At a Glance: June 20, 2022

Jun 23, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Deadline Tomorrow: iDegrees Student Council Applications Now Open!
Don't miss your opportunity to serve on 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.
Want to Change Your Preferred First Name?
Students who would like to use a name other than their legal first name within the campus community are able to enter a preferred first name, update an existing preferred first name, or delete an existing preferred first name through Student Self-Service on the Personal Information/Preferred First Name page. You may view the University policy for acceptable uses of a preferred first name. For more information click here.
Deadline Approaching to Apply to Graduate 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.
Upcoming MOOC Updates
BADM 508: Leadership and Teams
Both Coursera MOOCs for BADM 508: Leadership and Teams are currently being revised for Fall 2022. Because of the significant revisions, it is strongly recommended to not work ahead on these MOOCs until they are released later this summer. If you have already completed the MOOCs and earned the certificates, you will not need to re-earn the certificates. However, you will be responsible for all new content in the revised MOOCs. 

MBA 547: Global Marketing 
The MOOCs for the new MBA 547: Global Marketing are currently being designed for Fall 2022. If you previously completed the MOOCs associated with MBA 547: Global Impact: Cultural Psychology and Business Ethics and are completing the high-engagement portion of MBA 547: Global Marketing this fall, you will need to re-take the new MOOCs. Due to the difference in content of these two courses, certificates and progress earned in the old versions of the MOOCs will not transfer.  

FIN 584: Corporate Finance
The MOOCs for FIN 584: Corporate Finance are currently being redesigned for Spring 2022. If you have already completed the MOOCs and earned the certificates, you will not need to re-earn the certificates. However, you will be responsible for all new content in the revised MOOCs. 
Holiday Closures
The University will 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.
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
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.
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...
 Registration is Open for Fall
Degree students can register for both the first  second 8-week Fall terms at this time! Please make sure that you check the website for details on course offerings and how to register for classes. If you have questions regarding registration, please visit the Student and Academic Success Team at Express Advising or email to quickly get answers to your questions! The deadline to register for first 8-week courses (starting August 10) is July 21. Classes may reach capacity, so it is recommended you register as soon as possible. 
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
"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