At a Glance: January 23, 2023

Feb 5, 2023
Online Programs Announcements
Professor Unnati Narang's Research Article
Unnati Narang is an Assistant Professor of Business Administration. Her research lies at the intersection of mobile marketing, consumer mobility, and engagement in digital environments. Check out her latest research article here: Research shows retailers should use inspiration, not deals, to significantly boost sales.
Registration Reminder
The registration deadline for Spring 2023 second 8-week courses is February 22You can view course schedules, term dates, and registration deadlines on our Course Offerings page. When registering, use the CRN's and enhanced registration for registration efficiency! Take time now to review your degree plan with a Student & Academic Success Specialist to prepare for registration!
Improve Your Resume and Land the Job
Your resume can be the gateway to your next job opportunity. Upload your resume to VMOCK and the platform will help you leverage your skills, improve the overall content, and strengthen its overall reach through concrete and actionable feedback! The platform utilizes resume templates to help you edit your resume in a way that will be best for your path. Use your NetID and password to get started. 
Hiring Course Assistants
Interested in being a Course Assistant (CA) or Grader for iDegree courses for the second 8-week (Spring 2) session? If you are interested, submit your application before January 25. 

Position: Graduate Hourly or Academic Hourly CA

Course Duration: March 15 - May 9, 2023 

CA Qualifications:

  • Available to work 10-15 hours each week
  • Earned an A or A+ for the course you choose
  • Physically reside within the US
  • Eligible to work during the entire term
Major Responsibilities:
  • CA (Grader): Graders will grade assignments, monitor Q&A discussion, review course content, and support live sessions (optional)
  • CA (SCF): Synchronous Course Facilitators will provide advanced zoom support for live sessions remotely or in the BIF studios
  • CA (PR): Plagiarism Reviewers will proactively search course content that is psoted online without permission and request materials be taken down
Apply by 12:00 PM CT on January 25. For full consideration, you must complete Part A and B of the application. 
Making Cents of Money Podcast
Making Cents of Money is a podcast co-hosted by the Student Money Management Center (SMMC) and the Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (IDFPR). They cover a variety of topics, such as Becoming an Entrepreneur and Student Loan Repayment. Subscribe on SoundCloudApple PodcastsGoogle Play, or Spotify today!

SMMC also has a webinar series on their YouTube channel that addresses a broad range of financial topics!
Faculty Feature
Elizabeth Luckman
Professor Elizabeth Luckman is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Business Administration and Disruption and Innovation Scholar. She earned her Ph.D. in Business Administration (Organizational Behavior) at the Olin Business School at Washington University at St. Louis. She joined Gies in 2019 and is affiliated with the National Center for Principled Leadership and Research Ethics. Her research focuses on leadership, organizational ethics, and management education. She teaches undergraduate and graduate courses on leadership and business dynamics. She has appeared on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent and received the 2021 BADM Teaching Award.

Find Professor Luckman: 
Professor Luckman is part of the lead instructional team for BADM 508: Leadership and Teams with Professors Kari Keating and Denise Lewin Loyd.
Women's Coffee Chat
Wednesday, January 25 |  11:00 am 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. 
Military Coffee Chat
Tuesday, February 7 |  4:00 pm 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. 
Colombia Virtual Immersion - March 8-21, 2023
March 8-21, 2023 | Register Here
Please travel with us virtually to Colombia for a 2-week capstone course starting March 8, 2023! Space is limited, so apply ASAP.
To secure your spot, please register and submit a $100 non-refundable deposit by completing this form by Monday, January 30th. You will be notified of your acceptance by Monday, February 6th. If demand exceeds capacity, we will give priority based on seniority (credits earned) in the program. If you are not selected, your deposit will be refunded. The total fee to participate is $500. Your $100 deposit will be applied to this total and $400 will then be charged to your student account.
In Case You Missed It...
Share Your Specialization Certificate with Accredible
Congratulations to learners who earned Specialization Certificate awards last week in recognition of completing specialization coursework. Haven’t had a chance to share your award yet? Learn how to share your credentials with your network via Accredible.
Express Advising
Spring 2023 first 8-week courses are officially underway! The Student and Academic Success Team provides academic advising and support for all students in Gies Online Programs. Drop in to Express Advising if you have quick questions regarding registration and drop schedules, course selections, degree planning or resources available to you!
May 2023 iDegrees Convocation Ceremony 
The May 2023 iDegrees Convocation Ceremony will be held in person on Friday, May 12 from 3:00-4:30 pm CT at the State Farm Center. Ceremony registration and details will be shared out to May 2023 graduates later in the semester, but we encourage you to check the Gies Convocation Website for more updates.  
Degree Conferral vs Convocation Ceremony  
iDegrees Convocation Ceremony: This is the in-person graduation ceremony held by the Gies College of Business on Friday, May 12. This ceremony is a celebration of completing your degree, but your degree conferral is the formal process by which the University awards your degree. This is an entirely separate process from participation in the convocation ceremony.  
Degree Conferral: Refers to the process that the University will officially verify that learners have completed their degree requirements and award degrees. The University will begin to confer degrees for May 2023 graduates starting on May 13, but it may take longer for the degree to be officially awarded. For May 2023 graduates to be awarded their degree, they will need to apply for graduation on student self-service by April 2.  
Use the Event Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
Women's Coffee Chat
January 25 |  11:00 am CT | Register Here
Military Coffee Chat
February 7 |  4:00 pm CT | Register Here
Spring 2023 2nd 8-Weeks Registration Deadline 
February 22 
Colombia Virtual Immersion
March 8-21, 2023 | Register Here
Deadline to Apply to Graduate in May 2023 
April 2 | Apply to Graduate
For May 2023 graduates to be awarded their degree, they will need to apply to graduate on student self-service by April 2. This application will not register you for the convocation ceremony. 
May 2023 iDegrees Convocation Ceremony
Friday, May 12 | 3:00-4:30 pm CT | State Farm Center
This ceremony is a celebration of learners completing their degree, but the degree conferral is the formal process by which the University awards degrees. 
May 2023 Degree Conferral
May 13 
The University will begin to confer degrees for May 2023 graduates starting on May 13, but it may take longer for the degree to be officially awarded.