Graduate Student Organizations
Being an active member of a student organization enriches your overall Loyola experience with friendships, leadership experiences, professional growth, and industry-specific knowledge. It also helps potential employers see your commitment to the program and to a balance between your academic and social life.
- The Association of Loyola Entrepreneurs
- Economics Forum
- Graduate Marketing Association
- Graduate Women in Business
- Human Resource Student Association (HRSA)
- Investment Banking & Financial Markets Association
- LUC Net Impact
- Quinlan Consulting Group
- Quinlan Graduate Advisory Council
- Quinlan Graduate Business Student Association
- Quinlan Graduate International Club (Quinlan GIC)
The Association of Loyola Entrepreneurs
The Association of Loyola Entrepreneurs is an organization focused on building strong, valuable relationships and networks inside and outside of the Loyola University community. We hold a number of exciting networking and speaker events that allow our members to create opportunities to learn about becoming an entrepreneur, meet other Quinlan School of Business graduate students and alumni with entrepreneurial interests, and connect with established entrepreneurs. Creating strong business contacts is essential to becoming an entrepreneur.
Faculty Advisor: Ugur Uygur
The Economics Forum’s mission is to afford participants the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally by hosting a wide range of events at no charge, where members can learn more about economics and meet people in various stages of their Loyola career. The group sponsors engaging seminars, insightful alumni speakers, topical panel discussions, as well as internationally acclaimed visiting speakers. Additionally, they take several exciting field trips each year, and hold online discussion forums that have become an incredibly popular place for members to visit and speak out on a vast array of issues related to the practical and theoretical aspects of 21st-century economics.
Marketing Director (LSC)
Marketing Director (WTC)
Ex Officio/Senior Member:
Faculty Advisor: Timothy Classen, PhD
Graduate Marketing Association
The Graduate Marketing Association (GMA) is the Loyola student chapter of the American Marketing Association and strives to provide professional development, skill building opportunities, professional networking, and a supplemental college experience.
President: Laura Martini
Executive Vice President: Fariha Khayyam
Vice President of Programs: Neal Mahoney
Vice President of Membership: Jie Wei Lo
Vice President of Marketing: Icela Diaz
Vice President of Communications: Nicole Lawrence
Vice President of Finance: Jared Boot
Content Manager: Courtney Colantuno
Alumni Relations: Brendan Doyle
Faculty Advisor: Lauren Labrecque
Graduate Women in Business
The purpose of Loyola Graduate Women in Business shall be to provide Quinlan students and alumni with an opportunity to develop personally and professionally through addressing issues that women face in the workplace, as well as fostering relationships among current students, alumni, faculty, and business leaders. The organization focuses on three key components: networking, workshops, and speaker series.
Co - Vice President of Finance:
Co - Vice President of Finance:
Co - Vice President of Professional Development:
Vice President of Membership:
Faculty Advisor: Linda Tuncay Zayer
Human Resource Student Association (HRSA)
Loyola University Chicago Human Resource Student Association (HRSA) is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and sponsored by the Northern Illinois chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (NISHRM). The HRSA will endeavor to develop human resources students into future, dynamic human resources and business professionals. HRSA will accomplish its objectives through the organization of career development activities, participation in philanthropic activities demonstrating HRSA’s desire to provide support to the community, and hosting social activities to allow members to meet and mingle with each other, alumni, administration, faculty, and/or potential employers. In addition HRSA hopes to actively promote, facilitate, and maintain a top tier HRER program that is recognized nationally by employers, academic institutions, and professional organizations.
Facebook: HRSA - Human Resource Student Association Loyola University Chicago
LinkedIn: Loyola Human Resources Student Association
President: Kasia Przednowek
Vice President of Graduate Affairs: Xiaoying (Ava) Chen
Vice President of Undergraduate Affairs: Anju Gogana
Treasurer: Zizhu (Zoe)Zhu
Community Service Chair: Casey Ryan
Secretary: Kara Freiburger
Social Media Manager: Yingkai Wang
Print Media Manager: Seth Middleton
Investment Banking and Financial Markets Association
The Investment Banking and Financial Markets Association is a student organized and directed club that uses the combined resources of the finance department, the Quinlan School of Business, and Business Career Services to pursue employment opportunities for its members in the financial services industry. The club capitalizes on the rigorous graduate curriculum at Loyola Chicago to create and environment conducive to developing and enhancing a structure of networking both among students and between students and members of the industry. Our targeted student population: alumni, graduate, and undergrad students concentrating in finance, accounting, economics, and other students who are interested in learning more about the financial markets.
Vice President of Development:
Vice President of Finance:
Vice President of Events:
Faculty Advisor: Steven Todd
LUC Net Impact
Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with over 280 chapters and 20,000+ members globally. The purpose of the organization is to inspire, educate, and equip students, professionals, and other like minded groups and individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. LUC Net Impact is a student organization in the Quinlan School of Business that offers students the opportunity to attend professional development seminars, educate members on domestic and international issues, and connect with a growing global network that is already changing the world through business. To learn more about the global organization as a whole, please go to netimpact.org.
President: Lavina Phulwani
Vice President of Community Outreach: Jihong Liu
Vice President of Finance: Jared Boot
Vice President of Marketing: Na Xing
Vice President of Membership Relations:
Vice President of Professional Development:
Vice President of Student Relation: Zoe Zhu
Faculty Advisor: Nancy Landrum
Quinlan Consulting Group
The mission of Quinlan Consulting Group is to give Quinlan students the opportunity to apply their business skills in a real-life consulting situation and help them understand, prepare for, and develop careers in the consulting industry. In addition, Quinlan CG promotes mutually beneficial relationships between students, faculty, entrepreneurs, corporations, and leading management consulting firms. As a student-run organization, Quinlan CG coordinates a broad range of activities throughout the year, which help to educate students about consulting and prepare them for job searches and interviews. Furthermore, QCG intends to promote a positive image for the University through its contribution to the community and provide students with practical experience to bring forth into the business world.
President: Joel A. Buchanan
Executive Vice President - Operations: Sherry Tong
Vice President of Personnel: David Stone
Director of Business Development: Juliana Pidner
Director of Professional Development:
Faculty Advisor: Michael Welch
Quinlan Graduate Advisory Council
The Quinlan Graduate Business Advisory Council serves as a collaborative evaluation team committed to enhancing the educational experience at Loyola University Chicago by facilitating opportunities for positive change and growth. Meeting approximately every month, the council works to identify student concerns about relevant University issues and to enhance communication between students, faculty, and administration. Through direct, open dialogue with the student body, the council attempts to accurately represent the opinions of the school's constituency when assessing the effectiveness of the programs. This ad hoc group works with the Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. For more information, please e-mail: quinlangrad@LUC.edu.
Quinlan Graduate Business Student Association
The Quinlan Graduate Business Student Association is an organization developed to enhance each student's graduate experience while pursuing his or her graduate business degree. In a nutshell, the organization was formed for the purpose of creating an avenue (such as social events, community service, speakers, etc) for classmates to get to know each other outside of the classroom. Through participation with the Quinlan Graduate Business Student Association, each student will encounter professional networking prospects, service opportunities within the Chicago community, and social occasions with Quinlan peers. All Quinlan GBSA activities are open to current students, alumni, faculty, and community leaders.
President: Abhishek Pednekar
Executive VP: Zizhu Zhu
Vice President of Events: Xiaoying (Ava) Chen
Vice President of Marketing: Matthew Hymel
Vice President of Finances: Owais Khan
Vice President of Philanthropy: Bria Carter
Executive Secretary: Anushi Shirvastava
Faculty Advisor: John Nicholas
Quinlan Graduate International Club (Quinlan GIC)
Quinlan GIC is a student organization that is all about international education, be it studying in the USA as an international student or studying outside of the United States for a short duration. Quinlan GIC also aims to help international students from different countries in their transition into the American system and culture by providing support in any way possible. Through the club’s academic and networking events, as well as its cultural and social activities, graduate business students will have an opportunity to interact with other international colleagues who have successfully integrated into the United States economy, experience international cultures and customs first hand, and interact with fellow colleagues who are curious and interested about the world.
President: Gonzalo Borges
Vice President: Gus Thanasuwandithee
Director of Events:
Executive Secretary: Jie Wei Lo
Director of Membership: Wanning Hu
Treasurer: Yingkai Wang
Advisor: Mark Law