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25
Feb

Public Speaking and Drama Club Collaboration

Written on February 25, 2019 by Campus Life in Professional, Social

The year 2019 has been a year of continued collaboration here at the IE Public Speaking Club. Our last collaboration with the IE Drama Club was a testament to that. A big thank you to Anna Lotta Hattig and Alan Mekibel from the IE Drama Club and one of IEs students, Ellen Buckland, a professional actress with multiple years of experience teaching theatre tools and techniques to boardroom executives.

The workshop was something out of the ordinary, hosted in the basement of the Valezquez building, we had no chairs and a lot of space to move. And that’s exactly what was needed. Public Speaking is as much preparation of your slideshow; focus on your body and voice; and preparation as it is being brave enough to stand in front of a room full of people. In this workshop, we were taken through numerous exercises used by those who live for the stage.

All these exercises were out of the ordinary and had our members almost rolling on the floor with laughter. But behind all the fun and games was an amazing lesson – we were learning to be comfortable in front of other people in very uncomfortable ways.

This was proof that learning can be more than just fun, it can be an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and act a little silly at times. Whether it was sticking your tongue out and gawking or pretending you were a prince or a queen, it was a great opportunity to expand that comfort zone a little.

We look forward to more collaborations in the future.

15
Feb

IE Cultural Excursions club visits El Escorial

Written on February 15, 2019 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Social

On Saturday February 19th, IE Excursions club and students from the Madrid and Segovia campus went to visit the municipality of San Lorenzo de El Escorial. The small town was quite a sight as the city is characterized by its rich architecture and symbolic presence in Spanish history. The city is full of restaurants, bars and cafes with terraces for everyone to enjoy the fresh mountain air and dazzling landscapes. Although the town itself is elegant and entertaining, it is eclipsed by colossal sight of the Monastery built during the 16th century by Felipe II.

The monastery is made up of several halls, and huge chambers that serve different purposes such as a library containing previously prohibited books by the church, incredible art galleries, a Basilica that Felipe II tried to mimic from Rome, tombs of the kings, queens and other royal family members, and finally vast gardens. The monastery was so big we were only able to experience 1/3 of it in a little over two hours.

We then had around 3 hours of free time to enjoy lunch with friends and explore the town wherever we pleased.

Lastly, before sunset, we went to a place called ‘La silla del Rey’ about 10 minutes from the town which is a set of platforms in junction with the landscape that Felipe II used as an observatory to look at the construction of the Monastery and enjoy the beautiful scenery. For more trips like this, make sure to follow our Instagram page (IE Excursions Club) and keep up to date with the latest news on upcoming trips!

Sebastian Sosa Balbuena
IE Cultural Excursions Club

31
Jan

IE Out & allies, Uber visit

Written on January 31, 2019 by Campus Life in Professional, Social

On Wednesday, January 23rd the IE Out and Allies Club organized a company visit to Uber’s Headquarters in Madrid. Over 30 students participated in the event and were able to learn more about Uber’s cultural evolution over the past several years and specifically their initiatives around diversity and inclusion.

            Our first speaker was Juan Galiardo Sosa, the director of Uber Spain. Juan has been with Uber since 2014. Juan talked about his first-hand experience watching Uber’s culture evolve and the positive impact it has had on the company. Then Rodrigo Caetano Teixeira, Recruiter and EMEA Board Member of UberPRIDE, spoke to us about Uber’s specific initiatives around diversity and inclusion including UberPRIDE, Uber’s LGBT+ employee resource group. Finally, we had a Q&A with several members of the Uber team present in the office.

            The event was extremely beneficial for the participants’ understanding of Uber as a company and provided them with a good overview of potential opportunities for employment in the future. The IE Out and Allies Club is very grateful to Uber for offering us this opportunity and putting on such an informative presentation.

28
Jan

L´Orient Le Jour – IE Lebanese Club

Written on January 28, 2019 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

It is a common belief that when young people leave their home country in order to study abroad, they forget their roots and devote themselves entirely to their new life. It is not always the case and a group of Lebanese students is the living proof. These students studying at the IE Business School manage the IE Lebanon Club; a club dedicated to bringing together the school’s Lebanese students as well as to promote Lebanon and its culture. Through its many activities, the Club introduces the land of Cedars to students having sometimes never heard of the country.

The club is headed by several Lebanese students, including Hatem Rizkallah, Michael Atmeh and Ralph Sassi. They share their customs with a diverse and varied public, sometimes even playing tour guides when, for instance, more than thirty people joined them on a visit to Lebanon last summer in order to discover the beauty of the land.

The club even organized a Lebanese farewell to the academic year, which brought together more than 400 Lebanese and non-Lebanese students to celebrate the end of the year. The ultimate goal of the evening was to sponsor the club’s upcoming events, and to share some of the funds raised with a Lebanese charity as a Christmas present. This is how, once again, these Lebanese students demonstrated that although they are far from home, Lebanon is always in their hearts. In line with the theme of education, the funds were donated to the NGO “Include”. Founded in 2010 by parents and friends of children with different abilities, “Include” works for the inclusion of people with special needs in the Lebanese society, at the levels of education, employment and leisure. In 2018, the NGO welcomed its first class of students with different abilities at Université Pour Tous, a branch of Saint Joseph University – a first in Lebanon.

One thing is certain: these students remain rooted in the Lebanese culture regardless of whether they return home or end up pursuing new adventures around the world.

20
Dec

The Bright Side of the Moon

Written on December 20, 2018 by Campus Life in IE Stories, Social

On Wednesday 12th, the IE Charity Club held their first solo event: the first of a speaker series, this time on the topic of Mental Health. With the wrap up of November and the work we did with the Movember Foundation, which raises awareness for men’s mental health, as well as testicular and prostate cancer, it felt like the most natural next step would be to build on Mental Health. This was also a topic that the IE community was interested in working on and hearing about, via a Charity Club survey.

We were pleased to have a speaker and founder of iFeel, an online interactive therapy service that links patients and professionals, as well as a psychologist who is pursuing her masters degree in eating disorders. In addition, we were honored to welcome two IE students who spoke about their experience with mental disorders, OCD and depression.

The combination of the professional and personal points of view lead to some great discussions and we believe it’s a good first step to #BreakTheStigma.

Learn more about iFeel via their website https://ifeelonline.com/

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