There are places in life that are just a temporary stop throughout your journey, places you call home for just a short period of time. But no matter how brief the stay, these places help shape you, create character and foster wisdom, sometimes stemming from failures, but more often than not from victories earned with heartfelt effort.Continue reading “Graduating at Schiller Madrid”
At Schiller International University we couldn’t be more proud of our student body. We know that everyone who has ever been a part of the Schiller family will influence the world around them. One of our current MBA students, Natalia Malvar, had the opportunity to speak about women in history at the “Women in the Army” conference held in Madrid’s own Universidad Complutense.Continue reading “Madame Ching, A Woman That Made History”
It’s not everyday that we get to step outside the classroom and discover one of the biggest companies in the locomotive industry, Talgo.
Founded in 1942 by D. José Luis de Oriol y Urigüen, this company has since been in the forefront of speed and comfort, primarily in Spain, expanding to the rest of Europe in the 1960’s and to the US in the 1980’s.
This week our Madrid students visited Talgo headquarters, taking a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing process of this now international company. During the visit they learned that the company’s revenue is composed primarily by the maintenance and upkeep required by their clients, rather than actual locomotive sales. This opened our students eyes to the logistics behind an international contract with these characteristics, showing them that it is not only about the product itself, but more so about the quality of service Talgo provides.
It was a truly unforgettable experience, giving every student the opportunity to talk to the Talgo workers, asking every question that came to mind. The locomotive industry may not be one of the trendiest at the moment, but it is definitely one of the most lucrative in Spain and Europe due to its proximity to the city centers, short wait times and more flexible regulations compared to the aviation industry, its main competitor.
MBA Students Visit Burson Cohn & Wolfe
If we take a moment to consider the biggest industries at the moment, it would be impossible to turn a blind eye to the communication industry. Every company needs a proper communications department – a team of people who can showcase the company’s brand and image to the outside world, create partnerships, share their vision and expand on ideas from the “belly” of the business.
But what does a company do if they do not know how to navigate their way around the vast world of opportunities we have nowadays to communicate their vision. This is what is at the heart of Burson Cohn and Wolf, a global communications industry that is helping businesses expand their communication towards a whole new level. Which better words to describe this company than their own, “BCW is a new kind of communications agency focused on helping our clients’ move, inspire, engage and lead people in a favorable direction, across all sectors on a global scale. We take a channel agnostic approach, with valuable earned media at the core, to help clients solve tough business challenges through creative ideas, informed by data and powered by technology.”
Our MBA students had the opportunity to visit the brand new BCW offices in Madrid. The experience was eye opening for many, seeing the opportunities and risks of this competitive, fast-paced environment that is communication.
Preparing students for the global market is what our university does best, and something we cannot forget is the importance of preparing a professional CV that will reflect our students’ efforts both inside and outside the walls of our institution.
Our Career Services department organized a workshop that was presented by Montserrat Duque, a Psychology graduate and expert in the Human Resources industry. Montserrat shared key aspects to take into consideration when preparing our CV, such us proper formats, key elements and tips to make your name stand out amongst the others.
During the workshop our students not only learned how to develop a professional CV, but also how to respond to a professional call and build up future employers’ expectations for an interview; considering a specific order and certain key elements that must be included or excluded from our CV. She also reminded us to be creative and gave some suggestions on the latest trends, such as the different poses to adopt in a photo to reflect confidence, our professional skills and the importance of visual stimuli.