Junior Advisory Board (JAB)

This year, we welcome your inquisitive minds and innovative spirit to make this experience truly exceptional. Selected candidates will spend 5 days visiting our world-class university at our Madrid and Segovia campuses. During the week, students will take part in a series of workshops and conferences to develop tools and contribute ideas about the future of higher education. Additionally, selected candidates will be granted an 80% scholarship to study at IE University.

If you enjoy speaking in public, and are happy to share your considered opinions in a multicultural, academic setting, this event is for you!

WHO? Students in their Junior Year of High School.

WHEN? Event: April 8th – 12th , 2019; Deadline to apply: January 31st, 2019.

WHERE? IE University Campus (Segovia & Madrid).

“BE THE CHANGE YOU WISH TO SEE IN THE WORLD” –Gandhi-

 

JAB MEMBERS

Meet the Junior Advisory Board 2018 memebers, representing 14 countries and 11 different nationalities from all the world's continents.

ANDRÉS JUAN MONTALDO

Nationality: Uruguayan
Country: Uruguay

BERYL NYAMOITA

Nationality: Kenyan
Country: South Africa

DANIELA FIGUEROA

Nationality: Guatemalan
Country: Dominican Republic

EVREN AZIZ URAS

Nationality: American
Country: Turkey

HADI ALHAJ

Nationality: American
Country: Lebanon

JEREMY BENNETT

Nationality: American
Country: Canada

LARA GARCÍA DE VINUESA

Nationality: Spanish
Country: Spain

MAI NGUYEN

Nationality: Vietnamese
Country: Vietnam

MARGOT ALVARGONZÁLEZ DELAPORTE

Nationality: Spanish
Country: France

MARÍA DEL MAR GONZÁLEZ ROJAS

Nationality: Colombian
Country: Brazil

ROCHÉ RABIE SMITH

Nationality: South African
Country: Oman

UDHAVA GUPTA

Nationality: Indian
Country: India

WILLIAM HOLMES

Nationality: British
Country: United Kingdom

ZOE WELZ

Nationality: German
Country: China

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THE JAB´S VOICE

Barbara Varma - JAB Participant

“When I took part in the JAB I absolutely loved the experience. It gave me the chance to share my ideas about how higher education can be used as a force for a better future with other students and the IEU faculty. The JAB gave me the opportunity to discover what awaited me beyond high school, and for that I am still very grateful. I am currently taking a gap year as an intern at the UWC School in Thailand, where I help and support the next generation of scholars. Coming autumn, I will start at Harvard University to study Government.

Lukáš Macner - JAB Participant

“You get to know what IEU is about, while also getting great value from the experience. Through the JAB, I got to talk to many professors, directors of programs and deans which showed me what IEU is really about. They offered me a glimpse into the goals of the university and its constant drive to innovate. I liked that focus and, in fact, met some of my professors during the JAB. Most importantly, IEU’s entrepreneurship program and its rankings really fascinated me, therefore I have decided to attend the university. From a cost benefit analysis, it was also a clear choice. You get to come to Europe’s top ranked university for a fraction of the price.”

Sasankh Munukutla - JAB Participant

“I deeply relished reflecting critically about the future of higher education with my fellow JAB members from around the world. I enjoyed learning from the fascinating motley of perspectives in our diverse group, and ultimately working actively to formulate policies to shape an ideal university. We devised and presented policies to the Board of Directors for consideration, including personalizing learning based on unique learning styles, the importance of learning how to learn, revamping the admission process and integrating practical facets of education like entrepreneurship in pedagogy. As a proponent of education reform, I found JAB to be a meaningful avenue to channel my efforts while having a wonderful time on the vibrant IE campuses with excellent food and gregarious people!”

CONTACT US

Please feel free to contact us at jab@ie.edu

KARINA FARIÑA

Karina was born in Caracas, Venezuela where she spent her childhood, before moving to Rochester, New York to do the International Baccalaureate. After graduating from High School, she moved back to Caracas and studied at the Universidad Metropolitana, graduating top of the class with a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration, specializing in Banking and Finance. She worked at Empresas Polar (Venezuela’s largest private company) for two years, after which she moved to Spain to do a Master in International Management at IE Business School. She specialized in Sales and Marketing and International Business, while also working in marketing research for IE Business School. Upon graduation, she held a position as an Associate Director for the Master in Management, before officially joining the IE University Team. She loves traveling and working with students around the world. She was a Flamenco dancer for 10 years. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her family and friends, exercising and playing tennis.

KARINA.FARINA@IE.EDU

CARIDAD DAWSON

Caridad was born in San Diego, California. Her father is from the U.S. and her mother is from Spain. As a navy baby, she had the opportunity to travel the United States and live in several states before finishing High School. After completing her Masters in International Education and Cross-Cultural Counseling at NYU New York, she worked for NYU Madrid for six years as the Student life & Wellness Coordinator.
Having dual citizenship and growing up in both cultures, Caridad has had the opportunity to appreciate an international upbringing, with education and cross-cultural understanding always being the crux of her development throughout her formative years.
On the search for a genuinely international institution of higher education, Caridad began working for IE University as the Associate Director of International Recruitment for Spain in 2016, and has not looked back since.

CARIDAD.DAWSON@IE.EDU