The community involves the participation of thousands of outstanding professionals and senior managers. It is the perfect platform for finding your classmates, improving your business channels and increasing your network without limitation. Simply because you belong to the IE community.
IE has a way to bring the best out of people through networking. It pushes you to meet everybody in your intake (around 300 people) through recurring social events and constantly placing students into group oriented tasks and projects during their academic year. Students meet a wide range of people; naturally filtering the ones who have common values and business views in addition to learning from people with diverging perspectives. In simple words, in IE, you make friends, business partners and constantly exchange ideas to make your learning experience as rich as possible.
As an IMBA candidate, I had very good experiences with IECommunities. For example, for our IT class, our professor asked us to prepare a Nintendo presentation. We thought of searching trough IECommunites for Alumni working for Nintendo and we found that the Sales Planing Manager of Nintendo did his Marketing Executive Master at IE Business School! We sent him an email using the “send a mail” option of the IECommunities. He not only answered our mail but he also scheduled a meeting with us on-campus where he helped us with the preparation of our presentation. His help was extremely helpful and we had an excellent grade!!
Director of Career Advising.
Originally from the United States, Amber holds an International MBA from the IE (2000), as well as an undergraduate degree in Hispanic Studies and International Economics from Wheaton College in Massachusetts (U.S.). She is co-founder of Wigmore & Álvarez, a full-service consulting firm specializing in foreign business creation and development in Spain. Amber has extensive experience in the creation and development of international companies and organizations in a wide variety of industries.
She has held senior and executive level management positions in international firms in both the U.S. and Spain. Amber regularly conducts courses on “Intercultural Management” and “Doing Business in Spain” for foreign executives in Spain at multinational companies such as Johnson & Johnson Medical, Abbott Laboratories, Westinghouse, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Danone, Berlitz, Cisco Systems, etc. She is currently a Doctoral Candidate at the School of Economics and Management Science, ETEA- Universidad de Córdoba, in the “Planning, Management and the Socio-Economic Environment of Businesses” Doctoral program.
Networking is strongly encouraged from day one at IE Business School. IE provides an amazing platform to get to know, understand and become friends with classmates from all over the world. One of my personal goals for my MBA experience is to make as many life-long friends as possible. Our entire intake is very close; we study together, travel together and socialize together. This networking and relationship building is an invaluable part of this education. I have learned so much from my friends ranging from religion to culture to social issues present in areas of the world I was not previously familiar with. I value each relationship I have built and look forward to continue to meet and get to know my fellow classmates at IE.
[Pendiente de traducción] Cuando acabé el MBA, el contacto con el IE fue muy estimulante y distinto. Los que habian sido mis profesores, ahora son colegas y las experiencias de mis compañeros me ayudan a estar al día y a no perder el contacto con otros sectores. A medida que pasa el tiempo vas valorando más el hecho de formar parte de la red de alumni en la que siempre puedes compartir conocimiento, ideas y nuevos retos. En este sentido, ieCommunities es una la plataforma idonea donde desarrollar tu network. En definitiva, la formación no se limita a lo que aprendes en el año del master, sino también a lo que eres capaz de mantener y enriquecer despues.
After graduating in Business Administration, she started working in the Finance Department of a logistics company before coming on 2005 for her MBA here at IE. She then joined the Careers Management Centre where her main responsibilities include coaching students and Alumni and the widening of collaborative relationships with companies of different sectors.
The practice of networking is something that has enabled companies to embrace differences, remove borders and harness the power of collective thinking. A manifestation of this, within IE, is the online IE Communities, representing fully the diverse wealth of knowledge and cultures that the IE family brings to all of us. This key functionality supported Net Impact to exercise its mission of doing good by doing well, increase awareness and inspire the IE community to create change through business. People from a range of courses offered at IE, reached out to Net Impact through the IE Communities tool to be a part of our goal. As a result our positive message has now penetrated more audiences than we expected, which has maximized our value creation.