Vinita Choradia is graduating in May 2018 as a Finance major with a minor in Management Information Systems. Throughout her time at UIC, she has been involved with the Finance and Investments Group and she has held internships at Exelon Corporation and Ernst & Young. After graduation, Choradia will be starting a full-time position with Ernst & Young. She will be speaking at UIC Business commencement this year as the undergraduate student speaker and talked with the UIC Business Blog about her time on campus:
Q: What's the biggest change to campus since you've been at UIC?
The biggest change I have witnessed is the increase in involvement from the student body to extracurricular organizations. During my four years at UIC, I have seen so many new student organizations form and existing ones have seen a huge growth in membership. This change has added to the small community feel of UIC while being such a large university.
Q: What UIC Business elective class would you most recommend?
Hands down my favorite business elective has been BA 420 Professional Presence. I took it spring semester with one of my favorite professors, Kimberly Warner. It is a very interactive class that pushes you to get out of your comfort zone. The best part of this elective is that by the end of it, you will know everyone’s name and will feel like a small group of friends rather than just classmates.
Q: What is your advice for the UIC Business class of 2022 (incoming freshmen)?
Be your own biggest competitor and challenge yourself. Your time as an undergrad will fly by so fast, and you will want to leave with no regrets. Identify your goals early, so you can start working to achieve them. UIC has so many opportunities, it is just up to you to take it upon yourself to make the most of it. This is your time, so do what makes you happy and helps you grow.
Q: What's UIC Business's best kept secret?
The Business Career Center is no secret, but I still feel like students do not use it enough. The Career Center puts on so many events that I have especially found helpful as an underclassman such as the career fairs, resume reviews, and networking events. I have gotten both of my internships through the Career Center, made some valuable connections, and grown as a professional.
Congratulations to all the 2018 UIC Business graduates. We can’t wait to hear Choradia’s speech at commencement!