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The Business Experience: A Welcome for Admitted Students

Saturday, March 15, 2014
12:00 - 4:00 pm
Business Instructional Facility - 515 East Gregory Drive, Champaign

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The Business Experience is a fantastic opportunity for students admitted to the ILLINOIS College of Business to experience all that the College has to offer. The day will begin with an optional tour of the Business Instructional Facility, the Margolis Market Information Lab, the Ikenberry Commons Residence Hall complex, and the Activities and Recreation Center (ARC).

At 1:00 PM the formal program will begin. In small groups led by current Business students, families will move throughout the classrooms in the Business Instructional Facility to engage with faculty from Accountancy, Business Administration, and Finance. The program will also include sessions with academic advisors, staff from Business Career Services, information on Study Abroad, and a conversation with the Deans of the College of Business. Admitted students will receive an email and postcard invitation to the event with the necessary information about registration.

Future Women in Business Fall Conference

Saturday, November 23, 2013
10:00 am - 2:30 pm
Illini Center, 4th floor - 200 South Wacker Drive, Chicago

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The College of Business at ILLINOIS is happy to bring high school juniors and seniors interested in business together with many of the College's current students and alumnae in an event aimed at exposing students to the vast number of career and leadership opportunities available to graduates with a business degree. Through a variety of small group sessions and roundtable discussions, attendees will have the chance to delve deeper into the diverse avenues possible for graduates of the College of Business at ILLINOIS.

Small group sessions will be co-facilitated by current students and young alumnae from great companies like Groupon, PwC, EY, and many more to learn about the different paths provided with majors in Accountancy, Finance, and Business Administration.

Schedule of events

10:00 AM - 10:15 AM: Registration
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM: Welcome
10:30 AM - 12:30 PM: Career Conversations
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM: Lunch and Keynote Speaker: Karyn Watkins
2:00 PM - 2:30 PM: Additional networking time

Attire for the event is business casual.

At 10:30 AM, College of Business admissions staff will have a presentation for any parent who would like to learn more about the admissions process. The presenation will be held in the Orange & Blue room on the first floor of the Illini Center. It will last between 45 and 60 minutes allowing parents plenty of time to explore downtown Chicago until the event concludes at 2:30 PM.

Space for this event is limited, so please do not hesitate to register. The deadline to RSVP is Wednesday, November 20, 2013.