Posts Tagged ‘Katharina Hamann#8217;


Talent: a pocketful of diamonds

Written on June 25, 2015 by Roberto Arribas in Arts & Humanities, Exhibitions, General, Psychology

Psychology student Katharina Hamann’s end of course assignment explored IE University’s strategy for developing students’ skills and abilities


“There is something rarer than ability. It is the ability to recognize ability.” The saying, attributed to US writer Elbert Hubbard, highlights the importance of discovering the gifts people possess and allowing them to develop to their full potential. Companies today are increasingly spending a lot of energy on developing strategies to stimulate talent. A sizeable “talent pool” in your organization is vital: it’s like having a pocketful of diamonds.

IE University is a talent mine. Our approach is not just to provide students with a good academic education, but also to expand their creative capacity, to arouse their intellectual curiosity, stimulate their emotional intelligence, and to empower them to function fully in a constantly changing environment. Our quest is for students to take advantage of their university years with us to develop their talent to the maximum and then join the labor market with a clear competitive advantage.

German student Katharina Hamann fits this profile perfectly: she speaks several languages, is constantly travelling, loves learning about new cultures and making friends with people from other countries, and above all, facing new challenges every day. Furthermore, she is an excellent student: her end of course assignment won her the maximum grade of 10, along with Honors, while her average grade throughout her Psychology course was 9.6.

Katharina Hamann’s research project was an analysis of talent management in organizations, and specifically the way that IE University creates the conditions that allows students to develop their skills and areas of specialization to the full. Read more…

We use both our own and third-party cookies to enhance our services and to offer you the content that most suits your preferences by analysing your browsing habits. Your continued use of the site means that you accept these cookies. You may change your settings and obtain more information here. Accept