Archive for the ‘Social’ Category


Sexual Health Seminar

Written on December 5, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional, Social

In recognition of World AIDS Day, the IE Out & Allies Club organized a sexual health seminar to promote awareness of HIV and AIDS. It was our honor to host Dr. Daniel Cortez of Fundación Triángulo to talk to the IE community for the second straight year.

Dr. Cortez discussed HIV prevention methods, research on medications including PrEP (Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis), and the current related political situation in Spain. PrEP is now accessible to many LGBT+ communities around the world and it is covered by the public health systems of certain EU countries. It is however not yet officially available in Spain.

This year the seminar was streamed online for those who could not participate in person. The seminar was a great opportunity for students to update their knowledge on this topic and we are very grateful to Dr. Cortez for coming to speak with us.



Written on July 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

On April 26, IE’s Net Impact Club, together with Campus Life, hosted an incredibly successful “Global Village” event, which many students commented was one of the highlights of their year at IE. The event brought together over 500 students across IE programs with booths representing over 35 countries. We spent one of the first sunny spring days in April celebrating IE’s incredible diversity with food, drink, music, dancing, and art. The various clubs took to the stage with sumo wrestlers from Japan, dances from Colombia, mariachi music from Mexico, dances from numerous cultures by the Dance Club, samba from Brazil, a belly dancer from Lebanon, and so much more. Net Impact hosted a booth to share more about the club’s objectives, educate students about business with a positive social and environmental impact, and to share efforts Net Impact made to reduce the environmental impact of the event, such as donating 540€ to World Wildlife Fund’s ecosystem conservation efforts to offset the event’s impact, raised from ticket sales and a raffle.

Net Impact is grateful for the enthusiastic participation from the various country clubs and representatives, support from Campus Life, and support from our wonderful sponsors (particularly Delta, Atletico Madrid, and Mahou).

We are so proud of our school’s diversity and we loved celebrating it with everyone. We can’t wait till next year!


The arepa is the main Venezuelan dish, and we all love it. There is an old Venezuelan saying: “if there is food for one, then there is food for ten”. When we Venezuelans think about this saying, we imagine several arepas being made out of the same pastry. Which, by the way, is a very common practice in all Venezuelan households whenever family and friends come to visit. The thing is that the saying does not refer to the sharing of food in hard times, but the sharing just for the sake of it. Why? Just because that is how we are: friendly, lighthearted, and caring. Why are we talking about this you might ask? Well, because that is the side of Venezuela we wanted to show the IE community, and we achieved it thanks to the arepas.

But before we continue, first some clarifications: an arepa is a bread made of corn flour, which is molded as a fat pancake and then grilled. We can eat it at any time of the day, every day of the week, throughout all of the year. After it is ready, the arepa is filled with whatever the person wants, but the most loved fillers are: butter + cheese (all types) and/or beef and/or chicken and/or avocado and/or beans, etc. The more filled the arepa is, the better.

When we started our terms as IE Venezuelan Club Officers, we asked ourselves: How can we show a different side of our country than what our peers see in the every-day news? We were fed-up with being constantly asked the same questions about our country: “how are things in Venezuela? Is everything really as bad as seen in the news? How is your family doing?” Do not get us wrong, as responsible adults we were very concerned about the situation in Venezuela, and many of us dedicated a lot of our time to trying to make things better over there. Venezuela is much more than a crisis, it is simply a country going through a rough time, as most other nations have. There where so many things we wanted to share about our culture, our ways, and our country, but we did not know how.

What we decided was to show our classmates and the whole IE community the same Venezuela we had grown-up in, and loved. In order to do that, single events like parties were not going to be enough, we would also need to integrate the Venezuelan community into the activities, and keep a constant presence within the IE ecosystem. We wanted everyone to experience the core Venezuelan values which we held closest to our hearts: friendship, solidarity, and lightheartedness. Having this in mind, we decided to build a work schedule for the whole year with two big milestones: a Venezuelan stand in the IE Global Village 2018, and an innovation conference in Area 31. In order to make this work, we needed notoriety and resources, both of which we lacked. But a solution quickly came to our minds: we were going to gain both by selling the most beloved dish within the Venezuelan diet: the arepa. And so, the Arepa Sessions were born.

Looking through our contacts within the Venezuelan community in Madrid, we came upon the owners of “La Cuchara”, explained to them our plan, and quickly had them onboard. The plan was simple: organize Venezuelan dinners every two months or less for groups of 30 to 40 people, and show them the best dishes from the Venezuelan cuisine.

Five Arepa Sessions where done throughout this school year. 178 different IE students attended the events and shared a variety of different Venezuelan dishes, like tequeños and patacones (which we will not explain because this note is already too long, but which we encourage you Google, and try). For us, this was a resounding success. Also, the Venezuelan Club’s stand at the IE Global Village and its conference one month ago at Area 31 were complete successes. We were able to integrate a lot of people from the Venezuelan and IE communities into our events, without whom our goals would not have been achieved.

We really hope to have started a tradition with the Arepa Sessions, the Global Village Stand, and the end of the year conference, and that the following officers will follow it. All of this was done thanks to the arepa and to that very old Venezuelan saying, which reminded us that we do not need an excuse to share the best of us with our friends and family.

The best to all of you!

IE Venezuela Club


Charity Club #IECares

Written on July 20, 2018 by Campus Life in Social

What a year! Together we have raised funds and awareness for different causes impacting people from all walks of life, all around the world!

Thank you, IE!

Because of you – we have raised awareness and funds for men’s health through the Movember Foundation, we have donated blood to those in need through the Red Cross, and we provided school supplies to children in Puerto Rico!

Because of you – we have raised funds to keep the Charity Club going, we supported projects that focus on womens’ development in India, and we have raised over £4000 to help build homes in Peru!

To end the year, together we have organized the biggest clothing drive yet, giving back to the city we now all call home!

Thank you for this wonderful year, everyone! Together we have touched the lives of people from all walks of life, all around the world… A true reflection of IE and what it stands for.

#ThisIsIE #IEcares #IECharityClub


IE Fashion Day

Written on July 18, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional, Social

In the upcoming months, IE Fashion Club will gather the most prominent leaders on the Spanish fashion industry. Our goal is not only to learn the core insights on the Fashion Industry, but also to participate in the internal debate itself. No matter how much expertise you have already, there is always something new to learn. Dare to know!

How will this industry be shaped by the current trends? How to confront digitalization during the undergoing revolution? What are the key points to bear in mind when launching a new Fashion project? All this and more will be analyzed within IE’s walls by the main voices in the sector.
Do not miss this opportunity and come to us with any questions or suggestions you may have.

Enjoy the summer and come to IE Fashion Day!

IE Fashion Club

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