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  • Welcome Back!

    Welcome back, Illini!  As much as I enjoy a break from school, there's nothing quite like coming back to campus and seeing everyone that you missed over the previous four weeks.  The College of Business hit the ground running this semester, with many of its Registered Student Organizations having their Information Nights throughout the first week.

    From professional business fraternities to Enactus to everything in between, there is so much to get involved in within the College of Business alone.  Current students - check out all these information nights.  Prospective students - take a look into what these business organizations are like!  These organizations cover almost every area of business that you're interested in, from Students Consulting for Nonprofit Organizations to Investment Banking Academy.  They help you grow professionally while also giving you life-long friends and mentors.

    Even with the freezing rain and January weather, there is nowhere else I would rather be than back on UIUC's campus.  Here's to a great semester, everyone!

  • Prepare for the Future

    The University of Illinois College of Business would like to thank the Deloitte Foundation for providing us with an exceptional gift: the University of Illinois-Deloitte Foundation Center for Business Analytics.

    Through Deloitte's $5 million donation, students will have the ability to be trained by highly specialized faculty in the areas of business and data analytics.  These two areas hold the future of business, allowing companies to see how to better themselves financially and operationally.

    As a student, I can't contain my excitement.  I constantly look for ways to better understand business analytics, and with the generosity of Deloitte, this opportunity will now fall right into my lap.  Upon graduation, I will not only be prepared to excel at my job, but with this background of business analytics, I have the technology background and capacity to adjust for the future.  I'm no longer ready for my career; I'm ready for the future of business.

  • Goodbye! Adios! Au Revoir!

    At the College of Business, we understand that four years of college do not only entail academics or on campus involvement.  College is a time for students to expand their boundaries and push themselves to find their capabilities.  Therefore, we strongly encourage students to have an international experience during their time here.  In fact, approximately 60% of College of Business students do!

    Last week, the college was abuzz with students receiving their acceptances for next semester's abroad programs.  Through our semester-long programs across three contentients and 16 cities, there is an opportunity for everyone.  In fact, a record-setting 209 students received offers to these programs!  

    Not only is it possible to go abroad while in the College of Business, we promote it.  Therefore, even if a semester-long opportunity isn't for you, we have plenty of short-term opportunities as well, from spring break to winter, and even summer as well!  These trips range from Vietnam to Dubai, New Zealand to Dublin, and many places in between.

    We wish the best of luck to these students embarking on a new adventure next semester and can't wait to hear their experiences!

  • Career Fair

    The countdown to the 2016 Business Career Fair is dwindling down: 2 days!  This means that the ARC will be full of companies and recruiters looking to hire College of Business students.

    Thankfully, we have Business Career Services at the ready with resume reviews, mock interviews, and Career Fair prep workshops!  Make sure to utilize these resources, as BCS knows exactly what direction to lead you.  They ensure that no student will go into the fair unprepared.

    Dry clean your suit, brush your teeth, and comb your hair.  Companies want to hire you, so let's show them your College of Business talent!

  • Illini Pride

    One of the greatest things about being an Illini is the sense of pride that accompanies our BIG 10 athletics. The support that our students display for the 21 men and women’s NCAA sports is unmatched across the nation, and the Illinois culture of drive and achievement is evident in its translation to all university athletic programs.

    The organization that inspires much of our school spirit is Illini Pride. My experience in being a part of Illini Pride has led to some of my favorite memories on campus, especially as a member of the Orange Krush, which is recognized as one of the greatest fan bases in the country that also strives to make a positive impact in the community. Cheering on our nationally ranked volleyball team is incredibly exciting, and seeing the buzzer-beater win over Missouri during last year’s men’s basketball season is an experience I will never forget.

    As we approach the height of winter sports, I am looking forward to some great seasons from various Illini teams. Whether the sport that sparks your Illini pride is basketball, volleyball, gymnastics, or all of the above, our athletic programs provide an outlet for every student to express the passion we all share for the University of Illinois!

  • Calling All Women Interested in Business!

    Women today are playing an increasingly large role in shaping the future of a traditionally male-dominated world of business. Everyday women are assuming new roles as leaders and innovators within the most successful and renowned companies and corporations. The University of Illinois College of Business wants to be a part of your journey to success in business.

    In just a few short weeks, the College of Business will host its annual Future of Women in Business Conference in Chicago. At the event, prospective business students will have the opportunity to engage in fun activities, listen to inspiring speakers, and network with current students in order to learn about life as a University of Illinois College of Business student.

    We are excited to meet you and hope to see you there!


  • Class Registration

    Fall semester has gone by too fast and I can’t believe I am registering for my last semester. The past three years I have always gone to my advisor to make sure I am registering for my required classes. Advisors at U of I are always willing to help and tell you what to expect from each class based on their experience and knowledge.

    There are advisors and staff in the College of Business that takes a personal interest in students to coach them through their U of I career. I personally have had a couple of people who have always made sure my classes are going well and have advised me on classes that are essential for me to graduate on time.

    Registering can be a little bit confusing the first time, but with a little help from advisors and upperclassmen they makes it less challenging. Once you know which classes you are taking it takes about 5 minutes to register and get your schedule ready for the following semester. At U of I staff and faculty is willing to help create a friendly environment.  If I had the opportunity to choose a college to attend again, it would be the University of Illinois- College of Business without hesitation.


  • It's Recruiting Season!

    Info of the first weeks of school including Career fair, interviews, and other Events

  • Hey What's Up Hello

    Hello! My name is Ashley and I am also a newbie this semester on the College of Business Admissions team. My freshman year, I participated in the College of Business Ambassador Program, through which I took a prospective student each week to one of my classes and then out to lunch afterward. I loved having the opportunity to share my experiences and it was incredibly rewarding to see the prospective students on campus the following year. After such a phenomenal experience, I am thrilled to be working with admissions again.

    When I'm not in class pursuing my majors in Supply Chain Management and Marketing, I serve as a project manager for a consulting group on campus called Students Consulting Non-Profit Organizations (SCNO). Through my involvement in this organization, I have had the opportunity to serve various non-profit organizations in the Champaign-Urbana community as well as learn about the consulting field, where I hope to pursue a career upon graduation. I also actively participate in an organization called Business Council, which is made up of hard-working and committed members that have not only been like family to me but a source of inspiration and motivation.

    Outside of school, you can find me spending time with family and friends, enjoying the outdoors, or practicing yoga.

    Feel free to stop into BIF 1055 if you have any questions, I'd love to meet you!

  • New Kid on the Block @ 1055

    Hello everyone, this is Rose LaBelle, one of your newest Admissions Team members! I hope you are enjoying the lovely fall weather we have been having this week amidst the chaos and excitement life may be bringing you! As any new member in any organization or work environment, I felt it was right for me to provide a more formal introduction of myself. 

    I am from Wheaton, Illinois and grew up in a home as the sixth of eight kids. Growing up in a large family facilitated my outgoing personality, and I am so glad that I have found a new home here on campus in the College of Business! As a sophomore, I am planning to double major in Marketing and Buiness Process Management and minor in Art & Design. Ultimately, I am hoping to combine my passion for art and my natural people skills in order to pursue a career that enables me to express myself creatively. My ultimate dream would be to land in the fashion and retail industry!

    Outside of school, I am also rigorously involved in Phi Gamma Nu Professional Business Fraternity, Kappa Alpha Theta Sorority, and National Retail Federation. Through these involvements, I have been able to meet such inspiring people and create a well rounded college experience for myself. My free time is typically spent hanging out with family and friends, going on runs, or enjoying the oudoors. 

    Overall, I am incredibly grateful for all that the College of Business has provided me with thus far in my college career. From going abroad through the Business Honors Program, to meeting the outstanding faculity, to being surrounded by amazing students on a daily basis, I could not ask for a better home away from home!