At a Glance: January 30, 2023

Feb 5, 2023
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!
Use the Event Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.
Military Coffee Chat
February 7 |  4:00 pm CT | Register Here
Las Vegas Meet Up
February 10 | 6:00-8:00 pm PT | Register by February 9
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.