Kamalika Mitra

Student Organization Spotlight: ALPFA

ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) was the first national Latino professional association in the US, established in 1972. The 47-year old association has empowered numerous Latino men and women with skills to succeed in the world of business. ALPFA serves more than 95,000 professionals and students across the US. Members have access to a network of companies that are looking to hire and develop talent in the Latin community. ALPFA at UIC continues to grow as one of the... read more

Student Organization Spotlight: Improv Club

What is improv? Why is it so important? Improv is for anyone and everyone. Improv is all about learning how to accept the circumstances, learning from your mistakes and building on new opportunities. Improv is the art of improvisation. Improvisation helps people think quickly, act faster and communicate better. The Improv Club at UIC empowers students with this unique ability to be spontaneous, build friendships with new people, and share plenty of good laughs. The organization helps students... read more

Student Organization Spotlight: Portfolio Management Team (PMT)

The Portfolio Management Team at UIC Business is one of the leading student organizations that educates students about the fundamentals of investing in the stock market. PMT helps students manage diverse investment portfolios across five different sectors: consumer packaged goods, healthcare, financial services, technology and options. We caught up with Faris Surkovic, PMT president and senior finance major, to learn about the impact of changing times on PMT’s journey and to know about his... read more

Student Organization Spotlight: Beta Gamma Sigma

Beta Gamma Sigma is the official international business honor society for most business schools. Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) members are top performing students who typically end up in leadership roles across diverse sectors such as- non-profit, government, corporate and academic institutions. BGS provides lifetime value with a promise to bring opportunities, connections to all the members. Beta Gamma Sigma at UIC, established in 1973, continues to uphold the meaning of Beta Gamma Sigma: honor,... read more

Student Organization Spotlight: Learn About the Incredible Journey of Net Impact at UIC amidst the Pandemic

The year 2020 did not exactly turn out the way we all hoped it would and with all the uncertainty everywhere, the act of “doing good” always goes a long way. Net Impact at UIC believes in creating leaders who want to do good work that creates a positive impact on the world. They believe in tackling bigger issues like reimagining capitalism by encouraging conversations that dig deeper into the role of businesses in making the world a better place. We got the opportunity to learn about the efforts... read more

Student Perspective: Starting School in the “New Normal”

Khawaja Taha Abbas, is an MBA student who started at UIC Business during the pandemic and is adjusting to the one-of-a-kind virtual experience from his home country. MBA students in particular are used to receiving a great deal of hands-on experience like networking and social events, in-class discussions, case study meetings and some great peer learning opportunities. While Khawaja would have loved to start his educational experience by interacting directly with his peers and professors, he... read more

UIC Business Undergraduate Student’s Journey from On-Campus to Zoom!

Brenda Ulloa is an Accounting and Finance major who just recently completed her virtual summer internship with J.P. Morgan and will be joining Deloitte US full-time in the summer of 2021. She has been actively involved in campus initiatives for the past 3 years and continues to stay connected virtually in her final year at UIC Business. We caught up with Brenda to know about her experience this fall and how different her return to campus experience has been so far.  Welcome back to campus... read more

Fall 2020 Accelerated MBA Program Student Shares his UIC Business Journey Amidst the Pandemic

Nicholas Medline is an MBA student at UIC Business planning to major in finance. He grew up in Toronto and moved to Evanston, Illinois to study journalism at Northwestern University. Over the last five years, he worked at the Big Ten Network in Chicago, most recently as a graphics producer for live TV sporting events. He has had an incredible virtual experience in his first two months at UIC Business. He looks forward to getting involved in student-led initiatives and giving back to the local... read more

UIC Business Graduate Student Shares Her Experience on Staying in Chicago during the Pandemic

When the pandemic hit back in March, many international students had no idea what to do - whether to stay back here or to return to their home country. A substantial number of UIC Business graduates chose to stay in the city, continue classes online and work remotely amidst the pandemic gripping the entire world. We at UIC Business, caught up with Nikhita Wadhawan, a Masters in Business Analytics graduate student at UIC Business, who chose to stay back in Chicago and adjust to the “new normal”... read more

Student Organization Spotlight: Flames Consulting Group (FCG)

For the past year, UIC Business students have been working together to expose the student body to the world of consulting. So far, FCG Consulting has brought in professionals from companies like Deloitte, Accenture, Roland Berger, and McKinsey to speak with students about how to make a great career in consulting. Members had the opportunity to work on a case and present it to professionals at Accenture, an experience with lessons that go beyond UIC Business. FCG Consulting has only been at UIC... read more

Student Organization Spotlight: Business Student Advisory Board (BSAB)

Adjusting to the “new normal” has been a journey for everyone at UIC Business this year. From attending classes to social events - we have done it all, virtually. The student organizations have risen to the challenge by creating virtual event opportunities and continuing their initiatives online to enhance the learning of UIC Business students. Learn about the journey of the Business Student Advisory Board from Bruna Tavares, President at BSAB and third-year UIC Business student, on the UIC... read more

Celebrating Student Success & Awards | Graduate Student Winner - Mrinal Ashok Bageshwari

Included in this year’s Chancellor’s Student Service Award, is one of our Masters in Information Systems Graduate Students, Mrinal Ashok Bageshwari. Mrinal travelled across the world from India to Chicago last fall to pursue her academic career. From the beginning of her journey here at UIC, she started to make an impact with her tremendous contributions to student communities. Her volunteering efforts have helped both the university and campus serve the surrounding communities in need. We had... read more

Celebrating Student Success & Awards | Sesil Hadzhieva

As we continue to celebrate the success of UIC Business students who were recognized this year with the Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Award, we would like to take this opportunity to share the story of Sesil Hadzhieva, a second time recipient of the CSSA award. She is a Junior student at UIC Business, pursuing a degree in Accounting, who believes in giving back to society in every possible way. Her passion for volunteering has led to tremendous contributions to the surrounding... read more

Student Organization Spotlight: INFORMS

At UIC Business, a large group of our graduate students share the passion for Information Systems and Data Analytics. This passion is also strongly driven by the group of individuals who are part of the INFORMS, student organization for information system enthusiasts. The Institute for Operations Research and Management Sciences (INFORMS) has been successfully conducting events, alumni meets, internship preparation seminars and knowledge sharing events for years now. They have been instrumental... read more

Celebrating Student Success & Awards | Hareem Khaliq

Since 1973, the Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA) ceremony has recognized outstanding student leaders and student volunteers. The recipients are known to be students who not only maintain a high academic achievement but also demonstrate a commitment towards the UIC community through participation in multiple student organizations, campus activities and community engagement throughout the greater Chicago area. We had the opportunity to learn about the incredible journey... read more

Student Organization Spotlight: Undergraduate Women’s Network

At UIC Business, March always begins with celebrating the success of women in business at the annual conference hosted by the  Undergraduate Women’s Network (UWN). The UWN team has been instrumental in sharing success stories to inspire women to continue their journey to the top of the corporate ladder. Their efforts have made women more inspired, motivated and empowered to succeed. As they start to make the road map for the coming semester, we catch up with Akanksha Chaudhari (President, UWN... read more

The Kick Off of the PDP Guest Speaker Series

Teaching Professional Development online has its hurdles, but one perk has been the birth of the PDP Guest Speakers Series, a two-week long run of professionals sharing their work histories and advice to the Professional Development students via Zoom.  Faculty members—including Stephanie Anderson, Ranjit Souri and Jeff Wilson—serve as hosts, asking informational style interview questions for the hour to hour-and-a-half long interview—all while students have the chance to interact with the guest... read more

Virtual Graduation Ceremony Countdown with Undergraduate & Graduate Student Speakers | Ehlimana Gutosic & Katie O’Malley

Ehlimana Gutosic is an Accounting and Information Decision Sciences major, Business Scholar, member of the Honors college and also the President of Collegiate Association of Business Scholars (CABS). She has also served the Undergraduate Women’s Network as the Vice Chair of Communications and Vice Chair of Treasury. Ehlimana has successfully interned in multiple organizations starting with PwC and Michael Silver. We caught up with Ehlimana as her time at UIC Business comes to an end but the... read more

Celebrating Student Success & Awards | Bruna Tavares

This year 25 UIC Business students were recognized with the Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Award for the outstanding contribution they have made to the university and surrounding community. The Chancellor's Student Service Award (CSSA) honors students who have relentlessly served the campus and the UIC community. We had the opportunity to learn about the incredible journey of one of our UIC Business student winners, Bruna Tavares. First of all, congratulations on your success... read more

Student Organization Spotlight: Net Impact

With 2020 in full swing, we remember all the good things that happened last year. One of the biggest achievements for us at UIC Business was our student organization - Net Impact UIC being awarded the Gold Chapter Standing. The Net Impact team led by Bryan Thomas and Natalie Sheneman have done some tremendous work over the past year contributing to the well being of the society. Their efforts have made a positive impact on the society as a whole leading them to be immensely successful as a... read more