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Global Engagement Student Advisory Board

Advisory Board

Started in 2013, GESAB serves as a student advisory board to the Undergraduate Program Office on undergraduate internationalization efforts. In its first year, GESAB recommended the introduction of an undergraduate buddy program in the College, spearheaded efforts to recognize International Education Week, and organized events for Global Perspectives Day during Roadmap Rally Week.

GESAB’s 14 student members reflect the diversity of the undergraduate student body. Members agree to serve for at least a one-year term on the board (September through September). Members meet monthly as a large group and more frequently in smaller sub-committee planning groups.

Any student in good standing admitted to the Tippie College of Business is eligible to apply.

The selection process is competitive. Successful applicants typically share these characteristics:

  • Commitment to global awareness, demonstrated through study abroad, student organization memberships, volunteer work, and other activities that foster cross-cultural connections
  • Enthusiasm for programming, planning, and brainstorming new ideas for the College
  • Strong communication skills
  • Good academic performance (typically 2.8 GPA and above)

Applications will be taken in mid-spring semester for open seats on the 2016-2017 Board.