Alumni Stories

Stories of IE School of Human Sciences & Technology (23)

Brenda Zikonda

Cybersecurity Consultant at Deloitte España
"Be open to learning, you just never know where the next lesson will come from."
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Elisa Barbaglia

Editor
“It’s alright to do things at your own pace and in your own way. Distinguish yourself instead of following the crowd.”
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Valentin Schoettle

Manager Global Sports Sponsorship at Hugo Boss
“Embrace the process, learn from your mistakes, and your journey will unfold in ways you didn’t think are possible.”
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Rebeca Flores

Media Intern at Nike
"Belive you can, and you’re halfway there."
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Aurora Ask Bjaarstad

Content Producer/Filming and Shooting, Videocation.no
“Always be yourself, believe in yourself, do not talk yourself down and smile!”
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Barbara Iturralde Holguin

Senior Associate Human Capital Consultant at PwC
"IE is recognized worldwide; therefore, plenty of companies look for candidates that are IE alumni. It is a prestigious university and students are highly valued in the market."
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Esperanza Nishizawa

Volunteer at the UN (Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights) and Dual Degree student MIM + MRCB
“The international environment at IE gave me the capacity to understand different perspectives and different ways of doing things.”
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Habib Battah

Executive Manager Strategy Unit at National Bank of Kuwait
“Committing to a 13-month intense program was not an easy ride, but it was worth every minute of new learnings, meeting amazing professors and culturally diverse classmates, and enjoying beautiful Madrid.”
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Diana Castro Chincaro

Customer Experience Transformation Manager at Casa Andina Hotels
“You are here for the challenge, don’t be afraid to make mistakes or to ask questions, you are in the right place to learn within a great community of kind, smart, and diverse people who will welcome and cherish you every step of the journey.”
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Roland Simon

Head of Marketing & Growth at Pixyle.ai
"Coming to IE is all about leaving your comfort zone. Be prepared to learn, unlearn, and relearn."
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Ana Maria Aldana

Sr. Marketing Effectiveness Consultant at Nielsen
“Be prepared to a new version of yourself. The uniqueness of IE’s diversity and professional network will take you places.”
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Nada Halaoui

Business Development Representative at Amazon Web Services
“My time at IE completely changed my perspective on what I wanted to achieve in my career. I went in with the goal of doing Digital Marketing and ended up pursuing a career in Tech! Never thought I would be here today. Always keep your mind open.”
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Adriana Molero

Delivery Manager in Growth at Lingokids
“Spend your energy wisely throughout the year. Focus on the areas that resonate the most with you.”
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Julie Skogheim

Advisor, Corporate Communications AS
"I’m still in touch with many of the people I met at IE, and they’re a great support both personally and professionally."
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Christina Stathopoulos

Analytical Consultant at Google
“Do not doubt yourself, remain confident and know that your true potential is likely far more than you realize.”
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Lina Brinkschulte

Corporate Communications at Deutsche Telekom AG
“IE made it possible to have a truly international experience while using the skills learned in the classroom right away in the real world.”
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Akiko Perona

Chief, Communication and Information Technology Support Unit, United Nations Institute for Training and Research
“Meeting and working alongside a group of remarkable classmates was such an inspiring experience on top of the academic knowledge and skills that I gained through the Master’s program.”
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Hayfa Salman

Regional Marketing Manager
“Know the rules well so you can break them effectively.”
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Arturo Yamagoshi

Product Manager at Interbank in Lima
“I’m amazed on how IE impacted my life, not only was my time in Madrid fantastic, but also helped me acknowledge that everything is about meaningful experiences”
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Yury Fedotov

Advanced Analytics Intern at McKinsey & Company
“I had high expectations of IE and they were fully met. The program was brilliantly designed and helped me to meet amazing people, as well as to make an important career transition from finance consulting to data science.”
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