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26
Jul

My IE Experience by Avinash Chandra – IMBA Graduate

Written on July 26, 2017 by Campus Life in Social

Although through my official IE IMBA facebook account as an IE ambassador () ,I have generated more than 15k digital impressions and interacted with hundreds of IE IMBA page followers, I would like to share some key experiences that I will cherish for my life!

January 26th, 2016, I didn’t have much thought on how my Jan26th 2017 would look like, where I would be, what I would be experiencing, when I was still waiting for my IE interview result! Today, with more than 500 days since then, when I look back, it looks really like a wonderful roller coaster ride as rightly mentioned by our dean in our inaugural ceremony last year! It’s just fabulous experience!

If there is one thing that I have to mention unique about IE IMBA, that would be its very flexible and diverse program curriculum. As many will agree that IE IMBA provides many dimensions- case challenges, startup lab, entrepreneurship, IE-Clubs, venture day, impact labs just to name a few.

I personally would like to thank IE for giving me an opportunity to work for Siemens Digital Twin event, that was never possible without IE. My 3 months experience with Siemens Munich technologists, working and innovating new business proposal for “Digital Twins” for their turbine division using IoT was the most beautiful time frame in my IE experience. This was not only academically satisfactory, but also rewarding as Siemens Berlin team rolled out internal opportunities along with a cash 1000/- reward with a trademark Bluetooth speaker 🙂 .

Not only this, but meeting with Microsoft head at Madrid Microsoft campus as reward of Windows 10 IoT innovation challenge was also a life changing experience. I would like to thank Mr. Thiago for his valuable insights and guidance in 1X1 meeting in his Madrid office!

Apart from that, IE experience definitely helped me in refining my educational venture NovoZeal, and cementing the foundation. Thanks to all entrepreneurial thought process!

In my opinion, this MBA is not just an academic experience, but a life changing moment, and I am eager to lead a change!

Go get it, Rock it! Be an IEan! 🙂

I wish all future MBA intakes all the very best!

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

24
Jun

IE Global Villlage 2013

Written on June 24, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities, Professional

9091329359_eb9dcd8f69On June 13th 2013, IE Business School and IE´s Net Impact Chapter along with 25 different Country Clubs had the pleasure to celebrate the diversity of the school with the 8th edition of Global Village.

Global Village is a fair organized by IE students in cooperation with the school´s administrative team whose aim is to showcase the diversity that thrive on campus everyday by having food, performances and arts and crafts in the same place for all the attendees to enjoy.

9093543712_af31a8d188This year´s event had 550 visitors that included students, IE collaborators and the respective partners and children of both of these groups. The event opening was done by Mr. Martin Boehm, the Dean of Programs of IE Business School, and during the length of the event the attendees were able to see performances from the different Country Clubs that included presentations by Colombia, Azerbaijan, Brazil, Mexico, Peru, Lebanon, Japan and India.

We want to thank all sponsoring Embassies, organizations and companies that supported the efforts of the students to showcase their national pride. A special mention should be made to Korea Club, that with the sponsorship of LG Electronics, donated a 47″ LED TV, a Nexus G Series Smartphone and a 8GB USB memory stick to be raffled among the attendants. 

Thank you to all attendants to the event! Click HERE to see the official photo album of the event and relive the best moments again!

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IE Net Impact Club 

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.  

26
Feb

Yvonne Krywyj about IE experience

Written on February 26, 2013 by Campus Life in Other Activities

Yvonne KrywyjYvonne Krywyj, IE IMBA alumna, speaks about the IE experience in an excerpt from her article “Why Bother Doing An MBA That’s Not Ranked In The Top Five!” in BusinessBecause:

“I chose to attend IE Business School for two reasons. Here, I find myriad opportunities for students interested in social business and sustainability, the areas I wanted to pursue as a career. In addition, as I’d never lived outside the US, I needed international experience. The school’s location in Madrid and diverse student body would give me the chance to live in a foreign country, learn another language, and work with multinational teams.
 
During my year at Madrid, I did all those things and more, availing myself of every possible opportunity to get involved in social business. As a member of the Board of Net Impact, I organized Impact Weekend, a social business plan competition. This event offered me the opportunity to learn what impact investors look for in a social business.
 
During the summer, I participated in the Emzingo NexGen Program, a social business and personal development fellowship that placed MBA students on consulting projects with social enterprises and NGOs in South Africa.
 
My consulting project entailed developing a strategic plan for a new product rollout for Zazida Institute of Entrepreneurship, an educational institution for aspiring entrepreneurs in Africa, as well as undergoing leadership training and advising on a social business case. This experience afforded me my first opportunity to both work in social business and work in a developing country and to learn about the educational and entrepreneurship ecosystems in South Africa.
 
Because of this, I was invited to join the founding team of Next Generation Lab, a start-up that reached the finals of the school’s Venture Lab start-up incubator competition. Next Generation Lab is an accelerator for family businesses and SMEs in emerging markets that is now launching operations in Johannesburg. Its mission is to transform family businesses and SMEs into engines for economic development and job creation.
 
Taken as a whole, my MBA was valuable not for the coursework alone, but for the opportunities it afforded me to plunge headlong into the worlds of social business and entrepreneurship in emerging economies. It is these opportunities, rather than the courses or the degree, that enabled me to change location, sector, and function, and land my first post-MBA job in my chosen field, a consulting project at Yunus Social Business.”

Don´t forget to read the full article in BusinessBecause!

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