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Finance Practicum

Need some more experience on your resume? The MSF Practicum is your opportunity to work as a member of a 4-5 person team on a short-term finance consulting project at a sponsoring corporation for a semester long project during the Fall semester (for students in their third and final semester). The projects are structured so that a finished product is delivered to the sponsor at the end of the Practicum. Each student team is assigned a faculty mentor on campus as a resource and backup support.

The practicum is a win-win program. You gain valuable experience and have an opportunity to significantly impact a company. Corporate partners see the practicum project as an opportunity to use talented, external manpower to tackle a project that requires specialized insight or tools. They also use the practicum as a chance to see your work on the job as a potential future employee.

Past Participants

We’ve worked with a number of companies to provide valuable insight to corporate projects:

  • Alvarez & Marsal
  • Andes Capital
  • AON Corporation
  • Axis Reinsurance
  • Brown, Gibbons, Lang & Co.
  • Busey Bank
  • CNA Surety
  • Cozad Asset Management
  • DHC Capital Management
  • Duff & Phelps, LLC
  • Eco Craps
  • Edward Jones
  • Equity International
  • Geral Auto Group
  • GLE L.L.C.
  • Guy Carpenter
  • Illinois Holocaust Museum
  • John Deere & Company
  • Lake Capital
  • Latin School of Chicago
  • Lockton Companies
  • Marsh
  • Mobile Mni
  • Motorola
  • Renewable Energy
  • Sam’s Club
  • Servant Financial
  • Sterling Weath Managment
  • Stifel Nicolaus
  • Strategic Weath Partners
  • The Surety and Fidelity Association of America (SFAA)
  • Traeger Grills
  • University of Illinois Capitcal Financing
  • University of Illinois Foundation
  • Walgreen
  • Wayne Hummer

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New campus facility named in honor of Gies alumnus Steven Wymer

Gies College of Business' new building will be named Steven S. Wymer Hall in recognition of Steven’s generous gift, pending Board of Trustees approval. The building will serve residential and online undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff.