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Parafina & Co

SIU Talk- A Company’s Vision

 

The necessity of confronting and facing real-life and professional situations is one of the most challenging and stimulating experiences for a student. Therefore, Schiller International University’s Madrid campus will host a special session where students from all over the world will hear from a national successful company with great future projections.

After welcoming companies such as El Ganso, One Oak brand and Yamimoto, our International Business program course on Multicultural Competency for Business will host Parafina & Co, a disruptive brand that creates sunglasses and RX eyewear which blend unique and eco-friendly materials with a radical inspiration and a strong social trigger. During the session, Fon de Luján, one of its co-creators, will share with the students everything about Parafina & Co’s business project and the challenge of creating a successful model.

Throughout the duration of the course, the students will have the opportunity to design, structure and present several international market expansion plans adapted to the brand’s DNA. Every participant will pick a different country and present the expansion proposal to the CEO. Thanks to their proposal, Parafina & Co will get useful and key considerations regarding their expansion process.

The presentation will take place at Schiller’s Madrid campus on Thursday, February 8th at 13h. Feel free to drop by and hear more from this unique company.

 

Employment & Internships in the USA

 

At Schiller International University we are constantly looking for opportunities to prepare our students for the world of employment beyond graduation. This means helping them understand the job market, giving them a perspective on how to access key intership positions and get their foot in the door for new employment.

Among all the options available when considering where to establish your future career, certainly one of the most appealing is the United States. However, understanding corporate America, as well as the particularities of their foreign policies regarding placement can prove to be challenging. In order to best equip our students, on February 12th we will host an informative workshop on Employment and Internships in the US.

The speaker for this event, organized by our Career Services Department, is Lucía Viudes, founder and CEO of Travelingua. Lucía is an expert on multicultural communication, with a background in translation and interpretation. She furthered her carreer in Immigration, Nationality and Migration laws and has extensive experience with work practices in the UK, Germany, France, and Spain.

Don’t miss out on this amazing opportunity to gain insight into the US marketplace, next Monday, February 12th at 12:30h.

 

Ariana McAuley

Meet Ariana McAuley, Master student in International Relations and Diplomacy

Meet Ariana, our master student (International Relations and Diplomacy) at the Paris campus and hear what she says about her program and an internship she’s currently doing. 

Ariana McAuley, Master student in International Relations and Diplomacy

 

Ariana McAuley
From New Jersey, USA
Living in Paris
Master student in International Relations and Diplomacy

  • Tell us Ariana what you are currently doing:

I have recently started an internship in Paris with a company called Leaders League working under Find Your LL.M.
I am a business developer and a digital strategist.”

  • How is that related to your master program? 

“Many people have asked me what does that have to do with International Relations & Diplomacy. I always tell everyone IRD is a very broad field which allows me to work in various fields. For the purpose of my internship, I have to interact with with different law schools from all over the world.”

  • How have your master courses help you in that?

 “The courses that I have taken at Schiller Paris have prepared me for the workforce. I am now able to apply what was taught in class in the real world.”

  • What is your next step? 

I am planning to do MBA after I graduate from International Relations and Diplomacy program in few months.”

Good luck, Ariana!

Madrid students Food without borders

Food Without Borders – An International Experience

Every year Schiller Madrid prepares an activity called Food Without Borders, held by Professor José Pinto as a part of our Cross-Cultural Communication class. This event is also frequented by all of our Madrid students and staff, as it is difficult to resist the enticing aromas floating around campus that day. Participants from our diverse student body each bring something to the table related to their culture, and the best dish wins a prize by popular vote.

Professor Pinto is an expert on multicultural communication and teaches his students the do’s and don’ts of doing business on a global scale, an integral part of our International Business program. For their final project, students are divided into groups and have to open a Schiller campus in a country of their choice. Aside from the hard work this project entails, there is the added pressure of the groups having to present in front of the President of Schiller International University, Dr. Manuel Alonso Puig, along with other esteemed members of the faculty. This years winning team brought forth the idea of opening a new Schiller Campus in Seoul, South Korea. Who knows, perhaps that’s where we’ll see Schiller’s next campus!

 

Madrid Students - Food Without Borders

Networking SIU – MBA Students and Faculty Lunch

 – MBA Lunch at El Viso

During this time of the year many of us join to celebrate the holidays and to reflect on how the year has been. It is for that specific reason, that our Faculty organized an MBA and faculty lunch this last Friday,  December 15th.

The main purpose of the activity was to generate a sense of community amongst all the MBA students. This was important for multiple reasons but particularly to show a token of appreciation, have a more relaxed conversational level environment with some of the faculty and bring a sense of unity between the students themselves  and their professors.

With this lunch we also brought students together, particularly our international students that have no relatives close by, thus developing a sense of unity and team among the students. Not only that, but also it was the perfect opportunity to listen to their experience here on campus and their opinion about the school in general. Gathering ideas, advice and recommendations of students beyond formal surveys and exit interviews and generally getting to know them on a more personal level.

In conclusion, it was a great opportunity to give everyone at our University that personal attention we are known for. It was also a good moment to reflect on 2017, create a clear vision for the year to come.