The Cajasol Studies Institute held the traditional opening ceremony of the course, which this year was attended by the Minister of Educational Development and Vocational Training, Patricia del Pozo, the president of the Foundation and the Cajasol Studies Institute, Antonio Pulido, and the property and commercial registrar in Seville, Juan Ignacio Madrid.
Antonio Pulido welcomed more than 160 students who will take the eight postgraduate degrees this year, the program directors, and the assistant professors. The president urged these young people to “show there everything you can contribute to society in this time of profound change.” In the same way, he emphasized the values that you will find in the Institute: “effort, discipline and perseverance.”
“The world to come, the one that is already here, is not like what we know and therefore will require very different professional and human profiles,” he said, adding that “the challenge is to help you adapt to the new era. It is as big for you as it is for our school, but we will do it together and work as a team.
The promotion of an entrepreneurial vocation is another aspect that Pulido wants to offer to the young attendees: “The Cajasol Foundation is fully committed to this goal. I encourage you to take advantage of all this battery of incentives available. ”
The president indicated the involvement of the Institute in the so-called “sustainable professional” profile, characterized by “flexibility, the ability to dialogue, cooperate, and have the initiative to anticipate, or at least not be late, all the innovations. “They will begin.”
Finally, he expressed his full confidence that the students “will leave the classrooms with a good dose of all these new requirements and with the satisfaction of contributing, with this excellent training that you are launching today, to improve our land and to build a better future.”
The counselor recalled his time at this institution as a former student in the tenth grade. “I never thought that one day I would have the opportunity to participate in the opening of a course at the Institute, where I have very good memories in my heart,” he acknowledged.
Del Pozo emphasized the institute’s consolidation and level of excellence. From his own experience, he points out how this business school, which has been offering training for 36 years and “helps Andalusians to develop their professional and life projects,” has given him the “push he needed” for the rest of his career.
“Seville and Andalusia cannot be better served than through culture, like the Cajasol Foundation, and through training, like what the Institute does,” described as a “High-Performance Center” and “School of Talent.” The counselor emphasized the importance of being employed by the institute, “which ensures that students have work integration in more than 90% of cases.” In closing, he assured the students that “being here with these master’s degrees is an opportunity, a privilege.”
Juan Ignacio Madrid, property and commercial registrar and a professor at the Cajasol Studies Institute for decades, gave the inaugural conference, which he wanted to be an inspiring talk on life advice. “Know thyself” and “make others happy,”, especially in group work; “relativize and not give importance to what others think”; “don’t look for short results”; “work with perseverance”; and above all “have motivation and desire to do things well”, are some of the ideas he wants to share.
Students have started classes for different master’s degrees, which run from October to June and cover different areas of knowledge (legal consulting, tax, human resources, finance, marketing, communication, and internationalization). This leading business school in Andalusia has more than 3 decades of history, where more than 35,0000 students have gone through classrooms, training sessions, and events, and now have many positions in leading companies in Spain.
The Institute plans for 23/24 courses, in addition to Master’s programs for young graduates, more than 15 specialization and updating courses aimed at professionals, as well as many workshops, conferences, and webinars. Every year, its actions reach more than 2,500 people.