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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 - April 23, 2018

News from the Undergraduate Programs Office





April 27: Spring semester classes end
April 30 - May 5: Final Exams
May 9: Quinlan Commencement Celebration 
May 10: Quinlan Commencement Ceremony
May 21: Early Summer Session (4- Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6- Week Session) Begin 
May 22: Early Summer Session (4-Week Session) and Summer Session A (First 6-Week Session): Last day to drop a course without a grade of “W” at midnight, Late Registration (fee applies) and Late Registration ends at midnight (second day of the session)


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

1. Final Exam Policy: Final examinations are given during the scheduled examination period in each session. Students are expected to take their exams as scheduled. If a Quinlan student needs to deviate from the exam schedule in any way, the student must contact Dr. Susan Ries (312.015.6113). Students with more than 3 exams on a given day may also contact Dr. Ries (312.915.6113). Students who miss a final examination should contact their instructor.

2. Extended library hours for Finals Week: Lewis (WTC) and Cudahy (LSC) Libraries will have extended hours during finals week. Please visit: http://libraries.luc.edu/hours for a list of those hours.

3. Academic Advising. Fall registration will stay open until August 26. Students are encouraged to monitor LOCUS and use the waitlist in LOCUS when possible as closed classes open up and course information, such as professor and classrooms are updated. If you need to meet with your advisor, please contact one of these offices. University offices remain open during the summer. 

  • Transfer Students, Juniors and Seniors academic advising appointments can be scheduled by calling 312.915.6113 or by stopping by the Schreiber Center, Suite 320, WTC. Note: We do not schedule same day appointments. Students are encouraged to schedule appointments NOW to discuss Fall 2018
  • First Year Students and Sophomores should visit their academic advisor in First and Second Year Advising, Sullivan Center 2nd fl. LSC 773.508.7714

4. Graduating in Summer or Fall 2018? 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 questions, please visit LUC.edu/Quinlan/undergraduate/Graduation or set up an advising appointment by calling 312.915.6113.

5. 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.
6. 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.

7. New Sustainability Skills course sequence for Fall 2018. IES is offering a new four-course sequence this fall that is geared at both undergraduates and graduate students and these courses will help them learn the skills of sustainability professionals.

Learn the basic skills of sustainability professionals from sustainability professionals

  • Learn what makes an environmentally and socially sustainable organization
  • Learn to measure water use, energy use, waste production, building practices and other sustainability impacts
  • Learn to set aspirational sustainability goals
  • Learn to develop a sustainability plan for any organization
  • Learn best practices to communicate and implement the plan
  • Learn to be an agent of change within an organization

All courses are offered online in separate 8-week sessions beginning in Fall 2018. Course 1 must be completed before taking the other classes in the sequence. Each course is cross-listed as both an undergraduate (300-level) and graduate (400-level) course. Talk to an IES advisor for more information.


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


The Baumhart Center presents

Do Good and Do Well: Lessons from Leaders Who Thrive Across Sectors

April 23, 2018 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | Schreiber Center, 9th floor, WTC
Cost: Free, but
registration is required

Join us for this special event, featuring four prominent Chicago leaders who have held positions at the highest levels of the private, public, and social sectors. Together, we will explore what it takes to be a successful leader across sectors and how experiences in multiple sectors can help you can advance your career and make an impact.

Fran Edwardson, retired CEO, American Red Cross of Chicago and Northern Illinois
Helene Gayle, President and CEO, Chicago Community Trust
Jo Ann Rooney, President, Loyola University Chicago
Susan Sher, Senior Adviser to the President, The University of Chicago

Wipfli LLP and Wipfli Hewins - MoneySmart Week Workshop
Getting Certified: Becoming a CPA and Certified Financial Planner

Date: April 25, 2018
Time: 12:00 – 2:00 PM (Lunch will be provided)
Schreiber Center, Room 1001
Come have lunch on Wipfli LLP and Wipfli Hewins and learn about the various career paths of a Certified Financial Planner™ and a certified public accountant. This session will cover trends in financial services, the value of these certifications in the field and the path to becoming a CPA or CFP® professional. We’ll also touch on industry tips for résumé-writing, networking, interviewing and what to look for when job-hunting. Following the 1-hour presentation, there will be a Q&A and networking session. This event is open to college students and professionals looking for a career change.
REGISTER HERE: bit.ly/cfpcpa2018
Questions? Contact Shaina Nonato at Shaina.Nonato@wipfli.com.


 The Baumhart Center presents
Innovations for Impact
April 27, 2018 | 10:15-11:30am | Corboy Law Cetner, Room 211
The Baumhart Center invites Loyola students to join us this Friday from 10:15 to 11:30 a.m. in Corboy 211 for “Innovations for Impact,” a discussion with three leaders who are addressing Chicago’s most intractable challenges through innovative social impact strategies:

Roseanna Ander, Executive Director, University of Chicago Crime Lab
Christina Krasov, Chief Strategy Officer, Thrive Chicago
William Towns, Executive Directorm Benefit Chicago
Note: The panel discussion is part of the Social Venture Partners’ Global Summit. The Baumhart Center is thrilled to be a partner in this global summit and delighted to offer this session of the conference for free to all Loyola community members who register.


The Baumhart Center presents
Meet the B Corp Community
May 1, 2018 | 6:00-7:30pm | Schreiber Center, Room 1001

While the event is ticketed, Loyola students and facult
y can register for free by putting in BaumhartCenter as the promotional code.
The Baumhart Center, Forefront, and Chicago’s B Corp community invite you to an evening of fun, networking, and learning about Chicago’s B Corp community. B Corps are a growing community of businesses that harness the power of commerce for good. B Corps meet the highest standards of social and environmental performance, public transparency, and legal accountability... and Chicago is fortunate to have a growing B Corp community. Join us to hear from and mingle with leaders of more than dozen Chicago B Corps and to learn more about this exciting and important movement to leverage markets to advance people, planet, and profit.


Students participating in the
May 2018 Commencement Ceremony

Mark your calendars!

Commencement Celebration
Wednesday, May 9, 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. – Schreiber Center, WTC
Registration is open! You can attend the celebration even if you are not participating in the commencement ceremony. 

Commencement Ceremony
Thursday, May 10, 10:00 a.m. – Gentile Arena, LSC
To print guest tickets, if you have not already, click here

Parking Passes will be available in the Undergraduate Programs Office (SCHR Suite 320) starting at 8:30am on Wednesday, April 25. 

Graduates participating in Commencement will receive separate email communications soon with more information about parking pass pick-ups and day-of instructions. Do NOT delete that email without reading its contents.  

Make sure to pick up your previously ordered academic regalia. All regalia that was previously purchased and not picked up will be held at the Water Tower Campus Bookstore until April 28. If you are not able to pick it up from the Water Tower Campus Bookstore by April 28, you will be able to pick it up at the Lake Shore Campus Bookstore starting April 30. 


Schreiber Center, Suite 115, WTC | QuinlanCareers@LUC.edu


AXA Advisors: Employer Meet & Greet
Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 11:00am - 1:00pm | Schreiber Lobby

Come meet and network with Warren Suess, CFP and Michael Fultz to hear about the full-time career opportunities they have available at AXA Advisors. AXA companies offer financial protection and wealth management and are the premier providers of advice, retirement strategies, employee benefits and life insurance.

Contact Business Career Services with questions or for more information. 


Small/Mid-Size Accounting Firm Panel, Networking, and Career Fair
April 23, 2018 | 5:00pm - 7:00pm | Lewis Towers, Beane Hall (13th floor)

Learn about the benefits of a small/mid-size work environment as well as Summer/Winter and FT Employment. Please RSVP to RamblerLink (under “events” and “workshops”).

Contact Business Career Services with questions or for more information.


Follett Meet and Greet
 April 25, 2018 | 9:00am - 1:00pm | Schreiber Center Lobby

Are you looking for Entry Level Accounting & Finance positions? Come meet Follett! Follett has been a trusted partner to Pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses for more than 140 years, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Every day, we serve over half of the students in the United States, and work with 80,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content.

Contact Business Career Services with questions or for more information.


1871 Intern Fair
 April 25, 2018 | 3:00pm - 7:00pm | 222 W. Merchandise Mart Plaza, Suite 1212

1871 is hosting an Intern Fair geared towards students looking to spend an inspiring summer with 1871 member companies. Curious graduate and undergraduate students with an interest in tech, entrepreneurship, marketing, sales, computer design, business development, etc. will make a great summer addition to one of 1871’s member companies. Come check out our amazing office space in The Merchandise Mart where we are home to 500 startups dedicated to changing the world through tech and innovation. Get the best internship of the summer! Join an 1871 member company and spend the summer working with a vibrant, cutting-edge community in downtown Chicago.

Contact Business Career Services with questions or for more information.


PwC: Career Preview Freshman Program

June 18-20, 2018 | Orlando, Florida

PwC's Career Preview will provide you with an opportunity to experience the challenges, excitement, and camaraderie of life at PwC. As a participant, you will work alongside your peers to actively learn about yourself, the professional world, and PwC. Career Preview is designed to introduce high-performing freshmen/rising sophomores from racial and ethnic minority groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in the professional services industry to PwC.

Contact Loyola's PwC Campus Recruiter, Grace Wood, with questions or for more information. 



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College to Career Panel

April 25, 2018 | 7:00-8:30pm | Schreiber 9th floor, Wintrust Hall

Delta Sigma Pi's Alumni Day invites all students to a panel discussion about what the transition of college into the working world is like, as discussed by Alumni and working professionals in various fields.

Contact Reggie Bailey with questions or for more information.


Finals Breakfasts

Water Tower Campus - April 30, 2018 | 9:00-10:00pm
Kasbeer Hall, Corboy Law Center (15th floor)

Lake Shore Campus - May 1, 2018 | 9:00pm-10:30pm
Gentile Arena

This free, late-night breakfast for students is a finals week tradition at Loyola University Chicago. Finals Breakfast provides students a chance to take a study break, refuel, and catch up with their friends before the last stretch of final exams. Faculty and staff participate in serving students' meals to provide support and boost morale during this stressful time of the semester!

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