Professional and personal satisfaction are clear for all to see at the closing dinner of the MBA
26 de February de 2019
26 de February de 2019
The students of the October 2017 session of the MBA shared an enjoyable evening in the company of members of EAE Business School's academic, teaching and management staff. On this occasion, the new graduates of the 51st edition of the MBA were joined by Raúl Bravo, representing the Madrid Campus, Jesús Cardenes, the Program Director, Juan Carlos López and Jaime Cubas, the Program Coordinators, Joan Roca, the top lecturer, Laura Varela, from the Coordination Unit, and Yaiza González, the Director of Events at the business school.
The Director of EAE's Madrid Campus, Raúl Bravo, congratulated the attendees and also paid homage to their families, for whom he requested a round of applause. He also emphasized the relationships that are built between the students during their training, advising them to ensure that these links continue over time because "nothing lasts unless you work at it. You have to nourish these relationships". Personal contact was rated highly by Raúl, along with other values, such as effort, a quality also mentioned by Alejandra, the vice delegate of the MBA. "We are better equipped to take on the world and, if we have managed to achieve this, we can do whatever we put our mind to".
Jesús Cardenes, the Spain and Portugal Commercial Operations Director at Shire Pharmaceuticals, shared three valuable ideas during his speech: you set the challenges yourself, "you will go far, I have seen your passion, tenacity and drive"; having a critical mindset, "this is really important when making group decisions"; and you are not alone, "you are a team and that will take you far". In addition, he encouraged the new graduates to continue learning and adapting to increasingly changeable environments.
The delegate of the MBA, Franz Guillén, gave his classmates a very emotive speech. Proud to have studied at "one of the best business schools in the world", Franz felt "privileged to belong to a global elite", having become aware of the responsibility that this entails to "give society the very best we have". Afterwards, the delegate of the MBA analysed the decision-making process and the importance of learning to gain satisfaction from social relationships more than from material goods. In addition, he thanked the lecturers, School and Coordination team for their approachable style and support. "EAE has enormous potential". In conclusion, the delegate of the MBA celebrated the end of a stage with a sense of pride of "belonging to this group, in a collaborative atmosphere, leaving a significant legacy for future students". He finished by thanking his classmates for "sharing the time of their lives together".
Chosen at the top lecturer by the graduating class, Joan Roca teaches marketing at EAE Business School, as well as working as a consultant. Joan was emotional as wished the students at the Madrid Campus great professional and personal success. "Don't get high on professional success. Build a persona that is aligned with your character and be happy".
To finish off, Raúl Bravo encouraged the MBA students to maintain their links with EAE Business School. "Keep in contact with the School because it also helps you to keep in touch with your colleagues". The Director of EAE's Madrid Campus advised them "not to take anything for granted. Be demanding and true to yourselves. Be permeable to your environment. Nothing lasts forever and you have to apply the efforts you make at work to all the other facets of your lives".