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Parents Night

It has already become a beloved Schiller Madrid tradition to host a Parents Night, and 2019 was no different. 

We know choosing a university is a defining moment in someone’s life, and the ones that are normally more involved, aside from the student, are his or her parents. They are the unsung heroes, working behind the scenes, checking every single detail of the institution that will prepare their child for their future career. To honor that effort and welcome an opportunity for them to network, we created this parents night where, as an institution, we get to share the latest updates about academics, events, results and the future of SIU.

During the event, parents from all over the world had the opportunity to join and talk to our professors and staff, getting to know the ones that are shaping the future of this generation. This was also a great opportunity to talk about the students academic development and their future career outside of the walls of our university.

We hope everyone enjoyed this gathering, as well as reassured their trust in our institution, to continue to develop the international leaders of tomorrow.

Welcome to Moldova

Here at Schiller we didn’t just throw the word International in our name as a publicity stunt, it is a part of our DNA. This is why our Student Council creates trips for the students to enjoy and learn from. This time around our students had the opportunity to visit Moldova, a country greatly under appreciated by the tourism community. 

After the Moldovan Ambassador came to our university and everyone got to enjoy Moldovan food and wine, our student body knew they had to discover more about this country. Having a Moldovan in our midst (hello Catalina!)  it was the perfect time to organize a visit and discover the country.

And as they say over here in Spain “lo bueno, si breve, dos veces bueno.” So instead of booking a big trip, the students prepared a quick discovery tour of the country. Once our students arrived they were able to see how the culture and life was distant from what you might have initially thought. The prices are affordable, people are warm and have a very high level of English. Since discovering the gastronomy and the winery of the country was a must, that was the first stop after the flight, and no one was disappointed!

During the trip students had the opportunity to visit some of the most iconic locations, such us the Parliament, where our SIU family had the great opportunity to meet with a representative from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs for a quick guide on Moldova’s foreign policy.

A big thank you to those organizing this adventure. Everyone on the trip had the opportunity to discover a country many have yet to know about.

Entrepreneurship Seminar

Ideas move the world, or at least that is what they say. But how can ideas move the world if they are not put into action? This is precisely what our SIU Alumni came to show us, how an idea through action can become an entrepreneurship project.

Led by Jose Antonio Sarrado, PH D in Law, expert in International banking, and SIU Alumni Iñigo Gastón, Daniel Lorente, Álvaro Lozano and Juan Bartolozzi, the chat inspired us to put our different dreams into action.

To give you an idea of the event, Juan Bartolozzi spoke about his Cybersecurity company, giving us examples of how important it is to invest in our internet security. Daniel Lorente shared about his Events company and how you need to know the legal framework in order to create your company. Iñigo, while still developing his idea, wanted to emphasize how important timing is in business, and finally, Alvaro Lozano spoke about his Catering company and how an innovative idea or the right strategy can lead to starting a great business. Also, we had the opportunity to taste some of his work, take a look at the pictures below!

As always big thank you to our Student and Career Services Department for organizing this amazing event, as we all grew from this experience. Understanding that a business is not only something you can be hired for, but also create.

Vacancy: Admissions Representative

SIU Paris campus is looking for an Admissions Representative. Here is the profile of the ideal candidate:

You are responsible for the recruitment of students to the Bachelor and Master’s/MBA programs at Schiller International University Paris campus. You will be part of the admissions team of the Paris campus. You prospect for, and provide information and guidance, to candidates interested in the degree programs offered at the university.

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The World of Business Finance

When learning business, it is important the students understand it is not only about the books and presentations, but also how the day to day world of business works. To truly understand this, you need to get out there and discover it and it’s  precisely what they did with Professor Alexandra Aaron!

Prof. Aaron took the students to visit the stock exchange, a place that historically used to be the busiest place for finance. This is to understand how the finance world is always changing, and it doesn’t stay stationary for long. Now with the technological advancements there is no need for a physical place to exchange stocks, but rather it can be done everywhere: office, home, even on the go… 

Nevertheless, every city still needs a business hub, an area where companies can come together and know this is the place business happens. That area is shifting here in Madrid from Azca to Chamartin, where the 4 towers are, so a visit was mandatory. No better way to learn about business than outside the walls of the classroom.

Current Events

A Pause in Time

We start off the 2020 year with an array of courses emblematic of our diploma programs. It is worthwhile to note, however, that we are not so much commencing a new January term as continuing along with our monthly rotation of courses. At Schiller, courses last one month, meaning that students take but one course per month. This also means that their year is not scheduled in terms of Fall and Winter semesters. Rather, they pursue their studies scheduling, in general, a minimum of ten courses per year with a pause at any given point during the 12-month calendar year.

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Conference: “Diplomacy in the Mediterranean: Malta and Cyprus”

Wednesday, January 29th starting at 12:30pm, SIU Paris will be hosting the conference “Diplomacy in the Mediterranean: Malta and Cyprus” with HE Ambassador of Malta to the UN, Carmello Inguanez and Schiller professor, Costas Miltiades formerly ambassador of Cyprus to the EU. 

From 11:30am to 12:30pm, a brunch/luncheon will be offered. 

Current Events

December the Janus-faced month

December is already part of next year. The genuine Janus-faced month isn’t January but the inaccurately monikered “tenth” month of our twelve-month calendar. In other words, December is a forward-looking month, a month turned towards the future. Think of it, by the time December 1st rolls around, one’s sights are already set towards the end of the month with its time of feasts and holidays. The month as a whole can be seen as one long build-up for the main events that take place during the last week of the month.

(This article is part of our Current Events series)

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