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14
Dec

LOOKING FORWARD

Written on December 14, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

The IE Consulting Club is extremely happy about the interest and participation on campus in the past semester. We are excited to announce that we will be continuing regular case cracking sessions after the break, and diversify our portfolio of events even further.

Case Cracking Wednesdays
The Consulting Club meets weekly for its “Case Cracking” session, in which we cover the basics of management consulting cases, walk you through a group case, facilitate individual case cracking or host guest speakers from the industry. We witnessed an increase in the participation rate throughout the year, and expect regular participation of those who might be preparing for consulting interviews in the upcoming semester.

Extended Membership
We are working hard to increase diverse participation in our activities, and proud to note that already many students from the IMBA, MIF, MIM, MIAF and Masters in Big Data are joining us. We plan to extend membership to IE University students by organizing joint activities and combining powers to host bigger and more inclusive events.

Company partnerships
We are looking forward to constructive long-term collaborations with firms from the industry, via co-hosting events and inviting more speakers to inform our members about the job functions and tips on a good application.

Events
Please make sure you follow us on CampusGroups and join our Facebook page! There is nothing worse than signing up late and ending on a waiting list for an event you really want to attend. We will continue hosting representatives from renowned consulting firms and will increase our on-campus presence by giving you the chance to show what you have learnt during our case cracking sessions.

Our main aim always is to build a sustainable bridge between IE students and consulting firms, by devoting as much resources as possible to get you ready for that case interview you were waiting for!

 

 

13
Dec

Consulting Club – Case Cracking Sessions

Written on December 13, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

Oliver Wyman, Leticia Rubira, Senior Consultant

Reflecting on second half of 2017

Second half of 2017 saw a few changes to how the IE Consulting Club ran events with success in terms of number of attendees and public profile.

The changes were:
– Holding the weekly sessions on Wednesday evenings,
– Inviting more outside speakers, and
– Organising one-on-one case cracking sessions.

Case cracking Wednesdays

Infosys Ltd, Vijay Warrier, Principal Consultant

Moving the Club’s weekly meetings to Wednesday evenings proved to be attractive to members. Attendance rates shot up 4 to 5 times than previously. The Club also noticed a significant increase in attendances from MIM, MBD, MIAF, and students from the bachelor programme.

The Club welcomes all students and alumni to join the weekly sessions. The diversity in experience and background of students from various programme adds to the quality of discussion and learning.

Increasing visibility with consultancy firms

The-Cocktail, Gonzalo Valdes, Consultant

The Club also hosted four practitioners from the industry to explain their work, recruitment process, and answer members’ questions. The Club would like to re-iterate gratitude for their time and advice.

– Infosys Ltd, Vijay Warrier, Principal Consultant
– IBM, German Sanchez Couso, Consulant
– Oliver Wyman, Leticia Rubira, Senior Consultant
– The-Cocktail, Gonzalo Valdes, Consultant

One-on-one case cracking sessions

Practicing cases are important ahead of interviews, and one-on-one sessions provided members an opportunity to do so. Even though many members found this challenging given their low awareness of the approaches and methods in the beginning, significant improvement in members’ skills were noticeable towards later on the semester.

In 2018, the IE Consulting Club looks forward to continue growing and support our members’ skills development which are required to succeed as consultants.

1
Dec

A week ago, the IE Blockchain Club hosted a workshop on the usage of cryptocurrencies. Together with Alex Casas, IE Alumni and Founder of Shelpin, and our coordinator Nikita Khudov, we discussed the evolution of money, blockchain technology and its value for the society. We also explained the history of bitcoin and how bitcoins are mined.

After the presentation, our partner Airbitz provided us with some bitcoins which we distributed to the attendees. We conducted a practical workshop and explained how people could buy or receive cryptocurrencies, how can they use them and most importantly, how they can store them. This was our third event this year and it was very well attended. We hope that the journey into the new world of the blockchain-economy has started for our members.

Great thanks to Alex and our partners for their help in the organization of this event.

27
Nov

TECH TALK by IE AI Club, Robotics Club, and Air & Space Club

Written on November 27, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

On Thursday, November 23, IE AI Club, in collaboration with IE Robotics Club and IE Air & Space Club, hosted the biggest ever Tech Talk event of IE. Tech Talk was from 6pm to 8pm at Paper Pavilion and more than 80 people attended the event, including professionals and students from the IMBA, MiM and MBD programs. For more event photos, click here. For a recap on our AI panel questions written by panelist and TEDx Speaker Lolita Taub, click here.

The event started with presentations from four industry leaders: Balvinder Powar, Partner at AERDRON, Elena Baillo, CFO of IBERIA Express, Rodrigo Haya Ramos, Senior Expert in SENER, and an online presentation from Georgi Stoev, Manager at Hubble AI and EY. During the presentations, these professionals shared their insights and initiative regarding the newest technologies in their perspective industries.

The event was followed by a panel with Kiron Ravindran, Associate Dean and Professor of Information Systems at IE, Konstantina Valogianni, Assistant Professor in Information Systems in IE, and Lolita Taub, TEDx speaker and finalist of Forbes 30 under 30, current IMBA student at IE.

The very interacting panel was moderated by Betty Lu, president of IE AI Club. The panelists discussed various relevant issues regarding opportunities of AI in the future, how AI technologies will affect job availability and placement, the relevance of AI in different industries, and what skills are needed from business students to succeed in the area. Many students also shared their questions and concerns on AI technologies.

At the end of the event, students had the opportunity to network with the speakers and panelists, learn about the prospects in different industries, and share their insights regarding the topics.

IE AI Club thanks everyone who joined us on Thanksgiving Day and looks forward to see everyone again in 2018!

13
Nov

AIcebreaker

Written on November 13, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional

On November 8th, 2017, IE AI Club hosted first event in 2017-2018 academic year. 90 plus people registered to the event, with more than half of the attendees from IMBA program, many others from MIM and MBD programs. For event photos, click here.

The main purpose of AIcebreaker was to give the introduction to Artificial Intelligence technologies and ongoing researches not only from technical side, but also from business perspective.

During the event we had two games with prizes. The fastest teams received small sweet prizes, and we hope that after the event you fell in love with AI as everyone loves wine and sweets.

The first Kahoot game, perfectly hosted by Yuchen and Sanjay, was more icebreaker to get everyone involved. The winner with highest score received a bottle of rose wine.

Then the second game was the AI crossword specially made by AI Club coordinators with terms mentioned in a 10-minute presentation on “Introduction to AI” given by our VP of Technology Yadu Brian Yang. Brian used to work as an Investment Manager at Silicon Valley VC Plug and Play, and has established a strong network in the AI industry. We welcome you to contact him if you are interested in working in the AI industry.

Our next event will be in the end of November / beginning of December, and we can’t wait to share with you event details! Stay tuned and love AI!

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