On Halloween, our students gathered to enjoy the spookiest night of the year, and this year was no different! Invites were sent and costumes prepared, all to impress and scare the most serious of them all, during a night to remember. They enjoyed food and drinks, surrounded by the disguises that will haunt their dreams, until obviously… their final exam!
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During SIU’s Cultural Iceberg Workshop, students are presented with the opportunity to learn more about how culture impacts their present and future endeavors in the business world. It began by posing the question, “What does culture mean to you?” Given the fact that almost every student of the class was from a different nationality, it was interesting to see how culture had a different meaning for every individual. For example, we got to know how people from Sweden and Russia had a different sense of personal space compared to people here in Spain. During this SIU Talk students were able to understand how there are parts of culture we see that are just the tip of the iceberg , taking time to reflect on how profound these factors can be and how they cause different cultures to behave in different ways.
Students were grouped in teams, in which some were given the information about certain goods, while the others were told to act as a Chinese company looking to import apples. The rest of the groups had to discuss among themselves how to negotiate and convince the Chinese market to purchase their product. In the process, they also had to work out which type of apple would be most preferential for said market encouraging the students to also work as a team. There was insight as to how the Chinese markets tends to lean towards markets which allow employment opportunities for locals and were very sensitive about their culture.
Students learned how to prioritize the market and then standardize their marketing plan according to the region they are endeavoring to do business with, uncovering the Cultural Iceberg. There was also an emphasis on how important it is for a company to have a leader who has an open perspective and respect for different cultures, having the ability to train his or her employees to have the same mindset. Overall, the workshop was very enjoyable and will be very helpful for students who are not only pursuing International Business, but also for the students who are studying International Relations, Economics, or Hospitality and Tourism, as each of these subjects considers human interaction extremely important.
We are very happy to invite you to the new photo exhibit “Courir les Rues” taking place at the Paris Campus. Two photographers will be exhibiting their artwork that captures Paris in black and white – Sophie Daoud Périac and Maria Ferré, who is also a part of the faculty and staff of Schiller International University’s Paris Campus.
Come to the opening on October 15th at 18h30 or see the exhibition on campus from October 15th to January 2019.
Every university needs students that can lead the way by setting an example for the academic year and create a community that will extend far beyond their time spent in college. This is the precise reason why we hold our Student Council elections each year.
Our Student Council has the opportunity to organize events, trips, and chats to enrich the experiences here at SIU for both current and future students. This privilege can only be given to those who will perform their duties with passion and determination.
After many days of debates and a long voting count, we are glad to announce that the new Student Council for SIU Madrid is:
President: Javier Semmler
Vice-President: Farida Elashmawy
Treasurer: Michael Molatch
We are sure they will be up to the task, taking Schiller Madrid one step forward, developing a tight-knit community of people.