Turn up with Damien

IE’s diversity isn’t just limited to nationalities. We have students from different backgrounds and today we shall meet Damien from a professional sporting background. He speaks about his tennis experiences, the tough training times and of course the places to turn up at Madrid 😉


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Fashion Through Camila’s Eyes

Camila Rios Salonia is a half – Spanish half- Argenitinian MIM student currently studying her Marketing & Sales specialization. Today, Cami will show us her view on fashion, tell us about her experience in this industry, and give us some insights about what fashion is all about.


What did you do in your last job?

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Keeping up with Kiron


Today, we had the privilege of asking Kiron Ravindran, Associate Dean of the MIM programme, some fun facts about himself, his take on class participation and his words on the future of management and technology. Let’s dive straight into this exciting interview!

Your students describe you as an eloquent, dynamic and inspiring professor.  Could you share some interesting facts about yourself that students will be surprised to hear? 

  • Fact #1 I’ve worked as a mechanic, changing oil and tires.
  • Fact #2 I play Candy Crush
  • Fact #3 I prefer Arabic food to Indian food
  • Fact #4 I’ve owned the worlds first “smartphone” the Ericsson R380

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Otti and Bianca Show us their Day vs Night Looks!

Today we’re interviewing two cheerful Italian friends, Bianca Cravero and Ottavia Poggi, both with an innate sense of fashion in their night and day attires!

Ottavia Poggi, Otti for friends, is a half-British half- Italian 23-year-old currently studying Digital Business (hey! Just like us, MiM Allies!). Otti has a special interest in fashion and is definitely going places as she’s brilliant and one of the coolest people you’ll ever meet!

Bianca Cravero is a 22-year-old Italian currently pursuing the Sales and Marketing specialization of the MiM Program. She’s a joyful person with a beautiful warm smile who follows the motto “Work hard, play hard“.

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Ottavia Poggi & Bianca Cravero 

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Each individual at IE comes from a different place and they bring with them a host of different perspectives, insights and opinions. It is this diversity that enhances the entire IE MIM experience for everyone and in turn, provides each individual with a very unique IE MIM experience for themselves. We are happy to have the calm, friendly and sweet Shreya who is from New Delhi, India and raised in Lagos, Nigeria,  share with us her hopes, dreams and her favourite place in Madrid and of course, her favourite Indian food spot in Madrid (which is unfortunately not open to public).


Shreya at Bastille’s concert here in Madrid

What has been the biggest lesson that IE has taught you?

I like to dream simple dreams and IE taught me that it’s through action that we really find out who we are. We have a lot of opportunities and options – it’s rather intimidating, but it’s also the most freeing part of our lives. All it takes is to be brave.

Best thing about IE that most people overlook?

Probably acknowledged by few and overlooked by many is how very easy it is to approach the professors and the administration about anything. They’re very welcoming of our ideas, criticisms, and suggestions.

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Carlos, Spanish Fashion at It’s Finest

Carlos López Díaz-Benito is a 25-year-old industrial design engineer currently pursuing the MiM program with specialization in Marketing & Sales. You’ll never find him undressed for the occassion. Let’s take a look of what Carlos has to say about himself and his place in the fashion world.


Hi Carlos! Could you briefly describe yourself?

I think I’m a very energetic person. I don’t like to get bored so I like doing different things like living in different countries and, having different jobs. I’ve been a PR because I like meeting and connecting with new people and like to promote things. Obviously, I also get some benefits from it. I think it’s something I’m good at so I’ve done it several times.

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Top Coffee Spots near IE

Roundup of coffee spots around IE

Strong, rich, fragrant. One of the most common images of a MIM student going for a 9am class, is that of a sleepy eyed person carrying a large cup of coffee. Since coffee seems to be the quintessential beverage of the students,  we wanted to try the coffee around IE and gather your feedback. But before we evaluate our nearby coffee spots, let’s educate you on one of the world’s favourite beverages.


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