Your education was just the start

At Gies College of Business, we are committed to living up to the high standards set by our alumni. Our 76,000+ alumni lead some of the world’s most successful businesses and produce results that make the world a better place. We’re following your lead by pushing the boundaries of business education. Your continued support and engagement are critical for the success of our mission. Email our Office of Advancement if you want to speak to a class, make a gift, or find another way to share your time and experience with the next generation of business leaders.


Connect with Us

Your student experience was just the beginning. You build on that experience when you stay connected.

Join GiesLink to connect with the Gies network

Gies College of Business brings you GiesLink, a powerful online platform that provides opportunities for Gies alumni, students, faculty, and staff to network and build meaningful relationships. Our Gies community has years of work experience and knowledge – a world of expertise available to you!

Take advantage of four easy and impactful ways to engage with the broader Gies College of Business network today. Click the button below to register or contact us for more information.

Networking + Mentoring

Identify and connect with members of the Gies community based on a number of career-related categories. Gain knowledge from experts in their field, find a new mentor, and broaden your professional network -- all in one place.

Learning Opportunities

Find continuing education opportunities, access exclusive leadership training webinars, identify new ways to get involved with Gies, and join a virtual breakroom to engage with fellow business leaders.

Interactive Job Board

Looking for a career change? Wanting to promote an opportunity available at your company? Seeking a reference for a new position? The GiesLink job board provides opportunities to locate new career opportunities, recruit new talent, and offer support for jobseekers. 


Ask a career-related question or share you own perspective on questions posted by others in the Gies network through the designated Gies discussion board.

Get Involved

No one knows the value of a Gies Business education like our alumni. You play a valuable role in our continued success. We encourage you to get involved in whichever ways you can.

Gies College of Business Awards

Gies College of Business has tens of thousands of exceptional alumni and friends who work every day to make the world a better place. The following awards are presented each year for outstanding career achievements and service to Gies Business.

2022 Distinguished Alumnus Award: Virginia Wilson, '76, Senior Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer, TIAA (retired)

2022 Gies College of Business Appreciation Award: Cedric D. Thurman, '87, Executive Vice President, Chief Diversity Officer, Group Head, Community Investment and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, Federal Home Loan Bank of Chicago



Gies Business Alumni Association

The Gies Business Alumni Association (GBAA) works to enhance and advance the relationship between Gies College of Business and all of its alumni. GBAA also recognizes alumni achievements and supports various awards and scholarships.

Gies Business alumni automatically become members of the GBAA when they join the University of Illinois Alumni Association. Involvement in the GBAA board is by invitation.


Gies Young Alumni Committee

The Gies Young Alumni Committee (GYAC) serves Gies Business by strengthening connections with young alumni.

The GYAC reviews applications for membership each summer.


Learn New Skills

The changing world of business needs leaders who evolve to meet new challenges. We provide extensive programs and opportunities that empower you to be such a leader. You trusted in Gies to build your business skills. You can trust us to help advance them, too.

Gies News and Events

New campus facility named in honor of Gies alumnus Steven Wymer

Gies College of Business' new building will be named Steven S. Wymer Hall in recognition of Steven’s generous gift, pending Board of Trustees approval. The building will serve residential and online undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff.