At a Glance - February 22, 2021

Feb 24, 2021
Online Programs Announcements - February 22, 2021
Share Your Story!
Gies Online is looking for passionate students to share their stories with us and the world. We want to highlight your journey in the program, how it has impacted your career, and share your expert tips for pursuing graduate education successfully. If you are interested, please take 15 minutes to fill out this form to get us started.  
Graduate Student Professional Development Week
Join The Graduate College for a series of virtual events dedicated to helping you succeed in grad school and beyond. These events are held throughout the week at 12pm CST. You can read more about these events on the Graduate Student website
Live Session Times For Second 8-Weeks Available Now
As you register for your second 8-week courses, please review the live session times for your courses. Attendance at one of the weekly live sessions is strongly encouraged. If unable to participate, students are expected to watch the recording of the live session as soon as possible. Attendance requirements will vary by course, so be sure to check the syllabus. Visit the website to view course offerings and live session times. 
Submit Specialization Capstone Group Request Form
If you are enrolled in a specialization capstone for this spring, the deadline to submit a capstone group request form is 11:59pm CST on Sunday, February 28. Group sizes for each capstone are 5-6 members. If you cannot find a group, you do not need to email us. Submit Your Group Members Here:
Update Your Grouping Preference Form
Please take a moment to go into the group profile form and update your preferences as well as your availability. Preferences must be updated one week before courses begin. Bookmark the link to the form as it stores your preferences and will be continually used, unless otherwise updated. You do not need to fill out the form if there are no changes from your initial preferences.
Utilize Online Resources to Succeed this Semester
The Counseling Center provides a variety of online resources, including recorded workshops and tips, daily mindfulness workshops, brochures, and more. Click on the links in the attached flyer to go directly to the resource you want to explore further.
iMBA: Fall Course Assistants Needed
We are currently accepting application for Course Assistants for Spring second-8 week courses. The course assistant positions will assist faculty in answering questions in forums. Course assistants are expected to work on average 10 hours per week for eight weeks. The program pays an hourly rate of $15.

  • Students must reside in the U.S. (due to the change in university tax code, we are unable to hire students that live outside of the U.S.)
  • Students must be in good academic standing
  • Students must have successfully completed the course (with at least a grade of A or higher) that they are applying to be a CA for.
Course assistants are employees of the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign; as such you will be required to complete new hire paperwork and an I-9. The I-9 can be done remotely but you will be provided a list of locations based on your zip code. You will need to submit timesheets every two weeks, and reminders will be sent. 

Students interested in being considered for available hourly course assistant (CA) position should complete the CA applicationThe deadline to apply is Friday, February 26
iMSA: ACCY Update
On behalf of Theodore Sougiannis, Interim Department Head KPMG Distinguished Professor of Accountancy, we are excited to share the most recent ACCY Update from Gies College of Business and the Department of Accountancy. Check out the attached PDF, and pay special attention to page 4!
Webinar: Real-Life Leadership Learned in the Trenches
TONIGHT! Monday, February 22  |  8pm CST  |  Register Here
Business leaders face many issues in today’s complex environment which need to be addressed with agility. While many lessons on leadership can be learned in the classroom, some are best learned through experience. Join Carl S Allegretti, president of Arbor Investments as he shares wisdom from his 37 years of experience of leading in the trenches.
Webinar: Black Neighborhoods: What they tell us about racial equity
Tuesday, February 23  |  6-7:30pm CST  |  Register Here
As of 2016, the average Black American family had total wealth of $17,600—about one-tenth the wealth of the average White American family, which stands at $171,000. This gap leaves many Black families at a significant economic disadvantage, with less financial security and less ability to fully participate in the economy. Less wealth also means Black Americans are underrepresented in the market for financial products and services. Andre Perry will highlight the structures creating persistent racial wealth gaps in American’s cities.
Andre Perry is a Fellow in the Metropolitan Policy Program at Brookings, a scholar-in-residence at American University and a columnist for the Hechinger Report. A nationally known and respected commentator on race, structural inequality and education, he is a regular contributor to MSNBC and has been published by The New York Times, The Nation, Washington Post, and Perry has also made appearances on CNN, PBS, National Public Radio, NBC and ABC. His research focuses on race and structural inequality, education, and economic inclusion.
This lecture is co- sponsored by Access and Multicultural Engagement in the Gies Business Office of Undergraduate Affairs and by the Gies College of Business Office for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion.
Second 8-Week Registration Deadline 
Wednesday, February 24 |  11:59pm CST  |  Register Here
If you do not register as soon as possible, you may experience a delay in access to your courses. If you need help picking out classes or have questions regarding registration, please visit us at our new Express Advising or Office Hours to quickly get answers to your questions!
Webinar: Developing Data-Driven Decision Makers
Tuesday, March 2 |  6pm CST  |  Register Here
Business professionals with accounting and data analytics knowledge and skills are in high demand. If a career as a business analytics leader sounds intriguing, we invite you to join three faculty members from our Department of Accountancy – Vic AnandJessen Hobson, and Kim Mendoza – as well as Deloitte data analytics professionals Evan Palmer and Beth Mueller to explore the needs and career opportunities in this growing field. Learn how these skills can prepare you for a purposeful, impactful career. 
Deadlines to Drop Classes
March 9, March 19 
March 9 Deadline to drop a first 8-week course that began on January 13. March 19 Deadline to drop a first 8-week course that began on January 25.