11
Apr

IE AnthemThe IE Music Club in association with the IE Social Club is pleased to announce the organization of a music competition amongst all IE students in search for the IE Anthem.

We are looking for entries from musicians who think that they have got what it takes to create a song which is original and represents the true spirit of IE – one world with a diversity of minds. Please look at the rules below for more details.

It is a great opportunity for all musicians to make use of their skills to create a song for IE that will go on to become the IE Anthem. It would be a great pride for the winner to see their work of art being the symbol of IE.

The competition opens from today and the last date for sending entries is May 10, 2013. Three finalists will be selected and asked to perform their composition ion Madrid Campus from which the winner will be decided.

Not to forget the prize! The grand prize for the winners will be:

  • iTunes Gift Card of 150€ for each group member.  The card can be redeemed for whatever you want to buy at iTunes— songs, movies, TV shows, apps, games, books, and more!
  •  The chance to record their music composition in IE University Media Lab, our IE music studio!
  • IE official recognition as IE Anthem authors at our Campus Life Website, social media and other sources of media.

RULES

The competition will be governed by the following rules:

1. Participants

To take part in the competition, you must be a student of IE master programs.

The same participant may not submit more than one project to the competition.

2. Object of the Competition

The object of the competition (hereafter the” project”), will be to present a song in MP3 format in English, of up to 6 minutes, that describes what you believe is the REAL IE CAMPUS LIFE EXPERIENCE.

The idea of the competition is to create an anthem that could be used to represent IE, its spirit and community in local and international events and/or sport competitions. You can find a couple of examples of anthems of other schools or universities in the following links: Columbia University or Harvard University.

  • The composition should be original work of art. Any entry not meeting this criteria will be eliminated.
  • The song can be composed individually or in groups up to 4 members.
  • All members involved in making the song composition should be  current IE master program students.
  • All compositions sent as entries will become the property of IE and IE has full right to use the same.
  • The members behind making the song s. hould be physically present to perform their composition on April 23.
  • The composition should be of minimum 3 minutes and maximum 6 minutes long.
  • The song should necessarily have lyrics and no objectionable words. In case the words are inappropriate, the entry will be disqualified.
  • The lyrics of the song should be in English.
  • Please also attach the lyrics of the song in a word document.
  • The entry should be sent in an MP3 format to the club coordinator email ID – naggarwal.imba2013@student.ie.edu.
  • The last date for sending entries is May 10, 2013 11:59 PM.

3. Acceptance of Projects

Participants must present their songs within the established timeframe from March 21st  until May 10th (Madrid time) both inclusive. The entry should be sent in an MP3 format to the club coordinator email.

4. Intellectual Property

Participants guarantee they are the legitimate owners of the songs submitted and ensure that they do not violate intellectual or industrial property rights of third parties. In the event of using music, sound or texts of third parties, participants guarantee that such elements are in the public domain or, otherwise, that they have the due authorization from the legitimate owners. Participants accept, with respect to IE, any liability arising from non-compliance with these declarations and guarantees.   

IE reserves the right to demand that participants accredit their ownership of the project submitted. 

Participants authorize the public communication of their projects on IE´s website and in any means that IE deems appropriate for publicizing the competition from the onset of participation in the competition until the winning project is made known, stating the author’s name.  

9
Apr
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Shin Yi, Garrett, Justin (Associate Director at IE Law School), Greg and Sandra.

 

During the Easter holidays Garrett Civian, Shin Yi Mak, Sandra Marcovici & Greg Cooper, IE Law School students from the International LLM, had the opportunity to travel to Vienna to participate in one of the largest international law competitions in the world (Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court).  As a result of all of their hard work one student in particular, Sandra Marcovici, was awarded with an honorable mention for the Martin Domke Award for Best Oralist in the competition.

This is no small feat as they were competing against students from 280 universities and 70 countries.  So congratulations to Garrett, Shin Yi, Sandra and Greg for your performance!

8
Apr

Interview with a Club: IE Strategy Club

Written on April 8, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

Who are we?

Strategy coordinatorsStrategy is everywhere, in business and in everyday life. With the club, we hope to help the students realize the importance of strategy in business, just as mathematics is essential in physics.
Non-market strategies, for example, are particularly relevant, not only during crisis but also in a more general manner, as all the aspects related to strategy are critical to maximize business growth and impact  as a manager. 
Our first objective is to provide a platform to club members to network with other students that have similar interests and who are passionate about strategy. Our second and equally important objective is to offer the possibility to the students to meet professionals and renowned professors in these fields, by conducting events, and providing job opportunities in various fields. 

We view the club as a cornerstone between different disciplines, that is why we take collaborative actions to bring speakers to school.

Current Coordinators

Dom: I am the president but I would rather say that I am coordinating and bringing to life the ideas developed and validated by the group. I am the “ancient” by my age and because I will be graduated in two months. Besides this, I am French, did my PhD with the WHO, worked and wed in Brazil and super impatient to start a new professional life.

Raviteja: I am one of the board members of this nascent and exciting club. We discuss interesting topics on how to lay a strong foundation and build the club for the current and future generations. I am from India and have solid experience in marketing, technology consulting and co-founding a tech firm. Am deeply interested in politics, business and armed forces, which leads to my love for strategy.

Nikhil: I am a board member of the Strategy Club and am responsible for developing ideas for the activities of the club and maintaining relations with the IE administration. I am currently studying the IMBA at IE prior to which I was working at S&P Capital IQ. I studied economics during graduation and international marketing during my post graduate studies. In my free time, I like watching and playing all kinds of sports, singing, and driving.

Aditya: I am the VP of external communications for the Strategy Club and look into dealing with external sources and potential speakers that can benefit members of the club and school from a strategic point of view. I have a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State – USA and have worked as a strategy consultant for IBM Consulting in the Middle East. I have had the opportunity to live and work in over 5 countries in the last 6 years, and as such realize the importance strategy plays in both local and global businesses. An avid photographer, I hope to show case my skills on an international platform one day.

Club Activities

Our main focus for is to regularly organize conferences with top-level executives involved in the strategy decision making process of their companies. We try, whenever possible, to associate recruiters from the HR department of those companies to the events.

Our Vision

We have two main projects that we would like to develop in the near future. Firstly, a case competition; wherein we would like to involve a real company and groups of 3 students each to develop possible strategies to solve a pre-determined problem being faced by the company. Judges will be professors and, of course, the management of the company as well. A prize-money will be given to the winner team.

Secondly, we plan to organize a more ambitious project – a daylong forum on strategy to be conducted once a year to explore the trends and challenges in various industries and strategies of the companies to tackle current challenges.

Get in touch and participate!

The easiest way is to talk directly to us, then you can send an email or leave a message on IE communities, but we are also present on Facebook, on Business Because and we will be present on LinkedIn in few months, when the club will be well established with a regularity of events that we do not have right now.

In terms of support or collaboration, we started almost from scratch, thanks to Christian Baillifard and Scott Robertson the club is alive since one year, but we have a lot to do. We are looking for sponsors for the club in order to be able to organize our events with a decent networking after the conference and also to develop other activities. We also request students to help us simply by providing direct contacts with executives that we can invite for our events.

8
Apr

Lynne HoeyFollow Lynne Hoey, current student of Global MBA+ 2013 – 2014 intake with her blog for the Financial Times.

Lynne is a chartered accountant and has worked in the UK and US for global organisations and currently works in New York City as a credit officer supporting SMEs and mid-corporate businesses. Post-MBA she hopes to work in social finance.

Click HERE to read her blog at Financial Times!

2
Apr

Interview with a club: IE Social Club & IE BOTW

Written on April 2, 2013 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Social

IE Social Club CoordinatorsWho are we?

IE Social Club has a unique mission, not to stand alone, but instead to work with all other clubs at IE to recruit for events and help enhance your experience. Bar of the Week is a weekly event we host at a fun establishment in Madrid that all IE students can look forward to attending and meeting new people. Throughout your time at IE you develop very tight-knit groups with peers in your own program but this gives students exposure to like-minded students you may not otherwise meet.

Current Coordinators

Selva Dilek Oztaskin – Istanbul, Turkey- Master in Visual Media Communication
Betsy Ditrinco – Rochester, NY – Master in Visual Media Communication
Estrella Jaramillo – Córdoba, Spain – Master in Corporate Communication
Jim Rand – Vancouver, Canada – International Masters in Business Administration
Bhuvan Rustagi – Delhi, India, International Masters in Business Administration

Club Activities

As IE Social Club, our aim is to help the rest of the clubs, create an atmosphere where the students and the alumni can share their experiences and help each other. We do get-togethers weekly under the name of Bar Of The Week, so that we can meet and introduce students from different masters and also alumni who already experienced the IE student life.

Our Vision

IE Social Club Coordinators 3We are thinking about doing bigger events where we can host the maximum amount of students and alumni in special venues, doing very well prepared get-togethers. We would like to keep up to date all our contacts so in the future some students might be able to find a good match with one of them and work together in their future jobs. A company needs people from all areas, from the administration to communication, so why shouldn´t IE students count with each other while they are opening their businesses or looking for the right person in any field in the company they work for? IE Social Club´s activities are the places to meet and maintain the contact with each other. We will do our best to create the best atmosphere of friendship and hopefully this will last for long years.

Get in touch and participate!

You can contact us through IE Communities, on Facebook through the page IE Bar of the Week (BOTW) or by email for any questions regarding collaboration with the club or suggestions. We are open to any kind of suggestions about helping the other clubs, creating an event or collaborating with the get-togethers.

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