Arup Varma: The business school at Loyola offers a lot of unique things. In the business school specifically, we ensure that we don’t just teach theory.
Linda Tunca Zayer: We’re in Chicago so we have a lot of connections with the business community so often times students work hands on with the business with companies.
Brian Whelin: When I was brought on board with the graduate scholar for my statistics teacher who is doing research in statistics data, training data, economic data throughout the last 30 years, we kicked off a research and he started doing some more studying up on it and then I branched off and started helping out all the professors, which ranged from putting together materials for classes, grading tests and exams.
Karen Burdell: As I progressed in the program, I definitely saw the benefit at my job and I was able to get promotions that I really believe would not have been possible had I not gone back to school.
Arup: Obviously having our alumni based in numerous companies around the country and even beyond helps because their companies recognize what they’ve brought to the table and what Loyola brings.
Brian: I want to get into a job that’s more technical based so being in there and using Excel, downloading data, cleaning it up, analyzing it, it’s going to help me immensely.
Linda: So when they’re looking for a job they can talk about those things and they can translate those skills into the business world.
Arup: It’s just not about teaching you Economics or Human Resource Management and Research Methods, it’s about teaching you leave this university as a better person.
Karen: I definitely see that I feel more confident and I am able to use so much of what I have learned in almost intuitive manner. And again, it has propelled my career forward. Without a doubt, it was one of the best investments that I made in myself.
Arup: Loyola is an experience, it is not a degree, it is not an academic program, it is all of these things but it is an experience. And once you go through it, you will come out the better. You simply have to dive in.