9
Apr
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Shin Yi, Garrett, Justin (Associate Director at IE Law School), Greg and Sandra.

 

During the Easter holidays Garrett Civian, Shin Yi Mak, Sandra Marcovici & Greg Cooper, IE Law School students from the International LLM, had the opportunity to travel to Vienna to participate in one of the largest international law competitions in the world (Willem C. Vis International Commercial Arbitration Moot Court).  As a result of all of their hard work one student in particular, Sandra Marcovici, was awarded with an honorable mention for the Martin Domke Award for Best Oralist in the competition.

This is no small feat as they were competing against students from 280 universities and 70 countries.  So congratulations to Garrett, Shin Yi, Sandra and Greg for your performance!

8
Apr

Interview with a Club: IE Strategy Club

Written on April 8, 2013 by Campus Life in Professional

Who are we?

Strategy coordinatorsStrategy is everywhere, in business and in everyday life. With the club, we hope to help the students realize the importance of strategy in business, just as mathematics is essential in physics.
Non-market strategies, for example, are particularly relevant, not only during crisis but also in a more general manner, as all the aspects related to strategy are critical to maximize business growth and impact  as a manager. 
Our first objective is to provide a platform to club members to network with other students that have similar interests and who are passionate about strategy. Our second and equally important objective is to offer the possibility to the students to meet professionals and renowned professors in these fields, by conducting events, and providing job opportunities in various fields. 

We view the club as a cornerstone between different disciplines, that is why we take collaborative actions to bring speakers to school.

Current Coordinators

Dom: I am the president but I would rather say that I am coordinating and bringing to life the ideas developed and validated by the group. I am the “ancient” by my age and because I will be graduated in two months. Besides this, I am French, did my PhD with the WHO, worked and wed in Brazil and super impatient to start a new professional life.

Raviteja: I am one of the board members of this nascent and exciting club. We discuss interesting topics on how to lay a strong foundation and build the club for the current and future generations. I am from India and have solid experience in marketing, technology consulting and co-founding a tech firm. Am deeply interested in politics, business and armed forces, which leads to my love for strategy.

Nikhil: I am a board member of the Strategy Club and am responsible for developing ideas for the activities of the club and maintaining relations with the IE administration. I am currently studying the IMBA at IE prior to which I was working at S&P Capital IQ. I studied economics during graduation and international marketing during my post graduate studies. In my free time, I like watching and playing all kinds of sports, singing, and driving.

Aditya: I am the VP of external communications for the Strategy Club and look into dealing with external sources and potential speakers that can benefit members of the club and school from a strategic point of view. I have a Bachelors degree in Electrical Engineering from Penn State – USA and have worked as a strategy consultant for IBM Consulting in the Middle East. I have had the opportunity to live and work in over 5 countries in the last 6 years, and as such realize the importance strategy plays in both local and global businesses. An avid photographer, I hope to show case my skills on an international platform one day.

Club Activities

Our main focus for is to regularly organize conferences with top-level executives involved in the strategy decision making process of their companies. We try, whenever possible, to associate recruiters from the HR department of those companies to the events.

Our Vision

We have two main projects that we would like to develop in the near future. Firstly, a case competition; wherein we would like to involve a real company and groups of 3 students each to develop possible strategies to solve a pre-determined problem being faced by the company. Judges will be professors and, of course, the management of the company as well. A prize-money will be given to the winner team.

Secondly, we plan to organize a more ambitious project – a daylong forum on strategy to be conducted once a year to explore the trends and challenges in various industries and strategies of the companies to tackle current challenges.

Get in touch and participate!

The easiest way is to talk directly to us, then you can send an email or leave a message on IE communities, but we are also present on Facebook, on Business Because and we will be present on LinkedIn in few months, when the club will be well established with a regularity of events that we do not have right now.

In terms of support or collaboration, we started almost from scratch, thanks to Christian Baillifard and Scott Robertson the club is alive since one year, but we have a lot to do. We are looking for sponsors for the club in order to be able to organize our events with a decent networking after the conference and also to develop other activities. We also request students to help us simply by providing direct contacts with executives that we can invite for our events.

8
Apr

Lynne HoeyFollow Lynne Hoey, current student of Global MBA+ 2013 – 2014 intake with her blog for the Financial Times.

Lynne is a chartered accountant and has worked in the UK and US for global organisations and currently works in New York City as a credit officer supporting SMEs and mid-corporate businesses. Post-MBA she hopes to work in social finance.

Click HERE to read her blog at Financial Times!

2
Apr

Interview with a club: IE Social Club & IE BOTW

Written on April 2, 2013 by Campus Life in Other Activities, Social

IE Social Club CoordinatorsWho are we?

IE Social Club has a unique mission, not to stand alone, but instead to work with all other clubs at IE to recruit for events and help enhance your experience. Bar of the Week is a weekly event we host at a fun establishment in Madrid that all IE students can look forward to attending and meeting new people. Throughout your time at IE you develop very tight-knit groups with peers in your own program but this gives students exposure to like-minded students you may not otherwise meet.

Current Coordinators

Selva Dilek Oztaskin – Istanbul, Turkey- Master in Visual Media Communication
Betsy Ditrinco – Rochester, NY – Master in Visual Media Communication
Estrella Jaramillo – Córdoba, Spain – Master in Corporate Communication
Jim Rand – Vancouver, Canada – International Masters in Business Administration
Bhuvan Rustagi – Delhi, India, International Masters in Business Administration

Club Activities

As IE Social Club, our aim is to help the rest of the clubs, create an atmosphere where the students and the alumni can share their experiences and help each other. We do get-togethers weekly under the name of Bar Of The Week, so that we can meet and introduce students from different masters and also alumni who already experienced the IE student life.

Our Vision

IE Social Club Coordinators 3We are thinking about doing bigger events where we can host the maximum amount of students and alumni in special venues, doing very well prepared get-togethers. We would like to keep up to date all our contacts so in the future some students might be able to find a good match with one of them and work together in their future jobs. A company needs people from all areas, from the administration to communication, so why shouldn´t IE students count with each other while they are opening their businesses or looking for the right person in any field in the company they work for? IE Social Club´s activities are the places to meet and maintain the contact with each other. We will do our best to create the best atmosphere of friendship and hopefully this will last for long years.

Get in touch and participate!

You can contact us through IE Communities, on Facebook through the page IE Bar of the Week (BOTW) or by email for any questions regarding collaboration with the club or suggestions. We are open to any kind of suggestions about helping the other clubs, creating an event or collaborating with the get-togethers.

19
Mar

Interview with a Club: IE Football Club

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

Our champion team in the midst of LBS Tackle Africa tournament in London. You can see they were trying really hard! Congratulations!

Our champion team in the midst of LBS Tackle Africa tournament in London. You can see they were trying really hard! Congratulations!

Who are we?

IE Football Club is in charge of the IE Official Team which participates in different tournaments, such as Tackle Africa in London, Spring Games in Barcelona, MBA Tournament in Paris and Grass Root Soccer Cup of IE in Madrid. We also organize an internal league (La L(IE)ga) with almost 20 teams (7 players per team). The objective is to make new friends thanks to our common passion, which is Football. 

Current coordinators

The current coordinators are:  Jun Carlos Mesta, Javier Santaolalla, Nicolas Posse, Ruben Gonzalez, Diego Goldsack and Diego Pueyrredonas the president.

 Club activities

We organize both local open-to-other-schools tournaments and the internal league (La L(IE)ga). We also manage parties and events in order to raise some money for the club costs.

Lastly, we are in charge of organizing IE Grass Root Soccer Cup in Madrid where the most important European business schools bring their teams to help with Grass Root organization fight AIDS in Africa.

Our vision

We have several projects for organizing new kinds of events. Our next objective is winning LBS Tackle Africa Tournament in London.***

Get in touch and participate!

Anyone who is interested in joining the club or obtaining more information can contact us by email. Students who are interested in collaborating, can do so by attending our events and supporting the team.

*** Campus Life update: IE Football Club participated in Tackle Africa last weekend (March 16-17th) and reached their objective by becomming the champions of the tournament! Congratulations!

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