On Friday 12th June, the students of the 18th Graduating Class of EAE’s Madrid held their Graduation Ceremony, which was hosted on the campus of the Universidad Camilo José Cela in Villafranca del Castillo. In the event, graduates were accompanied by families, friends, lecturers and many members of the academic team at EAE Business School.
This academic year, around 1,300 students have completed their studies at the Madrid Campus of EAE Business School, including all those enrolled in Full-Time MBA, Master and Postgraduate programmes and Executive programmes. 53% of the graduating students are women and 47% are men, while 60% are international students coming from more than 60 countries across the five continents. A great experience For María Belén Ortiz, a student at EAE Business School in Madrid, “it has been a once-in-a-lifetime experience”. This is how María Belén described her time at the School on the day of her graduation. For some of the students, “nerves are getting the better of them”, while others just saw the occasion as a celebration of their success. Andrea Valencia, a student on the Master in Communications Company Management, admits that she felt more nervous a few days ago. “I certainly was last week when I had to hand in my Master’s Thesis with my classmates”, she says. However, she is very happy now that she knows that it has all gone well and it has been approved by the board.
In line with the official protocol, after having awarded the qualifications to each of the students, the event also included speeches by Eduardo Nolla, Chancellor of the Universidad Camilo José Cela and a representative of the students, José Carlos Montenegro. José Carlos expressed his great gratitude to EAE and highlighted the camaraderie that exists between the students. For Luis Grimaldo, Systems Engineer and student on the Master in Project Management, “the graduation has been really enjoyable” and he wanted to underline the “commitment of the academic faculty, who played their role in this great moment of their lives”. This fact was also shown by the large number of photographs taken by the students together with their lecturers. After the event, lecturers, students and their families had the chance to enjoy a meal together, where they all had the opportunity to share all of their academic experiences and their professional expectations for the future. Congratulations to all of the graduates!