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.

2017-2018 MSPE Events

Orientation (mandatory for incoming fall 2017 students)
August 21 - 28, 2017

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 9, 2017
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.

Federal Reserve Bank (field trip)
September 21 - 23, 2017

Chicago, IL
The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is one of 12 regional Reserve Banks across the United States.

Anheuser-Busch (field trip)
October 12 - 14, 2017

St. Louis, MO
Anheuser-Busch is a brewing company based in St. Louis and headquarted in Leuven, Belgium.

Office of Management and Budget (field trip)
Friday, November 3, 2017
Springfield, IL
The Governor's Office of Management and Budget prepares the governor's annual budget and advises the governor of the availability of revenues and the allocation of those resources to agency programs.

Thanksgiving Luncheon (social event)
Friday, November 17, 2017
11:30 am - 1 pm
Illini Room B, Illini Union

Holiday Party (social event)
Friday, December 22, 2017
5:30 - 8:30 pm
Ballroom, Alice Campbell Alumni Center

Graduation Dinner (social event)
Saturday, December 23, 2017
6 - 9 pm
Dinner honoring our fall 2017 graduating students
Chancellor Ballroom, I Hotel Conference Center

New York, NY (spring break field trip)
March 18 – 23, 2018
Students will participate in four presentations at organizations such as the Council on Foreign Relations, Standard & Poor's, TIAA-CREF, and the United Nations.

Graduation Dinner (social event)
Sunday, May 13, 2018
6 - 9 pm
Dinner honoring our spring and summer 2018 graduating students