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.

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.


Project Management Workshop
May 15th, 9:00 - 4:00, Information Commons 4th floor

Whether completing a dissertation on time, writing a grant proposal, or spearheading a service project, effective project management can make the difference between a toxic disaster and a successful project completed on time. Over the course of one day, students will delve into each stage of project management, from defining achievable goals to determining critical timelines and negotiating collaborative roles. Participants will leave the hands-on workshop with a fully developed project plan and a robust set of project management tools.

This workshop is open to all Masters and Doctoral Graduate School students. RSVP here.


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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