Junior Advisory Board (JAB)

Registration for Junior Advisory Board 2017 is already closed.

This year we are counting on your inquisitive minds and innovative spirit to be part of this page-turning experience. Selected candidates will embark on a five day trip to both of our IE University locations (Madrid and Segovia) having the opportunity to visit a world-class university. During the week, students will join a series of workshops and conferences that will help them to develop different tools and share ideas about the future of higher education.

If you enjoy sharing your opinions in a multicultural academic setting and are a confident public speaker, this is an event for you!.

WHO?

Students in their Junior Year of High School.

WHEN?

Event: April 18th – 22nd , 2017.
Deadline: January 29th, 2017.

WHERE?

IE University (Segovia & Madrid).

“BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD” –Gandhi-

Jab Members

Here you can meet the Junior Advisory Board 2016 memebers representing 13 different nationalities and all continents.

DAVID-DAN NGUYEN

Nationality: Canadian
Country: Canada

EMILIA PÉREZ MARTÍN

Nationality: Spanish
Country: Spain

GABRIELA LEÓN TORO

Nationality: Colombian
Country: Ecuador

HOLLY WRIGHT

Nationality: American
Country: USA

INJI KIM

Nationality: KOREAN
Country: Germany

JOSÉ EDUARDO MONTERROSA

Nationality: Salvadoran
Country: El Salvador

LOREN MOLLER

Nationality: British/French
Country: France

MARC ALEXANDRE RIMOND

Nationality: French/Mexican
Country: Mexico

MARTA BASTOVANOVIC

Nationality: Serbian
Country: Slovenia

NAM PHAM

Nationality: Vietnamese
Country: Vietnam

NICOLAS WOODS

Nationality: American
Country: Peru

NURFARAH ZAKRI

Nationality: Malaysian
Country: Jordan

SAACHIN SIVAKUMAR

Nationality: Malaysian
Country: China

STEFANIA INGA MARKUSSON

Nationality: Icelandic/Russian
Country: Finland

Do you have any questions? Please check our FAQ section or send us an email

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The JAB´s Voice

Barbara Varma - JAB Participant

“When I took part in the JAB in 2015 I absolutely loved the experience, because it gave me the chance to share my ideas about how higher education can be used as a force for a better future with other students and the IEU faculty. The JAB gave me the opportunity to discover what awaited me beyond high school, and for that I am still very grateful. I am currently taking a gap year as an intern at the UWC School in Thailand, where I help and support the next generation of scholars. Coming autumn, I will start at Harvard University to study Government.

Lukáš Macner - JAB Participant

“You get to know what IEU is about and get great value from the experience. Through the JAB, I got to talk to many professors, directors of programs and deans which showed me what IEU is really about. They offered me a glimpse into the goals of the university and its constant drive to innovate. I liked that focus and in fact met some of my professors during the JAB. Most importantly, IEU’s entrepreneurship program and its rankings really fascinated me during the JAB and therefore I have decided to attend the university. From a cost benefit analysis, it was also a clear choice. You get to come to Europe’s top ranked university for a fraction of the price.”

Sasankh Munukutla - JAB Participant

“I deeply relished reflecting critically about the future of higher education with my fellow JAB members from around the world, learning from the fascinating motley of perspectives in our diverse group and ultimately working actively to formulate policies to shape an ideal university. We devised and presented policies to the Board of Directors for consideration, including personalizing learning based on unique learning styles, the importance of learning how to learn, revamping the admission process and integrating practical facets of education like entrepreneurship in pedagogy. As a proponent of education reform, I found JAB to be a meaningful avenue to channel my efforts while having a wonderful time in the vibrant IE campuses with excellent food and gregarious people!”

Previous JAB editions

JAB 2015

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JAB 2014

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JAB 2013

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Contact Us

Please feel free to contact us at jab@ie.edu

KARINA FARIÑA

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.

KARINA.FARINA@IE.EDU

Elena Somoza

Elena is a Spanish citizen. She has lived in Spain, the UK, Belgium and speaks native Spanish and fluent English, German and Italian. She holds a Bachelor in Translation and Interpreting and a Master in Marketing & Sales from IE Business School. Elena has worked in 4 different countries in both public and private well-known institutions in Marketing, Communication, Sales and Business Development. Currently she is working at IE University as Senior Associate Director of International Recruitment.

ELENA.SOMOZA@IE.EDU