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Written on July 18, 2019 by Campus Life in IE Stories

We are happy to announce the new elected secretariat of SLT, which will be focusing on Connecting IE under one umbrella, a fluent channel for communication and most importantly the Voice of the IE Students.



Karnika Bansal has 6+ yrs of professional experience in education policy advocacy, project management & ed-tech startup. She also started and runs an NGO that focuses on holistic development of underprivileged children in India. She is the class representative of J5, and will now be serving as the President of SLT. Karnika is passionate about education and finding solutions for the bottom of the pyramid. She is an avid dancer and enjoys meeting people.







Miguel Van Den Oever was born is of Venezuelan + Dutch origin, he studied and worked in Toronto, Canada, launched a restaurant in Miami and worked in Sydney Australia in the media and advertising industry. Miguel has 7 years of work experience in sales, marketing, management and launching new businesses. He speaks 3 languages and is working on a fourth. Miguel is an avid sailor, diver, boxer and photographer. Miguel is our SLT VP and a IMBA + Dual Degree representative.








Gauri Gupta, popularly known as GG, is of Indian origin but she grew up in sunny Dubai! With over five years of Big 4 consulting experience, she is part of SLT as the January IMBA Rep & the Treasurer. She loves beach, wine and pasta, and speaks more than 3 languages fluently.







Ishana Rajguru, or Isha as everyone calls her, is from India and has spent her entire life in the Middle East. She was a captain in school and led an active and successful national-level general awareness club in university. A class delegate in the first term, she is also a career ambassador and is part of the SLT as the MIM Rep. Ishana speaks 3 languages and loves to explore places through her palate and is a volunteer at animal rescue centers in all the 3 peninsulas. She has lived in India, Qatar and Spain! Ishana is always happy to help and is up for a chat about anything under the sun.






Ana Vega was born in El Salvador, and studied and worked in the US, kicking off her career in International Relations in NGO’s and think tanks in Washington DC. She decided early on to shift her career to the world of creativity, marketing and strategy. She moved to Madrid to do a Master’s in Marketing & Communications and entered the crazy and exciting world of advertising agencies. She is now the Marketing Manager of IE School of Human Sciences & Technology and is currently doing the Executive MBA. She enjoys travelling and anything to do with creative production and storytelling.






Ana Isabel Carmona Gutierrez is of Spanish origin, she studied at Indiana University in Bloomington, Indiana, US. She has two undergraduate degrees: Environmental Science, and International Relations. Ana has 4 years of work experience as a Research Assistant for Indiana University, her research ranged from water quality standards to Middle Eastern diplomatic policy. Ana speaks Spanish, English, and Portuguese and will start learning French in the fall. She enjoys the beach, being with family, and traveling during her free time. Ana is the SLT MIM + Dual degree representative.




Campus Life also congratulates the graduating members of the Student Leadership Team 2018-19 for their great work and contributions, and wishes them all the luck for their future endeavors.


“Who in the world am I?

Ah, that’s the great puzzle.”

Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

This exhibition is understood as a Collaborative Project which multiple agendas are articulated to visualize the work produced during Spring Semester by the programme Bachelor of Design at IE. Classes involved are Collaborative Design Studio; Design Studio II, Visualization & Representation Techniques; Materials and Applications; and Design History.

Collaborative Design Studio is in charge of choreographing these multiple voices and designs, and so trigger a spatial proposal where coordination, connection and exchange are desirable. The final sequence of immersive spaces is defined as a couple of articulated rooms: White Cave & Dark Room.

While one proposes a bright and mysterious topological space to be unveiled through random drifts; the other composes an abstract recreation of a post-millennial apartment that can be experienced in an ordered sequence of rooms (dressing room, living room, playroom). Both stages create a physical, functional and emotional experience that engages with today’s challenges faced by Creative Strategists: emerging working dynamics and new formats of creative production, complexity of material world, and design techniques through behavior, criticism and exploration.

Let’s get fascinated by the multiple realities that can be assembled out of these (dis)connected fragments!  



On April 25, the official opening of the art exhibition “D-Needs – B-Needs” took place at the Casa de la Moneda. Realized by the IE Alumni Ana Gadé Silva (Portugal, 1983), who is a scientist with experience in Economics, Pharmaceuticals and Social Entrepreneurship. She wanted to show us her conception. Ana applies science to the domain of art and, once she has fulfilled her basic needs (Maslow’s “D-Needs”), she is determined to reach the metaneeds (“B-Needs”) and to approach more closely self-actualization.

However, her grandiloquent presentation on what She meant to get to work, seek inspiration and creativity did not have a single answer. The event was also attended by the humanities professor Carmen Van Bruggen, who taught that art is not unique and closed, but has infinite interpretations and ways of valuing it. Following her, the student Gabrielle Isa was explaining why art was so important to her, how different cultures reflected when making music and how to communicate that passion that she has had since childhood. Bearing in mind what the BBA degree brings to her career as a singer.

Concluding the event, the professor and director of the Arts Club, Alberto Fernandez Hurtado, shared his experience and the meaning of art as a way of living with the help of the student Laura Ortega Pastor. Then, and from the business perpective, Professor Fernando Dameto explained to us what is behind the purchase and sale of art and its involvement in life. At the end of the event, the speakers, staff and attendees could enjoy a small cocktail while sharing their experiences and visions of meta-art.


IEU Social Impact Lab

Written on May 3, 2019 by Campus Life in IE Stories

The Social Impact Lab is part of the IEU LABs Programme and works a a social development consultancy. This year, the Lab students are helping the NGOs: Bassari and Balia to reach their goals and empower their social awareness by implementing different programs and strategies, one of them being the Social Fair, which took place last April 10. Among other activities, they organised a raffle where a number of popular brands collaborated by donating their products. Thanks to all the students and members of staff who participated, the team managed to raise over 1000 €. 


IE Rotaract Club- Animal Shelter visit

Written on March 29, 2019 by Campus Life in IE Stories

In September 2018 the Rotaract Club of Segovia organized a trip to the local animal shelter, Animalejos. Before the visit, the club held fundraisers such as bake sales as well as a Godparent initiative to raise funds for the shelter to be able to gather food, blankets and toys. The Godfather initiative consisted of students donating money to a specific dog for which they then received a certificate, a plaque with the dog’s name and a small photograph. Not only were student able to “adopt” dogs, but also some horses, sheep, cats and even a pig.  

 The Rotaract Club and some 40 volunteers went to Animalejos in September and March to go and help out. The team managed to build two new kennel spaces, wash and walk the dogs, feed and play with the dogs as well as planting some trees in memory of the deceased dogs. The visits were very successful and both the shelter and the volunteers are eager to repeat these trips. With the joint effort of the Rotaract Club and the volunteers, we have managed to make a real difference for Animalejos and the animals. We have been able to establish a good relationship with Animalejos and hope to make regular trips and continue supporting this great cause.  

The Rotaract Club is grateful for any donations if in the form of money, food, toys or other products that want to be made to Animalejos. 


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