Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business


Past Events

‌Country Risk and Your Career Path

Oct. 18th, 2016

Hassan Akmal, M.B.A., M.P.H., Director of Business Career Services, and Chelsea Donahue, B.A., M.B.A., Assistant Director of Business Career Services: Employer Outreach and Relations from Business Career Services shared with us their personal and professional experiences of doing an internship and global job search. They provided many useful resources and links to get jobs both at home and abroad. They also took questions and provided suggestions on career path based on students' backgrounds in the Q&A session.






International Business Major Meet and Greet

Oct. 6th, 2016

International Business major students met with IB professors and fellow students.




Managing Political Uncertainty - The Case of Brexit

Sep. 16th, 2016

On September 16th Dr. Richard I. Lauf, Board Chairman of the Greater Cincinnati Council on World Affairs, shared with us his experiences and views on how multinationals react to global risks such as the Brexit case. After discussing the Brexit case, Dr.Lauf highlighted multiple steps to use when approaching such uncertainties so that one is able to make strategic decisions in international business.‌





Movie night: Poverty, Inc.

Apr. 19th, 2016  


Poverty Inc., an award-winning documentary, explored free aid versus entrepreneurship support of local small businesses.


Crowdfunding 101

Mar 31, 2016

Mr. Jordan Fishfeld, CEO of PeerRealty, a premier real estate crowdfunding platform, gave a brief introduction to what crowdfunding is and how it is growing in today’s market.  



My Experience Developing a Nonprofit Organization

‌‌Feb 4, 2016

Mr. Kevin Duda, programs director and fundraiser, shared his experiences creating a nonprofit organizaiton and discussed topics such as fund-raising in nonprofit organization, life being a volunteer, and the sustainable development of the nonprofit organization. 


2015 Quinlan International Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 22, 2015

International students and American student had a pre-Thanksgiving dinner together while hearing students from China, India, Haiti, Italy, Venezuela, Dominican Republic, Paraguay and the United States talk about "Ten things you don't know about my country".






Economics Alumini: John Iberle
Nov 17, 2015

Mr. John Iberle, Economics Alumini, gave a lecture to Quinlan students. He talked about 'Why are we studying business" from a perpective of real estate. He also shared his own experiences to students who want to enter in real estate industry.




Chinese Consul General

Oct 13, 2015

Honorable Weiping Zhao, Chinese Consul General, talked about current Chinese economy. He shared respectives on current Chinese economic situation, international relationships and future economy development issues and answered many questions.


Australian Consulate 

April 7th, 2015

Honorable Victoria Walker and Chief investment officer Chris Knepler discussed the current and future state of trade in Australia. They fielded questions on many topics including immigration, investment strategies, and long term plans for growth.



Italian Consulate Breakfast

March 31st, 2015

Trade commisioner Matteo Picariello discussed trade and investment in Italy and various Italina inventions and products. Mr. Picariello and students discussed the many aspects involved in the exportation and importation of goods.



International Thanksgiving dinner

November 23rd, 2014

International graduate students, American undergraduate students, and Quinlan professors ate a pre-Thanksgiving dinner together while hearing presenters from China, Vietnam, Turkey, Saudi Arabia, India, and the United States speak about their countries.


Lei Sun, from China, discusses travel in his home country.


Shrey Raturi elaborates on the diversity of Indian food and culture.

William Horwitz ‌presents unusual facts about America.

Selay Demir walks the audience through a visit to Turkey.

Amir Alomary talks about the culture in Saudi Arabia.

Giang Ngo explains the culture and natural beauty of Vietnam.

Fireside Chat with Alumni Mike Hora

November 20th, 2014

Mike Hora, CEO of Hora Enterprises and a retired partner and global management consultant at A.T. Kearney, met with students and discussed strategies for success in conducting international business, working as a consultant, and starting a professional life.


3rd Lecture in Trade Series: Financing International Trade and Import, Export Letters of Trade by Chantal Wittman Meier

November 11th, 2014

Vice President of Trade Banking at MB Financial Bank, Chantal Wittman Meier talked about risk, insurance, letters of credit, and international trade to an audience of alumni, faculty, and students. The talk was engaging and there were many questions on the intricacies of international trade finance.







October 21st, 2014

Lectures in Trade Series: International Export and Import Logistics by Larry Bajmakovich 

Larry Bajamkovich, Board Member of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago and Midwest Sales Manager of BDG International, spoke about the logistics of import and export trade within the context of national security, risk, and licensing.




September 30th, 2014

Lectures in Trade Series: Export and Import Trends in the U.S. by Mr. Richard Paullin

Richard Paullin, Chairman of the Illinois District Export Council and Executive Director of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, spoke to students and faculty concerning recent trends in International Trade and Business. Mr. Paullin discussed trade issues concerning cybersecurity, economic development, and trends in international trade.