At a Glance: March 28, 2022

Mar 29, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
What Classes are you Taking this Summer?
Time tickets are now viewable!  Registration for summer and fall courses will open as early as April 4. You can view your time ticket on UIUC Self-Service or the Student Portal. Non-degree or PAT students may see different time tickets for summer and fall. Mark your calendar for when you are eligible to register. This is a great time to review your degree plan with a Student & Academic Success Specialist to prepare for registration!
Deadline to Apply to Graduate in May
Are you planning to graduate this spring? The deadline to apply to graduate is Sunday, April 3. You can submit your application in UIUC Self-Service; find step-by-step instructions on the Degree Conferral webpage. If you are an iMBA student, don't forget to register for the program capstone by the deadline as well.
Advising Services Highlight - One-on-One Appointments
Gies Online Programs has a team of Student and Academic Support Specialists to assist you through your time in the iDegrees programs. While we offer many ways to connect with a Specialist, our one-on-one advising appointments are available weekdays from 8am to 5pm CST. During your appointment you'll meet face-to-face over Zoom to discuss whatever questions or concerns you might have for up to 25 minutes. This is a great option to discuss degree planning and is open to students who have already started their first course.
If you would like to schedule a one-on-one appointment, go to our 
Advising and Planning webpage and click on "Meet with a Specialist 1-1." Then the system will direct you to Salesforce Advisor Link where you'll scroll through the list of Specialists to find a time that works best for you. For more detailed instructions, please refer to the attached PDF.
Nerissa Brown Receives Outstanding Leader in Advancing Diversity Award
Nerissa Brown, associate professor of accounting, was named the recipient of the Illinois CPA Society’s Lester H. McKeever Jr. Outstanding Leader in Advancing Diversity Award. The award recognizes exceptional leaders committed to increasing diversity in the accounting profession. The award is named for Lester McKeever Jr., who received his bachelor's in accounting from Gies Business in 1955. Nerissa will be recognized for her achievements on June 9, 2022, in Chicago at the ICPAS Leadership Recognition and Awards Dinner. Congratulations, Nerissa!
iMSA Coffee Chat 
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month to connect with other iMSA students and the Academic Director, Oktay Urcan! Ask Oktay questions about the field of Accountancy, or just come for a great chat. No prior registration is necessary. Our next coffee chat will be Wednesday, April 6, at 6 PM CTJoin here.
iMBA Virtual Event
Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 pm 
Join Gies College of Business on Tuesday, March 29, 2022 from 6:00-8:00 pm for a special virtual event exclusively for Gies Business MBA alumni and current iMBA students. Join a distinguished panel of Gies alumni who work in the area of diversity, equity, and inclusion. They will share their experiences and provide insights and best practices that can be applied in your own business environment.
Participants will have opportunities to interact with the panelists and ask questions.   Register by Monday, March 28 here.


  • Dr. Nerissa Brown, Associate Professor of Accountancy, Gies College of Business
  • Jetaun Mallett (BA ’84), Project Manager, American Academy of Sleep Medicine
  • TJ Mercer (MBA ’18), Senior Manager Inclusion Diversity & Equity, Slalom
  • Andrea Pettaway (MBA ’20), Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Manager, McDonald's Corporation
  • Loren Tardi (MBA ’19), Senior Manager, Talent Acquisition, ADT 
  • Joyce Trimuel (FIN ’99), Founder and CEO, Trimuel Enterprises, LLC
Hope to see you there!
Online Programs Meet-Up in Boston
March 31 | 5 - 7 PM CT
iMBA Virtual Event
March 29 | 6 - 8 PM CT 
Spring Employer Showcase
April 4 | 6 PM CT | Grainger
April 5 | 11:30 AM CT | PwC
May 2022 Convocation Ceremony
May 15 | 1:30 PM CT | State Farm Center
iConverge 2022
September 8 - 10