Section 1

Upcoming Events

The MSPE Program offers unique enrichment activities that will enhance a student’s educational experience.

Activities such as orientation, field trips, seminars, and social events are organized to give students an opportunity to interact with their peers, program staff, and faculty, while at the same time learning something about American businesses/organizations.

2018-2019 MSPE Events

Orientation (mandatory for incoming fall 2018 students)
August 20 - 27, 2018

Various University of Illinois campus locations
Opportunity to get to know the other students in the program, learn more about specifics about their course of study and campus.

Picnic (social event)
Saturday, September 8, 2018
Elk’s Lake Pavilion, Lake of the Woods, Mahomet, IL
An opportunity for incoming and continuing MSPE students, program staff, and Economics faculty to interact.

Chicago Board Options Exchange (CBOE) (field trip)
September 20 - 22, 2018

Chicago, IL
The CBOE is the world's largest options exchange and the leader in product innovation, options education, and trading volume.

Monsanto (field trip)
October 18 - 20, 2018

St. Louis, MO
Monsanto is a sustainable agriculture company. They deliver agricultural products that support farmers all around the world.

Illinois Farm Bureau (field trip)
Friday, November 2, 2018
Bloomington, IL
The Illinois Farm Bureau is a nonprofit U.S. organization controlled by farmers who join the IFB through one of the 96 county farm bureaus in Illinois. IFB is involved in passing legislation and lobbying lawmakers about agricultural issues.

Thanksgiving Luncheon (social event)
Friday, November 16, 2018
11:30 am - 1 pm
Illini Room B, Illini Union

Holiday Party (social event)
Friday, December 21, 2018
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Ballroom, Alice Campbell Alumni Center

Graduation Dinner (social event)
Saturday, December 22, 2018
6 - 9 pm
Dinner honoring our fall 2018 graduating students
Chancellor Ballroom, I Hotel Conference Center

Washington, DC (spring break field trip)
March 17 – 22, 2019
Students will participate in four presentations at organizations such as the Federal Trade Commission, Inter-American Development Bank, International Monetary Fund, and the World Bank.

Graduation Dinner (social event)
Sunday, May 12, 2019
6 - 9 pm
Dinner honoring our spring and summer 2019 graduating students