Loyola University Chicago

Quinlan School of Business


Events 2017

2017 Annual Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 19th, 2017

6th Annual Quinlan International Thanksgiving Dinner where International and American students gathered together to share turkey, cranberries, pie as well as "Ten things you didn’t know about my country.”

Board Thanksgiving Picture with Dr. Cinar


Speech of Chinese Consul General 

Oct 27th, 2017

Honorable Hong Lei, Chinese Consul General, talked about new developments in China with planned policies for the future. He also shared his perspective on US-China relations in trade, and answered many questions from the audience.


Global E-Commerce Explosion

Oct 20th, 2017

Center for International Business hosted Global E-Commerce Explosion with Laurel Delaney, President of Global TradeSource Ltd.

This is the 3rd Annual Global Small Business Forum. Global TradeSource is helping entrepreneurs and small businesses go global since 1985.


Richard Paullin, Executive Director, International Trade Association of Chicago

Presentation by James Kornacki, Chief Wine Revolutionary, Ullo on "Devil is in the details : Navigating the complexity of global shipping"

Presentation by Andrea Sreshta, Co-founder, LuminAID on "Global Omni-Channel E-Commerce Marketing"

Presentation by Lil Mohan, Entrepreneur and Academician, Chicago Booth on "E-Commerce: Where to focus"

Presentation by Jennifer Bayon, Vice President of International Sales on "How to create a meaningful digital savvy brand worldwide"

Presentation by Alexander Lans, Founder and CEO, Foal LLC on "Hay is for Horses: Galloping toward global expansion"


International Business Major and Minor 'Meet and Greet'

Sept. 28th, 2017

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


‌Loyola’s Role in the Changing Dynamic of Higher Education By Jo Ann Rooney, JD, LLM, EdD

April 26th, 2017 
Dr. Rooney is the 24th president of Loyola University Chicago and the first lay president in the University's history.  Dr. Rooney addressed the changes in higher education in the past few years and the upcoming trends she forsees in the educational system. She additionaly gave us some insights on how Loyola University Chicago is preparing itself for the future.
Justice For All: A Look at the Life of Chicago Immigrants
April 11th, 2017 
Joe Gietl, is a supervising attorney with the Immigrant Legal Defense (ILD) Project. Joe addressed the President’s Executive Orders on immigration, the current status of immigrants in Chicago, the Know Your Rights campaign as well as how to get involved with National Immigrant Justice Center. Joe was most recently an ILD staff attorney, providing help desk screenings and legal representation for non-detained immigrants at the Chicago Immigration Court. Throughout law school, Joe worked at NIJC as a paralegal and BIA accredited representative with the VAWA/U Visa Pro Bono Project, the Post-Asylum Benefits & Citizenship Pro Bono Projects, and the Immigrant Children's Protection Project. Prior to joining NIJC, he worked in Los Angeles, California, as a nonprofit paralegal in the areas of immigration, government benefits, and tenant rights law. Joe received his undergraduate degree in International Affairs from Marquette University and earned his J.D. magna cum laude from Loyola University Chicago School of Law.

2017 NPH USA TOUR - Nicaragua Dance Group

March 13th, 2017

Since its founding in 1954, NPH has assisted more than 18,000 children and is currently raising more than 3,200 boys and girls in Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua and Peru. An additional 1,900 students who live outside the homes receive scholarships, meals and health care. Outreach programs serve more than 100,000 people each year.

Children at NPH homes – called pequeños – are not available for adoption. Instead they are welcomed with their brothers and sisters and become a part of the larger NPH family. Many have suffered physical and/or verbal abuse, lived in horrible conditions, been separated and shuffled from place to place. Like all children, they are seeking love and security, a place they can call home.

NPH USA transforms the lives of abandoned and disadvantaged children in Latin America and the Caribbean by supporting the homes, healthcare, and educational programs of NPH. Together, NPH creates families for life and teach children the values of unconditional love, shared responsibility and helping others.



Chicago’s Future for Global Initiatives

Feb 16th, 2017

Ben Berlin, Corporate Engagement Manager at World Business Chicago spoke about how the current political environment influences global business and market trends. Ben currently works at World Business Chicago (WBC) and works with Chicago’s corporate community, local colleges and universities, and civic leaders to help foster partnerships on initiatives and projects that drive inclusive economic growth throughout Chicago. Ben has helped create, develop and host a 2014 Global Water Summit in Chicago. Ben works to further the establishment of relationships with Chicago’s top companies across all industries.

‌Pre-Valentimes International Business Charity Event

Feb 13th, 2017

The International Business Society hosted 1064 Co. for their annual charity event. 1064 Co. a B-Corp whos mission is to sell handmade Colombian products and donate 20% of their procceed to 1064 Givers, a non for profit who is dedicated to help strive for better education in Colombian public school by working at the grass root. 1064co.com 1064givers.org 

Trade in the Trenches: The Outlook for Free Trade Agreements

Nov 29th, 2016 

Richard Paullin has been the Executive Director of the International Trade Association of Greater Chicago, one of the largest and most active groups in the United States, since 1994. In 1987, he was appointed to the Illinois District Export Council (DEC) by the U.S. Secretary of Commerce. He is currently serving a ninth consecutive term; he has been Chairman of the Illinois DEC since 2000. From April 2004 – April 2005 Mr. Paullin served as the Special Advisor on Manufacturing to the U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade. In November 2001, he represented the President’s Export Council as a Cleared Advisor to the U.S. Trade Representative at the Fourth WTO Ministerial Conference in Doha, Qatar. Much of Mr. Paullin’s trading and consulting activities have focused on the Pacific Rim countries, where he specializes in strategic planning, marketing and joint ventures for U.S. clients.

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2016 Quinlan International Thanksgiving Dinner

Nov 20th, 2016 

5th Annual Quinlan International Thanksgiving Dinner where International and American students gathered together to share "ten things you didnt know about my country.

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Fireside Chat With Alumni Series 

Nov 8th, 2016 

Mike Hora, Quinlan School of Business Alumni, and Retired Partner and Global Management Consultant at A.T. Kearney. Shared with us his suggestions on how a student should plan their lifetime stages and how to manage their financial portfolios. He talked about the ins and outs of the International Business arena and a summary of his accomplishments at A.T. Kearney. 


Quinlan student place 3rd at NU-CUIBE International Business Case Competition 

Nov 3rd-6th, 2016

Congratulations Jack Bobruk '18, Nicole Karwowski '18, Hannah Kern '18, Adam Hepp '17 for a job well done and to Dr. Mine Cinar for preparing the team for competition!

The three day competition, gave students the opportunity to showcase their international business knowledge, hone their analytical capabilities, sharpen critical thinking, utilize presentation skills and apply what they have learned in the classroom in an intellectually demanding and highly competitive setting.

This year's competition winners are: Villanova (1st), University of San Diego (2nd), Loyola Chicago (3rd) and Canisus (4th). 15 universities and colleges participated in this year's competition including teams from American University, Brigham Young, Florida International, James Madison, University of Hawaii and Washington State.


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.