Inspired & Transformed: Alumni Success Stories Panel Event on July 10

Learn what a UIC Liautaud degree has meant for a panel of alumni - and what it could mean for you!

Join us on July 10 for this exclusive event and hear from alumni from three master's programs (MBA, MSA, MIS) as they share their stories of how UIC Liautaud changed their career direction and/or its trajectory. Whether you are looking to change your career by switching industries or you are hoping to accelerate your current career path, hear from those who have had similar experiences.

Current and prospective students are invited to attend this event to see how UIC Liautaud prepared students for a business world marked by continuous change - with academic programs that focus on innovation, entrepreneurship and a multidisciplinary approach.

This special panel event will be held at the unique UIC Innovation Center, a collaboration, education and incubation center embedded in the University of Illinois at Chicago. The Innovation Center initiates programs and participates in activities that bridge research and education with industry.


Panelists include: 

Andrew Leasure, MSA 2008

Manager, Finance & Administration, The Economic Club of Chicago

Cory Cooper, MBA 2004

Private Banker, Citi

Kiran Kripakaran, MBA 2012

Director of Product Marketing, Branchfire

Mark Sweeney, MBA 2011

Product Manager, James Hardie Building Products

Dianne Gaffney-Garcia, MBA 2011

Global Demand Manager, Customer Support Services, Life Fitness

Mrunmayi Gadre, MS-MIS 2014

Business Analyst, Cohesive Information Solutions



5:30-6:00pm | Pre-event mingle: Explore the UIC Innovation Center (1240 West Harrison) and chat with UIC Liautaud staff members and other guests.


6:00-7:00 | Keynote Panel of UIC Liautaud Alumni: UIC alums will share proven success stories of using their Liautaud degrees to change and accelerate their career paths. This session will be moderated by Assistant Dean Mary Corbitt Clark. Open Q&A with audience to follow.


7:00-8:30pm | Open Reception: Continue the conversation with our UIC alumni panelists, Assistant Dean Mary Corbitt Clark, Liautaud staff, faculty and current students. Light refreshments and cocktails will be served.


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