International Business Association (IBA)
Your World. Is Our Business.
The International Business Association at Florida State University is dedicated to preparing its members for a career in international business. Through corporate tours, current events discussions, community service, and fundraising the International Business Association provides a way for members to network and learn about exciting careers in the field of international business. Our meetings are generally in the Starry Conference Room in the Rovetta Business Building B. If you are interested in joining, please feel free to send us an e-mail and we will add you to the mailing list. We are constantly accepting new members throughout the semester, so please feel free to join us at our next meeting.
Feel free to contact us with any questions @ email@example.com
"The 2007-2008 year was a great success, with two corporate tours, two community service events and numerous presentations by esteemed professionals IBA was taken to new heights. After speaking with Matt I am excited to see how his new ideas will enhance the IBA experience!"
- Edward Facundo, Former President 07'-08'
|Shelby McWilliams||Vice President of Internal Affairsfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ryan Todd||Vice President of External Affairsemail@example.com|
|Nicole Altieri||Vice President of Financefirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Dr. Daekwan Kim||Academic Advisoremail@example.com|
|L.J. Mahon||Academic Advisorfirstname.lastname@example.org|
By far the largest of our events, the International Business Association corporate tours provide amazing opportunities for members to visit Fortune 500 companies and get a personal view of the corporate world. We feel it is crucial for our members to graduate with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed. Our corporate tours provide some exposure to numerous industries with international ties.
Past/Future Corporate Tours
|Fall 2005 - Tampa, FL|
|Spring 2006 - Boston, MA|
|Fall 2006 - Atlanta, GA|
|Spring 2007 - New York, NY|
|Fall 2007 - Miami, FL|
|Spring 2008 - Washington D.C.|
|Spring 2009 - Sillicon Valley, San Francisco, CA|
|Spring 2010 - New York City, NY|
|Spring 2011 - Chicago, IL|
|Spring 2012 - Boston, MA|
|Spring 2013 - New York, NY|
Dr. Daekwan Kim, Department of Marketing @ Florida State University
Dr. Gary Knight, Director of Program in Multinational Business Operations @ Florida State University
Fall: Big Bend Heart Walk - The Big Bend Heart Walk is a community service event dedicated to helping prevent heart disease in America. It takes place each year in Tom Brown Park. Every year each member who attended walked for the 3 miles to raise money for the American Heart Association.
Spring: Relay for Life - Relay for Life is a very large event held during the spring semester (usually the end of March) at Mike Long Track on campus. This is an overnight event which proves to be a great experience year after year. We will provide additional information as we begin the Spring semester.
We like to have fun too! We sponsor group events so that all members learn to network and grow comfortable with one another, while learning how to interact with colleagues in an “outside of work” environment.
Dues & Benefits
By becoming a member of the International Business Association you will be entering a club which is dedicated to its members. We are an RSO, which means we can provide all of the benefits associated with being a registered organization at Florida State. In addition to the many professional and social advantages membership provides, our members also receive:
1. Member t-shirt - New members are given t-shirts when they pay their dues, (while supplies last). We will wear these shirts during IBA events including charity and fundraising events.
2. Resume List - Every member who pays dues will be placed in the resume booklet which will be handed out to each corporation we visit on our corporate tours. This is a great way of gaining exposure to corporations.
3. Mail List - You will be added to the mailing list which may contain internship opportunities and announcements.
4. Alumni Network - IBA is still a growing organization on campus, as such we have a small but very influential alumni network. Some of our alumni corporate relations include Goldman Sachs,Shell Gasoline, Bank of America, and Ernst and Young.
Dues this year are set at $35 for new members, and $25 dollars for returning members each semester.