Archive for the ‘Other Activities’ Category

19
Mar

Interview with a Club: IE Football Club

Written on March 19, 2013 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Social

Our champion team in the midst of LBS Tackle Africa tournament in London. You can see they were trying really hard! Congratulations!

Our champion team in the midst of LBS Tackle Africa tournament in London. You can see they were trying really hard! Congratulations!

Who are we?

IE Football Club is in charge of the IE Official Team which participates in different tournaments, such as Tackle Africa in London, Spring Games in Barcelona, MBA Tournament in Paris and Grass Root Soccer Cup of IE in Madrid. We also organize an internal league (La L(IE)ga) with almost 20 teams (7 players per team). The objective is to make new friends thanks to our common passion, which is Football. 

Current coordinators

The current coordinators are:  Jun Carlos Mesta, Javier Santaolalla, Nicolas Posse, Ruben Gonzalez, Diego Goldsack and Diego Pueyrredonas the president.

 Club activities

We organize both local open-to-other-schools tournaments and the internal league (La L(IE)ga). We also manage parties and events in order to raise some money for the club costs.

Lastly, we are in charge of organizing IE Grass Root Soccer Cup in Madrid where the most important European business schools bring their teams to help with Grass Root organization fight AIDS in Africa.

Our vision

We have several projects for organizing new kinds of events. Our next objective is winning LBS Tackle Africa Tournament in London.***

Get in touch and participate!

Anyone who is interested in joining the club or obtaining more information can contact us by email. Students who are interested in collaborating, can do so by attending our events and supporting the team.

*** Campus Life update: IE Football Club participated in Tackle Africa last weekend (March 16-17th) and reached their objective by becomming the champions of the tournament! Congratulations!

19
Mar

Seleccion 18Five MIF 2012 (Master in Finance) students are awarded with the first prize. The teams of students presented a  “sell side” report related to the enterprise Amadeus.

IE Bussiness School reaches the first place in the competition, Carlos III University is awarded with the second best performance and UNED with the third place. Out of 13 participant entities only six Universities and Bussiness Schools made it to the local final.

The Spanish final of the international financial competition “CFA Research Challenge” took place last Thursday 14th of March at Bolsa de Madrid. Among the participants, IE Business School, CUNEF, ICADE, UNED, Carlos III, Esade, Universidad Rey Juan Carlos, ESCP Europe, EADA, Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, CIFF, IEB, and the European Business School.

Seleccion 15IE Business Schools now goes to the European final in London that will be held on April 10th and 11th. The Global final (EMEA, America, Asia-Pacific and North America) will take place on April 12th also in London.

 CFA Institute Research Challenge promotes the best practices among the future financial professionals, providing them with an almost real working experience that is a great  asset for their CV. CFA Institute is a world leading association of investment professionals that offers and administrates the standards for the professional excellence. The aim of this organization is to create an environment  that puts the investors interests in the first place, to assure that the markets are efficient and to promote the growth of economy.

11
Mar

Photo 28-11-12 9 07 12 PMWho are we?

Our club’s mission is to raise awareness about the importance of emerging markets in today’s global business landscape. Our objective is to organize a series of activities to help our members learn about the intricacies of emerging markets and facilitate a connection with professionals from different sectors and regions. The club employs a holistic view that cuts across economic, political, social and cultural disciplines and bridges countries in all six major continents.

Current coordinators 

Elena Llagostera (Executive Master in Luxury Brands Management, Feb-2012): With more than seven years of experience in Marketing and Advertising for leading international companies in their industries (skincare, telecommunications, consumer goods and airlines) within different markets (US, France, Portugal and Spain), Elena can provide a 360-degree view of strategic marketing projects. Email: elenallagostera@gmail.com

Sara Beneroso Prats (IMBA Dec-2013): With a natural flair for cultural adaptability Sara brings to the club 6 years experience working in China across sales and marketing functions in the luxury and travel sectors. Email: sbeneroso.imba2013@student.ie.edu

Eduardo Fernández (GSMP 2012 and GEL 2013): VP at Research in Motion, Mediterranean countries. Digital emigrant, gen X geek, 15 years in wireless tech and mobile internet. Twitter: @efernandez www.edblogging.wordpress.com

 Anosh Pardiwalla (IMBA Dec-2013): Worked for a start-up trading company supplying goods and services to the Oil & Gas & Steel sector for over 3 years. Represented Brazilian, Italian, Chinese and American countries in the Indian and foreign markets. Anosh has a good idea of the linkages between developed and developing economies. Email: apardiwall.imba2013@student.ie.edu

Namrata Raina (IMBA Dec-2013): After working for 2 years as an engineer in a business analyst role with HSBC, Namrata started her own venture of Serviced Apartments and Guest Houses (now 1.5 years old) in India. She brings to the board her expertise in Sales, Marketing, and Business Development in the Hospitality Sector. Email: nraina.imba2013@student.ie.edu

Virgil Esguerra (IMBA Apr-2013): Virgil has 6 years experience as a Hong Kong-based Emerging Markets FX and Fixed Income Strategist and brings to the board a passion for international finance, political economy and adventure travel. He is also on the board of Finance Club and IEOut. Email: vfernandez.imba2013@student.ie.edu

 Club activities

• Since we are an ‘affinity club’, we have a unique opportunity to present activities that cut across many interests, professions, industries and regions – as long as they relate to the ‘emerging markets’. We’ve been quite active these last few months. Most recently, we hosted a panel discussion on “Luxury in the BRIC Markets”, held on January 28th and featured seasoned professionals from the luxury industry representing all four BRIC markets (Brazil, Russia, India and China) companies such as Carrera & Carrera, Loewe, Louis Vuitton and Pangea 21 International Consulting. The IE blog describes the event in detail.
• On January 17th, we co-sponsored with the IE Finance Club an “Emerging Markets Client Call”. It was a unique opportunity to listen to a live investor conference call featuring HSBC analysts from New York, London and Hong Kong present their multi-asset 2013 outlook for equities, fixed income and currencies in Latin America, Asia-Pacific and Eastern Europe/Middle East/Africa.
• In November, we hosted a career and job search-related panel looking at “Expat Opportunities in China, Hong Kong and Singapore”. This panel featured guest speakers from Hudson Recruiting and the China-Spain Chamber of Commerce as well as IMBA students who have lived in Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Photo 29-1-13 8 02 33 PMOur vision 

We are now looking at two upcoming events to be held this spring. The first one will focus on Sub-Saharan African growth, and for this one we will be counting with a very special guest: a faculty member. The second event will bring a series of professionals that will unlock for us the secrets of consumer behavior in South America.

The best activities develop organically from the interests of our members, so we are always looking for ideas to help us guide and inspire our event program, so please don’t hesitate to talk any of our board members if you have any suggestions for future activities.

Get in touch and participate!

You can contact us either via IE Communities or Facebook.

We highly encourage our members to share information with us relating to emerging markets.

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!

25
Feb

Japan New Year Party

Written on February 25, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic, Other Activities

DibujoOn January 25th, IE Japan Club held “Japan New Year Party” at International Continental Hotel.

New Year’s Celebration is the most important gathering in Japan and we enjoy traditional food and activities.

In our party, we provided Japanese food like Sushi and Tempura, open bar including Japanese Sake and following contemporary cultural performance and activities.

– Tea ceremony
– Japanese Calligraphy
– Origami (Paper Holding)
– So-ran bushi (Japanese Dance)
– Japanese quiz
 
Dibujo2Approximately 180 IE students attended this event and enjoyed Japanese culture.
 
A special thanks goes to all of the hardworking IE Japan Club members especially to Yui Hamasaki who took the initiative in organizing this event.

As a next big event, IE Japan Club will organize “Japan Trek” during Mar. 24-31. If you are interested in further information about activities of our club, join our Facebook group, IE Japan Club Madrid Chapter !

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