WE'RE IN THIS TOGETHER
The Center for Global Business supports your course of study in international business in many ways. From career preparation to community events, our students are supported every step of the way.
Career DevelopmentStudents in an IB program can get career coaching at CGB, including resume review, cover letter assistance, and personalized career counseling. This assistance includes individual work with students on incorporating their international experience into their personal brand and professional narrative.
Advising & Planning AssistanceCGB students have access to a dedicated "global readiness advisor" who is available for in-depth advising and academic planning, even during the busy registration season. Prospective students are also welcome to meet with the advisor outside of registration periods.
Mentoring for All StudentsCGB offers mentoring support for all its students. Students are matched with those who share their geographic and/or professional interests. Majors are automatically paired with CGB Board members, and minors are matched via UT's HookedIn platform.
Ambassadors ProgramCGB Ambassadors represent the best and brightest of the IB program. They hare their IB experience with students, supporters, and the university., and promote the center at events and through social media. Applications are accepted each August for the coming year.
STUDENT SUPPORT OPTIONS
International businessss studies open the door to a world of possibilities, and CGB is committed to helping students reach their fullest potential, both at UT and beyond. Students in international business programs therefore have a variety of support options available to them in addition to those offered by their college.
Career Coaching and Support
Students in an IB program receive career coaching from the Center for Global Business, including resume review, cover letter assistance, and personalized career counseling. This assistance includes individual work with students on incorporating their international experience into their personal brand and professional narrative. For more information, or to work with an adviser, make an appointment at www.calendly.com/cgb-advising.
Canvas Community and Job Board
Students enrolled in an international business major, minor, or certificate have access to the International Business Community on Canvas, containing information on prospective employment, travel experiences, community members, events, and other opportunities. The site provides discussion boards for sharing experiences and a Job Board exclusively for international business students.
If you are a current student and do not have access to this community on Canvas, please contact us.
The Center offers an annual mentor program for international business and global management students to help them craft and pursue your goals for the future. Students are paired with mentors whose geographic or professional focus aligns with their interests.
Students pursuing a CGB minor are matched with mentors via HookedIn - an alumni engagement platform operated by TexasExes. They should sign up for HookedIn and complete this form no later than the first week of classes in August to be paired with a mentor for the year.
Students majoring in International Busines are automatically paired with a member of the CGB Board of Advisors each fall, and will be informed of their designated mentor at the start of the first long session after they declare their major.
Online Portfolio Support
Students are encouraged to meet with the Center staff to discuss creating a professional portfolio using the Portfoluim platform. Portfolios abiding by our guidelines will be featured on the platform website and promoted to supporters of the Center and McCombs, including prospective employers.
Portfolios are expected to include:
- Professional Resume
- Professional Headshot
- Statement of Career Intentions
- 1-2 Substantive Writing Samples
- Links to other projects or professional affiliations
Portfolios will continue to be promoted by CGB for one year following the student's graduation, allowing students to make ongoing professional use of the content.
The Ambassadors Program taps the potential of UT's most outstanding international business students. Ambassadors help build the international campus community while networking with the Board of Advisors and alumni at members-only events and being recognized for their participation.
- Share their IB experience with students, supporters, and the university.
- Participate in McCombs events on behalf of the IB program.
- Promote the Center and its effort via social media and peer networking.
- Provide logistical and community support for Center projects
How to Apply & Criteria
Applications are announced each summer, and applicants must be declared International Business majors with a 3.00 GPA and remain in good academic and disciplinary standing. Strong preference is given to applicants who will have upper-division standing and an international experience completed by the start of the Fall Term. For more information, contact Deborah Salzberg, Global Readiness Adviser.