Global Engagement Student 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 fourteen 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.
Applications for new members are taken from August to late September, with interviews for new members taking place in early October. Any student in good standing admitted to the Tippie College of Business is eligible to apply.
Applications now being taken for GESAB seats for 2015-16 – Application deadline Friday, September 4
We are seeking 6-7 new members to serve on GESAB in the 2015-16 academic year. We seek a diversity of cultures and years. 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 through Friday, September 4, and interviews will follow shortly after. It is expected that successful applicants will join GESAB for our September meeting (last Friday of the month).