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Written on January 9, 2014 by Eric Rivas in News

MVDM - Venture LabDo the words “careers”  “networking” and/or “personal branding” remind you of something? If you are an IE student these words might sound like a broken record in your sub-conscience, and it is because of the school’s commitment of helping students and alumni to take full advantage of their professional and academic opportunities.

Right at the beginning of our program the Careers department counsels each of us on how to turn our career ambitions into personal branding expressed into a unique résumé, and so on, into a better professional with outstanding career skills. We’ve been told many times that networking can be our second diploma here at school, and a professor told us that even a church can be a great place for networking purposes. This might sound a little bit overwhelming, but is true, and personally, I love it. I think that if you want to be successful in this new, changing and innovative global environment, you should consider building a consistent and distinguishing professional brand.

IE is full of opportunities; this idea of helping us to be better professionals isn’t tied only by the Careers department, the whole Uni runs with this promise. A couple of days ago, our Dean, Begoña González-Cuesta, along Vincent Doyle, our Academic Director, announced to us, the students of the Master in Visual and Digital Media the terms and guidelines of our final project for the 2nd term.

We survived our first term and it was tough, but by far, I’ve been very happy with the whole learning experience. In December 12th, the IE School of Communication board arranged collaboration between the Master in Visual and Digital Media and the Venture Lab. We had a pitch session with a variety of start-up teams competing for our skills and expertise in order for us to work with them as Visual and Digital Media Brand Managers. Once we ranked the projects based on our criteria and appeal, our duty becomes putting in practice everything we’ve been learning throughout the program in a real, innovative and creative business project. Each group will create a full advertising campaign, a brand and corporate identity, and/or a social media strategy.  (CAAAN’T WAIT)

Hence, this partnership will be a great opportunity for us to become what we really want to be as Visual and Digital Media students, we are going to find a job opportunity in the startup that we are willing to consult, and not only that, this whole idea of creating something that will be in the market makes it a lot more exciting and fulfilling.  Right now, I invite you to grab every opportunity this new year bring, and by that I mean by the horns!

Eric Rivas



Written on June 10, 2013 by Begoña González-Cuesta in News

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Written on June 29, 2012 by jrodriguez in News

While I was watching this documentary I had a nostalgic time, probably because the MCC will finnish next week.

PresPausePlay is a Swedish production and it would have been the perfect starting point for one of our conversations in one of the first courses back in the first term, Cultural Industries. I highly recommended it since it raises a question that everyone should think about it, especially for those who are taking a cultural industries course: Does democratized culture mean better art or is true talent instead drowned out?

The film contains interviews with several of the most important digital creators, musicians, writers, journalists, filmmakers, university professors and so on.

Despite his age (90), I would like to finish with a quotation from Chris Marker, one of the most innovative film creators of our times.

“The democratization of the tools implies many technical and financial restrictions but we still need to keep working hard. The fact that everyone can own video camera it does not give talent to a person who does not have it”.

Enjoy It!


Speaker: Chiqui Esteban. News Narratives Director at
Wednesday 09-May-2012 5 pm Local time Madrid

The field of communication is in a constant state of reinvention. This is why we believe it is essential to keep abreast of the latest developments by interacting with experts and peers.
We would like to invite you to take part in a series of conversations led by selected practitioners who will discuss relevant issues and events within the field of communication. 

How visualizing big databases can help to understand information through little, personal stories. From the big impersonal numbers to the intimate details hidden behind them in a guided visit to some of the most innovative examples of visual journalism.

Chiqui holds a Bachelor´s Degree in Audiovisual Communication by the University of Navarra. He is a News Narratives Director at as well as editor of the blog Infographics News. Chiqui is also an infographics consultant at Innovation Media Consulting, where he has worked with training teams, developing print and iPad concepts for clients such as Eleftheros Typos (SND World Best Designed 2008), i (SND Best Designed 2011), Paris Match or International Herald Tribune. He is the recipient of more than 30 international infographics awards and has been the speaker in different summits in Paris (WAN-IFRA sports journalism summit), Oxford (Tablets Innovation conferences), Stockholm (CAP&Design), Pamplona (Malofiej International Infographics Summit) or Caracas (Information Design Summit), among others. Previous work experience includes La Voz de Galicia, Diario de Cádiz and Público

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Written on June 15, 2011 by Begoña González-Cuesta in News


Begoña González-Cuesta, Ph.D.
Dean IE School of Communication

At IE School of Communication we have created a vibrant and critical environment in which to develop our best skills to think and act in an increasingly communication-based world. Communication is at the center of our lives; even more, understanding it involves the deep exploration of its interactions with other fields, working in the interdisciplinary thresholds where innovation and new ways of approaching reality can emerge forcefully.

We train communicators who posses practical, intellectual, creative and managerial skills, strong foundations in ethics and critical thinking, and who are able to deal with the complexity of the contemporary world. Our students develop their international profile in a context that encourages diversity, citizenship, team work and entrepreneurial spirit applied to the more innovative ways of working for the current professions, including Digital Journalism, Corporate Communication, Visual Creation, Political Communication, among others.

We envision IE School of Communication as a space for the creation of knowledge and influencing society, in close proximity to professional life, and in dialogue with contemporary culture on all levels.

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