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Ways to Get Involved

Get involved at UIC Business

Now that you're part of our vast alumni network, we hope you are inspired to reconnect and stay connected with UIC Business. Whether you are looking to engage with fellow alumni, connect with students, or volunteer, there are many ways to get involved. Below are opportunities on- and off-campus to reconnect with the UIC Business community. 

Your involvement makes a difference for UIC Business students!

Assist with Mock Interviews

Conduct mock interviews for undergraduate or graduate business students during Mock Interview Day through 25 minute 1:1 interactions. Volunteers will conduct interviews and provide general feedback that will help the students to strengthen their interviewing skills.

Assist with Resume Expo

Review resumes for undergraduate or graduate business students during Resume Expo through 25 minute 1:1 interactions. Volunteers will critique the resumes and provide general feedback to help students enhance their resumes’ effectiveness.

Hire UIC students for internships or full-time positions and/or introduce us to other organizations that have hiring needs.

Serve as a mentor

Mentor Students

Serve as a mentor to UIC Business undergraduate students meeting in-person or virtually periodically throughout the year to share your UIC Business and/or career experiences, industry expertise, and guidance.

Speak about UIC Business

Serve as a Speaker

Speak about your UIC Business and/or career experiences or share industry expertise with audiences of students and/or alumni.

Become a sponsor or judge

Sponsor or Judge a Case Competition

Opportunities exist from September – April

Student Research Forum

Serve as a Judge at the Student Research Forum

Assess university-wide undergraduate, graduate, and professional students’ research from all disciplines. These students will present their work one-on-one to you during this three-hour session, followed by an awards ceremony. A great way to meet star students and see fascinating projects.

UIC Startup Challenge

Sponsor, Judge or Pitch a Business in the UIC Startup Challenge

The UIC Startup Challenge is UIC’s Startup Competition, where students explore possibilities to create impact in the community by creating innovative business ideas.  The Challenge provides workshops and mentoring to empower entrepreneurs to conceptualize and communicate their ideas in the real world.

Contact Us

To volunteer, or for more information, please contact Michaela Smith, Assistant Director of Engagement and Participation at UIC Business, at or (312) 996-5916.