At a Glance: June 13, 2022

Jun 14, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Holiday Closures
This Friday, June 17, the University will be closed to observe Juneteenth, a United States Holiday. The University will also be closed on Monday, July 4 for Independence Day, a United States Holiday. University offices will be closed, and there will be no advising services offered. Please refer to your course syllabi for assignment deadlines and live session schedules. There will be no At-A-Glance newsletter on July 4, but will resume the following Monday, July 11.
Podcast: Gies professor Don Fullerton on Environment vs Economy
Author, researcher and Gies professor Don Fullerton joins Tim Sinclair in this episode of the Gies Download podcast. Don studies the effects of environmental policy on the economy and then presents his research to world leaders and decision makers. Is it even possible to save the environment and protect the economy at the same time? Don's research might surprise you. Listen here!
Graduating in August?
Planning to graduate this summer? The deadline to apply to graduate is Friday, July 1. You can submit your application in UIUC Self-Service; find step-by-step instructions on the Degree Conferral webpage.

Remember if you're an iMBA student, you need to register for the Program Capstone 48 hours after you apply to graduate. For the CRN and Live Session times, visit our course offerings page. You can submit your request for your group of four through June 26 using the Program Capstone Group Submission Form.
Opportunity to Work with the Finance Department
The Gies Finance department is looking to hire graduate students for a senior manager position (something like a T.A.) where they would oversee four FIN 583 action learning teams through the MS Finance Practicum Program for the Fall 2022 semester. In this course, student teams of 4-6 complete real-time projects for actual companies. In this role, you would support the faculty mentor, coach team leaders, and provide guidance for the teams' client-based projects. Key skills gained include project management, coaching, leadership, and business problem-solving. This is a paid position. While an understanding of finance is a bonus, it is not required, as the faculty mentor will address finance questions. It is more important to have project experience.  The deadline to apply is June 30, 2022.   To learn more and apply, click here.   If you have any questions, please reach out to Denise Maple, Clinical Assistant Professor, at
Summer Employer Showcase
Wednesday, June 29, 2022 | 12 pm CT |  Register Here
United Airlines leads the industry from ground to clouds. The global cast of over 80,000 hero characters are each on a journey to be a force for good for customers, the planet, and each other. Learn how you can be a part of this story by joining the Gies Online Summer Employer Showcase with United Airlines. Connect with an iMBA student who is a United Airlines Manager for MBA and Campus Recruiting and learn about current and upcoming positions with United Airlines.

Positions require US Work Authorization
Seattle Immersion - August 2-6
Please join us for our immersion trip to Seattle where you will have the opportunity to put your iDegrees education to practice in person with your classmates. This 3-day course will be truly immersive, educational, and fun! Explore Seattle’s vibrant business culture in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest with its stunning backdrop of evergreen forests and the Cascade Mountains. Seattle offers culture, cuisine, and (of course) coffee!
To secure your spot, please register and submit a $100 non-refundable deposit by completing this form before Thursday, June 16. You will be notified of your acceptance by Thursday, June 23. If demand exceeds capacity, we will give priority based on seniority (credits earned) in the program. If you are not selected to participate, your deposit will be refunded. Check your email for more information!
Meet-Up in Nashville
We will be in Nashville on June 15 from 6-9 pm at Etch in the Encore Room. Join us for a meet-up and enjoy light appetizers while you connect with other Gies Online students and alumni. Please register by June 12. Be a part of this rich and storied Nashville history and join us!
iConnect Seattle
Join us for an evening of networking and connecting with students and alumni on Friday, August 5 at 6:00 pm in Seattle.  We will confirm the exact location as we confirm numbers for the event.  Dinner and refreshments will be provided.  Please register by Tuesday, July 26.
In Case You Missed It...
 Join "Aristotle's Building Blocks: Skills for Developing as a Leader" Webinar
Thursday, June 23, 2022 | 1 pm CT | Register here
Gies is hosting the webinar "Aristotle's Building Blocks: Skills for Developing as a Leader" featuring Professor Elizabeth Luckman and her father, Jim Luckman, on Thursday, June 23, at 1 pm CT

Leading teams in today's world requires a new paradigm – one in which leaders create the conditions to enable effective problem solving within the organizational culture. In this webinar, we will explore what this paradigm shift should entail; how the new paradigm addresses the challenges of today's globally interconnected, fast-paced business world; and how to begin to implement the practice necessary to transition to the new paradigm for leadership.
iDegrees Student Council Applications Now Open!
Applications are now open for the iDegrees Student Council! The student council works in close contact with program administration to build a strong network and support initiatives that advance Gies strategic priorities. Apply by Tuesday, June 21 for consideration. Any iDegrees student with at least one year remaining in their program are eligible to apply. Members are selected by the iDegrees administration.
iMSA Summer Courses Start
June 13  | Exceptions: ACCY 550
Meet up in Nashville
June 15 | 6-9pm | Register Here
Deadline to Register for Seattle Immersion
June 16 | Register Here
Holiday Closure - Juneteenth
June 17 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Friday, June 17, in observance of Juneteenth, a National Holiday in the United States.
"Aristotle's Building Blocks: Skills for Developing as a Leader" Webinar
June 23, 2022 | 1 pm CT | Register here
Holiday Closure - Independence Day
July 4 |  The University of Illinois will be closed on Monday, July 4, in observance of Independence Day, a National Holiday in the United States.
Seattle Immersion
August 2-6
iConnect Seattle
August 5 | 6 pm | Register Here
iConverge 2022
September 8 - 10