    I graduated from University of British Columbia from 2011 with a Bach. in Food Science. My GPA was 80% and I got a GMAT score of 710.

    I did 4 co-op terms (4months each) at several companies mainly to do with microbiology (worked at Agriculture and Agri-Foods Canada, BC Centre for Disease Control) and quality assurance (Canadian Fishing Company) in food.

    I am currently working as a QA tech (for about a year) in a dairy manufacturer. I deal with worker training, communications withe suppliers/distributors, goverment agencies, and food safety.

    I am doing a MiM because I want to change my career path. Maybe get into the more business side of food rather than the scientific/technical aspects.

    I have been busy studying for the GMAT for the past couple of months and my extra-curriculars have been non existant. Other than the occassional exercise class and going out with friends.

    Do you think that will hurt my chances?

    Thanks in advance,


    • Posted by - Thomas Graf - on 28 September 2013 - 6:29pm

      Hi there,

      thank you for your question. Honestly, I don't see any reason why you should be worried. Your GPA is fine, your GMAT is great, and extra-curricular activities don't play much of a role. So, unless you have written an awful application or messed up your essays I am confident that you become invited for the interviews.

      Best wishes

      By Thomas Graf