Gies Business Shadow Program Here
Due to concerns about COVID-19 and in the interest of the health and safety of all involved, we are suspending this program until Fall 2020. Thank you for your understanding and support. 

Experience a day in the life of a Gies student

Want to find out what it’s like to be a part of Gies? Our Gies Shadow Program provides an opportunity for you to attend a class with a current student, learn more about academics and campus life, and meet the Gies family. As part of the program, you’ll see that Gies Business offers interesting and engaging courses as a part of a world-class curriculum.

Who can attend?

In spring semesters, the Gies Shadow Program is only open to incoming freshmen who have been directly admitted to Gies. Due to space limitations, students can only participate in one Shadow Day visit. 

When are Shadow Days held?

Shadow Days are held on select Wednesdays starting February 5. Dates may change due to course schedules, specifically exams. Updates will be made to reflect those changes during the semester.

What are the time and class options?

Students have the option to attend a class at 11:00 am, lunch with students, and a 1:30 pm admitted student meeting with Gies Business Admissions.

Option 1:

Accounting Institutions and Regulations (ACCY 303)
11:00 am - 1:20 pm

Option 2: 

Business Dynamics (BUS 201) 
11:00 am - 1:20 pm 

Option 3:

Corporate Finance (FIN 221) 
11:00 am - 1:20 pm

Gies News and Events

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U of I network supporting future entrepreneurs in Chicago

When Gies Business alumnus Carter Cofield (ACCY '13, MAS '14) decided to begin donating five percent of all revenue from his business to various nonprofits supporting entrepreneurship, The Gray Matter Experience was first on his list.

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How culture influences what people buy

Do you buy a brand to fit in or stand out? That likely relates to where you live, says a recently published article co-authored by Gies College of Business Professor Sharon Shavitt.