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Monica Wallace
Alumna Monica Wallace, a Chicago lawyer, told honors students Wednesday to stay open to new ideas and evaluate their resume and interviewing strategies so they stand out in the crowd. By staying open-minded, Wallace ended up becoming a lawyer. Although she initially wasn’t interested in the profession, she decided to give law school a try...
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The NIU College of Business will host an event at 6 p.m. Monday, April 21, on “The Value of the MBA for Women in Business.” Panelists include: Lyle Heidemann, retired CEO of True Value; Elizabeth Isham-Cory, spokesperson, Federal Regulatory Agency; Denise Schoenbachler, dean, NIU College of Business; and Lisa Vicicondi, district sales manager-retail, McKesson The...
Peter Garrity
During Souper Wednesday, alumnus Peter Garrity gave invaluable tips on how to be successful during an interview and on the job. Although this weekly lunch hour event is designed for University Honors students to learn from alumni, his tips are beneficial to anyone who is searching for a job or already employed. Garrity, who serves...
Sheila Talton
Success comes in many forms, as proven by Sheila Talton, an NIU alumna who blossomed on her second try at college. The New York Times interviewed Talton recently about her life struggles and got advice from her about what makes a successful employee. She told the newspaper that she flunked out during her first time...
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Students working in the Northern Illinois University Experiential Learning Center are racing toward a deadline in their quest to help military veterans, both human and canine. The team is working to produce a magazine that will raise awareness of Save-A-Vet, which plans to open a facility in DeKalb where disabled military veterans can live rent-free while...
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The pilot alumni mentoring program just started in January. But word is getting out on the airwaves about its success. Lizzy de Guia, a junior in nursing, and a few other students went on the air last week on WREX, the NBC station in Rockford, to share how they are blossoming with the help of...
Douglas D. Baker
Many college students encounter situations in which they need to make ethical decisions. Often, these situations prompt consideration on what makes a decision ethical. NIU President Doug Baker addressed this question Feb. 27 when he discussed ethical decision making in higher education with honors students. Baker was a guest speaker at the Ethical Leadership Workshop...
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During “Souper Wednesday,” NIU alumni who specialize in commercial banking gave advice to honors students on how to prepare for the real world. “When you’re in the real world, you’re competing against us,” said Arthur Pesavento, a business development officer for HSBC Bank USA in Chicago. The bankers, who each have 20 years of commercial...
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The Accounting Degree Review recently ranked the Department of Accountancy in the Northern Illinois University College of Business among the Top 30 programs in the nation. The publication based its list on a meta-analysis of rankings done by three established organizations, each of which applies different criteria. The rankings used were by the Public Accounting...
Curt Baker, CEO and general manager of Ivy Inns Inc.,which provides consulting services related to operational expertise, quality service, service marketing, social media, hotels, tourism and more.
After months of communicating by email, students who are studying organizational behavior in the NIU College of Business finally got to meet face-to-face with mentors who helped guide them through the class. It was difficult to say who was more excited for the opportunity. On one side of the equation, students were bubbling with gratitude...
Karen, Carl and daughter Rachel
After graduating from NIU in December 1985 with a bachelor’s degree in marketing, Karen Joens worked in advertising, radio and other jobs while most of her college friends were pursuing careers, getting married and starting families. The Lombard native decided to take a leap of faith and leave Illinois. “I just thought it would be...
The results of the NIU College of Business Food Drive challenge will be kept under lock and key until January, but the clear winners were the needy of northern Illinois. Spurred on by the chance to win the coveted Golden Can plaque that is awarded to the winning department, faculty and staff across the college...
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