Before joining IÉSEG, I helped set up Aguayuda, an international non-profit organization based in the United States. The aim was to provide water, sanitation and hygiene education to poor rural communities in developing countries with the major focus being in La Guajira, Colombia. I had also gained some experience as a project engineer and had set up my own video editing company. I decided to come to IÉSEG because the international MBA program offered me the right balance of theoretical learning and practical hands on applications to develop the skills needed to be a successful international manager. IÉSEG was also the ideal school for me to develop the interpersonal skills needed to work with people from diverse backgrounds and cultures also in terms of languages and customs. There are over 16 different nationalities on the IMBA. This means everyone has a unique experience and brings different skills, knowledge and abilities that everyone can learn from. As we learn and grow as professionals, we are creating a special bond that will last a lifetime. Another essential element for me was the possibility to follow electives in key areas where I wanted to learn more or reinforce my skills. These included project management, digital marketing and consumer behavior. The School also provides personalized career coaching, French classes and access to the IÉSEG Alumni Association that will all be a major benefit to me in the years ahead. When I complete my MBA, I’m looking to pursue my career in project management for an international corporation or non-profit in the water sector.