Goodbye Potluck Dinner
May 5, 2018
Saying a farewell to everyone who helps make the Center for International Business' events run smoothly. Thank you to Eydie Appleton, Ramakanth Tallapragada, Nicole Karwowski, Ema Rossi, Professor Cinar, and Jennifer Fernandes.
From Local Signature Dessert to International Bakery: From Chicago Ave to the World!
March 27, 2018
Marc S. Schulman, President of Eli's Cheesecake, joined us for a sweet discussion over even sweeter desserts. Mr. Schulman gave us the inside scoop on his exciting journey in leading Eli’s Cheesecake presence from Chicago to across the border. Eli's Cheesecake makes up to 15,000 cheesecakes a day and they are sent out world-wide, ranging in destinations from London to Saudi Arabia.
Mr. Schulman went into depth about the challenges and strategies of building his father's restaurant business into the successful brand it is today. He touched on the importance of networking, gave advice to students on international branding, and explained how to weave through the process of shipping products world-wide.
Fireside Chat with Robert Parkinson Jr.
March 13, 2018
Mr. Bob Parkinson has extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry after serving as CEO, President, and Chairman for Baxter International Inc. as well as President for Abbott Laboratories. He has also worked as Dean for the Quinlan School of Business and now chairs Loyola University Chicago’s Board of Trustees.
Mr. Parkinson joined us for a breakfast meeting and graciously allowed students to pick his brain on topics ranging from his rural, farm upbringing, to life in the C-suite, to the importance of a Loyola Jesuit education. Mr. Parkinson addressed the importance of corporate social responsibility, and updated students on important industry trends.
Blockchain, Bitcoin, and the Future of Cryptocurrency
February 23, 2018
Mr. Russell Rhoads addressed how Bitcoin has influenced market trends, the future of cryptocurrencies, its relevance to central banks, and compared CBOE's future contracts to VIX. Mr. Rhoads is is an instructor for the Options Institute at the Chicago Board Options Exchange. He teaches about 90 classes a year and conducts webinars on behalf of the CBOE and a variety of brokerage firms. He is also a Finance Professor at Loyola.
International Insight: Perspectives from a Quinlan Graduate Working Abroad
November 29, 2017
International Business Society and business fraternity Delta Sigma Pi joined forces to host Simone Festa, recent Loyola alum with a BBA in Finance and Accounting and a minor in Information Systems. He shared his experiences working as a tax consultant for Deloitte in both the US and in Italy. Mr. Festa gave insight on differing cultural and business norms that are important to keep in mind when working abroad.
2017 Annual Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 19th, 2017
6th Annual Quinlan International Thanksgiving Dinner where International and American students gathered together to share turkey, cranberries, pie as well as "Ten things you didn’t know about my country.”
Speech of Chinese Consul General
Oct 27th, 2017
Honorable Hong Lei, Chinese Consul General, talked about new developments in China with planned 2050 policies for the future. He also shared his perspective on US-China relations in trade, and answered many questions from the audience.
Global E-Commerce Explosion
Oct 20th, 2017
Center for International Business hosted Global E-Commerce Explosion with Laurel Delaney, President of Global TradeSource Ltd.
Presentation by James Kornacki, Chief Wine Revolutionary, Ullo on "Devil is in the details : Navigating the complexity of global shipping"
Presentation by Andrea Sreshta, Co-founder, LuminAID on "Global Omni-Channel E-Commerce Marketing"
Presentation by Lil Mohan, Entrepreneur and Academician from University of Chicago Booth on "E-Commerce: Where to focus"
Presentation by Jennifer Bayon, Vice President of International Sales for Paris Presents on "How to create a meaningful digital savvy brand worldwide"
Presentation by Alexander Lans, Founder and CEO, Foal LLC on "Hay is for Horses: Galloping toward global expansion"
International Business Major and Minor 'Meet and Greet'
Sept. 28th, 2017
International Business major students met with IB professors and fellow students.
Loyola’s Role in the Changing Dynamic of Higher Education By Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD
2017 NPH USA TOUR - Nicaragua Dance Group
March 13th, 2017
Since its founding in 1954, NPH has assisted more than 18,000 children and is currently raising more than 3,200 boys and girls in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. An additional 1,900 students who live outside the homes receive scholarships, meals and health care. Outreach programs serve more than 100,000 people each year.
Children at NPH homes – called pequeños – are not available for adoption. Instead they are welcomed with their brothers and sisters and become a part of the larger NPH family. Many have suffered physical and/or verbal abuse, lived in horrible conditions, been separated and shuffled from place to place. Like all children, they are seeking love and security, a place they can call home.
NPH USA transforms the lives of abandoned and disadvantaged children in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting the homes, healthcare, and educational programs of NPH. Together, NPH creates families for life and teach children the values of unconditional love, shared responsibility and helping others.
Chicago’s Future for Global Initiatives
Feb 16th, 2017
Ben Berlin, Corporate Engagement Manager at World Business Chicago spoke about how the current political environment influences global business and market trends. Ben currently works at World Business Chicago (WBC) and works with Chicago’s corporate community, local colleges and universities, and civic leaders to help foster partnerships on initiatives and projects that drive inclusive economic growth throughout Chicago. Ben has helped create, develop and host a 2014 Global Water Summit in Chicago. Ben works to further the establishment of relationships with Chicago’s top companies across all industries.
Pre-Valentimes International Business Charity Event
Feb 13th, 2017
The International Business Society hosted 1064 Co. for their annual charity event. 1064 Co. a B-Corp whos mission is to sell handmade Colombian products and donate 20% of their procceed to 1064 Givers, a non for profit who is dedicated to help strive for better education in Colombian public school by working at the grass root. 1064co.com 1064givers.org
Trade in the Trenches: The Outlook for Free Trade Agreements
Nov 29th, 2016
Richard Paullin has been the Executive Director of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, one of the largest and most active groups in the United States, since 1994. In 1987, he was appointed to the Illinois District Export Council (DEC) by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He is currently serving a ninth consecutive term; he has been Chairman of the Illinois DEC since 2000. From April 2004 – April 2005 Mr. Paullin served as the Special Advisor on Manufacturing to the U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. In November 2001, he represented the President’s Export Council as a Cleared Advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative at the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar. Much of Mr. Paullin’s trading and consulting activities have focused on the Pacific Rim countries, where he specializes in strategic planning, marketing and joint ventures for U.S. clients.
2016 Quinlan International Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 20th, 2016
5th Annual Quinlan International Thanksgiving Dinner where International and American students gathered together to share "ten things you didnt know about my country.
Fireside Chat With Alumni Series
Nov 8th, 2016
Mike Hora, Quinlan School of Business Alumni, and Retired Partner and Global Management Consultant at A.T. Kearney. Shared with us his suggestions on how a student should plan their lifetime stages and how to manage their financial portfolios. He talked about the ins and outs of the International Business arena and a summary of his accomplishments at A.T. Kearney.
Quinlan student place 3rd at NU-CUIBE International Business Case Competition
Nov 3rd-6th, 2016
Congratulations Jack Bobruk '18, Nicole Karwowski '18, Hannah Kern '18, Adam Hepp '17 for a job well done and to Dr. Mine Cinar for preparing the team for competition!
The three day competition, gave students the opportunity to showcase their international business knowledge, hone their analytical capabilities, sharpen critical thinking, utilize presentation skills and apply what they have learned in the classroom in an intellectually demanding and highly competitive setting.
This year's competition winners are: Villanova (1st), University of San Diego (2nd), Loyola Chicago (3rd) and Canisus (4th). 15 universities and colleges participated in this year's competition including teams from American University, Brigham Young, Florida International, James Madison, University of Hawaii and Washington State.
Country Risk and Your Career Path
Oct. 18th, 2016
Hassan Akmal, M.B.A., M.P.H., Director of Business Career Services, and Chelsea Donahue, B.A., M.B.A., Assistant Director of Business Career Services: Employer Outreach and Relations from Business Career Services shared with us their personal and professional experiences of doing an internship and global job search. They provided many useful resources and links to get jobs both at home and abroad. They also took questions and provided suggestions on career path based on students' backgrounds in the Q&A session.
International Business Major Meet and Greet
Oct. 6th, 2016
International Business major students met with IB professors and fellow students.
Managing Political Uncertainty - The Case of Brexit
Sep. 16th, 2016
On September 16th Dr. Richard I. Lauf, Board Chairman of the Greater Cincinnati Council on World Affairs, shared with us his experiences and views on how multinationals react to global risks such as the Brexit case. After discussing the Brexit case, Dr.Lauf highlighted multiple steps to use when approaching such uncertainties so that one is able to make strategic decisions in international business.
Movie night: Poverty, Inc.
Apr. 19th, 2016
Poverty Inc., an award-winning documentary, explored free aid versus entrepreneurship support of local small businesses.
Mar 31, 2016
Mr. Jordan Fishfeld, CEO of PeerRealty, a premier real estate crowdfunding platform, gave a brief introduction to what crowdfunding is and how it is growing in today’s market.
My Experience Developing a Nonprofit Organization
Feb 4, 2016
Mr. Kevin Duda, programs director and fundraiser, shared his experiences creating a nonprofit organizaiton and discussed topics such as fund-raising in nonprofit organization, life being a volunteer, and the sustainable development of the nonprofit organization.
2015 Quinlan International Thanksgiving Dinner
Nov 22, 2015
International students and American student had a pre-Thanksgiving dinner together while hearing students from China, India, Haiti, Italy, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Paraguay and the United States talk about "Ten things you don't know about my country".
Economics Alumini: John Iberle
Nov 17, 2015
Mr. John Iberle, Economics Alumini, gave a lecture to Quinlan students. He talked about 'Why are we studying business" from a perpective of real estate. He also shared his own experiences to students who want to enter in real estate industry.
Chinese Consul General
Oct 13, 2015
Honorable Weiping Zhao, Chinese Consul General, talked about current Chinese economy. He shared respectives on current Chinese economic situation, international relationships and future economy development issues and answered many questions.
April 7th, 2015
Honorable Victoria Walker and Chief investment officer Chris Knepler discussed the current and future state of trade in Australia. They fielded questions on many topics including immigration, investment strategies, and long term plans for growth.
Italian Consulate Breakfast
March 31st, 2015
Trade commisioner Matteo Picariello discussed trade and investment in Italy and various Italina inventions and products. Mr. Picariello and students discussed the many aspects involved in the exportation and importation of goods.
International Thanksgiving dinner
November 23rd, 2014
International graduate students, American undergraduate students, and Quinlan professors ate a pre-Thanksgiving dinner together while hearing presenters from China, Vietnam, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, India, and the United States speak about their countries.
Lei Sun, from China, discusses travel in his home country.
Shrey Raturi elaborates on the diversity of Indian food and culture.
William Horwitz presents unusual facts about America.
Selay Demir walks the audience through a visit to Turkey.
Amir Alomary talks about the culture in Saudi Arabia.
Giang Ngo explains the culture and natural beauty of Vietnam.
Fireside Chat with Alumni Mike Hora
November 20th, 2014
Mike Hora, CEO of Hora Enterprises and a retired partner and global management consultant at A.T. Kearney, met with students and discussed strategies for success in conducting international business, working as a consultant, and starting a professional life.
3rd Lecture in Trade Series: Financing International Trade and Import, Export Letters of Trade by Chantal Wittman Meier
November 11th, 2014
Vice President of Trade Banking at MB Financial Bank, Chantal Wittman Meier talked about risk, insurance, letters of credit, and international trade to an audience of alumni, faculty, and students. The talk was engaging and there were many questions on the intricacies of international trade finance.
October 21st, 2014
Lectures in Trade Series: International Export and Import Logistics by Larry Bajmakovich
Larry Bajamkovich, Board Member of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago and Midwest Sales Manager of BDG International, spoke about the logistics of import and export trade within the context of national security, risk, and licensing.
September 30th, 2014
Lectures in Trade Series: Export and Import Trends in the U.S. by Mr. Richard Paullin
Richard Paullin, Chairman of the Illinois District Export Council and Executive Director of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, spoke to students and faculty concerning recent trends in International Trade and Business. Mr. Paullin discussed trade issues concerning cybersecurity, economic development, and trends in international trade.