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  • Alex Clemons, MBA1, Finance

    MBA Feature: Five Minutes With....Round 3!

    Yes, it's that time of the week again! In the third installment of "Five Minutes With..." we meet MBA1 Alex Clemons. Alex is quiet, but don't let that fool you! He is full of interesting stories and unsuspecting hobbies! A lawyer from Peoria, Illinois (actually, he's from Metamora, but most people haven't heard of it, so he sticks to Peoria!), Alex recently finished law school and decided to pursue his MBA. He says its the perfect marriage of his passions - law and business. Keep reading to learn more about Mr. Clemons...

  • Career GPS: Students Learn to "Navigate" Their Career Search with the Help of Alumni

    Last week, MBA students were invited to attend the inaugural MBA Career GPS. The event was different than most of the panels hosted on campus. Instead of being formal and very structured, event organzanizer (and current MBA2) John Foley decided to think outside the box. With feedback from current students and alumni came an event that put successful alumni in front of students who are anxious to jump-start their career search. This student-led intiative is the first in a long line of opportunistic events for current students. The professionals who were invited to share their experiences talked about everything from MBA stereotypes in the workplace to some of the most valuable things the Illinois MBA provided them. The goal was to hear unique perspectives from those who have been in our shoes and found success beyond graduation...truly putting their MBA to work....

  • MBA Student Feature: Five Minutes With....

    ...its Thursday, which means time to get to know another one of our students! This week we spent Five Minutes with Alex Garcia, an MBA1 from Guatemala. His interview was not only surprising...but full of interesting perspective and opinon. Read on....

  • Understanding Regulation: Doing Business in 2010

    The Illinois MBA is constantly giving students opportunities to learn more about the world outside and how it will impact their education and their future. Government regulation is a complicated and mysterious process that affects the lives of Americans. Few people know what goes on in Washington as Congress, lobbyists and other groups fight over rules and legislation. Tonight, at the Business Instructional Facility from 4:00 - 5:30 pm in the Deloitte Auditorium, experts will examine the purpose of regulation and whether or not it has been successful and suggest changes for the future. Speakers include Susan E. Dudley, Director, Regulatory Studies Office, George Washington University, and Former Administrator of the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs in the US Office of Management and Budget, Beth Milnikel, Director of the Institute for Justice Clinic on Entrepreneurship, University of Chicago, and author of Regulatory Field and Cindy Skrzycki, Senior Lecturer in English, University of Pittsburgh, and author of The Regulators: The Anonymous Power Brokers Who Shape Your Life. Be sure to stop by so that you can continue to stay in tune with current issues and global happenings!

  • Cecilia Araya - MBA1; Marketing

    MBA Student Feature: Five Minutes With....

    Since the MBA program is home to about 200 students with so many different experiences, we thought it would be great to start featuring them on the "Student Life Blog"! There are so many amazing stories to hear...what better way to start learning about our students then to spend five minutes with them! One of the great things about the Illinois MBA is that both the MBA community as well as the larger campus community are home to men and women from a variety of cultural, economic, racial, and religious backgrounds. The diversity of the student body creates a truly experiential, exciting environment where we can learn, work, and play. Each week (we hope!) we will feature a new student. A quick five minute interview can reveal a lot! Without futher ado, meet Cecilia Araya, a first-year MBA student from Santiago, Chile...

  • Experiential Fair @ Business Instructional Facility

    MBA Experiential Learning Fair Showcases Opportunities for Grad Students

    "Experiential learning" seems to be the new buzz word of the year, already, and it's not a bad thing. "Experiential" is loaded, not only because it makes us think about the opportunity, but it also implies that there is going to be some unique experience that will stay with us well past our time in the IMBA. It's exciting to think that more and more focus is being placed on providing our students with experiential opportunities. These opportunities provide unique skills that will serve as valuable differentiators as we venture into a competitive working world. Last night the MBA hosted an "Experiential Learning Fair" that brought together various organizations around campus to showcase the various opportunities available to graduate students. The turnout was great - and students certainly learned a lot about what resources exist to help them get the most out of their time here and put their education to work.