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Rolex MBA Regatta

Written on October 10, 2017 by Campus Life in Social, Sports

In the end of September, the IE Sailing club once again gathered together IE current students and alumni from all parts of the world to join the final event of the MBA Regatta season in Europe – the Rolex MBA Conference and Regatta 2017. In the beautiful Liguria region, at the port of Santa Margherita Ligure and Portofino, during three days 400 participants, from 20+ business schools, sailed, networked and enjoyed the Italian coast. That weekend was the first touch with sailing for many of the participants and as usual for MBA sailing events skilled sailors willingly shared their knowledge and experience, hence many novices fell in love with sailing forever. Sailing gathers an extraordinary crowd of people who sail, smile and party to cater for an unforgettable experience, and this regatta was no exception. It was an excellent opportunity to accomplish three things simultaneously – practice or learn about sailing; meet alumni and current students both from IE and some of the other 20 business schools and enjoy the marine lifestyle and exclusive locations of the Rolex MBA Regatta. Looking forward to seeing you in the first event of the MBA sailing season in 2018 – the IE winter regatta. (link here to post about IE regatta).

Additional info:

IE participation per boat class

– Open Class, boats J70s, IE reached 5th place
– Offshore Class, boats First 36.7 – no
– Cruising Class, boats Sun Odyssey, Bavaria, etc. two IE boats, 6th and 29th place after day 1; day 2 info missing


Hay Festival 2017

Written on September 7, 2017 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Social


Earth Hour – IE Energy Club

Written on July 27, 2017 by Campus Life in Social

Earth Hour is a worldwide movement organized by the World Wide Fund for Nature (WWF).

IE Energy Club President with the winner

The event is held annually encouraging individuals, communities, and businesses to turn off non-essential electric lights for one hour, from 8:30 to 9:30 p.m. on a specific day towards the end of March, as a symbol of commitment to the planet. It was started as a lights-off event in Sydney, Australia, in 2007. Since then, it has grown to engage more than 7,000 cities and towns across 172 countries. This year Earth Hour was held on March 25th from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

For encouraging more and more people to celebrate the Earth Hour and to increase awareness among everyone regarding the importance of mankind’s commitment towards the conservation of the planet, IE along with IE Energy Club undertook a Social Media Campaign in which participants had a chance to win an IE Backpack (sponsored by the IE Store and made from 100% recycled nylon fishing nets). The participants had to just post a photo of their IE Earth Hour on the night of March 25th on their social media account using the hashtag #IEEarthHour – switch off your lights and switch on your social power to #ChangeClimateChange.

From the many entries received, the winner of the IE Earth Hour photo competition was Fernando Castallo, Master in Management February 2017 student. These kinds of initiatives are very necessary for the conservation of planet Earth.


“Walk With Us” campaign

Written on July 27, 2017 by Campus Life in Social

Thanks to the support of the IE community who contributed to our efforts to raise funds for the “Walk With Us” campaign, which included a pizza and drinks sale in June. Together, we have raised and donated US$500 to contribute to this amazing cause in South Africa.

Walk With Us is an effort initiated by Tom David and Warren Handley, two young South African men who became sensible to a cause and now want to raise awareness, so that no vulnerable children will ever walk alone. Their cause: abandoned children with ECD and orphans. They have decided to walk 6,000 km by foot from Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania, all the way to Johannesburg in South Africa. All of this with a budget below the poverty line of US$2 per day, to raise funds that will be donated to the cause that has guided their hearts along the way.

Please visit the following link to listen to a special message from Tom and Warren.

Shout out to IE Charity Club 🎉 📷:#HelloMotoSA

Опубліковано Walk With Us 12 липня 2017 р.


International Down Syndrome Day

Written on July 27, 2017 by Campus Life in Social

The IE Charity Club celebrated International Down Syndrome Day on the 21st of March by hosting a bake sale on campus to raise funds for the Fundación Reina de Quito, a non-profit organization that has a center in which 150 poor children with Down Syndrome receive daily therapy and additional aid for their families. We were successful and we were able to raise approximately €300 which were punctually used to purchase educational material for the children on March 30 of this same year. We received great support from Do Eat as they donated various croissants, breads and goodies that we sold at our bake sale. To raise awareness and respect for this special day we collected pictures of our community members holding a sign which read “Mi Dia Va Por Ti”, translated to “My Day goes for you” to support the foundation’s social media awareness campaign which occurs every 21st of March. We want to thank the entire community for their support in this event, like in all of the events that the IE Charity Club held during the year!

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