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  • Kyna England; Finance

    "Five Minutes with..." Edition 6!

    After we completed this interview with Kyna England, first year MBA concentrating on Finance, we realized that we probably should have done a special "Halloween Edition" of "Five Minutes with...". Oops! Regardless of our un-Halloween spirit during this festive week, we still got to sit down with Kyna and learn about this Illinois-native from Northbrook. Kyna graduated from the University of Colorado with an undergraduate degree in Math. In her free time she likes to read fiction, mostly sci-fi and host movie nights with her friends. Learn more about Kyna...!

  • Net Impact Teams Up With Envirox to Create Greener Processes

    When you go to the Envirox website, you will learn that the company started in 1995 as a research project with a goal of developing a cleaning technology that would reduce toxicity in a meaningful way. The company wanted to reduce the use of packaging materials, energy, and landfill space by performing all or most of the general janitorial cleaning tasks with one, concentrated product. The result was one, low toxicity product called H2Orange2. Today, "EnvirOx has literally transformed the cleaning industry. The company's original goal of developing a safer cleaning product helped spur the entire industry to become safer and healthier." However, now that green technologies are becoming more and more in-demand, Envirox has enlisted the help of the Illinois MBA organization Net Impact to look at their current processes for distribution and make recommendations for improved efficiency. The hope is that with a new implementation structure, Envirox will be able to meet the needs of more customers, faster while continuing to be "green". We sat down with Net Impact member Jon Chan to discuss his involvement with the project.

  • NSHMBA entrace at McCormick Place in Chicago

    IMBA Students Hit Chicago for the NSHMBA Career Conference

    Last weekend the students of the Illinois MBA made the trip to Chicago to attend the National Society of Hispanic MBA's Career Fair and Conference. The NSHMBA fair is one of the largest organized career events of the semester and is always incredibly valuable for students. This year over 200 hundred companies attended the event with recruiters ready and excited to talk about potential full-time and internship opportunities for MBA's. Held at McCormick place in downtown Chicago, the event itself was very impressive! The booths were very representative of each company and allowed students to get a good understanding of company culture as well as an opportunity to interact with recruiters, executives and managers. We were able to speak with a few of the students who attended and get their opinion of the event. Read more to see what Illinois MBA's are saying about NSHMBA...

  • Josh McDonald, Marketing & Sports Management

    Still Going Strong! "Five Minutes With..." Week 5!

    This week we sat down with first-year MBA Josh McDonald from Nashville, Tennessee. Josh came to Illinois MBA after graduating from the University of Louisville with a Bachelors Degree in Business Management and a minor in International Business. He played football for the Louisville Cardinals and had the chance to experience an Orange Bowl win! In his free time, Josh enjoys writing for his blog "Just GQ" [], reading and cooking. During his time with the MBA, he plans to concentrate in Marketing and Sports Management. We had the chance to talk with Josh, on the record, about stress, time travel and his favorite part of the Illinois MBA. Keep reading to learn more...!

  • Illinois MBA Women @ NAWMBA

    MBA Women Compete in the NAWMBA Case Competition!

    Two weeks ago the Illinois MBA headed to Louisville, KY to attend the National Association of Women MBA (NAWMBA) career fair. While the majority of the attendees were women, students came from all over to meet with companies, attend professional development workshops and network with students and executives alike. It was a very successful conference thanks to help from companies like Ford, Campbell Soup Company, GE, AT&T, Yum! Brands, Humana and Goldman Sachs. However, with the ideas of 7 universities, 30 women and the sponsorship of Home Depot, a different kind of case competition took place. Using their business-minds and a passion for volunteerism, 5 Illinois MBA women competed and almost took home first place!

  • Wal-Mart VP to Discuss IT Applications @ Business Instructional Facility

    Event Details: Thursday Oct 7, 2:00 3:30 p.m. BIF Deloitte Auditorium All Business students and faculty/staff members are invited Art Alderson, Vice President in Financial System, Information Systems Division of Wal-Mart, will lead a panel discussion (with four other managers from Wal-Mart with job functions in logistics/ supply chains, innovation management, HR/ Payroll systems, and development) to discuss the current state and future vision of IT applications at Wal-Mart as well as IT career opportunities. All business students and faculty/staff members are welcome

  • Stephanie Mills, MBA1, Strategic Management

    Four Weeks and Going Strong...More "Five Minutes With..."

    Another week, another new student! This week meet Stephanie Mills...a first-year MBA, second-year law student. Stephanie comes to Illinois from Midland, Michigan and hopes to complete her MBA with a Strategic Management concentration in addition to her corporate law degree. We decided to change up the questions this week to keep you all interested and continually learning about the students of the Illinois MBA!

  • MBA's @ NBMBA Conference

    MBA's Hit the LA Scene for National Black Career Fair

    The weekend of 9/24 was an exciting one for the Illinois MBA....a group of students flew to the city of angels, California to attend the National Black MBA Association Career Fair. The overall fair was a huge success and our students certainly had a great experience. They had the chance to meet with top companies like IBM, Kraft Foods, L'Oreal USA,GE, Humana, Campbell Soup Company, American Airlines, American Express and many more. Brian Cox, first-year MBA, went to LA for the event and sat down with us to share his thoughts on his first fair, some unexpected things he learned and his advice for future MBAs! Keep reading to hear more from Brian...