“Networking at IE University is impressive, not only because of the diversity of your colleagues, but also because of the Madrid lifestyle.”
Cristian Arens, Peruvian
Founder of www.invertirjoven.com
Define your experience in the program in one word.
In what ways has the program changed your life professionally and personally?
What I personally liked most about the MBA program was meeting people from more than 50 different nationalities with very interesting backgrounds and an incredible motivation to generate impact. I firmly believe that we are all the average of the people we surround ourselves with, and at IE University, you can take that effect to a new level.
Also, as an entrepreneur, it means a lot to be able to be immersed in an environment that promotes innovation and entrepreneurship. IE University focuses on these points and allows me to find potential partners with good business ideas.
What is networking like in the program?
Networking at IE University is impressive, not only because of the diversity of your colleagues, but also because of the Madrid lifestyle. Not only can you socialize during classes, but you can also have a fairly active social life in the afternoons and evenings. In addition to that, it is important that you extend this network to people outside your program, and it’s very interesting to see how everyone is open to meeting new people, including teachers.
If someone was considering going to IE University, what would you tell them?
I’d tell them it’s a great experience. In my case, it was a great decision that I made in difficult times. I believe that my experience at IE University has exceeded my expectations, and could help anyone take the next step in their professional career.
Your favorite quote.
“You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” – Jim Rohn