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GMARK Cooks Up More Than a Delicious Meal at Lincoln Park Community Shelter

Thank you to Elizabeth Holly, GMARK VP, for contributing this post. On Saturday in late April, members of the Graduate Marketing Association (GMARK) shopped and prepared a meal for the residents of the Lincoln Park Community Shelter. GMARK took this opportunity to gather our current (2012-13) and future (2013-14) executive leadership board members to volunteer together for the afternoon. This was an excellent way for the new board members to get to know each other in a casual, fun environment... read more

INFORMS Hosts Microsoft App Development Workshop

Thank you to Rajrishi Makur, INFORMS Member, for contributing this post. INFORMS was very pleased when Microsoft decided to conduct a workshop on game and applications development at the UIC Campus this semester. Microsoft employees Martin Schray, Clark Sell and Scott Fuller attended the workshop to share their expertise. The workshop started with an introduction about the windows app store and the features available as well as a brief demonstration on Windows 8. The workshop was open to all... read more

MBAA & Liautaud Career Services Professional Development Series: AMP UP Your LinkedIn Profile

Thank you to Megan Silverstein, MBAA VP of Marketing, for contributing this post. The MBA Association and Liautaud Career Services joined together to host a seminar for students to learn best practices to attain the most value out of LinkedIn for making connections and job opportunities. L  inkedIn exists to help you make better use of your professional network and help the people you trust in return. At the AMP UP Your LinkedIn Profile Event, LinkedIn Representative Richard Hurh presented how... read more

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop for Consulting Industry Candidates

Thank you to Yongming Liu and Mark Sciacca, of the Graduate Student Consulting Club, for contributing this post.  On April 6th,  the UIC Graduate Student Consulting Club (GSCC) hosted a resume and cover letter workshop with Ms. Pamela Schilling.  Attendees included UIC Liautaud MBA students and other graduate students across the university aspiring to pursue careers in the consulting arena. During the four-hour workshop, UIC students learned how to convey their academic skills on to a resume... read more

MSAA Volunteers Serve Our Community at Crib Youth Shelter

Thank you to MSAA VP of Finance, Layla Yuan Tian, for contributing this post. After the March volunteer event at Lincoln Park Community Shelter, MSAA provided our services to the Crib Youth Shelter of The Night Ministry on in early April 5. It was our second visit to the shelter since last semester. Three of our board members (Vivian, Danni and Layla) did the grocery shopping together in the early evening.  Thanks to Danni (MSAA Treasurer), our group had a clean, spacious and fully equipped... read more

Net Impact Welcomes Inclusion Solutions to Campus!

Thank you to Lee Pang Chun, VP of Marketing and Communications- UIC Net Impact, for contributing this post. Earlier this month, UIC Net Impact invited Mike Baskin, the President of Inclusion Solutions and Patrick Hughes, the CEO and Founder of Inclusion Solutions, to come to the UIC campus for a company profile of Inclusion Solutions. We were so glad to have them join us to welcome back our members from spring break! Inclusion Solutions expects to become the nation’s foremost access provider by... read more

GMARK Marketing Insights Workshop Provides Valuable Resource Information

Thank you to Elizabeth Holly, GMARK Vice President, for contributing this post. Earlier this semester, the Graduate Marketing Association (GMARK) hosted a Marketing Insights workshop in conjunction with the resources staff at the UIC Daley Library. Representatives from both Mintel Oxygen and Simply Map came to present the group with tutorials on how to access and utilize the databases. Mintel is a unique database of analyst reports in numerous different industries – from pet food to pizza,... read more

MSAA and Net Impact: Chinese Cuisine served at Lincoln Park Community Shelter

Thank you to MSAA Treasurer & Net Impact Co-Treasurer, Danni Zheng, for contributing this post. Over St. Patrick’s Day weekend, a volunteer group consisting of UIC Liautaud students from MSAA & Net Impact organizations, shared their goodwill with the residents of the Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) by cooking and serving a wonderful hot lunch for the residents. Everyone arrived at the site on time and started to help out as soon as the groceries arrived. This time we tried Chinese cuisine,... read more

MSAA Celebrates the 2013 Chinese Lunar New Year

Thank you to MSAA Acting President, Andrew Hastie, and MSAA Treasurer, Danni Zheng, for contributing this post. In February, the MSAA held its annual Spring Festival event to celebrate the Chinese Lunar New Year. Attendees, including UIC Liautaud MSA, MIS and MBA students, packed into the first floor of Douglas Hall to play ice-breakers and enjoy traditional Chinese cuisine from China Nigh Café.      Professors Ram Ramakrishnan, Michael Kirschenheiter, Nitish Sinha, and Yehia Salama, as well... read more

InKind Consulting Team Presentations: Making an Impact in Chicago’s Communities

Thank you to Catherine Jefcoat, MBA/MPH 2014 Candidate and In-Kind Organizer, for contributing this post. This past February, two teams of UIC's Liautaud Graduate School of Business students presented their findings and recommendations to two area non-profit organizations. The presentations were a culmination of a semester’s worth of extra-curricular consulting the students did as part of the student-led InKIND non-profit consulting pilot sponsored by the MBA Association  and UIC Net Impact... read more

Net Impact Presents Green Construction at NewGrange Development

Thank you to Net Impact Co- Treasurer, Danni Zheng, for contributing this post. On February 27, Net Impact held another successful company profile event to start the spring semester. This time, we had the pleasure of welcoming Sean Moran, President of NewGrange Development, who joined us to share stories of his Green Building company and some exciting new sustainable projects. NewGrange Development is a design-build, general contracting, and construction company with a focus on sustainable... read more

MBAA Volunteers Serve Great Tastes at Lincoln Park Community Shelter

Thank you to Lucy Skultetyova, MBAA Community Service Chair, for contributing this posting. The spring semester is in full swing and MBAA got back to “work” last month. On February 9, a group of MBAA members volunteered at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) to offer their cooking skills. MBAA has been successfully volunteering in the shelter for over 2 years shopping for lunch and then cooking up a hot meal. Demand for being on the volunteering team was strong, so we were happy to see... read more

INFORMS Hosts Deloitte Human Capital Information Session

Thank you to INFORMS Member, Nitin Agrawal, for contributing this post. On February 15, UIC INFORMS hosted a Deloitte Information Session with the Human Capital group of Deloitte. We had the pleasure to have Faisal Farooqui representing Deloitte, an alum of the UIC Liautaud Masters in Management Information Systems program. He is currently working as Principal Workday Consultant in Deloitte’s Chicago office. The event started with Faisal taking center stage, explaining the basics with a video... read more

GMARK Hosts Marketing Data Analytics Panel with Kraft, Allstate, Walgreens, & Orbitz

Thank you to Brittany Chibe, GMARK Treasurer for submitting this post. On Tuesday, February 12, GMARK (Graduate Marketing Association) hosted the Data Analytics & Marketing Strategy Panel for UIC Liautaud MBA and MIS students interested in learning about best practices in regards to how companies analyze and use data to drive their marketing strategy decisions. The panel included representatives from Kraft Foods Group, Allstate Insurance Company, Walgreens, and Orbitz Worldwide.        The... read more

Triple-Bottom Line with W.W. Grainger

Thank you to Net Impact VP of Events, Flor Fernandez, for contributing this post. Last month, Net Impact had the pleasure of welcoming Ross Adams, Sustainability Analyst at W.W. Grainger. Ross joined us to speak to students about the different initiatives that the company has undertaken in order to run a more environmentally responsible business. Grainger is America's leading distributor of industrial supplies, MRO equipment, tools and materials; with a customer base of about 2.0 million... read more

New Student Orientation This Friday!

UIC Liautaud new student orientation is this Friday! 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 successful students, valued classmates and networking professionals. The schedule for the day is as follows: Friday,... read more

MSAA Volunteers at the Crib Youth Shelter

Thank you to MSAA President, Marco Carriero, for contributing this post. For the second time this semester, a UIC Liautaud Community Action Team visited the Crib Youth Shelter to prepare and serve a hot dinner for its residents.  The Crib is located at 835 W. Addison, underneath the Lakeview Lutheran Church.  The Crib is an overnight space for 20 young troubled people, ages 18-24, to eat good food, get a good night’s sleep, be part of a community, shower, do laundry, and share some safe and... read more

Beyond the Classroom - GMARK Volunteers at Lincoln Park Community Shelter

Thank you to GMARK Event Chairperson, Nilay Shah, for contributing this post. The UIC Liautaud Graduate Marketing Association (GMARK) recently hosted a community service outing at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter (LPCS) to plan and prepare a hot meal for residents of the shelter.  We had a diverse group of people who volunteered their time including international and US students, both current and new, as well as Managerial Studies Assistant Professor Sophia Marinova.  The hustle around the... read more

Fall Fun Volunteering with MBA Association & Liautaud Alumni

Thank you to MBAA President, Chiranjiv Mukerji, for contributing this post.  The Alumni from the UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business joined the MBA Association for a community service event on November 17. The event was held at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter and attended by alums Adrienne Nadeau, Zac Bleicher, Sophia Bamiatiz, and Dave Ebel. Kristen Perhach and Chiranjiv Mukerji represented current MBAA students at the event.    The team prepared a sumptuous meal highlighted by a... read more

Dig In to the Data, Divide Up the Work, and Develop Your Style: Take-Aways from InKIND Bootcamp Training

This post was contributed by Catherine Jefcoat, MBA/MPH 2014 Candidate. UIC's Liautaud Graduate School of Business is piloting a student-led non-profit consulting program, called InKIND, which is being sponsored by the MBA Association  and UIC Net Impact student organizations. A select group of students will work in teams with the non-profit on a given issue to better understand and help solve a strategic issue or growth opportunity at the nonprofit. On the first Saturday of October, MBA, MSA,... read more