At a Glance: November 22, 2021

Nov 22, 2021
Online Programs Announcements
University Closed Thursday and Friday
The University will be closed this Thursday, November 25 and Friday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving, a US Federal Holiday. Responses via email will be delayed during this time. We look forward to interacting with you on Monday, November 29 when the university reopens. Refer to your syllabus for specific course deadlines during this time.

There will be no iMBA/iMSM Express Advising on Wednesday, November 24. 
Celebrate Gies College of Business on December 7
Gies College of Business is throwing a party, and you are invited! We’re hosing a special celebration of our College and the outstanding people who make up our Gies community on December 7 at 3:30 pm. We’ll be joined by John Byrne of Poets&Quants, the leading information source on the business education field. You can join us live on Facebook on the Gies Business Facebook page or in person at the BIF Commons. Mark your calendars now. You won’t want to miss this.
Exploring Accounting Advisory Careers: Translating Financial Information into Strategic Business Decisions
Tuesday, December 7 | 6 pm CT | Register Here
Accounting is the language of business, and Gies College of Business has been a leader in preparing accounting professionals for decades. The accounting job market continues to be strong and is not expected to slow down any time soon. With a Gies Accounting education, you will be ready for success in a profession that provides a wide variety of career paths.
Advisory accounting is one of those paths. Advances in technology have automated routine accounting tasks, changing the traditional work of an accountant. There has been a skill shift, with a greater emphasis on the analytical advisory role.
In this webinar, you will learn about advisory careers in accounting. Gies Accounting faculty and alumni in the advisory field will discuss the opportunities that are found beyond public accounting and will help you chart a course that sets you on this path.
Moderator: Brian Hamm, ACCY ’95, Gies College of Business, Clinical Assistant Professor of Accountancy
  • Kaylee Bastien, MAS ’20, PwC, International Tax Associate
  • Colin Hamm, MAS ’20, Deloitte, M&A Transaction Services Associate
  • Mia Shah, MAS ’20, PwC, Deals Advisory Associate
  • Darion Wiggs, MAS ’20, Badu Tax Services, Lead Tax Preparer
Strategies for Self-Care
As we approach the end of the Fall semester, it is important to remember to take care of ourselves. Take time this week to explore resources from the Counseling Center and McKinley Health Center.
Counseling Center Outreach
This hub of resources includes videos on managing time, lessening test anxiety, and maintaining motivation. There is also information about how to attend Daily Mindfulness workshops that help students stay grounded and focused in times of stress
McKinley Online Relaxation Exercises
Explore McKinley Health's tips on guided imagery, deep breathing, and progressive muscle relaxation.
For additional resources, you can explore the Community of Care Resources for Students.
Register for Spring First 8-week Courses!
It is time to register for spring courses. You can register for both first and second 8-weeks at this time. It is recommended to utilize the Student Portal to create a degree plan before you register. If you need assistance, our team of Student & Academic Success Specialists are ready to help. There is no Express Advising this Wednesday, November 24. 

If you are ready to register, view the Course Offerings Schedule which lists CRNs you will need to register. 
Know Someone Great?
Gies Online Programs is looking for great students like you. Our students are some of the best referrals to introducing prospective students to the iMBA, iMSM and iMSA. If you know someone who would like more information or be a great fit for our programs fill out this short form to refer them. Thank you for spreading the benefits of joining Gies!
University Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday
November 25 - 26 
December Commencement Ceremony
December 18
University Closed for Winter Break
December 24 - January 3
iMBA & iMSM Spring 1st 8-week Courses Launch
January 12
iMSA Spring 1st 8-week Courses Launch
January 18