In March 2011, Brown launched its joint Executive MBA program with the Instituto Empresasa, IE, based in Madrid. In preparation for the launch, we sent two BEO students to intern in Madrid in the summer of 2010. In the summer of 2011, we officially launched BEO's International Internship program at Madrid's IE. The students worked in the marketing area of the new MBA program. Here is what our interns had to say:
"I learned SO much about the business school world and also how certain parts of any company need to be run. If I consider an MBA in the future I know what type of things make a program strong and I also know a lot more about the top schools. I also know how hard a marketing, communications and admissions office all have to work, especially in a school that is still establishing itself. The IE Brown program is still extremely new and I know I have helped them out. Everyone at IE is supportive, interesting, helpful, cool and fun. I made real connections with these people and seriously want to come back to Madrid just to work with them again."
—Cory Abbe, Madrid intern, 2011
"This is an internship with incredible flexibility and autonomy. If you are independent, proactive, and can accomplish projects without much supervision, this is a great place to go. I worked on a variety of projects, and had the opportunity to improve my computer skills in a variety of programs, especially formatting in word, data visualization in excel, and organization in Prezi. In my time working on the brochure, its layout, and competitor examples, I also had the chance to develop my skills as a writer in marketing—making that important transition between academic, professorial, and a serious to one that is exciting, provocative, and sassy. "
—Daniel Prada, Madrid intern, 2011
"I would definitely recommend this internship for any student. It is an
excellent learning experience at many different levels. I walked away with a wealth of knowledge about marketing and research in a competitive MBA market...the experience also taught me a great deal about the Spanish culture, the way the government is run, and the state of the economy."
—Van Le, Madrid intern, 2010