IE Brown Student Perspective: Greetings from Spain

Hola! A warm welcome from the IE Brown Executive MBA program in Segovia and Madrid, Spain.

Ever wanted to know what it feels like to pursue and Executive MBA at IE Brown? Konstantine Zuckerman, Class of 2018 and CEO of Torops, an international cybersecurity and software development company, will be regularly checking in with us to share his IE Brown experience.

Having completed the first residential session in Segovia and Madrid, Spain, and commenced the online portion of the IE Brown curriculum, Zuckerman sent us a virtual postcard with some details about his journey so far.

The picture below is of Zuckerman and his IE Brown colleagues – three from New York, two from Philippines, one from Connecticut. Despite their different backgrounds, cultures, and careers, they came together at IE Brown to advance their careers and impact industry.

According to Zuckerman, embarking on this journey together, they quickly learned to work in groups and support each other through the many tasks, assignments, readings, projects, and obstacles. They continue to work together back home via coursework, Skype, email, conference calls, and FaceTime, and look forward to reuniting face-to-face at the next residential session at the Brown University campus in Providence RI. In his words,

“Kicking-off this program in Spain was one of the most meaningful trips of my life. The whole class of 2018 was thrown into a new environment for an intense 2+ weeks of learning and making new relationships. What’s better than studying in a classroom? Studying in a classroom in Segovia, Spain, where you are just steps away from The Aqueduct of Segovia—one of the best-preserved elevated Roman aqueducts in the world.”

Fun fact: The Alcazar of Segovia, the castle in the background, is known as “The Snow White Castle” because this castle was used as inspiration for the Queen’s Castle in this classic Disney film.

Konstantine Zuckerman is the CEO of Torops, an international cybersecurity and software development company based in New York City with multiple development centers in Ukraine.

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