EAE holds Welcome Week for its Full-Time programs in Madrid
23 de October de 2018
23 de October de 2018
EAE Business School gave a warm welcome to the new Full-Time students at the Madrid campus, with a timetable full of events, expectations and motivation. The students have embarked on a key stage in their lives and the School is opening its doors to them and striving to ensure that they settle in perfectly as new members of the EAE Community, because their journey towards being able to say "We made it happen" starts here, both in and outside of the classroom.
During the presentation of the Full-Time MBA the lecturer Alejandro De Pablo gave the students an overview of the School's learning process, "in which evaluation is a lesson learned", adding that the new students will assess the work of the teaching team. "You will also rate the lecturers because we really want to know the truth so that we can improve". Alejandro finished his talk by emphasizing that "the lecturers have lots of things to teach you. You're going to have a great time."
In his welcome speech, Jaime Cubas, the Program Coordinator at EAE Business School, highlighted EAE's position in the ranking. "As well as being on a good program, your own testimony also has an influence", so the team at the School "ask you to get involved in evaluating your Master, because the School's reputation is also your reputation".
After the presentation, there was a group exercise in which the students highlighted their distinctive qualities and introduced themselves to their classmates. The most commonly repeated aspects in the MBA group included professional experience, multicultural profile, capacity for improvement, leadership, discipline and entrepreneurship. These key features for the new students are also crucial for Alejandro De Pablo, who added that the students' "professional background reflects the wealth of different experiences that enrich the group's day-to-day activities".
Patricia Panero, from EAE's Professional Careers Department, gave the attendees an explanation of the work that her department performs and the services that it offers to enhance the students' employability, as well as the management of the curricular internships. "We provide you with a set of services, tools and information (weekly newsletter) which, if you use them effectively, will be very handy to you. The Professional Careers Departments requires the students' activity because "professional opportunities arise thanks to us" explained Patricia, before highlighting features of the department, such as the personalized guidance it offers.
Antonia Muriel, from the EAE's Professional Careers Department gave some statistics to the students of the Master in Marketing online and Comercio Digital at the Joaquín Costa campus: "Every month, we post an average of 200 offers through the Professional Careers Service and we organize 350 activities to enhance your employability". With respect to the personalized service offered by his department, he added that, "we analyse your profile and adapt the service to the target. We adapt to you in order to conduct the most individualized search possible".
Networking event at the Mitty Cats nightclub for the Full-Time programs
Pilar Llacer and Arantxa García took charge of giving the motivational speech to the Full-Time students. Pilar Llacer, the Digital Talent Advisor, talked about networking as a process similar to falling in love, focusing her motivational speech on the challenge of networking. "Our adventure starts here today. Look around you and you'll see people of different nationalities and cultural traits". Pilar used her message to open the door to what she describes as a world of "endless opportunities".
During the fun event, students wore labels on a hanging card stating their area of studies, as well as more personal details that they had written to share with the EAE community and their classmates from other master programs. The aim of the game was to promote interaction and foster relationships in an environment that was very distinct from the classroom.
Students on the Master in Marketing and Commercial Management, Natalia and Mara agreed that the event was a really original way to ·get to know people from different countries". In Natalia's opinion, networking is an essential feature of any business school and the chance for students to get to know each other away from an academic setting helps everybody a great deal in this respect. Students on the Master in Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility, Dalila and Pilar emphasized the "open relationships between the classmates" at this networking session.
Starting the Master in Online Marketing and Electronic Commerce, Blanca and José María Murcia and Madrid shared their experiences at the party. Blanca decided to study at the School based in its prestigious reputation. "EAE has the prestige that I want for my Master qualification". José María chose the School for its "great personalized internship program which embraces the latest trends. Their classmates on the Master include Marta, from Cádiz, and Franco, from Argentina. Franco chose EAE based on its leading position in the rankings and its cultural diversity.
International students such as Arthur and Maximilien Philippe (from Belgium and France) have come to Madrid to take the International MBA and discover the national culture and language. Based on recommendations from friends, they chose EAE Business School because of its "good academic program". They expect to learn a great deal, do internships and meet lots of interesting people in a professional setting.