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  • 2013 Illinois Strategy Case Competition

    Even though the faces on Thursday night’s cocktail reception showed a little bit of anxiety for what was going to come up over the next 48 hours, the faces on Friday morning at 8:15 a.m. were a completely different story!  All the hours spent on preparing for the internal rounds were about to be put used towards a marathon of 24 hours that did not include any sleep (may be a 10 minute nap), lots of crackers and Sun Chips, and insane amounts of going back and forth discussing DropBox’s growth strategy.  The Illinois MBA Case Competition was a great experience for me.

  • Women in Business Leadership Conference

    I had the pleasure of attending the first annual Women in Business (WiB) Leadership Development Conference on Friday, February 1 at the ACES library on campus. The conference theme was “Unleashing Your Inner Potential,” featuring several sessions of speakers and workshops. The night before, a nice pre-conference networking reception was held at Crane Alley in Urbana. The lead coordinator for the conference was MBA2 student Vanessa Fuller, along with the previous WiB board (Stephanie Barry, Laura Schneiderman and Doreen Lee), the current board (Priyanka Kushwala and Christiana Laleye), MBA2 Lindsay Gross, and PMBA Krista Kimme. Over 30 guests attended, including full-time and part-time MBA students, undergraduate students in business, LER students, and several men!

  • Birthday Celebrations

    Last month the MBA program hosted a birthday celebration in the MBA lounge for all students with a January birthday.  Because this is the inaugural birthday event, the celebration was for all students with fall birthdays as well.  Between the full-time and PMBA programs, I would estimate that more than 30 people circulated through the festivities. 

  • MBA & MBAA Networking Reception Sponsored by AT&T

    This past Thursday, the first networking event  of the semester was held in the BIF Commons and was sponsored by AT&T.