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27
Mar

Technion students visit IE

Written on March 27, 2014 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

israelclubAt the beginning of March, during the MBA global network exchange week, students from IE Business Schools visited Technion, a well-known institution in Israel, while students from Technion arrived to Madrid.

IE Israeli alumni, Shai Haim, welcomed current IE students to the Technion start-up accelerator which he manages.

At the same time, the IE Israel Club hosted their fellows Mark Rabin and Sari Taha in the venture network, the weekly pitch slam event hosted by IE’s Venture Lab. Later they discussed on entrepreneurship, innovation and technology. Mark from Alberta, Canada, and Sari from Jerusalem, Israel, are studying in the new International MBA program at the Technion.

During our conversation, Mark discussed his experience and impressions of IE Business School and the Spanish entrepreneurship scene. Here are his answers:

What did you find most attractive of IE?

I was definitely impressed with the IE’s state of the art business facilities.  This is a world class building with a great flow from classroom, to workrooms, to Area 31.  The second thing was the diversity of students and faculty, I can see how this can be an inspiring international learning and working environment.

What is your opinion about the entrepreneurial spirit and activities that you found?

From my short visit, there appears to be a vibrant entrepreneurial spirit at IE.  Area 31 is a really cool open concept workspace with ideas abounding.  People from Europe and all over the world are finding opportunities to develop their business ideas in Spain, and IE seems up to the challenge to help make these dreams a reality.  The only limitation I see is that Europe in general seems to have a lack of entrepreneurial fire, people don’t appear to be super hungry to start businesses and take risks as I’ve seen in other parts of the world.  So this is the biggest challenge, I guess.

What was the most exciting thing you discovered about IE from a professional perspective?

From the professional/scholastic side I was really impressed with the professionalism of students and staff, a wide variety of young people from all over the world, with great student/staff mentoring opportunities.  What impressed me the most again was Area 31 (since this is the third time I’ve mentioned it!), and the wonderful resource it is for students and staff.

Why did you chose to come to IE?

Well, firstly, it was thanks to the Yale Global Network Week that I was even able to entertain the opportunity to choose IE, but I wanted to experience what a top European business school has to offer, and measure myself up to some of the smartest minds in the world.

18
Feb

Business Networking at the Spanish Embassy in Portugal

Written on February 18, 2014 by Campus Life in Social

Event at the Spanish Embassy in Portugal (28.01.2014)

Source of the photo: CCILE.

Last January 28th, IE Portugal Club along with IE Spanish-Portuguese Speaking Countries Club co-organized jointly with the Portuguese-Spanish Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCILE) a business networking event at the Spanish Embassy in Portugal.

The reception took place at the Official Residence of the Ambassador in Lisbon, who generously invited the IE Alumni community residing in Portugal, and other executives and businessmen with interests in the Iberian and the Spanish-Portuguese speaking markets, for a pleasant cocktail at Palácio de Palhavã.

The IE Spanish-Portuguese Speaking Countries Club puts forward joint projects and ventures, conferences and events that promote the strengthening of the strategic bonds and international trade between companies and businesses wherever Spanish and Portuguese are spoken as official languages, under the incomparable seal of the IE Business School community.

In the photo, from left to right: the Spanish Ambassador in Portugal, Eduardo Junco, the President of CCILE, Enrique Santos, the Dean of IE Business School, Santiago Iñiguez, IE former student, João Arrais and, speaking at the pulpit, IE current student, João Schmidt (Vice-President of IE Portugal Club and President of IE Spanish-Portuguese Speaking Countries Club).

5
Dec

IE Club Fair Schedule

Written on December 5, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports

December 9th, 5:00 to 6:00 pm
Professional Clubs Geographic Clubs Social Clubs Sports Clubs
IE Alternative Investment Club* IE Africa Club Madrid Chapter IE Social Club & IE BOTW Club IE Football Club (Women)
IE Fashion & Luxury Club IE Brazil Club Madrid Chapter IE Spanish Outreach Club IE Outdoor Club
IE International Relations Club* IE Colombia Club Madrid Chapter IE Travel Network Club* IE Squash Club
IE Latin American Business Club* IE Mexico Club Madrid Chapter IE Tennis Club
IE Marketing Club IE Singapore Club Madrid Chapter
IE Net Impact Club IE USA Club Madrid Chapter
IE Strategy Club IE Venezuela Club Madrid Chapter 
December 9th,  6:00  to 7:00 pm
Professional Clubs Geographic Clubs Social Clubs Sports Clubs
IE Arts and Business Club* IE China Club Madrid Chapter IE Partners Club IE Football Club (Men)
IE Consulting Club IE India Club Madrid Chapter IE Social Club & IE BOTW Club IE Golf Club
IE Energy Club IE Japan Club Madrid Chapter IE Mountain Bike Club*
IE Entrepreneurship Club IE Lebanon Club Madrid Chapter
IE Family Business Club IE Peru Club Madrid Chapter
IE Finance Club IE Saudi Arabia Club Madrid Chapter
IE Marketing Club
IEOut Club
IE Technology & Innovation Club
IE Venture Capital Club & Private Equity Club
IE Women in Business Club
December 9th,  7:00 to 8:00 pm
Professional Clubs Geographic Clubs Social Clubs Sports Clubs
IE Communication Club IE Caribbean Club Madrid Chapter* IE Photography Club* IE Badminton Club
IE Consulting Club IE China Club Madrid Chapter IE Spanish-Portuguese Speaking Countries Club IE Golf Club
IE Entrepreneurship Club IE Egypt Club Madrid Chapter* IE Travel Network Club*
IE Football Club (Men)
IE Europe & Middle East Business Club* IE Padel Club*
IE Family Business Club IE R&B Climbing Club*
IE Finance Club IE Rugby Club*
IEOut Club
IE Women in Business Club

 

* The club was founded less than 3 months ago and does not have an obligation to participate in the elections. Check with Campus Life if there are available seats on the board of this club.

5
Dec

IE Club Election Schedule

Written on December 5, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports

December 9 at 8 pm – December 15 at 11:59 pm

Current coordinators: decide the 3 coordinators staying for the next term of office and send their names to campus.life@ie.edu no later than 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 15th.

New students and partners: prepare and send the nomination form for becoming a coordinator of the clubs of your interest to campus.life@ie.edu. Remember that you cannot be a coordinator of more than two clubs. Choose carefully!

December 17

Campus Life will revise the names of the previous club coordinators staying for the next term of office and the new candidatures received and:

  • Will announce the new boards for those clubs that have 6 or less participants;
  • Will inform the clubs with more than 6 participants about the necessity to organize elections in order to determine the new board.

December 17 – January 19

January 19th is the deadline for the new boards that do not have to organize elections to communicate the official roles each coordinator will be taking in the board to Campus Life.

Campus Life can book meeting rooms for the new boards when needed.

December 17 – January 26

January 26th is the deadline for the clubs that have to organize elections to communicate both the newly elected board and the roles of each coordinator to Campus Life.

The clubs that have to conduct elections are welcome to ask for Campus Life support. Campus Life can book rooms for meetings or the election itself, help the club to organize elections online (if online method is chosen), communicate the election date to IE community, etc.

5
Dec

IE Club Election Process

Written on December 5, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional, Social, Sports

Election period

The election period will start on December 9th, right after the Club Fair. The exact dates are provided in IE Club Election Schedule post in the blog.

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.

 

Rules

Club coordinators: 5 rules to remember

1.     3 members of the current board can stay for the next term of office. The names of the coordinators staying should be sent to the campus.life@ie.edu before 11:59 pm on Sunday, December 15th.

2.     New students can send their self-nominations for the clubs of their interest during the same week (from December 9th 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 on December 17th.

3.     If the total number of candidatures (the members of the board staying + new candidates) is less or equal to 6 after 11:59 pm on December 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 than 3 members of the previous board can stay for the next term of office, always given that the total number of members of the board does not exceed 6 coordinators.

4.     If the total number of candidatures (the members of the board staying + new candidates) is bigger 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 (no more than 3) do not have to participate in the elections, their seats in the new board are automatically allocated.

5.     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.

 

Elections: 4 rules to remember

1.     If there are more than 6 candidatures for the board of a club, elections are necessary.

2.     A member of the previous board who should be appointed to organize the elections of the club.

3.     The clubs are requested to conduct elections for the new board 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 participative and democratic.

4.    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.

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