Alumni Stories

The IE community stands for Diversity, Entrepreneurship, Innovation/Technology and Humanities. Thank you to the members of our community that make us proud and inspire us!

Bedor

CEO at Jazan Energy and Development Company
“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.” ― Theodore Roosevelt.
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Maricruz

Project Designer at Zara Studio (Inditex)
"It is not only my life that has changed, but also myself! Thanks to the MSD and its forward thinking approach, I have a wider perspective on design, architecture and business."
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Tanvi

Community Design Manager at Livspace.com
"The most important aspect that factored in my growth during the program was the wide range of highly driven professionals from around the world."
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Nikolaus

Real Estate Investment Consultant at TME Associates
"Learning to collaborate with different people from different cultures and backgrounds enriches everyone’s mind."
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Jo-Anne

Associate at Gensler
"There is a permanent challenge for architects and it is to protect the building, it could be part of the legacy for future generations. That is a big responsibility!"
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Raquel Adalid Muñoz

Creativity, Loewe / Artist, Chole’s Clue
“The IE Community is not only family but also a strong network.”
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Mickela Vucetich Telaya

Author in Chief at Female Empowerment and Leadership Column at Global Risk Insights
“Be the person you’ve always looked up to be and become the impulse for change.”
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Ashley Quigley

Program Analyst at AlphaMundi Foundation & Co-Founder Hope’s In
“The IEU alumni community has helped me to build my professional network and stay involved with the University.”
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Benjamin Weber

CEO & Founder of Stor Water
“The Alumni Community is ultimately a passport to the entire world.”
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Cosmin Manea

Founding Partner at InstaShop
"I believe it’s on our generations’ shoulders to make a better, more sustainable world that is not putting future generations at risk."
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Catalina Villegas

Associate at Boston Consulting Group
“The current business world is characterized by constants of change and innovation, and IE has thoroughly prepared us to adapt and evolve to an ever-changing environment.”
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Zaynab Toufiq

Consultant at the World Bank (now completing her Master’s at HEC Paris)
“Engaging with the IEU alumni community facilitates exchanges and interaction with a vast global network of former students, and it puts us on an exclusive fast track for internships and jobs.”
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Angela Selzer

Research Analyst at McKinsey & Company
“If you move to a new city or a new country, like I have for my current job, it is comforting to know that there will most likely be other members of the IE alumni community who you can reach out to and connect to in your new home.”
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Alessandro Donato

Associate Consultant at Bain & Company
“IE offers a very practical approach and gives students the possibility to understand, from the first day, how to approach the job market and what are the most relevant skills to succeed in different sectors.”
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Cameron

“Set all differences aside, and let the world live as one.”
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Carlota, Spain

“If you enjoy your profession and work hard, there’s no doubt that you wll become a great lawyer.”
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Daniel, South Africa

"Shifting my mindset from the traditional way of doing things in legal practice to actively seeking out improvements and opportunities by using technology in law. There is such a lot out there that is new and exciting in legal tech, and we are still very much at the bottom of the curve. A world of opportunity awaits if we are willing to grasp it."
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Jennifer Lizbeth, Perú

Founder at OVA (Office of Versatile Architecture) in Lima
"I have grown a lot as a person through my MBArch experience, and I now have “the little bug of innovation and entrepreneurship” in my veins."
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Juan Gómez-Lechón Pechuán

Market Development Representative (Southern Europe) at DocuSign
"IE University provides its students with the ambition to become future leaders."
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Madhumita, Spain

Co-founder of the Vidhi Fundacion
3D Printing Ventilators.
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