22
Oct

IE SRF Alumni Award – “Social Means Business”

Written on October 22, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

srfThis year, the IE Social Responsibility Forum would like to recognize an outstanding IE alumni for their exceptional achievements in incorporating sustainable practices and social conscientiousness into their everyday personal and professional life.  Furthermore, their continued dedication to inspiring others around them stands out among their peers and provides a model for future alumnus.

If you would like to nominate either yourself or another IE Alumni who embodies this “Social Means Business” philosophy, please submit a small description of the individual, the year they graduated from IE, and why they deserve the award to srforum@ie.edu.

Submissions will be received until Friday, November 8th. The award will be presented either in person at the IE SRF event on November 23, 2013 if the individual attends this years conference or via other means if he or she is not in the Madrid area.

We look forward to hearing all of the wonderful ways that IE Alumni are making an impact and changing the environments in which they work.  For more information about the 8th Social Responsibility Forum “Social Means Business” please visit our website: http://srforum.ie.edu

4
Oct

IE Consulting Club: McKinsey On Campus

Written on October 4, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

McKinsey12/09/2013. On Thursday September 12, the IE Consulting Club kicked off its series Consulting: An Insider View with McKinsey & Co. José Ramón Finch, Engagement Manager with the Strategy and Corporate Finance practice and Recruiting Coordinator, Mariña Lopez, both from the Madrid office, came to IE to speak to students about a career with McKinsey. José began the session with a review of the interview process one can expect at McKinsey, particularly the infamous case interview.

In order to succeed at McKinsey it is important to have mastered the case interview, as it is intuitive to the situations one will experience as a consultant with the firm. The ability to clarify, structure, analyze and reach a logical conclusion when faced with an ambiguous company problem is the key to success as a management consultant.

José walked the 55 attendees through a sample case interview question and encouraged students to utilize a framework and talk through their thought processes. To be successful in a McKinsey interview, José offered the crowd three simple tips:

 1.   Explain your thought process- the interview needs to see how you think!
 2.   Refine your hypothesis with intuition and feedback from the interviewer.
 3.    Push for a conclusion- that’s the point of hiring a consultant in the first place!

José and Mariña then spoke about the qualities they seek when recruiting for McKinsey. They stressed the importance of a McKinsey candidate to have strong problem solving skills; practical, common sense; and strong communication skills.

Interested in applying? Applications from the November 2012 Intake graduates should be submitted as soon as possible as the Fall recruit season starts in October.  Stay tuned  and visit our Facebook page   for more to come from the IE Consulting Club!

24
Sep

9409208920_bcd8809fcf18/09/2013. After a rigorous selection process, IE Women in Business Club is proud to announce that 16 candidates, both female and male from the 2013 and 2014 intakes have been chosen to participate in the exclusive WIB Mentoring Program.

The Program is supported by the IE Center for Diversity and offers each candidate a mentor from the senior executive Madrid and International business community to enhance candidates’ professional development. Gabriel Salomon, IMBA 2013 candidate said “It’s a great honour to be selected for the mentoring program and to represent the male membership of the Women In Business club- I look forward to learning lots from my mentor”. Mentors include international executives from IBM, Renault, and other leading firms and organizations including IE alumni and other members of the IE community willing to give their time and experience to support women enhancement.  The next step is for mentors and mentees to meet each other at a private event to be held on the 9th of October from 6pm to 9pm at IE.

Whilst the WIB mentoring program is now closed for applications, we strongly encourage anyone interested to contact us at wib@student.ie.edu or our Facebook page. You can find out about how to join WIB and apply for the next mentoring program beginning in early 2014.

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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12
Sep

Interview with a Club: IE USA Club

Written on September 12, 2013 by Campus Life in Geographic

Who are we?

IE USA Club is a geographic one that seeks to support the American community at IE and to engage our peers from other countries so they may get to know us better. The US is a large and unique place and our peers are often surprised to see how different people from California are different that those from Alabama or New York.

Current Coordinators

  1. Braden Weinstock (President) – November 2012 IMBA from Los Angeles, CA who likes adventure sports, travel in emerging countries, and Mexican food!
  2. Mallori Morris (VP) – April 2013 IMBA from Miami, FL shares a love of travel, adventure and meeting new people. 
  3. Annie Chor (VP) – April 2013 IMBA from New York City has a passion for exploring new places, trying new foods, and lives by the quote – Carpe Diem! 
  4. Kyle Fraser (Events) – November 2013 IMBA from New Mexico who is an adrenaline junkie that does not like haircuts.
  5. Wallis Ranatunga (Treasurer) – November 2012 IMBA from New York, loves travelling, cooking, and watching football with friends (Go Steelers!)
  6. Alexis Berger (Marketing & Communciations) – November 2012 IMBA with dual citizenship (Boston & New York), loves pad thai, vino blanco and photography.

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While the US is often the news we hope to provide another perspective to our peers of what it means to be an American all the while creating a place Americans can come to for some good ‘ol American fun! This is why we put on a table at this year’s Global Village, hosted a “college house party”, and recently a July 4th party (in Bernabeu Stadium).

Our Vision

Our aim is to host events regularly as they correspond to things we would do in the US. So some upcoming things to look for are: American football, Super Bowl party, and Thanksgiving!

Get in touch and participate!

You can chat with any of the members of the board, or just the American in your class, to hear what we might be working on to see if you want to get involved. We can also be emailed at usaclub@ie.edu or check our Facebook page. We are also open to co-hosting events with activity clubs (e.g. basketball – NBA Finals).

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