IE Rugby Club February Match

Written on February 23, 2017 by Campus Life in Sports

In the beginning of the cold month of February, IE Rugby Club had the opportunity to open the 2017 season with a very active celebration of our beloved sport in Madrid. It was a great chance for our teams and members to put in practice the skills and energy that we enhance and display at weekly trainings.

The day started with an amazing performance of our Touch team against the Capital Touch of Madrid. IE Rugby Club is a coed mixed club that prides itself and promotes, as one of the core fundamentals, the inclusion of the whole of the IE family around the idea of rugby community, personal development and fun. Touch is a non-physical version of traditional rugby that is based on speed, team coordination and agility and is an extremely fast and fun game to play. Both boys and girls play in the same team and many of our members are first time players and are able to actively participate in the club and games thanks to Touch. The Touch Rugby is also a major sport of the upcoming Spring Games and MBAT, and we are actively training (a lot of talent in the team) to become the European Touch Champions among MBA schools in both competitions!

The day was followed by a classical full contact clash against our traditional foe (and comrades, on the good practice days ) – Lions Rugby Club of Madrid. The match, despite having a friendly character, turned out to be a very intense and hard fought match, in the very best rugby traditions. Despite having only practiced for a few times since the start of new semester and incorporating the members from the new intake, IE showed tremendous heart, energy, will and coordination. The amount of talent and determination showed by the team was inspirational. We had, in the end, to accept an honorable defeat by the Lions, who put up a hell of a game, but within our ranks it rather felt like a win. What was truly remarkable is the that many of the players had just recently started with the club and in Rugby overall! This also highlights our feature of accepting all interested, regardless of the level, we will provide the training and help to learn the sport. The main purpose of the club is again community and participation. Rugby 7s (a version of the full-contact game) is also the major sport at Spring Games and MBAT and we are looking forward to defend the title of the MBAT champions this year!

The day ended with a traditional 3-rd half organized by the Lions where we had quite a few beers, shared some laughs and “war” stories. This is arguably the best part of the day when we got to appreciate each other’s company, the Club, the rugby culture, make some new friends and enjoy a great party which carried well into the night!

The IE Rugby Club has a very active season ahead, with games (all of them trips outside Madrid – great option to travel with awesome people) scheduled in March in Segovia, Barcelona (Spring Games) in April and Paris (MBAT) in May along many other events. If you would like to join the team or at least to learn some more, please do not hesitate to contact any of the officers via Campus Life, anywhere at IE and in one of our events!

By Alejandro Pereda Shulguin
IE Rugby Club Coordinator


Loewe Factory Visit

Written on February 17, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

To begin the second term the Fashion Club visited Loewe Factory, a fashion brand with years of tradition and high quality standards. The event took place on the 8th of February and IE Talent and Careers was the co-coordinator of the event.

The visit was composed of three main phases: visit to the room where the leather is cut, visit to the production line and, finally, visit to Loewe’s private museum.

In the first room, the guide started by given the group a general description of the production system from the choice of the leather until the product is sold in Loewe’s stores. Besides, the guide gave the group an explanation regarding the way the machines work and the techniques used to cut the leather.

Moreover, the group saw the production line live. Loewe works with a specialization chain, in which each employee does a single thing of the final product. Although Loewe uses new technologies to facilitate the whole production activity, the process is still very artisanal and the attention to detail is key for the brand. The group saw all the steps of production of different models of handbags and got the big picture about how the Loewe’s factories are organized.

To finish the visit, the group went to the private museum of Loewe. The visit started with the guide talking with the group about the history of Loewe. Also, the group was given the opportunity to touch the products and feel the different types of leather. It was an amazing chance to see the evolution throughout the years, not only concerning the operational processes, but also in the design of Loewe’s products, ranging from home products to handbags, scarfs and prêt-à-porter.


Lean In Circles series – Women in Business Club

Written on February 17, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

Last week, the IE Women in Business Club kicked off the first meeting in our new Lean In Circles series. If you have never heard of Lean In, it is a concept that was started by Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook. It started as a book and has evolved into an international movement where women gather in “circles” that inspire a sense of community, confidence, and actions that empower them to be their best selves.

The IE WiB Club has initiated a 5-part series focusing on centered leadership. Each session will focus on a different segment of leadership: Meaning, Framing, Connecting, Engaging, and Energizing. Our first circles met last week starting with discussions on the Meaning of Centered Leadership. In groups of about 10 participants, we had open discussions and completed activities to find our strengths and purposes. The next step involved creating strategies to actively practice these strengths. Our participants left feeling supported, motivated, and excited for the next session. We even had a couple curious men join our circles who provided wonderful conversation and benefited from the activities! 

Feel free to read the book Lean In and join us for our next circle to learn more!


IE Sailing Club Networking Party

Written on February 17, 2017 by Campus Life in Social


The IE Sailing Club wants to thank all the people who were able to attend the IE Sailing Club Welcome Party at Callejon de Serrano last Friday 13th of January! It was an amazing night, the Club was Sold Out!!! And we were all able to do some networking while having fun with our classmates

We hope to see many of you in March for the IE Winter Regatta in Lanzarote, or in the next Regattas of the MBA Sailing League, stay tuned to book your spot to sail with us on the IE Clubs website!!

Best luck to you all! And hope to see you soon!


Italy Club Dinner

Written on February 17, 2017 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

This Pre-Christmas dinner was thought to enjoy the best Italian food tradition and promote networking between IE Business School students.

The event was held in Pizzeria Reginella (Calle de Modesto Lafuente n. 76, near Nuevos Ministerios Metro station), where the entire restaurant was booked for the club and the Student who decided to come and enjoy this wonderfull cuisine.
The Buffet Menu consisted of the following dishes: Italian Burrata and Mozzarella di Bufala tasting; Prosciutto crudo di Parma and Salami; Bruschette; Chef’s Pizza selection from Neapolitan tradition; Bread & Two drinks (soft drinks, beer or wine).

The experience and the restaurant were great, and we all had a wonderful time while enjoying some of the best food from Italy!



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