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UIC Business Scholars Win First Place in MLA-Target Case Competition

Management Leadership Association (MLA) is a pre-professional and philanthropic organization based at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Every year, MLA hosts the MLA-Target Case Competition, a fun and educational event that provides opportunities to improve teamwork, presentation, and leadership skills in a real boardroom setting. Each three-person team prepares a 20-minute presentation with their solution to a unique management case study. They then present their recommendations to a panel... read more

CramTracks That Will Help You Crush Your Finals

We all know how stressful preparing for final exams can be, but let music come to your rescue! We’ve asked UIC Business students for their favorite #CramTracks that keep them plugged-in and motivated to excel during their exams. Here are 23 songs that will help you power through spring 2019 finals season.
  • “A Moment Apart” by ODESZA “They're all very melodic, happy, but also relaxing.” — Tiffany L.  
  • “Brown Skin” by India.Arie and “Cranes in the Sky” by Solange “Their soothing voice makes for a...
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Commencement Countdown with Anurag Vuthunuri

Anurag Vuthunuri is an undergraduate student majoring in Finance and minoring in Business Analytics. Anurag has been the President of the Finance and Investment Group for the past two years and the founder of UIC's Improv Club. He is a Business Scholar, Honors Student, and part of UIC's GPPA Program for MIS. He has also served with Collegiate Association of Business Scholars (CABS), Business Student Advisory Board (BSAB), and has been a research assistant for iLEAD. Anurag has interned at many... read more

Making Black History at UIC: Dr. Benet DeBerry-Spence

  As Black History Month comes to a close, UIC Business would like to highlight one of our own Black History makers, Dr. Benet DeBerry-Spence, Professor and Department Head of Managerial Studies, the first African American department head and first African American tenured professor in the UIC College of Business. Chicago born and raised, Professor DeBerry-Spence stayed local in her pursuit of higher education. She attended the University of Notre Dame for undergrad, the University of Chicago... read more

UIC Business Black History Month Spotlight: Brittany Barton

Recent graduate Brittany Barton (Master of Science in Marketing ’18) is not your typical business student. After receiving her Bachelor’s degree with a double major in Psychology and Spanish from Loyola University New Orleans, the Baton Rouge native started her career in education - primarily in education and training field within the nonprofit sector. “I kind of just fell into this work,” she recollects. Her introduction into the industry started through working with Autistic children and... read more

Curbing the Crisis: Professor Kyle Cheek on the Opioid Epidemic

The recent headlines surrounding the nation’s opioid crisis begs the question, “How is this epidemic happening, when many of these drugs are prescribed?” The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports that anywhere from 21% to 29% of prescription opioids are misused. They also hold that the total economic burden of prescription opioid misuse alone in the United States is $78.5 billion a year, including the costs of healthcare, lost productivity, addiction treatment, and criminal justice... read more

Encouraging Words for Finals Week from UIC Business Faculty

UIC finals week is fast approaching (as if you needed a reminder)! If you ask a college student what are some of their busiest moments as a scholar, many will say “finals week.” Millions of students across the country are preparing for their upcoming final exams, projects, and presentations. While finals time is a student’s opportunity to step up and demonstrate the wealth of knowledge they’ve attained over the semester, it can also lead to high levels of stress. According to NBC News, four in... read more

Doing Good with Deloitte

UIC Business Scholar and senior year Accounting and IDS double major, Patrick Klimek is a young professional who is making a difference. His summer experience as a 2018 Deloitte Tax intern afforded him an opportunity to give back to young students in need. It all started with Patrick securing an internship with Deloitte, one of the "Big Four" accounting organizations and the largest professional services network in the world. Patrick discussed how he landed his internship: “As a Business... read more

MBA Student Carley Mostar Secures Funding for her Community

Carley Mostar, MBA ’19, cares about her community and it shows. This summer, Carley was selected as a finalist in the Ford College Community Challenge (Ford C3) for two proposed neighborhood improvement initiatives. The challenge invites students worldwide to partner with organizations to design projects that address critical needs of their community. Carley first heard about Ford C3 through her involvement in the UIC Business chapter of Net Impact, a nonprofit membership organization for... read more

From Vision to Value: Matt Gorniak, a UIC Venture

Matt Gorniak’s career is a testament to the new American dream. At 17, Matt immigrated to the United States with no network or connections and is now the Co-Founder and Chief Revenue Officer of G2 Crowd, one of Chicago’s fastest growing tech companies. After earning his MBA (’02) from UIC, Matt sought a career filled with self-starters like himself, leading him to the technology industry. “I was looking for a high-growth opportunity where I could compete on a level playing field.” Matt’s... read more

Sarah Siderius Gets the Job Done at Google

Ranked third on the Forbes: Best American Employers list, Google is one of the most recognized companies on the planet. While most know the company as a high-powered Internet search engine, many are unaware of its philanthropic arm, Google.org. Many people could only dream of working with the tech powerhouse that is Google, but graduate student Sarah Siderius, who is working toward completing her MBA in the spring of 2019, had the unique experience of working as a contractor for Google.org.... read more

Finance Students "Seize the Opportunity of a Lifetime" at Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp

UIC Business caught up with Finance majors Nicolas Robledo ’20 and Edgar Avalos ’20 to discuss their experience at Goldman Sachs Undergraduate Camp and how they will leverage their learnings in their careers. What is the Goldman Sachs undergraduate camp? What did it consist of? Edgar: It is a three day series of networking opportunities in Dallas, Texas connecting students from all over the country with Goldman Sachs employees. We had the opportunity to attend a series of presentations given by... read more

Professor Turns to UIC Students for Research Aid

In the second semester of the 2017-18 academic year, Robert Chirinko, Professor of Finance, took sabbatical leave to further his research on the Puerto Rican debt crisis and other research projects. Between January and March, he was a visitor at the Booth School of Business, University of Chicago. He continued working on his research projects at the Einaudi Institute for Economics and Finance in Rome from March until June. The Puerto Rican research was a continuation of a paper he started to... read more