blog postsThe MBAA Service Association Participates in the Polar PlungeFeb 27, 2012 11:15 am960 views It was a gorgeous day on Saturday: sunny, blue skies and a cool 35 degrees Fahrenheit—a perfect day for skiing, ice skating or other winter sports. However, for the MBAA Service Association and many others in the Champaign-Urbana community, it was also a perfect day to jump in a lake. The Polar Plunge takes place annually in Mahomet, IL and raises money for the Illinois Special Olympics. The MBAA Service Association saw this as the perfect opportunity to give back to the community, while building camaraderie among the MBA cohort.Career Motivation through I-MotivateFeb 20, 2012 7:45 am1056 views In the MBA program, our peers are often our best asset. We all come from different backgrounds, work experience, political and social views, etc. and we all can help each other to succeed. This was the very thought second-year MBA student Olaide Lawal had when he decided to lead an initiative called I-Motivate. I’ve asked him to write a guest blog outlining the program and its benefits.Investigate Illinois and the Lunar New YearFeb 13, 2012 3:30 pm1069 views Saturday, February 4 was a busy day for the University of Illinois’s MBA program. That morning, the Admissions team held Investigate Illinois, where perspective students at breakfast with the Dean, sat in on a marketing class, had lunch with current students, participated in tours and interviewed with the Admissions team. After Investigate Illinois was over, and the sun began to set, it was time to celebrate the Lunar New Year with the MBAA Diversity Association. First-year student, Osborne Wang, told me about his experience participating in the celebration.Breakfast with Judge Holmes, as Told by MBA Alum, Devin RuthstromFeb 3, 2012 11:45 am899 views Recent MBA alum, Devin Ruthstrom, had the opportunity to attend breakfast with Judge Sven Erik Holmes, the Vice Chair of Legal and Compliance at KPMG, along with other students as a part of a program sponsored by the Center for Professional Responsibility in Business and Society on campus. Devin had such an amazing experience at this breakfast, that he agreed to write a guest blog capturing this event.