Loyola University Chicago

The Graduate School

Professional Development & Academic Workshops

Spring 2017

Priority registration is given to graduate students in programs in the Graduate School. Space is limited. Your registration will be confirmed by email.

Graduation Information Session
Monday, February 13 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm │ LSC | Cuneo Hall 002
Monday, February 27 | 4:00 – 5:00 pm │ LSC | Cuneo Hall 002 

**Note: these sessions will also be recorded and posted on the Graduate School website if you are unable to attend either session.

On May 9, 2017 at 3pm, the University is hosting the Graduate School’s only commencement ceremony. If you plan to finish your degree in either May 2017 or August 2017, this session will go over the eligibility process for your degree conferral, information for the May 2017 commencement ceremony, and we will answer any questions you may have about either process.

Attendance is limited to graduate students in The Graduate School.  Click here to RSVP.


Working with the Institutional Review Board (IRB)
Thursday February 23rd
5:00 – 6:00 pm │Granada 420 │ LSC

Graduate Students planning to conduct “Human Subject Research” should attend this information filled workshop. You will receive pointers for preparing your proposal and submitting it to the Loyola University IRB. Click here to RSVP.


How To Think About Personal Finances After Graduation
April 25, Location TBD
4:00 – 5:00 pm

As you transition from student to graduate, managing your finances will enter into a new phase. Addressing daily needs will remain important, but you will face the integration of loans payments into your financial world.  Additionally, you will want to plan for integrating saving and spending, budgeting in a different way, and planning for the future. 

In this session, you will learn about how to think about these decisions from a financial point of view. You will learn two core concepts that drive most financial decisions:

1.  Compound growth:  Assets and debts grow exponentially.  The return or interest for this year is added to the total to form the basis for the return or interest for next year.

2.  Store and flow: Store is the inventory of assets and money flows in and out of that store all the time.

During the session, we will apply these two concepts for simple financial decisions relating to the loan repayments schedule, budgeting, and basic financial planning.

The instructor is Dr. Gezinus J. Hidding, Associate Professor in Loyola's Quinlan School of Business.  Dr. Hidding has taught Personal Investing at Loyola.  He has managed investments for 30 years.  He is the owner and manager of Hidding Investment Management, LLC, which manages investment portfolios in the US and in Europe. Go here to RSVP.


Is there a workshop topic you would like to see presented? Send us an email with your suggestions to gradschool@luc.edu.

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