The first 8 weeks is almost done!
The first 8 weeks courses are almost done! In the midst of preparing ourselves to brace the finals and moving towards new courses, I want to share some of MSTM experience. It was a bittersweet but invaluable experience nonetheless.
Professor Ghosh: The Man and The Ideas
This week, we scheduled a visit to Professor Ghosh’s office. Avijit Ghosh is a professor from Department of Business Administration at University of Illinois. He came to U of I since 2001 as a Dean in College of Business. Professor Ghosh is humble scholar and his experience and background would amaze you. Now lets talk about something about professor Ghosh.
Lunch with Professor Dilip Chhajed
2 weeks ago, 4 MSTM students, including myself, were invited to have lunch with Professor Dilip Chhajed in Illini Union Ballroom. While we were enjoying tasty foods being served, we were engaged in a few topics of discussion such as how we adapt as MSTM students, our cultural background and more interestingly, how we sometimes get conflicting ideas from our understanding of idioms. This just goes to show that MSTM program provides opportunity to learn not only technological management aspect of business, but also appreciation of other culture
Game Night: Illini vs Louisiana Tech!
ILL-INI! The MSTM program visited Memorial Stadium on Saturday, September 21st to see our Fighting Illini take on the Bulldogs of Louisiana Tech. The game was a chance for students to further immerse themselves in the American cultural with a good old-fashioned gridiron game.
Summer Internship: My Learning Experience
Peter Nero shared his story of his summer internship and how he managed to juggle his work internship responsibilities with his class. He felt that summer internship was a wonderful learning experience. He strongly encouraged future graduate tracks would be involved in internship which would count for credit in lieu of an introduction to business course.
MSTM - An Academic Action Movie!!
It has been a month by today since I have come for this course. And as I look back, those days went by in a fly. So many friends, so many courses, and so much work!!
The course started with Sandra and Karthik taking introductory classes in Statistics and Marketing. This is also the time when I got to know many of my classmates. The majority of students come from Taiwan – I definitely want to visit that place some day in my life, many from India and Turkey, and some more students from Thailand, Malaysia, USA, Jordan etc. All in all it is a very diverse mix and an interesting company to be in.
Professor Qualls: Passionate Teacher
This week, we will feature Professor Bill Qualls. Bill Qualls is currently at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he is the Professor of Business Administration and former Head Department of Business Administration. He has also held positions at MIT-Sloan School of Management (1989-1998) and at the University of Michigan (1980-1989).
Deloitte: The League of Extraordinary Advisors
Last Friday, September 14th 2012, MSTM were privileged to welcome Matt O’Toole and Paul Meynen from Deloitte & Touche, LLP. For the MSTM students, the presentation was not just a learning platform of understanding the advisory industry, but also an opportunity of having a closer look of the management process of the famed Deloitte & Touche, LLP.
Going forward! : A message from Alumnus Nick Timmons
August 2012 etched a special memory for the MSTM graduates of 2012. Their academic journeys had reached yet another pinnacle. They challenged the rigorous and demanding schedule. They persevered waves of assignments, discussions and projects. Victory had never tasted so sweet when they excelled. These graduates realized the MSTM program had sculpted them to be individuals with well-rounded skills to face competitive market.
Team Building 2012
“Talent wins games, but teamwork and intelligence wins championships.” - Michael Jordan