Alumni Stories

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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Alejandro Villar Pineda

Advanced Analytics & Artificial Intelligence Expert & Customer Advisor
“Ditch the dream, be a doer. Not a dreamer. There will be many fears along your journey, however, remember that on the other side of your maximum fear are all of the best things in life.”
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Rebecca Taylor

Program Manager at United States Environmental Protection Agency
“Your network is not the people you know, but the people willing to help you.”
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Bedor Al-Rashoudi

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 Pedrera

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 Mehta

Community Design Manager at
"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 Trotzky

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 Quizan

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 Collins

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