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, January 11th, 2013

11:30am Early check-in; bookstore will be open

12:00pm Check-in and Lunch

Note: MIS and MSA students will have breakout sessions with the Directors of Graduate Studies from 12-12:30pm, so if you are entering the MIS or MSA program please make sure you arrive no later than 12:00pm. Students in the MBA or MRE programs may check-in and eat lunch anytime up until 12:30pm.

12:30pm Welcome from Assistant Dean Mary Clark

12:45pm Surviving Graduate Business Team Projects with Professor Christopher Barlow

1:45pm   Curriculum Highlights with Professors Jelena Spanjol & Maija Renko

 2:00pm  Break

 2:15pm  Introduction to Case Studies with Associate Dean and Professor Mark Shanley

3:15pm   Career Services Overview with Jeffrey Wilson, UIC Liautaud Director of Career Services                                   

3:30pm   UIC Liautaud “Get to Know Us” Student Organization Fair 

4:30pm   “Happy Hour” Semester Kick-off Social at Jak’s Tap

We are excited to welcome the following faculty throughout the afternoon of orientation:

Christopher Barlow- Managerial Studies, Entrepreneurship

Ranganathan Chandrasekaran - IDS (Director of Graduate Studies, UIC Liautaud MIS)

Ram Ramakrishnan - Accounting (Director of Graduate Studies, UIC Liautaud MSA)

Maija Renko – Managerial Studies, Entrepreneurship

Mark Shanley- Managerial Studies (Associate Dean, College of Business Administration)

Jelena Spanjol - Managerial Studies, Marketing

Location, Public Transportation, & Parking Information:

University of Illinois at Chicago, Douglas Hall, 2rd Floor
705 S. Morgan St., Chicago Il 60607

Refer to the UIC East Side campus map for exact location.

Parking is available at the Halsted Street Parking Structure; parking information and rates are available on the UIC Parking Website. The following public transit options have stops near SCE: #8 Halsted Bus, Blue Line El (UIC-Halsted Stop).

If you have questions about the event, or if you have not yet submitted your RSVP, please contact Dawn Birkland at We look forward to seeing you at the orientation this Friday!