Student Organizations

Liautaud Students Meet with Larry Byrne of Ogilvy & Mather

On the evening of Thursday, October 1, the UIC Graduate Marketing Association (GMARK) hosted a conversation with Larry Byrne, Senior Partner and Chief Production Officer for Ogilvy & Mather. The event, put together by Jeffrey Wilson of UIC Business Career Services, was part of the MBA Career Topics series, which is designed to give Liautaud students a view from the C-suite by introducing them to executives from Chicagoland firms. Byrne is not only an exec at a Chicago firm, he’s also a lifelong... read more

Call for Nominations | UIC Liautaud Awards

The Liautaud Graduate School of Business is excited to announce the fourth annual UIC Liautaud Recognizing Excellence event on Friday, May 8th!  Please save the date for this event (an invitation with a RSVP link will be sent out to students next week). This event will recognize student excellence in achievement, honors and participation within Liautaud and the wider community. At the event, the winners of the Liautaud Awards will be announced, and we will also recognize our students who have... read more

Global Marketing: Building Brand Engagement While Leveraging Customer Understanding

Thank you to Subramaniam Palghat Balasubramanian, Director of Corporate Outreach - GMARK, for contributing this post.  It was to my great pleasure to attend the Global Marketing Event presented by the Graduate Marketing Associations from UIC Liautaud, DePaul Kellstadt, and Loyola Quinlan. It was a first of its kind event.  The event commenced at the very busy downtown campus of DePaul at 9AM with networking and a light breakfast. This was followed by the first keynote speaker Angela Johnson,... read more

Who Wants Awesome Advice?

Through its continued efforts to encourage and develop networking with students, alumni, and business professionals, the UIC MBA Association (MBAA) partnered with the UIC Business Career Center to bring the Manager of Centralized Architecture & Analysis for the CME Group, Bill Stenzel, MBA 2011, to speak with students about his experience with the CME Group.  Bill spoke about his role at the CME Group, as well as how he ended up there, and his purpose for pursuing his MBA. Besides hearing... read more

A Starry Night with the MBA Association and the Business Alumni Association!

Kicking off the holiday season, the UIC Liautaud MBA Association and the Business Alumni Association provided students and alumni an evening of networking and galactic exploration at Adler After Dark hosted by the Adler Planetarium. The evening was a great opportunity for current students to connect and reconnect with alumni while exploring the depths of the universe. In addition to the exhibits and shows, gastronomy was an added highlight of the night. On every floor there was a mixture of... read more

2014 InKIND Training

The University of Illinois at Chicago Liautaud Graduate School of Business student-led non-profit consulting program, InKIND, which is being sponsored by the MBA Association, kicked off its 3rd year this semester. Select groups of students will work in teams with a non-profit on a given issue to better understand and help solve a strategic issue or growth opportunity at the non-profit. On the last Saturday of September, MBA, MSA and MIS students participating in the InKIND non-profit consulting... read more

GMARK - Karaoke Night Kick-Off

Taking a break from studying, members of the Liautaud Graduate Marketing Association (GMARK) came together to officially welcome and network with the incoming class at the Karaoke Night Kick-Off Social the second week of classes at Morgan’s Grill in the University Village. This was a wonderful chance  to meet new friends, mingle with students from class, have fun, and enjoy food and drinks while singing our hearts out.   It was a successful start to the new school year. There was an awesome... read more

Join the Graduate Marketing Association!

GMARK (Graduate Marketing Association) is committed to providing opportunities for Liautuad students to network professionally and develop marketing skills. GMARK is excited about the various social, professional development, and volunteer events that it will be offering to Liautaud students this year. There is no membership fee to join the organization and members do not have to be marketing students. Marketing is a broad term; however, it is important for all students to learn how to ... read more

Be a part of largest student organization at UIC Liautaud!

We're excited to start a new semester at UIC Liautaud, and we have a variety of events planned that we hope to see everyone at!  If you're still on the fence about MBAA, or want to learn more about our upcoming events, we encourage you to attend our general meeting before class on September 8th at 5:30pm. At the general meeting we will provide a general overview of this year's event calendar, as well as taking suggestions for future events.  If you would like to join MBAA, the membership fee is... read more

Get Involved With the MBA Association

On behalf of the UIC MBA Association, it is our pleasure to welcome you to the Liautaud Graduate School of Business! The MBA Association is committed to enhancing the MBA experience for our members. Our goals revolve around: 
  • Providing opportunities for students to grow their network, both within UIC Liautaud and with the Chicago business community
  • Providing community service opportunities
  • Providing professional development opportunities 
We have some fun events planned this semester. To see the... read more

Get Involved With the UIC Liautaud Women's Network!

Liautaud Women's Network is starting our second year as a club on campus.  We inspire, support and connect women, helping them define and reach their career goals.  For the 2014 school year, we have planned monthly meet-and-greet coffee gatherings as well as other networking events off campus.  In the fall semester, we are gathering a panel of experts on how successful women promote themselves on the job.  If you would like to be more involved, we are always looking for volunteers to help... read more

MBAA's Community Service at Lincoln Park Community Shelter

  This past month, the UIC Liautaud MBA Association cooked and served a wholesome lunch consisting of chicken alfredo, rosemary roasted potatoes, and salad for those at the Lincoln Park Community Shelter.  The team of five students gathered together to serve in camaraderie and in support of the LP Community Shelter. Throughout the year, student organizations periodically volunteer at the community shelter. While lending a hand in the kitchen and serving food to men and women who are experiencing... read more

Interested in a Leadership Role in GMARK?

Do you want to develop valuable experience in leadership while having fun with your peers? Then consider becoming a future GMARK Leader! GMARK is now recruiting for our 2014-2015 Leadership Board!  The Graduate Marketing Association is dedicated to developing the skills and knowledge of students interested in studying Marketing at UIC through professional networking, industry connections, and events. Not only does GMARK strive to educate its members and the UIC community about the field of... read more

AdKnowledge Information Session with INFORMS

SEPTEMBER 17, 2013 - Ben Legg, CEO and Rebecca Reese, VP of HR of AdKnowledge, held an information session in UIC Douglas Hall for interested students. Desks were filled with green bags and goodies from AdKnowledge. Ben Legg started the session to a room overfilled with participants by giving an insight into the work that is done at AdKnowledge. It was interesting to know the different strategies and methods used by them in the digital marketing world. Some case studies about their clients... read more

Weren't Chosen by InKIND? Here are Some Resources for Local Nonprofit Pro Bono Consulting

There will only be a couple of InKIND teams that will each take on a project this fall semester. If you weren't chosen as an InKIND project, there are multiple other places to get pro bono consulting if you are a non-profit. Here are links to groups that have informed the creation of InKIND and are taking on different kinds of pro bono consulting throughout the year. Taproot Foundation Grant for Good Junior League of Chicago's Project CON:CERN Kellogg's Neighborhood Business Initiative... read more

A Behind the Scenes Look at Revolution Brewery with Innovation Incubator

Blog Content Contributor: PJ Klapperich The members of Innovation Incubator were given an opportunity to take a personal tour of Revolution Brewery by the owner and founder, Josh Deth, in early September. About 30 MBA students were in attendance. Josh, a UIC alum, is as unassuming as the front entrance of the brewing and canning facility. He was wearing shorts and construction boots and sporting a two-month long beard and a lifelong passion for beer. He not only gave a tour of the... read more

INFORMS Alumni Meet and Greet Bowling Event

On September 7, INFORMS hosted an Alumni Meet and Greet Bowling event in UIC Student Center East. This fall's first year students were eagerly waiting to connect with the alumni. The event was hosted by Nitin Agrawal, who welcomed the alumni and asked them to give some tips to the juniors. The event started with alumna Shuchi Rana taking the stage. She recommended taking Professor Ranganathan’s and Professor Siddhartha Bhattacharyya’s courses. After her, Nikita Rath (May 2013 graduate)... read more

Get Real World Experience While Giving Back!

Calling all UIC Liautaud students! Are you looking to strengthen your resume and give back to the community at the same time? Are you interested in helping a local nonprofit organization streamline its finances, create a new marketing strategy, or even improve its network security?  Then UIC’s MBA Association InKIND Consulting Program wants you! For only one to two hours a week, you can gain real world consulting experience and help strengthen a nonprofit organization. Teams of students will... read more

Now Accepting Applications for UIC Liautaud's MBA-Led Consulting Project, InKIND

Are you a non-profit looking to create a social venture? Streamline finances and accounting practices? Apply the latest IT technology to help you better meet your mission? Create a marketing campaign for a specific audience? UIC’s InKIND project wants to work with you on projects like this for free! The UIC Liautaud Graduate School of Business MBA Association and InKind consulting program are seeking applications from Chicago area non-profit organizations that are interested in receiving pro... read more

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