Wooga renting 20 flats for international hires in Berlin


Wooga is a cool company (online gaming leader) based in a super-cool city (Berlin).

“What I thought was amazing about Wooga when I visited the company’s offices in Berlin (which, by the way, are stunning as you can probably tell from the photos embedded in this article), is just how international its workforce is – and how Wooga has managed to get this talent from all over the world interested in joining (and sticking with) them.” Read full article

So check www.wooga.com to see whether they have interesting opportunities for you.

Or better even, go to www.iagora.com and save time searching jobs at Wooga and similar companies in Europe and beyond.




Engineers wanted at hot tech startup in Barcelona


If you are an engineer interested in joining a young and dynamic team working on a pretty exciting new app you might want to check Fever (www.feverup.com). This is probably one of the most US-like European startups I’ve heard in a long time.

Design Engineer: http://jobs.feverup.com/page/design-engineer/en.html

All 9 current vacancies: http://jobs.feverup.com/contents/positions.html

Check the LinkedIn profile of their very young yet experienced founder: http://www.linkedin.com/in/pepgomez

FT MBA Rankings 2010 — An international perspective


This is a table I’ve pulled from the Financial Times website.

I have reorganized the MBA rankings using very iAgorical criteria of ‘International students’ (% of students who come from another country) and ‘International experience’ (it’s an FT index that is made of ‘4 criteria’ to measure the international exposure throughout the MBA)

It is interesting to see that the list changes when ranked based on ‘international exposure’. It’s as if there is a trade-off, surprisingly enough. The top ‘international exposure’ seem to be specialists, not the best schools in terms of overall rankings.

The only Top10 MBAs that are also in the Top10 of ‘international exposure’ are IESE, Insead and Hong-Kong UST.

The top American MBAs like Harvard do pretty poorly in terms of international experience. The first top American MBA appears at #15 (Stanford). Harvard is in position #59.

European MBAs seem to do better to combine ‘international exposure’ and ‘overall ranking’.

Current rank School name Country Int. students Int. course
61 Hult International Business School U.S.A. / U.K. / U.A.E. / China 91 1
80 University of South Carolina: Moore U.S.A. 27 2
64 Ipade Mexico 9 3
9 Iese Business School Spain 80 4
4 Insead France / Singapore 92 5
99 Kaist College of Business South Korea 6 6
60 University of Cape Town GSB South Africa 34 7
77 Incae Business School Costa Rica 61 8
6 Hong Kong UST Business School China 93 9
96 Politecnico di Milano School of Management Italy 80 10
1 London Business School U.K. 92 11
23 National University of Singapore School of Business Singapore 88 12
18 HEC Paris France 83 13
36 Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Netherlands 93 14
4 Stanford University GSB U.S.A. 41 15
21 Northwestern University: Kellogg U.S.A. 34 16
21 Esade Business School Spain 85 17
35 Australian School of Business: AGSM Australia 78 18
29 Manchester Business School U.K. 93 19
80 University of British Columbia: Sauder Canada 45 20
49 York University: Schulich Canada 69 21
17 Ceibs China 42 22
72 Ohio State University: Fisher U.S.A. 27 23
100 EM Lyon Business School France 68 24
9 MIT Sloan School of Management U.S.A. 51 25
58 Warwick Business School U.K. 80 26
57 McGill University: Desautels Canada 61 27
20 Duke University: Fuqua U.S.A. 39 28
32 City University: Cass U.K. 77 29
25 University of California at Berkeley: Haas U.S.A. 42 30
15 New York University: Stern U.S.A. 35 31
88 University of Edinburgh Business School U.K. 96 32
1 University of Pennsylvania: Wharton U.S.A. 34 33
8 IE Business School Spain 87 34
15 Yale School of Management U.S.A. 33 35
68 Thunderbird School of Global Management U.S.A. 55 36
53 Melbourne Business School Australia 90 37
18 Dartmouth College: Tuck U.S.A. 40 38
68 SP Jain Center of Management Dubai / Singapore 100 39
80 University of Notre Dame: Mendoza U.S.A. 18 40
86 University of Washington Business School: Foster U.S.A. 18 41
30 Cornell University: Johnson U.S.A. 31 42
28 SDA Bocconi Italy 67 43
24 University of Michigan: Ross U.S.A. 29 44
31 UCLA: Anderson U.S.A. 37 45
14 IMD Switzerland 100 46
62 University of North Carolina: Kenan-Flagler U.S.A. 27 47
78 University College Dublin: Smurfit Ireland 47 48
55 Durham Business School U.K. 85 49
12 University of Chicago: Booth U.S.A 44 50
84 Eada Spain 93 51
92 Pepperdine University: Graziadio U.S.A. 24 52
41 Carnegie Mellon: Tepper U.S.A. 37 53
98 IAE Business School Argentina 57 54
68 Boston University School of Management U.S.A. 37 55
27 University of Oxford: Saïd U.K. 95 56
7 Columbia Business School U.S.A. 46 57
41 University of Virginia: Darden U.S.A. 33 58
3 Harvard Business School U.S.A. 34 59
74 University of Strathclyde Business School U.K. 97 60
33 Nanyang Business School Singapore 87 61
38 Georgetown University: McDonough U.S.A. 28 62
63 Wisconsin School of Business U.S.A. 16 63
49 University of Texas at Austin: McCombs U.S.A. 27 64
46 University of Toronto: Rotman Canada 42 65
46 University of Western Ontario: Ivey Canada 23 66
73 Indiana University: Kelley U.S.A. 28 67
34 Cranfield School of Management U.K. 82 68
41 Lancaster University Management School U.K. 94 69
26 University of Cambridge: Judge U.K. 94 70
88 SMU: Cox U.S.A. 23 71
44 Texas A & M University: Mays U.S.A. 19 72
84 Babson College: Olin U.S.A. 49 73
90 Bradford School of Management/TiasNimbas Business School U.K. / Netherlands / Germany 94 74
37 Imperial College Business School U.K. 70 75
38 Emory University: Goizueta U.S.A. 36 76
13 Indian School of Business India 5 77
91 Brigham Young University: Marriott U.S.A. 13 78
51 Vanderbilt University: Owen U.S.A. 23 79
64 University of Southern California: Marshall U.S.A. 22 80
11 Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA) India 8 81
74 Boston College: Carroll U.S.A. 34 82
78 Wake Forest University: Babcock U.S.A. 30 83
68 Birmingham Business School U.K. 93 84
53 University of California at Irvine: Merage U.S.A. 30 85
44 Rice University: Jones U.S.A. 31 86
46 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign U.S.A. 37 87
86 College of William and Mary: Mason U.S.A. 33 88
59 Pennsylvania State University: Smeal U.S.A. 39 89
83 University of California: Davis U.S.A. 25 90
55 Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School Belgium 86 91
97 Georgia Institute of Technology U.S.A. 13 92
52 University of Rochester: Simon U.S.A. 55 93
64 University of Iowa: Tippie U.S.A. 19 94
74 Purdue University: Krannert U.S.A. 50 95
94 Leeds University Business School U.K. 79 96
40 University of Maryland: Smith U.S.A. 46 97
94 University of Florida: Hough U.S.A. 20 98
93 University of Georgia: Terry U.S.A. 18 99
64 Arizona State University: Carey U.S.A. 24 100

Picking your MBA



I did my MBA at INSEAD and I believe there are a few important things to take into account that we don’t talk too much about.

– Alumni: It’s not just the size and quality of the alumni network (what positions in which companies) but also the distribution of the alumni base. If you know in which country you want to work it’s important to take this into account. For instance if you know you want to work in Spain then IESE or ESADE would be top choices, even if INSEAD’s alumni base worldwide is much bigger.

– Large Vs small intakes: Harvard and INSEAD have huge promotions of about 900 MBAs/year. Other prestigious institutions like Stanford or IMD have intakes of about 100 MBAs/year. Although there are great strengths of having large numbers of graduates (alumni network, diversity in the classroom) small MBAs are more tight knit and the tuition/careers services is much more personalised.

– Life as an international student: Try getting the feel about how international a school is, how students live, is there also a social life etc… You can find out about this on iAgora’s study section, which gathers 90.000 experiences of international students :http://www.iagora.com/studies/uni/ESADE_Business_School

– Quality of students: You are supposed to learn in an MBA and a lot of the interesting part comes from having interesting discussions in the classroom. I believe there are a few indicators about the quality of students: selectivity (% of applicants that are accepted, average GMAT scores), quality of recruiters (where do the most demanding recruiters like McKinsey and Goldman Sachs recruit?), rankings are also an indicator but remember that many top schools decide not to cooperate with some of them.

– Diversity of students: Here is where size matters, but also does the selection criteria and their objectives in terms of diversity. Personally I thought that diversity in terms of cultures, social backgrounds, professional backgrounds, academic backgrounds, languages etc… made the experience truly unique.

So think of where you want to work, what kind of environment you want to live in, whether you want a truly personalised service or a more detached one.


Exporting Mangoes – Spanish/French/English


I’m not talking about that delicious tropical fruit but about Spain’s second largest fashion brand. Mango is a fancy, rapidly expanding fashion company for ‘young urban woman’. Even though they are not as ubiquitous as Zara, it’s a huge success story in Catalunya, Spain. They have 1500 stores in 92 countries and their advertising features Scarlett Johnasson or Penelope Cruz.

They are looking for people with international skills for their ‘expansion department’. The job is about monitoring results in new markets, dealing with franchisees, assessing new growth opportunities.

They want people who speak French and English, not quite sure if that comes on top of Spanish or not. The job is based in Barcelona, which is not a bad place to live if you like good weather, good food, easy access to the sea & the mountains, a good international airport, beautiful architecture and probably the best soccer team in the world…

Check out the full job description and apply here


Are you into fine arts? – Internship Art.sy – New York


Art.sy is a startup based in New York and founded by a programmer and a Christie’s executive with loads of contacts in NYC galleries, collectors etc… Their approach is to combine they knowledge, contacts and technology to be able to make art recommendations.

Although the internship is unpaid it is pretty high profile as you’ll be in the epicenter of the art world in New York City. This means galleries, exhibitions, museums, artists, collectors, technology etc… A nice opportunity to live in NYC and get some exposure to both the art and technology industries.

They are looking for techies for full-time positions and for an intern.

The internship mentions “responsibilities including inventory management, research, and special projects. The intern will also be involved in gallery relationship management, working directly with Art.sy’s gallery partners. Interns who demonstrate their capacity will be given opportunities for increased responsibilities, including a role in the development of our Art Genome Project.” Read more and apply.

Good luck!




Angry Birds tester – Rovio, Finland



Are you addicted to Angry Birds, like just about anyone who’s tried it?

If yes and you fancy moving to Finland, you might want to check the openings at Rovio, the company that brought Angry Birds to the world. They launched the game in early 2010 and it has been downloaded about 10 million times for iPhone/iPod… and the it seems to be just the beginning of the Angry Birds craze. The game is basically the #1 paid application in virtually all countries.

Perhaps it’s the right time to join the company and discover the scandinavian way-of-life. N

Game tester: imagine getting paid to play Angry Birds.

If you want more info about Angry Birds and Rovio, or check their website.

OK, time to go back to smash some green piggies, level 3 is pretty hard…



… native speakers for 6 month internship in Hamburg



Optikur is a young company based in Hamburg. They run an online magazine on wellness and health and are looking for people from European countries to make their platform multilingual. If you like writing and you are an English, French or Spanish speaker this can be your stepping stone to the internet industry.

The team is supposed to be pretty international and Hamburg is a fun and pretty city, with lots of travel options around… but you will need a warm jacket 😉

For the full job description and application follow this link.



Toluna looking for German speaker in Paris


Toluna is an online platform for polls and opinions with headquarters in Paris and offices in many countries. They attract users to their site and get them involved in surveys and polls so that they can offer market research services to companies.

They are looking for a German native speaker to work as Community Manager in the Paris offices. So if you are a native German this might be your ticket into an internship in Paris so you can enjoy the city, polish your French and collaborate with people from different places. Also it’s not bad that they are a prosperous and rapidly growing company with a leadership position in their field.

Click here for all details and to apply.

Good luck!


Top MBA programs – QS rankings


The QS Global 200 Top Business Schools was just released.

This ranking is published by QS, a company based in th UK. Their methodology is based on recruiter feedback. They ask recruiters all over the world to state the schools where they have recruited, are recruiting or are planning to recruit. Recruiters that are focused on domestic recruitment (ie only in the country where the school is based) are not taken into account, which means that some very good local schools will not show up in the rankings.

Here are the top 5 MBA programs by region:

EUROPE: 1. Insead, France – 2. LBS, UK – 3. Oxford University (Said) , UK – 4. IESE business school, Spain – 5. SDA Bocconi, Italy

NORTH AMERICA: 1. Harvard Business School, Boston – 2. University of Pennsylvania (Wharton), Philadelphia – 3. Northwestern University (Kellogg) – 4. Stanford Graduate School of Business – 5. Columbia Business School

ASIA: 1. Insead Singapore – 2. MBS, Melbourne Business School – 3. NUS Business School , Singapore – 4. AGSM , Sydney – 5. IIM Bangalore

… and here is the full list of the best MBA programs in the world, according to QS.






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