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IB Vision

IB Vision is a student organisation that deals with all student activities which are directly concerned with the BSc International Business degree programme. Our aim is to promote our degree programme with all-round student commitment and we work in close cooperation with the degree programme coordinators. 

For instance, we are involved in the organisation of our introductory week at the beginning of the semester, are actively engaged in the marketing of our degree programme and enhance the team spirit of current as well as former IB students with our events.

With 14 departments in which around 100 IB students are involved every semester, we are one of the largest student organisations at Reutlingen University.

Students can get an idea of our Departments at the beginning of every semester and find out about the different fields of activity. By getting involved, our IB Vision members have the opportunity to work in dynamic teams on projects that relate directly to their course and also get the chance as heads of departments to take responsibility for a project.

Our IB Vision Head Team coordinates the activities of IB Vision and creates the necessary conditions for ensuring that the IB Vision Departments work successfully. In the following we will present the functions of the Head Team and provide details of our individual departments. 

Our IB Vision Head Team coordinates the activities of IB Vision and creates the necessary conditions for ensuring that the IB Vision Committees work successfully. In the following we will present the functions of the Head Team and provide details of our individual committees.  

Strategy Leaders

Strategy Leaders from IB Vision are responsible for the overall coordination of the organization’s departments and represent them externally. The Strategy Leaders synchronize IB Vision’s activities with the degree program’s coordinators. They represent the interests of the IB degree program in the academic area with other organizations within the ESB student network. Further, the Strategy Leaders negotiate with ESB’s school board a budget which they manage and distribute to the departments. The Strategy Leaders are also required to play an active part in optimizing internal processes and in the professionalization of the degree program and in developing new, innovative projects.

Contact: strategyleader.ibvision@dont-want-spam.esbstudent.net

Heads of Marketing

IB Vision’s Heads of Marketing are responsible for our six marketing departments. In this role they are the first contact persons for the department heads, set common goals with them and monitor fulfilment of these goals. At the same time, they are directly involved in the implementation of important projects and events. Further tasks include the recruiting of new department members and the selection of heads of the marketing departments. In addition, the Heads of Marketing support the Strategy Leaders and are entrusted with the actual implementation of new projects and processes in the individual departments.   

Contact: marketing.ibvision@dont-want-spam.esbstudent.net

Media Department

The Media Department is responsible for the IB Facebook page and IB Blog. Via these channels we inform IB applicants and students about all the activities on campus and share inspiring contributions with our Community. Additionally, the Media department is responsible for capturing events of the IB program in pictures. With photographs of official events such as the career fair and IB parties, memories are captured and uploaded to our own Facebook page.

Limited Editions Department

The Limited Editions Department combines economic and creative aspects by being responsible for the design and commercialization of limited advertising material for the IB degree program. It offers IB students semesterly changing novelties in the field of merchandise.

Fair Department

The Fair Department represents the IB course of study at virtual and real fairs. Further, the department members are constantly searching for new ways of increasing awareness of the IB programme in different countries and present these ideas to the course coordinators. With this work the department contributes actively to making the IB programme even better known worldwide.

Contact: fairs.ibvision@esbstudent.net

Sales Force Department

The Sales Force Department is significantly involved in the organisation of the IB course presentation at ESB and university student information days for future students. The department recruits students, instructs and schedules them at the information stand. On the information day the department members inform pupils and parents about the degree programme.  

Ambassador Department

The Ambassador Department sends International Business students to their former schools. The Ambassadors present ESB Business School using a Power Point presentation, for example, or at an information stand at the School. For these purposes the Ambassador Department takes care of providing and updating the presentation as well as administrative tasks generally connected with this. Further, the department is the link between the Ambassadors and the School and promotes the Ambassador programme.  

Student for a Day

Are you interested in the BSc. International Business degree program? Would you like to know more about what to expect when studying here? Then sign up for our Student for a Day experience. As a student for a day, you’ll get a taste of student life at ESB Business School and gain first-hand experience of our Bachelor’s program. You’ll have plenty of opportunities to ask questions about the program and the university.

As a student for a day you will:

  • Sit in on a lecture or seminar
  • Have lunch with students
  • Take a walking tour of the campus

Heads of Orientation

Heads of Orientation at IB Vision are responsible for our seven orientation departments. In this role they are the first contact persons for the department heads, set common goals with them and monitor fulfilment of these goals. At the same time, they are directly involved in the implementation of major projects and events. Further tasks are the recruiting of new department members and the selection of heads of the orientation departments. Moreover, they are responsible for presenting the various degree options and the over 60 different partner universities worldwide to IB students. This is done by the Skype Presentations Department and the Lunch Abroad Department. In addition, the Heads of Orientation support the Strategy Leaders and are entrusted with the actual implementation of new projects and processes in the individual departments.  

Contact: orientation.ibvision@dont-want-spam.esbstudent.net

International Living and Learning Department

The International Living and Learning Department supports the project of the same name with which, ideally, a flat is found and rented every semester in which IB first semester students can live. This not only saves the selected students the difficult task of finding somewhere to live but they are also offered a unique, international living environment in which the students can learn a lot from each other. 

Study Support Department

The Study Support Department supports all students of the IB program by providing content summaries of the different subjects, sample solutions and helpful links to learning videos, articles and books. The task of the department is to check the students' records and their solutions and their quality, so that the IB-students can use the material to prepare themselves specifically for the lessons and exams.

Mentoring Department

The Mentoring Department supports first-semester students before and during their stay at ESB Business School. Every semester the Department provides a mentor for every new student to help them answer questions and solve problems. The Mentoring Department also creates the Student Handbook which provides all the new students with the most important information.

Application Process Department

The Application Process Department: The Application Process Department maintains the ask-a-student button on the website of the International Business degree program and is responsible for supporting the application process from the view of the student. Department members welcome the applicants to ESB Business School during the IB selection days and participate in selection days as student representatives.

Contact: ask_a_student_esb_business_school_ib@dont-want-spam.reutlingen-university.de

Practical Business Studies Department

The Practical Business Studies Department helps our students share experiences about their internship semester. The Department organizes a presentation day at which all IB students who have returned from the practical phase present their internship, in this way inspiring students from lower semesters and providing them with useful insights for finding an internship.

Study Abroad Department

Consisting of the previous Skype Presentations department and the Lunch Abroad department, this new department focuses on the exchange of information regarding our partner universities abroad.

Skype presentations are held for students who are interested in the unique fast-track option. They have the possibility to get into contact with those who have chosen this option and are currently doing their master’s degree at a partner university abroad. Students have the opportunity to meet each other in a relaxed atmosphere and to exchange information about life at our partner universities.

On the other hand, the Lunch Abroad is a big event that is organised every semester where information about our 50+ partner universities of the IB degree programme is provided. The event is organised as a poster fair and is presented by exchange student from the partner universities and includes Skype presentations of the different partner universities for master’s degrees. Students are also given the opportunity to exchange information of studying abroad in a relaxed atmosphere.

Mentor Dinner Department

The Mentor Dinner Department is responsible for the organization of the Mentor Dinner. On this evening, the freshman students and their mentors from the higher semester get to know each other. Towards the end of the semester, the department organizes a second event where the first semester students can ask the mentors questions about exam preparation and exams itself.

 

The IB Vision team in the winter semester 2020/2021 Back row (f. l.): A. U. Cortez, N. Wilhelm, S. Poch, M. Uhl Front row (f. l.): D. Visantyo, C. Zeller, S. Schreier Not in the picture: Ha-My Le

Heads of Social Engagement

Creating a community by encouraging domestic, international students to interact with each other in ongoing cooperation which is characterized by means of mutual respect, responsibility, action, and commitment. IB Vision’s Heads of Social Engagement are responsible for three departments: Volunteering, Living and Learning and Integration events.
Their role is to manage each of the departments, set semesterly goals with the teams and lead the way to achievement of these goals. 
The main task of Social Engagement is to actively promote and support various events and initiatives on campus with the purpose of engaging all nationalities into ESB’s truly international environment.

 

International Living and Learning

The International Living and Learning Department supports the project of the same name with which, ideally, a flat is found and rented every semester in which IB first semester students can live. This not only saves the selected students the difficult task of finding somewhere to live but they are also offered a unique, international living environment in which the students can learn a lot from each other.

Integration Events

The Integration Department takes care of integrating all new students and especially international students through various activities and projects.
The department organizes various get-together and welcome events, such as bowling, barbecue or campfires.

Volunteering Committee

The volunteering department is new in IB Vision and works together with the NGO Inkawasi in Peru. The Department raises money by collaborating with other departments and organizing different events like waffle or cake sales. At the same time the committee tries to raise awareness and support towards children in need from all over the world. This way we give students the opportunity to get directly involved in social activities despite their busy studies.