At a Glance: October 17, 2022

Oct 20, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Drop Deadline for Second 8-week Courses is Today!
The last day to drop a 2nd 8-week course (a course that began on Wednesday, October 12) for a 100% refund is today Monday, October 17 by 11:59 pm CT. Please refer to our Fall Refund Guide located on our Dropping Courses and Refunds website to review academic deadlines and policies concerning course drops and withdrawals. 
Important note: If you have already taken courses in the 1st 8 weeks of the Fall semester, you cannot withdraw in the second 8-week session. Your only option is to drop the course(s) you are registered for at that time. 
Spring 2023 Time Tickets - Planning Ahead
This week your registration time tickets will be available to view in student self-service and in your profile section of the student portal. Your registration time ticket is the day and time that you can begin registering for spring courses. Check your time ticket and save the date in your calendar, and make a course plan with a Student and Academic Success Specialist before your time ticket opens.  
Make a plan for the next semester: Our Student and Academic Success Specialists are here to provide course guidance, degree planning, and assistance with registration. Connect with a member of our team today and avoid the registration rush.  
Please Note: Courses have been reaching capacity before the registration deadline. We recommend registering early to ensure your seat in your planned courses.
GoGies Game: Win Prizes While Showing Your Gies Pride
As part of the celebration of five years as Gies College of Business, you can join in a game to show off your Gies pride and knowledge and win some cool gear. Join us on Wednesday, October 26, from 2-2:30 pm CT for our GoGies Game, a fun game of skill, determination, and speed. The top 20 highest scores will win a prize. Check your email on October 24 for more information on how to play. Note: the game is open to the first1,000 Gies students.
Share Gies Online with Your Employer
We have many professional backgrounds and employers represented within Online Programs at Gies College of Business. We would love to meet some of your coworkers and share details on how graduate education can help them and your company succeed. Can you put us in touch with your HR department? Do you have a business club or professional group at work that could benefit from learning about Gies? We would love to have you join us for a presentation to share the student experience while we explain all of the Gies credentials we have to offer. We are excited to create new relationships with your colleagues! Reach out to Kate Deering for more information.
Nathan Gold: Your On-Screen Presence is the New Business Attire
Monday, October 17 | 7-8 pm CT 
Tuesday, October 18 | 11-12 pm CT 

Join presentation coach Nathan Gold
 for a unique live session on how to amplify your on-screen presence. Learn how to set your virtual stage to captivate your online audience and effectively communicate your message. The live session will be held on Monday, October 17 and again on Tuesday, October 18 to provide more opportunities to attend. Watch the event trailer.
  •   Register Here to attend  Monday, October 17  | 7-8 pm CT 
  •   Register Here  to attend Tuesday, October 18  | 11-12 pm CT
New York City Meet Up 
Wednesday, October 19, 2022 | 6:00-8:00 pm ET 
Gies Business is hosting a Meet-Up for iDegree learners and alumni in the NYC area! Join Dean Jeff Brown for an evening of networking and connecting at the Draught 55 Bar and Kitchen (245 E. 55th Street, New York, NY 10022). 

Join us to grow your Gies Business network with current students and fellow alumni and reconnect with the College! Register Here!
Gies Talks
Tuesday, October 25 | 4-5pm CT 
As part of the celebration of the 5th anniversary of being Gies College of Business, the College will host a series of lightning talks on Tuesday, October 25 from 4-5 pm in Deloitte Auditorium. The following speakers will present on a research stream they are pursuing.
  • Don Fullerton
  • Ari Garimella
  • Jessen Hobson
  • Ben Lough
  • Unnati Narang
This showcase will highlight the impact and breadth of academic work at our college. This event is open to all. Talk titles and Zoom details will be shared at a later date.
Gies Online Employer Showcase: Korn Ferry
Wednesday, October 26   l  12 PM CT   l  Register Here
Korn Ferry is a global organizational consulting firm who works with clients to design optimal organization structures, roles, and responsibilities. With roles focusing in data, human resources, finance, and a variety of senior level positions, let Korn Ferry be your next stop in your career.

Connect live with the team at Korn Ferry and ask questions about open positions, learn about the culture at KF, and hear about the process and tips when applying to roles at Korn Ferry on Wednesday, October 26 at 12 PM CT.
Women's Coffee Chat
Wednesday, October 26 | 11:00am CT | Register Here
Join us to explore how women in business can achieve success in Gies Online! A recruitment leader here at Gies Online will be joined by some of the amazing women currently studying in one of our online programs. Bring your questions and a cup of coffee to sit back and discuss the experiences and challenges women face in business and how graduate education can help women succeed.
Ivy Exec Webinar: "Moving Hearts and Minds with Data" with Ron Guymon and Michael Elniski
Wednesday November 9, 2022 | 11:00am CT | Register Here
Numbers by themselves don't move hearts and minds. Consequently, encouraging data-driven decisions in organizations goes beyond extracting insight from data. In this webinar, Ron and Michael will discuss the importance of telling stories in tandem with presenting data. They will share experiences, principles, and tips for using data to motivate improvement.
First Generation Graduate Student Coffee Chat
Wednesday, November 9 |11:00am CT | Register Here 
We cordially invite you to bring your coffee or tea and join Marcus Phillips, Associate Director at Gies Online, along with some of our current student ambassadors that are first-generation graduate students for a coffee chat. We will discuss issues facing first generation learners and their success in graduate education. You will learn more about the support services that are available and understand what it is like being a first-generation student in the Gies Online Program.

Fireside Chat with Scott Santi, Interviewed by Dean Jeffery Brown
Thursday, November 10 | 5pm CT | Read more and register here!
Join us for the webinar featuring an informative discussion between Scott Santi and Dean Jeffrey Brown. You'll want to hear this compelling story of a person who put his Gies education to work to move up through a company to a position of leadership.
In Case You Missed It...
Your Canvas Course Page Has a Time Limit
Canvas course pages are available for eight weeks from the end of the last course module, as stated in each course syllabus. After eight weeks from the end date, you will no longer have access to your course(s) dashboard in Canvas. Save any documents before that date for your personal archives. 
Use the Events Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
Drop Deadline for Second 8-Week (October 12 start) Courses
October 17 | Fall Refund Guide
Nathan Gold: Your On-Screen Presence is the New Business Attire 
October 17  | 7-8pm CT | Register Here
October 18  | 11-12 pm CT| 
Register Here
New York City Meet Up
October 19 | 6-8pm ET| Register Here
Graduate Student Appreciation Week
October 24-28|Click Here
Gies Online Employer Showcase: Korn Ferry
October 26   l  12 PM CT   l  Register Here
Women's Coffee Chat
October 26 | 11 am CT | Register Here
Deadline to Apply to Graduate in December
October 30 | Instructions Here
Holiday Closure - Election Day
November 8 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Tuesday, November 8, in observance of Election Day, an Illinois State Holiday.
Ivy Exec Webinar: "Moving Hearts and Minds with Data" with Ron Guymon and Michael Elniski
November 9, 2022 | 11:00am CT | Register Here
First Generation Graduate Student Coffee Chat
November 9 |11:00am CT | Register Here 
Fireside Chat with Scott Santi, Interviewed by Dean Jeffery Brown
November 10 | 5pm CT |Register Here
Holiday Closure - Thanksgiving
November 24-25 | The University of Illinois will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 24-25, in observance of Thanksgiving, a National Holiday in the United States.
December 2022 In-Person Convocation Ceremony
December 16 | 11am - 3pm CT | Krannert Center
December 2022 Degree Conferral
December 19