Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Kraye + Poetics

Outside the Margins: an arts/service project

We live many forms of alienation.  We are alienated by the daily grind, and we constantly resist being commodified creatures.  The forces of mass production take a toll on living a meaningful life.  We are also people that are marginalized, sometimes exiled from in political, social, and cultural ways.  The United Nations has noted that the impact of displacement has been more powerful than ever before.  War, famine, genocide, and corruption have made it difficult for people to enjoy basic human rights, forced to move from their homes and sanctuaries to places that further alienate these people.  We live in a world there “The Other” is everywhere and nowhere at the same time.

IBSG’s Kraye Challenge and the Poetics Project invite you to participate in a brainstorming event that can help us create an artistic product and event that represents the challenges of “The Other.”  We will use this venture to provide financial assistance to people in exile, supporting organizations that are doing the hard work to serve refugees and other people alienated from their homes.  The managers of Kraye + Poetics will propose a couple of ideas, but hope that you will attend an event that will help us brainstorm this wonderful and very timely opportunity.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

IBSG November General Assembly

Friday, November 8th, 4:30 p.m. ASM 2082

IBSG will be having its monthly meeting to discuss ongoing projects, plan our upcoming community service event, and share new opportunities. 

All members of the UNM community are invited to join us and learn more about the organization. 

For more information please e-mail: ibsg@unm.edu

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Social Entrepreneur Corps

Social Entrepreneur Corps Internship Program

Beginning in 2013, International Business Students Global and the University of New Mexico created an agreement with Social Entrepreneur Corps to give our students the opportunity to work in grassroots business development throughout Latin America.

Our partnership with Social Entrepreneur Corps allows our students to work for 4 to 8 weeks in either Guatemala, Nicaragua, Peru, Ecuador or the Dominican Republic. 

Starting in the spring of 2014, participants will be able to get credit for their academic and professional experiences through classes at UNM and participation in the SEC summer internship.

In 2015, Sara Beltran Caro will be interning for the Social Entrepreneur Corps in the Dominican Republic. You can follow her travel by clicking on the following blogs:

Blog-- See Sara's DR blog

Student Consultants

In 2014 IBSG sent two students, Patrick Hibbard and Victoria Pryor, to participate as Social entrepreneurs in Guatemala and Ecuador, respectively.
Patrick Hibbard in Guatemala Summer 2014

Victoria Pryor in Ecuador Summer 2014

In 2013 IBSG sent our first volunteer, Audriana Stark, to work in Guatemala for 4 weeks.
Audriana Stark in Guatemala Summer 2013

Guatemala 2013


IBSG is now accepting applications for the Summer 2015 Internship Program. Please see: 

Thursday, September 19, 2013

Kraye Challenge Updates

The Howard Kraye Memorial Challenge---Year 1
Theme: Think Green

The Green Team- 
Merve Yilidrim
Earl Shank
Audriana Stark
Dr. Manuel Montoya
The Project-

Phase 1- Raise Funding for Project
Raise $1,500 seed funding to commence project via consulting for Cooperative Development Center (CODECE). To see full report, click on the clinks below.

Phase 2-  Develop Sustainability Package
Package components include:
Canvas bag
Water bottle
Seed from local farmers (chili and sunflower)
A booklet listing small changes individuals can make that will have a big impact on the planet. 

Phase 3- Market the Product
Sales campaigns around Albuquerque and UNM. Campaigns generated awareness of environmental sustainability movement. 

Phase 4- Tree Planting
A memorial tree was planted at Anderson School of Management in honor and remembrance of Professor Howard Kraye. 

$500 donated to the National Arbor Day Foundation- Replanting our National Forests.

  • $2000 raised
  • 100 Sustainability Packages sold
  • Numerous plastic bottles and plastic bags saved from going to landfills or the ocean
  • 40 Pledges towards more sustainable lives
  • 11+ trees planted
  • Relationship with Cooperative Development Center

Photo Gallery
Students planting flowers and a tree in memory of Professor Howard Kraye, the inspiration for the Kraye Challenge Project. The tree is located just south of Jackson Student Center at Anderson School of Management.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Here are two upcoming events that IBSG will be holding in collaboration with ACIV and other partners:

International Business Students Global 
and the Albuquerque Council of International Visitors 

America, American Studies, and American/Terran relations: Contested by the Global 

October 7th, 2013 
Place: Graduate School of Management Room 230 

The United States is a nation that has reckoned with its identity on the world stage. It has contributed to the support and production of international agreements and organizations while simultaneously struggling with its role as a global actor. The special role the United States has played in the global political economy makes its study a complex and multi-faceted problem. What are the essential components of American identity in its relationship to the planet? How will world history characterize the United States 100 years from now? To confront these questions, we will address larger questions about diaspora, diversity, and the import/export of American cultural values in a global context. This session will provide frames for understanding America’s complex relationship to the world, emphasizing major issues that may determine the future relationship between this complex nation and the planet itself. We will be joined by five scholars from the Palestinian Territories with research and professional interests in American Studies and related fields. We will conduct a one-and-a-half hour discussion with these scholars in an attempt to share ideas about how to study the United States in a global context.

International Business Students Global 
and the Albuquerque Council of International Visitors
in cooperation with 
The Global Education Office 
The International Studies Institute 
The National Security Studies Program 

World youth development and citizenship: a discussion 

October 10th, 2013 
 9:30am to 11:30am 
Place: Jackson Student Center 

The world’s youth are the most important part of a dynamic global environment. As we become conscious of globally derived problems, youth become the vehicle for building the social, cultural, and political circumstances to address these problems. This renders our children vulnerable to many new forces. We face new challenges as our youth develop “flexible citizenship” – occupying many worlds with many different social realities. This forum will discuss the way that we conceptualize youth development in a global context, focusing on the way that youth transforms the institutions that set the global agenda. We will be joined by five Open World Delegation scholars from Tajikistan with professional interests in youth development, human rights, and world society. We will engage in small exercises leading up to the forum that help us have a strong, multi-faceted discussion on October 10th.

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Creative Entrepreneurship Workshop

On February 26th, in collaboration with the US State Department and the Albuquerque Council of International Visitors, IBSG’s Poetics Program held a workshop to discuss creative entrepreneurship with seven women from throughout the African continent. These women are very talented artists, designers, and businesswomen who shared with us their experiences building creative enterprises. Our Poetics students worked with these entrepreneurs in discussing the value of handmade goods, specifically how one identifies and leverages intangible work in their value chain.

Earlier in the day, these seven women visited Dante Di Gregorio’s summer course where his students worked on market entry strategies and business plan development with our guests. This was part of a national tour these women were making as part of the US State Department International Visitors Program. Many thanks to the Albuquerque Council for International Visitors for letting us be a part of this event.

Our Guests Were:


Ms. Sadhna SOKHAL
Managing Director, Cutting Works (Mauritius) Ltd. and Legem Limited
(jewelry: precious and semi-precious stones)


Ms. Naomi Ora ATAGUBA
Chief Executive Officer, Aura Interiors
(baskets and wicker furniture)

Ms. Obafemi OLAYEBI
CEO, My World of Bags
(leather handbags)


Ms. Teta ISIBO
Managing Director and Founder, Inzuki Designs
(jewelry, leather handbags and women’s accessories)



Founder, Groupe J.D.A. Design
(jewelry, shoes, handbags and apparel)


Ms. Adama DIALLO
Owner and Executive Director, Beautiful Guinea
(home décor, furnishing and renovations)


Ms. TalleEssodezame AMAOU
General Director, Lambana Collection
(home accessories)

Participating IBSG Students

Heba Atwa-Kramer
Patrick Hibbard
Miriam Saba
Alison Turner


We are pleased to be included as a partner with the Santa Fe International Folk Art Market (SFIFAM). Their work is setting the global agenda each year, by providing folk artists ways to access the global marketplace while preserving the ancestral traditions and responding to consumption patterns resulting from mass production. Our work contributes to making the global economy a life-affirming, sustainable place, and we encourage all our students to take part in working with SFIFAM.

For more information about the SFIFAM please see:


For more information about our relationship with SFIFAM see:

Anderson/SFIFAM Relationship

For more information about our internship with the folk art market see:

Link coming soon!

Here is a copy of our institutional analysis:

SFIFAM IBSG Report 2012

Consulting Consortium

Program Description

The Consulting Consortium is a program that is designed to develop case interview skills, outreach to consulting firms, and foster an atmosphere conducive to promoting the consulting industry and showcase our talented students.
Our long-term strategy is to demonstrate to large consulting firms such as McKinsey & Co., Boston Consulting Group, Booz Allen Hamilton, etc… that we are at the forefront of consulting training in the Southwest and they should increase recruitment at ASM and UNM in general.

Program Curriculum

We will achieve this body of knowledge through weekly meetings where we will learn various analytic frameworks, the case interview process, and how to practice case interviews. We will have two case interviews each week and will take turns being the interviewer and interviewee in groups of no more than four students. In order to hone these skills, students will be required to practice outside of these sessions. Our annual mission is to log at least 100 case study hours, achieving a level of mastery for every student in our program in consulting practices.

Program Managers

Tori Pryor, Ronak Bhatt

Monday, July 29, 2013

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