Global Engagement Student Advisory Board (GESAB)

GESAB serves as a student advisory board to Tippie's Undergraduate Program Office to promote a culture of inclusivity and global awareness both in and out of the classroom.


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) and meet monthly as a large group and more frequently in smaller sub-committee planning groups.


GESAB has led the following initiatives since its start in Fall 2013:

Application Process

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 accepted mid-spring semester for open seats on the 2016-2017 board.

Global Spotlights

Meet globally engaged members of the Tippie community

Connect with Us

Visit our Global Engagement at Tippie Facebook page

International Buddies

Experience and share cultures with a Tippie Buddy