Student Life at UIC Business

At UIC Business, we believe learning can occur anywhere—not just in the classroom.

Students are exposed to faculty-hosted field trips, corporate visits, events, volunteer opportunities and even team-building relay races. This well-rounded curriculum is designed to help students build soft skills such as leadership, teamwork and networking, as seen in our Professional Development Program.

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In Their Own Words

Members of the Flames Consulting Group

“The most rewarding aspect of being involved in a student organization is that you will get the opportunity to interact with your peers who have similar aspirations and a chance to build professional relationships adding immense value to the learning experience.”

Adit Bhagat  |  Senior IDS/Finance Major

Getting Involved

Business Ambassadors

The Business Ambassador Program was developed with Dean Mikhail’s mission in mind to activate our brightest student leaders in support of UIC Business outreach opportunities.

As Business Ambassadors, involvement includes participation in both recruitment and events as a representative of UIC Business, often as the first point of contact for potential students, parents and other friends of the college. For questions and more information about the Business Ambassador Program, please contact Joey Maman, Lead Academic Advisor.


The UIC Business Alumni Network is 37,000 strong. Each year, they hold events so that students can make the powerful connections they need to succeed in the business world. Donors support our hard-working students through scholarship and mentorship opportunities.

In Their Own Words

Student members of the Business Student Advisory Board

“Take advantage of the opportunities you have with student organizations not only to advance and learn more about yourself but also to connect with other students. Get involved!”

Bruna Tavares  |  Junior Marketing Major

Cohort Program

The Program

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Every incoming first-year business student is part of a unique student cohort. Within your cohort you will take the foundation courses that are part of the required first-and second-year UIC Business curriculum. These cohorts are strategically designed to deliver the key combination of hard and soft skills you will need to be successful in the workplace.

With unique features such as the UIC Business Closet and Cohort Captains, this program addresses the social, emotional, professional and academic growth of our students.

Cohort Cup Challenges

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During the fall semester, UIC Business cohorts participate in challenges designed to expose students to a variety of resources on campus and making connections with other students. Challenges vary from participating in workshops, creating a cohort study playlist, and more.

In Their Own Words

Bruna Tavares, Cohort Captain, BS '21

“Being in a cohort not only enriches your academic experience but also your entire student journey at UIC by allowing you to build meaningful relationships with your classmates. You’re not only a part of a great
community but also have amazing academic and career support behind you that’ll set you up for success at UIC and beyond!”

Bruna Tavares  |  Cohort Captain, BS '21

Additional Learning Opportunities

The Business Learning Center

The Business Learning Center is a space designed by and for business students. It is a place for students to meet, study and share ideas. The Business Learning Center hosts monthly workshops and offers tutoring sessions for anyone who needs a little help with their classes. Students are encouraged to utilize the Business Learning Center to meet and connect with their classmates. For more information, please contact Liz Sady, Director of Advising.

Living Learning Communities (LLC’s)

Living and Learning Communities (LLC’s) at UIC attract high-achieving students and provide specialized attention for an enriched educational experience. Partnering business students experience a sense of community through programs, conversations, and faculty interaction centered on core business skills.