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.Continue reading “Talgo, A Train We Did Not Miss”
Hear from Philippe from Spain, SIU Madrid student who spent two semesters in the Paris campus.
Transferring from the Madrid campus to the Paris campus sure was a challenge.
Moving into a new city which I thought I’d dislike but as soon as I got there and saw the campus I started meeting new people right away, and adapting to the classes well. I ended up staying for two semesters because the city was so lively and full of things to do, you sort of have to find your way around but once you have your friends and your places you go to, anywhere can feel like a home.
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.
The SIU Heidelberg campus is happy to announce that on Saturday 14th September from 10am to 1pm we will be holding an info session to unveil details of our new Weekend MBA program.
Register your interest here: https://hei.schiller.edu/part-time-mba/
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.