IE Spain Club Recap

Written on December 17, 2018 by Campus Life in Social

IE Spain Club was founded in April 2018 by two IMBA students, Javi Concejo and Carola Gironés. The club has participated in many school activities throughout the year. The first one was the Global Village, where we set up a stand with typical and delicious Spanish food from Extremadura. The government of Extremadura kindly sponsored the event and made all the food available to IE Students. In the Global Village, two IMBA students performed a traditional Spanish fencing exhibition as part of the show of the Global Village.

In September, the club organized a welcome dinner for the IMBA students of September Intake. That was a great opportunity for the IMBA students from January to meet the new students from September and give them advice on the year ahead. The Spanish network in IE strengthens in every event like this.

In October the club organized a Capea, the highlight of the year. This event was open to all IE School and students from MIM, IMBA, Masters, and Bachelors attended the event. We took a bus from the school that brought us to the countryside of Madrid, where we had the chance to run with Calves, play games, eat lunch and enjoy an open bar all day.

Later in October the club organized the Halloween Party in Moondance Club. Students from all programs attended and we had the best time with our costumes. The club prepared a surprise show with 2 IMBA students singing on stage, and a Photo Booth with 2Photographers.

The IE Spain Club started its first year with a variety of activities and is looking forward to coming even stronger next year with more activities for all students at IE


IE Running Club 2018 Recap

Written on December 17, 2018 by Campus Life in Sports

The IE Running Club, being a social group, attracts running enthusiasts of all different ability levels for the weekly runs. However, some serious runners amongst us also love preparing for and taking part in marathon events that happen in the city and country! Here are some notable accomplishments and pictures of some of the folks from our IE community.

Madrid Corre Por Madrid 10k (September 23, 2018)
Katie Williams (IMBA September 2018 Intake) placed 2nd in the Women’s category with a time of 37:14.

EcoTrail Madrid 2018 (November 10, 2018)
For the 21K, Katie Williams (IMBA September 2018 Intake) came first in the Women’s category and fourth overall with a time of 1:41:19.

Valencia Marathon 2018 (December 2, 2018)
Ricardo Martinez, Rodrigo Alonso and Murray Fraser (IMBA January 2018 Intake) completed the full marathon (42K).

Do join the IE Running Club on Campus Life, and follow us on Instagram (@ierunners) for updates on schedule for weekly runs, upcoming marathons and running events.
IE Running Club Co-ordinators


SpaceX with IE Technology and Innovation Club

Written on December 17, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

Winter holidays are just around the corner, and some time has passed since Summer… But what an exciting time for the IE Technology and Innovation Club !

Strong of its new team, our club has started this academic year with a new event serie dedicated to space exploration, with the collaboration of IE Corporate Relations and several other IE Clubs: IE Women in Business, IE Air and Space, IE Energy and IE Artificial Intelligence. We had the honor to welcome two high-profile guests to share their vision, their experience and their projects.

In Septembre, Gwynne Shotwell, President and COO of Space X, explained to a large audience how success usually implies failure(s), and the organizational challenges arising when a company increases its workforce to reach 7,000 employees.

In Novembre, James Murray, co-founder of OffWorld, presented his company’s mission: expand human civilization beyond Earth. With his team, he is developing a generation of industrial robots which will be first deployed in the mining sector to reduce heavy-load tasks usually operated by humans. He projects to send these AI-enabled machines to the Moon, asteroids and Mars and allow humanity to benefit from their invaluable resources.

Listening to our guests has been highly inspiring, on both technical and human aspects. If the ambitious projects of these two companies can sound colossal, we have been impressed by the humility and the accessibility of their leaders!

IE Technology and Innovation Club is now getting ready for 2019, with many events in the pipeline! Don’t miss out and follow us on your favorite social networks @ietechinnovclub!

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Written on December 17, 2018 by Campus Life in Social, Sports

During the week leading up to World Down syndrome day (March 21st), the IE Rugby team will be having several bake sales and other fundraising actions to raise money for the Talita Foundation that works here in Madrid to integrate children with learning disabilities into the educational system.

We hope to rally many willing chefs and salespeople to make this operation as successful as can be. Please get in touch with the IE Rugby coordinators if you are interested in being involved!

Remember, awesomeness is stored in the 21st Chromosome.

Article by Stanislas Prehu IE


IEU Segovia Debate Club 2018 Recap

Written on December 14, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

For the first semester of the academic year 2018-2019, the IEU Segovia Debate Club has engaged in a variety of activities. Our club consists of three branches, Formal Debate, Model United Nations, and Social Debates. We started the year with a welcoming event in September, where we introduce our clubs to mostly first years as well as everyone else interested. We had an interesting open floor debate where students came up to the stage to state their thoughts on whether “Stereotypes are unfairly Stereotyped.” For our Model United Nations Branch, we’ve held two mock-MUN conferences where experienced and new debaters in the Model United Nations form had an opportunity to discuss issues such as “Emergency Aid in Natural Disasters” and the issue of “Israeli Settlements in Palestinian Territories.”

Our social branch meets up regularly each week to have an open discussion over cups of coffee in La Colonial on any issues pertaining to our member’s mind. Our most noted event of this semester was our Debate with the Royal Artillery Academy in Segovia. Our members sent a delegation of six students to defend the positive influence of “Russia in the Global Setting as a world power” against the military cadets. We brought an audience of around 40 students who got a chance to participate in the discussion through questions and both institutions thoroughly enjoyed the interaction. We are in the process of planning a second event, hosted by IE for the upcoming semester.

Another notable event held this year was in collaboration with the Political Think Tank. We invited IE professor Balder Hageraats as our guest speaker to discuss the basis of our international system; “Westphalia, Dead or Alive?” and our members explored the current problems with the system, the unintended consequences of the system, and the possibility of an alternative.

We held another similar open-floor discussion format of debate with the IEU Cultural Diversity Club during Asian Week where we explored the many different aspects and influences of Eastern Culture versus Western Culture.

For more about our club and the events we’ve engaged in, have a look at our instagram page where we upload about pasts as well as upcoming events!

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