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Biz Buzz

The Quinlan School of Business Newsletter (Biz Buzz) is published by the Quinlan School of Business Undergraduate Programs Office. The newsletter is designed to publicize important information specific to Loyola University Chicago Business Students. Emailed bi-weekly, the undergraduate newsletter communicates information on important dates, speakers, academic information and extracurricular activities. If you have any questions regarding the newsletter, please email Allison Davis at adavis10@luc.edu or call 312.915.6113

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Biz Buzz will return in August 2018. All past issues of Biz Buzz can be found on the Quinlan Sakai site. 

Biz Buzz - September 17, 2018


News from the Undergraduate Programs Office





September 23: Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 50%
September 30: Last day to withdraw from class(es) with a Bursar credit of 20%, zero credit thereafter
October 1: Last day to apply for Spring 2019 or summer 2019 graduation in LOCUS
October 8-9: Mid-semester break; no classes
November 2: Last day to withdraw with a grade of "W." After this date, the penalty grade of "WF" will be assigned
November 5: Spring 2019 Course Registration begins


Schreiber Center, Suite 320, WTC | QuinlanUBUS@LUC.edu | 312.915.6113

1. Graduating in Fall 18, Spring or Summer 19? If you need to make any changes (ie: add/drop major or minor) to an already filed graduation application, please complete a new graduation application with updated info in Schreiber Center 320. Please write “update” on the form. If you have not applied for Spring or Summer 2019 graduation, please do so through LOCUS. The deadline to apply through LOCUS for Spring or Summer 2019 graduation is October 1, 2018. If you have questions, please visit LUC.edu/Quinlan/undergraduate/Graduation or set up an advising appointment by calling 312.915.6113.

2. Thinking about getting internship credit? More information on how to get academic credit for internships can be found here: LUC.edu/quinlan/undergraduate/internshipcredit. If you have questions regarding either BSAD 220, 300 or 351, please email QuinlanUBUS@LUC.edu.

3. Have you declared a major or want to change it? Students who have not applied for graduation can change their major/minor in Locus. If you have applied for graduation please come in to Schreiber Center, Suite 320, WTC to change or add a major/minor. If you have majors in more than one school/college or you are an athlete, please talk to your academic advisor for assistance.

4. Who is your advisor? Your academic advisor assignment may have changed over the summer. Log into your “Student Center” in LOCUS to see who your academic advisor is. 

5. January in Jerusalem. This January, push yourself out of your comfort zone and see the world as you have never seen it before on the J-Term Faculty-Led study abroad program in Jerusalem, Israel from December 27, 2018 - January 10, 2019.  The deadline to apply for J-Term Israel 2019 is Monday, October 15! Visit the program website for more information and to apply. 

6. Washington, DC Program. 
Spend Next Spring 2019 Interning and Taking Classes in Washington, DC.
Internships range from Capitol Hill to nonprofits, think tanks, media organizations, advocacy groups and consulting firms. Past students interned with Senators Duckworth, Durbin, and Baldwin, Representatives Kelly, Quigley, Gutierrez and Davis, McAllister and Quinn, National Strategies, Brookings, the Supreme Court, and more. Spring 2019 applications due by September 28.  To apply visit: http://www.luc.edu/politicalscience/dc/. Contact Susan Dimock with questions or for more information. 

7. Chicago Interactive Marketing Association Scholarship. The Chicago Interactive Marketing Association (CIMA) is now accepting applications for the CIMA Scholarship! CIMA is honored to award a scholarship to two students in the Chicagoland area studying interactive marketing and have an interest in pursuing a career in the field. The scholarship is available to undergraduate students. Each scholarship amount to be awarded is $5,000. Access the scholarship application here. Contact Dr. Stacy Neier Beran with questions. 

Schreiber Center, Suite 320, WTC | QuinlanEvents@LUC.edu

Marketing & Entrepreneurship in Vietnam
QSB Student Panel

Monday, September 24
4:00-5:00 PM 
Schreiber Center 406, WTC
Learn about business courses and internship opportunities at the Vietnam Center from recently-returned Quinlan students! They'll provide the tips you need to study abroad in Spring 2019. 

  • Get a taste of café culture in Vietnam. Stop by and enjoy Vietnamese snacks and smoothies with study abroad alumni. 
  • Hear first-hand experiences related to business courses and internships at the Vietnam Center. 
  • Known for its start-up culture and entrepreneurial community, Ho Chi Minh City is an exciting place to be. Learn about the bustling and beautiful city from students who studied in Spring 2018. 
Questions? Contact VietnamCenter@LUC.edu



The Baumhart Center presents

A Conversation with Nicole Johnson-Scales

Johnson-Scales is currently Senior Vice President and head of community development for Fifth Third Bank Chicago. In this role, she oversees the Bank’s community development efforts, charitable contributions and compliance with the Community Reinvestment Act (CRA). She also serves as chair of the bank’s Community Advisory Board. Nicole has received numerous awards for her business, community service and philanthropic work, including Chicago Leader of Color; Most Powerful & Influential Women; Woman of Excellence; and Chicago’s Top 40 Game Changer. 

This gathering will open with a conversation with Johnson-Scales, where she shares insights from her extraordinary career. After this dialogue with Johnson-Scales, there will be small group discussions where students and professionals will have an opportunity to reflect together on gaining the skills, knowledge, and values to live extraordinary lives.

This event is free, but registration is required.


The Quinlan Ramble

Spring Break 2019
The Quinlan Ramble is an annual alternative spring break trip that allows students to connect with Quinlan alumni, while learning about the business community in another part of the United States. Past trips have visited New York City, Austin, Dallas. the San Francisco Bay Area, and Seattle. To learn more about last spring's trip, click here. To hear from students who have participated, click here

The location for this year's Quinlan Ramble will be released on Monday, September 24, 2018. Application materials will be emailed out to all current undergraduate students with a major in the Quinlan School of Business.

Undergraduate Programs will be tabling to answer any questions regarding the application process or trip itself in the Schreiber Center lobby from 11:00am - 2:00pm on Tuesday, October 2 and Wednesday, October 3. 

The Quinlan Ramble is planned and facilitated by Quinlan Undergraduate Programs, with support from Business Career Services and the Quinlan Advancement Team. Contact Allison Davis, student engagement program manager, at QuinlanRamble@LUC.edu with questions. 

Loyola University Chicago Night at Wrigley Field

Thursday, September 27, 2018 | 7:05PM | Wrigley Field

Attend Loyola Night at the Chicago Cubs and get a special Cubs hat in Loyola colors! Purchase your reduced-price tickets for the Sept. 27 Cubs game against the Pittsburgh Pirates here.

A portion of net proceeds from Loyola Night will be donated to Loyola undergraduate scholarships. 

 Sit with Quinlan! Quinlan Undergraduate Programs is selling discounted tickets to the Pirates vs. Cubs game! Supplies are limited. Tickets purchased through Quinlan are $15 each. 1 ticket per person. Quinlan students only. Tickets on sale soon; please check flyer boards in Schreiber for updates. Contact QuinlanEvents@luc.edu with any questions.


Schreiber Center, Suite 115 | quinlancareers@luc.edu

 Employer Meet & Greets

Schreiber Center lobby, WTC

Quinlan students may network with employer representatives and campus recruiting professionals to learn more about internship and full-time career opportunities. Stop by the informational table and meet representatives from these firms and organizations. Introduce yourself, ask a question and start the conversation!  

Friday, Sept. 21 - 10:00AM-1:00PM | Deloitte

Contact QuinlanCareers@LUC.edu with questions or for more information. 


LUC Job Shadow Program

October 8-9, 2018

Spend your fall break productively by participating in the LUC Job Shadow Program.
Edelman Public Relations (Monday, October 8)
A global public relations agency. Opportunity would be of most interest to students studying marketing, communications (specifically journalism or public relations) and analytics.
Chicago Blackhawks (Tuesday, October 9)
Chicago's NHL hockey team. Opportunity would be of most interest to students studying sports management, marketing and communication.
CDW (Tuesday, October 9)
Technology product and service company. Opportunity would be of most interest to students studying business, finance, computer science, human resources, software engineering, information technology.
If you’re interested in any of the companies listed above, please visit LUC.edu/jobshadow. The application period ends Sunday, September 30. As a reminder, this is open to all majors and no previous experience is required. Applicants will be reviewed based on their resume, answers to qualifying questions, etc.





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Office for International Programs

Study Abroad Fair

September 20, 2018 | 11:00am - 3:00pm
Damen MPR, LSC


Come learn how to study abroad! The Office for International Programs offers over 150 programs in 70 countries with centers in Rome and Vietnam. The fair will give students a chance to speak with program representatives, faculty-led program leaders, and study abroad alums in order to discover all the options they have when it comes to picking the perfect place to study abroad.
Come to:
  • Learn about study abroad funding and scholarship opportunities
  • Find the best program to fit your needs
  • Learn how study abroad will fit into your academic schedule
  • Get your burning study abroad questions answered!


Family Weekend

September 21 - 23, 2018

Parents and families of current Loyola students are invited back to campus to join students, faculty and staff in an exciting three-day event celebrating our shared Loyola Family! For more information and to register your family, visit luc.edu/familyweekend!


Labre Ministry

The Labre Ministry is a student-led homeless outreach ministry. Labre Ministries began at St. Ignatius High School in Cleveland in 2002. It has since expanded to several universities and high schools in the United States. In 2007, alumni of St. Ignatius High school who were then Loyola students, began Labre Ministry at the WTC.

Students form relationships with the homeless of downtown Chicago, providing both food and friendship. Labre's main focus is solidarity, rather than charity, focusing on the relationships created than on the act of providing food itself. By building relationships, Loyola students choose to stand in solidarity with God’s people and affirm the human dignity of all.

Contact Grace Girardot with questions or for more information. 


Join a CLC!

CLCs (Christian Life Community) are small faith sharing groups for students led by students.
Each group is made up of 6-10 students who are led by an
upperclassmen. Groups meet weekly to hang-out, reflect, and pray

Consider joining a CLC group this semester! New Water Tower CLCs
starting this year. Visit luc.edu/clc to learn more or contact Grace
Girardot in WTC Ministry at ggirardot@luc.edu


Fall 2018 Wellness Fair

October 3, 2018 | 12:00 - 4:00PM | Damen MPR, LSC

The Wellness Center is excited to invite Loyola students to come learn about all areas of wellness and the resources available on campus and nearby. There will be free flu shots, health screenings, self-assessments, free massages, therapy dogs, giveaways and more.  Visit luc.edu/wellness, @loyolawellness on Twitter, or the Wellness Center on Facebook for more details.



Association of Latino Professionals for America 
Midwest Student Symposium

October 13, 2018
Lake Shore Campus

ALPFA (Association of Latino Professionals For America) is the largest and oldest national Latino professional association in the United States. Established in 1972 ALPFA continues to empower and develop Latino men and women as leaders of character for the nation, in every sector of the global economy.

This year, ALPFA is hosting the Midwest Regional Student Symposium right here at Loyola. The theme for this year's symposium is Developing Your Influence for Positive Impact. Connect with recruiters, hear from influential and inspiring Latinx speakers, building your network with other ALPFA students from universities from within the region and across the United States, and attend professional workshops. 

To register for the symposium, please contact Daniel Gonzalez Ong, who will help you get connected to the ALPFA chapter at LUC. 

Emory Entrepreneurship & Venture Management

Emory University, Goizueta Business Shool

HackATL is one of the most prominent hackathons in the Southeast organized by Emory Entrepreneurship & Venture Management (EEVM), a student-run club that aims to create a community for students who wish to pursue entrepreneurship.

Since 2013, HackATL has attracted thousands of students from top undergraduate programs across the United States to build a business in 48 hours and pitch it to judges, angel investors, and venture capitalists. Students learned from and interacted with leading companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Amazon Web Services who have sponsored us in the past, and we are excited to invite you to join us at HackATL 2018.

This year, participants will build ideas in one of the four categories - Technology, Health & Wellness, Social Innovation, and Arts & Entertainment - as we provide workshops in business, design, and technology to help you solve the world’s most pressing issues. Whether it be solving a lethal disease using AI, extracting energy from trees, or building an app for world peace – HackATL 2018 is the opportunity for you to explore next generation entrepreneurship amidst the brightest minds in the Southeast, as well as win up to $10,000+ worth of prizes to bring your startup to life.

How to Apply:
Application Link: hackatl.org/apply
Application Deadline: Sunday, September 30th
For more information, contact Felicity Lin, felicity.lin@emory.edu 


Global Student Entrepreneur Awards Qualifying Competition

Tuesday, November 13, 2018
052 W Fulton Market

EO Chicago is accepting applications for a local GSEA qualifying competition. Deadline to apply is November 3. Fill out the online application at www.GSEA.org/apply.

Previous editions of Biz Buzz can be found on the Quinlan Sakai site.