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2014 InKIND Training

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2014 InKIND Training

The University of Illinois at Chicago Liautaud Graduate School of Business student-led non-profit consulting program, InKIND, which is being sponsored by the MBA Association, kicked off its 3rd year this semester. Select groups of students will work in teams with a non-profit, on a given issue to better understand and help solve a strategic issue or growth opportunity at the non-profit. On the last Saturday of September, MBA, MSA, and MIS students participating in the InKIND non-profit... read more

The Internship Experience: Parin Chopda, MS-MIS Candidate 2015 - Motorola Solutions, Inc.

Parin Chopda Full-time MS-MIS 2015 Industry: Information Technology Undergraduate Degree In: Bachelors of Technology (Computer Science) Undergraduate School: Symbiosis Institute of Technology, Symbiosis International University (Pune, India) Career Goal: To work as an Information Systems professional leveraging my technical knowledge and business analysis skills acquired through MIS curriculum, course projects and previous work experience.        How did you find your internship? I applied on... read more

A Letter from Sholanki Sarkar, 2014 MBA

Dear Friends, I'm writing to you to describe my experience here at UIC Liautaud. I came from across the seas to the United States from my home country, India, for higher education. While working at IBM, I realized the need to understand business and management in more depth. My specific interest in UIC Liautaud was the opportunity to learn strategic management and product development in greater detail. So I chose UIC Liautaud among all the college admits I had received. My experience was amazing... read more

Student Spotlight: Michelle Plasz, MBA Candidate 2015

   Michelle Plasz Part-time MBA Candidate 2015 Concentration: IDS Field of work: Purchasing and Supply Chain Management Undergraduate Degree In: Communications Undergraduate School: DePaul University Career Goal: Supply Chain/ Procurement Organizations Involved With: Liautaud Women’s Network, MBAA     Interests/Hobbies:  I used to cook professionally and now enjoy entertaining friends and family often.  Before going back to school, I used to read and knit.  During football season, you will find... read more

Where Are They Now: Cory Cooper, MBA 2004

 Cory F. Cooper MBA 2004, Finance and Entrepreneurship Current Employer: Citibank Pre-Degree Field of Work: Marketing Post-Degree Field Work: Finance Undergraduate Degree:  B.S. in Marketing Undergraduate Institution:  Saint Xavier University Organization Involvement:  National Association of Health Services Executives, Coalition of African American Leaders, Art Institute of Chicago and Museum of Contemporary Art   How did you get your current position? I was tapped by a good friend of mine who... read more

Get Involved With the MBA Association

On behalf of the UIC MBA Association, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the Liautaud Graduate School of Business! The MBA Association is committed to enhancing the MBA experience for our members. Our goals revolve around: 
  • Providing opportunities for students to grow their network, both within UIC Liautaud and with the Chicago business community
  • Providing community service opportunities
  • Providing professional development opportunities 
We have some fun events planned this semester. To see the... read more

Get Consulting Experience While Giving Back!

Calling all UIC Liautaud students! Are you looking to strengthen your resume and give back to the community at the same time? Are you interested in helping a local nonprofit organization streamline its finances, create a new marketing strategy, or even improve its network security?  Then UIC’s MBA Association InKIND Consulting Program wants you! For only one to two hours a week, you can gain real world consulting experience and help strengthen a nonprofit organization. Teams of students will... read more

Books? Check. Pens and Pencils? Check. Now What?

You've registered for classes. You've started counting down the days until August 25th. You've even updated your LinkedIn profile with your new graduate school endeavor. Now what? Let me introduce you to... The Top Five Things To Do Before Classes Start 1. Get your UIC i-card. Your UIC i-card is your official University ID card. What's great about the i-card is it gives you access to various services and facilities on campus. If access around campus isn't extremely important to you, remember you... read more

2014 InKIND Consulting Program

Are you a non-profit looking to create a social venture? Streamline finances and accounting practices? Apply the latest IT technology to help you better meet your mission? Create a marketing campaign for a specific audience? UIC’s InKind consulting program wants to work with you on projects like this for free! The UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business (LGSB) MBA Association and InKind consulting program are seeking applications from Chicago area non-profit organizations that are interested in... read more

Student Spotlight: Danielle Seger, MBA/MSF Candidate 2015

Danielle Seger               Full-time MBA/MSF Candidate 2015 Concentration: Finance  Field of Work: Investment Management Undergraduate Degree In: Economics & Spanish Undergraduate School: Lafayette College Career Goal: Buy-side investment finance Organizations Involved With: Illinois Ventures and UIC Liautaud's Women Network       Interests/Hobbies: Distance running, reading, and alternative rock Internships: Illinois Ventures Favorite Chicago Activities/ Places: 2nd Friday’s @ The Fine Arts... read more

Student Spotlight: Phyllis Lin, MBA Candidate 2015

    Phyllis Lin              Part-time MBA Candidate 2015 Field of work: Pharmacy            Graduate degree: PharmD from University of Illinois Career Goal: To work in pharmacy managed care or the pharmaceutical industry What prompted you to return to school to achieve your master’s degree? In pharmacy school we had limited exposure to business education, especially when compared to the sciences and our clinical training. Having worked in several pharmacies, it has become clear to me how... read more

Inspired & Transformed: Alumni Success Stories Panel Event on July 10

Learn what a UIC Liautaud degree has meant for a panel of alumni - and what it could mean for you! Join us on July 10 for this exclusive event and hear from alumni from three master's programs (MBA, MSA, MIS) as they share their stories of how UIC Liautaud changed their career direction and/or its trajectory. Whether you are looking to change your career by switching industries or you are hoping to accelerate your current career path, hear from those who have had similar experiences. Current and... read more

Student Spotlight: Rogelio Rangel, MBA Candidate 2015

Rogelio Rangel Weekend - MBA Candidate 2015 Concentrations: Finance / Management Industry: Financial Services Undergraduate Degree In: Industrial and Systems Engineering Undergraduate School: Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education Career Goal: Continued growth in the financial field Interests/Hobbies: Watching sports and going to concerts Internships: American Chamber of Commerce of Mexico, Landstar Favorite Chicago Restaurant: Portillo’s Favorite Part of the Day: Relaxing after... read more

The Power of Immersion: Doing Business in Brazil 2014

The UIC Liautaud MBA program offers students exciting opportunities to gain firsthand experience about foreign business systems and cultures with two unique study abroad options in Brazil and Europe. This summer, five students packed their bags and headed to Brazil for a thrilling adventure. Students studied alongside international business leaders, developed an understanding of another business and cultural environment, and sharpened their global business skills in an international market. Our... read more

The New Face in Student Services: Scott Schneider

Have you met Scott Schneider? Well, if you haven't it's only a matter of time, because Scott Schneider is one of the newest additions to the UIC Liautaud staff. In May Scott joined the Student Services team as an Academic Advisor, and I wanted to take a moment to find out more about Scott and share some fun facts about him with the Liautaud Community. Read on to see what I learned!   Fun Facts About Scott Hometown: Wyomissing, PA Favorite Part of the Day: Winding down my day with my... read more

MBAA's Community Service at Lincoln Park Community Shelter

  This past month, the UIC Liautaud MBA Association cooked and served a wholesome lunch consisting of chicken alfredo, rosemary roasted potatoes, and salad for those at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter.  The team of five students gathered together to serve in camaraderie and in support of the LP Community Shelter. Throughout the year, student organizations periodically volunteer at the community shelter. While lending a hand in the kitchen and serving food to men and women who are experiencing... read more

High Frequency Trading Brought to Light

Earlier this month, UIC Business hosted a  High Frequency Trading (HFT) Roundtable Discussion. This was an insightful analysis of hot topic issues that have been recently brought to light by the release of Michael Lewis' new book "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt."  UIC Finance Professors who are recognized leaders in the area of Market Microstructure, Professors Rosenthal, Murphy, and Bondarenko, shed some light on what it all  means and how it affects financial markets and investors. The event... read more

Student Spotlight: Abe Berkley-Vigil, MBA Candidate 2014

Abe Berkley-Vigil Full-time MBA Candidate 2014 Concentration:  Finance Undergraduate degree: Economics, History Undergraduate School: University of Wisconsin Career Goal: Doing what I love Organizations involved with: GFIN     Tell us about your personal and professional background. I am a second year MBA student with a concentration in Finance. I have worked in the restaurant industry as a server, and also worked at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange Group as a runner for a summer. This... read more

Fall 2014 Two-Credit Hour Liautaud Courses

This fall 2014 semester the Liautaud program is offering several unique two-credit course options.  What makes these courses unique is that they are short courses that only last eight weeks out of the semester and they focus on developing professional skills that will assist in launching and developing a successful career.  Topics taught include project management, web analytics, and improvisation & leadership to name a few. MBA 500:  Corporate Strategy Section 1:  Monday, 8/25-10-13. ... read more

Student Spotlight: Christina Wright, MBA Candidate 2015

Christina Wright Full-time MBA Candidate 2015, Finance and Accounting Undergraduate Degree: International Affairs with a minor in Economics Undergraduate School: Northeastern University Organizations involved with: MBAA, GFIN, Dean Advisory Council     Tell us about your professional background and why you decided to return to school to achieve your master’s degree. After earning my BA in International Affairs with a minor in Economics, I started my professional career in Nonprofit Marketing and... read more