ICC explores global mining opportunities with alum

1988 Redbird alum Mike Kasaba

Is the mining industry ripe for change? That’s the question a team of Illinois State University students sought to answer this semester. Through ISU’s Innovation Consulting Community (ICC), they partnered with Redbird alum Mike Kasaba ’88 to explore how ready mining operations around the globe are for making the switch to using electric-powered machines in

Innovation Consulting Community molds students into in-demand employees

Team from the Innovation Consulting Community

Employers are looking to hire people who demonstrate strength in the areas of initiative, professionalism, a strong work ethic, oral and written communication, teamwork and collaboration. These are the kind of skills, however, that cannot be learned by simply reading a textbook or sitting in a classroom. Instead, they require a meaningful, hands-on experience. Jim

College of Business: A long history of success

State Farm Hall of Business

Illinois State University’s College of Business has a long history of success and looking back over the past year, it is clear to see that once again Redbirds have much to celebrate.

Employers seek common professional skills in candidates

student developing her skills volunteering at an event

According to the National Association of Colleges and Employers, there are specific skills employers seek, in addition to academic knowledge or experiences. Identify these transferable skills and learn how to develop them as a Redbird.

Illinois State’s insurance program named Top Performer

Three Katie School staffers with two students in a line

Illinois State’s insurance school has been ranked among the best programs in the nation for preparing students for insurance careers. Illinois State was one of only four universities to be recognized as “Top Performers” in the February issue of A.M. Best’s insurance news magazine, Best’s Review.