Upcoming MASTER CLASS in Baku: World Economic Outlook: two-speed recovery from the Great Recession

IE Business School and Professor Gonzalo Garland would like to invite you to attend a Master Class titled World Economic Outlook: A two-speed recovery from the Great Recession, taking place in Baku on Monday 28th November. Date and Time : Monday, November 28th, 19:00-21:00hrs Address: Park Hyatt Baku (Amirov room) 1033 Izmir Street, Baku, AZERBAIJAN…

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Business Women series: “Recession or Renaissance: Thriving in the new Era” Nov 3 in Lisbon

Business Women series: “Recession or Renaissance: Thriving in the new Era” will focus on how the crisis has changed our world and how individuals and businesses can respond to make the most of this time of change. The need for growing talent and diversity in the workplace, including gender diversity, will be especially discussed and analyzed.

Speakers include Gayle Allard from IE business school, Siobhan Martin from Mercer, Christine Nielsen from University of Baltimore and Marijo Bos and Rieke Smakman from EuropeanPWN.

The conference will be closed by H.E. President of the Assembly of the Republic of Portugal, Assunção Esteves.

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Student perspective: Alessandro Procaccini, Italy

Name: Alessandro Procaccini
Home country: Italy
Program and intake at IE: IMBA, November 2010 Intake
Previous job: Consultant

Why did you choose IE?
I was searching for a 1-year program and targeting only European schools. I ended up choosing IE for several reasons: first of all for its innovative program as well as for its focus on entrepreneurship. Rankings were also an important element in my decision. Finally, another important element that made me choose IE, was Madrid: I’ve lived in several European countries, but never in Spain and the opportunity of living in Madrid really excited me.

What´s your favorite thing about IE?
I expected some degree of diversity at IE, but the diversity of nationalities, background and mindsets I found here was impressive! In the beginning, after my experience in consulting, I had to work a lot to adapt my way to work and my language to those of my peers, but I found this challenge extremely important in terms of personal and professional growth. It helped me to understand the limitations as well as the strengths of my background: if you never challenge yourself and what you think you know well, you never really learn and improve.

How easy was it to adjust to living in Madrid?
Being an European who speaks Italian and French, I didn’t encounter many difficulties when moving in Madrid; in the beginning I practiced my Itanol, but after a while my Spanish became less “Italian”. The main challenge was to find a flat: a good way to find a flat in Madrid is walking in the street searching for “Se Alquila” signs, but the Student Office also helped a lot. Besides that all the rest (utilities, bank account, mobile, internet etc.) is quite straightforward, or, at least, not impossible.

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