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  • The MBAA Service Association Participates in the Polar Plunge

    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.

  • Friday I-Motivate Meeting

    Career Motivation through I-Motivate

    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.

  • Photo Credit: Justin Essig

    Investigate Illinois and the Lunar New Year

    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.

  • Judge Holmes

    Breakfast with Judge Holmes, as Told by MBA Alum, Devin Ruthstrom

    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.