Odette Carey recently joined IE Business School’s Master in International Management program (April 2009 intake), and was able to do so thanks to a partnership between IE Business School  and the Organization of American States  whereby both organizations invest in top candidates coming from the Americas, who post-program will return to their countries to contribute to activities there. Here’s what Odette had to say about coming to IE:
“My name is Odette Carey, and I’m from The Bahamas . Before coming to Madrid for studies, I worked for three years as a Sales and Marketing Manager at one of the largest and most fascinating resorts in the world: Atlantis Resort & Casino . In my capacity as Manager at Atlantis, I contributed to many successful promotional campaigns and sales driven strategies to sustain my job, and many others during this tough economic crisis.
As tourism is one of the most important industries in The Bahamas, I’ve been privileged to have worked in a sector that for the most part has been stable – and not to mention very exciting – which is why I feel the need to protect and sustain it. Being offered this great opportunity from IE and the Organization of American States (OAS) to attend IE in the Masters in International Management  program allows me to gain the exposure and knowledge I need to become an effective leader, creating the necessary change to lead the tourism sector in The Bahamas.
My goal after completing the Masters in International Management program is to use the international exposure gained and the professional network I am building now at IE, to inject new ideas and expand new product offerings within my country. This award from the OAS and the IE Foundation will provide me with all the necessary tools to make this happen, for which I am very appreciative. ”
Learn more about the IE – Organization of American States scholarship program and other Financial Aid options at www.ie.edu/financialaid .