Club election process

Written on October 11, 2016 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports

Banner fair week 1920_1080 v2Election period

The election period will start on October 10th, right after the Club Fair. The exact dates are provided in the document “Election Schedule”.

All members of an IE Club who are currently studying at IE or are partners of IE students, are allowed to raise their candidatures in order to occupy vacant positions in the Board of the club in question.

The maximum number of clubs in which a current IE student/partner can be a coordinator is two.



Club coordinators: 6 rules to remember

  1. The clubs are allowed to have a maximum of 6 coordinators.
  1. 3 member of the current board can stay for the next term of office. The names of the coordinators staying should be sent to campus.life@ie.edu before 11:59 pm on Saturday, October 15th. Please remember that you always have to leave at least 3 positions available for new students to apply for.
  1. New students can send their self-nominations (DOWNLOAD THE FORM HERE) for the clubs of their interest during the same week (from October 10th to 15th at 11:59 pm). The completed nomination forms should be sent to campus.life@ie.edu. Campus Life will share the candidatures with the corresponding Club Boards no later than October 18th.
  1. If the total number of potential coordinators (the members of the board staying for the next term of office + new candidates) is less or equal to 6 after 11:59 pm on October 15th, no elections will be required and the 3 new candidates will be announced members of the new board of the club. In case the total number of new candidates is less than 3, more members of the previous board can stay for the next term of office, always given that the total number coordinators is not higher than 6.
  1. If the total number of potential coordinators (the members of the board staying for the next term of office + new candidates) is higher than 6, the club will have to organize elections in order to determine the new board. The members from the previous board who are staying for the next term of office do not have to participate in the elections, their seats in the new board are automatically assigned.
  2. The names of all the Coordinators elected should be officially communicated to Campus Life office for the formal approval and update of the database of Club Boards and http://clubs.ie.edu no later than October 30th.


Elections: 2 rules to remember

  1. In case the elections are necessary, the clubs are requested to conduct them in a free, transparent and fair manner. Selecting the most appropriate system for the election is the sole responsibility of the current Club Coordinators, always given that the system is participatory and democratic.
  1. Dismissal of the Board: IE Campus Life has the authority to dismiss a Coordinator or the whole Board if there are proofs of violation of IE Ethics Code or the principles, values or norms contained in this guide.

In both cases (if no elections are necessary or if the elections were held) the roles of the members of the new board can be freely decided by new coordinators and should be communicated to Campus Life no later than the dates indicated in “Election Schedule” document.


Our graduates share their IE experience

Written on July 21, 2016 by Campus Life in Other Activities

pérez encinasAntes del IE, era una persona con experiencia profesional, pero con una mente muy estrecha, trabajaba movido por la intuición, tomando las decisiones en función de lo que parecía siempre la mejor opción. Gracias al IE he adquirido muchos de los conocimientos que ahora fundamentan todas esas decisiones, gracias al IE estoy creciendo a nivel profesional y he abierto mi mente, pero sobre todo gracias al IE he crecido como persona y esto es gracias a mis compañeros, que a lo largo del curso pasaron a ser amigos y que mañana cuando nos  graduemos serán parte de mi familia.

Pero además gracias al IE he conocido a la persona de la que hoy estoy enamorado y con la que quiero compartir mi futuro.

Sin duda la mejor experiencia de mi vida, en el mejor año de mi vida.”

Jose Luis Perez Encinas – EMBA Octubre 2015



Volunteering at MoneyConf

Written on July 20, 2016 by Campus Life in Professional

moneyconfThis June, a group of IE students had the opportunity of volunteering for MoneyConf, a place that showcases the latest innovations in fintech. Around 80 startups showing innovations for new ways of saving, lending and investing using data, digital currencies and social experiences were there to pitch more than 100 investors. In the event, where more than 1500 people attended, leading banks and financial institutions such as MasterCard, Santander Bank, Goldman Sachs, Bloomberg, Western Union and BBVA, among others were present. moneyconf3

The great thing about this event, is how startups are the main attraction and the leading banks such as BBVA and Santander play a supporting role, continuing to be the biggest players, but allowing each new business and their entrepreneurs to shine with their breakthrough ideas.

The CEO of BBVA, Carlos Torres Vila mentioned at the event how startups play an important role in the shaping of the industry. On the other hand, Mark Mullen, CEO of Atom Bank who also attended MoneyConf, mentioned in an interview with BBVA, that the convenience for the customer that these startups offer is what makes them very attractive, because of the easy and innovative customer experience. This shows that a collaboration between startups who focus on the consumer and the leading banks who have the industry knowledge is key in the future of the financial world. It is the big banks who are supporting innovation, while entrepreneurs from around the world are trying to make a change in how people save, invest, pay and borrow money to grow their businesses. moneyconf4

At MoneyConf we were able to clearly observe how finance is using trending technologies to solve financial needs. Clear examples are the startup 4andgo which introduced Chances, an app that uses BigData to help users launch their company, and BitMari, another startup that helps people liberate transactions using BitCoin, giving users a cheaper way to send money back to Africa.moneyconf2


MoneyConf, is organized by the WebSummit, a leading startup fair and technology event. Both of these events are arenas where startups, investors, and the technology industry as a whole can grow together.



By: Diana Oyaga

 Twitter: Di_O


Bringing Home The Medals from MBAT!

Written on July 18, 2016 by Campus Life in Sports

IESE Spring Games was an incredible warm up for us. With a team that had never played before we learned each other’s rhythms and built a sense of team chemistry. The biggest part of a team is learning how we congeal and gel together –supporting each other against the defense.

Football2At IESE Spring Games- it was the ultimate Road To MBAT to illuminate where we were and what we still needed to work on. When we were at The Spring Games we were cheering and singing our anthem of Instituto De Empressa. It was such a strong and distinct cheer that a large troop of LBS students decided to sing along with us whenever we were playing. Our cheers were contagious and it put us on a high for MBAT.Football4Football3

MBAT was a sports tournament unlike any other with hundreds of students from around Europe. We had two teams compete so that all of the girls had a lot of playing time. Both teams rolled through to the Semi-finals! One team ended up playing for 3rd place in an intense penalty shootout ended up 4th place in the entire tournament. Hundreds of IE Students were crowding around rushing the field after every kick. The rush and adrenaline were unlike anything else with the IE chants booming. Even the group of LBS students who we had met earlier at IESE Games came out to cheer and chant our song with us. Our second team plowed through to the finals and ended up 2nd place in another Penalty kick shootout.

The IE teams stood together with the men and women’s teams completely united and supporting each other through wins!! Our men’s team also took home a medal.

Our collaboration and synchronization of our men and women’s teams are what drove us to be a very decorated team of medals. It has been an honor and pleasure to see such strong team camaraderie and cheering.


IE Football Club Activities

Written on July 18, 2016 by Campus Life in Sports

This year the Womens football team started a new initiative. It was time to find the synergies between the men and womens teams and unite them to become one unit.

As a former NCAA athlete, we used to do everything as the men and women’s teams. The spirit was higher, the fan base was larger, and the learning potential was  exponential. Spearheaded by the coordinators of the men and women’s teams (Ariel Krieger, Nadine Hayed, Ale , Robert Casner, Shaun Andry, and Luis Morales), We started putting in place some new programs. Among the programs implemented to unite the team were the following:

  1. Men’s coordinators coachfootball1ing women’s team – weekly
  2. E-mail reminders each week to drive participation
  3. Invitations to eachother’s practices
  4. Special happy hour meet and greets
  5. The first Soccer party hosted by men and women’s teams
  6. Traveling together to our first tournament together at Spring Games
  7. Cheering support across MBAT

We launched the initiative with our coaching  Sundays. Each week the men’s team would send 1-3 players as our coaches. On Sunday we would bring a group of women out to practice and would work on drills, technique, fitness, and then scrimmage. Not only did this bring our teams together but it help our teams responsible for making a commitment and showing up. This became even more enhanced when we made the decision to compete in the IESE Spring Games Tournament with 150 of the IE Sports community and fans. This was going to be our first tournament that we traveled together to and trained for together. Our team improved rapidly.


After a few weeks of coaching we hosted our first Happy Hour event. We set up a mingling and mixing event at our local bar Zitty. We had Happy Hour specials and brought everyone together.

It was at this point that wee started planning for the first combined Men and Women’s Soccer Party. We implemented a few fun elements to differentiate ourselves. We had Jameson as a special guest come to Callejon de Serrano, we auctioned off jerseys and raffles, and it was a theme arty – where everyone wore their favorite soccer jersey out.

The success of the event  helped fuel the first stop to our first soccer tournament together hosted in Barcelona- the IESE Spring Games.

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