Established in 2014, the International Economics Business Association (IEBA) began as a group of friends in first year who were trying to find career options with an economics degree after graduation. After much research, we were excited to discover that our understanding of economics could lead us to careers in many different fields of business such as finance, consulting, and law, and we soon realized that many of our classmates were interested in this as well. Though as we continued with our search, the opportunities for peer support, networking, and mentorship were limited and fragmented in the economics student space at UBC. As a result, IEBA was created to be a place for students of any year to learn from each other, interact with industry professionals, and have opportunities to apply the skills they've learned in class on real business problems.
Judah Okwuobi, Co-founder of IEBA