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 offered including lectures, quizzes and their biggest event, the Stock Market Game.
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 as well as the Global Entrepreneurship Week, a week of conferences on entrepreneurship in many sectors.
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: https://www.heliste-business-and-luxury.com
Innovation Time is a student media active on the university campuses of Lausanne (Unil and EPFL), Geneva (Unige) and Neuchâtel (Unine). The association aims to promote entrepreneurship and innovation. Its main objective is to strengthen the cohesion between the entrepreneurial and student worlds on the different campuses.
Learn more: www.innovation-time.com
Investment Society HEC Lausanne is a student investment fund managed by a group of students with a strong interest in asset management. The club offers its members the opportunity to practice their financial skills and gain experience by managing a real portfolio of shares.
Learn more: www.investment-society.ch
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
Rare voices in economics is an association of PhD students in economics whose goal is to create a safe space for rare voices, regardless of gender, sexual orientation or cultural background. The association wishes to contribute to alleviate the lack of inclusiveness in the economics professions and to challenge existing stereotypes and the status quo.
Learn more: https://www.rarevoicesineconomics.com/
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: https://www.instagram.com/uthink.unil/
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
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.