New Organizations

Real Estate Development Club-for those interested in real estate development for both personal investment and career opportunities, providing speakers and networking events in the areas of investment, construction, marketing, and property management.

Please contact chicagoredc@gmail.com if interested.

Investment Management Academy-connect students with professionals in the Investment Management industry through a speaker series and case study challenges. Please email if interested: UIUCIMA@gmail.com

Illini Capital Management-Student Managed Fund-students will have the opportunity to manage real money and take responsibility for all of the Fund’s activities. Please email if interested: UIUCIMA@gmail.com

New Courses

BADM395: Social Entrepreneurship & Social Change is a course taught by Professor Noah Isserman and is for students interested in learning about social entrepreneurship and creating products, programs, firms, or nonprofits that create social value. The focus of the course is about quickly determining your individual purpose and accessing the tools and teammates needed to create real-world solutions to social issues. View course sequence HERE.

BADM395: Social Entrepreneurship & Social Change provides students an opportunity to design and launch a product, service, or program intended to provide social value to communities. It considers social entrepreneurship and innovation as a broad approach to addressing social problems. In doing so, it incorporates techniques and strategies from all three sectors of economic and social life: government, private enterprise, and nonprofit action. High-potential student ventures can enroll in the second-stage course, SOCW380/BADM395, which focuses on incorporation and organizational growth.

The Hoeft Technology & Management Program Info Sessions

The Hoeft Technology & Management (T&M) Program bridges the gap between traditional engineering and business education by offering a unique curriculum to a select group of highly qualified business and engineering undergraduates. The T&M Program is a joint venture between the College of Business and the College of Engineering and works closely with its corporate affiliate partners to groom the best and the brightest students to be tomorrow’s leaders.

Tuesday, Nov. 18th5-6 p.m., 1320 DCL and

Wednesday, Nov. 19th4:30-5:30 p.m., 3039 BIF

Who? Business or engineering majors planning to graduate in May 2017 – December 2018

Questions? Please email tech-mgmt@illinois.edu

Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program

The Illinois CPA Society and the CPA Endowment Fund of Illinois are pleased to announce the third annual Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program (http://www.icpas.org/hc-endowment.aspx?id=22432), an exciting opportunity for minority accounting students. The student application deadline date is November 25, 2014.

The Mary T. Washington Wylie Internship Preparation Program is a three day intensive program in downtown Chicago on January 5-7, 2015 that aims to prepare up to 25 students for life in the accounting profession. The third day of the program provides the participants with the opportunity to interview for paid internship slots with some of the most prestigious accounting firms and companies in the Chicagoland area. Students who are selected will be awarded a $500 scholarship to bring their newfound skills and knowledge back to your campus to share with other students in the form of presentations, workshops and guest speakers.

The program is designed for African American or other underrepresented minority students who are enrolled in an Illinois college or university and who have at least a 3.0 GPA and a sophomore or junior standing. Please click here to access the application: http://www.icpas.org/uploadedFiles/Endowment/APPLICATION.pdf.

The Richard J. Seif Technical Sales & Marketing Scholarship is available for the 2015-2016 academic year. Annual award $3,000

Introduction

Richard J. Seif, an engineering and business graduate of Michigan State University, had a successful forty (40) year technical sales and marketing career at the Lincoln Electric Company.  Throughout his professional history, he championed the selling philosophy of James F. Lincoln that:  Sales is consulting engineering.  Marketing and selling welding products by economies and problem solving help drive fabricators and constructors to enhance quality, increase productivity, and operate in a safe environment.  Technical marketing and selling increases its importance in the welding field as more sophisticated technologies and automated systems are integrated into critical industrial segments involving public safety such as transportation vehicles, pressure vessels, pipe lines, bridges, building structures, and power plants.  Mr. Seif served as President and CEO of Lincoln Electric’s Canadian subsidiary and culminated his career as Senior Vice President of Global Marketing and Product Development for Lincoln Electric Holdings. In 2010, he was elected to the American Welding Society’s distinguished Class of Counselors.

 

Eligibility

The Richard J. Seif Technical Sales and Marketing Scholarship will be awarded to a full-time college junior or senior level student who pursues a bachelor’s degree in engineering or a bachelor’s degree in business with a sales or marketing emphasis, including technical electives and commits to a technical sales or marketing position in the welding industry.  The applicant must have an overall GPA of 2.5.  Proof of financial need is not required. The applicant may be a citizen of the US or Canada and be enrolled in a USA or Canadian college/university. The applicant must provide proof of working in the welding technical sales/marketing upon graduation with a letter of intent or job offer from a qualified company in the industry.  Priority will be given to those individuals attending Michigan State University.

 

To apply for this, or any of our other scholarships, please visit https://scholarship.aws.org.

State of the College Forums and Town Halls

From Associate Dean Jim Dahl:

Student Leaders,
We are hosting the first ever State of the College of Business Forums for all business undergrads. This event will provide a platform for faculty, administration, and students to come together as one united body, advancing the College.

The State of the College of Business Forums will take place with two different parts.

1) A Town Hall, which will be a conversation led by the Dean DeBrock about the strategic plan, available to all undergraduate students to attend. This event will be on November 4th, from 5:00-6:00pm in Wohlers 141.

2) Departmental breakout sessionswhich will create a small environment for students in their respective majors to hear about their program goals, curriculum, and future direction.
These sessions will be held on November 5th and 6th, with more information on the google document attached below.

Please fill out the form below, as space is limited with priority to junior and seniors in the College.

https://docs.google.com/forms/d/118sXfC3qQZMrwWah6Yl5PYeJgqnInr3qxKUNQ3eU2J4/viewform

GO BUSINESS ILLINI

Accounting Winter Internship Workshop

Business Career Services
Accounting Winter Internship Workshop
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
5:15 until 6:16
1025 BIF

Interning during “busy season” offers intense work experience and provides realistic insights into a career as a public accountant. Being off-campus for Spring Semester also presents unique challenges. If you’ll be off-campus interning next semester, this workshop is a “not to be missed” event to help you make the most of the winter internship experience.

Students who will be eligible to apply in Spring Semester 2015 for “Winter 2016 Internships” should also attend this workshop to begin thinking ahead about how a winter internship will fit into your academic and career paths. You’ll be able to use the knowledge you’ll gain at the workshop when talking to recruiters at the Spring Career Fair and interviewing next semester!

Presenters are Sue Thomas, Academic Adviser in the Department of Accountancy and a panel of successful students who interned in various positions and firms during Spring Semester 2014. The panel will be moderated by Mary Kate Garner, our ILLINOIS recruiter with Plante Moran.

Please login to I-Link (‘EVENTS’ > ‘Career Development Programs’ > ‘Accounting Winter Internship Panel’) and RSVP if you plan to attend. See you there!

Co-sponsored by Accounting Club.

Spring 2015 BADM 395/SOCW 380

BADM395: Social Entrepreneurship & Social Change is a course taught by Professor Noah Isserman and is for students interested in learning about social entrepreneurship and creating products, programs, firms, or nonprofits that create social value. The course description is pasted below. The focus of the course is about quickly determining your individual purpose and accessing the tools and teammates needed to create real-world solutions to social issues.

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CRN: 50215
BADM395: Social Entrepreneurship & Social Change

Description:
This course provides students an opportunity to design and launch a product, service, or program intended to provide social value to communities. It considers social entrepreneurship and innovation as a broad approach to addressing social problems. In doing so, it incorporates techniques and strategies from all three sectors of economic and social life: government, private enterprise, and nonprofit action.

The initial part of the class will emphasize concepts and principles related to socially-motivated entrepreneurship. Students explore their own goals, values, and strengths as they build a skillset to understand social problems and evaluate business and program plans to address those problems.

The latter portion of the course features students working in teams to design (and potentially implement) innovative social-purpose projects with support from startup advisors including Forbes 30 Under 30 Social Enterprise winners, Ashoka, Echoing Green, and Gates fellows. The semester ends with a pitch event to community leaders and foundations, and student teams can access a capacity fund to cover venture startup costs. Students have won university-wide and national recognition for their work in this course. High-potential student ventures can enroll in the second-stage course, SOCW380/BADM395, which focuses on incorporation and organizational growth.

Spring 2015 LINC Project Managers

Call for Applications: Spring 2015 LINC Project Managers
For Graduate Students and Advanced Undergraduate Students

Consider this significant opportunity to acquire training and experience in project management and classroom facilitation while leading a real project of importance to a nonprofit community partner! There are many positions available to co-manage a LINC-Learning in Community section (ENG 315) with interdisciplinary projects related to social and environmental issues, engineering and technical problems, education, community health, international development, and more! In the past, students have built bridges, produced marketing campaigns, improved water systems, developed youth programs, designed rain gardens, and lots more!

Project Managers earn 4 credit hours for ENG 598: Applied Project Management and facilitate the regularly scheduled ENG 315 sessions for one of the projects. They manage the project, participate in a weekly professional development course where they learn about service-learning and managing projects in community-based settings, coordinate communications with the partner, and assess student work. Project Managers will receive preparation for their roles during a pre-semester training on January 14-16.

Project managers will gain/learn

  • Enhanced skills in communication, professional writing, leading multi-disciplinary teams, problem-solving, conflict resolution, evaluation, organizing and prioritizing tasks, and time management
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in applied project management
  • Experience working with diverse students, partners, and project stakeholders in authentic, community-based contexts
  • Satisfaction in guiding students to be socially responsible citizens
  • Knowledge, skills, and experience in teaching techniques
  • A sense of accomplishment in making a meaningful impact in the community and in the lives of students

Apply ASAP for equal consideration (applications are rolling and interviews begin October 27th).  For more information and to join the LINC team, see  http://linc.illinois.edu/information-project-managers  and view our introductory video, “What is LINC?” posted at http://youtu.be/f7s3aniu_40. For questions, contact Shikhank Sharma (sharma24@illinois.edu).

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