At a Glance: December 12, 2022

Dec 21, 2022
Online Programs Announcements
Registration Deadline for Spring 2023 First 8-Week Courses
The registration deadline for the 1st 8-weeks of Spring 2023 courses is Friday, December 16. Registration is open for both the 1st 8-week (Spring 1) and 2nd 8-week (Spring 2) sessions. You have until February 22 to register for 2nd 8-week courses, but can secure your spot in a 2nd 8-week course now.
Registration Note:Some courses may reach capacity before the registration deadline so register early to ensure a seat in the course. While registration after the deadlines may be permitted, it will result in a delay in accessing your courses on Canvas and Coursera. This process may take up to two weeks after you have registered, which may result in missing course assignments and other deadlines.
Gies Download: Larry DeBrock
Larry DeBrock is the Dean Emeritus and Professor Emeritus of Finance at Gies College of Business. While some tend to meander, Larry's career path has been a 40-year-long straight line. And this month, that straight line will have come full circle. Larry was the guest on the latest episode of the Gies Download.To listen to this or any of our prior podcasts, you can also go to our Gies Download playlist.
Holiday Closure-- Winter Break
The University will be closed from December 23 to January 2 in observance of the winter holidays in the United States. Please refer to your course syllabi for assignment deadlines and live session schedules. University offices will be closed, and responses via email will be delayed during this time. Our Student and Academic Success team will hold regular advising services from December 19-22. We look forward to interacting with you on Tuesday, January 3, 2023 when the University reopens.
Faculty Feature
Rob Metzger
Professor Rob Metzger is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Finance and Steven V. and Christy C. King Faculty Fellow. He earned his MBA at Northwestern University and joined the faculty at Gies in 2015. He teaches courses on investment banking, private equity, and venture capital. In 2021, he received the Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching from the Gies Business Alumni Association.
James Bertram
Professor James Bertram is an Instructor of Finance and Director of the Investment Banking Academy. He is a two-time University of Illinois graduate, most recently earning his MBA from Gies in 2021. He joined the faculty as an Instructor of Finance in the same year and has more than 30 years of experience in investment banking. He teaches courses on investment banking at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
Find Professor Bertram and Professor Metzger:
Professor Bertram and Professor Metzger will serve as co-lead instructors for FIN 573: Applications of Investment Banking Concepts in Spring 2023.
iDegrees Workshop: Immersion Opportunities Within Gies Online
Tuesday, December 13, 2022 | 12pm CT | Register Here
Gies Online offers Immersion trips virtually and in person, domestically and globally where students can learn about industries outside those in which they currently work and understand business and economics in our host countries. Join us to hear from Rachel Ward, Assistant Director of Operations, who oversees the immersion opportunities. We will also hear from a student ambassador who has completed an immersion trip and learn about the requirements, benefits, and successes they have experienced from micro and global immersions.
 Military Coffee Chat
Wednesday, December 14, 2022 | 1pm CT | Register Here
Interested in learning about how a master's degree with Gies Online can benefit your career, or assist with your transition into civilian life? Our recruitment team and some current student veterans will discuss their success and answer questions. This event is open and available to all active duty, reservists and veterans of the military. We will also provide additional advice on the obstacles and opportunities for those within the military community.
 iConnect Champaign-Urbana 
Friday, January 13, 2022 | 4:00-6:30 pm CT | Register Here
Gies Business is looking forward to providing an opportunity for our Gies alumni and current iDegree students in the Champaign-Urbana area to gather for an iConnect event! Join us for an evening of networking and connecting at the iHotel Chancellor Ball Room 1900 s 1st St. Champaign, IL 61820. Drinks and refreshments will be provided at the event. If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate in this event, please contact i-support@illinois.eduRegister by January 6. 
In Case You Missed It...
Spring 2023 Ambassador Program Applications Now Open! 
Are you interested in helping us share what the Gies Online student experience looks like with prospective students? We are looking for current students to join the ambassador group to interact in one-to-one conversations, act as panelists during recruitment webinars, participate in office hours, or create and share quotes or social media posts. Applications are now open to join for the Spring! We are looking for students who will have a positive, proactive, and professional approach and are interested in developing their leadership and presentation skills. Questions? Email Kate Deering 

Applications are due by December 19, 2022 at 11:59pm CT. Apply here
Zoom Update Required - Deadline December 16
After Friday, December 16, Technology Services will require Zoom client 5.12.6 or newer for Android, iOS, Windows, macOS, and Linux for all UIUC users. You can check your own Zoom version by following the guide here. It must be 5.12.6 or newer by December 16. If you are prompted to update Zoom, please do so as soon as possible. You can check for updates manually and run them any time, either in Software Center, Managed Software Center, or Zoom itself. 
Some older iOS devices will no longer be able to run Zoom. If you aren't sure whether your device will be affected, please feel free to reach out to the Help Desk at
iDegrees December Virtual Convocation Ceremony
December 2022 graduates who are attending the iDegrees Virtual Convocation Ceremony on Saturday, December 17 at 8:30 am CT, we are pleased to share the zoom link and password for the ceremony. We look forward to seeing you there and celebrating your achievements! 
Zoom Link: 
Zoom Meeting ID:
858 2839 2166 
Zoom Meeting Password:

For security and access reasons, we ask that your friends and family join us separately via the Youtube stream. Your guests can join us by clicking directly on the link in the invitation or can paste this link into their browser:
MOOC Launch of ACCY 574: Risk Management and Innovation
MOOC 1 and 2 have launched for ACCY 574: Risk Management and Innovation; a new elective course launching in January 2023. Take a look at the MOOCs ahead of the course launch. 

MOOC 1: Empathy, Data and Risk 
MOOC 2: Empathy and Data in Risk Management

Want to learn more about ACCY 574? 
Watch Professor Leiby provide an overview for ACCY 574 and discuss career impact and time commitments for the course:

Register for the course no later than 
December 16 to ensure access to Canvas during soft-launch on January 4, 2023. 
Use the Event Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
iDegrees Workshop: Immersion Opportunities Within Gies Online
Tuesday, December 13 | 12pm CT | Register Here
 Military Coffee Chat
Wednesday, December 14 | 1pm CT | Register Here
Spring 2023 Registration Deadline
December 16 | Spring 2023 Course Offerings
December iDegrees Celebration and Open House
December 16 | 10:30am - 12pm CT | Krannert Center | Register Here
December iDegrees Convocation Ceremony
December 16 | 1pm - 3pm CT | Krannert Center
December iDegrees Virtual Ceremony
December 17 | 8:30am - 9:30am CT 

Zoom Link: 
Zoom Meeting ID:858 2839 2166 
Zoom Meeting Password:124223 
Access for friends and family:
December 2022 Degree Conferral
Monday, December 19
Spring 2023 Ambassador Application 
Due December 19 | 11:59pm CT | Apply Here
Fall 2022 Grades Released
Friday, December 23
Holiday Closure - Winter Break
December 23 - January 2 | The University of Illinois will be closed Friday, December 23--Monday, January 2 in observance of the winter holidays in the United States.
Spring 2023 1st 8-Weeks Soft Launch
January 4, 2023
Houston Immersion 
January 4-7, 2023
iConnect Champaign-Urbana
January 13, 2023 | 4:00-6:30 pm CT | Register by January 6