The International Business Alliance (IBA) at Georgia State University seeks Atlanta executives with international business experience to participate in its 2003-2004 Mentor Program, Rose Jones, staff adviser of the student organization told GlobalFax.

          The IBA includes members from various metro schools such as Emory University, the Georgia Institute of Technology and Kennesaw State University.

          The primary objective of the nine-month program, which begins September 2003, is to pair international business executives with selected IBA students who undergo an extensive interview process.

          Mentors are requested to meet with students at least once a month to discuss relevant global business issues, career planning and international business practices.

          Other responsibilities include attendance at three group sessions during the academic year, and hosting a mentor awards luncheon featuring a prominent international business leader. This past year Diana Leonard, senior vice president customer service delivery, Equant was the featured speaker.

          Since its creation in 1992, over 100 mentors have volunteered to support the IBA program.

          Representative firms participating in the program are AmericasMart, Bank of America Corp., BellSouth International, Georgia-Pacific Corp., Hardeman Custom Brokers Inc., Lucent Technologies, NCR Corp., Siemens Energy & Automation, Southern Co., Home Depot Corp, Turner Broadcasting System Inc. and United Parcel Service of America Inc.

          For more information contact Ms. Jones, Institute of International Business at (404) 651-3444 or e-mail to