The challenge for every student is applying knowledge learned through lectures and gleaned from textbooks to the working world each will enter upon graduation.
For graduate student Clinton Aboagye, participating in Illinois State University’s Innovation Consulting Community (ICC) program was “a really rewarding journey.” Joining other students from across campus who were interested in tackling a real-world problem, the actuarial science master’s student partnered with the local NAACP chapter as a client in order to explore the issue of
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
Illinois State University ranked seventh overall on Best’s Review’s Survey of Leading College Insurance and Risk Management Programs released in February 2020.
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
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.
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.
Cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin are increasingly researched, debated, used for purchases, and considered an investment option internationally.
Illinois State University’s Katie School of Insurance has been awarded the Global Center of Insurance Excellence designation by the International Insurance Society.
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.