Chicago Trip Update and Next Meeting

The 2013 IBO Chicago Trip was a complete success! We visited PWC, Baird and IBM and had a great time! Besides visiting some great companies and meeting potential future employers, we experienced the city and bonded as a group. Below are just a few pictures documenting our trip. Thanks to everyone who made this trip a success and thanks to our members for participating in this awesome event! As a reminder, our next meeting will be Tuesday, April 9th in 306 […]

Meeting 3/19/13–Whirlpool

Our next IBO general meeting will be on Tuesday, March 19th at 7 p.m. in 106 Bessey. We will be hosting a few representatives from Whirlpool. Whirlpool is a multinational manufacturing company headquartered right here in Michigan. Whirlpool specializes in manufacturing different types of home appliances. This meeting is an excellent opportunity to network with representatives and recruiters from a great global company. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to secure that summer internship or make a connection for a […]

IBO Chicago Trip Application

The deadline to apply for the Chicago Trip is Sunday, February 24th at 6 p.m. To apply, email an informal paragraph containing the following: Past experience with IBO Why you’re interested in going Why we should choose you A degree of preference will be given to the applications that are received first. This trip is an excellent opportunity to network with recruiters and continue to learn about international business, all while getting to know other IBO members and enjoying one of America’s […]

Meeting 2/12/13 featuring Dave Sylvester from Steelcase

  Please join us in 106 Bessey at 7pm on February 12th for our third meeting of the semester. Dave Sylvester, CFO at Steelcase Inc. will be our featured speaker. Steelcase is headquartered in Grand Rapids, MI, but Dave works internationally on a very frequent basis. He travels all around the world several times per year, mostly in Europe and Asia. But, he has also traveled to the middle east and South America as well. Dave took an expatriate assignment […]

Meeting 2/5/13– Dr. Jeff Cohu

Come join us this Tuesday, February 5th at 7 p.m. in 106 Bessey Hall for our next general meeting. Dr. Jeff Cohu will be our featured guest speaker. Dr. Cohu has a wealth of international business experience that he will be sharing with us. As a corporate executive, he has managed many international business relationships and operations. As a business consultant he helps clients perform location site analysis in global settings.  Dr. Cohu is also s a part-owner of a small business […]

Spring Semester Kickoff Meeting 1/22

Welcome back everyone!   Come join us for the first meeting of the new year on Tuesday, January 22nd in room 106 Bessey. We will be discussing plans for the upcoming semester and why you should become a member of the International Business Organization. We will also be discussing plans for our corporate trip to Chicago, IL. As always, free food will be provided! If you have any questions, emails us at See you soon!  


On Tuesday, October 16th at 7PM in BCC N106 the International Business Organization welcomes Kathy Sylvester of BISSELL. Mrs. Sylvester is currently the Director of Human Resources primarily responsible for Global Compensation & Benefits and HR Operations.  Prior to moving into HR in December 2011,  she was  BISSELL’s Assistant Controller overseeing General Accounting, Consolidation & Reporting and Accounts Payable. Founded in 1876, BISSELL exists so people can take on life without worrying about the messes by providing a full line of […]


Welcome to the International Business Organization!   We look forward to seeing everyone at our 2012-2013 FALL KICKOFF MEETING!   We will be meeting in the Business Communication Complex N106 at 7PM on Tuesday September 4th!   We will explain the many benefits of this website as well as the perks of becoming a member at the kickoff meeting so be sure to join us!

Alcoa in the News

      Our presenting company for the Spring Kick-off Meeting is in the news today for topping forecasts. Check out the article from Fox Business here.  

Get Involved

Joining student organizations on campus is great! Getting involved in them is even better!  With the International Business Organization there are plenty of opportunities to get involved! You can join several sub-committees, aid in marketing, help plan corporate trips, participate in case competitions and more! Just talk with an E-board member today!