IE Business School Launches Networking Events for Students
Masters students used the IE Tower for a day of networking with peers across all IE Business School programs.
IE Business School introduced a new networking event for full time master students, where they got to learn and practice networking over drinks while enjoying the amazing view of the IE Tower.
The event speaks to the importance IE places on providing tools and spaces for students to network with their peers. The first event was held Nov. 13, followed by one on Dec. 15 designed for part-time students.
“A big advantage of taking a masters, apart from the technical knowledge you acquire, is the connections you make with the people you meet– which adds more value to the whole experience,” said Mauricio Fernández, Program-Experience Innovation Associate Director at IE Business School.
Three professors taught a networking seminar, with theory and hands-on tips to warm students up for the day and provide skills for future networking opportunities.
International MBA Professor Alberto Levy said it is crucial to view networking as an opportunity to discover new worlds, especially in a community as diverse as IE’s.
“We are privileged to be part of the IE community and there’s so much to explore, including amazing people from diverse backgrounds and cultures,” he said.
“Events like this expand our reach, allowing the opportunity to mingle with students from other programs and still having something in common: the pride of being at IE.”
Alberto Levy, International MBA Professor
Later in the day, cocktails and food were served on the 24th floor where students mingled and networked with each other.
“Instead of creating a typical event or party and hoping for the best, we’re actually giving students the tools necessary to make the best of this experience,” said Fernández. “This allows those who are not as comfortable in these environments to gain tools and confidence as well as an immediate scenario where they can put these into play.”
Dean Lee Newman welcomed master students to the IE tower and encouraged them to tap into the vast IE community network. Participants also visited the most significant spaces in the vertical campus and heard about the architecture and sustainability features.
“We wanted them to feel like this space is also theirs and to share in the excitement of this new milestone for the university,” said Desiré López Martín-Lara, Program Experience Innovation Coordinator.
IE Business School expects to organize two or more of these events each year.