CPA and BS/MAS Info Sessions

The Department of Accountancy is holding two Information Sessions in May:

  • Session 1: Becoming a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) in the State of Illinois; Friday, May 2; 2:00 p.m.; 141 Wohlers Hall

This session will cover what it means to be CPA, how to become a CPA in the State of Illinois, and information about how UIUC’s courses fit into Illinois’ educational requirements for the CPA license.

  • Session 2: The 5-Year BS in Accountancy/Master of Accounting Science (MAS) Program; Wednesday, May 7; 4:30 p.m.; Deloitte Auditorium in BIF

This session will cover the benefits of the 5-Year program, BS/MAS coursework, application requirements and procedures, and other useful information.

Please use this link to RSVP to one or both of these sessions:

UIUC Innovation Immersion Program – Call for Consultants

From the Illinois Innovation Immersion Program:
Are you interested in consulting? Would you like to travel to Silicon Valley with your fellow consultants to meet with and present to your client?

The Innovation Immersion Program at the University of Illinois is a student-run business consulting organization that brings students together from multiple disciplines and cultural backgrounds to form cross-functional consulting teams. Consultants from the University of Illinois collaborate with students from top international institutions such as KTH in Sweden, NTU in Singapore, and Technion and IDC Herzliya in Israel to complete semester-long projects for clients in global technology clusters.

Teams travel during Spring Break to present their midpoint deliverables to their clients. This spring, we will head to Silicon Valley to participate in an immersion trip: we will visit local startups, large multinational corporations, as well as historic sites. Our inaugural trip was an immersion trip to Israel, where we visited AT&T, Microsoft, Intel, and attended a presentation hosted by Israel’s President Shimon Peres. Our video documents our immersion trip to Israel:

If you would like to apply to be a Fall 2014 consultant, please join us on April 24th for an information session (room TBA). Our application will be live following the presentation, and we will conduct interviews on a rolling basis until the May 17th, 2014. Please like our Facebookpage for additional presentation and application details:

Please feel free to contact Ashley Hudson ( with any questions. We look forward to seeing you on April 24th!

ACE 240 Personal Financial Planning Now Available Online in Summer

ACE 240 Personal Financial Planning now available online in Summer 2014 -  first 4 weeks!  CRN 37924

Award winning instructor Paul Stoddard will be teaching an online version of ACE 240 Personal Financial Planning during Summer Session One (May 19 to June 14).

FLEXIBLE!  All of the activities required for this course (lectures, quizzes, and assignments) will be asynchronous, so you will NOT have to be online at specific times.

This 3 credit hour course will introduce you to a wide range of topics related to personal finance, including :

  • the financial planning process,
  • investing in stocks and bonds,
  • use of credit,
  • auto and housing decisions,
  • planning for retirement,
  • taxes,
  • employee benefits,
  • estate planning and
  • life/health/property insurance.

The 2nd Annual College of Business Best Dance Crew

Theme:  Kickin’ It Back to the 90s

When:  Thursday, April 10 at 7:30 PM.  Doors open at 7:00 PM

Where: Lincoln Hall Theater

Benefits:  The National MS Society

Why:  To watch some friendly competition and support a great charity while doing so

Cost:  $5 in advance & $6 at door

Ticket sales: Monday from 1-3, Tuesday from 2-4, and Wednesday from 12 -2

National Retail Federation

National Retail Federation–an organization that is focused on congregating retail-interested students from the University of Illinois to both learn about the industry and create opportunities for these students. If at all interested, come to our information night on April 15th from 6:30 to 8:00 PM at Lincoln Hall 1002 where you will have the opportunity to network with the executive board and professionals from Wal-Mart. The organization is open to all majors, and pizza will be provided! Dress is campus casual.

Please contact if you are interested in attending the information night or if you have any questions. You can also learn more about our organization at
Hope to see you there!

Pre-Law Advising Services April Events

It’s April!  And it feels like it is the busiest time of the year as we all work towards finals and wind down other responsibilities for the academic year!  Squeeze in these relevant Pre-Law events if you can!

Tonight, Monday, April 7th in Wohlers Room 166 the Pre-Law Honors Club will host a panel discussion about your first year of law school (1L) with two current law students at 6:00 p.m.

On Wednesday, April 9th as a part of the U of I College of Law ACLU Symposium week, Champaign County Public Defender Randy Rosenbaum will be a part of a panel discussion on public defender perspectives and judicial discretion.  This is located in Room D of the law school from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. and a free lunch will be provided.

Saturday, April 12 is the Pre-Law Day at the University of Illinois College of Law.  As we receive more information about this event we will add it to our blog.

Monday, April 14 from 4:00 – 5:00 p.m. in 1022 Lincoln Hall, the Pre-Law Advising Services office is holding a workshop for Students who are Applying to Law School Next Fall.  This is ideal for current juniors who want to maximize their chances of success for the schools of their choice and maximize potential financial aid offers.  See our Event Calendar for more information  by clicking here.

Pre-Law Honors Club will be hosting a Meet and Greet event on Tuesday, April 15 where our own Pre-Law Advising Services Director Jamie Thomas-Ward will appear!

Our final workshop for the semester will be on Thursday, April 17 from 12:00 – 1:00 in 514 Illini Union Bookstore Building.  Here Judy will help you understand the Personal Statement if you are applying to law schools in the Fall.

Jobs in Service Info Session

Jobs in Service Info Session
Thursday, April 10th 6:00 – 7:00 PM
Career Center Conference Room- 715 S. Wright Ave.

Three nationally recognized non-profit organizations will speak regarding challenging and exciting employment opportunities serving communities in need. Identify how you can use and develop your skill set in the US or abroad, learn how to make yourself a competitive applicant, and explore the benefits of service.

City Year
City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year’s 25 urban locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of highly-trained corps members serve full-time in schools as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of dropping out, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed.

Peace Corps
Since President John F. Kennedy established the Peace Corps by executive order on March 1, 1961, more than 200,000 Americans have served in 139 host countries. Today, 7,200 volunteers are working with local communities in 65 host countries in the fields of Education, Health, Agriculture, Environment, Youth and Community Development, and Business. Peace Corps service is a 27-month commitment and the agency’s mission is to promote world peace and friendship and a better understanding between Americans and people of other countries.

Teach For America
Teach For America is the national corps of top recent college graduates of all academic majors who com-mit two years to teach in urban and rural public schools and become lifelong leaders in the effort to expand educational opportunity. Since 1990, Teach For America has grown to include more than 33,000 corps members (teachers) and alumni. We are now one of the nation’s largest providers of teachers for low-income communities and at the same time we are building an ever-expanding force of leaders who work from inside and outside of the education system to ensure that all of our nation’s children have the opportunities they deserve.

FAA Online Summer Gen Ed Courses

2014 Summer Online General Education Courses

ARTD 211 History of Design
Instructor: Terri Weissman / Jennifer Greenhill
Concentrates on manufactured products, communication, and
media from the Modern period to the present. Emphasis on the
correspondence between historical and contemporary modes
of practice. Fullls General Education Criteria for a Literature and
the Arts course.

MUS 130 Introduction to the Art of Music
Instructor: Gayle Magee
Surveys music history from the Baroque period to the present.
The course provides non-music majors with basic listening
skills, the ability to discuss music intelligently, and acquaintance
with many types of music, including contemporary
trends and lm music. Fullls General Education Criteria for a
Literature and the Arts course, and a Western Comparative
Cultures course.

DANC 200 Listen and Move
Instructor: John Toenjes
In-depth study of musical form, history, culture, and styles,
taught from a physical learning (i.e., dance) perspective.
Musical and dance forms will be studied across cultures and
time periods, from both a technical and a cross-cultural
perspective. Fullls General Education Criteria for a Literature
and the Arts course.

UP 260 Social Inequality and Planning
Instructor: Ken Salo
Introduces the social, political, economic, and cultural forces
that shape contemporary urbanization processes, policies, and
practices. Studies how globally dominant neoliberal projects
further fragment urban spaces and deepen social inequalities
of race, class, and gender. Fullls General Education Criteria for
a Social Sciences course.