As a university we always aim towards developing our students understanding of the business world outside of Schiller‘s walls. Last week we had the opportunity to meet Javier Goyeneche, President and Founder of Ecoalf, a company that strives to give life to the waste produced in industrialized countries, and create fashionable clothing and accessories without compromising its quality, design, and technical properties.
Javier started Ecoalf in 2009, creating a company that would satisfy his frustration with the excessive use of natural resources in our modern world. One of his deepest concerns was closing the the gap between fashion and recycled materials, in his own words, “We are a fashion company and we aim to solve this world’s waste problem along the way, but no one is going to buy an ugly jacket.” The company is built upon their motto: “There is no planet B” aiming to encourage customers and enthusiasts to solve current environmental issues.
During the talk, Javier shared his passion to create a business with a purpose that goes beyond its benefits. When describing his network, he talked about his numerous encounters with fishermen in Spain and some other countries, and his collaboration to recycle their nets to make something that would become valuable to everyday ordinary people.
Commonly when meeting with professionals and entrepreneurs, the main topic of conversation could be benefits, net worth, or next quarter’s projections, and it easily transpires that the significance of what they are doing is found in the monetary return they earn from it. Instead, Javier shared about his adventure to create something that generations to come could be grateful for, and his company’s ability to open people and government’s minds to the necessity of changing the way we use the waste we produce.
We want to thank all students, staff and guests that attended, especially Jose Pinto, our Undergraduate Advisor, for putting this together. This truly was a significant meeting that expanded our horizons to think differently and to find a greater purpose in our workplace.
June 7th 2018
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Class of 2018, we salute you!
The Graduation 2018 Ceremony of Schiller’s Paris Campus took place on May 10th at the 15th District Townhall in Paris.
We had the honor of having His Excellency the Ambassador of Afghanistan to France Abdel-Elah Sediqi as our guest speaker. He congratulated the class of 2018 and exhorted them to seek careers which fulfill a purpose in their lives.
The ceremony was also attended by our Campus Director Dr. James Brown, diplomats, members of Schiller International University’s faculty and staff, students, parents and distinguished guests.
We are extremely happy and proud of our new graduates and wish them a life full of purpose, intellectual challenge and professional success.
You can find more photos of the graduation here: http://studiobontant.fr/evt-Schiller2018
Our Annual graduation ceremony was held last week here at Schiller International University´s Madrid campus. It was an unforgettable evening with students, family, friends, professors, and all those that were a part of the journey that led to this moment.
Everything we do as a university here leads to this moment, when the students finish their courses and embark on their career. Some will continue here in Madrid, some will go back home, and some will go on new adventures, taking with them not only knowledge, but the experience acquired between the walls of our institution.
It was a day for both our Undergraduate and Graduate students to celebrate together the time spent in this adventure and the journey ahead. As our guest speaker Richard Vaughan, CEO and founder of Vaughan Group said, “Remember it’s all about the long run,” you continue a journey that will define you and the ones around you, run your race, it’s a long one, but a rewarding one.
We have seen you from walking through the door through your admissions process to graduation, every struggle and success, always looking at your passion and determination to creating a better tomorrow. Now we truly believe that the best is yet to come for each of you.
Finally, we want to remember all those that were involved in the process. You encouraged us to dream far beyond our imagination. Thank you, we could not have made it without you.
Last month our students from the Model United Nations Club at the Paris Campus had the amazing opportunity of attending the Model United Nations Conference in New York. The Model United Nations conferences include interactions with Secretariat members and sessions are held at UN Headquarters in New York.
Our students went there as delegates representing São Tomé and Príncipe, an African island nation located in the Gulf of Guinea.
It was a 5 days conference discussing global issues in which our very own represented Schiller International University and made us proud.