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, and we’ll get you squared away.

We have some great things planned for orientation and are excited for you all to join us on August 22 & 23. At orientation you will have the opportunity to get to know the Business Career Center staff and what they can do for you to help you reach your goals. By learning what the Business Career Center can do for you, you’ll be that much closer to your end goal and on track from the moment you step on campus. You should have received an email from the Business Career Center with information on the orientation “homework,” which includes updating your resume and LinkedIn profiles. If you haven’t seen this email, please let us know by emailing ASAP so we can send it to you.

Last but not least, be sure to fill out the “About Me” assignment for the professional development sessions on Friday, the 22nd. Information about this assignment is included in the email from the Business Career Center.  Friday’s professional development sessions will be educational, entertaining, and worthwhile. You will not regret it and you will gain personally and professionally from the experience. The sessions will be hosted by Michael Popowits and Rick Thomas. Both are members of Second City Chicago. Both Professor Popowits and Thomas teach the professional development courses here at Liautaud called “Improvisation & Leadership,” and they will introduce you to some unconventional methods of how to excel in typical business situations, such as networking and interviews. Since I myself took Professor Popowits class, I can honestly say that it positively changed my view on all kinds of different business interactions and I gained a lot from participating in his class, professionally and personally. So don’t miss out on this unique opportunity! 

 As you might have heard, a case competition is going to take place on Saturday, judged by our own UIC Liautaud alumni! We are very much looking forward to this, since it is a great example of the alumni involvement here at Liautaud and will give you the opportunity to further grow your own personal network by incorporating the amazing Liautaud network. You will be competing in groups in the case competition, providing solutions and strategies to an authentic business predicament, as you will encounter numerous times in your career.

Once again, we are very much looking forward to seeing all of you at orientation and having you on campus! Welcome to UIC Liautaud!