New Events Added!  Register for online sessions to prepare for your arrival on campus! Details below.

Welcome MSTM Class of 2021!

We are excited that you will join the MS in Technology Management program at Gies College of Business here at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. You are now part of the Gies family, and we want to make sure you take advantage of all the support and resources available to you and that starts today!

New Student Checklist

Please review and complete the New Graduate Student Checklist. These are essential steps to help you get started with your graduate school experience

Claim Your NetID

Your NetID will give you access to campus services, including e-mail and file storage. New students should visit the NetID claiming website.

Career Management Foundations Course

You will need to complete the Career Management Foundations Course prior to June 1. Please follow the instructions listed in the New Student Checklist.

Graduate Student Manual

Be sure to download the Graduate Student Manual and review it prior to orientation. It is important that you are aware of this content

The Career Management Foundations Module

Get STarted

Get familiar with campus!

The University of Illinois has online touring videos. Check these out so you'll know the landscape when you set foot on campus.

Youtube Tours

Youku Tours

Virtual Events to Prepare for Your Arrival

To help you prepare for your arrival on campus to start the MSTM program, we are excited to launch a series of virtual events. This series will help orient you to campus life in an informative, fun, and engaging way. Each session will provide valuable insights and useful tips that will help in your orientation process, so we encourage you to participate in as many of these events as possible.

Get Ready for Gies: Session #1 Get to Know Your Classmates
Thursday, June 18, 9-10 am
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During this first session, you’ll get to know your classmates in a fun and engaging way. We’ll use a “show and tell” format, with each student taking just one minute to share something meaningful about themselves using an object (flag of your home country, a picture, an award, etc...). It’s a great way for you to tell everyone something about yourself and for you to get to know your classmates on a more personal level. You’ll enjoy this opportunity to start developing new friendships and your support network.

Get Ready for Gies: Session #2 How to Get Hands-On Experience and Elevate Your Career
Wednesday, June 24, 9-10 am
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There are many opportunities for students to gain hands-on experience at Gies. During this session, you’ll hear about four innovative options available to help students enhance their knowledge and skills in areas like consulting, startups, and emerging businesses. This is a great opportunity to learn more about how Gies can help you be more prepared for success in your career after earning your graduate degree.

Career Services: Introduction to Gies Career Services - Maximizing Your Resources and What's Next?
Thursday, June 25, 8-9 am
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Recruiting season begins this fall, and preparation begins now! It is important that you own your career development and work closely with your career coach to ensure you are maximizing your efforts and prepare your career “toolkit”. Meet your coaches - Layla and Angie as they introduce you to your career resources, including the campus recruiting job board – Handshake and talk about what you can do to be prepared for a successful fall recruiting season.

Career Services: Case Interview Series - Session #1
Tuesday, June 30, 8-9 am
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When interviewing for full-time jobs, case interviews are becoming standard practice across industries, and are not just for consulting anymore. We have set-up a 4-event series for you to learn more about case interviewing and how to be prepared for case interviews. Once you attend all 4 sessions, you will then have access to individual case interview 1:1 session with our case leaders.

*Individual case interview practice sessions will be available for students who attend all 4 of the above case interview sessions. Scheduling for the individual case practice will be communicated at a later date.

Career Services: Resume Prep Workshop / The Power Behind Your Resume
Wednesday, July 1, 9-10 am
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Does your resume tell your story? If you want to grab the attention of potential employers and recruiters, it is critical that you define your narrative. Join your career coaches in this 60-minute workshop to learn how to strategically and clearly illustrate your skills and achievements. Your resume is more than just a document, it can be the key to getting you that job interview!

Career Services: Case Interview Series - Session #2
Tuesday, July 7, 8-9 am
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When interviewing for full-time jobs, case interviews are becoming standard practice across industries, and are not just for consulting anymore. We have set-up a 4-event series for you to learn more about case interviewing and how to be prepared for case interviews. Once you attend all 4 sessions, you will then have access to individual case interview 1:1 session with our case leaders.

*Individual case interview practice sessions will be available for students who attend all 4 of the above case interview sessions. Scheduling for the individual case practice will be communicated at a later date.

Get Ready for Gies: Session #3 A Day in the Life of a Student
Thursday, July 9, 9-10 am
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Are you wondering what life is like in Champaign? Do you want to hear what students do for fun on campus? Want to learn some great job search strategies? Answers to all of these questions and more are provided during this session. Recent alumni and program staff will share their experience in the program and answer your questions. A very special guest will also join us during this session, so you won’t want to miss this one.

Career Services: Case Interview Series - Session #3 - Introduction to Management Consulted
Tuesday, July 14, 8-9 am
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When interviewing for full-time jobs, case interviews are becoming standard practice across industries, and are not just for consulting anymore. We have set-up a 4-event series for you to learn more about case interviewing and how to be prepared for case interviews. Once you attend all 4 sessions, you will then have access to individual case interview 1:1 session with our case leaders.

*Individual case interview practice sessions will be available for students who attend all 4 of the above case interview sessions. Scheduling for the individual case practice will be communicated at a later date.

Get Ready for Gies: Session #4 - See Campus Through The Discovery Game
Wednesday, July 15, 9-10 am
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Our campus is rich in history and impact, and it is one of the original land-grant institutions in the nation. To help you get familiar with our campus, we have a great game to offer you in this session. You’ll have fun (and some laughs) working with your classmates to find answers to all of the clues, all while learning more about the world-class university you’re joining.

Career Services: Case Interview Series - Session #4 - Tech Consulting
Tuesday, July 21, 8-9 am
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When interviewing for full-time jobs, case interviews are becoming standard practice across industries, and are not just for consulting anymore. We have set-up a 4-event series for you to learn more about case interviewing and how to be prepared for case interviews. Once you attend all 4 sessions, you will then have access to individual case interview 1:1 session with our case leaders.

*Individual case interview practice sessions will be available for students who attend all 4 of the above case interview sessions. Scheduling for the individual case practice will be communicated at a later date.

Career Services: Behavioral Interviewing and Storytelling the Interview
Wednesday, July 22, 9-10:30 am
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Every successful job begins with a successful interview! Learn more about how to prepare for and showcase your skills in a behavioral based interview. Learn about the STAR method, IMPACT stories and focusing on transferrable skills in order to ACE the interview. Working on this now will prepare you for interviews this fall and for our fun and interactive orientation activity. We have found that students who prepare early, are more successful in the interview process.

Career Services: Virtual Alumni Conversation - How I'm Using My MSTM
Thursday, July 23, 12-1 pm
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One of the most effective ways to learn about the MSTM Program is to hear directly from alumni on how they are using their MSTM degree in their industry! Join your career coaches, Layla and Angie, in a virtual discussion with 2019 MSTM alum Aishwarya Sanjeev Kumar as she shares with us her experiences as a Digital Analyst at MediaCom and her time at the Gies College of Business. Take advantage of this opportunity to ask questions, learn more about the MSTM program, and hear from one of our successful alums!

LinkedIn Profile: https://www.linkedin.com/in/aishwarya-iyer91296/

Get Ready for Gies: Session #5 - Insight Into Our High Engagement Classroom with Professor Jeffrey Loewenstein
Monday, July 27, 9-10:15 am
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Gies Business faculty – renowned around the world by the business community – guide students to challenge assumptions, to be inventive, and to develop their own path. Our faculty lead classes that are both interactive and highly engaging. To give you an idea of how classes, look, feel, and work, Professor Jeff Loewenstein will present an informative and fun negotiation exercise that he uses in his Negotiation elective course, which is available for you to take during your program. Professor Loewenstein has a PhD in cognitive psychology and was the 2019 recipient of the Excellence in Graduate Teaching Award from the Gies Business Alumni Association. Be sure to experience this dynamic classroom session.