Get to know Hannah Kuse, the president of SIB and her organization. Students in International Business (SIB) is a student organization at Texas State University that welcomes students of all majors. The mission of SIB is to connect students to international business experience and assist them in their path to a career and leadership positions within the field of international business. The purpose of SIB is to increase student awareness about international business, create a forum for discussing international business issues, provide opportunities for students to interact with international business professionals, and prepare students for career and leadership positions in international business.
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Q: How has your organization helped you grow as a student and future professional?SIB has helped me grow as a student by challenging me to independently learn about international business. I have also learned to better balance my work, school, and social life. It has also allowed me to build my professional network through events we hold, speakers at our meetings, and the work we do with the international nonprofit Sights Unseen.
Q: What makes your organization special/unique?SIB is unique in that the opportunities we have for students are not only local but global in scope. Sights Unseen is a nonprofit started by Texas State alumni Kelly Broome which manufactures and distributes glasses to people in developing countries. Our work with Sights Unseen allows students to directly engage with international business people and work with a team on a proposal to USAID. This proposal is for a grant to help underprivileged people in Guatemala receive glasses called Adspecs which will help communities overcome the limitations poor eyesight can create.
Q: What is something you wish someone would’ve told you before you started your college journey?Before starting my college journey I wish I had known to get involved on campus early on. Meeting new people, building your professional resume, and making new friends is so much easier when you join organizations your freshman year.
Joining SIB is as easy as coming to one of our meetings, held every other Tuesday at 5 pm in McCoy 105, and paying the $25 yearly fee. A t-shirt is included with this fee.
Facebook page: Facebook.com/txstsib
Twitter & Instagram: @TXSTSIB