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Student Organizations

Being an active member of a student organization enriches your overall Quinlan experience with friendships, leadership experiences, professional growth, and industry-specific knowledge. It also helps potential employers see your commitment to the program and to a balance between your academic and social life.

Below is a list of the Quinlan School of Business Student Organizations:

The Association of Loyola Entrepreneurs

Targeted Student Population: All graduate students in the Quinlan School of Business and alumni

Meeting Days & Times: Vary

President: Huy Nguyen
Vice President: Teddy Griffin
Vice President of Marketing: Eric Johnson
Treasurer: Mark Gallagher
Secretary: Ben Cirillo
Faculty Advisor: Ugur Uygur
Graduate Programs Advisor: Mark Law

The Association of Loyola Entrepreneurs is an organization focused on building strong, valuable relationships and networks inside and outside of the Loyola University community. We hold a number of exciting networking and speaker events that allow our members to create opportunities to learn about becoming an entrepreneur, meet other Quinlan School of Business graduate students and alumni with entrepreneurial interests, and connect with established entrepreneurs. Creating strong business contacts is essential to becoming an entrepreneur.

For additional information on Entrepreneurship please e-mail loyolaegroup@gmail.com.

Economics Forum

Targeted Student Population: Any Quinlan students or alumni interested in Economics

Meeting Days & Times: N/A

President: John Flowers
Vice President: Jason Peterson
Administrator: Matt Gilliland
Marketing Director (LSC): Delaney Gaughan
Marketing Director (WTC): Drew Palmer
Treasurer: Jason Peterson

Faculty Advisor: TBD
Other Contact: econforum@luc.edu

The Economics Forum’s mission is to afford participants the opportunity to grow both professionally and personally by hosting a wide range of events at no charge, where members can learn more about economics and meet people in various stages of their Loyola career. The group sponsors engaging seminars, insightful alumni speakers, topical panel discussions, as well as internationally acclaimed visiting speakers. Additionally, they take several exciting field trips each year, and hold online discussion forums that have become an incredibly popular place for members to visit and speak out on a vast array of issues related to the practical and theoretical aspects of 21st-century economics. LUC.edu/economicsforum/.

Graduate Marketing Association

President: Jon Proeber
Vice President: Meridith Ewers
Faculty Advisor: MaryAnn McGrath

The Graduate Marketing Association (GMA) is the Loyola student chapter of the American Marketing Association and strives to provide professional development, skill building opportunities, professional networking and a supplemental college experience.

For more information, please visit http://luc.orgsync.com/org/gradmarketing.

Graduate Women in Business

The purpose of Loyola Graduate Women in Business shall be to provide Quinlan students and alumni with an opportunity to develop personally and professionally through addressing issues that women face in the workplace, as well as fostering relationships among current students, alumni, faculty, and business leaders. The organization focuses on three key components: networking, workshops and speaker series.

Co-Presidents: Ezinne Oneyearugha and Meredith Ewers
Vice President of Membership: Chong Zhou
Vice President of Professional Development: Ashley Taite
Vice President of Events: Jenifer Sellers
Treasurer/Secretary: Tianting Wang
Faculty Advisor: Linda Tuncay Zayer

Human Resource Student Association ("HRSA")

Targeted Student Population: All Human Resources Students in Quinlan Undergraduate or Graduate programs.

Meeting Days & Times: TBD

Linda Russell, President
Whitney Schlee, Vice President, Communications
Maryam Quadri, Vice President Event Planning
Kinga Gacek, Vice President & Secretary
Jordan Vigorito, Vice President, Undergraduate Recruiting and Event Planning
Kit Montgomery, Vice President, Undergraduate Recruiting and Meeting Logistics
Fangzhu Wan, Vice President Graduate Recruiting and Event Planning
Yunxian Zhang, Vice President Graduate Recruiting and Event Planning

Organization Website: http://luc.orgsync.com/org/loyolahrsa

Loyola University Chicago Human Resource Student Association (HRSA) is affiliated with the Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), and sponsored by the Northern Illinois chapter of the Society of Human Resource Management (NISHRM). The HRSA will endeavor to develop Human Resources students into future, dynamic Human Resources and business professionals. HRSA will accomplish its objectives through the organization of career development activities, participation in philanthropic activities demonstrating HRSA’s desire to provide support to the community, and hosting social activities to allow members to meet and mingle with each other, alumni, administration, faculty and/or potential employers. In addition HRSA hopes to actively promote, facilitate, and maintain a top tier HRER program that is recognized nationally by employers, academic institutions, and professional organizations.

Investment Banking & Financial Markets Association

Targeted Student Population: Alumni, Graduate, and Undergrad students concentrating in Finance, Accounting, and Economics (we are accepting other students that are interested in learning more about the financial markets)

Meeting Days & Times: The dates will be posted on our calendar located on our website

GSB Officers:

President: Mark Gallagher
Executive Vice President of Finance: Huy Nguyen
Executive Vice President of Operations: Rob Breakiron
Executive Vice President of Marketing and Social Media: Teddy Griffin
Faculty Advisor: Steven Todd 

The Investment Banking and Financial Markets Association is a student organized and directed club that uses the combined resources of the Finance Department, the Quinlan School of Business, and Business Career Services to pursue employment opportunities for its members in the financial services industry. The club capitalizes on the rigorous graduate curriculum at Loyola Chicago to create and environment conducive to developing and enhancing a structure of networking both among students and between students and members of the industry.

For more information, email: IBFMA@luc.edu

LUC Net Impact

Anthony Tzemopoulos - President (atzemop@luc.edu)
Natasha Sawlani - Secretary (nsawla1@luc.edu)
Patrick Carroll - VP Finance (pcarroll1@luc.edu)
Marvin Mathlier - VP Community Outreach
Inga Evenchik - VP Professional Development
Marco Zuccarello - VP Marketing (mzuccarello@luc.edu)

Faculty Advisor: John Boatright

Organization Website: loyolanetimpact.org

Net Impact is an international nonprofit organization with over 280 chapters and 20,000+ members globally. The purpose of the organization is to inspire, educate, and equip students, professionals, and other like minded groups and individuals to use the power of business to create a more socially and environmentally sustainable world. LUC Net Impact is a student organization in the Quinlan School of Business that offer students the opportunity to attend professional development seminars, educate members on domestic and international issues, and connect with a growing global network that is already changing the world through business. If you are interested in getting involved with the organization or have any questions, please contact loyola@netimpact.org or go to loyolanetimpact.org. To learn more about the global organization as a whole please go to netimpact.org.

Quinlan Consulting Group

Targeted Student Population: All Quinlan graduate students

Sam Joseph, President (sjoseph7@luc.edu)
Erica Dockery, Director of Business Development (edockery@luc.edu)
Amber Liu, Director of Professional Development

Faculty Advisor: Mike Welch

The mission of QCG is to give Quinlan students the opportunity to apply their business skills in a real-life consulting situation and help them understand, prepare for, and develop careers in the Consulting industry. In addition, QCG promotes mutually beneficial relationships between students, faculty, entrepreneurs, corporations and leading management consulting firms. As a student-run organization, QCG coordinates a broad range of activities throughout the year, which help to educate students about consulting and prepare them for job searches and interviews. Furthermore, QCG intends to promote a positive image for the University through its contribution to the community and provide students with practical experience to bring forth into the business world. 

For more information and updates, visit our website: http://luc.orgsync.com/org/quinlanconsultinggroup/.

Quinlan Graduate Advisory Council

Meeting Days and Times: Vary

The Quinlan Graduate Business Advisory Council serves as a collaborative evaluation team committed to enhancing the educational experience at Loyola University Chicago by facilitating opportunities for positive change and growth. Meeting approximately every month, the council works to identify student concerns about relevant University issues and to enhance communication between students, faculty, and administration. Through direct, open dialogue with the student body, the council attempts to accurately represent the opinions of the school's constituency when assessing the effectiveness of the programs. This ad hoc group works with Jennifer Huntley, Assistant Dean of Graduate Programs. For more information, please email: quinlangrad@luc.edu

Quinlan Graduate Business Student Association

Targeted Student Population: All graduate students in the Quinlan School of Business

Meeting Days & Times: Open Meetings (TBA but typically once per quarter)

Natasha Sawlani, President (nsawla1@luc.edu)
Patrick Carroll, Executive VP(pcarroll1@luc.edu)
Michael Brown, VP of Events
Kate Kasch, VP of Marketing
Pingting Li, VP of Finances
Melissa Krot, VP of Philanthropy

The Quinlan Graduate Business Student Association is an organization developed to enhance each student's graduate experience while pursuing his or her Masters degree. In a nutshell, the organization was formed for the purpose of creating an avenue (such as social events, community service, speakers, etc) for classmates to get to know each other outside of the classroom. Through participation with the Quinlan Graduate Business Student Association, each student will encounter professional networking prospects, service opportunities within the Chicago community, and social occasions with Quinlan peers. All Quinlan GBSA activities are open to current students, alumni, faculty, and community leaders.

Quinlan Graduate International Club (Quinlan GIC)

Targeted Student Population: Quinlan School of Business graduate students

Meeting Days & Times: Monthly (Exact dates to be emailed to members)

Co-Presidents: Xudong Chen, xchen1@luc.edu; Paulin Byusa, pbyusa@luc.edu
Co-Vice Presidents: Sparsh Kejriwal, skejriwal@luc.edu; Yanni Wang, ywang15@luc.edu
Co-Directors of Events: Yulun Jiang and Emma (Jia) Lu
Director of Membership: Elaine (Yanyi) Wang, ywang12@luc.edu
Treasurer: Qinda Huang

Advisor: Mark Law

Quinlan GIC is a student organization that is all about international education, be it studying in the USA as an international student or studying outside of the United States for a short duration. Quinlan GIC also aims to help international students from different countries in their transition into the American system and culture by providing support in any way possible. Through the club’s academic and networking events, as well as its cultural and social activities, graduate business students will have an opportunity to interact with other international colleagues who have successfully integrated into the United States economy, experience international cultures and customs first hand, and interact with fellow colleagues who are curious and interested about the world.

For more information on the GSBIC, please email: loyolagsbic@gmail.com.


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