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  • Womens Leadership Conference

    This weekend the College of Business will be hosting the 2nd Annual Womens Leadership Conference.  I participated in the conference last year and I'm looking forward to doing so again this weekend.  The College invites selected high school freshman through juniors to come visit on Saturday.  We have these young women participate in a variety of leadership and team building activities.  They also get the oppotunity to interact with College of Business professors and students.  

    I've been working with College of Business over the past couple of weeks to help plan the event.  We made some additions to the event which I think are going to make for an impactful and exciting day.  My favorite part of the event is the panel discussion.  I always enjoy sharing my experiences at the University of Illinois will prospective students.  

    Hopefully we'll see some of your faces in the BIF this weekend for the conference!  I'm very much looking forward to it.  As always, feel free to reach out via comments or email if you have any questions regarding the College of Business!

  • Lessons I've learned


    As the years go by I start to realize just how much I’ve gained here at the College of Business. Here are some of the most important lessons I’ve gathered through my freshman and sophomore year.

  • Course Registration

    Registering each next semester can sometimes be a very stressful process. I have learned over past three years to start early so I don't get overwhelmed once my timeslot opens. I have a few basic resources that I use when registering.

    1. Plan multiple schedules on scheedule.com. This website is amazing. It has the entire U of I couse database and lets you play around with class time slots. All you have to do is enter the couses you plan to take during the semester you are registering for. Then you can manually build a schedule or the website will come up with every possible combination available with your classes. You can also give schedule preferences such as a one our lunch slot, no classes before or after certain times, and whether you want your classes clustered together or spread out. I highly recommend this site for everyone!

    2. Schedule an appointment with your advisor a month in advance. Registration is one of the busiest times for our advisors. Typically, advisors calendars are full with appointments two weeks before registration opens. I always like to go over my course plan with my advisor to make sure I am on track to graduate.

    3. Check out different professors' ratings on ratemyprofessor.com. This webstie has honest reviews of most professors on campus. You can see their ratings in easiness, helpfulness, rater interest and clarity.

    4. Talk to your friends! People who have taken classes in the past are some of the best resources to use when picking classes and professors. They know how classes run and which professors are more popular for certain subjects. Students have a wealth of knowledge and are nevery shy to tell you the truth!

    If you plan head and use your resources wisely, registration can be a breeze!