CIEE SEVILLE BUSINESS AND SOCIETY PROGRAM, ISSUE II

Authored by:
Virginia Neira

GREETING FORM SEVILLE!

Here we are again to share with you some of the highlights of the academic term thus far. The Business and Society program is full of enriching activities such as academic exchange seminars focusing on current issues in business (Global Discussions), company visits, internships with companies and several activities with local students.

GLOBAL DISCUSSIONS

Eight “Global Discussions” have been organized thus far, with a participation of 96 local students. This kind of activities have been developed by the CIEE Business and Society staff to help students to meet more Spaniards under a more academic atmosphere.

“Youth and culture”
"Corporate Social Responsability: ethic or aesthetic?”
"Neuromarketing"
“Entrepreneurship and financing innovative projects in Spain and US”
“United States and Europe: two youths, two realities”
“The bitcoin”
"Business culture and International business"
“Are entrepreneurs born or made?”

COMPANY VISITS

As usual, our business professors have been organizing different company visits focused on business in Spain and the European Union. So far, the following company visits have taken place in the CIEE Business and Society program this term:

Caixabank, a financial group, leader within the Spanish market, comprising a banking and insurance business, as well as undertaking investments in international banks and in leading service sector companies.

Marie Curie Techno Incubator, the first start-up accelerator created in Andalusia, offers support and advice to tenants, with total accessibility, proximity and availability for solving and answering companies’ requests

Inés Rosales, leading company in the food industry at both the national and international level. Ines Rosales' products have a big presence in the most important retailers in Spain (El Corte Inglés, Carrefour, and Auchan) and worldwide (WholeFoods market in the US, Kinokuniya in Japan or Globus in Switzerland).

El Cubo, a crowdworking facility where the Spanish telecommunications company, Telefonica-Movistar created a corporate responsibility organization called Andalucía - Open Future. This organization works on accelerating local start-ups by providing them resources from technology to advisers to a location, etc.

Basilippo, an important oil producer, which makes extra virgin olive oil from the Arbequina olive, one of the four most important varieties in Spain.

Extenda, the Trade Promotion Agency of Andalusia, a company owned by Andalusia's Regional Government, in conjunction with the Andalusian Chambers of Commerce, dedicated to the international promotion of Andalusian products and the expansion of Andalusian business in foreign markets.

INTERNSHIP

At this point of the semester, all the students registered in the Internship Program are working in their companies and enjoying their experience.

OVERNIGHT TO MOROCCO

The highlight of each semester is unequivocally the weekend excursion to Morocco. During this fieldtrip, students had the opportunity to experience the cultural, religious, social, and economic differences of the developing North African country.

Before travelling, CIEE organized a mandatory session to prepare students for this trip to Africa. During the session students received information about business, economics, culture and safety in Morocco as well as information about the Business School, the company and the cities they to visit.

CONNECTING CULTURES

Students received the visit of a Moroccan students. In this activity, students could learn about the Moroccan culture as well as meet new friends.

A visit to our Facebook page will offer you a glimpse into our activities in and out of town.

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