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22
Oct

IE SRF Alumni Award – “Social Means Business”

Written on October 22, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

srfThis year, the IE Social Responsibility Forum would like to recognize an outstanding IE alumni for their exceptional achievements in incorporating sustainable practices and social conscientiousness into their everyday personal and professional life.  Furthermore, their continued dedication to inspiring others around them stands out among their peers and provides a model for future alumnus.

If you would like to nominate either yourself or another IE Alumni who embodies this “Social Means Business” philosophy, please submit a small description of the individual, the year they graduated from IE, and why they deserve the award to srforum@ie.edu.

Submissions will be received until Friday, November 8th. The award will be presented either in person at the IE SRF event on November 23, 2013 if the individual attends this years conference or via other means if he or she is not in the Madrid area.

We look forward to hearing all of the wonderful ways that IE Alumni are making an impact and changing the environments in which they work.  For more information about the 8th Social Responsibility Forum “Social Means Business” please visit our website: http://srforum.ie.edu

4
Oct

IE Consulting Club: McKinsey On Campus

Written on October 4, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

McKinsey12/09/2013. On Thursday September 12, the IE Consulting Club kicked off its series Consulting: An Insider View with McKinsey & Co. José Ramón Finch, Engagement Manager with the Strategy and Corporate Finance practice and Recruiting Coordinator, Mariña Lopez, both from the Madrid office, came to IE to speak to students about a career with McKinsey. José began the session with a review of the interview process one can expect at McKinsey, particularly the infamous case interview.

In order to succeed at McKinsey it is important to have mastered the case interview, as it is intuitive to the situations one will experience as a consultant with the firm. The ability to clarify, structure, analyze and reach a logical conclusion when faced with an ambiguous company problem is the key to success as a management consultant.

José walked the 55 attendees through a sample case interview question and encouraged students to utilize a framework and talk through their thought processes. To be successful in a McKinsey interview, José offered the crowd three simple tips:

 1.   Explain your thought process- the interview needs to see how you think!
 2.   Refine your hypothesis with intuition and feedback from the interviewer.
 3.    Push for a conclusion- that’s the point of hiring a consultant in the first place!

José and Mariña then spoke about the qualities they seek when recruiting for McKinsey. They stressed the importance of a McKinsey candidate to have strong problem solving skills; practical, common sense; and strong communication skills.

Interested in applying? Applications from the November 2012 Intake graduates should be submitted as soon as possible as the Fall recruit season starts in October.  Stay tuned  and visit our Facebook page   for more to come from the IE Consulting Club!

24
Sep

9409208920_bcd8809fcf18/09/2013. After a rigorous selection process, IE Women in Business Club is proud to announce that 16 candidates, both female and male from the 2013 and 2014 intakes have been chosen to participate in the exclusive WIB Mentoring Program.

The Program is supported by the IE Center for Diversity and offers each candidate a mentor from the senior executive Madrid and International business community to enhance candidates’ professional development. Gabriel Salomon, IMBA 2013 candidate said “It’s a great honour to be selected for the mentoring program and to represent the male membership of the Women In Business club- I look forward to learning lots from my mentor”. Mentors include international executives from IBM, Renault, and other leading firms and organizations including IE alumni and other members of the IE community willing to give their time and experience to support women enhancement.  The next step is for mentors and mentees to meet each other at a private event to be held on the 9th of October from 6pm to 9pm at IE.

Whilst the WIB mentoring program is now closed for applications, we strongly encourage anyone interested to contact us at wib@student.ie.edu or our Facebook page. You can find out about how to join WIB and apply for the next mentoring program beginning in early 2014.

5
Sep

Madrid, July 24th 2013. The Women in Business (WIB) Club and IE Centre for Diversity celebrated the opening of the WIB Mentoring Program on 24 July 2013. The event introduced a prestigious opportunity open to all IE students especially women, to be mentored by a business leader in Madrid.

9406450095_fb281d829e_oThe event was opened by the Australian Ambassador to Spain, Jane Hardy, who presented the key note speech on mentoring, its benefits and her mentoring experiences. IBM´s Executive Director of Marketing, Communications and Corporate Social Responsibility for Spain, Portugal, Greece and Israel, Ana García-Oliveros, and Board Member of technological, financial and industrial companies, Indalecio Gil, gave a panel discussion on different types of mentoring and how to maximise value from a mentoring relationship. Director of the IE Centre for Diversity in Global Management Celia de Anca moderated the discussion. WIB President, Karla Guerrero, then presented the WIB Mentoring Program to attendees. The event was attended by several mentors, former mentees of the program and over 40 students interested in the WIB Mentoring Program from a broad cross section of IE´s Masters programs. Participants socialised following the presentations and met the mentors at a cocktail event hosted by the IE Centre for Diversity.

9409203902_5d728abb2d_oApplications for the WIB Mentoring Program has now closed. We are now assessing the best mentees who will represent not just themselves, but WIB and IE. Successful applicants will be required to meet with their mentor at least once a month, keep a journal to track their mentoring progress and attend WIB/ IE Centre for Diversity events every few months to monitor the program´s progress and allow mentees to network with each other. Successful applicants are expected to meet these commitments and maintain the mentoring relationship for the duration of their masters program. If you are interested in the WIB club or being mentored by a leader in the Madrid business community at a future date, then please contact us at the FB Event Page, WIB Page or Centre for Diversity Page (see below).

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WIB, in conjunction with the IE Centre for Diversity, is proud to offer this prestigious mentoring program to IE students. WIB is an IE student club dedicated to supporting the advancement of women in business and women’s´ professional development in the interest of gender equality. The club encourages membership from both men and women to advance women´s development in the workplace through mentoring, networking and sharing experience. If you are interested in becoming a WIB member and participating in more of WIB´s great events, please contact us by email or follow us in social media.

9406411543_fa5be66229_oContact us:

womeninbusiness@ie.edu

Follow us:

FB: IE Women in Business

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.

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