At a Glance: September 18, 2023

Sep 27, 2023

Online Programs Announcements

Limited Advising Services This Week

Limited academic advising services will be offered this week due to iConverge 2023. There will be no afternoon (1-3 pm CT) express advising offered on Wednesday, September 20. There will be no express advising held on Friday, September 22. To reach our Student and Academic Success Team, please email or schedule an appointment with a specialist.   

Bloomberg Skill Builder Virtual Experiences

Build your skills, discover career tracks and strengthen your application with free, online Bloomberg Skill Builder Virtual Experiences. Each course is self-paced and can be accessed anywhere. Earn a certificate upon completion and add it to your resume and LinkedIn profile to stand out to recruiters. Complete these programs and discover your potential career development with Bloomberg! Register through this link.

Education Justice Project Accepting Applications

Education Justice Project (EJP) accepts applications twice each year. The current application is open until October 2. Their greatest needs this fall are for individuals who can tutor at Danville prison, participate in our anti-violence program (CAVE), and support our prison computer lab and library. These are volunteer positions. The EJP are not currently accepting applications for for-credit course instructors. Visit our website for more information about all EJP positions, including with our policy team and reentry guide, and to access application forms.

Have Questions? Attend an info session on Tuesday, Sept 12 4–5 PM CTJoin the Zoom Link

Eight Selected as Gies Teaching and Learning Faculty Innovation Scholars

Eight Gies faculty members have been selected as Gies Teaching and Learning Faculty Innovation Scholars for 2023. Including our faculty in Gies Graduate Programs Online.  Learn more about the inaugural cohort here.

Fall 2 Registration Reminder

There is still time to register for the Fall 2nd 8 week (Fall 2) session. Some courses reach capacity before the course begins so register early to ensure a seat in the course. While you may register up to a day before courses begin, please register by September 27 to ensure you have access to Canvas and Coursera by soft launch. Have a question about registration? Reach out to our Student and Academic Success Specialist team.

Know Someone Interested in Gies Online?

Share the following event and invite them to learn more about Gies straight from our learners!
LinkedIn Live with Gies Online
September 27, 2023 | 12:00PM CT | Registration Link
Join us for a LinkedIn Live event, where we will share an overview of the credentials that are available online through Gies Graduate Programs, hear from a couple of current students, and of course, carve out time for Q&As. We would love to have a conversation during this time and chat about why you should check out Gies Business to continue your learner journey and advance your career.

Faculty Feature

Li ZhangProfessor Zhang earned her Ph.D. in Accounting at Carnegie Mellon University and her MBA from the University of Oregon. She joined the faculty at Gies in 2005. Her research looks at the impact of accounting information on managerial behavior, as well as managerial compensation contracts and organizational structures and the disclosure of accounting information. She teaches undergraduate Fundamentals of Accounting and graduate-level managerial accounting. She appears frequently on the List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by Their Students.

Find Professor Zhang Professor Zhang is the co-lead instructor for ACCY 503: Managerial Accounting (iMBA/iMSM), which begins in October.


Champaign Urbana Pride Parade and Fair

September 30 | 1:45- 5:00 pm CT| Register Here

March with the LGBTQ+ and Allies at Gies Affinity Group in the Pride Parade on Saturday, September 30, to show support for the LGBTQ+ community of Urbana-Champaign. A group from Gies will meet at the staging area at 1:45 pm and line up together. (We’ll update you with the staging location once it’s determined by Pride Fest organizers.) Look for Gies apparel to find our representatives, and please wear your Gies gear. Also feel free to wear any Pride accessories you may have. Register here. After the parade, we’ll enjoy the CU Pride Fest Fair in downtown Urbana. See the full schedule for CU Pride Fest.

In Case You Missed It...
Use the Online Program Announcements to view the previous At-a-Glance issue.

Use the Event Calendar for upcoming events and academic deadlines this semester.

Deadline to Apply to Graduate by December 2023

October 29 Apply to Graduate
For December 2023 graduates to be awarded their degree, they will need to apply to graduate on student self-service by October 29. This application will not register you for the December 2023 convocation ceremony.

December 2023 Convocation

Open House| December 15, 2023 | 9:30-11:30 am CT | Krannert Center
Ceremony   | December 15, 2023 | 1:00-3:00 pm CT | Krannert Center

Japan Virtual Immersion October 4-17, 2023 

Mexico City In-Person Immersion January 3-8, 2024

May 2024 Convocation Ceremony Friday, May 10, 2024 | 3:00-4:30 pm CT