Business in the Front

Business in the Front - The Student Services Front

Hello, everyone!My name is Dawn Birkland and I am the Assistant Director of Student Services at the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business.  Welcome to my blog!  This blog is intended to provide you with information, updates, and random musings from the Student Services side of the UIC Liautaud experience.  Student Services encompasses:
  • Academic Advising;
  • Collaboration with faculty to promote our new and/or ongoing course initiatives, such as the Technology Ventures Program, Interdisciplinary...
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Call for Nominations | UIC Liautaud Awards

The Liautaud Graduate School of Business is excited to announce the fourth annual UIC Liautaud Recognizing Excellence event on Friday, May 8th!  Please save the date for this event (an invitation with a RSVP link will be sent out to students next week). This event will recognize student excellence in achievement, honors and participation within Liautaud and the wider community. At the event, the winners of the Liautaud Awards will be announced, and we will also recognize our students who have... read more

Countdown to Orientation

We’re counting down to orientation and there are only 11 days left! We want to make sure that you are prepared and ready for your first UIC Liautaud experience. You have probably gotten several emails by now reminding you to register for orientation. If you have not done so by now, stop what you are doing and REGISTER! If you’re missing your registration link, feel free to contact us at askLGSB@uic.edu, and we’ll get you squared away. We have some great things planned for orientation and are... read more

Spring Registration is Looming! Academic Open House This Wednesday

  Spring 2014 Registration for UIC Liautaud students begins Monday, November 4. As it is almost time to select your courses for the upcoming semester, I wanted to take a few minutes to share some helpful information to consider as you figure out what to take in the spring.     **************************************************************************************************************** ATTEND OUR ACADEMIC OPEN HOUSE THIS WEDNESDAY UIC Liautaud will host an Academic Open House this Wednesday,... read more

New Beginnings @UIC Liautaud | Fall Orientation August 24

As we prepare to begin the fall semester, we are excited to invite our new summer and fall 2013 students to the UIC Liautaud Orientation. Orientation will take place next Saturday, August 24, and it is mandatory for all new summer and fall 2013 students to attend this event. Orientation sets the tone for your future studies and is a great opportunity to meet and network with your fellow students, faculty, and staff. You will also learn skills and techniques to help prepare you for success as a... read more

Recognizing Excellence at UIC Liautaud

Over the past academic year, UIC Liautaud students have not only worked hard in the classroom – they have also spent nearly countless hours contributing to the Liautaud community and the Chicago community as a whole.  At the second annual UIC Liautaud Recognizing Excellence event last Friday, we honored and recognized our students for the impact they have made.  We acknowledged the recognition they have received at the University level for their community outreach, celebrated the achievements... read more

Faculty Appreciation Luncheon Demonstrates Positive Faculty-Student Relationships

There are many components to a UIC Liautaud student's educational experience.  Whether they get involved in student organizations, do volunteer work in the UIC and Chicago community, and/or serve as a student ambassador to help share their student experience with others who are considering coming to our programs, we hope that all of our students find a way to make their time at UIC Liautaud meaningful beyond the classroom. That said, what our students learn in the classroom is arguably one of... read more

Call for Nominations | UIC Liautaud Awards

The Liautaud Program Office is excited to announce the second annual UIC Liautaud Recognizing Excellence event on Friday, May 10th!  Please save the date for this event (an invitation with RSVP link will be sent out to students next week). This event will recognize student excellence in achievement, honors and participation within Liautaud and the wider community. At the event, the winners of the Liautaud Awards will be announced, and we will also recognize our students who have contributed to... read more

New Student Orientation is Just Around the Corner

Hello Liautaud Students! As you know, we are now less than a week away from the UIC Liautaud new student orientation. Orientation is a great way for new students to connect with each other - as well as with current students, faculty and staff - while preparing for the academic year ahead. Our goals for orientation are that students will learn about our various programs and will have the opportunity to refine skills that will help them become succesful students, valued classmates and networking... read more

UIC Liautaud Networking Event

What do you get when you combine incoming graduate business students, current Liautaud student ambassadors, faculty members and Greek food? The final UIC Liautaud new student networking event of the summer, of course! Every year, we host several new student networking events to encourage our incoming Liautaud students to mingle and get to know current Liautaud students, faculty and staff members. Last night, our final event of the summer took place at the Parthenon Restaurant in Chicago's Greek... read more

Welcome New UIC Liautaud Students!

As the start of the school year is rapidly approaching, I am excited to welcome our incoming UIC Liautaud students.  To help our new students prepare for success at UIC Liautaud, I would like to share some helpful tips. If you are an incoming student for Fall 2012 in the MBA, MSA, MRE, or MIS programs, please read the list below and keep these things in mind as you get ready to start classes in a few weeks! Top 5 Tips for New Liautaud Students 1. Come in for advising!  All new students... read more

Liautaud Students Recognized With Leadership Awards

39th Annual Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership AwardsOn Wednesday, April 13, 2011, UIC held a recognition ceremony to honor outstanding student volunteers engaged in campus and community service. The recipients of the awards had been nominated either by their peers, student organization advisers, faculty, or staff at the University.UIC invited Ms. Jenne Meyers to be the keynote speaker for the awards ceremony.  Ms. Meyers is the Chief Service Officer for the Mayor's Office in the ... read more

UIC Liautaud Assurance of Learning Event Recap

Greetings!This past weekend, we held the inaugural UIC Liautaud Assurance of Learning Events.  The AACSB, the accrediting organization of business schools, recently initiated a requirement that all accredited schools measure the outcomes of their programs to assure that the schools are meeting their educational goals.  UIC Liautaud developed a two-part assessment to measure this - a three-hour standardized test and an assessment center that culminated in a case competition among Liautaud... read more

What Are YOU Thankful For?

Due to the upcoming Thanksgiving weekend, it’s a short week in the UIC Liautaud Office.  It’s been pretty quiet here this week, most likely because a lot of you are busy getting ready for the holiday and not thinking too much about coursework or other academic questions right now!  That said, in the tradition of Thanksgiving, I figured I would focus my blog this week on some of the things I am thankful for.  Some of them are goofy, but all of them give me a reason to smile and be thankful.  (I... read more

Wine, Cheese, and Student Organizations

Happy Monday, everyone!As many of you know, part of my job as Assistant Director of Student Services at UIC Liautaud is working with our various student organizations – on everything from recruiting membership to budget requests to planning student events. Generally the student organization initiatives are completely student-run – I’m just here for support and to answer questions the student leaders have along the way. The student leaders in UIC Liautaud tend to be very busy – with school,... read more

Concentrations, Registration, and Electives - Oh, My!

Hello, everyone!As many of you know, last week we held our UIC Liautaud Academic Open House for MSA, MRE, MIS, and MBA students. At this event, professors presented information about the various departments and concentrations and students had an opportunity to ask follow-up questions and learn more about the courses they hope to take next semester. The event went very well (see the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business blog for an event recap).Students listen to Rod Shrader (Professor of... read more