23
Jul

IE Basketball CLUB RECAP

Written on July 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Sports

Over the past few months the IE Basketball Club has hosted a number weekly practices throughout the term that have provided a number of benefits to our members. IE, as we all know, as a rigorous university that provides academic challenges week in and week out. With the IE Basketball Club we hoped to alleviate some of this stress by providing a casual, fun environment where students from all programs could come to blow off steam. One of the main benefits of this was that there were no set teams, practices, or schedules; people came as they could and played to the best of their abilities. What’s most rewarding about this is that there were no fixed attendees. New members came weekly and it gave everyone an opportunity to expand their network in a casual environment. With the IE Basketball Club we tried our best to mix business with pleasure by opening the court to anyone who was interested! We couldn’t be happier with the results and look forward to continuing in the future.

IESE Games

Every year IE attends the IESE Games in Barcelona, Spain. This past year we placed second during the competition. What was most rewarding about this outcome was that we were able to achieve it without formal practices beforehand. We were able to switch from playing against one another recreationally to playing with each other competitively, a different environment than we were used to. The overall experience was amazing; being able to meet students from different schools in different countries, but experiencing similar situations, was enlightening. This event is one that our members look forward to every year and it’s because it’s a break from routine. A different dynamic, in a different city, with different people is a recipe for a great weekend.

23
Jul

The IE communication club has always seeked to explore the realm of communication in the media for brands and organizations. Every year, the club hosts series of events that spans from workshops to speaker panels. The aim for the communication club is to provide IE community the opportunity to learn from the top industry professionals who have expertise in the field of communication which can be brand management, marketing, PR etc. As time passes and the current batch of students graduate, the club’s members need to pass up the mantle to the incoming batch. The IE communication club will soon be welcoming new students and is excited about its future.

In terms of the line up of events, the IE communication club is looking forward to hosting and organizing events that interest students who are interested in the media and communications sector. The club will continue to bring experts from established companies in the market for these events to hold speaker sessions. Sharing their experience about the industry and insights about the environment, these professionals will have a lot to offer. This will also provide students the opportunity to network with the industry experts. The IE experience is also about the network one builds and these events offer the chance for the same.

In addition to the regular events, the IE communication day is a peculiar day for the club as it brings experts from a wide range of companies with diverse backgrounds within the communication field on the same day. The club also plans to jointly organize debates, case competitions and other interactive sessions in collaboration with other IE clubs to diversify its offerings for the IE community. The alumni panels are also what the students like to see as it gives them the chance to meet with past students and know more about their IE experience and how they benefited and moved into the business world. As always, the IE communication club looks forward to working with support systems such as Campus Life and Careers and Talent to assure the best quality for the audience.

23
Jul

IE Communications day

Written on July 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Professional

IE Communications day is the prime event organised by the IE Communications Club. An annual flagship event hosted by the club, the event involves the gathering of students, professors, alumni, panellists and all those interested in the field of communications. This year, the event saw participation from various schools of IE and students across various courses such as IMBA, MRCB, MCMC participated. The speakers in this years’s edition were professionals from multinational companies across several industries such as technology, FMCG, and retail. Companies that participated in the event were Amadeus, Aristrocrazy, Diageo, LG, Mars, Mercedes Benz, Microsoft, and Newlink.

The event focused on important themes such as communications in the retail world, best communication practices in the different industries, internal communications, and experiential marketing to name a few. Some of the topics that were very interesting were the intersection of AI and Big Data with communication and how the growing technology is changing the scope and methods of traditional communications. The audience also indulged in discussions about the evolution of communication practices from the last part of the 20th century to the first few years of the 21st century and the time now. Some insights from the discussion are on the lines of extensive reliance on technology and the blurring lines between the physical and digital experience. The speakers also touched on customer experience and its key in unlocking the world of experiential marketing communications.

The event came to an end with the alumni from various companies such as Asseco, Nielsen, Accelerate Lebanon, and Edelman. It wouldn’t have been a success without the constant support and help provided by professors, Campus Life team, Talent and Careers, and the coffee sponsor Lots Coffee. The club is all set to welcome the new students of the IE Community in September. Until then, adios and best wishes.

23
Jul

GLOBAL VILLAGE

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!

23
Jul

International Yoga Day

Written on July 23, 2018 by Campus Life in Sports

Yoga and Meditation have traditionally been viewed as mystical and exotic practices from the East. The worldwide acceptance has largely been due to the distributed efforts of various like-minded people who have experienced and benefited from the practice of Yoga.

But the real push came when the then Indian Prime Minister in his address to the UN General Assembly in 2014, proposing for an International Day of Yoga said “It is not about exercise but to discover the sense of oneness with yourself, the world and the nature.” (Source: Wikipedia)

The longest day in the Northern Hemisphere known as the Summer Solstice was proposed due its various significances’ all around the world. But from a Yoga perspective this is when the sun starts to move south and is considered a time when there is natural support for those pursuing spiritual practices.

The IE Yoga Club together with our students celebrated the International Day of Yoga (21st June), which is in its 4th year since being adopted by the United Nations General Assembly.

We celebrated this with a session of Yoga led by our certified board member Carmen Gracia, which was followed by a meditation session led by IE Alumni Gonzalo Fernández.

The event took place in the Student Hub in MM31-BIS which was nicely arranged for us by the Campus Life team. A truly befitting place to carry out our last event for the current academic year.

The celebration of peace culminated with some organic drinks and snacks!

A truly fulfilling and enriching event for one and all involved !!

Namaste.

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