15
Jul

Interview with a Club: IE Spanish Outreach Club

Written on July 15, 2013 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Social

Who are we?

The mission and objectives we aim are to promote and make discover our fellow colleagues the great aspects of the spanish culture, in terms of traditions, gastronomy, history, art and, in general, spanish lifestyle. Our intention is to organize as many events and visits as possible, in order to help dig deeper in the qualities of one of the most ancient cultures in the world. In effect, we try to balance the time among these activities to get a taste of everything that Spain has to offer.

Current CoordinatorsTeam photo spanish outreach club 2

Fernando Echeverría (President)

IMBA Nov’2012

Spain (Vitoria)

I am a finance professional with 6 years of experience combining postgraduate academic preparation and ‘real-world’ experience in Spain and France. After graduating in Law and Economics in the University of Navarra, I moved to Paris to study a Master in Finance in HEC Paris during a year. Later I worked for Deustche Bank in Madrid and Barclays Bank in Toulouse (France) from 2008 until 2011. Then I returned to Madrid to work in transactions consulting for Ernst & Young before entering the IMBA in November 2012. I enjoy meeting new people and I feel the IE Spanish Outreach club is the best opportunity to make the best of my culture and share it with all my fellows during this IE experience.       

María Luisa de Miguel

MIM F1 (English track)

Spanish

I came into the world to be an architect, and after I had become one I realized that I keep on wanting to be and do more things. Currently I am studying the MIM because I want to keep on expanding my knowlede and challenge myself constantly. My enterprenuer spirit has never let me take a break from life. I have started my own architect firm, and architect association and a marmalade company. On the weekeds I work as an architect guide and in my “spare time” I am an assistant professor at ETSAM university and mentor in a programm for students.

As some people say to me, I am hiperactive, but it is only when I am doing things I really like that I put the energy and time.

The IE SPANISH OUTREACH CLUB is my next challenge, and having the opportunity to share this experience with all of the IE members is a great opportunity.

 Keryn Bayliss:

Australia

IMBA 2013

Keryn has a degree in commerce and is a certified practicing accountant (CPA). Her professional experience includes a number of years working in banking and finance in London at a leading investment bank. She has managed projects in finance working with operations and sales teams covering business planning, profitability, synthesising business risks and the control environment.

Nacho de Ramón

MIM 2013. F1

Spain (Madrid)

Mi nombre es Ignacio de Ramon, nací en Madrid en 1990 y a los tres años me fui a vivir a Alicante. A los 15 años decidí que mis estudios los tenia que cursas fuera de España y me fuí a Estados Unidos. Despues de acabar mi bachiller alli a los 17 años empecé mi carrera en hostelería en Suiza. La carrera me dio la oportunidad de hacer varias internships. Viví y trabaje en Francía, Turquia y Inglaterra por 6 meses en cada lugar. Todo esto me ha formado y echo la persona que soy hoy en dia.

François Xabier Bacourt

France

MIM 2013. F2

Francois xavier es un chico frances de 21años que vivio una gran parte de su vida en España, pais del que se enamoro en poco tiempo. Graduado en el liceo frances de valencia, se fue a estudiar un bachelor en comercio internacional de 3 años en 3 ciudades y paises diferentes, Barcelona, Dublin y Toulouse consiguiendo asi un doble diploma Franco Español y una red de contactos muy amplia. Durante sus estudios realizo varias practicas: vendedor en Citroen, Assistante del Director of Sales del Westin Valencia (grupo starwood) y de Project Manager en MG valencia, empresa exportadora de muebles valenciana que le acabo contratando para seguir con otro proyecto hasta que empieze el MIM en el Instituto de empresa. Apasionado por la gente y con el manejo de 4 idiomas, se quiere dedicar a las ventas en un entorno internacional.

Patricia Riva

Spain

MIM2013. F2

Club Activities

Prado museum visit + Tapas tour. Sunday 21st April,

Capea:  “You can be bullfighter too! day”. 1st May

Flamenco night 14th April

Fiesta Latina: 12 June

Different cultural and social events that help students and their relatives to better understand and enjoy spanish culture

Our Vision

After summer holidays we are planning to attend to concerts and events organized by Madrid town hall included in the Veranos de la villa prgramme. Also, we are planning to organize a welcoming day in the first weekend of September with a typical spanish paella in a villa close to Madrid.

Get in touch and participate!

We are a very open minded team from different origins and programmes in IE and we look forward to receive your ideas and proposals. We meet regularly to prepare new events and follow up current projects, so do not hesitate to contact us through our Facebook Page and come join us!

10
Jul

IE BOTW Beer Olympics

Written on July 10, 2013 by Campus Life in Social

beer-olympics5It has now been almost 3 months since the inaugural Beer Olympics was held at O’Connors Bar (C/ Almagro, 3) on April 19th. For those of you who did not attend it or weren’t here yet, you really don’t know what you missed. It was a flash from the past… That is, if your past included a fraternity or house parties with drinking games. For the newbies it was a good chance to explore their inner freshman that was never given a fair chance. By midnight there was a beer pong tournament being played by seasoned veterans on a plywood covered pool table: regulation size.

beer-olympics4Several makeshift tables were used to train up and coming athletes, upstairs and down. The whole bar was taken over with inspirational athleticism.

Meanwhile, in the other room teams were competing in flip cup round by round. Of The Week Team was successful from the beginning till the end, upsetting the competition with a commanding lead right from the start. Team Captain Jim Rand was quoted as saying “This is my house!”. Someone is yet to prove him wrong. And that, my friends, is an official challenge for the next Beer Olympics.   

beer-olympics3The next games have not yet been officially planned, but they are sure to show up again before the die hard BOTW crew calls it a year. More games are planned. Blind Man’s Stumble anyone? Perhaps some balancing acts? Maybe even a keg stand? Anyone got any other bright ideas? Join IE Bar Of The Week Facebook Page and submit your suggestions: not only for Beer Olympics, but for other events as well. Try to be creative, eh?

Lots of love,

IE BOTW Team

8
Jul

Interview with a Club: IE Basketball Club

Written on July 8, 2013 by Campus Life in Sports

Who are we?

The main objective of our club is to spend some time together outside of the school, do some sport to be fit, meet new people, and of course, have a good time playing basketball.

Current Coordinators

johannes_hinschJohannes Hinsch – IMBA November 2012 intake, German. Johannes is tall as hell.

 

estornesJon Estornés – IMBA April 2013 intake, Spanish. Jon started playing at the age of 12 and has not stopped ever since. Genuinely interested in basketball he is always keen to chat about NBA!

 

pierre_landolf_0Pierre Landolt – IMBA November 2012 intake, Swiss. Pierre has been playing basketball since a pretty young age but never in a club. As Jon, he’s also keen to chat about NBA (rooting for the Lakers).

 

steffen_muller (Mobile)Steffen Muller – IMBA November 2012 intake, German. Steffen has spent 10 years of his youth on the court. He’s looking forward to have some nice games with you.

 

jacobo_ruiz_de_villaJacobo Ruiz de Villa – IMBA April 2013 intake, Spanish. Jacobo is a lethal three-pointer shooter.

 

 

Club Activities

We play all Wednesdays (normally at Gimnasio Moscardó, not far from the school) and sometimes we also play on Thursdays. The number of people who come to play is growing every week and sometimes we are more than 20 players.

Our Vision

We are planning to organize a full day tournament followed by some trophies for the winners and pizza for everyone (will keep you updated on that!). Another activity we want to organize is a 3×3 tournament and a 3 point shoot-out contest.

Get in touch and participate!

There’s a Facebook group that all IE students can join. They just need to subscribe and they will be able to see all the updates and write their comments. The Facebook Group’s wall is regularly updated with all the relevant information about the Club’s activities, so it’s the best way to be kept in the loop.

1
Jul

Interview with a Club: IE Wine Industry Club

Written on July 1, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

Who are we?

Mission: to create awareness among the IE students about the IE Wine Industry Club. 

Our main objective in this club is to design the strategy, policies and tasks to be carried out to conduct events as such:

  1. Wine tasting Events
  2. Exclusive trips to wineyards
  3. Fun-Entertainment events related to wine

Current Coordinators

bharathI, Bharath Kamma, have been the President from Nov-2012. I took initiatives to improve the awareness of the club through various activities in the recent months. We are constantly developing our board to include new energy and vigor.

 

raviteja_pandirirasagna_rao_dharmanaRaviteja Pandiri has joined newly as the Vice-President and Rasagna Rao has joined recently as the co-ordinator and we have been co-ordinating with each other in designing the future events upon discussing with the club members.

 

joanna_ciborowskaAlso, Joanna Ciborowska has been supporting us under the role of Alumni Advisor.

 

 

Club Activities

We had organized Wine Tasting events, by bringing world class wine makers and inviting various dignitaries, staff and student communities. We are also trying to nurture corporate relations with the wine industry to build potential future employment opportunities for the students.

Our Vision

We are currently in talks with some multi-national (Foundation for the Culture of Wine in Spain) wine producers who want to sponsor wine-tasting events. We are also planning to organize a joint event with other in-house clubs to market our club and get more traction to our events. In the near future, we are planning to conduct trips to wine yards.

Get in touch and participate!

We always welcome anyone who is interested in joining our initiatives. Anyone can contact me or Raviteja to join as a member but we would like to interact with him/her if he/she wants to be part of the board. Also, we encourage students and their partners to visit one of our activities to understand better our events, club culture, provide ideas and spread the word.

28
Jun

Global Village 2013 Testimonials

Written on June 28, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional

  “Jackie Chan once said: “We live now in a global village and we are in one single family. It’s our responsibility to bring friendship and love from all different places around the world and to live together in peace.”  IE already brings together students from around the world in its classrooms.  Global Village is where we were able to travel to each of our friends’ countries, experience their culture, and be part of their family.  Global Village will remain forever as my most cherished memory of IE.”

Carolina Schildknecht, IMBA student, Global Village coordinator (IE Net Impact Club) 

“Global Village? Global Village is having a fresh Japanese ice-cream kakigori while watching Indian dances on the stage and seeing the mariachi pass by in preparation for their show. It’s receiving a small and beautiful pyramid decorated with hieroglyphics which I watch and it gazes back while I’m writing this comment. It’s when an Israeli student offers you shakshuka, yes, but also humus and pita which you have just tried at the Lebanese stand and it tasted exactly the same to you. Or when a Chinese student presents you her Japanese boyfriend and you see them so happy that you really start to believe that we must have much more in common than we could think when watching the news. And, obviously, Global Village means the best “tortilla de patatas” in the world…”   

Angel Benito, Program Assistant Masters IE University, Global Village volunteer

 
  “Global Village was the first time we actually got a chance to see everyone in their authentic clothes and taste everyone’s food. For me, this was the first time I actually saw the diversity of IE as more than just statistics.” 

Esty Kashro, IMBA student, IE Israel Club Coordinator

“On a scorcher of a day, I found myself clad in IE Net Impact Global Village Crew T-shirt at the IE library, not entirely sure what I had signed myself up for. That being said, Global Village was a wonderful part of my final term at IE and a day I will remember as one of the highlights of my year in Madrid. It gave me the opportunity to meet many more people in programmes other than my own and truly recognize what it means it to be a part of the global IE community. It was fantastic to see so many people taking an afternoon out to appreciate so many different people’s senses of “normal” and was exciting to learn so much about others. A highlight of my day was working with the rest of the volunteer team and by the end of the day, feeling a sense of accomplishment that the day had been successful. I believe that there is very little that does a better job of bonding people than water fights, lots of food and laughter and a sense of mutual achievement… and Global Village provided exactly that.” 

Daena D´Oliveira, MIM student, Global Village volunteer

 
  “Global Village is a unique opportunity to get to know the culture and traditions of different nationalities that compose our student body in a relaxed and festive atmosphere. Moreover, the family members of the students also participate in the event, not only by attending it, but by participating in its organization, which allows them to feel part of the IE Community.  During this afternoon all of us – students, their family members and IE staff – feel members of the same community which respects and values multiculturalism.” 

Patricia Morales, Program Coordinator-Masters IE University, Global Village volunteer

“The global village was an amazing experience. Such a rich mixture of cultures. For example, where we participated at the Saudi Arabian stand, the offering was really local. The Saudis were dressed in the local white “Thobs” and served some of their local traditional dishes. It was interesting to find that they brought an entire lamb feast placed over spiced rice cooked in “Saudi Way”. They call it “mufatah”. Moreover, they offered local dishes based on groat and wheat with lamb and vegetables and served Arabic coffee and local dates as a dessert. In addition to the food, The Saudis were explaining the culture of Saudi Arabia regarding the food and the outfits and distributed some books explaining it to the visitors.” 

 

Tareq AlAngari, IMBA student, IE Saudi Arabia Club Coordinator

 
  “From Azerbaijani baklava to Venezuelan arepas, exploring different cultures has never been so satisfying.” 

Matthew James Roy, MIM student, Global Village volunteer

“The Global Village is probably the best opportunity to bring together our rich diversity and celebrate it together! The event is an eye-opener into how different cultures are but also showing us how similar we are at the same time. ” 

Sufiyan Javeed Sait, Associate Director EMBA & GMBA, Global Village volunteer

 
  “Global village was like travelling all around the World in no time. You go from one country to another with no boundaries! Everyone left behind them any political, economical or country relation issues and just enjoyed being in this amazing global diverse place tasting the best flavors from each country, sharing thoughts about the different cultures and, most of all, enjoying the tunes and dances that got all the attendees on their feet learning new moves.  I was proud to share my Egyptian culture and show people more about Egypt from Pharonic Era to our Modern time. It was great to make people understand that Egypt is not just about the Pyramids and camels but it has much more to offer. And I can’t wait to actually host everyone home soon!” 

 

Hanzada Abou Youssef, MRCB student, representative of Egypt stand at Global Village

“Global Village is an event which celebrates the cultural diversity of IE through an exchange of symbols that represent the nationalities that form part of IE’s identity. All the participants showcase the richness of the culture of their home countries in a festive and relaxed atmosphere. What I really enjoyed myself was seeing how students and IE staff worked together in a perfectly organized team and made this event happen.” 

Victoria Yelmo, Program Assistant EMBA & GMBA, Global Village volunteer

 
  “Global Village has been one of the best experiences I’ve had at IE Business School. It was great being part of this amazing event that allowed me to know another side of my friends and to share with them their food, dances and traditions. A trip around the world in under 4 hours!!” 

Arturo Ramírez Onaindia, IMBA student, Coordinator of Global Village (IE Net Impact Club)

“Global Village is a great way to eat your way through 30 countries in one afternoon!As a small country, with only four people in IE, we had to be creative with our stand and with a little help from our Tourist and Food boards we re-branded Irish Pie to feed the crowds. Our Irish dancing contest could only compete for effort not skill with the amazing performances from all the countries – especially the blistering set from Japan! Thanks to IE and especially Carolina and Arturo for providing the foundations for an amazing day.” 

Robert O´Connor, IMBA student, representative of Ireland Stand at Global Village

 
  “Global Village is an incredible and entertaining experience, where you have a chance to get to know live and in person the traditions, folklore and cuisine of many countries, and, moreover, make friends with people from a diverse range of places.” 

Begoña Sanz, Program Assistant MBA programs, Global Village volunteer

“Global village was a pure example of a melting pot for cultures from around the globe. Signifying IE’s diversity at its finest. Passing through the stands of different cultures, I could only think of the different possibilities each culture represents and to know that each one was just steps away from another completely unique experience, was indeed an exquisite life time experience.” 

Abdullah Kamal, IMBA student, IE Kuwait Club

 
  “You don’t really notice the amount of nationalities coexisting together in IE until you participate in Global Village. In this event you meet people who were always around you but you probably never knew where they came from. They come dressed with their best traditional outfits, they smile and kindly offer you try the cuisines of their countries. These little big ambassadors from all over the world share their time and space in a joyful harmony, making you part of their roots and culture. Global Village is a reflection of the diversity and enthusiasm that you can find in the classrooms of IE, only full of colors, laughter and music.” 

 

Alejandro Duran, Program Assistant Masters IE University, Global Village volunteer

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