Junior Advisory Board (JAB)

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IE University’s Junior Advisory Board brings together an annually selected group of talented high school junior students from across the globe, all of whom share a dedication to leadership and an interest in the improvement of higher education. Selected candidates will embark on an all-expenses-paid four day trip to the heart of Spain where they will participate in a collaborative summer conference on IE University’s undergraduate campuses in the cities of Segovia and Madrid. The summit culminates with a member-led presentation to IE University’s Board of Directors based upon the participants’ experience at high school in their respective countries following different curricula. The JAB was founded with the idea of bringing fresh and bright young minds whose valuable input could bring a close up firsthand perspective to university policy while offering successful high school students with an opportunity to visit a world-class university, show their passion for positive change as well as enjoying Spain and its culture. If you have opinions that you want heard, are confident in front of an audience and would like to visit IE University and discover Spain, get your application to us by the 17th of January, 2016. This year’s Junior Advisory Board Meeting will take place on April 11-15th.

Jab Members

Here you can meet the Junior Advisory Board 2015 memebers representing 13 different nationalities and all continents.


Nationality: Turkish
Country: Turkey


Nationality: Dutch
Country: United Kingdom


Nationality: Dutch
Country: France


Nationality: Russian
Country: Russia


Nationality: Russian
Country: Germany


Nationality: Brazilian
Country: Brazil


Nationality: Canadian
Country: United Arab Emirates


Nationality: Salvadorean
Country: El Salvador


Nationality: Italian/German
Country: Armenia


Nationality: Mexican
Country: Mexico


Nationality: Singapore
Country: India


Nationality: South Korea
Country: Indonesia


Nationality: Spanish/Irish
Country: Spain


Nationality: Lebanese/American
Country: United States of North America


Nationality: Taiwanese
Country: China

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Karina was born in Caracas, Venezuela where she grew up prior to moving to Rochester, New York to do the International Baccalaureate. After graduating from High School she moved back to Caracas and studied at the Universidad Metropolitana where she graduated top of the class with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration specialized in Bank and Finance. She worked at Empresas Polar (Biggest private company in Venezuela) for two years. Later on she moved to Spain to do a Master in International Management at IE Business School. She specialized in Sales and Marketing and International Business while working in Marketing research for IE Business School. Once she graduated, she worked as an Associate Director for the Master in Management before joining the IE University Team. She loves traveling and working with students around the world. She was a Flamenco dancer for 10 years. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her family and friends besides exercising and playing tennis.



Joao Lopes is a Portuguese citizen. He has lived in Portugal, Slovakia and Spain and speaks native Portuguese and fluent English and Spanish. He holds a Bachelor in Economics from Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal and a Master in International Management from IE Business School, Spain. João worked in the past for non-for profit organizations representing the institutions at an international level and he worked at the Career Management Center of IE University. Currently, he holds the position of Associate Director of International Recruitment at IE University.



Who can Apply? Only Junior Year Students. Juniors are those who will be graduating in June 2017 (Academic year September – June) or in December 2016 (Academic year February – December).

When can I apply for the JAB’s next selection? Registration for the Junior Advisory Board 2016 will open shortly.

Where is it taking place? Both IE University Campuses (Segovia and Madrid).

Until when can I apply? January 17th, 2016 (no exceptions).

Is there an application fee? No, there is no application fee for JAB.

Do I have to submit all the documents at the same time? Yes, Documents submitted at different times will not be considered.

Is there a minimum GPA requirement? We’re looking for well-rounded students with a wide variety of interests, talents and opinions. There is no minimum GPA requirement, although your academic record is taken into account when looking at applications.

I don’t speak Spanish. Is this a problem? No, this is not a problem. All interactions during the JAB summer meeting are in English.

If I am selected as a member of the Junior Advisory Board, what will I have to do? If you are selected as a member of the JAB, you will be expected to attend the annual meeting in Madrid and remain in contact with IE University for future developments.

Will I have to pay for my travel to Spain and other associated costs (food, in country travel, housing)? No, all of your essential costs (food, housing, transportation) will be covered by IE University. You will likely want to bring your own funds to cover personal expenses, such as souvenirs and snacks.

Will I get to meet the other JAB members before the meetings? If selected, you will be invited to join the JAB Facebook group.

What happens if I have class or important activities during the JAB meeting? We will do our best to schedule the meeting during dates, which do not oppose a conflict for any of our members. If you have a serious commitment, we will work with you so that you can participate as fully as possible.

Will the JAB be a serious time commitment? Being a member of the JAB requires you to stay in touch with the organizers to make arrangements for you and to attend all four days of the meeting in April.

Who could do my recommendation letter? The recommender should be a counselor, professor or someone with whom you have worked with, He/she should not be your relative.