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Students of the Class of April 2015 hold their Closing Ceremony

Mar, 11/24/2015 - 00:00

On 13th November, we attended the closing ceremony for our students in the class of April this year, a moving occasion that took place in the Events Hall at the Madrid Campus. The Ceremony was attended by Josep María Altarriba and Raúl Bravo, the School’s Academic Directors in Barcelona and Madrid, respectively; Álvaro Cuesta, Chairman of the Youth Board of the CEIM, and Daniel Lobato, a former student of EAE who now works as a consultant at IBM.

Closing ceremony for students of the class of April

“Time goes by so quickly. I want to congratulate on what you have achieved and encourage you to make the most of this professional renaissance”, said Bravo during his speech.

It was then the turn of Cuesta to make his speech, in which he wanted to give the students some insight into his experience as an entrepreneur. “There are three things you need to launch an entrepreneurial venture: passion, which is fundamental for everything that you do; validated learning, which is how you measure growth in a company; and “getting out of the building”, taking to the street and getting to know your market and customers”, he added.

Afterwards, the students had the opportunity to raise a glass, as drinks were served on the School’s patio. It was at this point that we came to the most special moment of the ceremony, with the speeches of the various Master delegates. We had the chance to speak to two of them, Daniel and Natasha, who told us what their experience at EAE has been like.

Daniel Uclés, Alumni de EAEINTERVIEW WITH DANIEL UCLÉS, DELEGATE OF THE MASTER IN CORPORATE COMMUNICATION MANAGEMENT

You have been given the duty of giving a speech at the closing ceremony as the delegate of your class. What does that mean for you?

I am really proud. At the end of the day, I am going to represent my classmates, with whom I have had the opportunity to share this experience over the course of all these months, which, as well as being a learning experience, has also been extremely rewarding culturally.

Speaking generally, what has your time at the School been like?

More than the pedagogical importance of what we have learned, I would highlight the strategic point of view and the tools that it has equipped us with, as well as what we were taught by the professionals that came to run some sessions, because, at the end of the day, they are actually doing what we aspire to achieve.

Is there any aspect of the School that you would change?

I would change the duration, as it has seemed really short to me and I believe that the Programme deserves more time.

What contributions has studying at EAE made to your life that you did not have before?

As well as the learning side, there is also a module that teaches you to set objectives and manage your personal brand, which I think is really important nowadays. We are in competition with so many people and everybody is really well trained. Setting personal strategies and treating ourselves as a brand is something that I have learned here.

Are you working at the moment?

Right now, I am working in CSR at Repsol, doing an internship.

What is your professional objective in the short term?

I don’t really want to think too much further ahead than these six months, but I have been thinking about going abroad and having another international experience but that is not decided yet.

Last but not least, would you recommend EAE to other students?

Yes, of course, and not just in terms of attending the classes but also striving to make the most of this experience and enjoying it to the full.

Natasha López, Alumni de EAEINTERVIEW WITH NATASHA LÓPEZ, DELEGATE OF THE MASTER IN MARKETING AND COMMERCIAL MANAGEMENT

You have been given the duty of giving a speech at the closing ceremony as the delegate of your class. What does that mean for you?

Right now, I am a little nervous, because it is different to when I spoke in front of my class. There are students from other Masters here, lecturers, directors and so on. However, I am really pleased and satisfied with the speech that I have made. I hope that my classmates liked it too.

Speaking generally, what has your time at the School been like?

It has been like a rollercoaster because I am really far from home, but luckily I have had lots of people’s support. It is exciting to think about the expectations that we can have from now on. It has been a real mixture of different feelings, but a great experience. I wouldn’t change it for anything.

What did you like most about the Master?

The people I have met. I have made some really good friends.

Is there any aspect of the School that you would change?

I would make it longer, so that it didn’t come to an end so soon.

What are your professional objectives in the short term?

I hope to join a large company, a multinational, and work in Marketing, as I have professional experience but not in that area.

Last but not least, would you recommend EAE to other students?

Of course. I have already recommended it to all of my friends (Laughs).

Good luck to you all and we hope to see you soon!

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