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International Down Syndrome Day

Written on July 27, 2017 by Campus Life in Social

The IE Charity Club celebrated International Down Syndrome Day on the 21st of March by hosting a bake sale on campus to raise funds for the Fundación Reina de Quito, a non-profit organization that has a center in which 150 poor children with Down Syndrome receive daily therapy and additional aid for their families. We were successful and we were able to raise approximately €300 which were punctually used to purchase educational material for the children on March 30 of this same year. We received great support from Do Eat as they donated various croissants, breads and goodies that we sold at our bake sale. To raise awareness and respect for this special day we collected pictures of our community members holding a sign which read “Mi Dia Va Por Ti”, translated to “My Day goes for you” to support the foundation’s social media awareness campaign which occurs every 21st of March. We want to thank the entire community for their support in this event, like in all of the events that the IE Charity Club held during the year!


Jorge Rausch visits IE Business School’s Area 31

Written on July 27, 2017 by Campus Life in Professional, Social

Having a top chef on a business school campus does not sound like the kind pf activity business students would regularly opt for. But when that top chef is a kitchen rockstar from South America, published author, media figure and innovator, the tables turn. Jorge Rausch is a Colombian chef who, after studying humanities, decided to follow his passion and become a cook. With an initial capital given to him by his grandmother and with the help of his brother (and eventual business partner) he launched Criterión, his first venture in Bogotá. The Rausch brother currently own and operate Bistronomy by Rausch, Rausch Energía Gastronómica, Marea by Rausch, El Gobernador by Rausch, Kitchen by Rausch e Ivory Bistro by Rausch. Criterión has been declared the best restaurants in Colombia in 2013, 2014 and 2015 according to Latin America’s “50 Best Restaurants”. He was also a judge in MasterChef Colombia. Jorge has been applauded by his initiative to catch and cook Lion Fish, who are a threat to other species in the ocean because they are merciless predators.
Ernesto Méndez Chiari
IE Gastronomy Club


Global Village – The world in one single place

Written on July 27, 2017 by Campus Life in Geographic, Social

With more than 90 nationalities together, IE Business School is a melting pot of cultures. That’s why, every year, the Net Impact Club organizes an event to celebrate this rich cultural diversity with joy and fun, the Global Village. A magical event where the geographic clubs present a little about their culture, with music, dance, food and drinks.

In 2016, when I was president of Brazil Club, the event took place on a sunny Thursday of June and brought together 500 people to celebrate diversity. Of course, Brazil Club had a booth there! We managed to make it an amazing day, with a presentation of capoeira, pão-de-queijo, brigadeiro, guaraná, and açaí.

It was an incredible event, not only because we could show our culture, but also because we could see and live a little of the culture of different countries. I enjoyed every second as much as possible and tried things that I had never seen before. And I loved it!

See in this link some photos of that magical day taken by Alessandra Aroeira, our photographer in Brazil Club.

Guilherme Ubiali


Brazil Club – By Guilherme Ubiali

Written on July 27, 2017 by Campus Life in Geographic, Professional, Social

Last year, 2016, was very special to me, because I did my international MBA, a dream that I have since college. One of the things that I most liked about the MBA was the opportunity to participate in the clubs; I was a member of several clubs such as FMCG, Public Speaking, E-commerce, and HealthCare, but it was at the Brazil Club that I participated more.

I am passionate about my country, so as soon as I arrived in IE I talked with the coordinators of Brazil Club to help them. I started as a member, then gained more responsibilities and ended up being one of the main organizers of the first Brazilian Party of the year (Spring 2016). The coordinators, seen my dedication to the club, talked with me about the possibility of being a coordinator too, and maybe president of the club. I embraced the idea and started looking for friends who wanted to go on this journey with me, I knew that alone it would be impossible to do everything, so I set up a very strong team of coordinators that supported me when I was elected president of the club in May 2016.

Being President of the club was not only an honor for representing my country but also an incredible opportunity to learn. I could practice leadership and teamwork, organize events, do networking and promote our country. During the period that I was president, we did the welcome event for new Brazilian students, and the second Brazilian Party of the year (Fall 2016), this time with “samba” dancers. We also did a traditional Brazilian barbecue and several social events for the members.

In partnership with Area 31, we supported the launch of the book of the Brazilian professor Newton Campos, we participated in the magical Global Village and we organized the master event of the year, a lecture of one of the most famous Brazilian’s journalists, Eliane Cantanhêde, to talk about the political situation in Brazil.

And now I finish my period as coordinator with joy and gratefulness for the support I received from all the members, especially the partners I had as coordinators with me; Daniel, Gabriela, Carol, Bruno, and Alexandre.

Guilherme Ubiali


My IE Experience by Avinash Chandra – IMBA Graduate

Written on July 26, 2017 by Campus Life in Social

Although through my official IE IMBA facebook account as an IE ambassador () ,I have generated more than 15k digital impressions and interacted with hundreds of IE IMBA page followers, I would like to share some key experiences that I will cherish for my life!

January 26th, 2016, I didn’t have much thought on how my Jan26th 2017 would look like, where I would be, what I would be experiencing, when I was still waiting for my IE interview result! Today, with more than 500 days since then, when I look back, it looks really like a wonderful roller coaster ride as rightly mentioned by our dean in our inaugural ceremony last year! It’s just fabulous experience!

If there is one thing that I have to mention unique about IE IMBA, that would be its very flexible and diverse program curriculum. As many will agree that IE IMBA provides many dimensions- case challenges, startup lab, entrepreneurship, IE-Clubs, venture day, impact labs just to name a few.

I personally would like to thank IE for giving me an opportunity to work for Siemens Digital Twin event, that was never possible without IE. My 3 months experience with Siemens Munich technologists, working and innovating new business proposal for “Digital Twins” for their turbine division using IoT was the most beautiful time frame in my IE experience. This was not only academically satisfactory, but also rewarding as Siemens Berlin team rolled out internal opportunities along with a cash 1000/- reward with a trademark Bluetooth speaker 🙂 .

Not only this, but meeting with Microsoft head at Madrid Microsoft campus as reward of Windows 10 IoT innovation challenge was also a life changing experience. I would like to thank Mr. Thiago for his valuable insights and guidance in 1X1 meeting in his Madrid office!

Apart from that, IE experience definitely helped me in refining my educational venture NovoZeal, and cementing the foundation. Thanks to all entrepreneurial thought process!

In my opinion, this MBA is not just an academic experience, but a life changing moment, and I am eager to lead a change!

Go get it, Rock it! Be an IEan! 🙂

I wish all future MBA intakes all the very best!

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