26
May

We joined the Italy club as soon as we entered my MBA in April 2014 and it was an amazing experience.

The club had just been created by Andrea Coppola and Marco Tumbiolo and we spent the first period to support them in the implementation of events such as Global Village and Italian Dinner.

We will not talk too much about this part, because Andrea and Marco has already done that, previously.

In November 2014 Andrea Larcan was part of the IE crew (Andrea Coppola, Marco Tumbiolo, Tommaso Romanelli, Daniela Terziotti, Laura Comunello and Filippo del Grosso), which attended the NOVA conference in London.

The event was a clear success in terms of quality of the discussions, and job and networking opportunities. When we took over the management of the club in December 2014, after Andrea Coppola and Marco Tumbiolo graduation, we pursued with conviction the objective of IE MBA Italian students into the NOVA circle. The process was complex and we enjoyed the strong support of new students such as Tommaso Fraccaroli, Francesco Bufalari, and Valerio Cifola, with a special boost from Andrea Coppola, now in his new role as IE country manager for Italy, San Marino, Citta’ del Vaticano, Croatia and Slovenia. The admission request which is now ready to be submitted to NOVA board.

In terms of events, in December 2014, the club organized a ‘Panettone Fundraising’: the club collected a Christmas charity contribution for SIB (Societa´ Italiana Beneficenza), offering the contributors a slice of ‘panettone’ (an Italian seasonal cake) and some beverages.

The initiative attracted the interest of the IE students and promoted the Italian culture among the IE community, besides the charity fund raising.

In 2015 the club organized several other events: an Italian dinner at ‘Grazie Mille’ where people from all nationalities enjoyed the excellence of Italian food.

Other initiatives did not go through, such as trip to let people know a unique event such as the “Salone del Mobile” during Design Week in Milan. The initial idea was to create a bridge between current students and Alumni. Unfortunately, besides all our efforts, the accommodation arrangements resulted more difficult than expected.

We are sure that now the new board with the special support of Andrea Coppola will manage to implement those and other initiatives in the near future for the new students and for the IE Alumni network in order to tighten the bonds between them.

We thank everybody for their contribution during our period at the head of the club and we wish all the best to all the new club coordinators Danilo Melle, Pietro Comito and Mauro Di Benedetto.

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