1988 Redbird alum Mike Kasaba

ICC explores global mining opportunities with alum

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...
State Farm Hall of Business

ISU ranked in leading college insurance and risk management programs

Illinois State University ranked seventh overall on Best’s Review's Survey of Leading College Insurance and Risk Management Programs released in February 2020....
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Innovation Consulting Community molds students into in-demand employees

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...
State Farm Hall of Business

College of Business: A long history of success

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....
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Employers seek common professional skills in candidates

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....
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Mystery money: A beginner’s lesson in cryptocurrency

Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are increasingly researched, debated, used for purchases, and considered an investment option internationally. ...
State Farm Hall of Business

Illinois State insurance program receives global recognition

Illinois State University's Katie School of Insurance has been awarded the Global Center of Insurance Excellence designation by the International Insurance Society....
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Illinois State’s insurance program named Top Performer

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....
Client and mentor Joan Brehm puts Jessie through a training exercise designed to search for a target odor.

ISU’s Innovation Consulting Community: Teaming students with mentors to serve real clients

A new program is giving Illinois State students an opportunity to get a head start on their careers while helping the community. ...
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Cross-campus team explores risks and benefits of drones

Illinois State students from across campus are exploring the potentially groundbreaking applications of drones for commercial uses....