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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.

Protocol Workshop Madrid

Protocol and Professional Self-Image Workshop

 

The students at Schiller’s Madrid Campus had the chance to attend a workshop on Protocol and Professional Self-Image prepared by our Career Services Department and led by the Adecco company, the largest staffing firm in the world and a Fortune 500 company. The speaker, Isaya Chacon, is an Independent Consultant for Development and Training. 

 

One of our International Business students, Lucia Martin, tells us about her experience at the workshop:

The workshop on Protocol and Self Image aimed at teaching us the importance of dressing and acting in an appropriate way in the professional world. We learned the difference that the length of a skirt or the buttoning of a jacket can make and how what we wear should be consistent to what we are trying to transmit. To prove this point, we were divided in teams and challenged to create the best and the worst professional look we could, so we would see for ourselves the way we would react to each of them. 

 

However, we didn’t focus only on clothes. The workshop also addressed the attention we should give to our body language: our posture, the way we talk, the way we look, etc. Our image is what ultimately represents us, it is our cover letter and it gives more information about us that anything we might say. 

 

We are our own brand and if we want to sell it, we need to show how confident, effective and great that brand is. 

 

Protocol and Professional Self-Image Protocol and Professional Self-Image

Team Building Workshop at SIU Madrid

Team Building Workshop at SIU Madrid

Yesterday, the students at Schiller’s Madrid campus had the opportunity to attend a crash course on International Management Skills given by Wim Zwaenepoel, a Communication Specialist. The Team Building Workshop was organized by our amazing Career Services Department.

Here is what Lucía Martín de Vidales Noagles, one of our International Relations students, told us about her experience:

“The course, which focused on team building, began with an interactive explanation on the way teams work and how international companies can benefit from successful teams. The presentation also covered the challenges we might have to face when working as a team, which we could later see for ourselves when the most dynamic part of the course started. We performed two different exercises divided in teams. Although both of them required creativity and quick thinking, the first one focused on discussing and reaching an agreement, while the second focused on working together to achieve a specific goal.

It was a very interesting and dynamic activity that helped us to improve our team working skills in an enjoyable way.”

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Team Building Workshop at SIU Madrid Team Building Workshop at SIU Madrid

Team Building Workshop at SIU Madrid Team Building Workshop at SIU Madrid

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International Management Skills Workshop

International Management Skills Workshop

Join us at Schiller Madrid on November 15th at 12 pm for our International Management Skills Workshop, organized by our Student & Career Services department.

Wim Zwaenepoel, a specialist in cross-cultural communication, will be guiding us through the steps on how to expand your international career.

Wim has 7 years of international experience in a legal environment (lawyer, inhouse, contract manager and support of HR), combined with 8 years of experience in training, coaching and recruiting of high-potential talent. His specialties include job search coaching and counseling; talent & career development; soft skills program design and delivery; business contract drafting and negotiation; regulatory affairs, and payroll, just to name a few. 

Don’t miss it!

 

International Management Skills Workshop

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