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28
Nov

IE Spanish Outreach Club: Knowing Madrid in a different way

Written on November 28, 2013 by Campus Life in Social

Knowing MadridWho?

The event was open to all students from IE. Additionally they could bring both their partners and friends. The group however was limited to 25 people in order for the guide to be able to clearly communicate and deliver the information of the buildings and the city.

The guide was one of our team members, María Luisa de Miguel, an architect and current student of the MIM program.

What?
An explanation of the four most important art museums of the city of Madrid took place. These are: The Thyssen Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, the Prado Museum, the Caixa Forum Museum. All of them located in what is known as the triangle of art. The urbanism of the area, especially the development of the Castellana Street was also given in order for the participant to have a better understanding of the city of Madrid

The combination of these four buildings covers different approaches to architecture and diverse examples of how an expansion of a building can be done.

Why?
The intention of this event was to help students understand the city they have been living or will live for a minimum period of a year. Madrid has many interesting buildings to offer and is known for many of its architecture. Like all or our events, it is always a great way to do “networking” while getting more involved in the culture of Spain and the city of Madrid.

When?
The event took place on Saturday, the 9th of November, during the morning from 11:00 till 14:00.

19
Sep

Interview with a Club: IE Music Club

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

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Music is a great form of art and for those passionate about it, it is a way to transform oneself to another world. IE Music Club understands that all students at IE work hard throughout and need time to unwind and follow their interests. Music is a one of the best forms of stress buster and we have a mission to help students pursue their passion and meet likeminded people to explore, listen, and create music.

Current Coordinators

Nikhil Aggarwal (President) – he is studying IMBA prior to which he was a finance professional. He is a singer (oh yes, he always wanted someone to call him that), not by profession but by interest and also likes exploring new music. He is the sole club coordinator of the Music Club and performed at the IE India Club’s Diwali event in 2012. He is from India and a few of his favorite English songs are – Iris from Goo Goo Dolls and With or Without You from U2.

IMG-20130918-WA001Club Activities

The club holds weekly music practice sessions on Wednesday’s from 7pm – 9pm at studio BoxInBox (c/ Sanchez Pacheco 82). This has been possible due to full support and effort from Giedre and the Music Club would like to say a special thanks to her for getting this through. Everyone who is interested in music such as singing or playing instruments can drop in and jam with us. Apart from that the music club is open for other suggestions regarding the activities that members are interested in.

Our Vision

The main project that IE Music Club is working towards is to get likeminded people having an interest in music together and form an IE Band. Once that is formed and they have rehearsed together,  IE Music Club also plans to create an official IE slogan to be used in the years to come.

Get in touch and participate!

The club has a Facebook Page that can be liked to receive the latest updates from IE Music Club. There is a IE Music Club group as well on Facebook. Any student can become a member of the music club by going to IE communities and selecting the box in front of IE Music Club on the clubs page. The music club coordinator can also be contacted separately at his email.

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26
Jul

IE BOTW on the roof top of the Hotel Puerta de America

Written on July 26, 2013 by Campus Life in Social

OPuerta America Junene of the best spots of seeing Madrid from the top is the roof of Hotel Puerta de America. So we decided to choose the venue as one of  BOTW places for June, starting early in order to enjoy the sunset over the MADcity.

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Students from different IE programs gathered there to enjoy the wide variety of cocktails at discounted prices, and the nice music surrounded.

Some students went to the CAPEA on the same Puerta America June2day, the famous Spanish tradition.  Some went home to change, some just came the way they were dressed, directly with the buses from the CAPEA event. The 5 star hotel citizens were a bit surprised while they were taking the elevator, but we are IE students… we like surprising!It was again a great night, lots of shouts of laughter, lots of new friends in different places on earth, lots of fun and getting together.

Thanks all of you for coming and making this great night happen.

IE BOTW Team

15
Jul

Interview with a Club: IE Spanish Outreach Club

Written on July 15, 2013 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Social

Who are we?

The mission and objectives we aim are to promote and make discover our fellow colleagues the great aspects of the spanish culture, in terms of traditions, gastronomy, history, art and, in general, spanish lifestyle. Our intention is to organize as many events and visits as possible, in order to help dig deeper in the qualities of one of the most ancient cultures in the world. In effect, we try to balance the time among these activities to get a taste of everything that Spain has to offer.

Current CoordinatorsTeam photo spanish outreach club 2

Fernando Echeverría (President)

IMBA Nov’2012

Spain (Vitoria)

I am a finance professional with 6 years of experience combining postgraduate academic preparation and ‘real-world’ experience in Spain and France. After graduating in Law and Economics in the University of Navarra, I moved to Paris to study a Master in Finance in HEC Paris during a year. Later I worked for Deustche Bank in Madrid and Barclays Bank in Toulouse (France) from 2008 until 2011. Then I returned to Madrid to work in transactions consulting for Ernst & Young before entering the IMBA in November 2012. I enjoy meeting new people and I feel the IE Spanish Outreach club is the best opportunity to make the best of my culture and share it with all my fellows during this IE experience.       

María Luisa de Miguel

MIM F1 (English track)

Spanish

I came into the world to be an architect, and after I had become one I realized that I keep on wanting to be and do more things. Currently I am studying the MIM because I want to keep on expanding my knowlede and challenge myself constantly. My enterprenuer spirit has never let me take a break from life. I have started my own architect firm, and architect association and a marmalade company. On the weekeds I work as an architect guide and in my “spare time” I am an assistant professor at ETSAM university and mentor in a programm for students.

As some people say to me, I am hiperactive, but it is only when I am doing things I really like that I put the energy and time.

The IE SPANISH OUTREACH CLUB is my next challenge, and having the opportunity to share this experience with all of the IE members is a great opportunity.

 Keryn Bayliss:

Australia

IMBA 2013

Keryn has a degree in commerce and is a certified practicing accountant (CPA). Her professional experience includes a number of years working in banking and finance in London at a leading investment bank. She has managed projects in finance working with operations and sales teams covering business planning, profitability, synthesising business risks and the control environment.

Nacho de Ramón

MIM 2013. F1

Spain (Madrid)

Mi nombre es Ignacio de Ramon, nací en Madrid en 1990 y a los tres años me fui a vivir a Alicante. A los 15 años decidí que mis estudios los tenia que cursas fuera de España y me fuí a Estados Unidos. Despues de acabar mi bachiller alli a los 17 años empecé mi carrera en hostelería en Suiza. La carrera me dio la oportunidad de hacer varias internships. Viví y trabaje en Francía, Turquia y Inglaterra por 6 meses en cada lugar. Todo esto me ha formado y echo la persona que soy hoy en dia.

François Xabier Bacourt

France

MIM 2013. F2

Francois xavier es un chico frances de 21años que vivio una gran parte de su vida en España, pais del que se enamoro en poco tiempo. Graduado en el liceo frances de valencia, se fue a estudiar un bachelor en comercio internacional de 3 años en 3 ciudades y paises diferentes, Barcelona, Dublin y Toulouse consiguiendo asi un doble diploma Franco Español y una red de contactos muy amplia. Durante sus estudios realizo varias practicas: vendedor en Citroen, Assistante del Director of Sales del Westin Valencia (grupo starwood) y de Project Manager en MG valencia, empresa exportadora de muebles valenciana que le acabo contratando para seguir con otro proyecto hasta que empieze el MIM en el Instituto de empresa. Apasionado por la gente y con el manejo de 4 idiomas, se quiere dedicar a las ventas en un entorno internacional.

Patricia Riva

Spain

MIM2013. F2

Club Activities

Prado museum visit + Tapas tour. Sunday 21st April,

Capea:  “You can be bullfighter too! day”. 1st May

Flamenco night 14th April

Fiesta Latina: 12 June

Different cultural and social events that help students and their relatives to better understand and enjoy spanish culture

Our Vision

After summer holidays we are planning to attend to concerts and events organized by Madrid town hall included in the Veranos de la villa prgramme. Also, we are planning to organize a welcoming day in the first weekend of September with a typical spanish paella in a villa close to Madrid.

Get in touch and participate!

We are a very open minded team from different origins and programmes in IE and we look forward to receive your ideas and proposals. We meet regularly to prepare new events and follow up current projects, so do not hesitate to contact us through our Facebook Page and come join us!

10
Jul

IE BOTW Beer Olympics

Written on July 10, 2013 by Campus Life in Social

beer-olympics5It has now been almost 3 months since the inaugural Beer Olympics was held at O’Connors Bar (C/ Almagro, 3) on April 19th. For those of you who did not attend it or weren’t here yet, you really don’t know what you missed. It was a flash from the past… That is, if your past included a fraternity or house parties with drinking games. For the newbies it was a good chance to explore their inner freshman that was never given a fair chance. By midnight there was a beer pong tournament being played by seasoned veterans on a plywood covered pool table: regulation size.

beer-olympics4Several makeshift tables were used to train up and coming athletes, upstairs and down. The whole bar was taken over with inspirational athleticism.

Meanwhile, in the other room teams were competing in flip cup round by round. Of The Week Team was successful from the beginning till the end, upsetting the competition with a commanding lead right from the start. Team Captain Jim Rand was quoted as saying “This is my house!”. Someone is yet to prove him wrong. And that, my friends, is an official challenge for the next Beer Olympics.   

beer-olympics3The next games have not yet been officially planned, but they are sure to show up again before the die hard BOTW crew calls it a year. More games are planned. Blind Man’s Stumble anyone? Perhaps some balancing acts? Maybe even a keg stand? Anyone got any other bright ideas? Join IE Bar Of The Week Facebook Page and submit your suggestions: not only for Beer Olympics, but for other events as well. Try to be creative, eh?

Lots of love,

IE BOTW Team

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