Student life is remarkably rich at HEC Lausanne. Created and managed by the students, close links are forged with the professional world and entrepreneurial ecosystem; this affords future graduates the opportunity to apply their knowledge and create their networks during their studies. The many activities and events organized throughout the year enhance and enrich the daily life on campus.
Evening events, sporting activities, as well as advice and the sale of study materials: these are some of the key activities of the Comité, which also defends students’ rights with the Faculty Council or the assembly of the FAE (Fédération des Associations d’Etudiant·e·s). The Comité has its own sports teams in football, skiing, running, volleyball and sailing. Throughout the year, the Comité also organises talks, sporting events, and of course the very prestigious HEC Ball. For unforgettable memories, look no further!
Learn more: www.comite.ch
The Finance Club is an association whose main purpose is to introduce students to the financial world. Various activities are proposed among which two key events: the Stock Market Game and the Finance Week.
For more information: www.financeclubhec.com
The newest member of the school' s associations, Haskins wants to help students discover the world of sport through its role in society and introduce them to working in this field. The association aims to be on all fronts: conferences, interviews, workshops, visits to sports establishments, but also recreational events. Many themes will be addressed, such as the economic, social, geopolitical and technological aspects of sport.
This association organises the prestigious Strategis Award, an entrepreneurial competition which, every year since 1993, has rewarded the best start-up in Switzerland with the sum of CHF 50,000.
Learn more: www.hec-espace-entreprise.ch
HEConomist is an online journal managed and written by the HEC Lausanne students. It reflects the ideas, questions and interests of students and young graduates of HEC Lausanne. Articles cover student life, events on campus and subjects of topical interest, as well as offering useful advice on studies and careers.
Learn more: www.heconomist.ch
The main aim of the Heliste Business & Luxury Association is to promote the luxury sector and the occupations associated with it on campus. The association organises conferences, visits to stately homes and after-work events where people who share the same passion have a chance to get to know each other.
Learn more: www.heliste-businessandluxury.com
Innovation Time is the premier student entrepreneurial media on UNIL and EPFL campuses. Through its online journal it provides information about associative news and different student initiatives, its aim being to bring the business and student worlds closer together. A range of events is organised by the association, in particular talks and meetings with partners in academic circles.
Learn more: www.innovation-time.com
This association proposes services to enterprises such as the preparation of business plans, marketing, feasibility and positioning studies, events management, the definition of a business or marketing strategy, and the creation of databases. This work is carried out by the Faculty’s students. Junior Enterprise HEC Lausanne also organises two flagship events: a Business Game and the Golf Cup.
Learn more: www.jehec.ch
Oikos Lausanne promotes responsible management and environmental, social and economic sustainability. It is part of the oikos international network, present in more than 40 universities on four 4 continents. The association organises book fairs for students, as well as talks, workshops etc.
Learn more: www.oikos-international.org/lausanne
START Lausanne is a student association at HEC Lausanne-UNIL and EPFL which promotes entrepreneurship, innovation and creativity on both campuses. Its different events, and in particular the START competition, organised each year, are intended to provide advice, tips and contacts needed to transform an idea into a start-up. In addition, the winning project in the START competition earns the sum of CHF 30,000.
Learn more: www.startlausanne.ch
Uthink is an association for students at the University of Lausanne. The aim of its activities is to disseminate critical, unbiased knowledge, offer the university community the opportunity to find out more about important social, economic and political topics, and promote the scientific knowledge produced by the academic world. Uthink describes itself as a platform for ideas, which aims to stimulate reflection and encourage critical thinking at the University of Lausanne.
Learn more: www.uthink.ch
The main object of the Wine Society is to introduce students, teachers, alumni, firms and business leaders to oenology through a range of events: wine-tastings, competitions, and visits to famous wine producers.
Learn more: www.wine-society.ch
The object of the association for doctoral students at HEC Lausanne is to strengthen links and cooperation between doctoral students and assistants, and likewise between different departments and disciplines at HEC Lausanne.
Leadership, time management and teamwork are just some of the skills that AIESEC helps to develop through its workshops. As an international platform, the association also organises trainee exchange programmes. A unique opportunity to gain international cultural experience!
Learn more: www.aiesec.ch/lausanne
Seven associations, each specifically dedicated to a Master's program, aim to promote exchanges between students in the same field as well as with professionals in the different sectors in which they will quickly be called upon to work. The Masters Hub coordinates the activities of these Master associations and organizes professional and social cross-sectoral events.